By Khadija Leon on April 26, 2018
According to dictionary.com, the word rebel is defined as "a person who refuses allegiance to, resists, or rises in arms against the government or ruler of his or her country" or "a person who resists any authority, control, or tradition."
Throughout history, we have heard of or encountered many different types of rebels; peaceful ones like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, scientific ones like Thomas Edison and Galileo Galilei, former slave rebels like Harriet Tubman and Toussaint L'Ouverture, civil rights activists like Mary Harris Jones and Rosa Parks or political rebels like Che Guevara and Eva Peron.
Without them, the world as we know it might not have existed. They stood up for what they believed to be right and just, and although some of them did not have good intentions, they were rebels nonetheless.
How well can you identify some of the world's most important/significant rebels? Were you paying attention during history class? If someone asked you who Martin Luther was, would you be able to identify him from a picture and do you know what he did? There is only one way to find out, and that is by taking this quiz! When you're done, get your fellow historians to take the quiz.