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History by Letter - K

Such as a civil rights activist who had a dream
  • Quiz by Geoguy - Sep 01, 2016
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Mounted soldier dubbed "sir"
Japan's capital until 1869
Lee Harvey Oswald's victim
Fortified area of Moscow, inhabited
since the 2nd century BC
Civil rights activist who had a dream
Ayatollah who overthrew a shah
Author of "The Jungle Book"
Southeast Asian empire with
Angkor as its capital
Border area disputed by India,
Pakistan, and China
Site of the Mau Mau uprising
Japanese suicide pilots
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Khan who conquered China
Canadian region with an 1896 gold rush
Term for an Israeli collective
Peninsula that was divided at the
38th parallel in 1953
Indonesian volcano that erupted in 1883
Lord who calculated absolute zero
German arms company that used
slave labor in WWII
Distinctive curved sword of the samurai
Raft used by Thor Heyerdahl to sail
from Peru to Polynesia
First leader of North Korea
Title of the German emperor
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level 67
Jun 28, 2014
German armS company, maybe? another nice quiz.
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level ∞
Jun 29, 2014
Fixed
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level 64
Aug 18, 2014
Good quiz - got 19.
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level 60
Aug 18, 2014
Didn't know that kibbutz ends in zed...
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level 50
Aug 18, 2014
Pedantic I know, but Kelvin didn't measure absolute zero. He calculated it.
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level 38
Aug 18, 2014
He wasn't English either.
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level 60
Aug 18, 2014
It seems he was Irish by his father's birthright, Irish by his own birthplace, and knighted by the English Queen Victoria which seems to be the only English connection. So it depends on how you read the question. His knighthood was English, hence he was an English Lord.
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level 45
Aug 27, 2014
Ad Erikthev: this is nitpicking, but not his knighthood, but peerage. Otherwise, I completely agree.
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level 28
Jan 8, 2016
He was Irish, so he would have an honoury knighthood. This means he couldn't be called Sir Kelvin. The same applies to Bob Geldof, although he is erroneously called Sir Bob. I couldn't really care less about this, as knighthoods are given to anyone famous today without any real merit.
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level 50
Mar 20, 2017
@erikthev: Queen Victoria was queen of the United Kingdom, not of England (there is no official title Queen/King of England since the union in 1707).
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level 28
Aug 18, 2014
Nobody has ever "measured" absolute zero. It can't be done. The attempt to measure it raises the temperature.
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level 60
Aug 18, 2014
Dash down to absolute zero, or as far as you can make it, and confirm your statement!!
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level 46
Mar 19, 2017
absolute zero is when the moving of the molecules stop
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level ∞
Sep 1, 2016
Changed it, sheesh
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level 46
Aug 18, 2014
Good quiz! Glad to see Kon-Tiki there...just recently read the book and it was great!
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level 60
Aug 18, 2014
Then try the "Ra Expedition"...
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level 68
Mar 19, 2017
I did, but it didn't work, probably because it doesn't start with K.
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level 43
Aug 18, 2014
Feel like an idiot for missing knight.
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level 45
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 46
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 52
Aug 18, 2014
Maybe accept Kamikazi?
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Aug 19, 2014
Okay
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level 71
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 71
Mar 19, 2017
Yep. All 3 of them.
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level 69
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 62
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 65
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 46
Mar 21, 2017
I knew no fewer than three of these from board gaming.
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level 60
Mar 24, 2017
Score of 17 gives 77%, beating 77.7% of users. Nice.
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level 43
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 49
Apr 26, 2017
Surely at least two of these questions are nothing to do with history. Kashmir is still disputed in the present. and some Israelis still live in kibbutz....in the present!
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level 45
Aug 14, 2017
Wow, I'd never heard of Thor Heyerdahl: just did some reading on him. what a champ.
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