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As The Twig Is Bent...!

Experiences of children and young people in their formative years have powerful ways of influencing their lives as adults. How well do you know what sparked the lives of some prominent persons?


Quiz ID:#19302
Fun:*** (2.56)
Difficulty:*** (2.12)
Created By:mosca*us*****




#1   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered for his inspirational speeches and his work to advance civil rights for Black Americans and other minorities. A factor in his career was a special opportunity offered to him at the age of 15. He was:

#2   When Helen Keller was two years old, she lost her sight and hearing because of a high fever. Despite challenges, she became a noted author, lecturer, and educator. As a child she was unteachable, until her new teacher led her to an encounter with:

#3   Isaac Asimov was a biochemistry professor who wrote 500 books, most of them science fiction. He became interested in writing at the age of five, when he:

#4   The young Chinese concert pianist, Lang Lang, was influenced to learn piano at the age of two, when he saw:

#5   Marie Curie, the first well-known woman scientist and the discoverer of radium, was influenced by:

#6   William Henry Cosby, well-known entertainer and writer, was the class clown in high school and dropped out after failing tenth grade. He turned his life around when:

#7   Linus Carl Pauling was an American scientist, peace activist, author and educator. He became well known because of his unconventional views on the effectiveness of Vitamin C. As a boy he decided to become a chemist after seeing:

#8   Louis Armstrong, also known as "Satchmo", was a singer, actor, and musician who changed the history of jazz. His interests were turned to music when:

#9   Andrea Bocelli is a tenor who has been called the second biggest vocal soloist of all time, after Luciano Pavarotti. As a boy he lost his sight because of glaucoma. He became infatuated with music because:

#10   Albert Einstein was a world renown physicist, famous for his Theory of Relativity. When he was five years old, he was greatly influenced by seeing a:





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