Kim 101: How well do you know North Korea's leaders?

North Korea's new supreme leader Kim Jong-un appears to be securing his hold on the country's reins last held by his father, Kim Jong-il. How well do you know the Kim dynasty? Take our quiz and find out!

4. The Soviet Union didn't choose to back Kim Il-sung arbitrarily; he was already prominent in Korea. What was he known for?

As early as the 1930s, Kim Il-sung was famous as one of the leaders of Korea's anti-Japanese fighters, writes Bradley K. Martin in his book Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty.

As early as the 1930s, Kim Il-sung was famous as one of the leaders of Korea's anti-Japanese fighters, writes Bradley K. Martin in his book Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty.

As early as the 1930s, Kim Il-sung was famous as one of the leaders of Korea's anti-Japanese fighters, writes Bradley K. Martin in his book Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty.

As early as the 1930s, Kim Il-sung was famous as one of the leaders of Korea's anti-Japanese fighters, writes Bradley K. Martin in his book Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty.

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Acting as a deep-cover spy in World War II

 

Being a guerrilla fighter against the Japanese

 

Inventing new techniques for farming

 

Leading non-violent protests against Japanese occupation

 
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