The Answers : J. B. S. Haldane (#5389) and Dag Hammarskjöld (#5390).
The Answer #5390 is correct, brilliant!
#5391. Name the Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history (247 - circa 181 BC) . His father, Hamilcar Barca, was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War, his younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair. Often regarded as one of the greatest military strategists in history, he would later be considered one of the greatest generals of antiquity, together with Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Scipio, and Pyrrhus of Epirus.
#5392. Name the English novelist and poet (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928). A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. While he wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). However, beginning in the 1950s, he has been recognised as a major poet; he had a significant influence on the Movement poets of the 1950s and 1960s, including Philip Larkin.
The Answers : #5387 - Maxim Gorky and #5388 - Alexander Graham Bell born March 3, 1847, died August 2, 1922.
Your Answer #5388 is a good attempt.
#5389. Name the British-born naturalised Indian scientist (5 November 1892 – 1 December 1964). He was a polymath well known for his works in physiology, genetics and evolutionary biology. He was also a mathematician making innovative contributions to statistics and biometry education in India. In addition, he was an avid politician and science populariser. He was the recipient of National Order of the Legion of Honour (1937), Darwin Medal (1952), Feltrinelli Prize (1961), and Darwin–Wallace Medal (1958).
#5390. Name the Swedish diplomat, economist, and author (29 July 1905 – 18 September 1961). The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961. At the age of 47 years, 255 days, he is the youngest to have held the post. He is one of just three people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize. He is the only U.N. Secretary-General to die in office; his death occurred en route to cease-fire negotiations. American President John F. Kennedy called him "the greatest statesman of our century".
The Answers #5385 (Jane Goodall) and #5386 (Charles Goodyear) are correct. Fantastic!
#5387. Name the writer Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (28 March 1868 – 18 June 1936), a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist realism literary method and a political activist. What was his pen name? (He was the author of 'The Mother').
#5388. Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. In which year was he borm and in which year did he did he die?
The Answers : #5383 - Oliver Goldsmith and #5384 - Nawang Gombu.
The Answer #5383 is correct. Excellent!
#5385. Name the English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace (born 3 April 1934). Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, she is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder of the Institute and the Roots & Shoots program in her name, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. She has served on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project since its founding in 1996.
#5386. Name the American self-taught manufacturing engineer (December 29, 1800 – July 1, 1860) who invented and developed a process to vulcanize rubber in 1839, which he improved while living and working in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1844, and for which he received patent number 3633 from the United States Patent Office on June 15, 1844.
The Answers : Kahlil Gibran (#5381) and André Gide (#5382).
The Answer #5381 is correct. Remarkable!
#5383. Name the Irish novelist, playwright and poet (10 November 1730 – 4 April 1774), who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes".
#5384. Name the (born 1935 – April 24, 2011) Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer. He was born in Khumbu, Nepal, as did many of his relatives including his uncle Tenzing Norgay. He was the youngest Sherpa to reach 26,000 ft. In 1964, he became the first Nepalese and the third man in the world to summit Nanda Devi (24,645 ft). In 1965, he became the first man in the world to have climbed Everest twice—a record that would remain unbroken for almost 20 years.
The Answers : #5379 - Boutros Boutros-Ghali and #5380 - Edward Gibbon.
The Answer #5380 is correct. Marvelous!
#5381. Name the Lebanese artist, poet, and writer (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931). He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. He is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.
#5382. Name the French author (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight". His career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. His notable works include L'immoraliste (The Immoralist), La porte étroite (Strait Is the Gate), Les caves du Vatican (The Vatican Cellars), La Symphonie Pastorale (The Pastoral Symphony), Les faux-monnayeurs (The Counterfeiters). .
The Answers #5377 - Charles de Gaulle and #5378 - Jean Paul Getty. Fantastic!
#5379. Name the Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) from January 1992 to December 1996 (Born 14 November 1922). An academic and former Vice Foreign Minister of Egypt, Boutros Boutros-Ghali oversaw the UN at a time when it dealt with several world crises.
#5380. Name the English historian and Member of Parliament (8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794). His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organised religion.