People - Real or Fictional?

Can you guess whether these people really existed, or were invented as a work of fiction?
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Last updated: February 8, 2021
First submittedFebruary 8, 2021
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1. Forrest Gump
Real
Fictional
2. Hamlet, prince of Denmark
Real
Fictional
3. Vlad the Impaler
Real
Fictional
4. Long John Silver
Real
Fictional
The fictional pirate is from the book "Treasure Island"
5. Johnny Appleseed
Real
Fictional
His real name was John Chapman, and he lived from 1774–1845
6. Spartacus
Real
Fictional
Spartacus was a gladiator who led a slave revolt against Ancient Rome
7. Zorro
Real
Fictional
Zorro was created by the author Johnston McCulley in 1919
8. Amazonian headhunters who killed people and shrank their heads
Real
Fictional
9. Lawrence of Arabia
Real
Fictional
T. E. Lawrence lived from 1888–1935
10. Rasputin
Real
Fictional
Grigori Rasputin was a mystic who befriend the Tsarina of Russia and was assassinated in 1916
11. Richard the Lionheart
Real
Fictional
12. Sherlock Holmes
Real
Fictional
13. Cleopatra
Real
Fictional
14. Atticus Finch
Real
Fictional
Atticus Finch is a character from "To Kill a Mockingbird"
15. Tarzan
Real
Fictional
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Level 80
Feb 9, 2021
Rasputin, the original John McClane.
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Level 66
Feb 10, 2021
Ra-Ra-Rasputin, lover of the Russian Queen/

There was a cat that really was gone/

Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine/

It was a shame how he carried on

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Level 70
Feb 9, 2021
Cool quiz!! I missed Hamlet because I know that Shakespeare often delves into history. But in this case... no. Hamlet as it transpires was based on an old Scandanavian legend... oh well. "Insobriety, thy name is Vodka!".
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Level 71
Feb 10, 2021
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Level 59
Feb 10, 2021
Johnny Appleseed is a real person?!

I would have sword up and down he was an American legend, like Paul Bunyan

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Level 89
Feb 11, 2021
I've had better luck swinging my sword side to side, but to each his own, I guess. :)
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Level 60
Apr 2, 2021
His name wasn't really Johnny Appleseed but he was a real person.
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Level 70
Feb 14, 2021
Who the hell is Johnny Appleseed? I’ve never heard of him before in my life. He was the only one I got wrong too, pure 50:50 guess.
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Level 73
Feb 14, 2021
Yeah, he is just a no one to me.
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Level 72
Apr 2, 2021
'John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia.'
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Level 38
Apr 2, 2021
Yep the were made to make cider not to be eaten
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Level 81
Apr 2, 2021
The process for shrinking heads is pretty fascinating. One of those many things humans do that leaves you wondering "who was the first person to try this and why?"
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Level 51
Apr 2, 2021
Hamlet, prince of Denmark is very likely a real person.
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Level 69
Apr 2, 2021
In the explanation for Rasputin it should say "befriended"
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Level 37
Apr 7, 2021
Hamlet is based on a medieval Danish prince named Amleth, and it's not known whether he existed in reality or only as a legend.
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Level 36
Apr 9, 2021
befriended....