Quiz: Can You Match These Influential Figures to Their Accomplishments

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in the 1963 film
Cleopatra via Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Who are they anyway?

Do you know what these famous people throughout history are? Take this quiz and see if you can identity what they're most known for accomplishing.

 Aug 22, 2018

1 of 18What are they known for?

Yuri Gagarin
He was a WWII pilot
The first man in outer space
He was a science fiction author

2 of 18What are they known for?

Stephen Hawking
Medical research scientist
Wall Street financier
Theoretical physics

3 of 18What are they known for?

Gloria Steinem
Chef who wrote dozens of cookbooks
Game show host
Feminist and author

4 of 18What are they known for?

Oprah Winfrey
Research scientist
U.S. Congresswoman
Media mogul

5 of 18What are they known for?

John F. Kennedy
President of the U.S.
Folk musician
Automaker

6 of 18What are they known for?

Mozart
Classical musician
Revolutionary
Renaissance artist

7 of 18What are they known for?

James Dean
Singer for the Beach Boys
Actor
Abstract painter

8 of 18What are they known for?

Harriet Tubman
Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Photographer
Abolitionist

9 of 18What are they known for?

Elvis Presley
Novelist
Singer
Congressman

10 of 18What are they known for?

Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister of England
Queen of Spain
Queen of England

11 of 18What are they known for?

Martin Luther King Jr
Civil rights activist
Comedian
Author of children's books

12 of 18What are they known for?

Robert E. Lee
Wrote anti-war pamphlets
Inventor of the cotton gin
Leader of the Confederate Army

13 of 18What are they known for?

Fidel Castro
Leader of the U.S.S.R.
Leader of Cuba
WWII Journalist

14 of 18What are they known for?

Amelia Earhart
Actress
Pilot
Engineer

15 of 18What are they known for?

Alexander Graham Bell
Invented the polio vaccine
Invented the telephone
Invented the camera

16 of 18What are they known for?

Bill Gates
Owner of Microsoft
US Senator
Invented the internet

17 of 18What are they known for?

Abraham Lincoln
President of the U.S.
Wrote 'Huckleberry Finn'
Prime Minister of England

18 of 18What are they known for?

Mick Jagger
Rolling Stones singer
The Clash singer
The Beatles singer
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Are you a big history buff? Do you know how certain people in history made their mark? Can you identify what those people are famous for by just looking at their images and names? If you said yes to any of these questions, this is the quiz for you! To find out how much you know about the people who shaped the world over the past several thousand years, we challenge you to take this quiz.

Generations upon generations of people have come and gone and have left their mark on history. They've won and lost battles survived diseases and wars, and created art and inventions that have molded the world we live in today. It wasn't always easy, but humanity has defied the odds and kept going. History is proof that we're not only still here, but that there more to come in an ever-evolving future and the people on our quiz made history in one way or another. It's your job to tell us how they did it.

So, if your grand passion is people and the event that shaped the world, sit back, relax, and put on your thinking cap. Answer these 18 questions about the famous people that made things happen over the past few years, and identify what makes them famous. Not only will you have loads of fun, but you'll also probably learn something, too. Good luck with your fun and exciting journey.