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Trivia Quiz - Robert G Ingersoll - "The Great Agnostic"


Robert Ingersoll was driven by truth and reason. He spoke on many topics from Shakespeare to slavery and women's suffrage but is best remembered for his stance against religion. "Reason, Observation, and Experience — the Holy Trinity of Science".

Quiz Number: 5784
Date Submitted: January 16, 2019
Quiz Categories: History, Religion, American History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 100 percent
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1. Robert G Ingersoll interestingly was the son of a clergyman. What sort of preacher was his father?
  A.   Hellfire and brimstone
  B.   Elmer Gantry-type hypocrite
  C.   Liberal minded who clashed with church bureaucracy
  D.   Faith healer

2. Apart from being a writer and orator, Robert Ingersoll enjoyed a number of professions. Which of the following was not one of these?
  A.   doctor
  B.   teacher
  C.   lawyer
  D.   politician

3. The writings of which similar free thinker influenced Robert Ingersoll?
  A.   Henry David Thoreau
  B.   Voltaire
  C.   Thomas Paine
  D.   Marcus Aurealis

4. What document did Robert Ingersoll regard as the sublime truth?
  A.   Magna Carta
  B.   U S Declaration of Independence
  C.   Ten Commandments
  D.   U S Bill of Rights

5. Finish the quote by Robert Ingersoll - "There is no slavery but ................"
  A.   superstition
  B.   religion
  C.   unquestioning obedience
  D.   ignorance

6. Of which concept of organized religion was Robert Ingersoll particularly caustic?
  A.   hell
  B.   immaculate conception
  C.   eternal reward
  D.   the Holy Trinity

7. Robert Ingersoll became a steadfast friend of which U S writer?
  A.   Henry David Thoreau
  B.   Mark Twain
  C.   Walt Whitman
  D.   Herman Melville

8. Which of the following quotes does not belong to Robert Ingersoll?
  A.   Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
  B.   I am an athiest and I thank God for it.
  C.   I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
  D.   Blasphemy is a padlock which hypocrisy tries to put on the lips of all honest men.

9. What other cherished cultural icon was a target of Robert Ingersoll's oratorical barbs?
  A.   economics
  B.   democracy
  C.   monarchy
  D.   national honors

10. Which of the following was not a cherished belief of Robert Ingersoll?
  A.   the sanctity and democracy of the family
  B.   the treatment of women as equals
  C.   the importance of kindness
  D.   the fallacy of love


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