History by Letter - K

Name these historical people, places, and things that begin with K.
Quiz by Geoguy
Last updated: January 8, 2020
First submittedJune 10, 2014
Times taken34,538
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Civil rights activist who had
a dream
Martin Luther King
Japanese suicide pilots
Term for an armoured mounted
soldier of the Middle Ages
Indonesian volcano that blew
its top in 1883
Southeast Asian empire with
Angkor as its capital
Khmer Empire
Khan who conquered China
Kublai Khan
Ayatollah who led Iran from
1979 - 1989
Ruhollah Khomeini
Japan's capital until 1869
Lee Harvey Oswald's victim
John F. Kennedy
Author of "The Jungle Book"
Rudyard Kipling
Site of the Mau Mau uprising
Peninsula that was divided at the
38th parallel in 1953
Lord who calculated absolute zero
Lord Kelvin
German arms company that used
slave labor in WWII
Term for an Israeli collective
Canadian region with an 1896 gold rush
Fortified area of Moscow, inhabited
since the 2nd century BC
Distinctive curved sword of the samurai
Raft used by Thor Heyerdahl to sail
from Peru to Polynesia
First leader of North Korea
Kim Il-Sung
Title of the German emperor
Border area disputed by India,
Pakistan, and China
Level 72
Aug 18, 2014
Good quiz - got 19.
Level 67
Aug 18, 2014
Didn't know that kibbutz ends in zed...
Level 83
Mar 13, 2020
It doesn't, it ends in "zee" ;)
Level 53
Aug 18, 2014
Maybe accept Kamikazi?
Level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Level 80
Jul 15, 2015
Actually, ALL leaders of North Korea since 1948 fit the clue, as the family name is Kim.
Level 84
Mar 19, 2017
Yep. All 3 of them.
Level 56
Jul 3, 2020
Not that unexpected, since they are/were grandfanther, father and son and Kim is their surname equivalent. It would have been funny, if it wasn't for all the deaths, how they declared they would be making a communist utopia whete everyone is equal and yet ended up with basically monarchy.
Level 76
Nov 27, 2015
The Ayatollah Khomeni didn't overthrow the Shah. He was in France while everyone else was overthrowing him. He went back to Iran after the dust had started to settle. Credit where credit's due.
Level 67
Aug 16, 2020
All the recordings that he sent back to Iran certainly fueled the movement.
Level 72
Nov 23, 2016
Nice quiz. But please accept Khmer on its own - the word 'empire' is in the question so I never thought to type it. Thanks.
Level 77
Mar 20, 2017
I kept trying kollel for the Israeli collective and thought I was spelling it wrong. Finally got it at the end.
Level 63
Mar 13, 2020
It took far too long for my brain to stop insisting it was knesset.
Level 50
Mar 21, 2017
I knew no fewer than three of these from board gaming.
Level 48
Apr 10, 2017
Please accept Kreml and Kioto. For some non English speakers its hard to find exactly right word. I tried Kreml and Kremli, but not Kremlin. I also tried Kioto.
Level 67
Sep 2, 2019
Huh that is cutting of an entire sylable that would be like asking "eiffel to" to be accepted for eiffel tower or "Grand can" for grand canyon. No unvoiced letters (like "notre dam(e)" or "great wal(l)" )
Level 56
Jul 3, 2020
Not really. "Eiffel to" doesn't mean anything. "Kreml" is how it is spelled in russian and many other languages. I know this quiz is in english and all that jazz, and I too personaly don't agree with it being accepted. I'm just stating the fact, it's not the same as you are saying.
Level 41
Aug 14, 2017
Wow, I'd never heard of Thor Heyerdahl: just did some reading on him. what a champ.
Level 71
Apr 1, 2019
Cool boat. Not so good with the history though.
Level 67
Dec 18, 2017
Noooooooooooes! I tried Klondike twice, but with Y. :(
Level 72
Dec 29, 2018
And Krakatoa is erupting again this week and causing havoc and disaster.
Level 83
Feb 14, 2019
the jungle book author also makes exceedingly good cakes
Level 67
Sep 2, 2019
Ow! Wanted to type this clearly isnt my quiz, I missed so many, only got 13. Figured the average would be like 19. But it is 13! Should/could have gotten kremlin and krakatoa though and actually wrote khomein (without the last i) but that was only because I took a quiz with him yesterday, if you d ask me next week I wouldnt know anymore. I guess I suck less at "history" then I thought (but partly thanks to questions like jungle book and katana... so I would still not call myself good at history haha)
Level 57
Nov 21, 2019
doh forgot 2nd p on krupp
Level 73
Mar 13, 2020
I knew the German arms manufacturer was associated with coffee makers in my mind, but all I could come up with was Keurig, not Krups/Krupp.
Level 55
Mar 14, 2020
11 should be Country where Barack Obama was born.
Level 68
Jul 31, 2020
If he had been born there, that could have been a question, agreed. He wasn't though.
Level 62
Nov 4, 2020
dude, Obama literally could not be born in Kenya, he is older than the country by like three years.
Level 49
Feb 25, 2021
I dont think that you should accept KIM for KIM IL-SUNG.