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Odd One Out - History

For each category, name the option that doesn't fit.
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1. Axis leaders in World War II
Hirohito
Benito Mussolini
Francisco Franco
Adolf Hitler
Though he ideologically supported the Axis, Spain (under Franco) remained neutral during the entirety of the Second World War.
2. Battles lost by France during the Napoleonic Wars
Leipzig
Waterloo
Trafalgar
Austerlitz
Austerlitz was won convincingly by Napoleon - so much so that it was a direct cause for the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806.
3. Founding Fathers of the United States
Alexander Hamilton
John Jay
James Madison
Andrew Johnson
Johnson served as U.S. President from 1865 to 1869 - after Lincoln was assassinated.
4. African Dictators of the 20th century
Teodoro Obiang
Idi Amin
François Duvalier
Mobutu Sese Seko
Duvalier (nicknamed "Papa Doc") was the ruler of Haiti between 1957 and 1971.
5. Members of the Holy Roman Empire
Flanders
Geneva
Bohemia
Hungary
Hungary was never part of the HRE - they only united with Austria (a famous HRE member) in 1867, after the Empire's dissolution.
6. Mesoamerican Civilizations
Zapotec
Guaraní
Olmec
Maya
The Guaraní are a group of culturally related indigenous peoples (not a civilization) originating from present-day Paraguay.
7. Countries formerly of French Indochina
Thailand
Vietnam
Laos
Cambodia
Thailand was never part of French Indochina - it was actually never directly ruled by any European power.
8. Roman Emperors
Claudius
Caligula
Julius Caesar
Augustus
Though he might have shown the qualities of an Emperor, Julius Caesar never claimed the title of Emperor.
9. Democratic Party Presidents
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower ran in 1952 and 1956 as a Republican.
10. Chinese dynasties
Qing
Ming
Xian
Han
Xi'an was the capital of many dynasties (incluiding the Han), but never the name for a dynasty itself.
11. Pacific Territories formerly owned by the British
Fiji
Solomon Islands
Pitcairn Islands
Hawaii
Even though they have the Union Jack on their flag, Hawaii was never directly owned nor controlled by the British.
12. Ancient Greek philosophers
Sophocles
Thales
Socrates
Zeno of Elea
Sophocles was an Ancient Greek tragedian, not a philosopher.
13. South American Libertadores
Pedro I of Brazil
Antonio López de Santa Anna
Simón Bolivar
José de San Martín
Though a contemporary to the Libertadores, López de Santa Anna initially opposed independence for Mexico (his home country), and is better known for ruling his nation during the Mexican-American War.
14. Scientific Revolution thinkers
Galileo Galilei
Nicolaus Copernicus
Lord Kelvin
Andreas Vesalius
Lord Kelvin (born William Thomson) was a very important 19th century scientist, but the Scientific Revolution only lasted between the 16th and 17th centuries.
15. Kings of the United Monarchy (of Israel and Judeah)
Saul
Isaac
Solomon
David
Isaac is one of the three patriarchs of the Israelites - but he never ruled any kingdom.
16. Italian Renaissance Artists
Leonardo da Vinci
Sandro Botticelli
Dante Alighieri
Michelangelo
Dante was a famous writer of the late 13th and early 14th century - over 100 years before the start of the Renaissance.
17. "Great" Rulers
Frederick II of Prussia
Charles II of Spain
Cyrus II of Persia
Peter I of Russia
Charles II of Spain was actually known as "El Hechizado" (The Bewitched) due to his physical disabilities. Honestly, not that Great.
18. Mesopotamian Civilizations
Hittites
Babylonians
Assyrians
Sumerians
Though the Hittites controlled a portion of Upper Mesopotamia for some time, they were based in Anatolia, not Mesopotamia.
19. Non-Aligned Movement founders
Josip Broz Tito
Jawaharlal Nehru
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Suharto
Indonesia was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement, but it joined in 1961 - under the rule of Sukarno (Suharto began his tenure in 1967).
20. French Enlightenment thinkers
Auguste Comte
Denis Diderot
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Montesquieu
Comte was a 19th century philosopher and a predecessor to modern sociology, but was not part of the French Enlightenment Era - which ended after the French Revolution.
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