Homer DID write the Iliad.
Please remove the 'supposedly' from the quiz
If you have proof that Homer existed and authored those books, then many historians would be very grateful to you for sharing it
Same with Mark Twain really, what on earth is a Huckleberry
-Bolivar isn't the only one called Liberator in Latinamerica.
-Hellen Keller, Cromwell, Cook, Nelson, Parks, none of these I would consider part of basic general knowledge everyone should have.
- Austen, Dickens and Twain but no Cervantes, writer of one of the most influential books ever?
This list is heavily anglocentric. No suprise, of course.
I can't see why no one has mentioned that yet
Also, Lao Tzu is about as "supposed" as Homer. His existence is not verified by any evidence other than there is a book credited to an "Old Master."
1. Edison didn't invent a lightbulb - he patented it and used his enterprising skills to become famous.
2. Alexander the Great wasn't a Greek, but Macedonian.
"40 Historical People that Every US-AMERICAN Should Know"
Dickens, Austen, Earhart, Parks, Keller,Twain are not worldwidely important.
Because I'm involved with the deaf community and understand how important it is for others to accept both them and their language - I was well versed with Helen Keller. If I didn't have the interest I have in sign language - then maybe she wouldn't seem that important to me. There is definitely more room for more quizzes like this one and perhaps take out the word 'most' and consider other perspectives? We will all learn things we didn't know then, I reckon.
Good quiz - I enjoyed it.
So yes, there is nothing wrong with knowing who these ppl were. And obviously the list is very biased toward modern history . For example why is Mao more important than the emperors who actually united China into a massive nation?
And Thatcher? Rosa Parks? America thinks it is the only country with a civil rights movement?
Sure, it is newtonian physics, but there's a reason why we call them Kepler's laws of planetary motion....
"Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree."
"Yes but I've never even heard the name Horatio Nelson."
All respect to those people, but how can you put Cromwell, Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth, Parks or Austen over Curie, Mandela, Pol Pot, Castro, Stalin, Copernicus, Galileo or Socrates?
Just search for the last and you'll see.
Where's Chopin? Maria Sklodowska-Curie? Sun Tzu? Mussolini? And many others?
How the heck Thatcher, Earhart and FDR made the list when there was no room for Genghis Khan and Einstein?
But at least Alexander Fleming isn't there because who needs penicillin when you can just listen to Für Elise.
Other people I think should be here: Stalin, Ho Chi Minh, Suleiman the Magnificent
very englishcentric quiz
Black America has a whole host of "was the first to..." figures. In terms of their actual accomplishments, very few of them were significant (sitting on a bus). Rosa Parks beating out Einstein on this list is just remarkable.
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