There aren't many people on Earth who can be considered true geniuses. It's these people who see the universe for what it is -- and what it can be. They manage to use both hemispheres of their brains to innovate, create and spark insights that last for centuries. Geniuses are valued because they're the ones who push human progress in great and sudden bursts. Without geniuses, we'd likely still be living in caves. If you think you're a genius now, we bet you won't when you finish this quiz.
Question 1 of 10
Which of these geniuses was the first to determine that electricity could be sent long distances with little energy loss using an alternating current and transformers?
Question 2 of 10
This genius writer wondered if madness might be "the loftiest intelligence," and if perhaps "all that is profound" might spring "from the disease of thought."
Question 3 of 10
This amazing and religious genius believed that his insights into the functioning of the universe were merely recovered artifacts of "ancient wisdom" from pre-Christian civilizations that understood the principles of the universe.
Question 4 of 10
The water screw, still saving lives of people in rural areas without access to clean water, was invented by which ancient genius inventor?
Question 5 of 10
The thought experiment of Quantum Suicide theoretically proves Hugh Everett III's Many-Worlds explanation of quantum mechanics. Which of these physics geniuses came up with the Quantum Suicide experiment?
Question 6 of 10
This physicist lost out to arguably the most well-known genius of all time, Albert Einstein, in the explanation of why the time-space continuum falls apart near the speed of light because he concluded it was due to changes in "the ether":
Question 7 of 10
Which ancient Greek genius philosopher was made to execute himself by drinking a cup of poisonous hemlock as his sentence for publicly criticizing the ruling class?
Question 8 of 10
This genius predicted the existence of the hawk moth (or something like it) based solely on his observations of the structure of the Star of Bethlehem orchid:
Question 9 of 10
This ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) genius is considered "the first figure of a physician to stand out clearly in the mists of antiquity" -- 2,500 years before the "father of medicine," Hippocrates.
Question 10 of 10