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Famous Johns Quiz

Name these people whose first name is John (or some variant thereof).
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First submittedNovember 24, 2012
Last updatedOctober 12, 2015
Times taken18,077
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Clue
Famous John
The Beatles
John Lennon
2nd or 6th President
John Adams
Pope until 2005
John Paul II
Famous signature
John Hancock
Monty Python
John Cleese
"True Grit"
John Wayne
"Rocky Mountain High"
John Denver
The man in black
Johnny Cash
"The Grapes of Wrath"
John Steinbeck
"Ich bin ein Berliner"
John F. Kennedy
"Edward Scissorhands"
Johnny Depp
Prominent Scientologist
John Travolta
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Famous John
Ate locusts and honey
John the Baptist
Wrote "The Firm"
John Grisham
Depression-era bank robber
John Dillinger
The marching tuba bears his name
John Philip Sousa
Led Zeppelin drummer who died in 1980
John Bonham
2008 Presidential nominee
John McCain
First American to orbit Earth
John Glenn
"Animal House"
John Belushi
"Grosse Point Blank"
John Cusack
Pocahantas saved him
John Smith
Wrote "Gulliver's Travels"
Jonathan Swift
Abolitionist who raided Harper's Ferry
John Brown
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level 55
Aug 17, 2013
Pocahontas' husband was actually named John Rolfe, not John Smith. Got to love Disney changing history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rolfe
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Aug 18, 2013
Yeah, but she "saved" John Smith, not John Rolfe. It may have never happened, but that's a different story.
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level 55
May 1, 2015
It did happen. In the true story, Pocahontas saved John Smith. It just didn't happen the way it did in the movie and there was nothing romantic between them.
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level 71
Mar 14, 2014
Would you consider accepting the initials JFK for Kennedy? All the other quiz I've seen on this site do.
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Mar 14, 2014
Whoops. That will work now.
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level 55
May 7, 2014
Sad to see Swift is so low. That's a raunchy book. :)
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level 71
May 8, 2014
Kept thinking of variations on King John for the famous signature
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level 48
Jan 24, 2016
Me too
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level 52
Apr 20, 2017
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level 76
May 10, 2014
John Edwards was also a presidential candidate in 2008.
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level ∞
Oct 12, 2015
Changed the clue to say nominee instead of candidate
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level 83
Oct 13, 2015
Thanks, I enjoyed the quiz! The "Animal House" hint is a bit ambiguous, as the movie was also directed by a famous John (Landis).
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level 58
Jan 21, 2016
23/24 points and I only get 3 points? Harsh.
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level 76
Jan 21, 2016
I got 21/24 and received four points. It's all about the timing.
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level 66
Jan 21, 2016
you should have gotten more than 3 points, the ave score is 14
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level 43
Jan 21, 2016
I can't see John Cena
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level 41
Jan 21, 2016
I thought John Stamos would be there
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level 79
Jan 22, 2016
Other famous Johns: John Calvin, John Goodman, John Wilkes Booth, John D. Rockefeller, John Candy, John Hurt, John Wayne Gacy, John Fogerty, John Cena, John Locke, John Deere, John Stamos, John Williams.
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level 72
Oct 10, 2019
Hugh Grant and Eddie Murphy were 2 infamous johns you left out.
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level 62
Jan 22, 2016
John Lennon, famous or not, was a complete tool. https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1af1io/til_that_john_lennon_beat_his_wife_and/
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level 45
Aug 13, 2017
Still super talented, I always hated him as a person, but loved his music.
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level 30
Jan 23, 2016
Didn't get the Johnnys. Can you add more Colored Johns like John Green. Enjoy your life.
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level 72
Jun 7, 2016
Not sure that "Jonathan" Swift should be in this quiz. Unless you change the title to Famous Johns/Jons. He's the only Jon on the quiz.
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level 24
Sep 9, 2016
what about john cena
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level 64
Dec 19, 2016
Nobody's seen Grosse Point Blank?! That's a fantastic movie, second only to In Bruges in the "Hitman Comedy" category.
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level 61
Jan 1, 2017
GD it! I typed John Cusack and it didn't take. The only one I missed. I must have misspelled it badly enough that it wouldn't accept it. Grr...
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level 23
Apr 22, 2019
doesn't have John Yabi, the most famous John. terrible list.
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level 36
May 10, 2019
When you're in marching band, you'll learn all about John Philip Sousa...
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level 72
Oct 10, 2019
Judging by the comments this quiz must've been totally redone.