Famous Seconds Quiz

Name these widely credited seconds.
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Last updated: June 15, 2017
First submittedNovember 3, 2010
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U.S. President
John Adams
Greek letter
Beta
Wife of Henry VIII
Anne Boleyn
Book of the Bible
Exodus
Most populous country
India
Man to walk on the moon
Buzz Aldrin
Child of Princess Diana
Prince Harry
Largest country by area
Canada
Smallest U.S. state by area
Delaware
Largest U.S. state by area
Texas
Highest mountain
K2
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Element in the Periodic Table
Helium
Most populous city in the U.S.
Los Angeles
Person (Biblical)
Eve
Roman Emperor
Tiberius
Soviet Dictator
Joseph Stalin
Harry Potter book
Chamber of Secrets
Indiana Jones movie
Temple of Doom
Largest planet in the Solar System
Saturn
Female Prime Minister of the UK
Theresa May
Star Wars movie
The Empire Strikes Back
Holiest city in Islam
Medina
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Level 66
Jun 20, 2013
Good quiz. Couldn't remember Buzz Aldrin, but remembered Michael Collins, who was in the command module and never landed.
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Level 48
Jul 20, 2017
Didn't know how to spell Aldrin, lol
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
It is spelled l i g h t y e a r
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Level 25
Jun 20, 2013
Heh, my cat's called Tiberius. I shall have to remember that one.
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Level 40
Jun 22, 2013
You've got a cat named Tiberius and you didn't know there was an Emperor Tiberius?!?! Really?!?
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
What is weird about that?
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Level 63
Aug 29, 2013
Is he named after Captain Kirk's middle name?
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Level 75
Jul 20, 2017
Please accept NekroNeko's Cat for Tiberius.
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Level 50
Jun 22, 2013
Please accept Israel for Jacob.
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Level 63
Aug 29, 2013
The question doesn't specify it, but technically Israel is acceptable if it doesn't matter who gave him the name. The question should probably specify whether the name is given by the parents or by God. Either way, I think Jacob probably should be the correct answer here.
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Level 64
Nov 5, 2014
Am I the only one who put in Lillith for Biblical person?
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Level 43
Jan 12, 2015
Hopefully (:
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Level 78
Mar 10, 2015
I think Lilith appears as Adam's first wife mainly in Gnostic and some Jewish writings. In the Christian Bible, I've seen a few translations which listed Lilith as the night demon mentioned in Isaiah 34:14, but that is far later than the second person named.
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Level 80
Jul 20, 2017
gnostic texts. Which mean the only reason why she's not held as the 2nd person in mainstream Christian tradition as opposed to Eve is just random luck about which of the many contradictory early Christian texts were incorporated into the Bible and which weren't.
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Level 89
Jun 14, 2017
You misspelled "strikes" in Empire Strikes Back, just fyi.
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Level ∞
Jun 15, 2017
Fixed, sorry about that.
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Level 71
Jun 16, 2017
I am astonished that more people apparently knew the identity of the second Roman emperor than the title of the second original Star Wars movie. Although I bet if I looked back in a few weeks or months it would have changed.
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Level ∞
Jun 16, 2017
Read the comment above
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Level 79
Jul 7, 2017
I'm surprised by the very low number for the Star Wars question (52% as I write this comment). Wonder if it would make a difference if the clue specified release date, rather than plot chronology?
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Level 37
Jul 20, 2017
I'm sure that Star Wars is less significant to the greater public than real world events. Most of us don't live in fantasy world.
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
Actually I think most do. I dont think there is a soul in the world that doesnt watch tv or read books or daydream ( I said or, not and, I know plenty of people do not watch tv). And even in everyday functioning you need fantasy. If someone throws a frisbee, you need to imagine where it ends up, if you go by current reality you will be too late.
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Level 63
Jun 16, 2017
I was like wait... there was a second female PM of the UK? Didn't even think about the present.
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Level 59
Jul 20, 2017
Turns out Henry VIII was married to another Anne as well. No wonder Anne wasn't accepted.
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Level 60
Jul 20, 2017
Attack of the clones is Star Wars II?
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Level 62
Jul 20, 2017
Attack of the Clones may be called Episode II, but the second Star Wars movie filmed and produced is Episode V.
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Level 78
Jul 20, 2017
Yep, once again a Harry Potter question is the only thing preventing a perfect score. As if Harry Potter stuff hasn't been focused on enough. In all of human history, of everything that came first and then had a second, we can't get through 20 or so questions without resorting to more Harry Potter crap? *sigh*
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Level 80
Jul 20, 2017
I feel the same about Star Wars crap.
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Level 65
Feb 1, 2020
I guessed “part II”
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Level 71
Aug 12, 2020
same here on potter and star wars , the amount of potter quizzes on here makes me think jetpunk has been overrun by a lot of overgrown kids .just take a look at any book quiz list, its ridiculous . grow up you people.
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Level 57
Jul 20, 2017
I'm not a real HP fan, but i feel like that book series is now an exceptional cultural reference of modern literature. Take into account that HP series are somehow more read than many classics. EVER.
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Level 49
Jul 21, 2017
I specifically sat through all of the films to increase my odds on these quizzes. Sadly, I blanked on this one and missed it regardless
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Level 70
Jul 23, 2017
Good quiz, it is surprising how we have been conditioned to favour the first, biggest, best, newest, smallest, etc. and we have to think for the second in line.
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
Great quiz!! missed medina tiberius and exodus