People You Should Know

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People You Should Know

Brush up on all of the big names from world history and pop culture--the names every cultured person should know!

Description


Want to stop faking in conversation that you actually know who Akira Kurosawa or Jean-Jacques Rousseau are? Looking for a fast, fun way to learn the most important people who have ever lived? Brainscape's Confidence-Based Repetition (CBR) technology will help you learn key facts about the most important people in history and culture, from musicians to politicians, athletes, and artists.

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Subject Overview

People You Should Know (PYSK):

  • Includes over 2,000 flashcards that cover information about 1000+ major figures from history
  • With two types of cards, you'll practice knowing "who they are" /"what they did" and also recalling names from context
  • And you can complain with authority on our blog if we're missing anyone who you feel MUST be added in the future!

People You Should Know contains over 2,000 flashcards across 10 decks organized as follows:

  • World History
  • U.S. History
  • Science & Technology
  • Authors
  • Artists
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Show Business
  • Music
  • U.S. Presidents

Time to go Attilla the Hun on your inability to describe the difference between Manet and Monet. Grab PYSK today and become the most interesting conversationalist in the room!

10

Decks

2,064

Cards

11,923 current learners

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Lessons in this Class


# Deck Name Num. of Cards
1

World History

Use this deck to ensure that you know who's who when it comes to world historical figures.

278
2

U.S. History

Make sure you know all of the major historical figures from American history.

142
3

Science & Technology

Learn about these select few innovators who discovered and/or invented some seriously important stuff!

76
4

Authors

We won't blame you if you haven't read ALL of the books mentioned in this deck, but at the very least, learn to identify major writers and their best works.

328
5

Artists

Don't feel culturally or artistically literate? This deck will certainly help. Know your major artists.

170
6

Business

Drill yourself on the names and accomplishments of the most important figures in business.

156
7

Sports

Use this deck to brush up on the major sports figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. You'll feel more in the know around your sports-obsessed friends, we promise!

262
8

Show Business

Use this deck to drill yourself on the biggest names in entertainment. Even more names to be added soon!

262
9

Music

Step right up and test your knowledge of major musical artists. Even more acts to be added soon!

304
10

U.S. Presidents

Test your ability to identify all of the United States Presidents.

86