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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #420 on: 16 Nov 2018, 11:53 »
So that would be Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #421 on: 17 Nov 2018, 02:29 »
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #422 on: 29 Jun 2019, 16:01 »
Due to inactivity I'm stealing your turn, D.

Who knows it:

What state was the last to join the US of A?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #423 on: 29 Jun 2019, 17:57 »
Oh sorry if forgotten all about this.

I think this would be Alaska?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #424 on: 29 Jun 2019, 18:33 »
Yep Hawaii. Number two is Alaska, so you get a bonus point.  :=

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #425 on: 01 Jul 2019, 09:40 »
Okay here's an easy one...

Which island was Napoleon Bonaparte exiled to?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #426 on: 01 Jul 2019, 09:46 »
Okay here's an easy one...

Which island was Napoleon Bonaparte exiled to?

Saint Helena! One of the remotest locations on Earth  :)

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #427 on: 01 Jul 2019, 10:24 »
I hope it's not rude to carry on without the explicit approval of the previous poster, since I don't need confirmation that I got it right :)

Which city used to force all its residents to move from their apartments/houses on the same day?

(I got this one from listening to the hilarious and very informative podcast The Dollop, definitely recommended!)

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #428 on: 01 Jul 2019, 12:04 »

Los Angeles?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #430 on: 01 Jul 2019, 12:17 »
I hope it's not rude to carry on without the explicit approval of the previous poster, since I don't need confirmation that I got it right :)

Not rude at all  ;)

Which city used to force all its residents to move from their apartments/houses on the same day?

(I got this one from listening to the hilarious and very informative podcast The Dollop, definitely recommended!)

Interesting... I'm wondering how modern this is... is it something to do with regularly occurring natural disasters I wonder?  Can't think of any likely candidates atm...

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #431 on: 01 Jul 2019, 12:34 »
Interesting... I'm wondering how modern this is... is it something to do with regularly occurring natural disasters I wonder?  Can't think of any likely candidates atm...

It's... relatively modern. It started in the very late 18th/very early 19th century and kept being enforced until WWII.

Nothing to do with natural disasters, though! Just a (baffling) custom that spiraled out of control :-D

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #432 on: 01 Jul 2019, 12:56 »
I’m thinking it must be a city with a unique infrastructure or something, so...Venice?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #433 on: 01 Jul 2019, 12:58 »
I’m thinking it must be a city with a unique infrastructure or something, so...Venice?

Nope!

Maybe my wording was confusing, so I'll offer a clue: it's not that residents were forced to leave the city en masse; they had to move in the sense of having to find a new apartment/house because all leases in the city expired on the same day every year.

Hope this clue doesn't give too much away!

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #434 on: 01 Jul 2019, 14:26 »

Hope this clue doesn't give too much away!


Lol um I wouldn't worry about that  (laugh) ???

OK how about 1. The North Pole (pack your sh*t up, Santa, it's moving day!) or 2. Vatican City
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #435 on: 01 Jul 2019, 14:37 »

OK how about 1. The North Pole (pack your sh*t up, Santa, it's moving day!)

Hahahaha actually this day was called... wait for it... Moving Day!

(More clues: we're talking about a US city)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #436 on: 01 Jul 2019, 18:17 »
No idea on the city we are looking for right now, so I just offer a random guess: New York

But I have to point out:

Okay here's an easy one...

Which island was Napoleon Bonaparte exiled to?

Saint Helena! One of the remotest locations on Earth  :)

...that Napoleon was actually exiled twice, both times to an island: First to Elba where he escaped from later, and returned for 100 days, which ended (more or less) with the famous Battle of Waterloo. Afterwards, he was exiled to Saint Helena, where he died.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #437 on: 01 Jul 2019, 18:33 »
Anchorage?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #438 on: 01 Jul 2019, 19:00 »
But I have to point out:

Okay here's an easy one...

Which island was Napoleon Bonaparte exiled to?

Saint Helena! One of the remotest locations on Earth  :)

...that Napoleon was actually exiled twice, both times to an island: First to Elba where he escaped from later, and returned for 100 days, which ended (more or less) with the famous Battle of Waterloo. Afterwards, he was exiled to Saint Helena, where he died.

Very true! When I read "exile" my brain jumped immediately to "Exiled. For good. For real. No coming back this time. Like, THE exile.", and yeah, thus Saint Helena ;-D

No idea on the city we are looking for right now, so I just offer a random guess: New York

BUT! New York indeed it is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_Day_(New_York_City)

"At the height of Moving Day in the early 20th century, it was estimated that a million people in the city all changed their residences at the same time. Resistance to Moving Day was strong in the 1920s and 1930s, but it took the start of World War II to end the general practice, as the moving industry found it difficult to find able-bodied men to do the work."

Sinitrena, over to you  :)
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #439 on: 01 Jul 2019, 19:17 »
Huh, interesting, I've never heard of this before.


Anyways:

The event we are looking for might sound funny or joyous at first. But in 1518, in Strasbourg, more than 400 people were affected and several died.

(I hope that's not too confusing, but it's difficult to describe without giving it away.)