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History by Picture - L

Can you name these people, places, and things beginning with the letter "L"
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Last updated: May 14, 2018
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territory
person
language
Louisiana Territory
president
leader
never colonized by Europeans
weapon
city
weapon
Little Boy
author
sport
musician
ship
musical instrument
1666 conflagaration
Great Fire of London
Spartan king
region
Wonder of the World
The Levant
Lighthouse of Alexandria
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level 67
May 13, 2018
Good quiz, nice mixture of facts:
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level 72
May 14, 2018
Ah - I thought that picture was of the author!
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level 68
May 15, 2018
Holy crap, the Louisiana territory was THAT BIG? I'm a non-American that has heard about it plenty of times, but I thought it just referred to the state of Louisiana. No wonder the Louisiana Purchase was such a big deal.
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level 65
May 16, 2018
My thoughts precisely. I tried Louisiana on a guess and was surprised when it actually worked.
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level 78
May 16, 2018
Yes, it doubled the size of the US at that time. The buildup to it is an interesting read, considering France had just come into possession of the land via Spain, and the US negotiators were authorized only to purchase New Orleans, but jumped at the chance when Napoleon/France offered the entire territory.
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level 54
Sep 6, 2018
Yes.... less than 3 cents per acre!
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level 80
May 15, 2018
Got "Lee" as an accidental byproduct of mistyping "Lennon" with two E's. Whee!
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level 68
May 15, 2018
The person in that picture is not Harper Lee.
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level ∞
May 15, 2018
Yes, I know. It's a clue that requires connecting the dots.
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level 63
May 15, 2018
I wonder if anyone got the author not just by chance or guessing...
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level 80
May 15, 2018
Yes. I figured it was a common name and tried it out. More for the leader than for the author though.
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level 65
May 16, 2018
@TheLastFish, I did. And I'm sure I'm not the only one. The movie is quite famous and so is the book. I enjoyed that clue, because it wasn't so on the nose. And the quiz in general is quite interesting too.
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level 54
Sep 6, 2018
Just FYI; I know the author question is supposed to be a bit of a brain teaser however it could also be misleading for people that don't know and on seeing the answer would just assume Harper Lee is a man.
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level 75
Sep 6, 2018
I'd imagine many of us did - I read the book in high school, and the movie is an American classic. There weren't many women named Harper back then, (unlike today) so the author's name was an easy one to remember.
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level 60
Sep 6, 2018
It's a pretty iconic role but one you either know or you don't. Hard to connect the dots if you don't know what you're looking at.
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level 68
Oct 7, 2018
It was a man. Her boyhood friend in miniature town nowhere Alabama was Truman Capote.
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level 70
May 16, 2018
From movie to book to author. 2 dots :-) took me 2 seconds, but then I've both read the book and seen the movie. I really liked this quiz - I knew all the answers.
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level 80
May 15, 2018
Accept "Lucitania"? I tried that and didn't even think it would be with an "s". Then wondered what ship it could be.
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level 66
Sep 6, 2018
I've never even heard of it. Kept thinking: "but the Titanic doesn't start with an L!!!"
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level 69
Sep 6, 2018
Lucy Tania?
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level 68
Oct 7, 2018
Sounds satanic.
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level 58
May 16, 2018
curious that lincoln and lenin are differently labeled. Both were leaders and presidents.
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level 73
May 25, 2018
Nope, he was "Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Soviet Union" and "Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Russian SFSR" Communist leaders but also others have often titles with little meaning to outsiders, possibly not even officially highest position in the country, that's why "leader" is used in such cases.
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level 78
May 18, 2018
Great quiz. One minor typo *Conflagration (not conflagaration)
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level 57
May 25, 2018
that lighthouse of Alexandria seems a library of Alexandria to me.
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level 60
Jul 31, 2018
Lol, have you ever seen a lighthouse?
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level 75
Sep 6, 2018
I knew what it was, but I agree, at first glance it looks more like a library than a lighthouse. I've never seen a lighthouse with so many windows.
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level 77
Sep 6, 2018
Without remembering the title, I said to myself I didn't know that Gregory Peck had written enough to be considered an author in addition to an actor. At least it was an easy jump to the answer. It might be an interesting quiz to have famous people who have had success in fields other than what they are most famous for. Something like Gene Hackman and author. Clint Eastwood composer. Bernie Williams musician. Ted Williams fighter pilot.
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level 52
Sep 6, 2018
A photo of a man instead of the female author... hmmm.
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level 78
Sep 6, 2018
Well to be fair, if I was given a picture of Harper Lee, I wouldn't figure out who it was.
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level 67
Sep 6, 2018
But maybe more photos of Harper Lee on this website would help us out
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level 38
Sep 6, 2018
Exactly! - Knowing that Gregory Peck was known as an actor (whatever other 'sidelines' he may have engaged in, and that the pose is one he assumed in the movie) automatically brings you to the author, Harper Lee.
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level 68
Oct 7, 2018
Pretty iconic movie role.
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level 56
Sep 6, 2018
Any chance you'll accept Lycurgas for Spartan king?
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level 65
Sep 6, 2018
So I guess I'm the only person who had difficulty with the map. It didn't zoom out so that you could see the continent better. I wasn't sure what I was looking at.
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level 68
Oct 7, 2018
You should allow more spelling for John Lennon. I spelled it L-e-n-i-n and got it wrong.
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level 74
Mar 27, 2019
what I don't get is if they bought the part in alberta and saskatchewan why is that not part of USA today? another sale?
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