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History by Letter - J

Name these historical people, places, and things that begin with J.
  • Quiz by Geoguy - Jun 14, 2016
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Christian messiah
Country that attacked Pearl Harbor
Unidentified serial killer of
Victorian London
Peasant girl who became a
French military leader
Geologic period after the Triassic
Writer of the U.S.
Declaration of Independence
Polish pope elected in 1978
Java city formerly called Batavia
Napoleon's wife
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Term for a King's fool
Ragtime composer of "The Entertainer"
King who commissioned a Bible in 1604
Precious stone used to make
the burial suits of Chinese emperors
Byzantine emperor who reconquered Italy
City conquered by Crusaders in 1099
Calendar used in Europe between
45 BC and 1582 AD
Roman client state led by King Herod
U.S. President who wanted
a "Great Society"
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level 70
Aug 12, 2014
Wow... I got so lucky on this one. Finished with 100% and 2:15 left... but... Napoleon's wife and composer of The Entertainers I both got with complete and total guesses. The latter was my first guess and I don't think I ever heard of the guy, and it's not even a common name. Divine inspiration?
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level 71
Aug 12, 2014
Is that why there's so much pain and misery in the world? God is too busy raising your JetPunk score? ;o)
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level 70
Aug 13, 2014
perhaps. I do think sometimes he needs a priority adjustment.
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level 50
Aug 20, 2014
I AM NOT AMUSED.
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level 70
Aug 22, 2014
and we can tell by the judicious use of capslock just how serious you are.
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level 50
Sep 2, 2014
Uh-huh.
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level 63
Apr 18, 2015
Right on Wombat .......... take a bow.
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level 70
Feb 26, 2017
baby, Wombat was being funny, not petty. you should try it.
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level 40
Apr 6, 2017
Hey, Wombat, he doesn't believe in God, remember? - So his divine intervention must come from the other direction!
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level 54
Aug 8, 2017
Kal, baby was being appreciative, not critical. You should try it.
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level 60
Aug 12, 2014
Scott Joplin became more well known with the release of the Oscar-winning movie "The Sting" starring Newman and Redford (1973) which featured several Joplin peieces including "The Entertainer" which hit several music charts and made #3 on the Billboard pop chart.
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level 59
Feb 26, 2017
Great use of Wikipedia ;)
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level 40
Feb 26, 2017
Is there anything wrong with the fact that he used Wikipedia? Why does it matter? He is sharing information, who cares where he got it!
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level 45
Aug 12, 2014
Could have sworn I spelled Justinian correctly...
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level 51
Aug 12, 2014
As a point of fact, while "John Paul" reveals John Paul II as the answer, and John Paul II had a far longer Papacy and was better known as a result, John Paul I was also elected in 1978 immediately preceding John Paul II.
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level 45
Sep 10, 2014
I was going to point this out, too. I suggest the problem may be removed by restating the question, for example to "Polish cardinal elected pope in 1978", or simply the second pope elected in 1978".
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Jun 14, 2016
Changed to Polish pope
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level 45
Feb 27, 2017
I also think that if you're going to specify which pope, you should require 'the second' or 'II' to be entered as well. No sense to be pedantic over the clue and not the answer.
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level 45
Sep 10, 2014
A very nice quiz, but, besides the "Pope prooblem" discussed above, Josephine de Beauharnais should be identified as Napoleon's _first_ wife (picky, I know, but it is nice to be precise if we can) (:
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level 71
Feb 26, 2017
Marie Louise doesn't begin with J.
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level 53
Nov 8, 2014
Accepting just "Jack" for "Jack the Ripper" is too lenient.
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level 47
Nov 13, 2016
Agreed, especially considering we have to type in Joan of Arc.
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level 49
Feb 26, 2017
To be fair, if people know the name of the attacker was Jack, they will probably know 'the Ripper'.
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level 71
Feb 26, 2017
Same could be said for Joan.
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level 53
Nov 8, 2014
I just realized the number after the poster's name is their level. Was thinking it was number of comments. Feeling dumb now.
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level 56
Apr 15, 2015
Please accept Bob for Jakarta.
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level 46
Feb 26, 2017
Hear, hear.
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level 55
Apr 19, 2015
Shouldn't "Java city" be "Javanese city"?
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level 60
Aug 28, 2015
Java city could be Seattle you mean??
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level 56
Nov 2, 2015
Most British people would spell it Judaea (as the Romans did) so that ought to be an acceptable spelling
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level 70
Feb 26, 2017
The Romans spelled it with a letter that doesn't exist in contemporary English.
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level 60
Feb 26, 2017
The AE you probably mean is merely a ligature.
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level 68
Mar 1, 2017
I studied Latin (to a low level) at school. Can barely remember a word of it now but there certainly weren't any letters that we don't have in English
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level 60
Jan 17, 2016
Justinian - good question!! Bit of a head scratcher.
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level 27
Feb 26, 2017
If you're going to accept Jack for Jack the Ripper, you should accept Joan for Joan of Arc.
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level 71
Feb 26, 2017
Trivial fact - between the times of Batavia and Jakarta the capital was named Djakarta. One of the many things I learned that changed after I finished school.
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level 41
Feb 27, 2017
Djakarta and Jakarta are the same name, just different spellings: the former is the Dutch spelling, the latter the Indonesian/Bahasa spelling.
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level 71
Mar 1, 2017
Batavia was the Dutch name of the capital. After independence in the 1940s the capital was renamed Djakarta which came from the Bahasa Indonesian language. At that time Bahasa still had some Dutch letters in the alphabet including the dj combination. In 1972 the government removed the remaining Dutch letters from their alphabet, changing the spelling to Jakarta. The city was also called Jayakarta in the 1500s. All that still doesn't change the fact that when I was in school in the 1960s we were taught that the capital of Indonesia was Djakarta.
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level 41
Feb 27, 2017
Why do you have to write Joan of Arc in full but not Jack the Ripper (it accepted just "Jack")? Rather inconsistent.
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level 32
Feb 27, 2017
Wow... I got so lucky on this one. Finished with 100% and 2:16 left...but...Napoleon's wife and composer of The Entertainers I both got with complete and total guesses. The latter was my first guess and I don't think I ever heard of the guy, and it's not even a common name. Divine inspiration?
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level 68
Mar 1, 2017
I'm sensing deja vu...
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