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People by Country #4

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
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Last updated: April 28, 2017
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Person
Country
Mohandas Gandhi
India
Winston Churchill
United Kingdom
Lionel Messi
Argentina
Julius Caesar
Italy
Rasputin
Russia
Roger Federer
Switzerland
Shakira
Colombia
Imelda Marcos
Philippines
Person
Country
Pancho Villa
Mexico
Stieg Larsson
Sweden
Julio Iglesias
Spain
F. W. de Klerk
South Africa
Aristotle
Greece
Gisele Bündchen
Brazil
Bob Marley
Jamaica
Cleopatra
Egypt
Person
Country
Steve Irwin
Australia
Chow Yun-Fat
China
Ruhollah Khomeini
Iran
Thomas Edison
United States
Haile Selassie
Ethiopia
Sigmund Freud
Austria
James Joyce
Ireland
Vlad the Impaler
Romania
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level 75
Apr 9, 2013
got everything except for de Klerk, though the athletes had me stumped for a while.
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level 75
Apr 13, 2015
2 years later same result.
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level 39
Apr 13, 2015
De Klerk was President of South Africa and played a crucial role in ending Apartheid. A very well known, though somewhat controversial, figure.
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level 75
Apr 13, 2015
Oh. I thought he was the murder victim in My Cousin Vinny.
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level 67
Dec 10, 2016
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level 68
Apr 6, 2018
Why is he controversial, HelenO? Do you mean among people who wanted apartheid to continue? I don't know that much about him.
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level 75
Apr 6, 2018
I finally remembered him this time.
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level 61
Apr 6, 2018
"A very well known, though somewhat controversial, figure." Sounds like the description of a toddler in just about any home with children.
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level 77
Apr 13, 2015
Frederik de Klerk is the one who had the Nobel prize in 93 with Mandela for the abolition of Apartheid. It's surprising that you don't know him...
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level 55
Apr 13, 2015
I hadn't heard of him either, though I was just a wee little tot when the abolition of the apartheid happened. But at least these quizzes help us research things we didn't know already.
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level 68
Apr 6, 2018
I was pretty young when Cleopatra was around.
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level 54
Apr 6, 2018
I just knew it was a Dutch name, and tried every country with Dutch influence (Indonesia, Congo, Belgium...)
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level 52
Feb 17, 2019
@Kleiner South Africa, Malaysia, Mauritius, United States, Guyana and Suriname etc. also have considerable Dutch influence...
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level 64
Feb 17, 2019
When I consider the role that F W de Klerk has played in modern history, it makes me feel so sad that jetpunkers know more about some obscure Colombian singer and an equally obscure Argentinian footballer. Who will be remembered in 100 years' time? Come on jetpunkers - you can do better than that!
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level 46
Mar 28, 2019
You're mad if you think Shakira is obscure. And you are insane if you think Messi is obscure. Arguably the most famous human in our world today, possibly second to his rival Ronaldo.
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level 67
Apr 9, 2013
Dead easy. Got them all with 2.50 left
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level 20
Apr 9, 2013
Some of these people I've never heard of. Then again, I'm in middle school.
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level 46
Apr 10, 2013
38% don't know where Lionel Messi is from? If you don't know him you cant be from country where is TV, newspapers and internet. Come one! Nice quiz btw.
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level 40
Apr 10, 2013
Last time I checked, the US had TV, Newspaper and Internet ;) But like most Americans, I don't follow soccer (sorry, football), especially International Soccer. I had no idea where he was from, wasn't actually sure who he was either.
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level 46
Apr 13, 2015
Still, if one dont know the most famous man of the most famous thing in the world, there is something wrong...
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level 38
Dec 8, 2017
What ^ said.
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level 33
Apr 24, 2013
I'm from Europe and I have access to TV, newspapers and everything that could supply me with this info, but the trouble is that I don't give two shits about Messi or football for that matter. I definitely have heard of him, but I'm simply not interested, so I don't remember anything about him, other than the fact that he's pretty good at football.
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level 39
Mar 9, 2014
well said.
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level 63
Dec 10, 2016
I've heard of him, but didn't know where he was from, mainly 'cos I don't give a flying fuck about football :)
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level 67
Dec 16, 2017
Or decent language either:
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level 25
Jan 29, 2018
That's like saying someone doesn't know who Beyonce is or President Obama. You don't need to know everything about them, just some general knowledge. That's what Jetpunk is about. I understand if you don't know a lot about, but at least know who he is.
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level 69
Apr 6, 2018
Americans know that there are multiple Ronaldos who come from countries that speak Portuguese. The rest of the worlds knows that Michael Jordan beat space monsters in a basketball game. I guess we're even.
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level 67
Apr 8, 2018
Who's Michael Jordan?
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level 69
Apr 9, 2018
He was invented by Nike in the1980s as part of an advertising campaign. Some people believe he's real though.
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level 72
Apr 13, 2018
Possibly you know him as a footballer, who plays in Spain/Catalonia ... one might not necessarily know he's from Argentina though
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level 35
Apr 12, 2013
Nice quiz !!
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level 4
Apr 14, 2013
You should accept "Rome" or "Roman Empire" for Julius Caesar. There was no country called "Italy" before 1861, and Caesar died in 44 BC. As a matter of fact, "Italy" shouldn't be among the correct answers at all...
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level ∞
Apr 15, 2013
Read the directions!
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level 58
Apr 13, 2015
Never ceases to amaze me that there is always at least one of you people in these comments of this quiz. READ THE DIRECTIONS
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level 73
Sep 25, 2013
I had no idea Federer was from Switzerland.
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level 23
Nov 21, 2013
WHAT!!!! He is a very famous tennis player. When he plays, his country says SUI which is the shortened form of Switzerland!!!!
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level 39
Mar 9, 2014
I thought he was from Spain.
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level 75
Apr 13, 2015
I watch tennis even less than I watch soccer/football. When I need answers about sports figures I ask my daughter who is a sports nut - any sport. She probably even knows the stats of all past tiddlywinks champions. I prefer to spend my extra time working in my garden or taking Jetpunk quizzes. To each his/her own.
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level 71
Apr 13, 2015
ander...federer transcends sports...is common knowledge he is from switzerland, even if you don't follow sports
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level 62
Apr 21, 2015
Jacko77: That's Nadal you're thinking of.
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level 75
Apr 6, 2018
"...is common knowledge he is from Switzerland"...he may be very well known but according to today's stats 30% of us don't know who he is and I'm one of those 30%, and if I don't watch tennis on TV how am I supposed to see the country name connected to him on the screen? I'm more surprised that fewer than half knew Imelda Marcos or Haile Selassie, but I guess being older helps there.
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level 25
Feb 3, 2014
Dont make the answers correspond. Or put them in order from easiest to greatest. I know where most of these people are from. I just didnt know roger federer. So i failed the rest.
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level 78
Jul 15, 2014
You know, you can skip to the others if you don't know one. Arrow keys, click on a new box, etc.
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level 77
Jul 19, 2014
I got them all but I almost missed Imelda Marcos. I was wondering if Aristotle is actually from modern Greece or from Macedonia, but it seems the quiz is right.
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level 28
Sep 8, 2014
Cleopatra was Greek but she went on to be Queen of Egypt. So really she's from Greece
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level 71
Apr 13, 2015
Cleopatra was born in Alexandria. She was of Greek ancestry, but she was definitely Egyptian.
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level 75
Apr 13, 2015
She was born in Alexandria. All of Egypt and most of the known world was nominally Greek for a while thanks to Alexander. Cleopatra was Greek in language and arguably ethnicity but that doesn't change the fact that she was from what is today Egypt.
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level 71
Apr 13, 2015
more people know Haile Selassie than they do marcos? had never heard of Haile Selassie until today
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level 37
Apr 13, 2015
I would guess a lot of them have played Civilizations. He's the leader of the Ethiopian civilization in the game.
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level 75
Apr 13, 2015
He's also the Rastafarian messiah.
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level 59
Apr 13, 2015
Got them all except Gisele Bündchen. Not at all embarrassed to say I had no idea where she's from. I know who she is and that's more than enough. Strange to have someone like that and Shakira in a list with Ghandi and de Klerk.
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level 81
Apr 14, 2015
I had no idea about her either :)
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level 68
Aug 10, 2015
I missed only her also and I don't know who she is, will google her now.
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level 52
Oct 11, 2018
i knew the name, and profession, but that was it
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level 54
Dec 10, 2016
Nice one!
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level 20
Dec 10, 2016
only got gisele because i like the Patriots
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level 38
Apr 4, 2017
Isn't it amazing that so few people ever heard of De Klerk, yet almost everyone knows of Mandela? - They are both important in the abolition of apartheid. And you should have had to live though it to know about it. It should be a mandatory part of every history class.
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level 46
Apr 6, 2018
I picked #4 because they can be more challenging. Question one seems to be wrong: as I recall from reading his autobiography as a lad that Gandhi was from South Africa. Makes a much more interesting quiz too.
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level 34
Apr 6, 2018
Gandhi was born and died in India. He did practice law in South Africa for sometime. That's where he got his idea of nonviolent resistance.
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level 55
Apr 6, 2018
Missed Shakira. Guess that makes me an oldie.
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level 56
Apr 6, 2018
For some reason, I thought Julio Iglesias was from Puerto Rico. I went through all Spanish speaking central and south American countries before thinking of Spain.
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level 60
Apr 6, 2018
Can't believe the Queen of Shoes is least known! I guess average age of JetPunkers must be falling fast!!
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level 43
Apr 6, 2018
thank-you!!!! Shakira is a better choice
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level 48
Apr 7, 2018
Aristotle was born in Stagira which is in central modern-day Macedonia. It was an ancient Greek city but because the description highlights 'modern-day country' I'd say it's better suited to Macedonia.
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level ∞
Apr 8, 2018
No, absolutely not. While this an interesting piece of trivia, the legacy of Socrates derives from his association with the city of Athens.
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level 67
Apr 8, 2018
I agree with Tombishop, If Aristotle was born in what is now Macedonia, then that is the answer as you have stipulated in Bold, Underlined text "modern day" country.
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level 48
Apr 8, 2018
But Aristotle is known to have felt like an alien in Athens. The concepts they propagated such as democracy were notably foreign to him. He also left Athens and returned to Macedonia to tutor Alexander the Great who became the King of the Macedons.
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level 42
Apr 15, 2018
2:15 left, got them all on first attempt!
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level 52
Feb 17, 2019
Gisele Bündchen sounds like a German name.
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level 21
May 13, 2019
Lol I typed in german too
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level 21
May 13, 2019
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