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What's The Middle Initial (U.S.)

Can you guess the middle initials of these famous people from history and the present?
Quiz by interopia
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Last updated: April 11, 2024
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First submittedApril 11, 2024
Times taken9,140
Average score79.2%
Rating4.33
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Life
Person
Initial
1820–1906
Susan Anthony
B
1822–1885
Ulysses Grant
S
1822–1893
Rutherford Hayes
B
1839–1937
John Rockefeller
D
1865–1923
Warren Harding
G
1881–1959
Cecil DeMille
B
1882–1945
Franklin Roosevelt
D
1884–1972
Harry Truman
S
1890–1969
Dwight Eisenhower
D
1914–1997
William Burroughs
S
1917–1963
John Kennedy
F
1917–2008
Arthur Clarke
C
Life
Person
Initial
1927–1999
George Scott
C
1928–1982
Philip Dick
K
1937–2005
Hunter Thompson
S
1946–
George Bush
W
1948–
Samuel Jackson
L
1950–
William Macy
H
1961–
Michael Fox
J
1964–
Vivica Fox
A
1965–
John Reilly
C
1971–
Mary Blige
J
1971–
Michael Hall
C
1987–
Michael Jordan
B
19 Comments
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Level 85
Apr 11, 2024
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Level 56
Apr 17, 2024
Too much time. If you know like 70% of the list, then there's enough time to spam the alphabet to get the last few.
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Level 43
Apr 17, 2024
second this, exactly what i was thinking.
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Level 72
Apr 17, 2024
Even if you only know 10% you can finish it by spamming the alphabet.
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Level 95
Apr 25, 2024
So true. I knew everyone here except Willam Burroughs, but was able to get the answer by guessing all the letters.
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Level 66
May 19, 2024
Yes which led to....Full marks for The Robbster.
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Level 68
May 19, 2024
Exactly what I did.
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Level 80
Apr 25, 2024
I had about 17 then spammed to get the last 7 lol
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Level 78
Apr 25, 2024
Gasp! The Americans are trying to claim Michael Fox! If you get him we should get to claim someone of equal value. We want… Patton Oswalt.
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Level 85
Apr 25, 2024
And Arthur Clarke! But he's not that alive anymore so I won't insist on a trade.
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Level 78
Apr 25, 2024
Huh. It doesn’t look like Clarke even moved to the US… he moved to Sri Lanka for like 50 years to scuba dive and do undersea exploration. What a life he had.
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Level 65
Apr 25, 2024
I knew about 8 or 9, got the rest by guessing random letters. I suggest less time.

Nice quiz!

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Level 71
Apr 25, 2024
I feel like this quiz could be better off as a click quiz. Having one chance to get the right letter instead of spamming letters for ones you don’t know.
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Level 68
Apr 25, 2024
If you really want to game the system, you can copy and paste "qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm" and just press the DEL key from the beginning of the line.
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Level 71
Apr 25, 2024
You can't have Arthur C. Clarke, as mentioned above. He was in no way American. How about Robert (A.) Heinlein as a replacement?
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Level 79
Apr 26, 2024
Since I got all the previous questions without even looking at the dates, when I saw "Michael Jordan" at the end, I tried typing "J" a couple times, before realizing it was looking for the dude born in 1987, not the one born in 1963, LOL.
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Level 89
May 1, 2024
Wow...there were four I didn't know and lucky for me they were all near the beginning of the alphabet! ;)
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Level 77
May 19, 2024
Fun fact! The "J" in "Michael J. Fox" doesn't stand for anything. When he first registered for the Screen Actors Guild he discovered that there was already an actor going by "Michael Fox," and SAG rules prohibit two members from using the same name. His real middle name is Andrew, but he didn't like "Andrew Fox" or "Andy Fox," and "Michael A. Fox" sounded like he was saying he was "Michael, a fox." (He said it "also sounded uncomfortably Canadian – Michael Eh? Fox – but maybe I was just being oversensitive.") He ended up picking "J." in honor of the character actor Michael J. Pollard," and occasionally tells people it stands for either Jenuine or Jenius.
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Level 66
Jun 4, 2024
That was surprisingly easy - didn't expect to get them all.