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Quiz : Can You Name These Famous Historical Military Leaders?

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Quiz : Can You Name These Famous Historical Military Leaders?
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:36 AM

I scored 28/40

http://www.pastfactory.com/history/can-you-name-these-famous-military-leaders-from-throughout-history/?utm_campaign=fml-d-ca-c-0-0-180820-pa-ob-a4-a1&utm_term=7_fml.jpg&utm_source=ob&utm_medium=009701429222c9bc47cd33613ffb29ffaa-ob&utm_content=00efb8e3ec9843e3ae49c2bee4d38ef7dc

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:13 AM

yep, that's what I got.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:15 AM

30/40, a lot of lucky guesses.

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Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 4:31 AM

29/40. Some lucky guesses, some by elimination

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:15 AM

36/40 Guess that's why history was always my best subject in school. 

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Posted by MrStecks on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:51 AM

31/40.  Kicked myself a couple times because I second-guessed my gut instinct, and was wrong.  Some lucky guesses too. 


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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:58 PM

37/40. Good fun stuff

I blew the Nimitz/Spruance one,should have known.

The other 2 I had no idea

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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 4:11 PM

Only 25!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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Posted by MJames70 on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 4:33 PM
35/40. A couple I didn't know, one I was too eager and clicked wrong, and mixed up Pizzaro and Cortes.
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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:07 PM

I start out well enough then get those stupid friking ‘congrats youre a winner’ re directs... 

 

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:43 PM

Hi,

I got 36 of 40, but I guessed on a lot of them.  I guess I was just lucky today Stick out tongue

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:50 PM

27/40

 

I guess watching Drunk History pays off.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:51 PM

35 out of 40. Some guesses and some elimination. I missed Spruace too, and guessed Sitting Bull when the correct answer was Geronimo. The other three I had no friggin' clue.

 

And gee, the hardest part was the sheer number of ads. I thought my browser was going to lock up.

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Posted by mawright20 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:44 AM
I think I did okay, 33/40.
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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:29 AM

me too 31/40 did remember the photos but never could get the french names right multiple choice made it easier for me it did shake rattle some brain cells

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:58 AM

32/40

I wonder how accurate the portraits are of some of those early leaders, like the Greeks and Romans.  It is okay when they reveal something about the person so you do not need to go by likeness alone.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:00 AM

Such quizzes are not a gift, they are put up for a reason.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM

"Yamamoto was a Japanese Marshall Admiral of the Navy and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during World War II. He was responsible for most of the major battles during the war, including the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor."

I think that's a little imprecise, or inaccurate to say.  He was responsible for the Pearl Harbor attack, and Midway, and I guess he bears responsibility for the IJN's actions in support of the Solomons campaign.  But there was still a lot of action after that.  I'd say rather, "...battles in the first two years of the war..."

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:39 AM

"Maurice de Saxe first served in the German army, the Army of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Imperial Army before joining French forces."

That is incorrect.  There was no "German army" in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, because there was no Germany.  Germany was a geographic definition, not a state, until 1871.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:40 AM

I got 38 out of 40.  I missed Lt. Col. Moore, and Marshal Massena.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:46 AM

GreySnake

36/40 Guess that's why history was always my best subject in school.

I've always loved history.  It started when I was a little kid, and I heard my uncles and great-uncles tell stories about their time in World War II.  I've always been a voracious reader, too; I read every book the school library had, and the public library, and learned more.  And that drove my interest in building models.  I was never that interested in cars-I wanted to build the ships, the tanks, the planes, that I read about.

As I got older, I got interested in other time periods, too.

The old sayings about learning from history, or failing to learn from it, are true.  Not only at the global level, but even at the level of our individual lives, there are things we can learn from what happened in the past, decisions people made.

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:22 PM

Don Stauffer

32/40

I wonder how accurate the portraits are of some of those early leaders, like the Greeks and Romans.  It is okay when they reveal something about the person so you do not need to go by likeness alone.

I have to admit that one of the ones I missed for an ancient leader (I won't say which since others may not have taken the quiz yet) I missed in part because I thought "well that picture doesn't look anything like what "I thought" that ruler looked like, so its probably some other guy". 

I guess my perception of ancient times is probably somewhat messed up by thinking all old rulers either looked like Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, or some other similar famous British Actor, since that seems to be who always played them in the movies Stick out tongue

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:41 PM

I got 28 correct. Missed a couple that I should've known. 

Gary

 

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, March 22, 2019 12:01 AM

only 33 correct.... some I should've known but missed for no good reason. Perhaps I am getting ADD in my old age, hey! squirrel!!....

The next quiz was guessing what decade based on a single photo, I got 38 out of 40 correct. All were in the 20th century stemming from the 20's to the 80's.

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