Famous Lasts Quiz

Guess these people, places, and things that came last.
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Last updated: September 13, 2018
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Last...
Date
Answer
Greek letter
-
Omega
State to join the U.S.
1959
Hawaii
Tudor monarch
1603
Elizabeth I
Harry Potter book
(original series)
2007
Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows
Soviet leader
1991
Mikhail Gorbachev
Sega video game console
1999
Dreamcast
Beatles album to be released
1970
Let it Be
Canadian territory to be
organized
1999
Nunavut
Country to gain full
independence
2011
South Sudan
Saxon King of England
1066
Harold II
Last words of Julius Caesar
(according to Shakespeare)
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Et tu, Brute!
Then fall, Caesar
Last...
Date
Answer
Book of the Bible
-
Book of Revelation
Russian tsar
1917
Nicholas II
Battle of Napoleon
1815
Waterloo
Gift on the
12 Days of Christmas
-
12 Drummers
Drumming
Stanley Kubrick film
1999
Eyes Wide Shut
Day before Lent
-
Fat Tuesday
Dynasty of China
1912
Qing
Pinta Island tortoise
2012
Lonesome
George
Pharaoh of Egypt (adult)
30 BC
Cleopatra VII
Major land mass to
be discovered
1820
Antarctica
Moorish city in Spain
1492
Granada
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Level 36
Dec 13, 2011
I put el tu, brute for some reason. Maybe I shouldn't have taken spanish class.
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Level 80
Jan 20, 2013
Even in Spanish, that means "He you," which doesn't make much sense. The Spanish translation would by "Y tu, Brute?"
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Level 80
Aug 11, 2014
I'm assuming most people typing in English don't know how to make accent marks on their keyboards and so ignore them.
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Level 28
Aug 3, 2017
Nópe.
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Level 80
Jul 3, 2018
Oh, thanks for chiming in, most people.
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2020
He never said he tried to type the Spanish translation, so why would it have to make sense... Just that as a reflex he turned "et" into "el"

Just like when someone asks me something in German there is I high probabilty what comes out will be English as a first reflex, perhaps even mixed with French, while my brain frantically tries to answer in German, but that section of my brain takes a while to start up (or kind of shortcircuits under pressure actually..), English is much more readily available. So I am fully aware that what comes out doesn't make sense in German, it is still what happens as a reflex.

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Level 62
Dec 18, 2011
His name would have actually been Brutus. It is a second declension Latin noun. It was very common for male names to be second declension. In declining nouns, Brute (pronounced, BROO tay) would be the vocative case, which is used for direct address. So, in saying, "et tu, Brute?", Caesar was directly addressing him, "and you too, Brutus?" His name would not have been Brut.
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Level 71
Nov 22, 2012
For more on this subject see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8
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Level 60
Dec 12, 2016
But he was originally called Bluto.
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Level 80
Nov 23, 2017
You mean Senator Blutarsky.
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2020
Did the quiz used to say his name was Brut?
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Level 33
Nov 26, 2012
How did that little people get the SEGA Dreamcast?
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Level 80
Jan 20, 2013
So few people? Probably because nobody bought one, which is the reason why it was Sega's last console.
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Level 62
Aug 11, 2014
It was actually a landmark console, but Sega dumped so much into development that by the time it hit the market, they had nothing left to put into marketing, games, etc.
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Level 80
Jul 3, 2018
The Saturn and Dreamcast were rushed to market with inadequate support because Sega had learned all the wrong lessons from losing both the 8-bit and 16-bit console wars with Nintendo. But it was a cool system in a lot of ways with some nice games, too.
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2020
I new it was dream-something, tried dreamcube though I knew that wasnt it haha, but try stuff while thinking. I also thought something else starting dream- forget already (surely not dreamworks, or dreamtheathre..), but since I wasn't sure, I thought it would be best to move on first.
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Level 75
Apr 13, 2014
Sometimes you just over think it. I tried nuunavut and nunavuut, then gave up.
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Level 59
Aug 11, 2014
I simply keep typing Nikolai instead of Nicholas, and I don't even try Nikolay. I guess that particular thing is my mistake.
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Level 56
Aug 11, 2014
I tried Nikolai too but eventually got Nicholas. Gorbachev was harder. I started with Gorbatsov and tried all the possible spellings I could think of, but not the right one.
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Level ∞
Aug 11, 2014
I suppose we can accept Nikolai.
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Level 72
Aug 11, 2014
While it didn't deter me, you might also consider accepting 'Mardi Gras' for Fat Tuesday.
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Level 74
Aug 11, 2014
I agree completely. Mardi Gras is how it is known to most people.
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Level ∞
Aug 11, 2014
That will work now.
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Level 88
Aug 11, 2014
Wasn't the last of the 364 gifts in the 12 days of Christmas the partridge again? Especially with the clue being in the singular, I thought that's what QM was going for.
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2018
I also tried the partridge first because if I remember correctly the last line of the song is "and a partridge in a pear tree" so that would make it the final gift on the 12th day. The 12 drummers would be the first gift of the 12th day. Either way it isn't a big deal - if you have one answer, you probably know the other one too. Just don't overthink it.
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Level 73
Jul 4, 2019
that was what I thought too - there is a partridge in a pear tree at the end
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Level 67
Sep 10, 2019
That is not how it works, most people have never heard of it, and those people that have, mostly likely only know the line partridge in a peartree. The others actually get increasingly more obscure.
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Level 55
Sep 6, 2020
"On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: ..." Don't think you can claim the partridge is last!
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Level 79
Nov 10, 2018
I was surprised so few got it.
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Level 66
Aug 12, 2014
"Fat Tuesday" annoys me so much, it's Shrove Tuesday you obese Americans -.-
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Level 58
Aug 15, 2014
Really? Was that necessary? Besides, we call it Mardi Gras, which is FRENCH for Fat Tuesday. We don't typically call it Fat Tuesday. But the name is not totally inappropriate since it is the feast before the fast. Why do you have to turn this into a hateful thing??? *shakes my head*
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Level 58
Aug 15, 2014
Furthermore, after doing some reading, I see that in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, Shrove Tuesday is also commonly known as "Pancake Day" or "Pancake Tuesday" due to the tradition of eating pancakes on the day. Yet I won't reduce myself to your level and call anyone obese.
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Level ∞
Jun 8, 2018
Not to mention that the United Kingdom is struggling with its own obesity problem.
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2018
Why try to hit back at UK when you don't know what nationality 'maxism' aspires to? (or are you checking on people?)
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2018
You go, Miss Lisa. Mardi Gras is what it is most commonly called in my experience. Possibly because of the huge celebration in New Orleans. Not all (or even more than usual by comparison to the rest of the world)

of the people in the USA are fat/overweight/obese. We do, however, take every opportunity to have a good time. And Malbaby, she wasn't targeting the UK. She just listed the primarily English speaking countries where Shrove Tuesday is commonly used. The UK just happened to be the first listed. I truly don't understand why some people feel the need to hurl insults and hurtful comments at people that have done nothing to them. Is that the definition of "bullying"?

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Level 75
Nov 10, 2018
"she" ... mind blown
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Level 54
Mar 30, 2020
@malbaby Check https://www.jetpunk.com/users/cedric. Place of residence: East Sussex, UK.
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2020
@pooch, malbaby's comment was aimed at quizmaster's comment, not maxism's.
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Level 73
Jul 4, 2019
in New Zealand it is Shrove Tuesday. I had never heard 'fat tuesday'. I have heard 'pancake day' from English people.
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Level 25
Apr 12, 2015
If we wanna get pedantic about the last Saxon King then.......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_the_%C3%86theling

Technically he was^^^

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Level 54
Mar 30, 2020
Technically, yes...but Edgar was elected shortly after the Battle of Hastings, which is considered the time at which William the Conqueror took control of England.
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Level 53
Aug 9, 2016
Can you accept Manchu dynasty instead of Qing?
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2017
Deathly Hallows isn't really the last Harry Potter book anymore.
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Level 32
Jun 13, 2017
I second that
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Level 57
Apr 24, 2017
I put Hendricks (face palm)
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2018
Knew Qing, but spelled it Quing!
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2018
Discovered Antarctica? There's maps that clearly show it, dating before 1800.
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Level 77
Jun 11, 2018
The belief in its existence was quite firm, but nobody actually went there and the maps are pure speculation.

History of Antarctica

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Level 80
Jul 3, 2018
I read through 1421: The Year China Discovered America, by Gavin Menzies. It was quite the entertaining yarn, and, included among its many outlandish claims, was the one that Chinese sailors actually made it to Antarctica around the same time that he proposes they landed in the New World, shortly before the Chinese, fearing they had lost the mandate of heaven, burned all evidence of these expeditions.

but, entertaining as the book was, it is almost universally regarded as complete bunk by serious historians.

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Level 52
Oct 13, 2018
i missed Granada, despite having visited the Alhambra... hangs head in shame
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Level 65
Nov 10, 2018
Surprised so few got Lonesome George?? I thought he was pretty infamous...
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Level 71
Nov 10, 2018
I thought Caesar's last word was "ouch".
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2020
no it was urghh
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Level 82
Nov 10, 2018
I think you mean the last MOOPISH city in Spain! ;)
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Level 80
Nov 11, 2018
You should add last US President...
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Level 76
Nov 12, 2018
Are you suggesting there won't be another US President, and that maybe the position will be abolished and the Constitution re-written due to the current president's performance?
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2020
who knows, perhaps he accidentally sits on the nuclear missiles button, and obliterates everything. What does this button do?

the end of society as we know it, so no more presidents.

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Level 68
Apr 29, 2020
only 23% knowing about let it be really surprised me
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Level 43
Apr 29, 2020
I kept typing “quoque tu Brute” (even you, Brutus) - true the hint says according to Shakespear, but I think the above should be accepted
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Level 69
Apr 29, 2020
Why? He didn't really say it, and Shakespeare didn't write it that way.