World Leaders Quiz #2

For each position listed and time period, name the world leader.
In many East Asian countries, the family names comes first
Quiz by kalbahamut
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Last updated: October 5, 2020
First submittedAugust 19, 2014
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Position
Years
Answer
Bishop of Rome
(Pope)
2013–
Francis
2005–2013
Benedict XVI
1978–2005
John Paul II
Egyptian President
2014–
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
1981–2011
Hosni Mubarak
Turkish President
2014–
Recep Tayyip
Erdoğan
Saudi King
2015–
Salman
2005–2015
Abdullah
1982–2005
Fahd
Brazilian President
2019-
Jair Bolsonaro
2011–2016
Dilma Rousseff
2003–2010
Luiz Inácio Lula
da Silva
Pakistani P.M.
2018–
Imran Khan
Pakistani President
2001–2008
Pervez Musharraf
Caliph of
Islamic State
2013–2019
Abu Bakr
al-Baghdadi
Position
Years
Answer
Venezuelan President
2013–
Nicolás Maduro
1999–2013
Hugo Chavez
President of the
Palestine National
Authority
2005–
Mahmoud Abbas
1994–2004
Yasser Arafat
Filipino President
2016–
Rodrigo Duterte
1965–1986
Ferdinand Marcos
Ukrainian President
2019–
Volodymyr Zelensky
South Korean
President
2017–
Moon Jae In
1963–1979
Park Chung-hee
Argentine President
2007–2015
Cristina Fernández
de Kirchner
Nicaraguan President
1979–1990,
2007–
Daniel Ortega
Libyan Brotherly
Leader
1969–2011
Muammar Gaddafi
Nigerian President
2015–
Muhammadu Buhari
2010–2015
Goodluck Jonathan
Bolivian President
2006–2019
Evo Morales
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Level 83
Aug 19, 2014
Very tough quiz.
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Level 80
Aug 28, 2014
I thought more people would get the Nigerian president. He has such a memorable name and he was all over the news recently when Boko Haram kidnapped those school girls. Maybe it was a bigger story on the BBC than on CNN. That's usually what I listen to on the radio.
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Level 69
Sep 29, 2017
I only remembered 'Goodluck' and I thought that was his surname. So close.
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Level 69
Oct 20, 2020
Remembered his full name this time. Not his successor though.
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Level 82
Oct 5, 2020
I forgot it already.
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Level 72
Oct 6, 2020
Today is a happy day because I got to type Goodluck Johnathan as an answer on not one, but two quizzes
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Level 61
Oct 20, 2020
😂😂😂
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Level 63
Oct 20, 2020
Damn it! My mind just froze on both even though I know them.
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Level 71
Sep 19, 2014
Great quiz
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Level 48
Apr 9, 2015
How is not Spain in any of both lists?
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Level 80
Apr 9, 2015
Probably because nobody cares about Spain anymore. They peaked earlier than many of the once-great European powers and have had longer to fall. Spanish leaders do show up on my World Leaders of the World Wars and World Leaders of the 19th Century quizzes. Those were probably the last points in history when Spain had a leader that very many people today could name.
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Level 82
Oct 5, 2020
Seriously, Gosuman. Nicaragua is a much bigger player on the world stage.
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Level 80
Oct 5, 2020
Their leaders certainly make the news more often in the past several decades. So in a way, yes.
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Level 53
Nov 6, 2015
Nigerian president is outdated (Muhammadu Buhari won the election earlier this year).
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Level 72
Dec 27, 2015
Didn't really like this one. Too many obscure names that most people would never know. And why would they? 11 as an average is about right. Maybe a few more.
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Level 80
Dec 27, 2015
Every single one of these names, except maybe 3, have been in the news prominently; most very recently. If you follow current events at all you should know them all. Of the 3 that have not featured prominently in international headlines, 2 of them are Korean names, and since there are 3 surnames in Korea that account for 60% of the population (Kim, Park/Pak, Lee), they're both easy to guess.
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Level 54
Jan 7, 2020
Yeah I guessed both the Korean ones lol
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Level 61
Feb 17, 2016
Well, I got 12 but totally drew a blank on some I knew such as Erdogan, Arafat, Musharraf, al-Maliki Also managed to misspell Jonathan. Spelled it with an -on on the end.
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Level 80
Feb 17, 2016
A Johnathon is what you get when CBC plays a reading of the fourth gospel on repeat all weekend long.
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Level 31
Mar 3, 2016
Please accept pope Franz for Francis. It is difficult to translate certain name to English (i used translator during the running time, lol :D)
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Level 82
Oct 5, 2020
I regularly take quizzes in German, French, Spanish and my marginal understanding of Dutch. People only seem to complain on the English language quizzes about the answers not being accepted in every other language on Earth. I take foreign language quizzes to maintain fluency in the language of the quiz, not my native language. That would be positively ridiculous.
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Level 35
Mar 12, 2016
For every single quiz I do, I just type "Johnny" to see if I get any luck.
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Level 70
Oct 6, 2020
Good luck with that! ;)
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Level 52
Oct 6, 2020
that has rather different connotations in the UK
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Level 67
Oct 21, 2020
'Willy' is also a popular name in Germany 😊
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Level 69
Sep 8, 2016
Great quiz, though I could have done with more time. I recognise pretty much everyone on there, bar the South Korean leaders (sorry South Korea), but I couldn't drag them from the recesses of my mind, and work out how to spell them, in time.
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Level 80
Sep 8, 2016
about 60% of Koreans have one of three last names. If you factor that Kim is already taken by North Korea, then you just need to guess the other two. :-) Though Korea's leader has since changed and that's one more thing I need to think about updating on this quiz.
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Level 69
Oct 20, 2017
Second time round and I still didn't get the South Korean leaders, though I did try the current leader. A few of these need updated.
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Level 64
Nov 5, 2016
Surprised no mention of the Colombian president.
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Level 80
Nov 5, 2016
I went through the whole list of world leaders at Wikipedia looking to see if there was anyone else I left off that people would know. Colombia is obviously a much more populous country than Bolivia with a far bigger economy... but while I've seen Evo Morales' name in the news often I don't recall ever hearing about the Colombian president. Part of the equation was how much these people show up in newspapers in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East- so I admit it has a little to do with my own biases. Didn't mean to slight anyone.
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Level 64
Nov 5, 2016
I thought the whole "peace agreement with the FARC" would be a major news to the world. I'm guessing it's just to the Americas.
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Level 80
Nov 5, 2016
Probably huge news in South America. I didn't see much coverage of it over here.
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Level 64
Nov 5, 2016
Huh, weird. I wonder what news got Morales in. I guess I could remove him or just add Santos whenever I make the Spanish version of this quiz.
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Level 80
Nov 6, 2016
Well, a lot of things. He's been a very controversial international figure. Making friends with such great champions of human rights as Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Qaddafi; granted awards by some of them. His hard left government has come out against the war on drugs and in favor of cocaine production. His government has been described as the most anti-American in Bolivian history. He has called for and fought for land reform and other socialist/populist issues in Bolivia, and been a strong advocate internationally for anti-American policies, organizations, alliances etc, mostly in Latin America. He's traveled to the US, Africa, and other places making lots of public appearances, frequently saying controversial things, sometimes praised and sometimes criticized for his politics.
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Level 63
Oct 20, 2020
Admittedly I would have no clue who that was in 2016 (I also probably followed international politics less then) but recently he's featured heavily in the news because of the coup and, in the past few days, the new elections in Bolivia.
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Level 74
Dec 1, 2016
Very interesting quiz!
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Level 71
May 31, 2019
Bolsonaro is the President of Brazil.
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
maybe I'll try to update this this weekend. Sorry I know I've been saying this for years.
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2019
There's a bunch of others that are now out of date. Some have been mentioned in comments above, others not (e.g. Ukraine)
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Level 57
Aug 25, 2019
Baap re baap, what an old quiz. Nawaz Sharif is behind bar now 😂😂😂😂😂
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Level 54
Jan 7, 2020
Pls update
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Level 80
Jan 7, 2020
I really need to. I'll try. Since leaving my job in Saudi Arabia... and not having mandatory office hours where I sat at my desk waiting for students to come talk to me who never came... I just have not had the same time that I once had for creating or updating quizzes. But I will try to get to it this week.
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Level 89
Feb 29, 2020
You can add al-Baghdadi's death date now. I don't typically enjoy hearing about other people's deaths even when I don't like them, but with as much misery and death as this man has caused, this is one of the few exceptions to that rule.
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Level 80
Feb 29, 2020
I think people are generally oversensitive about death and certainly the world won't miss al-Baghdadi. This quiz is badly in need of an update.
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Level 66
Apr 9, 2020
This quiz needs to be updated. Bolsonaro is now the president of Brazil, and al-Baghdadi is dead.
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Level 51
May 1, 2020
Happy birthday, Kalbahamut!!! :)
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Level 80
May 1, 2020
Thanks. Who are you? and is my birthday listed somewhere?
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Level 51
May 1, 2020
You wrote it in a comment on this quiz. I'm just a kid who turned 12 yesterday!
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Level 80
May 1, 2020
happy birthday to you, then.
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Level 48
May 5, 2020
Happy Birthday to both Kalbahamut and DodomaAstatine!
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Level 56
Jul 14, 2020
Needs an update
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Level 64
Sep 10, 2020
Agreed. It must be someone else's birthday by now.
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Level 33
Sep 25, 2020
Nice quiz 👍 but I think the prime minister of pakistan has been changed. Now it is some like imrat Khan or Imran khan
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Level 83
Oct 5, 2020
Actually, lots of these are different now... Brazil, Pakistan, Ukraine, South Korea... If it's too much of a pain to keep it up to date, you could just put ending years on the names you have in there now.
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Level ∞
Oct 5, 2020
Now updated.
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Level 74
Oct 5, 2020
Ah, Zelensky! What a great president and great man.
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Level 79
Oct 6, 2020
"Life imitating art" in all of its splendour.
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Level 66
Oct 15, 2020
It's kind of embarrassing most Americans don't know about Daniel Ortega since their government is partly responsible for his rise to power.
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Level 72
Oct 20, 2020
I could think of Poroshenko, but not Zelensky
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Level 23
Oct 20, 2020
Baghdadi should not be included in a list of world leaders; Daesh is not considered a state, but is a terrorist organization.
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Level 74
Oct 20, 2020
It is considered a quasi-state and controlled parts of Iraq and Syria for some time.
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Level 80
Oct 21, 2020
It was a functioning state for a while. I may take him off in the next update, though.
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Level 79
Oct 20, 2020
Missed Fahd. I tried Faud. I guess I was mixing it in my brain with Saud.
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Level 51
Oct 20, 2020
Fernández doesn't work for Christina Fernández, that's her last name
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Level 59
Oct 21, 2020
Why no Morsi? Wasn't he Egyptian President between Mubarak and Sisi?
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Level 59
Oct 21, 2020
Actually, I just realized this is not a linear quiz. Kal left out numerous leaders at different times of different countries, so I guess it's just quizzer's discretion.
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Level 80
Oct 22, 2020
yes it's not comprehensive. I do consider Mursi to have been president, but he was only in office a year. I actually thought about including him.
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Level 32
Oct 21, 2020
Maybe they wont consider Morsi as president. The epyptian people chose him as president, then Sisi took over Egypt with coup and jailed Morsi.