I know some people are doing historical prompts for the contest, so I'm guessing there's some interest in history around here. I'm curious what kinds of scores you all might get on this quiz: http://offbeat.topix.com/quiz/18583/qidx1?tr=quiz/retake-quiz/////,1513645162,tn7j834f
I got 85% (but I read a lot of history on Wikipedia, which often comes with images).
I stopped at question 89. How long was that quiz? Anyway, I missed two. The first being that Marx guy who's first name is not Karl, and the second because I clicked the wrong answer when Rasputin came out. Was trying to just get it done. Anyway, as Ford put it most of the answers are obvious due to process of elimination. I didn't know who a few of those people were but the names made it obvious.
The American ones actually gave me the most trouble. Especially the older ones in paintings. Not George Washington obviously.
I think it might have been an even 100.
The accidental racism is the most hilarious part.
Shows two black dudes
MALCOM X or SHAKA ZULU?
How is that even remotely racist? I remember it showing a picture of Malcom X and asking if it was Malcom X or Muhammad Ali. Is it racist because one is African?
He said it was racist because Malcom X and Shaka Zulu did not look one bit alike, one was a tribal leader and the other was a civil rights activist.
Both of them at some point fought white devils and were ultimately killed by another brother.
Seems legit to me.
90%. A few early American presidents got me, and one Arabic dude, but besides that, easy as.
The quiz was as long as hell, but I received a 90%. I didn't use Google, I swear.
94%, missed all the media celebrities, and lost my sides when they showed me a picture of Tojo and asked if he was Akira Kurosawa.
Even Marilyn Monroe?
Long as all hell, quite easy early on but started getting a lot harder after some time.
I missed Teddy Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Sigmund Freud (probably my most shameful error), Andy Warhol, Mao Zedong, Walt Whitman, James Madison, Ray Charles, Haile Selassie, Billie Holiday, W. E. B. Dubois, Woodrow Wilson and Lou Gehrig.
87% - meh, could be worse
Stopped at question 53. Who the fuck is Irwin Rommel?
Famous WWII-era German general. He was in charge of the African campaign. Wehraboos love to circlejerk over him, talking about how apolitcal and totally-not-a-Nazi he was. Even though he was a fucking Nazi.
Ah the dude who had to beg big brother Hitler to earn a chance to lead an armoured division, did good and got promoted way beyond his capabilities. Damn site didn't even get his name right, guess he's a Scot now.
"Who the fuck is Irwin Rommel? Oh fuck no, I know who he is and lots of details about his life I didn't just Google, the one word change in his name while seeing the picture of his face confused me."
His role in the July 20th plot is actually disputed. Most modern historians actually oppose the notion that he was some kind of apolitical, anti-Hitler figure.
Rommel wasn't a member of the Nazi Party
No, but the Afrika Korps treatment of North African Jews is pretty well-documented.
Just because he hates Jews doesn't automatically make him a Nazi you bigot.
No, but being a high level Wehrmacht officer and furthering Nazi goals definitely does.
-Insert tongue in cheek remark here-
I had a hard time differentiating Aretha Franklin and Obama
Don't feel bad. They didn't know what they looked like either.
I got an 88%. I mostly messed up with actors (I don't watch old movies).
That took forever! I got 100% and I don't know if that's something to be proud of or ashamed of.
"Your Score: 60%
History Bachelor's Degree!
You know enough historical figures to have graduated from college. Well done!"
I know shit about history.
I fail almost every single history class I take.
I guessed on over half of them.
I mean like.
Just random guessing, with two options, you're bound to get 50% right unless you're trying to get them wrong.
So I feel like 60% is just barely better than blindly guessing, and is a lonnnng ways away from a history bachelor degree.