Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor of a reading and writing system for use by people who are visually impaired. His system remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as braille. Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge about this great man of whom Helen Keller has said, “We the blind are as indebted to Louis Braille as mankind is to Gutenberg.”
Louis Braille Quiz
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Louis Braille Quiz
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#1. What caused Louis Braille's blindness?
#2. Where was Louis Braille born?
#3. At what age did Louis Braille become blind?
#4. How was Louis Braille educated?
#5. Who provided the inspiration for Louis Braille's invention of a method of reading and writing for the blind?
#6. Louis Braille had created the Braille system by age 15. Blind students readily accepted and learned the new code, but their teachers resisted it. Which of the following was NOT a complaint offered by the teachers who opposed the Braille code?
#7. Which one of the following instruments did Louis Braille NOT play?
Louis Braille played the piano, organ and cello. He supplemented his income as a teacher by playing the organ at Paris churches. His organ playing was praised by Felix Mendelssohn. He created a music code and in 1829 published this in a book entitled, Method of Writing Words, Music and Plain Songs by Means of Dots, for use by the Blind and Arranged for Them.
#8. Besides the Braille Script, Louis Braille also invented raphigraphy. What is it?
#9. After his death a small wooden box was found on which was written, "To be burned without opening." Nevertheless, the box was opened. What did it contain?
#10. From what did Louis Braille die?