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History by Letter - K

Can you name these historical people, places, and things that begin with K?
Quiz by Geoguy
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Last updated: January 8, 2020
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First submittedJune 10, 2014
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Average score59.1%
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Civil rights activist who had
a dream
Martin Luther King
Japanese suicide pilot
Kamikaze
Term for an armored mounted
soldier of the Middle Ages
Knight
Indonesian volcano that blew
its top in 1883
Krakatoa
Southeast Asian empire with
Angkor as its capital
Khmer Empire
Khan who conquered China
Kublai Khan
Ayatollah who led Iran from
1979–1989
Ruhollah Khomeini
Japan's capital until 1869
Kyoto
Lee Harvey Oswald's victim
John F. Kennedy
Author of "The Jungle Book"
Rudyard Kipling
Site of the Mau Mau uprising
Kenya
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Peninsula that was divided at the
38th parallel in 1953
Korea
Lord who calculated absolute zero
Lord Kelvin
German arms company that used
slave labor in WWII
Krupp
Term for an Israeli collective
Kibbutz
Canadian region with an 1896 gold rush
Klondike
Fortified area of Moscow, inhabited
since the 2nd century BC
Kremlin
Distinctive curved sword of the samurai
Katana
Raft used by Thor Heyerdahl to sail
from Peru to Polynesia
Kon-Tiki
First leader of North Korea
Kim Il-Sung
Title of the German emperor
Kaiser
Border area disputed by India,
Pakistan, and China
Kashmir
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Level 75
Aug 18, 2014
Good quiz - got 19.
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Level 69
Aug 18, 2014
Didn't know that kibbutz ends in zed...
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Level 88
Mar 13, 2020
It doesn't, it ends in "zee" ;)
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Level 63
Mar 25, 2024
My first though was Knesset, then I read the question properly.
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Level 55
Aug 18, 2014
Maybe accept Kamikazi?
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Level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Okay
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Level 85
Jul 15, 2015
Actually, ALL leaders of North Korea since 1948 fit the clue, as the family name is Kim.
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Level 89
Mar 19, 2017
Yep. All 3 of them.
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Level 60
Jul 3, 2020
Not that unexpected, since they are/were grandfanther, father and son and Kim is their surname equivalent. It would have been funny, if it wasn't for all the deaths, how they declared they would be making a communist utopia whete everyone is equal and yet ended up with basically monarchy.
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Level 74
Nov 27, 2015
The Ayatollah Khomeni didn't overthrow the Shah. He was in France while everyone else was overthrowing him. He went back to Iran after the dust had started to settle. Credit where credit's due.
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Level 71
Aug 16, 2020
All the recordings that he sent back to Iran certainly fueled the movement.
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Level 76
Nov 23, 2016
Nice quiz. But please accept Khmer on its own - the word 'empire' is in the question so I never thought to type it. Thanks.
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Level 81
Mar 20, 2017
I kept trying kollel for the Israeli collective and thought I was spelling it wrong. Finally got it at the end.
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Level 66
Mar 13, 2020
It took far too long for my brain to stop insisting it was knesset.
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Level 48
Mar 21, 2017
I knew no fewer than three of these from board gaming.
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Level 52
Apr 10, 2017
Please accept Kreml and Kioto. For some non English speakers its hard to find exactly right word. I tried Kreml and Kremli, but not Kremlin. I also tried Kioto.
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Level 67
Sep 2, 2019
Huh that is cutting of an entire sylable that would be like asking "eiffel to" to be accepted for eiffel tower or "Grand can" for grand canyon. No unvoiced letters (like "notre dam(e)" or "great wal(l)" )
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Level 60
Jul 3, 2020
Not really. "Eiffel to" doesn't mean anything. "Kreml" is how it is spelled in russian and many other languages. I know this quiz is in english and all that jazz, and I too personaly don't agree with it being accepted. I'm just stating the fact, it's not the same as you are saying.
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Level 38
Aug 14, 2017
Wow, I'd never heard of Thor Heyerdahl: just did some reading on him. what a champ.
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Level 75
Apr 1, 2019
Cool boat. Not so good with the history though.
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Level 71
Dec 18, 2017
Noooooooooooes! I tried Klondike twice, but with Y. :(
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Level 74
Dec 29, 2018
And Krakatoa is erupting again this week and causing havoc and disaster.
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Level 93
Feb 14, 2019
the jungle book author also makes exceedingly good cakes
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Level 67
Sep 2, 2019
Ow! Wanted to type this clearly isnt my quiz, I missed so many, only got 13. Figured the average would be like 19. But it is 13! Should/could have gotten kremlin and krakatoa though and actually wrote khomein (without the last i) but that was only because I took a quiz with him yesterday, if you d ask me next week I wouldnt know anymore. I guess I suck less at "history" then I thought (but partly thanks to questions like jungle book and katana... so I would still not call myself good at history haha)
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Level 67
Nov 21, 2019
doh forgot 2nd p on krupp
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Level 82
Mar 13, 2020
I knew the German arms manufacturer was associated with coffee makers in my mind, but all I could come up with was Keurig, not Krups/Krupp.
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Level 60
Feb 25, 2021
I dont think that you should accept KIM for KIM IL-SUNG.
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2021
Makes it easier so I'm not complaining
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Level 82
Nov 28, 2021
For a lot of Asian countries (North Korea included) the family name comes first. So Kim is the surname, Il-Jung is his first name
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Level 74
Dec 15, 2021
Why not
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Level 79
May 9, 2021
Aarghh, I tried 'Kropp' instead of Krupp.
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Level 50
Mar 16, 2022
The Korea clue should maybe be changed to an earlier date since by 1953 it was no longer at 38th parallel. Not too important but whatever.
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Level 58
Mar 16, 2022
I almost missed Lord Kelvin, because I didn't know he was a lord...
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Level 70
Mar 16, 2022
Please allow Klondyke with a 'y'. It is a legit alternate spelling according to Collins dictionary.
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Level 84
Mar 16, 2022
Were there people inhabiting the fort in Moscow when the Mongols were doing their thing?