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Who Did I Type? (US Presidents)
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Can you deduce the presidential surnames I have typed on my keyboard in the following instances? The black buttons represent those I pressed. A black button can be pressed more than once in some cases. ONLY TYPE SURNAMES (not full name)
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Did They Run for President?

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Died at the Same Time As…
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Pick the famous people whose deaths were overshadowed by concurrent historic events.
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Civil War Presidents
We've found that Civil War jokes General Lee aren't funny.
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Fantasy Dinner Party: 20th Century Influential Men
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Name these ten influential men of the 20th Century gathered at this fantasy dinner party (as prompted by orange indicators on the map).
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Political Photos From the 1960s
For a decade known for hippies, a lot of violent things happened.
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The UK in the 20th Century: 1920
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Name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1920.
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Historical Nicknames
Once you get a nickname like this, it's all you can do to live up to the name.
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Architecture History Match-up
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Match the parts of these names and terms from architectural history.
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Famous French People Shooting Gallery
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Can you sort through this eclectic array of famous French People by categories given?
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US History Quotes
But who said, 'Any customer can have a globe painted any color that he wants so long as it is orange?'
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Figure Out the Years by Images (slideshow)
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Name the specific Year represented by each slide, given related images representing Sporcle categories? Choose carefully - wrong answers will render slides incorrect!.
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Living Presidential Nominees
It's an honor just to be nominated, though not as big of an honor as actually becoming president.
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Which Happened First (US Civil War)
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Can you determine which of these pairs of Civil War related events occurred first? Enter 'A' or 'B'
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Badly-Drawn History
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Complete the hints given below each slide for these historical events, given the frankly quite poor illustrations...
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Johns That Changed the US
Your name won't determine your destiny...but clubs like this are pretty exclusive.
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English Towns By Historical Name
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Name the English towns/cities when given their names as recorded in the Domesday Book (completed in AD 1086).
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20th Century Europeans' Name Match
Only you can bring order to the chaos of these unmatched pairs.
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US Expansion Picture Click
This quiz takes the term 'manifest destiny' to a whole new level.
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Governor and Senator of Same State
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Can you name any person who served as both governor and senator for the given state since 1900?
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Presidential Signatures in Reverse
It's time to go backwards in time. Try not to get cross-eyed.
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50 Important Dates in Human History
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Can you click on the corresponding year for each of these 50 important events in human history?
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Was I Alive in 1800?
Not a question you'd ask yourself every day. But for some, worth pondering.
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Artists by Mug [Images]
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Name the artists who are referenced on these mugs.
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Birds in Art
This quiz is going to the birds.
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Thomases That Changed the U. S.
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Pick the Thomas that was an important figure in the U. S. for each clue.
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Find the Confederate States (Minefield)
Pro tip: don't click near states that were still territories in 1861.
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Former British Colonies in Africa
A shorter quiz would have been to pick the African countries that were NOT former British colonies.
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A-Z battles of Europe
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Name these battles of Europe.
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'J' British historical people (click)
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Pick the 'J' British historical people.
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Around the World with 80 Politicians
You might not want to actually travel with these politicians. But the around the world trip would be nice.
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US Presidential Trios
These presidents could really go for a game of 3 on 3 right about now.
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Recent popular comments in History

  1. Find the Confederate States (Minefield)
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    I wish stats could show us the most guess wrong answers. I assume they would be Missouri and Kentucky, but I'd love to see how many times Hawaii and Alaska were picked.
  2. US History Quotes
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    I found the Madeleine Albright quote a rather odd choice for inclusion. It was basically a bumper sticker slogan shouted at a fairly recent Hillary Clinton campaign event, which is the only reason I knew it. Not quite on par with, "Give me liberty or give me death," or, "A house divided against itself..."
  3. Find the Confederate States (Minefield)
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    @uffish373 I really don't know what you're talking about. At the outbreak of the Civil War, slavery was expressly forbidden by law in 19 states. There were a few "slave states" (meaning states in which slavery was allowed by law) that did not secede (Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland, Missouri), but slavery had been abolished in the rest of the country. In some states it had already been abolished before the Revolution. There was, however, the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed formerly enslaved people in free states to be apprehended by law enforcement and returned to their former masters, and critical historians will sometimes refer to this as a continuation of slavery throughout the country (a point with which I am very sympathetic). But that doesn't seem to be the point you were making.
  4. Find the Confederate States (Minefield)
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    @lovenkrands - Being a Brit all I really know is that the slave states were in the south... Therefore, Alaska and Hawaii just seemed natural picks, given the map layout.
  5. Famous Philosopher's Quotes
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    "To text is to be free" - "I text, therefore I am" - "If people never did text things, nothing intelligent would ever get done." - most of my students
  6. Living Presidential Nominees
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    What about Ross Perot?
  7. Find the Confederate States (Minefield)
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    @uffish373 The northern states had basically all abolished slavery by the time of the Civil War. It's true that slavery had remained legal in some non-southern states well later than people realize - into the 1840s in parts of New Jersey, for instance, if I recall - but none of the non-confederate, non-border states (DE, MD, MO, KY) had legally protected slavery by the time of the war.
  8. US Expansion Picture Click
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    How I blew this quiz.... "It is the largest chunk on here, but click anywhere in Louisiana to be safe. WTF is the Spanish Cession?"
  9. Find the Confederate States (Minefield)
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    @teamdave2002: As far as Lincoln was concerned, he did have jurisdiction in the seceded states. That was kind of a huge point of the war.
  10. Living Presidential Nominees
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    Poor ol' Mondale, still coming last.

    And @rikthib, I was just going to congratulate the quizmaker for sidestepping that particular hornet's nest, actually. There are still technically two people in that side of the race while everyone else has dropped out on the Republican side, and no good can come of poking at it here on a Sporcle quiz.