History by Letter - M

Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter M.
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Last updated: July 27, 2019
First submittedJuly 13, 2014
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Hint
Answer
Sistine Chapel painter
Michelangelo
Cradle of civilization between
the Tigris and Euphrates
Mesopotamia
Considered by Muslims to be
the last prophet
Muhammad
Famous Incan city in Peru
Machu Picchu
World's first industrialized city
Manchester
Author of the U.S. Bill of Rights
James Madison
Communist Manifesto author
Karl Marx
Religious movement founded
by Joseph Smith
Mormonism
Influential Florentine house that
produced 4 popes
Medici
Beheaded Queen of Scots
Mary
Hint
Answer
Ford's first mass-produced auto
Model T
England's "Great Charter" of 1215
Magna Carta
Italian inventor of radio
Guglielmo Marconi
First black President of South Africa
Nelson Mandela
U.S. project to build the atomic bomb
Manhattan Project
Austrian child prodigy and composer
Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart
Muslim group that once ruled Spain
Moors
City that marked the easternmost point
of Napoleon's conquests
Moscow
Mesoamerican civilization famous for
their accurate calendar
Maya
Indian Empire from 1526 to 1867,
with Agra as its capital
Mughal
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Level 75
Jul 26, 2014
So happy you accept Moops!
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Level 79
Apr 30, 2017
It wouldn't have occurred to me to try. Hilarious!
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Level 80
Sep 2, 2014
not too hard. Might have helped that I've been to Agra before. Not sure what a Moop is.
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Level 60
Sep 2, 2014
Tell me you're joking. "I'm sorry, it says Moops!"
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Level 82
Sep 2, 2014
Bubble Boy, one of the great Seinfeld episodes!
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Level 83
Apr 10, 2020
Well, not everybody watches Seinfeld. I've seen the episode, so I understood the joke.
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Level 77
Sep 2, 2014
There are different spellings of Mughal depending on your source, including Moghul and Mogul.
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Level 81
Sep 2, 2014
In french, we call them the Mogols (or Moghols), so I had to check the english spelling (which is not cheating in my opinion). They are of course related with the Mongols.
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Level 64
Sep 2, 2014
yeah I tried Mogul then gave up. The only one I didnt get too. Shame
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Level 73
Sep 2, 2014
Same here
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Level ∞
Sep 2, 2014
Added a couple more type-ins for that one.
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Level 79
Sep 2, 2014
At first I was reading "beheaded" as a verb and couldn't figure out how you got an M out of Elizabeth. (Mean Queen?) Finally it clicked that it was an adjective instead. Duh. Only missed Mughal. Kept trying Mongol. Duh again.
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Level 73
Oct 23, 2016
Struggled with thinking up a 'religious movement started by Joseph Stalin' until I read the clue a little more carefully.
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Level 81
Apr 30, 2017
I feel your pain. I couldn't think of an Australian musical prodigy.
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Level 83
Apr 30, 2017
I couldn't think of the first black president of South America.
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Level 48
Apr 10, 2017
At least in my country the first mass-producted auto was called T-Ford and I was wondering how it can start with M.
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Level 59
Apr 30, 2017
I never knew "Ford T" began with an M.
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Level 64
Apr 30, 2017
I thought that was a bit of a silly clue too...
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Level 70
Apr 30, 2017
It was, and is, always referred to as the "Model T" in the U.S, whence it came.
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Level 72
May 1, 2017
Still, it's not the best question since it's an unofficial name whose use is not widespread in all the world. This question would be much better placed under the "T" questions.
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2017
Freudian slip? I typed "Moron" instead of "Mormon"...
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Level 74
May 1, 2017
*eye roll*
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Level 60
May 1, 2017
I got a poor 10 but it actually said, and I got points for, 13/20 !?
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Level 50
May 1, 2017
I have board gaming to thank for getting correct the least guessed answer.
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Level 43
May 2, 2017
Marconi wasn't the inventor of the radio it was Tesla
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Level 73
Jul 27, 2018
Yes, because Tesla invented everything.
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Level 75
Apr 10, 2020
He invented inventing, didn't you know?
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Level 65
Jul 7, 2017
Should be "Communist Manifesto Co-Author".
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Level 68
Jul 11, 2019
I know it's clearly stated above but I must also say that I absolutely adore that 'moops' is accepted not only in this quiz but whenever it seems to come up here on Jetpunk. It's the little things.
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Level 69
Aug 25, 2019
Now that they're not officially called "Mormons" anymore, perhaps the clue should be rewritten to read "Common name for the religious movement founded by Joseph Smith"
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Level 83
Apr 10, 2020
They're still called Mormons in various places.
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Level 80
Apr 10, 2020
I just took a quiz today that called the movement Mormonism. Thus, it's still called that. Though more accurate would be to call it Smithism, as Mormon is a fictional character. So it's also accurate to say they are called Smithians. As I just called them that.
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Level 65
Apr 10, 2020
Only 49% know the author of the US Bill of Rights? Does that mean half the people taking this quiz are non-Murkins?
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Level 45
Apr 10, 2020
Or, and you know, this is my problem, there are variations on the spelling of Maddison. Apparently this one is Madison, and it doesn't accept any other spelling. This may be logical for Murkins, but not for people who are from the normal part of the world.
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Level 45
Apr 10, 2020
Could it be possible to accept spelling variations of Madison? For example, Maddison? Because that's quite a common spelling of the name.
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Level 61
Apr 15, 2020
interesting. i've never seen it spelled "maddison". if i may ask, common where?
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Level 47
May 13, 2020
A lot of the comments are saying that the questions need to be more specific...the quiz is about things that start with M! Which author of the Communist Manifesto had a name with M? The "official" (but still less common) name for Mormons does not start with M. Calm down, people.
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Level 30
Jul 4, 2020
17/20 not bad, i knew i knew magna carta and the moors but my brain just couldnt get past thinking of the doomsday book and the umayyid calipahte, even tho neither start with M, and ive not even heard of the bill of rights