1. This famous scientist and astronomer was born in the 16th century in a place which is now in Germany. His mother once stood trial for witchcraft. He is best known for being the first person to formulate laws which govern the motion of the planets. Name the scientist.
2. This building, located in London in the United Kingdom, was originally known as the Theatre Royal. The German musician George Frederic Handel arranged for many of his shows to be conducted here. It was designed by Edward Shepherd. Name the building.
3. This city in the United States is believed to have been founded on this day. The first known visitor to this place was a Spaniard named Raphael Rivera. The online retailer Zappos is expected to move their headquarters to this city in 2013. It is known for its economy primarily driven by tourism and gaming. Which city?
4. This political leader and former Head of State of the Soviet Union’s middle name was Vissarionovich. He was one of the most controversial leaders to have lived in the 20th century. He is credited with introducing the Five Years Plans which led to significant industrialization of Russia. He is associated with the October Revolution of 1917. Name the person.
5. Based on the work of the great computer scientist John von Neumann and designed by two scientists whose first names were Edward and Stanislaw, this “object” is capable of causing widespread damage. It was first introduced as part of the Manhattan project. What are we referring to?
1. Johannes Kepler.
2. Royal Opera House, Covent Gardens, London.
3. Las Vegas in Nevada, USA.
4. Joseph Stalin.
5. Teller-Ulam design, the design used for almost all of world’s nuclear weapons.