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Name the historical figures pictured below.
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  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jun 26, 2017
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level 16
Nov 17, 2012
why doesn't King Henry work?
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level 51
Feb 5, 2013
because there are eight King Henrys.
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level 7
Feb 6, 2013
And there are two Queen Elizabeths. There shouldn't be different rules for them. Either both should require the number or neither.
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level 30
Aug 8, 2013
But Elizabeth is the first one.
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level 72
Feb 17, 2016
^... so? I've only ever heard people call her Queen Elizabeth I, never just Queen Elizabeth.
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level 69
Oct 27, 2016
I've heard it without number plenty of times. I guess with them being so far apart, there's no need to use the number in context
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level 28
May 5, 2013
True, there are two Queen Elizabeth's but the Queen Elizabeth in the picture is the first Queen Elizabeth. Just as if it was King Henry I in the picture, then King Henry would be accepted. I guess I don't see a problem with how it is now. Everyone feels differently though.
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level 40
Dec 30, 2012
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's Kublai Khan, his grandson. G never looked like that. He was all barbarian and stuff. (Also, apparently he had reddish hair.)
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level 7
Feb 6, 2013
No that's definitely Genghis, not Kublai. That's pretty much the most well known image of him.
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level 35
Mar 2, 2013
genghis khan should be more recognisable
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level 21
Apr 14, 2013
So you can have henry 8th but you won't accept Henry Tudor?
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level 48
Jul 20, 2013
Probably because there were two Henry Tudors.
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level 37
Aug 8, 2013
There were never two Henry Tudors. The name Henry Tudor refers to Henry VII, who was originally Henry from the House of Plantagenet. He defeated Richard III of the House of York at Bosworth Field in 1485. Henry then went on to create the House of Tudor, earning the name Henry Tudor. Henry VIII has never been called Henry Tudor by any serious academic. He is Henry VIII of the House of Tudor.
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level 41
Aug 9, 2013
"It's not a Tudor!" - Arnold Schwarzenegger
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level 55
Jan 2, 2018
English monarchs never had surnames like that - Henry VIII was never known as Henry Tudor, either officially or unofficially.
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level 20
May 13, 2013
You should accept "Van Gogh" for "Vincent Van Gogh." You accepted last names for many of the others, so when I wrote Van Gogh and it didn't go through I thought I was wrong and missed it. Great quiz, though!
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level ∞
May 14, 2013
Van Gogh would have worked.
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level 28
May 19, 2013
I spelt Hirohito wrong :(
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level 61
Jun 11, 2013
I thought Poe was John Wilkes Booth. They look alike -- disturbed.
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level 64
Mar 15, 2015
So did I ........ I even tried it twice I was that sure, then I thought about it and the name Poe just popped into my head....... magic.
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level 71
Aug 8, 2013
I don't believe that all Asian people look alike, but old Asian drawings of Asian people pretty much do...
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level 61
Aug 8, 2013
There's something about this quiz I don't like. Half of these people are Americans (lived in the USA). The other half are people from other countries Americans should know. In this perspective it looks like this quiz was made for Americans only. Or for other people to see how American they are.
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level 65
Aug 8, 2013
I only missed 4 and I'm not American and to be fair, this is an American quiz site.
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level 47
Aug 8, 2013
Yup. Although most of the Americans on this quiz should be known by everyone else as well. Frederick Douglas is probably the only one on this quiz that should be difficult for non-U.S. Americans.
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level 30
Aug 8, 2013
The USA's a pretty big country with some pretty important people in it though. I'm not American and I got a bunch of them. And what do you mean "that Americans should know?" If you're talking about Lenin, Che and Hirohito, I think everyone should probably know them, they were all real important. Though I did miss Hirohito.
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level 54
Oct 16, 2015
5 of them were British, your point being?
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level 56
Aug 28, 2016
People can make up a quiz how they like.
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level 57
Aug 8, 2013
Ugh! I spelt Hirohito about every way but the right one apparently, and couldn't spell Guevara either - don't know what I did there! Didn't recognise Douglass or Edison (no, I'm not American) and don't think I've ever seen a picture of Dickens before!
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level 23
Aug 13, 2013
And I always thought he was General Custard.
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level 51
Oct 22, 2013
Confusing him with Colonel Mustard from Clue perhaps?
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level 39
Aug 15, 2013
Got 15 out of 20. It's a good random quiz. It took me a few guesses before i got elizabeth I, genghis kahn, douglas and dickens. Don't know who che guevara is though. I actually thought the picture of Van Gogh was that of some historically significant serial killer or some other kind of lunatic..Lol...oops.
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level 3
Dec 31, 2017
Well to be fair Van Gogh wasn't exactly sane from what I've read
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level 24
Nov 10, 2013
The Genghis Khan looks extremely similar to the portrait of Kublai Khan
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level 71
Jan 5, 2014
You'd almost think they were related.
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level 71
May 27, 2016
Ha!
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level 35
Dec 31, 2017
Fooled me.
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level 17
Dec 13, 2013
Scarface should work for Al Capone too.
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level 19
Dec 19, 2013
How do i create a quiz with pictures?
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level 71
Jan 5, 2014
I tried this with my students. The only one they could come up with a name for was Che Guevara- the power of being a t-shirt, I guess. They shouted out his name immediately. The others they either had no idea about or struggled with. They came up with "George 1st" for Washington, somebody guessed Queen Victoria for Elizabeth, they thought Van Gogh was a zombie, Hitchcock was Egyptian, someone recognized Earhart from Night at the Museum but did not know her name, and someone else thought that Lenin was Louis XIV. After the answer for Genghis Khan came up they knew who he was, too, but were not able to guess even with an ample number of clues.
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level 64
Mar 15, 2015
In time most young people will only know pop or film stars, their history will be from movies and spelling and maths will be a thing of the past unless helped by electronic gadgets.
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level 72
Oct 16, 2015
Except for the ones who take these quizzes. :)
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level 72
Dec 7, 2015
Admittedly van Gogh doesn't look entirely healthy in that picture.
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level 7
Apr 9, 2014
Wow I've Never seen a picture of Edgar Allen Poe before; he looks so, err, suitable...
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level 16
Apr 13, 2014
I spelled lennin three different ways and it diddnt accept....fun quiz though!! 13\20
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level 60
Apr 18, 2014
Instead of Frederick Douglass, you should have put Don King as most of the rest of the world have heard of/seen King and his very similar haircut and unless you're American, Douglass is pretty much an unknown, mainly because slavery had been abolished elsewhere so he was preaching for the status quo abroad.
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level 50
Jun 22, 2015
I would never count Don King as a historical figure. Personally, I thought this Douglass picture was actually Karl Marx at first!
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level 27
Oct 16, 2015
No. Don't take him away. Leave him be. People should know about Frederick Douglass.
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level 40
Oct 13, 2016
It would be an affront to replace Douglass with Don King. What positive contribution to humanity has the latter ever made.
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level 11
Apr 19, 2014
“All babies look like Alfred Hitchcock. Or Winston Churchill.” ― Suzanne Brockmann, Hot Pursuit
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level 24
Oct 28, 2014
I wanted to put William Harding for Edison for the longest time.. finally got Edison at the last second to get all of them besides Dickens. I thought it was Buffalo Bill.
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level 36
Dec 22, 2014
You mean Warren G. Harding, not William Harding.
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level 56
Apr 22, 2015
I am obviously too tired to be taking this quiz. I missed Shakespeare even though I always know him. And yet I recognized Frederick Douglass even in my overly tired state. At least I can be proud of myself for that.
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level 62
May 25, 2015
Three of these people are non-Westerners, and 13 are either British or American. Atrociously Eurocentric.
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level 64
Aug 5, 2015
You want to see the Chinese Quiz site.
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level 72
Oct 16, 2015
If you check out the recently posted quizzes, there will be many written in various foreign languages. I suggest if you want to take quizzes that are not primarily British or American-centric, you choose those not written in English.
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level 50
Jun 22, 2015
Holy crap, I would have never guessed that was Charles Dickens! With that facial hair, I was trying Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Russian Russian Russian.
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level 44
Jul 7, 2015
I kept on trying Baudelaire for Poe. They look identical.
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level 70
Oct 16, 2015
Not really. Not at all actually
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level 72
Jul 10, 2015
19/20 Feel like i did well. Only missed Dickens. Never knew what he looked like. Apparently that's the case with most people.
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level 72
Sep 8, 2015
I wonder if I would have got Lenin had I not seen his actual mummified body? That's a sight I'm not likely to forget in a hurry.
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level 23
Sep 28, 2015
I don't know who were Babe Ruth and Douglass.
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level 66
Oct 16, 2015
I thought Hitchcock was Churchill for a moment haha. Also, this quiz made me realise that I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Dickens before this quiz. Kinda surprising considering he's so well known. Nice quiz though. I like these historical figure quizzes.
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level 77
Oct 16, 2015
Mother Teresa. NO H in her name. Gone surprisingly long without anyone correcting (that I could see, glanced through the comments).
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level 57
Oct 16, 2015
so who is Frederick Douglass?
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level 27
Oct 16, 2015
Frederick Douglass was one of the most brilliant and intelligent men in America. He was of African-American descent and was a civil rights activist and prominent abolitionist. My favorite work by him is his article, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of the July." I first learnt about him from a poster on a wall in a NZ school. I was intrigued when I first saw that article's title... Anyway search him up on Google if you want to find out more about him.
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level 16
Oct 16, 2015
at Genghis Khan, 'Chingiz Khan' should work.
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level 61
Oct 16, 2015
I think there's a more common picture of Dickens that people have seen, (an engraving, I think, rather than a photograph) in which his hair is considerably wilder and free-flowing than the rather staid and trim state in this photograph. I think this is why some people have not recognised him. We've had him on banknotes in Britain.

One of the very best Funny or Die Drunk History sketches ever was Jen Kirkman doing how Frederick Douglass met Abraham Lincoln, in which Don Cheadle's main character point was to have his hair styled exactly like the original - a thickly forested Afro, combed downwards into a parting.
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level 33
Oct 16, 2015
Should accept Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov for Lenin ...
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level 64
Jan 11, 2016
I don't believe you typed in "Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov" instead of Lenin...... BTW I'll be your sponsor at Nitpickers Anonymous
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level 54
Aug 15, 2016
They accepted VI Lenin, so that's enough for me.
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level 18
Oct 16, 2015
I got 19 out of 20. Missed Genghis Khan, I think because of simulated pic. Still, 19 out of 20 is pretty good.
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level 36
Oct 17, 2015
surpised that Fredrich Douglas was so low, he has a really distinct look. other than that, i honestly cant tell you what he did other than he was active in the the push for civil rights.
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level 54
Aug 15, 2016
Douglass
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level 34
Oct 20, 2015
Could've sworn that was Kublai Khan
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level 55
Oct 22, 2015
Well, they're grandfather and grandson, so I guess you must have noted some family mark.
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level 54
Aug 15, 2016
No, but I was hoping they would accept "Khan" anyway.
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level 59
Dec 28, 2015
Being British I've never heard of Douglass. Part of the abolitionist movement, presumably.
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level 54
Aug 15, 2016
Presumably, ya.
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level 25
Jul 10, 2016
Got all 4 of the Brits...
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level 54
Aug 15, 2016
I think you should only accept Douglass with 2 s's. There would be about 10% correct then ;)
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level 26
Sep 13, 2016
You mean "name american historical figures and some other people to make it look international"
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level 50
Sep 15, 2016
totally agree. The fact that an international quizz will most surely be in english doesn't need to make most of them US or British-centric.
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level 41
Oct 1, 2016
scarface should be one of the type-ins
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level 45
Nov 10, 2016
ain't that the dickens...
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level 45
Nov 10, 2016
QM: Great quiz!!!!!
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level 67
Dec 11, 2016
i think there are much more suitable choices to be mentioned than custer!
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level 29
Dec 19, 2016
Guevara was the only guy I hadn't heard of, yet I got 11/20. We learn about the people, but never see photos in America.
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level 40
Dec 20, 2016
That photo of Che (Ernesto) Guevara in his Beret is the most image in the world (except perhaps for Christ on the Cross). How could you have never seen it?
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level 46
Jan 12, 2017
Could you please accept Temujin for Ghengis Khan
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level 24
Jan 21, 2017
Edison Again :(.
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level 32
Feb 7, 2017
never heard of frederick douglas, kept writing General Custer and never thought of trying George... would never have got Poe or Freud..
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level 32
Feb 7, 2017
and stop whining about it being American biased, its an american website, live with it... if you want romanian historic figures, try searching for Romanian quizzes... am based in UK, find its a good overall mix on here
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level 46
Apr 1, 2017
Great quiz! You should have included Tesla instead of Edison.
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level ∞
Jun 26, 2017
After all, Tesla did invent the death ray and the first practical teleportation device. :)
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level 43
Oct 10, 2017
Never heard of Babe Ruth or George Custer in my life... didn't recognize Sigmund Freud. Thought the image of Frederick Douglass was common knowledge- and I'm not even an American.
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level 35
Dec 31, 2017
I thought Custer was Wild Bill Hickock--got it right immed when that didn't work, but then kept trying to spell Alfred Hitchcock's name with 2 "k"s...Hitchkock. Was certain it was him--remember his TV show every week. Funny that others were flexible but not Hitch.
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level 14
Dec 31, 2017
#ButWhyDoesCheGueveraLookLikeCarlosValdes
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level 61
Dec 31, 2017
The description of this quiz on the home page: "Can you identify the the 20..." It would sound better with only one "the".
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level ∞
Dec 31, 2017
Fixed
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level 70
Dec 31, 2017
Don't know why so few got Frederick Douglass, after all he's being recognized more and more.
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level 15
Jan 19, 2018
Why wouldn't it accept Babe Ruth and General Custer, the only ones I didn't get were Edgar Allen Poe and Frederick Douglass.
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