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Wikipedia's level 3 vital articles

Wikipedia's vital article system organizes certain articles into tiers of priority, tier one being the most important, and tier five being the least, with each higher level article belonging to all lower levels. Tier three contains 1000 articles. How many can you name?
As of July 2023
Excluding higher level articles
"Specific religions" also includes religious texts
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People
Science
Geography
 
Leaders and politicians
Akbar
Alexander the Great
Ashoka
Augustus
Simón Bolívar
Julius Caesar
Catherine the Great
Charlemagne
Cyrus the Great
Elizabeth I
Mahatma Gandhi
Genghis Khan
Hammurabi
Hatshepsut
Adolf Hitler
Joan of Arc
Abraham Lincoln
Nelson Mandela
Mao Zedong
Mansa Musa
Napoleon
Qin Shi Huang
Ramesses II
Joseph Stalin
Suleiman the Magnificent
George Washington
 
Religious figures
Abraham
The Buddha
Jesus
Martin Luther
Moses
Muhammad
Paul the Apostle
Adi Shankara
 
Explorers
Roald Amundsen
Christopher Columbus
James Cook
Ferdinand Magellan
Marco Polo
Vasco da Gama
Zheng He
 
Philosophers and social scientists
Thomas Aquinas
Aristotle
Cicero
Confucius
René Descartes
Sigmund Freud
Herodotus
Immanuel Kant
Ibn Khaldun
Laozi
John Locke
Niccolò Machiavelli
Karl Marx
Friedrich Nietzsche
Plato
Adam Smith
Socrates
Mary Wollstonecraft
 
Writers
Dante Alighieri
Homer
Li Bai
Miguel de Cervantes
Murasaki Shikibu
Rumi
William Shakespeare
Rabindranath Tagore
Leo Tolstoy
Virgil
Voltaire
 
Artists
Hokusai
Frida Kahlo
Leonardo da Vinci
Michelangelo
Pablo Picasso
Rembrandt
 
Musicians and composers
Louis Armstrong
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Beatles
Ludwig van Beethoven
Michael Jackson
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 
Scientists and inventors
Avicenna
Nicolaus Copernicus
Marie Curie
Charles Darwin
Thomas Edison
Albert Einstein
Michael Faraday
Galileo Galilei
Johannes Gutenberg
Hippocrates
Antoine Lavoisier
Carl Linnaeus
James Clerk Maxwell
Dmitri Mendeleev
Isaac Newton
Florence Nightingale
Louis Pasteur
Shen Kuo
Nikola Tesla
 
Mathematicians
Archimedes
Euclid
Leonhard Euler
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Kurt Gödel
Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
Emmy Noether
Alan Turing
 
Filmmakers
Charlie Chaplin
Walt Disney
 
Businesspeople
Henry Ford
 
General
International System of Units
Measurement
Nature
Scientific method
 
Astronomy
Asteroid
Big Bang
Black hole
Comet
Galaxy
Jupiter
Mars
Mercury
Milky Way
Natural satellite
Neptune
Orbit
Outer space
Physical cosmology
Planet
Saturn
Star
Supernova
Uranus
Venus
 
Physics
Classical mechanics
Color
Day
Electromagnetic radiation
Electromagnetism
Electron
Force
Gravity
Heat
Light
Magnetism
Mass
Matter
Momentum
Motion
Neutron
Newton's laws of motion
Optics
Particle physics
Photon
Proton
Quantum mechanics
Radioactive decay
Sound
Space
Speed of light
Standard Model
State of matter
Strong interaction
Subatomic particle
Temperature
Theory of relativity
Thermodynamics
Vacuum
Wave
Weak interaction
Year
 
Biology
Abiogenesis
Algae
Amphibian
Archaea
Arthropod
Bacteria
Biodiversity
Bird
Blood
Bone
Botany
Brain
Cat
Cattle
Chicken
Circulatory system
Crustacean
Digestion
Dinosaur
Dog
Ear
Ecosystem
Eukaryote
Extinction
Eye
Fish
Flower
Fungus
Gene
Genetics
Heart
Heredity
Horse
Human body
Human evolution
Immune system
Insect
Liver
Lung
Mammal
Metabolism
Molecular biology
Mollusca
Natural selection
Nervous system
Organism
Paleontology
Photosynthesis
Pig
Pregnancy
Primate
Reproduction
Reptile
Rodent
Sheep
Seed
Sense
Sex
Skeletal muscle
Skeleton
Skin
Sleep
Species
Suicide
Taxonomy
Tree
Virus
Zoology
 
Chemistry
Acid–base reaction
Alloy
Aluminium
Biochemistry
Bronze
Carbohydrate
Carbon
Carbon dioxide
Catalyst
Chemical bond
Chemical compound
Chemical reaction
Copper
DNA
Gold
Hormone
Hydrogen
Inorganic chemistry
Iron
Lipid
Metal
Molecule
Nitrogen
Organic chemistry
Oxygen
Periodic table
Phosphorus
Physical chemistry
Protein
Redox
RNA
Silicon
Silver
Steel
Sulfur
 
Earth science
Atmosphere of Earth
Climate change
Cloud
Earth science
Earthquake
Erosion
Flood
History of Earth
Internal structure of Earth
Mineral
Plate tectonics
Rain
Rock
Season
Snow
Soil
Tornado
Tropical cyclone
Volcano
Weather
Wind
History
Society and social sciences
Arts
Everyday Life
 
Continents and regions
Arctic
Antarctica
Caribbean
Continent
Middle East
 
Terrestrial features
Alps
Amazon rainforest
Andes
Desert
Forest
Grassland
Himalayas
Mountain
Rocky Mountains
Sahara
 
Hydrological features
Amazon River
Arctic ocean
Atlantic ocean
Caspian sea
Ganges
Glacier
Great Barrier Reef
Great Lakes
Indian ocean
Lake
Lake Victoria
Mediterranean Sea
Mississippi River
Nile
Pacific Ocean
River
Southern Ocean
Yangtze
 
Countries
Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Bangladesh
Brazil
Canada
China
Colombia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Egypt
Ethiopia
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Malaysia
Mexico
Myanmar
Netherlands
Nigeria
Pakistan
Philippines
Poland
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
South Africa
South Korea
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam
 
Cities
Beijing
Cairo
Delhi
Hong Kong
Istanbul
Jakarta
Jerusalem
Lagos
London
Mecca
Mexico City
Moscow
Mumbai
New York City
Paris
Rome
São Paulo
Singapore
Tokyo
 
General
Archaeology
 
History by region
ex: "History of ____"
History of Africa
History of Asia
History of East Asia
History of Europe
History of India
History of the Middle East
History of North America
History of Oceania
History of South America
 
History by subject
ex: "History of ____", w/ one exception
History of art
History of agriculture
History of architecture
History of film
History of literature
History of mathematics
History of medicine
History of music
History of technology
Military history
 
Prehistory
Stone Age
Early human migrations
Neolithic Revolution
 
Ancient history
Achaemenid Empire
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Andean civilizations
Bronze age
Gupta Empire
Han dynasty
Indus Valley Civilisation
Iron Age
Maya civilization
Mesoamerica
Mesopotamia
Phoenicia
Pre-Columbian era
Silk Road
Sumer
 
Post-classical history
Aztecs
Inca Empire
Islamic Golden Age
Middle Ages
Black Death
Byzantine Empire
Crusades
Holy Roman Empire
Mongol Empire
Ottoman Empire
Tang dynasty
Viking Age
 
Modern history
Age of Discovery
Age of Enlightenment
American Revolution
British Empire
Cold War
Contemporary history
Decolonization
European colonization of the Americas
French Revolution
Great Depression
Green Revolution
Industrial Revolution
Information Age
Mughal Empire
Reformation
Renaissance
Scramble for Africa
Scientific Revolution
Soviet Union
Spanish Empire
Western imperialism in Asia
World War I
World War II
 
General
Anthropology
Community
Festival
Oral tradition
Popular culture
Power (social and political)
Social Class
Social science
Sociology
 
Politics and government
Anarchism
Capitalism
Colonialism
Communism
Conservatism
Democracy
Dictatorship
Diplomacy
European Union
Fascism
Ideology
Imperialism
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Liberalism
Military
Monarchy
Nationalism
NATO
Political party
Political science
Socialism
State
United Nations
 
Conflict
Genocide
Peace
Terrorism
 
Education
School
Library
University
 
Business and economics
Bank
Construction
Corporation
Economy
Employment
Finance
Fishing
Hunting
Insurance
Management
Marketing
Mining
Money
Retail
Supply and demand
Tax
Trade union
 
Social issues
Abortion
Disability
Discrimination
Environmentalism
Famine
Feminism
Globaliziation
Human migration
Human rights
Indigenous peoples
Liberty
Pollution
Poverty
Privacy
Racism
Sexism
Slavery
Social equality
Suffrage
Violence
Welfare
 
Law
Crime
Constitution
Justice
Police
Property
 
Psychology
Anger
Fear
Happiness
Humour
Love
Consciousness
Dream
Memory
Thought
Human behavior
Intelligence
Learning
Personality
 
Language
Alphabet
Arabic
Arabic numerals
Arabic script
Bengali
Brahmic scripts
Chinese
Chinese characters
Cyrillic scripts
English
French
German
Grammar
Greek
Greek alphabet
Hindustani
Indo-European languages
Japanese
Latin
Latin script
Linguistics
Malay
Personal name
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Speech
Swahili
Word
 
Media
Broadcasting
News
Publishing
Health, medicine and disease
Mathematics
Philosphy and religion
Technology
 
General
Art
Fashion
Museum
Prehistoric art
 
Artistic movements
Abstract art
Modernism
Realism
Romanticism
 
Architecture
Great Pyramid of Giza
Great Wall of China
 
Literature
English literature
Epic poetry
Fairy tale
Fiction
Novel
Poetry
Short story
 
Music
Classical music
Folk music
Jazz
Musical instrument
Piano
Pop music
Rock music
Singing
 
Performing arts
Dance
Opera
Orchestra
Theatre
 
Visual arts
Animation
Calligraphy
Comics
Design
Drawing
Film
Painting
Photography
Pottery
Sculpture
 
General
Furniture
Jewellery
 
Family and kinship
Adult
Adolescence
Child
Friendship
Infant
Marriage
Old age
Parenting
 
Sexuality and gender
Gender
Man
Sexual intercourse
Sexual orientation
Woman
 
Food and drink
Alcoholic beverage
Bread
Cereal
Cheese
Coffee
Cooking
Drink
Drinking water
Fruit
Maize
Meat
Milk
Potato
Rice
Salt
Spice
Soybean
Sugar
Tea
Vegetable
Wheat
 
Recreation and entertainment
Association football
Board game
Card game
Gambling
Game
Martial arts
Play (activity)
Olympic Games
Sport of athletics
Swimming
Tourism
Toy
Video game
 
Illness and injury
Allergy
Asthma
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Common Cold
Diabetes
Gastroenteritis
HIV/AIDS
Infection
Influenza
Injury
Malaria
Mental disorder
Pneumonia
Sexually transmitted infection
Smallpox
Stroke
Tuberculosis
 
Health, fitness, and medicine
Ageing
Dentistry
Exercise
Health
Hospital
Hygiene
Mental health
Nursing
Nutrition
Obesity
Sanitation
Surgery
 
Drugs and medicine
Drug
Medication
Anesthesia
Antibiotic
Birth Control
Vaccine
Addiction
Alcoholism
Smoking
 
General
Algorithm
Function
Mathematical proof
Set
 
Counting and numbers
0
Combinatorics
Complex number
e
Fraction
Integer
Natural number
Number theory
π
Prime number
Real number
 
Algebra
Abstract algebra
Algebra
Equation
Linear algebra
Variable
 
Analysis
Calculus
Infinity
Limit
Mathematical analysis
Series
 
Arithmetic
Exponentiation
Logarithm
nth root
 
Geometry and topology
Angle
Area
Circle
Conic section
Line
Polygon
Three-dimensional space
Topology
Triangle
Trigonometry
Volume
 
Probability and statistics
Probability
 
Philosophy
Aesthetics
Belief
Confucianism
Eastern philosophy
Epistemology
Free will
Good and evil
Metaphysics
Ontology
Philosophy of science
Reason
Truth
Western philosophy
 
Mythology
Greek mythology
Myth
 
Religion
Afterlife
Atheism
God
Meditation
New religious movement
Prayer
Ritual
Secularism
Shamanism
Soul
Spirituality
 
Specific religions
Christianity
Bhagavad Gita
Bible
Buddhism
Catholic Church
Chinese folk religion
Eastern Orthodox Church
Hinduism
Islam
Jainism
Judaism
Mahayana
Protestantism
Quran
Shia Islam
Shinto
Sikhism
Sunni Islam
Talmud
Taoism
Theravada
Traditional African religions
Vedas
 
General
Civil engineering
Mechanical engineering
 
Energy
Coal
Electric battery
Explosive
Gunpowder
Fossil fuel
Hydropower
Natural gas
Nuclear power
Petrolium
Renewable energy
Solar energy
Wind power
 
Food and health
Animal husbandry
Biotechnology
Domestication
Garden
Genetic engineering
Fertilizer
Food preservation
Medical imaging
Refrigeration
Stove
 
Weapons
Armor
Bow and arrow
Firearm
Knife
Nuclear weapon
Weapon
 
Tools and machinery
Electric motor
Engine
Internal combustion engine
Robotics
Simple machine
Steam engine
Wheel
 
Media and communication
Internet
Mail
Mobile phone
Printing
Radio
Telecommunications
Telephone
Television
Video
 
Computing and information technology
Artificial intelligence
Computer science
Cryptography
 
Electronics
Electric light
Electronics
Integrated circuit
Semiconductor device
 
Space
Rocket
Satellite
Space exploration
Space station
Spaceflight
 
Transportation
Aircraft
Bicycle
Car
Rail transport
Ship
 
Navigation and timekeeping
Calendar
Clock
Compass
Map
Navigation
Radar
 
Structures
Bridge
Canal
Fortification
Infrastructure
Dam
Road
 
Materials
Concrete
Cotton
Glass
Masonry
Metallurgy
Natural rubber
Paper
Plastic
Textile
Wood
 
Optical
Camera
Laser
Lens
Microscope
Telescope
13 Comments
+3
Level 71
Jul 12, 2023
Fun and engaging quiz. I will have to take it again untimed at some point. 'Atheism', 'Spirituality' and 'Abiogenesis' are misspelled. And also please accept 'Palaeontology'?
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Level 67
Jul 12, 2023
Thank you! All of these have been fixed.
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Level 36
Jul 12, 2023
Could you accept “Colour” for Color?
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Level 67
Jul 12, 2023
Done.
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Level 76
Jul 12, 2023
i love love love love this quiz
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Level 67
Jul 13, 2023
I appreciate it!
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Level 60
Jul 24, 2023
Great quiz!

I have some type-in suggestions, especially since given the scope of this quiz, it can be hard to guess the form wanted.

Could you accept "History of math" for "History of mathematics", "Egypt" for "Ancient Egypt" (this is done for Greece/Rome), "Australia" for "Oceania", "work" for "employment", "cook" for "cooking", "anarchy" for "anarchism", "rock" for "rock music", "sculpting" for "sculpture", "marry" (and maybe "wedding") for "marriage", "aging" for "ageing", "chance" for "probability", "armor" for "armour"?

I would not recommend accepting "er" for "ear" and "met" for "meat". You have a lot of type-ins that accept anything containing a specific string, which I would recommend against; it confused me a lot and gave me free answers particularly when trying "History of ...". For example, typing "feudalism" gave me "European Union (EU)".

Again, great quiz, and I hope this is featured!

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Level 67
Jul 25, 2023
Thank you for your feedback! I changed all of the "Ancient ___" answers so that you are required to type ancient. This was an oversight on my part.

I'll now accept "anarchy" for anarchism, "marry" and "wedding" for marriage, "job" and "work" for employment, and "sculpting" for sculpture, as well as the spelling preferances. I will not accept "cook" for cooking, "rock" for rock music, or "australia" for oceania because all of these already refer to other answers. I'll also not accept chance for probability because it is in a category that contains itself.

As for the "er" and "met", those were Jetpunk's auto type-in feature that I didn't realize would be a problem.

I'll still accept "eu" for European Union, ect... because those are common abreviations, and because this quiz doesn't need to be harder than it alreasy is.

I appreciate your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the quiz!

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Level 60
Jul 25, 2023
Thanks for being responsive! I don't have any problem with "EU", but I would highly recommend forcing it to start with EU, not contain it. It's confusing to get it from something like feudalism and I can't think of any time you would write something before EU if you meant EU. But of course, it's your quiz and the decision is yours.
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Level 67
Jul 25, 2023
I see what you mean now. These are now fixed.
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Level 68
Feb 6, 2024
Cool quiz. BroaScasting is wrong, I guess?
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Level 67
Feb 6, 2024
I'm not sure what you mean
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Level 56
Feb 18, 2024
"Broadcasting" is spelled as "broascasting"