History is made of two principle things - Events and people. This quiz is all about the people of history, the names that became household and are still known today, whether for fame or infamy. Can you tell us which historical person each of these are? Check out the answers in the end to see images of the people in question.
This famous actor was referred to as "The King of Hollywood" and acted for 37 years and in 60 films. He died in 1960.
This Spanish painter is credited with inventing Cubism and his most valued painting is called "The Old Guitarist"
This poet died in 2014, after writing 7 autobiographies, 3 books of essays, several books of poetry and a lifetime of being a civil rights activist.
This man controlled the biggest empire in history, valued culture and learning, and was the only one to breach the great Wall of China.
Which philosopher said the famous quote: "Cogito, ergo sum" (I think, therefore I am)?
This author, today famous, was rejected at the time and committed suicide at the age of 40. He didn't want his books published but they were after his death.
This children's nursery rhyme needed help from all the kings horses and all the kings men, but they all failed
The Old Woman that Lived in a Shoe
Who said the famous words: "Veni, Vidi, Vici" - (I Came, I Saw, I Conquered)?
This man did not invent the car, but he was the first to make it affordable for regular families with his 'Model T'
This French warrior believed they were chosen by God to lead the French against the English, and ended up being burned at the stake
In 1958, this Jazz Singer became the first black woman to ever win a Grammy award, which she won twice that year.
This dictator was president for 8 years and ruled by mass repression, corruption and nepotism. He was overthrown and exiled to Saudi Arabia
He ruled Uganda from 1971 to 1979
Perhaps Try Again
Oh dear, it appears that your results aren't as great as we'd hoped. However, we're sure that with a little more care and attention you'll be able to get much better results on your next attempt. While many people find it easy to disregard what happened in the past, wise men know that there's much to be learned from it. As Napoleon Bonaparte once said, "There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."
Give yourself a pat on the back! Your results show that you know your historical figures quite well. While you didn't get a perfect score, you show enough enthusiasm for the subject matter to be considered an amateur historian, and with further study you could quite easily become an expert. It's important to keep history alive within our hearts, so that no more innocent people have to suffer at the merciless hands of evil. In the words of Napoleon Bonaparte, "Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them."
You ACED It!
Congratulations, your results are impeccable, and show that you know the history of Europe from the inside-out, from every perspective imaginable. Remembering names and figures is what you do best, which is why you'd make an absolutely superb historian. Without people like you, we'd be cursed to keep repeating the same historical mistakes over and over again. In the words of Napoleon Bonaparte, "The truest wisdom is a resolute determination."