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History by Letter - K

Such as a civil rights activist who had a dream
Last updated: September 01, 2016
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Mounted soldier dubbed "sir"
Knight
Japan's capital until 1869
Kyoto
Lee Harvey Oswald's victim
John F. Kennedy
Fortified area of Moscow, inhabited
since the 2nd century BC
Kremlin
Civil rights activist who had a dream
Martin Luther King
Ayatollah who overthrew a shah
Ruhollah Khomeini
Author of "The Jungle Book"
Rudyard Kipling
Southeast Asian empire with
Angkor as its capital
Khmer Empire
Border area disputed by India,
Pakistan, and China
Kashmir
Site of the Mau Mau uprising
Kenya
Japanese suicide pilots
Kamikaze
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Khan who conquered China
Kublai Khan
Canadian region with an 1896 gold rush
Klondike
Term for an Israeli collective
Kibbutz
Peninsula that was divided at the
38th parallel in 1953
Korea
Indonesian volcano that erupted in 1883
Krakatoa
Lord who calculated absolute zero
Lord Kelvin
German arms company that used
slave labor in WWII
Krupp
Distinctive curved sword of the samurai
Katana
Raft used by Thor Heyerdahl to sail
from Peru to Polynesia
Kon-Tiki
First leader of North Korea
Kim Il-Sung
Title of the German emperor
Kaiser
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level 70
Jun 28, 2014
German armS company, maybe? another nice quiz.
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level ∞
Jun 29, 2014
Fixed
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level 67
Aug 18, 2014
Good quiz - got 19.
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level 64
Aug 18, 2014
Didn't know that kibbutz ends in zed...
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level 42
Aug 18, 2014
Feel like an idiot for missing knight.
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level 44
Aug 27, 2014
Same here (:
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level 59
Mar 19, 2017
"knight" is actually the 11th most guessed answer, meaning it's not among the easiest or most difficult questions but right in the middle.
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level 55
Mar 19, 2017
One is a "Sir" if one has the "KCBE" and is a citizen in a country with Queen Elizabeth as head of state
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level 63
Mar 16, 2018
Or KG, KT, KCB, KCMG, KCVO. And those are just the British orders.
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level 51
Aug 18, 2014
Maybe accept Kamikazi?
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level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Okay
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level 75
Jul 15, 2015
Actually, ALL leaders of North Korea since 1948 fit the clue, as the family name is Kim.
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level 78
Mar 19, 2017
Yep. All 3 of them.
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level 75
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.
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level 68
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.
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level 71
Mar 20, 2017
I kept trying kollel for the Israeli collective and thought I was spelling it wrong. Finally got it at the end.
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level 49
Mar 21, 2017
I knew no fewer than three of these from board gaming.
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level 46
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.
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level 43
Aug 14, 2017
Wow, I'd never heard of Thor Heyerdahl: just did some reading on him. what a champ.
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level 67
Apr 1, 2019
Cool boat. Not so good with the history though.
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level 65
Dec 18, 2017
Noooooooooooes! I tried Klondike twice, but with Y. :(
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level 70
Dec 29, 2018
And Krakatoa is erupting again this week and causing havoc and disaster.
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level 74
Feb 14, 2019
the jungle book author also makes exceedingly good cakes