Everyone get out a piece of blank paper, a pen, and a stop watch.

In two minutes, write down as many of the most important people in the history of the World you can think of.  Make sure to name the most important people you can think of from all of world history.  Don’t worry about spelling or neatness, as long as the person’s name is recognizable, it counts.


When the two minutes elapses, check to see how many of the people on your list made historian Michael Hart’s famous list.  Give yourself 1 point for each name on your list that made Hart’s list.  Maximum score 100.

Don’t read the comments until you’ve taken the test as people might discuss names.