Job Titles Quiz #2

Name the occupation shared by each group of three people.
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Last updated: June 3, 2017
First submittedJune 27, 2012
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People
Occupation
Frank Lloyd Wright, Rem Koolhaas,
Frank Gehry
Architect
Tyra Banks, Claudia Schiffer, Heidi Klum
Model
Galileo, Edwin Hubble, Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tom Hanks, Annette Bening, Meryl Streep
Actor
Lance Ito, Judith Sheindlin, Antonin Scalia
Judge
Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, Yuri Gagarin
Astronaut
Sigmund Freud, B. F. Skinner, Carl Jung
Psychologist
William Shakespeare, Arthur Miller,
Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Steve Wozniak, Linus Torvalds,
Ada Lovelace
Computer
Programmer
Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney,
Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor
People
Occupation
Sanjay Gupta, Benjamin Spock,
Howard Dean
Doctor
Phil Jackson, Béla Károlyi, Bill Belichick
Coach
David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Kaskade
DJ
Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Sappho
Poet
Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck, Julia Child
Chef
Perez Hilton, Matt Drudge, Andrew Sullivan
Blogger
Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Kim Jong Il
Dictator
Michael Bloomberg, Rahm Emanuel,
Ken Livingstone
Mayor
Jerry Bruckheimer, Robert Zemeckis,
Aaron Spelling
Producer
Herodotus, Stephen E. Ambrose,
Alexis de Tocqueville
Historian
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Level 72
Oct 17, 2012
Bloomberg is currently NYC mayor.
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Level 72
Oct 17, 2012
It's not an encouraging sign for our civilization when 64% know the DJs, but only 21% know the historians.
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Level 69
Nov 15, 2018
Indeed. Worst yet, bloggers are more known than historians.
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Level 71
Jan 9, 2021
I don't know any disc jockey by name, but I guessed it after glancing at their names.
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Level 29
Oct 17, 2012
interesting selection.
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Level 78
Aug 31, 2014
I learned in school that Freud was a neurologist who developed psychoanalysis which influenced the field of psychology, but since his was a medical degree rather than academic he was a psychiatrist and not a psychologist. Or is that another "fact" that has changed over time?
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Level 82
Oct 14, 2014
Ugh. Didn't try just "doctor", but tried "pediatrician" because of Benjamin Spock. I was reading through that book when I was still the age it was more applied to me than me applying it to anybody. My parents happened to have 2 copies as they'd gotten them as gifts.
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Level 83
Dec 27, 2014
Fun quiz! But you must add Art Vandelay to that distinguished list of famous architects! ;)
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Level ∞
Jun 3, 2017
Wasn't Art Vandelay a latex salesman?
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Level 76
Oct 25, 2017
He owned the latex company, he wasn't the salesman. Vandelay Industries! George was the prospective salesman. Art was both an owner of a latex company and an Architect. Quite an accomplished gentleman.
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Level 58
Oct 25, 2017
Why MUST they add Art Vandelay? What's so special about that architect?
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Level 69
Sep 15, 2018
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Level 67
Jan 5, 2015
Please accept dramatist for playwright.
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Level ∞
Jun 3, 2017
Okay
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Level 72
Mar 1, 2015
Neither Freud nor Jung were psychologists. They were both psychiatrists. A big distinction between the two is that Psychiatrists must first be Medical Doctors. Psychologists don't need to be MDs first. BF Skinner is the only one of the three that I would consider a psychologist.

Another distinction is that psychologists hold to a multitude of different psycho-therapeutic theories on which they base their particular approach to psycho-therapy. Psychiatry by contrast follows a medical model. Today psychiatrists don't often do psycho-therapy but rather assess and diagnose mental illness and prescribe and monitor psychotropic medications.

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Level 72
Mar 18, 2015
79% of quiz takers get it right and it is the 7th most common correct answer. I would say your nitpicking is unmerited.
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Level 74
Apr 25, 2015
Either that, or else 21% of quiztakers can't tell a psychologist from a psychiatrist... (though to be fair, I see that both are accepted now)
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2020
The argument about nitpicking is invalid. Because psychiatrist is accepted. There is no way of knowing how many people tried psychologist. Maybe only 5%.

And even if nothing else was accepted, if one term doesnt work people can try other things. So the percentage hardly ever reflect how correct an answer is. Just how guessable the accepted answers are.

like when the answer is one of the big cats, but others are accepted too.

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Level 81
May 9, 2015
I guessed psychoanalyst which I thought was most accurate and that was accepted.
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2016
Since Freud started the discipline of psychoanalysis and both a psychologist and a psychiatrist practice psychoanalysis, I would argue that Freud was technically both. the distinction that one has a medical degree is something that came afterwards.
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Level 65
Mar 8, 2017
I was lazy and tried shrink since it's way shorter and easier to spell. It worked.
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Level 51
May 9, 2015
Did anyone else type "computer guy" for Wozniak and then give up?
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Level 44
May 9, 2015
Yep
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Level 70
Jun 21, 2016
Me too
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Level 81
May 9, 2015
I tried computer engineer, inventor (got the next one down), engineer, computer scientist, entrepreneur, and then stumbled upon programmer. Woz was definitely more an engineer than a programmer. Though he did both.
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Level 54
May 12, 2015
I tried a long list as well: engineer, engineering, developer, coo, business person, inventor (got the next one)...
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2016
Ada Lovelace is the one that makes programmer the only answer. She wrote programs for an early computer known as the analytical engine. She was more a mathematician than anything, but is also considered one of the first computer programmers, even though she probably never touched a "computer" in the sense that we know it
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Level 71
Jan 9, 2021
I tried so many options including web designer, computer developer, and many other combinations of words aforementioned.
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Level 67
Nov 5, 2015
I tried computer guy, IT guy, engineer, computer engineer, before I got Software Engineer, and that was accepted.
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Level 59
Jan 16, 2016
I kept trying computer scientist
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Level 25
May 22, 2017
computer guy, computer nerd and computer geek before I left it.
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Level 67
Apr 2, 2019
None of those are jobs, even if they were, it could never be computer "guy" ada is woman
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Level 81
Feb 3, 2020
women can be guys
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Level 67
May 14, 2015
Lovelace as a programmer is disputed at best, I'd think
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Level 63
Dec 23, 2015
I disagree wholeheartedly. She is widely regarded as the first computer programmer for her work with Babbage.

The dispute that I always have with her inclusion in these quizzes is that she was named Ada Byron, alias Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. I don't know why this is almost invariably mutated to Ada Lovelace. It's completely incorrect.

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Level 70
Apr 7, 2016
I agree, it is like 'Philip Edinburgh' for the Queen's husband.
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Level 63
Apr 7, 2016
Exactly, Malbaby.
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Level 69
Feb 2, 2018
Hell, she wrote computer programs for a computer that didn't even exist yet.
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Level 78
Apr 7, 2016
I wondered why astronomist wasn't accepted for Galileo. I smacked myself when I saw the correct answer. I think I must have fused astrologist with astronomer somewhere in my brain.
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Level 78
Jan 13, 2017
Just took the quiz again, and again wondered why astronomist wasn't accepted. Sigh. Silly brain.
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Level 70
Feb 8, 2017
Stay off the cooking sherry!
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Level 58
Oct 25, 2017
...and perhaps try something a little stronger! :-)
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Level 78
Oct 25, 2017
LOL. Just did the same thing again, but at least this time I realized the mistake in time. Third time's charm!
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Level 75
Apr 12, 2016
Great job on this quiz -- nice gender diversity too!
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Level 56
Oct 18, 2016
I would argue that Wosniak is more of an entrepreneur in his actual position.
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Level 43
Apr 14, 2017
Who else remembered Lance Ito was a judge because of American Crime Story - The People vs OJ Simpson?
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Level 80
Nov 15, 2018
...and who remembered Lance Ito because they remember the actual trial - diligently reported on the news, every single night!
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Level 81
Feb 3, 2020
and joked about on Don & Mike: "you sit down now, no trouble"
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Level 59
Oct 25, 2017
Please accept Scientist for Inventor.
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Level 71
Oct 25, 2017
I don't think Eli Whitney could be considered a scientist, but he was definitely an inventor.
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Level 65
Oct 25, 2017
Of course Shakespeare is a playwright but writer should be also accepted as playwright are writers
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Level 84
Oct 25, 2017
But "writer" can be another word for author, or journalist, or poet, which can be a bit misleading to me.
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Level 78
Oct 25, 2017
Programmer rather than computer engineer frustrated me, but none as much as blogger. I gave up after writer and journalist didn't work, but no matter because never would have guessed blogger — plus I'm currently getting my master's degree in journalism, and would only consider one person on that list an actual journalist. So, in the end, good job QM for not calling them journalists!
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Level 81
Oct 25, 2017
Calling Perez Hilton (or Matt Drudge) a journalist I think would offend many journalists. I got blogger right away.
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Level 69
Feb 2, 2018
Yes, but Ada Lovelace wasn't a computer engineer, while she did write computer programs.
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Level 65
Oct 25, 2017
I sometimes wonder why it's "playwright" instead of "playwrite", given that people write plays, rather than wright them.
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Level 78
Jan 5, 2018
A wright is someone who creates or builds something. There are a few other -wright words: shipwright, wheelwright and wainwright (a wagon-maker). It's just a coincidence that it sounds like "write".
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Level 67
Apr 2, 2019
Does it have anything to do with wrought iron? (English isnt my language)
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Level 68
Oct 25, 2017
Rats! I tried internet blogger, but not just blogger. Guess that was kind of redundant. A little more leeway on the answers would be nice.
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Level 81
Oct 26, 2017
Definitely redundant. Blogger is a reduction of the term "web logger." There is no such thing as a non-Internet blogger.
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Level 56
Oct 30, 2017
Supreme Leader should probably be accepted for Dictator
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Level 30
May 16, 2018
Astronomer Really .......... and you wouldn't take astrologist or astrologer are you serious ... can you take these as options please !
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Level 69
Jun 3, 2018
Galileo, Hubble, and Brahe were quite distinctly astronomers, not astrologers. Astronomy and astrology are very much not the same thing and any professional astronomer would be offended (or at least resignedly annoyed) to be called "astrologers."
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Level 33
May 24, 2018
Pretty sure "Dictator" is not a job title, and it's certainly something that people would not call themselves. Rather what other people would say.
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Level 33
Nov 5, 2018
dictator is not a job title.

head of state is the only job title they have in common.

those 'historians' were also authors

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Level 63
Apr 2, 2019
Yuri was a cosmonaut
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Level 65
Oct 5, 2019
My thoughts exactly. Both "astronaut" and "cosmonaut" should be acceptable answers.
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Level 53
Apr 11, 2019
How about playwriter or writer
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2020
Computer scientist, computer analist, computerer, computer... something. I tried lots of things. Couldnt come up with the right term in english (time pressure doesnt help)
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Level 58
Jan 24, 2020
maybe take cosmonaut for astronaut?
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Level 31
May 7, 2020
Astronomist should be accepted for Astronomer.