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Can you pick the people who were alive (at any point) during each of the following years?
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Correctly selected answers will show up in green
There is more than one way to answer everything correctly, but you also can block yourself in if you do not plan ahead so take care (years always advance 10 years at a time).
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Was I Alive? Quiz
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Oct 14th, 2012 at 18:37 GMT
Very interesting quiz, I found it easier to go backwards from Justin Bieber.
Oct 15th, 2012 at 00:54 GMT
Definitely different, and pretty fun.
Oct 15th, 2012 at 01:40 GMT
What an awesome quiz! Quick question, if you don't mind- how did you make it so one question can have multiple possible answers?
Oct 15th, 2012 at 02:40 GMT
Shown answer '/' (without apostrophes) then other answers you want to work for each question.
Oct 15th, 2012 at 02:43 GMT
Cool, thanks! I failed the last time I tried it, so I'll give it another shot. I really like how you had overlapping correct answers with only 100% correct route. Very creative.
Oct 15th, 2012 at 18:52 GMT
Very creative and very tough. I'm nominating it. Anyone else who feels the same way should too.
Oct 15th, 2012 at 23:23 GMT
Duly nominated, and rightly so!
Oct 15th, 2012 at 23:32 GMT
Jesse James could be the infamous bandit OR the infamous motorcycle builder and serial philanderer.
Oct 16th, 2012 at 17:41 GMT
Anybody who knows both should know which one was meant.
Oct 17th, 2012 at 16:30 GMT
Why is Lincoln so low...... SMH
Oct 18th, 2012 at 03:00 GMT
Why did the answers I had wrong change after I finished the quiz? The number of wrong answers stayed the same, but for instance, I know I got Lincoln right, and then it ended up showing Lincoln as one of my wrong answers.
Game published: Oct 18th, 2012 at 04:00 GMT
Oct 18th, 2012 at 04:11 GMT
A wonderfully composed list of some of the most influential historical figures in the past 200 years... and then there's Justin Bieber.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 04:15 GMT
hmm it was a bit strange. I swear I got Michael Jackson right and at the end of the quiz it was wrong.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 04:30 GMT
It should be clarified which Jesse James this is referring too.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 04:33 GMT
You said they could be alive at any point in the year, yet John Lennon doesn't work for 1980.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 04:37 GMT
I tried it again and it worked.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 04:38 GMT
tried 1980 for Lennon and it worked.. great quiz, guessed a lot on the 1800s. am I correct in saying that there's only 3 living people on this? that should've been my strategy from the get go, would've made not getting blocked on the mid 20th century a little easier.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 04:57 GMT
This is easier to do backwards... aside from having to keep clicking the "previous" button.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 05:34 GMT
Did anyone else try to figure out Jesse James based on the Brady Bunch "Jesse James killed my father!" episode? Just wondering...
Oct 18th, 2012 at 06:25 GMT
5 globes. Combines knowledge and strategy. Yummy.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 09:35 GMT
Great quiz, tougher than I thought it would be.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 11:55 GMT
Excellent quiz (aside from the John Lennon anachronism) and I'd love to see a follow up.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 12:19 GMT
Who is Justin Bieber?
Oct 18th, 2012 at 12:38 GMT
Found it was easier to work from 2010 back to 1800. Found it was more difficult once I clicked "Jesse James" when I meant to click "Jesse Owens".
Oct 18th, 2012 at 12:39 GMT
Stalin right next to Justin Beiber? Sure why not
Oct 18th, 2012 at 13:36 GMT
A very interesting quiz concept. I really liked this one
Oct 18th, 2012 at 15:20 GMT
Great quiz. Tricky! The short life spans of Van Gogh, Wilde, and James (and as I found out later, Chopin) make for interesting strategic decisions.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 15:27 GMT
Thats a great quiz, I had a lot of trouble placing Van Gogh because he had such a short life.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 15:54 GMT
David Livingstone was born in 1810, but didn't work.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 16:05 GMT
Yes, I liked this quiz too. I surprised myself in getting lots of the early people. I was surprised when I got Justin Bieber wrong.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 16:06 GMT
It's not working properly. I got John Lennon, Stalin, and Queen Victoria, and not Jesse Owens, Jesse James or Florence Nightingale. However, when I ended the quiz, the three I got right were shown as wrong and the three I got wrong were shown as right. There were others as well.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 16:47 GMT
@Cheeslord, the solution given at the end is the one perfect solution. So while you may have got Lennon, Stalin, and Queen Victoria correct, you didn't peg them for the one year that would have allowed you to get all of the answers correct.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 20:24 GMT
NS7 - yes only 3 of these people are still alive.
Oct 18th, 2012 at 22:59 GMT
Maybe this is just me, but I get frustrated by "blockable" quizzes - IMO a quiz should be about getting each individual answer correct, not having to work out various convoluted combinations of answers in order to find one which works for the whole thing.
Oct 19th, 2012 at 04:47 GMT
I should have read the instructions. Dang, the blockability nailed me (okay,I nailed myself). Nex time, I'll use some strategery, or maybe work backwards. Super cool quiz.
Oct 19th, 2012 at 17:12 GMT
I go away for a week and come back to loads of positive feedback and loads of plays. Hurray! I hope any problems with John Lennon are fixed as I cannot go back and change - he definitely should have always been in as a correct answer for 1980. I had no idea there was another famous Jesse James but looking him up he seems no more famous than several other Michael Jacksons and people seem fine with that. As many have noticed the answers change at the end to the 'perfect solution' for the years you answered correctly (although there are at least 5 solutions & probably more) - perhaps a new creation option needs to be added for displaying questions at the end rather than answers for this type of quiz.
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Oct 20th, 2012 at 13:04 GMT
Next quiz who do you wish was dead during a given year, theres a good candidate in this quiz
Oct 20th, 2012 at 14:25 GMT
16/22, harder than I thought but still pleased with an 86% effort.
Oct 20th, 2012 at 19:54 GMT
thought it was a brilliant concept
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Oct 21st, 2012 at 18:27 GMT
Who is Diego Maradona?? Please choose names that we would have heard of--the puzzle is hard enough without a wildcard being thrown in.
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