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History by Letter - Q

Can you name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter Q?
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Last updated: November 9, 2019
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First submittedJuly 26, 2014
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Vice President to George H. W. Bush
Dan Quayle
A container for holding arrows
Quiver
Chivalric don created by Miguel de Cervantes
Quixote
Religious movement of which William Penn was a member
Quaker
Central religious text of Islam
Quran
Branch of physics that showed "God plays dice"
Quantum Mechanics
Predecessor to the pen
Quill
Word for "bog" that was used to describe U.S. involvement in Vietnam
Quagmire
Possibly Canada's oldest city
Quebec City
China's last dynasty
Qing
Cheap, semicircular hut built by the US Navy in WWII
Quonset Hut
President of the Philippines, 1935–1944. Namesake of metro Manila's
most populous city.
Manuel L. Quezon
Country that became independent from Britain in 1971
Qatar
Feathered serpent god of Mesoamerica
Quetzalcoatl
Norwegian leader who infamously collaborated with the Nazis
Vidkun Quisling
Roman office-holder who managed state finances
Quaestor
Anti-malarial that European colonists put into their tonic water
Quinine
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Level 74
Sep 30, 2014
I tried about a hundred spellings but couldn't come up with the right one for Quetzalcoatl!
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Level 72
Jun 26, 2020
I was delightedly surprised to get it with only "quetzel".
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Level 82
Oct 2, 2014
Great quiz. Spent enough time in The Philippines to get 15/17.
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Level 81
Sep 16, 2015
So annoyed at missing Quaestor. No longer doing Latin has not done me good.
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Level 82
Jan 23, 2017
Tried Quzon, Quizon, Qizon. Could not get Quezon.
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Level 71
Jul 23, 2017
Good quiz, never heard of the 'Quonset Hut'......... in UK was known as a "Nissen Hut'. Originally designed during the First World War by the engineer and inventor Major Peter Norman Nissen, it was used extensively during the Second World War.
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Level 43
Jul 23, 2017
The American version was first used at the Quonset Point Naval Base in Rhode Island and hence the name.
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Level 84
May 29, 2020
I tried "qurt." Never heard of this, either. Got everything else.
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Level 76
Jun 9, 2020
I was surprised it is so low. They still sell them in the US and I see a lot of them around here for grain storage, or for road departments storing sand.
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Level 69
Jan 30, 2021
Yeah, so weird with all the individual grain and sand storage that most American families do.
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Level 65
Jul 20, 2022
I tried several variations, but all with "quan..." not "quon..." and alas, none of those spellings worked. :(
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Level 67
Jul 24, 2017
I have often seen it spelled "quoncet hut." Can you accept that spelling as well?
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Level 55
Jun 10, 2018
How did I not know that Qatar was once under the British? I have the weirdest gaps in my knowledge!
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Level 72
Jun 26, 2020
What's more surprising is you don't know Qatar is the only country that starts with Q?
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Level 60
Jul 20, 2022
I feel really dumb for not getting Qatar.
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Level 51
Nov 9, 2019
Don 'Quijote' should be also accepted, since it's the original Spanish title.
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Level 59
May 11, 2020
correct
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Level 59
May 11, 2020
Haha we're reading Don Quijote for Spanish right now (i'm not actually reading it)
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Level 68
Jun 5, 2020
How did I almost forget about Quebec?
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Level 72
Jun 5, 2020
I live in the highest % correct answer. <3
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Level 67
Jun 5, 2020
I feel like quiver and quill were kinda forced into this quiz.
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Level 88
Jun 5, 2020
Unfortunately I don't think there's a whole lot of other things that you could easily think of for the letter Q.
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Level 76
Jun 9, 2020
The first UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in South America would have been a good one to include.
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Level 74
May 3, 2021
Add in the safest and one of the oldest airlines...
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Level 67
Nov 2, 2022
Spirit starts with an S.
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Level 86
Jun 8, 2020
I knew the answer was quonset, but couldn't spell it for the life of me. I must have tried 15 different spellings, but never got the right one. I think most of the spellings I tried started with qua...
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Level 59
Jul 20, 2022
Same! Could have sworn it was "quansit" but thats just how I heard it :(
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Level 74
Jun 8, 2020
Curious about the "possibly" in the question about Canada's oldest city. Is there a doubt?
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Level 57
Dec 3, 2020
Continually inhabited maybe, but what about the settlement Lief Ericsson founded?
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Level 70
Jul 6, 2021
Quonset huts are rectangular, not semicircular, if you go by the usual rule of describing the 2-dimensional shape of a building by its floorplan, not its cross-section (for example a yurt is a circular hut). Quonset huts could more accurately be described as semicylindrical.
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Level 72
Jul 25, 2021
I also was imagining it with a semi-circlular floor-plan, didn't click that it meant cross-sectionally semicircular.
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Level 72
Apr 3, 2022
Or just general trivia with answers that begin with the letter "Q." Many of these are arbitrarily called "history" questions.
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Level 59
Jul 20, 2022
Good one, nice quiz. Weren't you tempted to enter "Quizmaster" as an important historical entity? :-)

I think you accidentally missed out the noun in "Anti-malarial that European colonists...."

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Level 68
Jul 20, 2022
In English, this kind of usage is common. Do you want the left or the right? The red or the green?

And especially for drugs: the diuretic, the antipyretic, the analgesic, the anxiolytic, the anti-inflammatory. "The anti-malarial" is just fine. The "one", "agent", "thing", "medicine" can all be omitted.

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Level 61
Jul 30, 2022
Qute quiz!
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Level 57
Sep 21, 2022
Well done for coming up with enough qs. Didn't even feel as if you were scraping the barrel.