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People by Country #2

Guess the countries that these notable people are/were from.
  • Guess the modern day country, even if it didn't exist when the person was alive
  • Answer must correspond to highlighted box
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Apr 28, 2017
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Person
Country
Ichiro Suzuki
Pelé
Carlos Slim
Osama bin Laden
Plato
Usain Bolt
Rupert Murdoch
Genghis Khan
Person
Country
Imhotep
Nelson Mandela
Che Guevara
Rembrandt
Béla Bartók
Jesus
Haile Gebrselassie
Nadia Comăneci
Person
Country
Cristiano Ronaldo
Henrik Ibsen
Ravi Shankar
Heidi Klum
Kofi Annan
Peter Jackson
Aung San Suu Kyi
Benazir Bhutto
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Country
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level 67
Feb 10, 2013
Great quiz but kind of easy. Love it though
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level 40
Feb 10, 2013
Yup, awesome quiz... but it'd be great if the difficulty level was amped up. Also, Murdock used as the Australian? That's just cruel! lol
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level 32
Feb 11, 2013
Didn't know that Murdoch is Australian... and Jackson from New Zealand; I guess this explains partly why he chose this as the shooting location for LotR.
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level 71
Oct 25, 2013
Murdoch isn't Australian anymore, he's American. He took out American citizenship and had to renounce his Aussie citizenship in order to buy various media companies in the US (apparently foreigners can't own more than a certain stake). Anyway, he's yours now. You're welcome!
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level 73
Feb 10, 2015
Haha... I put a few naturalized citizens on my Stupid Americans quiz and got all sorts of grief for it, but when it comes to Murdoch you guys are all too happy to recognize a change in citizenship! Figures...
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level 45
Aug 6, 2017
Hehehe everyone's like, good riddance to Murdoch. It is about where they're from... Osama didn't exactly hang out all that much in Saudi Arabia in later life
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level 50
Feb 10, 2015
The instructions say are/were from. I suppose the same could be said of many others, like Mr Sensitivity himself, Mel Gibson.
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level 57
Jun 16, 2013
Damn, just missed Imhotep, thought it sounded Cambodian
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level 66
Dec 8, 2017
If it helps, Imhotep is the name of the mummy from the Brendan Fraser version of The Mummy movie (based VERY loosely on the Imhotep in this quiz).
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level 49
Mar 15, 2018
lol I was trying southern African countries, there was a guy in a novel about south africa that had a similar type name. oops, I should have gotten it from the Mummy haha
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level 71
Aug 5, 2013
Jesus was reportedly born Bethlehem which is now part of the autonomous Palestinian Authority recognized by some nations as simply Palestine. In either case its not Israel.
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level 71
Oct 25, 2013
This is true. The Bible has it that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, which is in Palestine. However, archaeological evidence (or rather a lack of it) shows that there was no town in Bethlehem in Judea when Jesus was born, in which case he may have been born in Bethlehem in Galilee, which is in Israel. Then again, he may not have been born in any Bethlehem and his place of birth may be a later invention to ensure his story coincides with the prophecy in the Old Testament which said the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Or, Jesus may not have been born at all and the whole thing may be made up.
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level 73
Feb 10, 2015
^this. If Jesus was born at all it was likely in Nazareth since the Bethlehem story is obviously made up. Nazareth is also in Israel/Palestine, though, so hardly matters.
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level 65
Jul 26, 2016
I'm wonder why "it's obviously made up". All the gospels that mention Jesus birthplace coincide in identifying Bethlehem and all sources from the first and second centuries agree. Of course a case can be made that it's too convenient, as it fulfils Micah's prophecy that the Messiah would be born in this town. I you are a non believer, there may be grounds to be suspicious. But I don't how it can be called an "obvious" fabrication.
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level 70
Oct 26, 2016
there was apparently no census taking place at that time
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level 73
Apr 23, 2017
Do some reading on the subject, roca. and not on apologist sites. Djilas points out one problem with the story... though.. this is not the strongest argument against it as that is just as probably a matter of the date of Jesus' birth on the Gregorian calendar being wrong as it is evidence that the story was fabricated.
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level 53
Dec 7, 2017
There was actually a census: the Census of Quirinius. Which was in Israel. Circa 5 BC (the journey via man + donkey + lady would have taken several months, bumping it up to 4 BC on time of arrival in Bethlehem). In Israel. Issued by Augustus (the name being because Quirinius was in power in Syria at the time). Seems to match up pretty well. Here's a non-apologist site (although admittedly I don't get why you forbade those in your comment) discussing the topic: http://www.livius.org/articles/person/quirinius-p-sulpicius/?
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level 53
Dec 7, 2017
The problem I've seen you raise most often (namely, Jesus lived in Nazareth so he couldn't have been born in Bethlehem) doesn't make any sense. You were born in the United States if I recall correctly. But I'm pretty sure you live in the Middle East now. It's not impossible for someone to be born in one place and raised in another.
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level 58
Oct 22, 2014
The Land of Make Believe should work too.
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level 45
Feb 10, 2015
Hahahaha!
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level 80
Jul 19, 2015
Yawn.
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level 49
Mar 15, 2018
LMAO
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level ∞
Oct 30, 2014
Palestine will work for that question now.
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level 73
Feb 10, 2015
There are definitely plenty of people who consider Bethlehem part of Israel. So saying "in either case it's definitely not" is a little misleading. I spent Christmas Eve there last year.
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level 39
Oct 21, 2016
Correct. Did Israel even exist in Jesus' day?
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level 73
Apr 23, 2017
no, but read the instructions.
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level 53
Dec 7, 2017
Technically, yes, as a province of Rome. But that's more Texas of America than Scotland of the UK in terms of independence.
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level 74
Jul 19, 2014
That was easy indeed. The only one I didn't know is Carlos Slim but it wasn't hard to guess Mexico...
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level 73
Feb 10, 2015
Most don't realize this but his name is actually not an homage to Slim Shady, but a corruption of "Salim"... he's got Arab/Lebanese ancestry. Like Salma Hayek.
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level 56
Feb 10, 2015
I put 'Saudi' for Osama and it should have accepted it!
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level 56
May 13, 2015
Saudi is not a country that I know of.
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level 43
Feb 10, 2015
Never heard of Aung San Suu Kyi but managed to guess it after a few goes
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level 35
Feb 10, 2015
She's the lady that is under house arrest for political speech in Burma. The President and Secretary of State Clinton visited her there and it was on TV...
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level 49
Mar 15, 2018
lol I guessed burma for that one. I think
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level 48
May 14, 2017
Fizzure. Read. Be aware of the world.
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level 36
Feb 10, 2015
I protest having this Haile Gebrselassie person instead of Haile Selassie.
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level 59
Feb 10, 2015
One of the greatest marathon runners of all time.
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level 65
Apr 23, 2017
Why - because you know nothing of track and field? I've never met an Ethiopian who didn't know Haile Gebreselassie. And he's a lot less problematic than the old emperor.
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level 53
Feb 10, 2015
Béla Bartók was born in Romania, not Hungary! Just 9 km from the border of Hungary.
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level 35
Feb 10, 2015
I thought so! My piano teacher made me play that stuff until I quit. I remembered Romania but it bounced me. I loved this quiz tho! Never heard of a couple...Probably sports? Could not believe I never knew where Kofi Anan was from. Now I'll never forget.
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level 46
Feb 11, 2015
Actually, he was born in a country that no longer exists: Austria-Hungary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9la_Bart%C3%B3k
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level 70
Dec 7, 2017
It appears Bartók really isn't the best choice for Hungary. He was born in present day Romania, according to Wikipedia later lived in present day Ukraine and Bratislava, only at 18 he moved to Budapest. But on the other hand, all 3 places were part of Hungary at the time.
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level 50
Feb 10, 2015
Missed New Zealand, Egypt and Pakistan. I forgot all about Imhotep.
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level 20
Feb 10, 2015
Burma is now Malaysia
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level 20
Feb 10, 2015
Sorry, Burma is now Myanmar
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level 46
Feb 12, 2015
I only got the Ghana one because I went to high school with three Ghanaian kids named Kofi
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level 66
Dec 8, 2017
I got it because WWE wrestler Kofi Kingston is from Ghana. Must be a popular name there.
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level 65
Feb 23, 2015
Might be worth mentioning that this quiz contains potentially fictional characters.
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level 65
Apr 13, 2015
dunkinggandalf .......... what does 'Potentially Fictional' mean?.... you either 'is or you aint'
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level 73
Apr 23, 2017
but in the case of Jesus we really don't know. So he is potentially fictional.
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level 65
Oct 8, 2017
I don't think anybody seriously doubts that there was a man who became known as Jesus irrespective of his later life or attributes.
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level 73
Dec 7, 2017
Then you'd be wrong, Malbaby. Look up the work of Professor Richard Carrier if you want to find the most attention-seeking of those who seriously doubt this.
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level 53
Dec 7, 2017
Oh, come on. This is just petty. Any of these people is potentially fictitious. There could be a whole grand scheme in place to pretend that Che Guevara really existed when he didn't. He did, but people can still claim that. Technically speaking, everyone other than you is 'potentially fictitious'. It's simply to different degrees: hence, a paradox of the heap. Where's the cutoff? Is Jesus potentially fictitious, but not Mohammed? What about ancient Egyptian pharaohs: the only record of them is hieroglyphic writings, and those have also been known to state that Ra was the first pharaoh.
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level 78
Aug 9, 2016
Nothing fictional about Jesus, the historical person existed. Whether or not he was "son of God" is under serious debate.
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level 56
Oct 20, 2016
Prove it.
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level 47
Dec 30, 2016
pics or it didn't happen :)
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level 57
May 16, 2017
Does the shroud of Turin count? :P
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level 73
Dec 7, 2017
^ fake
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level 53
Dec 7, 2017
Prove it. (Also, how do we know Imhotep existed? Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics also recognised Ra as a historical pharaoh...)
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level 39
Oct 21, 2016
To Coro. Prove He didn't!
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level 73
Dec 7, 2017
As soon as you prove Thor doesn't exist we'll get right on that.
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level 53
Dec 7, 2017
And as soon as you prove any of these other fellows actually exists. How do you know Imhotep is real? Or Che Guevara?
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level 74
Dec 7, 2017
Are you real? Am I real? Is any of this real?
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level 51
Jun 6, 2018
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, which is in the Palestinian West Bank. He was not, therefore, from Israel. You need to be clear on whether you mean born or raised in.
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