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Standing on the shoulders of giants: Quiz


Question 1: It was famously uttered by seventeenth-century scientist ________ (see below).
Isaac NewtonPlatoImmanuel KantRené Descartes

Question 2: The ________ bears the inscription STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS on its edge; this is intended as a quotation of Newton.
One pound (British coin)Two pounds (British coin)Fifty pence (British coin)Penny (British decimal coin)

Question 3: Against this notion, ________ argues that a dwarf (the academic scholar) brings even the most sublime heights down to his level of understanding.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelFriedrich NietzscheImmanuel KantExistentialism

Question 4: The phrase is used by the major figure in Umberto Eco's novel ________, William of Baskerville.
William of OckhamThe Name of the RoseThe Name of the Rose (film)William of Baskerville

Question 5: However, at some point, when ________ criticized some of Newton's ideas regarding optics, Newton was so offended that he withdrew from public debate.
Robert HookeScientific revolutionChristopher WrenEngland

Question 6: rock band ________ as the lyric "...standing on the shoulders of giants / leaves me cold."
Automatic for the PeopleBill BerryR.E.M.Murmur (album)

Question 7: ________, in The Friend (1828), wrote:
Percy Bysshe ShelleySamuel Taylor ColeridgeGeorge Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronWilliam Wordsworth

Question 8: In the section of ________ (1882) entitled "On the Vision and the Riddle", Zarathustra climbs to great heights with a dwarf on his shoulders to show him his greatest thought.
The Antichrist (book)Friedrich NietzscheHuman, All Too HumanThus Spoke Zarathustra

Question 9: The phrase also appears in the works of the ________ tosaphist Isaiah di Trani (c.


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