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Name the historical figures pictured below.
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Last updated: April 06, 2018
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level 25
Mar 10, 2011
not too god but i did get Louis XIV at 28%. i love these types of quizzes
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level 45
Mar 10, 2011
Hmmm... the fact that so many more people knew Robert E Lee than Ho Chi Minh reinforces the stereotype of what "world history" means in the US
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level 55
Sep 1, 2012
Nowhere in this quiz does it say "world history." This is a US website. Most of the people on here are American. We're going to recognize American Historical figures.
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level 50
May 26, 2013
Exactly. We not only learn World History in the US, but also US History. So why wouldn't we be more familiar with figures from the US?
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level 57
Sep 13, 2013
This is an open website on the WWW - don't think you can call it "American". And where do you get these statistics?
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level 65
Mar 20, 2014
To be "fair", Americans tend to consider themselves to be "the World", as in World Championship, World Series... I'm not sure at all that most people on this website are American, and even if they were, it probably wouldn't hurt some Americans (by far not all of them) to gather some perspective about what "history" actually means. May I remind you that if we consider Herodotus to be the first historian, you've joined the timeline after about 80% of it had already happened?
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level 73
Mar 31, 2014
drunken gandalf, your comments are highly ironic considering your comments are anything but fair, and you don't seem to have a solid grasp of history yourself. At least you put "fair" in quotation marks.

To (actually) be fair, the United States is a part of the world, and in the same way that events in Pharaonic Egypt, Classical Greece, Imperial Rome and Victorian England are a vital part of world history, events in the USA and American colonies over the past four centuries are also a vital part of world history. Since the decline of the European empires and the rise of American industrial might in the 1800s, to a large extent, world history IS American history. To be fair.
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level ∞
Mar 31, 2014
Of course, "to be fair", all our quizzes tend to focus on Western History at the expense of the East. China was the world's most powerful country throughout most of its history and we at JetPunk almost completely ignore them. Why? Because the users of this site are primarily Westerners. Our goal is not to be fair, but to be entertaining.
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level 74
Oct 11, 2015
"Joined the timeline"? That makes it sound as if Americans just appeared on the continent across the pond. Most of them were British once. They had a history before America. If that makes sense.
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level 70
Nov 14, 2015
Getting back to the original point, you'd expect Americans to know about Ho Chi Minh because he was the leader of the only country that ever beat the US in a war.
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level 53
Oct 10, 2017
Ah, kalbaham-sandwich-ut, making fun of people's names, that's very professional. I know whose side I'm on.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
Quizmaster: first of all... China has only been a country since 1949 and never once since 1949 has it been the most powerful country in the world. You are succumbing to the nationalist fallacy that current nation-states have a history that extends back to all the people that that nation state claims to be directly descended from. There have been a wide variety of different states in the area that the country of China now occupies. The vast and overwhelming majority of which were also never the most powerful countries in the world.
2nd, if you're going to rope in every entity that ever existed in this territory under the all-encompassing umbrella of "China" as if they were the same thing... then... I think you're still wrong. Check out this graph for a start (from a good book worth reading).
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
It's hard to see from the scale of that graph, but, according to the metrics the book used China's social development lagged behind that of the West's for thousands of years. Civilization began in the West much earlier and got a head start. People in Mesopotamia started cultivating plants 2000 years before anyone along the Yellow River did the same. When Ancient Egypt was building the great pyramids of Giza and erecting great carved stele full of hieroglyphs, the people who lived in the land that would become China were still in the stone age. When Alexander conquered most of the known world "China" was divided into many different warring states; the Qin would not (mostly) unify these states until over 100 years later. At the height of its power the Roman Empire was certainly much more powerful than China was at the same time. It wasn't until after the collapse of Rome when Europe entered the Dark Ages that China took the lead.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
...and that lead only lasted until about 1800 when the West (first the British Empire, then the United States) first eclipsed and then rocketed past China. The USA has maintained the lead since then even if it's likely that China will overtake them at some point in the not too distant future.

Anyway... point taken about entertainment > fairness. And I appreciate your occasional efforts to make the quizzes more international or teach us something about China. :) But, to be fair, there *is* a reason why modern history texts focus more on Western civilization than Eastern and it's not just cultural chauvinism.

by the way I found the text of that book in pdf form in its entirety if anyone wants to read. Though I recommend buying a copy.
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level 64
Feb 28, 2018
Wow, OK, pretty shrill. a) China was a country long before 1949; b) "American" history started long before "four centuries ago," or "80 percent of the timeline had already happened"; c) I also find the original point interesting - that more people recognized the image of Robert E. Lee than the one of Ho Chi Minh. No, nowhere does it say that this is a U.S. history quiz, but if almost half of the pictures were of Italians (to say nothing about Indians or Nigerians), it would strike many as odd, yes?
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level 73
Mar 2, 2018
a) no, it wasn't. The People's Republic of China (China) was founded in 1949.
b) depends. United States (American) history could be said to have begun in 1776 when the country was founded. But of course the people and lands eventually incorporated in to that country have histories that extend back much farther than that.
c) If half the people on this quiz were Italian that would indeed be odd. Sort of like if half the people on the quiz were from Texas. On the other hand, if half of them were European (and they are), it wouldn't be any more strange than if fewer than half of them were American.
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level 6
Mar 3, 2018
Kalbahamut, so in that graph earlier, is South Asia part of West or East? If it is, which one? Seeing how worldly you are, how many languages can you speak/read/write?
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level 73
Sep 8, 2013
Lee is at least as important a figure of world history as Ho Chi Minh and probably moreso. The margin of difference isn't very big, either.
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level 32
Sep 8, 2013
Yeah HighFidelity, you are wrong. So wrong.
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level 45
Mar 20, 2014
And just exactly how many Vietnamese would know who Robert E. Lee was? It's persective. Americans should and do know more about their own history than that of other countries. The same goes for all other countries. Your own countries history will always be taught at a greater importance than "world" history. It's just a fact.
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level 37
Nov 14, 2015
Ho Chi Minh is part of your country's history dude. In case you forgot, you INVADED Vietnam, the events dominated your news stories for years. Ho Chi Minh is the guy who succesfully fought this war against you guys, making you lose a war for the first time ever. If this ins't part of your history, what is?
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level ∞
Nov 14, 2015
http://www.theonion.com/graphic/may-1-1975-10557
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level 43
Oct 10, 2017
How many Confederates would know who Ho Chi Minh was?
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level 53
Oct 10, 2017
Although I do expect more people outside the U.S. know more about American politics and history since we practically shove it up their noses. Example: quite a few people from outside the U.S. probably learned about Robert E. Lee when major networks ran news stories about a reporter being disallowed a primary position due to a name similarity.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
I think most Americans would know the name of Ho Chi Minh, but they may not recognize his photo. Photos or statues of Grant and Lee are much more common and the recent removals of Confederate memorials put his likeness into recent memory. I lived through the Vietnam War and I only remember seeing Ho on TV or in newspapers a few times and I had to think about who the photo was. I had no trouble at all recognizing Lee.
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level 64
Feb 28, 2018
Actually, it's not a great parallel. The parallel would be better if it was Abraham Lincoln and Ho Chi Minh. Robert E. Lee wouldn't even be parallel to Vo Nguyen Giap, who would be the only military person a few Americans might know, but one who fought on the victorious national government side, like Ulysses Grant. He wouldn't be like Ngo Dinh Diem, who a few Americans might also know, but who wasn't a military guy and whose allies in the U.S. turned on him well before the end. He's probably closer to Nguyen Cao Ky, the military man and U.S. ally - a figure that probably wouldn't be very well known outside of Vietnam.
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level 41
Feb 5, 2015
I knew it, I just always misspell and misplace his name <_>
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level 41
Apr 15, 2015
It's only barely, though not sure of what the percentage was then.
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level 73
Nov 14, 2015
Maybe some people tried typing in merely "Ho"
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level 54
Aug 15, 2016
toss off
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level 48
Feb 28, 2018
Comment on a Jetpunk quiz, they said. It'll be fun, they said.
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level 72
Feb 28, 2018
More people knew Gandhi than Franklin, what's your point?
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level 36
Feb 28, 2018
fun fact: im a german and i saw that picture of wilhelm. but i thought "no, that has to be some other dude ... an us-american site wouldnt put in an half-unknown german leader, they would use merkel or hitler but not him" so i didnt guessed him too, lol
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level 35
Feb 28, 2018
This whole debate got really off topic and away from the point really fast. I am Canadian, so I would agree that a lot of the content is very America centric, and that the argument HighFidelity is making is more a mislabeling one than an "Make your quiz more worldly" one. All that said, I still think the comment is not valid for two reasons, 1. The quiz is titled "Name that Historical Figure"...That is pretty broad and means it could be anyone...in fact, it would still be an accurate title if all the answers were American ones. 2. And most importantly, this is an open site with guest contributors...It doesn't say anywhere that content must show global diversity...The quizmaster made a quiz that was entertaining and fair, and that's all they are required to do...period. Now, to the point of American's learning more about the world outside America...thats a different argument...and one not suited for online quiz sites ;)
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level 48
Feb 28, 2018
So what? Name a country that is more familiar with foreign heroes than their own heroes.
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level 16
Mar 13, 2011
yes...and I would expect that most countries have a bias -- what % of Englishmen would recognize Cromwell as opposed to Ho Chi Minh? (response to High Fidelity) I am sick of people latching on to little examples like this and then pronouncing Americans stupid or ignorant.
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level 32
Sep 9, 2013
Exactly right. I'm English and I knew Lee but not Ho Chi Minh. The reason is that while most American, or English people, or French people, etc., will know the name of Ho Chi Minh, who he is, and what he did, they may not be so familiar with his face. Their own figures, such as Lee, Cromwell, Louis XIV, will have far more familiar faces; it testifies not to their importance in world history, but to their role in national history. I'd also argue that as both Lee and Ho Chi Minh were figures in civil wars, it is fair to compare them. And I'd say Lee is more famous worldwide and far more important.
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level 65
Mar 20, 2014
Ho Chi Minh has a city named after him, and he was by far not only involved in a civil (ie. internal) war. He was a major figure of the whole movement of decolonization, which exemplified the end of European supremacy over the world. Lee was the loser in a internal conflict, as leader of a couple backwater states still clinging to a concept that had already been abolished in most of the civilised world, and that was probably dying out anyway. Ask around in Asia who knows Lee - you'll see who's more significant in World History!
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level 73
Mar 31, 2014
So you're saying Mickey Mouse and Sonic the Hedgehog are more important figures in history than Jethro Tull, James Watt, or Johanes Gutenberg. Because more people in Japan know of the the first two.

Lee was absolutely a vitally important figure in world history and if you don't know why then you simply don't know history.
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level 30
May 21, 2014
As other users have pointed out and you are pointedly ignoring, is that people (regardless of nationality) are generally taught much more about their own country's history than about worldwide history. Humans have been around for centuries, and I doubt there are very few people ANYWHERE who could recognize every single important historical figure's face. I am American and I know quite a lot about Ho Chi Minh. We were taught about him in both World and US histories, because since Americans fought in Vietnam, he is also part of our history as well as Vietnamese, Asian, and World History. But still I didn't get him. Why? I have never, NOT ONCE, seen his face, until now.
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level 48
Jun 1, 2014
Okay, just to be clear: Robert E. Lee was not just the "loser" who led "a couple of backwater states". That does a huge disrespect to the South, the conflict, and the man himself. This was half the country that split away. Again, HALF THE COUNTRY, not just a bunch of redneck wackos who were greedy and wanted to force black people to work for them. Yes, slavery was a big deal in the war, but actually look at the history and you'll see that it wasn't really the primary reason people supported the Confederacy. You'll find that people fought because of freedom and loyalty to the sovereignty of the individual states, and slavery was wrapped up in that simply because it was a vital component in the Southern economy at the time. The North didn't need slaves like that because they didn't have plantations. What's more, Lee was apparently an Abolitionist, and fought for Virginia because he was loyal to his home state. And, the outcome of that war affected the US's position to impact the world.
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level 48
Jun 1, 2014
So in conclusion, please bother to learn some fact before spouting out judgement on people you never met (remember, historical figures are people too). And realize that a huge civil war to decide whether individual states should be allowed to make laws about things like human rights, or whether greater centralized control is an acceptable trade-off for upholding a common standard, IS A HUGE DEAL for the ENTIRE world.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
ecp, I wouldn't call Lee an abolitionist. He thought slavery should eventually be abolished, but slowly, giving the plantation owners time to replace the free labor, and also to give time for the country to find proper housing and jobs for newly freed slaves. He did not speak out against slavery and he inherited slaves from his father-in-law who some said had left orders for his slaves to be freed at the time of his death. The Custis estate had fallen into disrepair, and Lee took leave from the Army to oversee the repairs to the Arlington estate his wife inherited. He took advantage of wording in the will to retain the slaves for an additional five years until the estate was brought back into production, and only then were they freed in 1862. Interestingly, after the war, Lee spoke against the raising of statues and memorials for Confederates.
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level 16
Mar 14, 2011
High Fidelity it seems your comment reinforces your bias against America. BTW I got them all correct. What does that mean? I can recognize pictures of people. It doesn't show anything about knowing history.
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level 55
Mar 15, 2011
It's true. Attaching names to faces means nothing if you don't know anything about who the people actually are. To the quizmaster: I think Mark Twain's real name, Samuel Clemens, should also be accepted.
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level 56
Mar 15, 2011
I agree jromance. American historical figures are and should be more important to Americans than foreign historical figures. I am sick of diminishing our great nation so that we can be "less offensive" to the rest of the world.
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level 45
Mar 15, 2011
jromance- fair point, and coming from Australia I imagine more people would recognise Captain Cook than Ho Chi Minh also. I was probably overreacting to seeing comments like "pretty sad if you don't know all the US states". ctleng- you're comments are the sort that made me overreact in the first place. Note that the particular foreigner I was talking about caused America to enter the most controversial war in their history- I'm pretty sure that makes them as important as any American historical figure.
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level 70
Aug 21, 2011
Van Rijn should also be accepted for Rembrandt. Rembrandt is actually his first name
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level 23
Oct 2, 2011
I didn't get Geronimo and I'm American. But I also did not get Rembrandt or Tolstoy.
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level 51
Feb 28, 2018
Unfortunately, being from the US doesn't imply that you were taught much about the Native chiefs. :-/
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level 28
Nov 12, 2011
I agree with Synchronicity, I typed Samuel Clemens first. Then had to retype Mark Twain.
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level 43
Nov 29, 2011
@High fildelity: the quiz said historical figures, not necessarily WORLD history figures. The Civil War is the greatest challenge in the history of the USA, it was the country tearing itself apart and in MANY cases, brother literally fighting against brother. Why should it be a shock that Americans (and not in such large numbers, seeing by the fact that 63% of takers got Lee wrong) might be able to recognize the chief military figure of the Confederacy? JRomance is 100% right...it is one thing to be completely ignorant of history, but if one is not and merely knows more about the history of their home country than they do of general world and foreign history, then they should not be called ignorant.
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level 73
Sep 8, 2013
Also without Lee the war may well have ended differently, and a divided USA would have had a much greater impact on the rest of the world and the course of world history than if Vietnam had remained divided or had become a French or American territory- or a democratic country in the US sphere of influence. Pretty minor event in world history compared to the American Civil War.
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level 65
Mar 20, 2014
The breaking of colonial Empires around the world is NOT a minor event.
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level 73
Mar 31, 2014
and you are giving Ho way too much credit for that while simultaneously farcically minimizing the impact of the American Civil War.

Washington, Jefferson, Bolivar, Hirohito, Sukarno, Gandhi, Selassie, Nasser and many others all came before Điện Biên Phủ, and the majority of them were vastly more important to the ultimate end of European colonialism than late-to-the-party footnote Ho.
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level 16
Dec 7, 2011
had the hardest time with rembrant,, kept thinking Rubens, then stuck on thinking of the other one that starts with an r...nope. stupid didn't get tolstoy and I've read probably all his books.
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level 50
Dec 13, 2011
i think you shoul accept jeanne d'arc as thats her real name
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level ∞
Dec 13, 2011
Okay.
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level 31
Mar 8, 2012
It's Martin Luther King JR. Without that, you mean his father.
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level 67
Nov 14, 2015
Oh, please!
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level 48
Feb 28, 2018
You must be great fun at parties.
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level 44
Apr 21, 2012
Does anybody else find that Beethoven picture really creepy? I feel like he wants to murder me through my screen...
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level 20
May 11, 2012
I thought Louis XIV was Louis XVI and thought Wilhelm was Otto von Bismark
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level 18
Jul 9, 2012
I got Harry Truman confused for Woodrow Wilson.
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level 44
May 31, 2013
I feel a little better knowing I'm not the only one.
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level 80
Sep 9, 2013
I thought it was Warren G. Harding. Yeah, I'm silly like that.
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level 76
Aug 11, 2012
I thought Mark Twain was Jed Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies!
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level 39
Feb 28, 2018
Thanks, me too
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level 28
Aug 31, 2012
Kept misspelling Beethoven, arrrgh. I find it amusing that the other quiz has Dickens as least correct, and Tolstoy here as well. Oh authors.
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level 40
Dec 26, 2012
I was trying Joan of Ark. As a mispell maybe this could be ok?!
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level 73
Sep 8, 2013
Noah's wife?
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level 66
Dec 14, 2013
Exactly, but when King James of England made his Bible he left her out of it because she was French and Catholic.
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level 65
Apr 12, 2018
I didn't know Joan of Arc was in the Bible!
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level 17
Apr 4, 2013
I thought Tolstoy was Moses Lol
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level 65
Apr 12, 2018
Most photos of Moses are from his college days, before he became a boat builder.
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level 38
May 13, 2013
I was sitting here trying to remember how to spell Solzhenitsyn and then realized, oops, it's Tolstoy.
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level 26
May 19, 2013
Douglas MacArthur really looks like Bruce Willis in that picture.
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level 61
Jun 11, 2013
Wow--I just realized that!
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level 58
Jun 4, 2013
15/20 Haven't Mark Twain, Douglas MacArthur, Louis XIV, Leo Tolstoy, Geronimo.
Can you accept Ludvic XIV for Louis XIV?
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level 60
Nov 14, 2015
Since when was Ludwig (Ludwic) an alternative spelling of Louis??
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level 66
Jul 31, 2013
The two monarchs I missed. I thought that it was Louis 16th instead of 14th.
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level 60
Aug 1, 2013
15/20. But surprised that only 10% got Tolstoy.
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level 26
Aug 8, 2013
One thing is for certain, Americans can't take a bit of criticism, sob sob. It's funny, I managed to create a general knowledge quiz which wasn't biased towards my home country. It's really not that hard.
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level 73
Sep 8, 2013
a bit? Try constant and neverending. Every day multiple times a day some idiot (actually legion of them) mouthing off in comments here or on CNN or wherever. Most Americans take it in stride extremely well considering. In fact Americans frequently criticize themselves, or accept the criticism of others and in some cases agree, or just laugh it off. There are tons of examples of American art and culture that contain pointed criticism of Americans themselves, and American humor is very self-deprecating. On the other hand say one negative thing about Canada or England or Australia or Saudi Arabia etc.. somebody reading the comment is going to lose their mind.
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level 53
Oct 10, 2017
That's your personal experience, kalbahamut. It probably has something to with the way you're constantly spouting off highly opinionated and offensive tirades against nationalities and religions.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
No, it doesn't. I'm more often responding to the people I'm referring to than I am inspiring responses by them.
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level 71
Aug 8, 2013
The first historical mugshot quiz wouldn't accept "che" without the last name but this quiz accepts "elvis" without the last name.
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level 39
Aug 15, 2013
I got 15 out of 20. I could not get Ho Chi minh (among a few others) i thought the picture was of former prime minister tojo of wwii japan. Although Ho Chi Minh does rather resemble master chow from the van damme movie kickboxer...lol.
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level 20
Feb 6, 2014
remember, tojo wore glasses, did not have a beard, and was much younger
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level 20
Feb 6, 2014
100% (easy), you should change Martin Luther King to Martin Luther King, Jr., the previous is his father's name
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level 48
Jun 2, 2014
Both are named Martin Luther King. The use of "Sr." or "Jr." is an honorific that is not legally or officially part of their name, and is only truly necessary when they must be distinguished from each other. By the same logic he would have to be called "Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." because obviously we can't tell who people are talking about without using their full, complete names with every applicable honorific.
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level 39
Sep 28, 2017
While you technically correct, I wonder how many people would even know that Martin Luther King, Sr., existed were it not for his son. So who do you think people think of when they hear MLK? Get real
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level 65
Apr 23, 2014
You should accept "Maria Sklodowska-Curie" in "Marie Curie" as she was Polish and took her husband's surname only as a second one. Therefore officially she was known 'till the end of her life as Maria Sklodowska-Curie
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level 2
Apr 28, 2014
20/20 ;)
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level 55
May 20, 2014
I hate these quizzes. If you think not being able to remember names is embarrassing, try not being able to remember faces.
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level 57
Feb 28, 2018
Maybe you have prosopagnosia.
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level 55
Jul 22, 2014
Anyone who didn't get Churchill apparently has never taken a World War II test on this site...he's the picture for almost every one.
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level 28
Feb 12, 2015
Good quiz, even though I did badly.
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level 60
Feb 12, 2015
I'm bound to remark that the German emperor's answer should not be filled in when you type "Kaiser". That is simply the name of his rank. I will admit to never having heard reference to any previous or succeeding Kaiser, nevertheless you should get the point for putting his actual name.
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level 53
Oct 10, 2017
Same problem with 'Caesar' in other quizzes, though not, oddly, with 'czar' or 'tzar'.
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level 62
May 2, 2015
robert e lee looks like victor hugo to me for some reason
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level 79
May 16, 2015
I thought Tolstoy was Santa Claus on a casual Friday and that Mark Twain was Sam Elliot, the actor, though not of any real significance to world history. Truthfully, I thought MacArthur was Ronald Reagan from his acting days.
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level 39
Dec 5, 2017
To me he looked like Rasputin.
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level 56
Nov 14, 2015
You should accept Ho not minh as the answer. As far as I know, Ho is the surname.
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level ∞
Nov 14, 2015
You are correct! Ho will work now.
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level 36
Nov 14, 2015
surprised that not a lot of people knew Robert E Lee. He has a unique stand out kinda look that you can spot a mile away. Arguably one of the best generals in American history
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level 57
Feb 14, 2016
You've answered your own surprise in your last 2 words ;)
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level 50
Sep 15, 2016
Agree with Q5
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level 66
Nov 16, 2015
Could you add Skłodowska to Curie, after all that's how she was known Maria Curie Skłodowska.
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level 58
Nov 16, 2015
Wonderful quiz - 100% here!
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level 28
Jan 30, 2016
i got 35%-geography is my thing
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level 68
Mar 7, 2016
Just because all the European Old Masters and miscellaneous Italians are known today by their first names only doesn't mean they didn't actually have last names! 😉 Please accept "van Rijn" for Rembrandt.
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level 53
Mar 21, 2016
Do you think the Kaiser notices that there's a bird on his hat?
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level 54
Aug 15, 2016
haha I guessed Rasputin for Tolstoi.. but eventually got him.
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level 12
Oct 27, 2016
100% with 1:22 remaining :))
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level 53
Feb 5, 2017
I typed "joan or arc" and it wouldn't take it :(
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level 35
Mar 4, 2017
I feel like a major-league derp... forgot Elvis...
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level 39
Mar 13, 2017
The North should have relieved the South of its greatest asset (slavery) moved all the slaves North, to the Caribbean or back to Africa, then expelled it from the union (which would have been moot, given that they had already seceded). Let's see how long it would have taken those "good ole boys" to beg their way back in.
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level 62
Jul 7, 2017
I thought the picture of Mark Twain was Jed Clampett from the Beverley Hill Billies at first
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level 24
Oct 10, 2017
Got them all but Robert E Lee because I'm not American
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level 15
Dec 11, 2017
update to add more female figures? this is very male dominated :/
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level 49
Feb 19, 2018
Marie SKŁODOWSKA-Curie, that's full name of this polish scientist.
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level 43
Feb 28, 2018
Wow. Only 2 women in the whole quiz. Great job, quizmaster.
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level 65
Feb 28, 2018
Make your own quiz.
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level ∞
Feb 28, 2018
History doesn't retroactively change to fit itself towards modern conceptions of gender equality. The history of the world up until very recent times was almost entirely the history of men.
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level 61
Feb 28, 2018
I thought that Marie Curie looked a little crazy...so I tried Lizzie Borden.
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level 48
Mar 8, 2018
Me too lol
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level 44
Feb 28, 2018
Americans should definitely know that portion of World History that is American History better than other parts of world history, just like someone from Russia should know that portion of World History that is Russian History better than history from other parts of the world. This is a common sense.
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level 45
Feb 28, 2018
I'm willing to wager that many people got Ho Chi Minh trying to guess Hoover for Woodrow Wilson. I always confuse Wilson, Hoover, and Harding. I hadn't even seen Ho yet when I noticed it was already filled in...
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
When I try to load all comments I get Error 002
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level 74
Feb 28, 2018
Yeah, I've been getting that too. Maybe the comment update screwed things up?
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level ∞
Feb 28, 2018
Should be fixed now. I increased the maximum number of comments displayed to 250 as well.
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level 59
Mar 8, 2018
Might have been better to leave it producing an error message, having read through many of the comments...
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level 44
Feb 28, 2018
My way of describing if I recognize someone would be if you showed me 20 photos of similar faces of that era, would I be able to select the right person in one or two choices. ---- For example, I got Geronimo correct, but I really had no idea what he looked like. I just started guessing Native Americans (Cochise, then Geronimo, and I would have tried Sitting Bull next). Same with Wilson - I recognized him as a president, but really had no idea which one. I tried a few, and stumbled upon a right answer. Same with Ho, who I got right away. I was ready to try Sun and Chiang in case Ho didn't work. Perhaps Pol next --- but I fully admit I didn't "recognize" him in any fashion. Just started guessing East Asian leaders, and somehow got him right off the bat.
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level 44
Feb 28, 2018
I could have sworn that was the guy from Rush.
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level 55
Mar 18, 2018
You should accept Jeronimo and Curry and Currie.... sheesh
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level 65
Apr 12, 2018
I think Elvis just doesn't sit right in this company. He will slowly fade into obscurity generation by generation, much like Rudolph Valentino or Al Jolson, not really historical figures.