History by Letter - Q

Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter Q.
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Last updated: November 9, 2019
First submittedJuly 26, 2014
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Vice President to George H. W. Bush
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 most populous 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 71
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 73
Jun 26, 2020
I was delightedly surprised to get it with only "quetzel".
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Level 78
Oct 2, 2014
Great quiz. Spent enough time in The Philippines to get 15/17.
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Level 77
Sep 16, 2015
So annoyed at missing Quaestor. No longer doing Latin has not done me good.
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Level 79
Jan 23, 2017
Tried Quzon, Quizon, Qizon. Could not get Quezon.
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Level 70
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 80
May 29, 2020
I tried "qurt." Never heard of this, either. Got everything else.
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Level 79
Jun 9, 2020
I was surprised it is so low. They still sell them in the US and I see a lot of them around here for grain storage, or for road departments storing sand.
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Level 67
Jul 24, 2017
I have often seen it spelled "quoncet hut." Can you accept that spelling as well?
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Level 56
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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Level 73
Jun 26, 2020
What's more surprising is you don't know Qatar is the only country that starts with Q?
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Level 48
Nov 9, 2019
Don 'Quijote' should be also accepted, since it's the original Spanish title.
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Level 45
May 11, 2020
correct
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Level 45
May 11, 2020
Haha we're reading Don Quijote for Spanish right now (i'm not actually reading it)
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Level 63
Jun 5, 2020
How did I almost forget about Quebec?
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Level 69
Jun 5, 2020
I live in the highest % correct answer. <3
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Level 66
Jun 5, 2020
I feel like quiver and quill were kinda forced into this quiz.
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Level 83
Jun 5, 2020
Unfortunately I don't think there's a whole lot of other things that you could easily think of for the letter Q.
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Level 79
Jun 9, 2020
The first UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in South America would have been a good one to include.
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Level 82
Jun 8, 2020
I knew the answer was quonset, but couldn't spell it for the life of me. I must have tried 15 different spellings, but never got the right one. I think most of the spellings I tried started with qua...
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Level 70
Jun 8, 2020
Curious about the "possibly" in the question about Canada's oldest city. Is there a doubt?