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History by Letter - Q

Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter Q.
Last updated: July 26, 2014
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Vice President to Bush #1
Dan Quayle
A container for holding arrows
Quiver
Chivalric Don created by Miguel de Cervantes
Quixote
Religious movement of which William Penn was a member
Quaker
Central religious text of Islam
Quran
Branch of physics that showed "God plays dice"
Quantum Mechanics
Predecessor to the pen
Quill
Word for "bog" that was used to describe US involvement in Vietnam
Quagmire
Possibly Canada's oldest city
Quebec City
China's last dynasty
Qing
Cheap, semicircular hut built by the US Navy in WWII
Quonset Hut
Philippines President and namesake of metro Manila's biggest city
Manuel L. Quezon
Country that became independent from Britain in 1971
Qatar
Feathered serpent god of Mesoamerica
Quetzalcoatl
Norwegian leader and Nazi collaborator
Vidkun Quisling
Roman office-holder who managed state finances
Quaestor
Anti-malarial that European colonists put into their tonic water
Quinine
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level 70
Sep 30, 2014
I tried about a hundred spellings but couldn't come up with the right one for Quetzalcoatl!
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level 75
Oct 2, 2014
Great quiz. Spent enough time in The Philippines to get 15/17.
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level 76
Sep 16, 2015
So annoyed at missing Quaestor. No longer doing Latin has not done me good.
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level 75
Jan 23, 2017
Tried Quzon, Quizon, Qizon. Could not get Quezon.
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level 67
Jul 23, 2017
Good quiz, never heard of the 'Quonset Hut'......... in UK was known as a "Nissen Hut'. Originally designed during the First World War by the engineer and inventor Major Peter Norman Nissen, it was used extensively during the Second World War.
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level 47
Jul 23, 2017
The American version was first used at the Quonset Point Naval Base in Rhode Island and hence the name.
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level 68
Jul 24, 2017
I have often seen it spelled "quoncet hut." Can you accept that spelling as well?
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level 38
Jul 24, 2017
Sorry, but Bush Jr., definitely outranks Kerry, Gore and Reagan. The ability to make glib speeches or false claims to inventions which you did not invent do not, in my estimation, make a great man much less a great president.
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level 75
Nov 3, 2017
Are you responding to my comment and ranking above? If so...

1. I wasn't ranking these people in terms of their greatness. Just on their apparent intelligence.
2. Gore never claimed to invent the Internet, though he was in fact instrumental in pushing through legislation that helped develop it. If you believe otherwise you may not have your facts straight. But, no, that doesn't make a person intelligent and wasn't part of my ranking.
3. I also wasn't ranking glibness. If I were, then yes that would have given Reagan an unfair edge over everyone else on the list particularly Dubya.
4. George W. Bush is one of the worst presidents in US history and one of the dimmest people to ever run for the office. Though... next to our current president he looks like Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Hawking combined. He also could barely speak. But, again, next to our current president... he's Cicero.
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level 75
Oct 14, 2018
Not sure what happened to the original comment we're both referencing and don't feel like taking the time to reconstruct what we were talking about, but I think it was probably something ranking these people in terms of intelligence in relation to Dan Quayle.
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level 14
Jul 25, 2017
I'm sorry, I didn't know this was the political obsessor's website.
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level 52
Oct 14, 2018
stick around and learn, grasshopper
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level 43
Jun 10, 2018
How did I not know that Qatar was once under the British? I have the weirdest gaps in my knowledge!
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