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Historical Figures by Letter

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The letter corresponds with their LAST NAME, if they have one that is widely known.
Use the names for which these people are MOST COMMONLY KNOWN (e.g. Mark Twain instead of Samuel Clemens)
Quiz by Elan
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Last updated: May 29, 2015
First submittedMay 9, 2015
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Letter
Clue
Answer
A
Ancient Greek philosopher
Aristotle
B
American actor starring in films such as "The Godfather" and "On the Waterfront"
Marlon Brando
C
Last ancient Egyptian pharaoh
Cleopatra
D
Former Yankees center fielder with a 56-game hitting streak
Joe DiMaggio
E
Famous Swiss mathematician
Leonhard Euler
F
American chess prodigy
Bobby Fischer
G
Non-violent protester who led India to independence
Mohandas Gandhi
H
Babylonian king credited with writing the first written laws
Hammurabi
I
Australian wildlife expert
Steve Irwin
J
Probably the greatest basketball player of all time
Michael Jordan
K
Ruthless Mongolian emperor
Genghis Khan
L
Confederate army general during the US Civil War
Robert E. Lee
M
Renaissance writer: "The end justifies the means."
Niccolò Machiavelli
Letter
Clue
Answer
N
Discovered gravity
Sir Isaac Newton
O
Author of dystopian novel "1984"
George Orwell
P
Spanish painter and sculptor, considered one of the most influential in modern times
Pablo Picasso
Q
Vice President under George H. W. Bush
Dan Quayle
R
Fifth Israeli Prime Minister and winner of a Nobel Prize
Yitzhak Rabin
S
Cruel Soviet leader during World War II
Joseph Stalin
T
Youngest heavyweight boxing champion ever
Mike Tyson
U
Baltimore Colts Hall-of-Fame quarterback
Johnny Unitas
V
Brazilian composer, singer, and guitarist
Caetano Veloso
W
Founding father and first US President
George Washington
X
Muslim American civil rights activist
Malcolm X
Y
Beloved parody songwriter
"Weird" Al Yankovic
Z
Leader of a powerful kingdom in southern Africa
Shaka Zulu
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level 23
May 9, 2015
Elan- I typed in Malcolm X but it wouldn't take it, there are definitely better people for Q, V, and O. Also, there are too many sports and TV people- this is a historical figures quiz, try to keep that in mind.
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level 62
May 9, 2015
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level 56
Jun 17, 2015
Agreed. Pop culture is not history
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level 66
May 10, 2015
With Genghis Khan, I think the Khan is title, not surname.
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level 62
May 10, 2015
You're right: Khan means emperor. However, the quiz states the answers are the names for which each person was best known.
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level 38
Sep 26, 2018
Excellent quiz!