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History by Letter - J

Name these historical people, places, and things that begin with J.
  • Quiz by Geoguy - Jun 14, 2016
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Christian messiah
Country that attacked Pearl Harbor
Unidentified serial killer of
Victorian London
Peasant girl who became a
French military leader
Geologic period after the Triassic
Writer of the U.S.
Declaration of Independence
Polish pope elected in 1978
Java city formerly called Batavia
Napoleon's wife
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Term for a King's fool
Ragtime composer of "The Entertainer"
King who commissioned a Bible in 1604
Precious stone used to make
the burial suits of Chinese emperors
Byzantine emperor who reconquered Italy
City conquered by Crusaders in 1099
Calendar used in Europe between
45 BC and 1582 AD
Roman client state led by King Herod
U.S. President who wanted
a "Great Society"
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(69)
Wow... I got so lucky on this one. Finished with 100% and 2:15 left... but... Napoleon's wife and composer of The Entertainers I both got with complete and total guesses. The latter was my first guess and I don't think I ever heard of the guy, and it's not even a common name. Divine inspiration?
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Aug 12, 2014
(71)
Is that why there's so much pain and misery in the world? God is too busy raising your JetPunk score? ;o)
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Aug 12, 2014
(69)
perhaps. I do think sometimes he needs a priority adjustment.
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Aug 13, 2014
(50)
I AM NOT AMUSED.
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Aug 20, 2014
(69)
and we can tell by the judicious use of capslock just how serious you are.
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Aug 22, 2014
(50)
Uh-huh.
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Sep 2, 2014
(62)
Right on Wombat .......... take a bow.
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Apr 18, 2015
(69)
baby, Wombat was being funny, not petty. you should try it.
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Feb 26, 2017
(40)
Hey, Wombat, he doesn't believe in God, remember? - So his divine intervention must come from the other direction!
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Apr 6, 2017
(60)
Scott Joplin became more well known with the release of the Oscar-winning movie "The Sting" starring Newman and Redford (1973) which featured several Joplin peieces including "The Entertainer" which hit several music charts and made #3 on the Billboard pop chart.
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Aug 12, 2014
(58)
Great use of Wikipedia ;)
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Feb 26, 2017
(16)
Is there anything wrong with the fact that he used Wikipedia? Why does it matter? He is sharing information, who cares where he got it!
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Feb 26, 2017
(45)
Could have sworn I spelled Justinian correctly...
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Aug 12, 2014
(51)
As a point of fact, while "John Paul" reveals John Paul II as the answer, and John Paul II had a far longer Papacy and was better known as a result, John Paul I was also elected in 1978 immediately preceding John Paul II.
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Aug 12, 2014
(45)
I was going to point this out, too. I suggest the problem may be removed by restating the question, for example to "Polish cardinal elected pope in 1978", or simply the second pope elected in 1978".
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Sep 10, 2014
Changed to Polish pope
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Jun 14, 2016
(44)
I also think that if you're going to specify which pope, you should require 'the second' or 'II' to be entered as well. No sense to be pedantic over the clue and not the answer.
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Feb 27, 2017
(45)
A very nice quiz, but, besides the "Pope prooblem" discussed above, Josephine de Beauharnais should be identified as Napoleon's _first_ wife (picky, I know, but it is nice to be precise if we can) (:
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Sep 10, 2014
(71)
Marie Louise doesn't begin with J.
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Feb 26, 2017
(53)
Accepting just "Jack" for "Jack the Ripper" is too lenient.
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Nov 8, 2014
(47)
Agreed, especially considering we have to type in Joan of Arc.
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Nov 13, 2016
(49)
To be fair, if people know the name of the attacker was Jack, they will probably know 'the Ripper'.
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Feb 26, 2017
(71)
Same could be said for Joan.
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Feb 26, 2017
(53)
I just realized the number after the poster's name is their level. Was thinking it was number of comments. Feeling dumb now.
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Nov 8, 2014
(56)
Please accept Bob for Jakarta.
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Apr 15, 2015
(46)
Hear, hear.
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Feb 26, 2017
(54)
Shouldn't "Java city" be "Javanese city"?
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Apr 19, 2015
(60)
Java city could be Seattle you mean??
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Aug 28, 2015
(56)
Most British people would spell it Judaea (as the Romans did) so that ought to be an acceptable spelling
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Nov 2, 2015
(69)
The Romans spelled it with a letter that doesn't exist in contemporary English.
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Feb 26, 2017
(58)
The AE you probably mean is merely a ligature.
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Feb 26, 2017
(67)
I studied Latin (to a low level) at school. Can barely remember a word of it now but there certainly weren't any letters that we don't have in English
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Mar 1, 2017
(60)
Justinian - good question!! Bit of a head scratcher.
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Jan 17, 2016
(24)
If you're going to accept Jack for Jack the Ripper, you should accept Joan for Joan of Arc.
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Feb 26, 2017
(71)
Trivial fact - between the times of Batavia and Jakarta the capital was named Djakarta. One of the many things I learned that changed after I finished school.
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Feb 26, 2017
(41)
Djakarta and Jakarta are the same name, just different spellings: the former is the Dutch spelling, the latter the Indonesian/Bahasa spelling.
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Feb 27, 2017
(71)
Batavia was the Dutch name of the capital. After independence in the 1940s the capital was renamed Djakarta which came from the Bahasa Indonesian language. At that time Bahasa still had some Dutch letters in the alphabet including the dj combination. In 1972 the government removed the remaining Dutch letters from their alphabet, changing the spelling to Jakarta. The city was also called Jayakarta in the 1500s. All that still doesn't change the fact that when I was in school in the 1960s we were taught that the capital of Indonesia was Djakarta.
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Mar 1, 2017
(41)
Why do you have to write Joan of Arc in full but not Jack the Ripper (it accepted just "Jack")? Rather inconsistent.
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Feb 27, 2017
(32)
Wow... I got so lucky on this one. Finished with 100% and 2:16 left...but...Napoleon's wife and composer of The Entertainers I both got with complete and total guesses. The latter was my first guess and I don't think I ever heard of the guy, and it's not even a common name. Divine inspiration?
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Feb 27, 2017
(67)
I'm sensing deja vu...
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Mar 1, 2017
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