Quiz about Historical People I
Quiz about Historical People I

Historical People I Trivia Quiz


There have been thousands of great people throughout history, people who have changed the utter fate of the world. How well do you know them?

A multiple-choice quiz by RockBou. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
RockBou
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
332,522
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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1. This British leader was originally an outcast, as well as a chain, cigar-smoking alcoholic. He eventually became a pivotal figure in World War II. Hint

Anthony Eden
John Russell
Winston Churchill
Clement Atlee

2. This hero opposed Octavian after initially working with him under the 2nd triumvirate. He was known as hedonistic and pleasure-loving and was a great friend of Julius Caesar's. He gave one of the greatest speeches in all of literature thanks to Shakespeare, and had an ill-fated love affair with Cleopatra. Hint

Marc Antony
Marcus Junius Brutus
Lucius Brutus
Augustus Caesar

3. This man is responsible for translating "The Arabian Nights" into English, was an accomplished swordsman, and even made the pilgrimage to Mecca in disguise. He was a powerful explorer who searched for the source of the Nile. Hint

Sir Richard Francis Burton
Sir Peter Griffin
Sir Walter Cunningham
Sir John Hanning Speke

4. This American World War II general was severely reprimanded for slapping two soldiers suffering from shell shock. Despite this, he's commonly considered one of the greatest generals in American history. Hint

Dwight D. Eisenhower
George S. Patton
George Marshall
Omar Bradley

5. His nickname was "The Impaler," and was ruler of Wallachia in the 15th century. Hint

Ivan IV
Alexander II
Philip II
Vlad III

6. He was the 26th president of the United States. Hint

Franklin Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower
William Taft
Theodore Roosevelt

7. This man was Abraham Lincoln's assassin. Hint

John Wilkes Booth
Andrew Johnson
Joseph E. Johnston
William Steward

8. This Greek statesman was a hero to Athens, this period from about 461 to 429 BC is sometimes named after him called "The Age of ________" Hint

Pericles
Thucydides
Leonidas
Archidamus II

9. This leader is responsible for forming the People's Republic of China, a strong figure in Communism and a revolutionary, he was also known for atrocious acts of violence. He was also the writer of "The Little Red Book." Hint

Mao Anying
Mao Anhong
Mao Anging
Mao Zedong

10. This great religious figure is the key patron of Christianity. He is also considered one of the most important people in the history of the world. Hint

Mohammed
Buddha
Nirvana
Jesus


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This British leader was originally an outcast, as well as a chain, cigar-smoking alcoholic. He eventually became a pivotal figure in World War II.

Answer: Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill initially feared Germany from the start, but his words fell to deaf ears. Attlee was Prime Minister from 1945-1951 while Winston Churchill was prime minister from 1940-1945 as well as from 1951-1955. Anthony Eden succeeded Churchill.
2. This hero opposed Octavian after initially working with him under the 2nd triumvirate. He was known as hedonistic and pleasure-loving and was a great friend of Julius Caesar's. He gave one of the greatest speeches in all of literature thanks to Shakespeare, and had an ill-fated love affair with Cleopatra.

Answer: Marc Antony

Augustus was another name for Octavian, and Marcus Brutus was one of Caesar's assassins. Cleopatra and Marc Antony had a love affair which resulted in both of their deaths and Marc Antony gave a powerful speech in Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar."
3. This man is responsible for translating "The Arabian Nights" into English, was an accomplished swordsman, and even made the pilgrimage to Mecca in disguise. He was a powerful explorer who searched for the source of the Nile.

Answer: Sir Richard Francis Burton

The book "To Your Scattered Bodies Go" features him as a main character, and he is a controversial figure in history, said to engage in sexual practices in many of the places he explored.
4. This American World War II general was severely reprimanded for slapping two soldiers suffering from shell shock. Despite this, he's commonly considered one of the greatest generals in American history.

Answer: George S. Patton

Patton was also an olympic athlete, an outspoken general, and a leading innovator in tank warfare. Both Omar Bradley and Dwight D. Eisenhower started out as his subordinates, but later rose to be his superiors. Most notably Eisenhower, who admired Patton as a mentor and innovator and eventually became president.
5. His nickname was "The Impaler," and was ruler of Wallachia in the 15th century.

Answer: Vlad III

Vlad III or Vlad Tepes was also the inspiration for the vampire Dracula. He actually did bear the name Dracula as well, but merely as an inherited term from his father. Dracula meant son of the dragon, or son of the devil. Vlad is considered a hero in Romania, standing up against the powerful Ottoman empire.

He is known for several atrocities however, most notably assassinating numerous boyars, impaling his enemies, and burning the poor and sick alive under the disguise of "a party."
6. He was the 26th president of the United States.

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States. He was also a hero of the Spanish-American War, and the founder of the Bull Moose Party. He played key role in negotiating an end to the Russo-Japanese war, earning him the Nobel Peace Prize.

He was a rancher, historian, athlete as well as a politician. His face is one of the four on Mount Rushmore. In addition to these things he was responsible for the Panama Canal, and an avid hunter and adventurer as well, venturing into Africa and South America.
7. This man was Abraham Lincoln's assassin.

Answer: John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln, deeply changing Post-Civil War America.
8. This Greek statesman was a hero to Athens, this period from about 461 to 429 BC is sometimes named after him called "The Age of ________"

Answer: Pericles

Pericles was a remarkable statesman of Athens, doing much to enhance the rights of its citizens. He is considered in modern day terms to be a Populist.

Leonidas was the leader of the Spartan 300.

Thucydides was an Athenian historian.

Archidamus II was a king of Sparta.
9. This leader is responsible for forming the People's Republic of China, a strong figure in Communism and a revolutionary, he was also known for atrocious acts of violence. He was also the writer of "The Little Red Book."

Answer: Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong was a powerful figure in Communism, but by modern standards is considered one of the most evil men in history.

The Rest of the choices are all children of Zedong's.
10. This great religious figure is the key patron of Christianity. He is also considered one of the most important people in the history of the world.

Answer: Jesus

Hopefully you got this question right, if you didn't don't fret. Jesus of Nazareth is the prime figure of Christianity, and is commonly known to the world as Jesus Christ.
Source: Author RockBou

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