A little more than half of my students correctly identified Nelson Mandela, and most of the rest who couldn't remember his name seemed to genuinely believe that they KNEW him and were genuinely TORTURED trying to pull his name out of their brains.
Here are the Pretest guesses that didn't hit the bullseye:
Morgan Freeman’s lesser known double, Appleseed McMuffin
China’s leader, Morgan Freeman
Africa’s head leader
A prince in Africa
Africa (<- font="">one word answer) (x3)->
Black Jesus of America
He played in some movie. I KNOW HIM
Denzel Washington Zembabawa
Denzel Washington (^were these 2 collaborato-cheating?)
Maya Angelou’s relative
Bill Cosby (obviously it isn’t, my brain isn’t function right today)
I know this. I know him. I can’t remember this guy’s name!
Morgan Freeman’s brother who lives in Haiti
President of An African Country. Is in Jail.
Morgan Freeman looks great in this picture.
Africa. He went to jail for along time. He was a king.
Morgan Freeman played him
Samuel L. Jackson
Nelson Mandela from Kenya