Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Monday Quiz XXIX

World Leaders of the 20th Century: the Portraits

Each of these men had an important role in the events of the 20th Century. Who were they?






Submit your answers in the comments.


Chance said...

his cousin Ted
De Gaulle
ah, here you have me.

first Monday quiz in a while that's stumped me utterly.

Heatherbee said...

Ha! I remembered! I remembered!

1. This is definitely propaganda. Stalin?

2. This beautiful face full of so much care is FDR

3. Teddy Roosevelt--I think of him as late 19th, but I guess he spanned the two centuries

4. Um--Cesar Franco? Wild guess because it would make a lovely visual pun.

5. Super wild guess. No idea. Looks European. How about Max Planck?

P.S. If you like portraits of famous faces, the most original murder mystery I ever read, which is also considered a serious historical work, Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey, turns around a portrait of Richard III. Very cool.

Heatherbee said...

P.S. If you're gonna be picky about full names, then it's Franklin Delanor Roosevelt, I was just afraid to try to spell Delanor. How'd I do?

fingerstothebone said...

I got lazy and decided to just look at everyone's answers instead. (Wow, that was so easy, I'll have to do that more often.) But since no one guessed #5, I'll put in my guess --

5. Ralph Fiennes

So there.

d said...

whoa! the monday quiz even on a holiday? nice!

1. stalin 2. norman rockwell, just kidding, fdr 3. it looks like teddy roosevelt, but would you've really put to roosevelts in one quiz? yeah, you probably would. i'll leave it. 4. churchill 5. the new iraqui prime minister? i can't remember his name.

Cartophiliac said...

1. Josef Stalin
2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
3. Theodore Roosevelt
4. Charles DeGaulle
5. Neville Chamberlain?

Anonymous said...

1 / Stalin
2 / FD Roosevelt
3 / Teddy Roosevelt
4 / Charles de Gaulle
5 / The Unknown Politician

Rebel said...

Franklin Roosevelt - I think this was the last portrait painted of him - he died later in the day
Woodrow Willson
dead white guy #1
dead white guy #2

Chance said...

He looks a bit like Planck, but he's not bald.

Anonymous said...

1. stalin
2. FDR
3. Teddy
4. no idea
5. Ben Disreali (I misspelled it for sure and I don't know if it is him but why not guess?)

Nichim said...

Oh, these guys all look the same to me.
1. Josef Stalin, born in Georgia
2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt looking very tired.
3. Teddy Roosevelt
4. Someone with cool eyebrows dressed up like a Roman bust. Wait, is the flag in the background a hint? Who's a French guy? That one with the airport...Charles de Gaulle?!?
5. More cool eyebrows. He looks worried. Not Arafat. Rabin?

Michael5000 said...

And the winners are,

1: Stalin

2: Franklin D. Roosevelt

3: Theodore Roosevelt

4: Yes, Charles de Gaulle

and 5: a man who often ends up on the top of global polls of the most important people of the 20th Century. This reflects both a) that he was a very important person in the 20th Century, and b) that some of those Turkish students are both patriotic and highly organized. It's Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, essentially the founder of modern Turkey.

"Ralph Fiennes" was also an acceptable answer.

Michael5000 said...

Which gives us four Exclamation Point winners tonight, despite the relatively small holiday turnout: Chance, Cartophiliac, Karmasartre, and Nichim, all of whom are back-to-back MQ winners, having taken the prize last week as well.

Chance now has nine EPs in his collection, moving him into undisputed second on the all-time list.

Rex Parker said...

I would have failed this, but I just want to point out that the guy who did Charles de Gaulle's portrait also did this. God that makes me happy.