Things Named For People #1

Fill the blanks in these things that are named after people (eponyms).
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Last updated: August 30, 2019
First submittedOctober 19, 2010
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Eponym
Rubik's Cube
Eiffel Tower
Ferris Wheel
Morse Code
Adam's Apple
Achilles' Heel
Achilles' Tendon
Occam's Razor
Eponym
Earl Grey Tea
Hadrian's Wall
Zeno's Paradox
Nehru Jacket
Molotov Cocktail
Nobel Prize
Fabergé Egg
Potemkin Village
Eponym
Pyrrhic Victory
Rhodes Scholar
Socratic Method
Mercator Projection
Bikram Yoga
Pandora's Box
Oedipus Complex
Maginot Line
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Level 29
Aug 1, 2013
Awesome quiz!
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Level 55
May 11, 2014
How about accepting Zeno's arrow as well?
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Level 72
May 7, 2016
Poor Italo Svevo: I was stuck on Zeno's Conscience.
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Level 63
Dec 3, 2021
Yep, me too!
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Level 69
Dec 17, 2014
I've walked along Hadrien's wall many times, a beautiful part of the world.
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Level 49
May 4, 2016
Though you occasionally have to dodge cabers. Damn Scots hurling trees around all willy nilly.
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Level 58
Jun 3, 2015
Zeno's paradox is a classic philosophical problem that has been known and discussed for ages. I realize he's less well-known than Socrates, etc., of course, but his writings are still important. (I'm also a philosophy student, so...). But, regardless: if you don't know about Zeno's paradox, go look it up, it's really interesting. :)
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Level 58
Jun 3, 2015
And Occam's razor, if you don't know that as well. Fabulous rule to know and be able to apply.
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Level 83
Jun 8, 2019
Occam was working for the Illuminati and the CIA, just trying to confuse you sheeple into staying blind to the truth!
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2019
I think most people know it, but don't know the name zeno
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Level 59
Oct 24, 2019
Once I read up, I realized that I knew about the one where you can never arrive at you destination if each step forward took you only half the way as your last step.
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Level 75
Jan 22, 2016
Got a 100%, but had to think for a while to get the 2nd Achilles clue. I admit I guessed "sock" :D
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Level 68
Aug 30, 2019
maybe if he had a kevlar sock he could have protected his heel better
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Level 75
Sep 12, 2020
Agreed! Or even a kevlar sandal.
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Level 52
Nov 16, 2020
But not both, that would be a fashion no-no
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Level 82
May 4, 2016
fun and easy with 3:18 remaining
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Level 77
May 4, 2016
Great quiz idea. Never heard of the number, effect, or paradox but will be looking them up now.
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Level 63
May 4, 2016
This is a great quiz, although I think it would make more sense if you had to name the person.
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Level 67
Jun 8, 2019
Yes my thought exactly, one where you would have to think of the name please quizmaster?
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Level 56
Dec 7, 2021
That wouldn't work for most of these: ...box? ...prize? ...code? They would all have many possible solutions.
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Level 86
May 4, 2016
No Ocean's Eleven?
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Level 60
May 8, 2016
Thank you Call of Duty for the Coriolis effect
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Level 67
Jul 14, 2020
and for the Phyrric victory (Shoutout first mission on BO2)
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2018
I kept getting close to Zeno's Paradox, but could never quite get there...
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Level 72
Jul 18, 2019
- Slow clap -
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Level 67
Oct 21, 2019
It's a shame that the % of people who get your joke is probably as low or lower that that of those who got the correct answer.
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Level 71
Dec 3, 2021
It's always a strange feeling to go into a comment section to make a joke and find that not only was the joke already made nearly three years earlier, but that you were the one who did it.
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Level 75
Aug 29, 2019
These three quizzes are awesome. You must have spent an age rounding up the answers! Also accept Nehru collar?
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Level ∞
Aug 29, 2019
Okay
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Level 74
Aug 29, 2019
There is also Adam's Bridge.
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2019
There are millions of these. Discoveries, inventions, laws, hypothesis, physical locations, an endlis list of things that are named after people.
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Level 72
Dec 3, 2021
Undoubtedly. But I thought of Adam's Bridge too.
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Level 75
Aug 29, 2019
Suggestions: Hippocratic oath, Diesel engine, Gatling gun
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Level 69
Aug 29, 2019
Could scholar be accepted for Rhode's scholarship? The recipients are referred to as Rhode's Scholars.
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Level ∞
Aug 30, 2019
Changed the answer to scholar. Thanks.
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2019
Thank you Weird Al for getting me Nehru
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Level 62
Aug 30, 2019
Oh, Nehru. Not Nuru. Whoops - that led me down the wrong track.
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Level 75
Sep 5, 2019
Accepting Potemkin Battleship would be nice..
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2021
I tried that too
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Level 41
Dec 3, 2021
Straight away I went straight to Potemkin Mutiny. Took me way to long to get village
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Level 74
Dec 4, 2021
When I googled Potemkin, there were a lot of associated words: Battleship, Law, Facade, Disease
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Level 79
Sep 9, 2019
Entered "Last Stand" for Achilles. It wasn't accepted. Travesty.
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Level 73
Mar 28, 2021
Zeppelin rules
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2019
Socratic Seminar?
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Level 53
Sep 22, 2020
I entered that as well, to no avail
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Level 72
Dec 3, 2021
I would have thought that Socratic dialogue was more famous than Socratic method.
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Level 83
Oct 21, 2019
What about the famous Potemkin Stairs/Steps of Odessa? I've got a picture of my car in front of them in one of my quizzes... so named because they feature in a very famous scene in a very famous classic film the Battleship Potemkin.
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2019
Yet another instance of Kal plugging one of the oh so many places he's been at without apparent reason. The middle sentence of your comment could have been left out without affecting its validity. (Just start your blog already! I remember you talking about it below another quiz. I (genuinely!) would love to read it and learn more about your life. It really does seem fascinating. I just don't think the comments section of Jetpunk quizzes is the appropriate place for what (perhaps mistakenly) passes as boasting on your part.)
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Level 86
Oct 21, 2019
I don't think he's boasting, I think he just likes to share his experiences with the people of JetPunk. And they're interesting to read most of the time. Anyone who complains about his "excessive bragging" is probably just jealous.
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2019
You're probably right. And I'm not saying that Kal has no right to do it. I just don't see what it brings to the conversation. (I guess he could complain that my complaining doesn't bring anything to the conversation either. ;) )
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Level 83
Oct 21, 2019
Try to follow. The connection is a bit arcane, but I can go through all one steps.

I mentioned the Potemkin steps -----> There's a picture of them on a quiz I made

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Level 83
Oct 21, 2019
:) and the reason I don't feel like blogging is, somewhat ironically judging by many of the responses I get here to comments I leave, because I feel like blogging is a bit vain and self-indulgent. And I don't feel like I've got anything that unique or interesting to say. ::shrug::

The comment here is what Jack said. I'm just sharing what I connected to the name Potemkin. I'm inviting someone else to comment that they, too, visited the steps, or saw the movie, or took my quiz... or inviting someone to click through and see the photo... or share their own experience taking the quiz. I'm not trying to boast. Just making conversation.

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Level 73
Oct 21, 2019
Fair enough. :) I guess we can call it a case of "agree to disagree"? In my opinion, a blog (or whatever platform you'd want to chose) would be a better place to share your experiences and discuss them with people who really are interested about them then Jetpunk comments sections. Mainly because I'd "chose" to read them instead of being "exposed" to them unwillingly. (And yes, I know I can chose not to read the comments, but can I really? I’d have to also renounce to all the other comments.) After reading your reply, I still don't get how mentioning that a quiz of yours has a picture of your car in front of some famous stairs invites anyone to share their similar experiences or brings something meaningful to the table. But maybe that’s just me…
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2019
And again, for the record, I am genuinely interested in reading about some of the stuff and travels you've done. Maybe that's why I can get a bit fed up about some of your comments: they're like teasers of something I'll never get to read or experience.
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Level 83
Oct 21, 2019
well what sort of comments do you come to the comments section hoping to read?
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2019
Precisions about the quiz (methodology, changes and such), quips and jokes (like Marlowe's pretty good one above), additional info on the quiz' subject (like the non-"picture of my car in front of the stairs" part of your comment)... I do find it really interesting when you share your input based on places you've lived in, as opposed to times when you only say stuff like "I've been to 13 of the 20 places on this quiz, so it was easy for me" without adding gravy to the personal feat. Does that make sense? (I realize my first comment might have been a bit arrogant. I apologize. I'm glad we can have a cordial discussion about it all. :) )
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Level 83
Oct 21, 2019
I like reading all of those types of comments and also enjoy reading about other's experiences as they relate to the quiz subject matter.
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Level 83
Aug 18, 2021
Incidentally, about a year ago I did finally start a blog. But I never promote it. And have actually taken steps to make it less visible. I have zero regular readers and that's actually how I prefer it.
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Level 69
Oct 21, 2019
Socratic logic?
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Level 56
Oct 21, 2019
could we add socratic seminar?
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2021
I've never heard of a Socratic seminar, but I tried Socratic wisdom and Socratic dialogue, and I thought they were good answers
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Level 58
Oct 22, 2019
Ahh, I love drinking Molotov cocktails... wait
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Level 56
Oct 26, 2019
Wait... NO! JOHNNY! DON'T DRINK THA- oh, that's not gone well
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Level 49
Mar 6, 2020
Can you add Socratic Seminar? My district does them.
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Level 61
Jun 9, 2020
Never heard of Rhodes Scholar. It's not a thing in my language, but givet over 40% of people got it, I guess it is in english. Still think that Rhodes Colossus is more known. 😀
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2021
Rhodes Scholars go to Oxford University, so English language speakers are very common, but Rhodes Scholarships have gone to people all over the world; Germany, Jamaica, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malta, Pakistan, Ceylon, Zimbabwe, Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya, United Arab Emirates, China and many others
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Level 71
Dec 3, 2021
Whether the Colossus of Rhodes is better known or not doesn't matter, as it's named for the island of Rhodes and not for a person. The Rhodes Scholarship, meanwhile, is named after its founder, Cecil John Rhodes.
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Level 73
Oct 3, 2020
Why do more people know about Faberge Egg than about Mercator projection? I am proud to have been the other way around.
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Level 83
Oct 3, 2020
Still think Potemkin Stairs should work.
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Level 83
Dec 3, 2021
... and still do. Especially given only 10% get the answer given here. Potemkin Stairs or Potemkin Steps
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Level 52
Oct 12, 2020
i kept typing Achilles' tendant
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Level 15
Nov 15, 2020
XD
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Level 15
Nov 15, 2020
Cool quiz! I did terrible though. XD
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Level 75
Nov 21, 2020
Should also accept seminar
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Level 50
Dec 17, 2020
I tried -ia for Rhodes. Didn't he name the country after himself?
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Level 56
May 23, 2021
Rhodesia was named after Cecil Rhodes. There's also the Rhodes statue on Oriel College, Oxford, currently the subject of much controversy because it should be removed as a symbol of egregious imperialism. Some of these quizzes seem to reflect current US-centric chauvinism!
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Level 71
Dec 3, 2021
Sure but "Rhodesia" doesn't fit, as the blank clearly indicates it's looking for a separate and not a two-letter suffix. The statue also doesn't really count, because it's not a statue named after Cecil Rhodes, it's a statue of him. It also seems weird to complain about US-centricism in regards to a question about a British scholarship.
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Level 20
Jun 8, 2021
My friend guessed Achilles' Achilles for reasons unknown.
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Level 37
Jun 13, 2021
Tried battleship Potemkin many times... It is way more famous than the village.
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Level 66
Sep 21, 2021
But it's Potemkin ___________. No one calls it "Potemkin Battleship".
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Level 67
Jul 26, 2021
Rhodes piano?
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Level 61
Dec 6, 2021
*slaps the table angrily* THANK YOU!
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Level 57
Sep 21, 2021
I am shocked only 28% got the Mercator Projection right. I thought that was a relatively well-known name, especially among Jetpunkers
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Level 58
Oct 10, 2021
I'm really surprised how little known Potemkin Village is. I thought that was a pretty common one.
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Level 67
Dec 3, 2021
Socratic seminar should work too
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Level 68
Dec 3, 2021
Can you please accept Socratic dialogue/seminar/circle? I've never heard of Socratic method until now, but Wikipedia says that Socratic dialogues are an application of the Socratic method, so I feel like this (and the other synonymous options I listed above) should be accepted.