Words for Leaders Quiz

We give you the group. You tell us the title given to its leader.
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
First submittedJuly 13, 2010
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Group
Leader
the United States
President
the Catholic church
Pope
a parliamentary nation
Prime Minister
a city
Mayor
a U.S. state
Governor
an empire
Emperor
Mongolia
Khan
Germany or Austria, before 1918
Kaiser
Nazi Germany
Führer
modern Germany
Chancellor
medieval Venice
Doge
ancient Egypt
Pharaoh
Group
Leader
Russia, before 1918
Tsar
Iran, before 1979
Shah
a duchy
Duke
the Eastern Orthodox church
Patriarch
the Ottoman Empire
Sultan
a ship
Captain
the Roman Republic (co-leader)
Consul
Japan (military dictator, before 1867)
Shogun
a board of directors
Chairperson
a Spanish colony
Viceroy
a Catholic diocese
Bishop
fascist Italy
Duce
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Level 81
May 31, 2013
Not all parliamentary governments/nations have prime ministers; some have presidents (cf the Marshall Islands).
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Level 71
Jan 14, 2016
Yes, the definition for Prime Minister is incorrect, since having one has little to do with being a "Parlamentary Nation". The origin of the title comes from monarchies, where the king named his "prime minister" to rule the realm. I would recommend to change the definition to simply "The United Kingdom (or Greece, or Israel, or whatever).
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
naming a country kind of defeats the purpose of this quiz and even if you do so, you must list them all... so no that would be a bad suggestion imo
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Level 32
Aug 16, 2019
@sifhraven If naming a country is so bad why are you ok with the US being named?
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Level 67
Feb 12, 2020
I never said I was okay with it, but it is a good point.
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Level 72
Dec 10, 2017
A lot of parliamentary countries have Presidents, but this is largely a ceremonial role. The Prime Minister in most cases is the political leader
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Level 62
Apr 3, 2020
That is true because our leader is actually the Queen, in state occasion terms. Certainly has rank over PM.
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Level 18
May 17, 2020
I just got President, Pope, Prime Minister and Mayor. Did I mention I am 8? Still, I feel like I went pretty badly.
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Level 48
Apr 22, 2014
Medieval Venice had a "Doge," you say?! So Venice. Much Leader. Wow.
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Level 85
Aug 6, 2014
Is this some kind of a callback? I have no context for deciphering this type of thing. It's not quite Yoda, but it's definitely something like that.
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Level 50
Aug 14, 2014
It's what's known as 'Dogespeak'. It's pretty funny.
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Level 50
Jan 10, 2015
Love the quiz! 13/24.
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Level 62
Jan 19, 2015
In English, you use the term "Kaiser"?
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Level 56
Jan 14, 2016
Yes
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Level 77
Dec 3, 2016
like tzar
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Level 37
Nov 17, 2017
It's either Tsar or Czar.
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Level 78
Jun 25, 2018
Kaiser, tsar, and czar all come from the Latin for caesar, one answer that I expected to see on the quiz but didn't.
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
caesar is simply his last name, It was not until after caesar that variations of his name started to be equivalent of emperor.
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Level 62
Jan 27, 2018
interesting, in Czech we just called these "Kaisers" Emperors (tsar is "car" in Czech so that's the same)
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Level 75
Jan 28, 2015
A few answers to this quiz are discriminatory. While some titles are typically applied equally to both genders (like "governor" and "president"), some of them are only used for men (e.g. tsar and duke'). Women have held these posts too and it's unfortunate to see a quiz called "Words for Leaders" exclude women in this way. Thank you for using "chairperson." Please fix this quiz.
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Level 65
Jun 24, 2018
Good grief.
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Level 46
Oct 10, 2018
there's always one
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
Duchess was accepted for duke, I have no idea about the other ones. But really I didnt see a problem here.
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Level 70
Feb 12, 2020
You must be great fun at a party !
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Level 20
Mar 12, 2020
oh god
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Level 80
May 3, 2020
It accepts female versions of most answers. Though this quiz has me wondering if it's possible for their to be an Orthodox Matriarch. Probably not.
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Level 45
Aug 19, 2020
Well the female version of tsar is tsarina, which has the word "tsar" in it, and as soon as you type tsar, the answer is accepted. Same goes for sultan, the female version is sultana. You can't really do anything about it.
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Level 69
Feb 9, 2015
Perhaps triumvir should count for co-leader of Roman Republic? As long as it's before Augustus I think it's acceptable.
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Level 76
Dec 18, 2015
I put "duck" by accident for "duke" and laughed rather too much.
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Level 35
Apr 9, 2020
All hail KING QUACKO IV lololol
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Level 69
Jan 14, 2016
nice quiz 24/24 with 3.11 left
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Level 79
Jan 14, 2016
The title "tsar" was replaced by "emperor" ("imperator") already in 1721 in Russia (Peter the Great). The last tsardom was the tsardom of Bulgaria (until 1946).
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Level 52
Jan 14, 2016
I'm kinda surprised to see neither king or queen, especially as these have been a round longer than a good chunk of the answers. Also stuff like Chieftian or something
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2016
suggestion: please accept 'virrey' as viceroy. That's just how they were called there
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Level 56
Apr 29, 2020
Yep, never once i've here viceroy, Virrey many times.
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Level 89
Jan 14, 2016
please accept PM for prime minister
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Level 43
Jan 15, 2016
Can you also accept governor-general for Spanish colony? Post-1821, the Viceroyalty of New Spain ceased to exist and Guam and the Philippines were ruled directly by the Spanish Crown through the governor-general.
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Level 52
Jan 17, 2016
What on earth is a chairperson? I tried everything from CEO to director to manager.
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Level 82
Jun 24, 2018
You've never heard of a "chairman of the board" or "chair of the board"? It's simply the gender neutral title. A CEO reports to the Board of Directors for most companies, and the chair is the head of that board.
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Level 56
Aug 3, 2016
Parliamentary nation PM thing, already addressed in comments (just do UK or something). Not all empires are ruled by an emperor, but that's a nitpick I guess. Mongolia is ruled by a president, and people get what is meant but more specific would be good. Accept kanzler and stuff for modern Germany, and caliph for Ottomans, and there's the whole consul (triumvir, co emperors, other positions?) thing.
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Level 80
Jul 8, 2017
I thought archbishops outranked bishops.
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Level 78
Jun 25, 2018
They do, but they govern archdioceses, not dioceses. BTW, while this clue is correct, I'd like to point out that many Orthodox and Protestant denominations have bishops, but not all of them are over dioceses.There are various other names used.
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Level 56
Oct 24, 2017
I would have thought the "board of directors" question would have had the answer "CEO" for it.
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Level 37
Nov 17, 2017
A CEO is the Chief Executive Officer of a Company. He/She reports to the Board of Directors, which is headed by a Chairperson.
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Level 68
Dec 1, 2017
Chairperson is a bit of a reach. Managing Director is much more common.
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Level 37
Dec 17, 2017
You know, people being so sick and tired of this pseudo politically correctness is what got Trump elected. (his lunacy was like a breath of fresh air to many). The differences between the gender-neutral and traditional appellations don't amount to a hill of beans!
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Level 59
Jan 27, 2019
It's actually quite funny- the people who call people in favour of equality "snowflakes" are the same people who spit their dummies out when they're asked to default to "chairperson" instead of "chairman" It's a very simple and effortless thing to do, and it makes such a difference to use more inclusive language (it's amazing how the subconscious mind works), and yet they act like it's the most arduous task! And they say the other group are the weak and easily offended ones!
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
Anybody that calls anybody else a snowflake, no matter how silly the thing was the other person said ( while a lot of times there is a genuinly good point in there, but yea there are also persons that make an issue of absolutely everything) is done in my book. It shows more about the character of the person that calls someone that, and often those personalities are rather ugly..

same with the you must be fun at parties, often the original comment is actually interesting and has a good point, but yea, sometimes quite boring or a bit too anal/nitpicking. But why the need to trash somebody just because you found their remark boring. That is soo childish, sadly often it is adults making these remarks...

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Level 47
Feb 14, 2018
General Secretary for a Communist Nation?
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Level 64
Jun 24, 2018
Weird, as a German I would've translated Kaiser as emperor.
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Level 59
Jun 24, 2018
nice one, well done QM
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Level 69
Jun 24, 2018
Great quiz!
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Level 70
Jun 24, 2018
I put Mussolini for leader of Fascist Italy because I couldn't think of the name.
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Level 49
Jun 24, 2018
I was pretty sure the answer for United States was Dotard in Chief.
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Level 61
Jun 25, 2018
really? I guess someone had to screw things up.
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Level 80
Nov 29, 2019
If the Dotard in Chief can't do it by himself his allies in Congress, the media, and the Kremlin should be able to get it done.
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Level 37
Jun 24, 2018
Doge really venice
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Level 62
Jun 25, 2018
I've never heard the word "chairperson" in my entire life.
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Level 44
Jun 26, 2018
You've heard of chairman...butnow everythink went political corect...therefore person....
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Level 65
Jun 25, 2018
I always assumed "Il duce" was just Italian for "duke." Is that wrong? Is it really a separate term altogether?
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Level 75
Jun 26, 2018
I'll bow to those who know the language better, but remember from my History lessons it simply means "The Leader"
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Level 75
Jun 26, 2018
(and so does Duke, so it seems...)
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
it is, but is like king and koning/köning/kung/konge. And kaiser/tzar/czar they all come from the same thing.
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Level 44
Jun 26, 2018
I think kanzler should be accepted in german...
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Level 71
Jan 24, 2019
Quizmaster, would you please add Caudillo to the quiz? It would complete the Fascist Leader Titles Trifecta and bring the quiz to a nice even 25 questions.
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Level 62
Feb 15, 2019
I only got the US State answer because I remember Arnold being called the Governator, which I very nearly started to type!
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
same haha, I thought man what was it called again, but I couldnt think of it. Then I thought, yea think of schwarzenegger and terminator then it might come to you and instantly I knew.
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Level 80
Jun 1, 2019
Other spellings for counsel? concil? Maybe pontiff for pope?
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Level 70
Jul 3, 2019
I don't think Bishop is especially a Catholic title so the clue is slightly misleading. it's also used in the Anglican Church as well as some Orthodox churches.
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Level 73
Feb 15, 2020
There are Christian denominations without bishops, so the clue can't be "a Christian diocese". Neither can you list all denominations that do have bishops. If the leader of a Catholic diocese is a bishop, this doesn't mean that bishops are not leaders of other groups.
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Level 49
Dec 14, 2019
The Leader of the Ottoman Empire was called the Khalifa.
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Level 33
Jan 12, 2020
Stead of "the United States" you should've written "A Federal Republic", instead of "a UF State" you should've written just "a State".
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Level 36
Mar 10, 2020
I hate when these quizzes don’t accept fuhrer. I don’t even know how to make an umlaut on my keyboard
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Level 35
May 16, 2020
they should accept fuehrer which is the actual german way of not using the ä,ö or ü. but fuhrer is just wrong. did you know that schwül means humid and schwul means gay? now you know.
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Level 73
Jul 29, 2020
Umlauts or other diacritics are never required on Jetpunk, meaning you can always enter u for ü.
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Level 60
Mar 19, 2020
Who else wants to live in medieval Venice?
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Level 56
Apr 29, 2020
Viceroy is not very common used in Spanish colonies.... just saying i come from one and i've never heard that term for our history. More used by the British empire.
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Level 62
May 1, 2020
Very good quiz. Lots of interesting answers and many that can be correctly gotten to by some thinking. Great
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Level 51
May 29, 2020
Germany's leading person is a president. The Chancellor is just head of government.
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Level ∞
May 29, 2020
The President of Germany is a largely ceremonial position. The closest analog would be the Queen in the United Kingdom.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Germany

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Level 47
Jul 15, 2020
Hitler was technically the Chancellor of Germany. The Fuhrer was like his pseudonym
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Level 73
Jul 29, 2020
No, Johnny. "Führer" was Hitler's official title. He adopted it after merging the offices of chancellor and president in 1934.