We'll Give You 3 World Leaders, You Tell Us What Country They're From


By: Olivia C

6 Min Quiz

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When we say "world leaders," that usually pertains to people in power. But what kind of power do they have?

In this quiz, we jazzed it up a bit. World leaders are not merely politicians or political figures found working in the government of a country. We also consider other kinds of people as world leaders. They're not exclusively at the top of the chain of command here, but they're important just the same.

For instance, we named a few religious leaders who could also inspire and spark some influence in whoever they are addressing. By seeing them alone, one would know the direction that a quiz question is going. Yep, we make it fun for you!

Other kinds of leaders are also included: the revolutionaries. Some of them may have been obvious choices because of their leadership or heroism, but there are some "revolutionaries" who spark other parts of the imagination. So aside from the freedom fighters out there, we also included some of the best advocates working for the greater good, mostly overshadowing their own personal stance on things.

So, care to see the lineup here? Go take this quiz and challenge yourself!

Can you guess where JFK, LBJ and FDR are from?

The three presidential initials all pertain to presidents of the USA. Cute, huh?


Where did Emmanuel Macron, Nicolas Sarkozy and Georges Clemenceau start their career?

These famous politicians of the global stage are from France. It's always tricky for anyone to be a leader of such a diverse nation.


With names like Vladimir Putin, Boris Yeltsin and Vyacheslav Molotov, it’s obvious where they’re from. Can you guess where?

Imagine having a kind of bomb named after you -- like Molotov! That's Russia!


Theresa May, Tony Blair and David Cameron are politicians from which European country?

These popular politicians are from England. They do things differently there...


Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma and Desmond Tutu are influential and controversial leaders of which nation?

South Africa has had a colorful and controversial society. No wonder its leaders are also the same in temperament!


Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung are all from what Asian nation?

North Korean leaders are somewhat of the same lineage. Yep, they're all related!


Can you guess where Juan Peron, Che Guevara and Eva Peron are from?

Argentina is the home of the controversial Perons. Che Guevara, the revolutionary, also hails from there.


Alexander the Great, Solon and Leonidas are ancient rulers from which country?

Greece has had a long line of leaders. The great and the not-so-great count in there...


Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-Shek and Sun Tzu are leaders with doctrines still being implemented today. From which country did they originate?

China is home to many kinds of leaders. The political ones have created doctrines that are used and useful until today.


Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Jawaharlal Nehru are globally renowned leaders from what Asian country?

Nehru, Mother Teresa and Gandhi are three of the most popular leaders of India. Imagine having influence over a huge subcontinent!


Justin Trudeau, Rob Ford and Romeo Dallaire come from which North American country?

Canada is also home to great leaders. Some of them are gorgeous, too.


Fiery and feisty leaders like Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador came from where?

Mexico has a host of revolutionary leaders in their history. The small but feisty country fights when needed.


Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan and Batu Khan are ancient rulers of which nation?

Mongolia has had a long line of dynasties with fierce rulers. Genghis Khan is always the most cited leader.


Aung San Suu Kyi, Tin Oo and Win Tin are leaders of a country formerly known as Burma. What’s it called now?

Myanmar is now the recognized name of Burma. But this is somewhat contentious for some sectors.


Fidel Castro, Miguel Diaz-Canel and Raul Castro are decisive leaders from which nation?

Cuba has had a long history of revolutions and communist rule. Fidel Castro is the most recognizable leader here.


Controversial presidents Rodrigo Duterte, Ferdinand Marcos and Gloria Arroyo are citizens of which country?

The Philippines was once under Spanish rule, Japanese rule and American rule. Now, it enjoys a democracy similar to the US.


Former actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronald Reagan and Shirley Temple Black all had political careers in which country?

Equal opportunities are within reach for those in the USA. Actors could actually become political leaders here.


Trailblazing women leaders like Margaret Thatcher, Florence Nightingale and Emmeline Pankhurst hail from which country?

England is home to many controversial women in history. They are leaders in their own right.


Big names like Lee Kuan Yew, Ho Ching and Tony Tan all come from which small but powerful Asian nation?

Singapore is a first world country. You can tour the whole country in a day!


Angela Merkel, Helmut Kohl and Konrad Adenauer are bona fide leaders from which European nation?

Germany has had good bona fide leaders in modern times. It's a far cry from their historical era...


The Dalai Lama, Changkhyim and Labzang Khan are leaders from which unassuming nation?

Tibet is an autonomous region that also touches upon the Himalayas. So they share Mount Everest with their neighbors.


Strong-willed leaders like Joan of Arc, Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Antoinette influenced which country?

The history of France is full of feisty and frightful leaders. Napoleon and Joan of Arc, for instance, are poles apart in character!


Lech Walesa, Pope John Paul II and Catherine the Great all hail from this country. What is it?

Poland has great leaders that helped the country emerge from its dark past. They also had to deal with the effect of the Holocaust in their land.


This country has had a long and colorful history full of interesting public figures for leaders, like Benito Mussolini, Silvio Berlusconi and Cicero. Which country is this?

Italy has centuries-worth of great leaders and controversial rulers as well. It's always a balance with this country.


Controversial in their own right, leaders like Adolf Hitler, Otto Von Bismarck and Pope Benedict XVI call which country home?

Some of Germany's past rulers are undeniably dark in nature. That's why it's important to still learn the lessons from the past.


Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Harry Truman are memorable leaders from which country?

There are cool US presidents and there are weird US presidents. But the USA always learn from both kinds!


Winston Churchill, Douglas Haig and John Major are world leaders for different generations in which country?

England has had an array of colorful personalities as leaders. Some became legends while some were just OK.


Emperor Akihito, Hideki Tojo and Isoroku Yamamoto were newsworthy leaders who came from which Asian nation?

Japan also has a dark history, and its leaders don't deny that. That's why present leaders are also making moves to rectify their past mistakes.


Everyone who knows their European history should know where Francisco Franco, El Cid and Ferdinand III ruled. What country are they from?

Spain is actually a monarchy. Their current leader is King Felipe VI.


Intriguing leaders like Manuel Noriega, Juan Carlos Varela and Omar Torrijos all came from which country?

Panama is actually the magic link between South America and Central America. The Panama Canal is a huge economic factor there.


Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai and Emmerson Mnangagwa: Where are they from?

Mention Zimbabwe and the name Mugabe will always come to mind, when talking about leaders. He was one of the longest-serving leaders of the county.


Tutankhamun, Hatshepsut and Nefertiti: Where did these ancient leaders rule?

Egypt has an array of ancient leaders that are mysterious and intriguing. King Tut, or Tutankhamun, is one of them.


Saddam Hussein, Faisal I, Gilgamesh: What country claimed them as their own?

Iraq has had a long line of great ancient leaders. But in modern times, leaders are quite different in terms of leadership styles.


Historically familiar names like Ayatollah Khomeini, Zoroaster and Reza Shah are from which country?

Iran is a very interesting nation. Its leaders are in between the ancient and the modern at times, according to political analysts.


Mikhail Gorbachev, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin: What’s the name of their former country?

The former USSR had quite a number of memorable leaders. Controversial is also in there as their element.


Queen Victoria, Queen Anne, Queen Elizabeth I: Where are these royal women from?

England is actually a monarchy. However, they also have a Prime Minister running the government.


Bright and dynamic women like Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright are leaders in which gender-diverse nation?

The USA is home of fun, fearless and powerful females -- sometimes each one carrying all of those characteristics! They are found in many kinds of sectors.


Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, Ismail Haniya: Where are they from?

Palestine has been a source of conflict for a long time. Their leaders sometimes seek the help of the international community for assistance.


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