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World history quiz thread
« on: 07 Oct 2017, 05:13 »
Similar to the Guess the Game/Movie threads, I'd like to propose a world history thread where we can exchanges some trivia. The person that gets the answer correct asks the next question.

I'll ask the first question: What 20th Century British monarch reigned as king for less than a year?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #1 on: 07 Oct 2017, 06:03 »
That was Edward VIII who abdicated because he wanted to marry Wallace Simpson (spelling?), a divorced woman.

Karol Wojtyła is better know as...?


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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #2 on: 07 Oct 2017, 11:26 »
Pope Johannes Paul II? (wtf)

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #3 on: 07 Oct 2017, 17:16 »
Hmm a stumper right out of the gate. That's a Polish name I'm guessing?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #4 on: 07 Oct 2017, 17:35 »
It is a Polish name.

And Kumpel is correct, Karol Wojtyła was better known as Pope (now Saint) John Paul II (or Johannes Paul II in the German spelling and pronounciation; Latin: Ioannes Paulus II).

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #5 on: 07 Oct 2017, 17:44 »
Nicely done Kumpel!

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #6 on: 08 Oct 2017, 09:56 »
Oh wow. That has been a blind shot :D

Which town's people have been known for multiple defenestrations that triggered huge conflicts? (please don't google defenestration :P)
« Last Edit: 08 Oct 2017, 09:58 by Kumpel »

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #7 on: 08 Oct 2017, 10:15 »
Prague?

I went to Prague in August and took a guided tour of the St. Vitis Cathedral and palace where the guy was proud to show us a window from which a number of people had been thrown.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #8 on: 08 Oct 2017, 10:29 »
Correct! Crazy prague people...

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #9 on: 09 Oct 2017, 03:53 »
I can't claim to be any kind of authority on world history, but here's a (easy) question:

The Bayeux Tapestry dipicts which famous historical battle?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #10 on: 09 Oct 2017, 05:58 »
Waterloo?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #11 on: 09 Oct 2017, 10:19 »
Don't know the answer, but surely it depicts something much older than Waterloo? I see rather primitive medieval-like pictures when I think of the Bayeux Tapestry, but out of fear of making a fool of myself I won't hazard a proper guess...

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #12 on: 09 Oct 2017, 10:38 »
The Bayeux Tapestry depicts the Battle of Hastings in 1066.  (Glad someone asked one I actually know! :grin:)
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #13 on: 09 Oct 2017, 11:08 »
Don't know the answer, but surely it depicts something much older than Waterloo? I see rather primitive medieval-like pictures when I think of the Bayeux Tapestry, but out of fear of making a fool of myself I won't hazard a proper guess...

See I thought the same thing but then I thought "Well, the name sounds French so maybe it depicts a French victory, and as there are not all that many of them to pick from..."

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #14 on: 09 Oct 2017, 13:19 »
Well done Captain_D. It is indeed the Battle of Hastings.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #15 on: 10 Oct 2017, 12:54 »
Okay I guess I'd better post a new question then!

What document of monumental importance to the inhabitants of England was signed in 1215?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #16 on: 10 Oct 2017, 12:56 »
Magna Carta?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #17 on: 10 Oct 2017, 12:57 »
Magna Carta?

Yup.  Too easy huh? ;)
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #18 on: 10 Oct 2017, 15:00 »
Ah crap that one I could have answered!

OK Darth you're up...

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #19 on: 10 Oct 2017, 15:50 »
Perhaps too easy...
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