People Quiz #653
Like many of his contemporaries he thought of the English as the master race, he was an imperialist and successful entrepreneur and businessman who co-founded the De Beers Consolidated Mines diamond firm, and he was an enterprising politician. Who was he?
Which mathematician, astronomer and physicist is known in the West for his discoveries on light and vision, among other seminal scientific achievements, and as the father of modern optics?
Which of these is NOT a Norwegian explorer or adventurer known for their 20th century expeditions?
Richard Colvin Reid is a self-admitted member of al-Qaeda who pleaded guilty in 2002 in US federal court to 8 criminal counts of terrorism stemming from his attempt to destroy a commercial aircraft in-flight by detonating explosives hidden where?
Which playwright, even better known as a novelist, poet, essayist and painter in his own country, included among his more than 60 plays "The Father" (1887), "Miss Julie" (1888), and "Creditors" (1889)?
Lemony Snicket wrote which series of children's books?
"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (1981), and "Love in the Time of Cholera" (1985) are two notable works of which Nobel Prize winning author?