Some people are born to follow — others boldly lead their countrymen, or even all of humanity, into bold new frontiers. We’re not talking about fictional heroes like Captain Kirk. We mean people like Thomas Jefferson, Emily Dickinson and Patrick Swayze, although we’re probably kidding about that last one. If we offer up a one-sentence clue, can you name these amazing historical figures?
For years, this Apache warrior dogged United States Army forces in the American Southwest. But his guerrilla warfare tactics eventually failed him and he died knowing his Native American ways were fading due to white settlements. Who was it? Did you guess Geronimo, the famous Indian leader of the late 1800s?
She studied radioactive elements and pushed our understanding of nuclear sciences and physics in brand-new directions. Then, she died of exposure to radiation. Who was it? If you guessed Marie Curie, you’re right.
Dust off your history knowledge and jump into this fun historical figures quiz now! Be careful, because you’ll only get a single clue!