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Trivia Quiz - Bertrand Russell - British Philosopher

He was born into an aristcratic family in 1872 and spent his long life acquiring knowledge and wisdom while challenging the status quo of establishment Britain. Take ten questions on Bertrand Russell and his varied life.

Quiz Number: 5539
Date Submitted: September 20, 2015
Quiz Categories: History, British History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 40.9 percent
Times Taken: 636 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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1. Orphaned at the age of three, Bertrand Russell was raised by whom?
  A.   uncle and aunt
  B.   the state
  C.   grandparents
  D.   Duke of Clarence

2. How many times was Bertrand Russell married?
  A.   three
  B.   four
  C.   five
  D.   six

3. As a teenager Bertrand Russell fell under the spell of which British poet?
  A.   Shelley
  B.   Keats
  C.   Byron
  D.   Marvel

4. Bertrand Russell was accomplished in many fields but by which occupation did he refer to himself?
  A.   mathematician
  B.   philosopher
  C.   scientist
  D.   author

5. Bertrand Russell was jailed twice for what crimes?
  A.   adultery and perjury
  B.   sedition and breach of the peace
  C.   sodomy and public drunkeness
  D.   being a conscientious objector and aiding the enemy

6. What brand of philosophy was Russell credited with being one of the founders?
  A.   analytic
  B.   comparative
  C.   political
  D.   continental

7. Which of the following political theories did Bertrand Russell not support?
  A.   Communism
  B.   Socialism
  C.   Fascism
  D.   Zionism

8. Bertrand Russell received the Nobel Prize in 1950 in what category?
  A.   Philosophy
  B.   Physics
  C.   Peace
  D.   Literature

9. Which of the following casues did Bertrand Russell not publicly support?
  A.   drug legalisation
  B.   end to nuclear weapons
  C.   homosexual law reform
  D.   single supreme world government

10. Which of the following quotes was not made by Bertrand Russell?
  A.   The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation
  B.   War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
  C.   The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins.
  D.   So far as I can remember there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.®   

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