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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #120 on: 24 Oct 2017, 15:14 »
Yeah Nepal. Well done.


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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #121 on: 24 Oct 2017, 19:38 »
Think I am going to go with an easy one.
who was the first man in space?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #122 on: 24 Oct 2017, 22:34 »
Uh... I'm thinking Yuri Gargarin and will be horribly embarrassed if I'm wrong!  (Slightly less so if I'm right but have the spelling of the surname wrong.)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #123 on: 25 Oct 2017, 02:12 »
Correct and even spelled correctly. I was going to ask the first woman in space but then I looked that up and didnt think anyone would know Valentina Tereshkova.
Pro is the opposite of Con                       Kids of today are so much different
This fact can clearly be seen,                  Don't you know?
If progress means to move forward         Just ask them where they are from
Then what does congress mean?             And they tell you where you can go.  --Nipsey Russell

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #124 on: 25 Oct 2017, 09:18 »
I'm afraid I would never have known the first woman in space (although the name does seem familiar now that I've seen it). 

Um... mind's gone blank for the moment, I'll be back with a new question soon...

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #125 on: 25 Oct 2017, 11:49 »
Okay I have one - hope it's not too easy.

Which Spanish conquistador conquered the Aztec empire in the 16th century?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #126 on: 25 Oct 2017, 12:02 »
Hernan Cortes.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #127 on: 25 Oct 2017, 12:31 »
Hernan Cortes.

So indeed yes, it was too easy!

You're up.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #128 on: 25 Oct 2017, 12:43 »
We are looking for a painter. She is known for her self-portraits, which she started to paint after an accident, where she was impaled by a handrail (literally), forced her to spend months in bed.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #129 on: 25 Oct 2017, 13:00 »
Frieda Kahlo?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #130 on: 25 Oct 2017, 13:07 »
That was quick, I'm impressed. Frida Kahlo is correct.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #131 on: 27 Oct 2017, 13:10 »
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #132 on: 27 Oct 2017, 13:23 »
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Ooh ooh I think I know this one... :-D

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #133 on: 27 Oct 2017, 13:40 »
Oh holy cow! Yet another blind shot that hits! (wtf)

Let's see...

What was the historic reason that until today several dozen churches, associations and private persons worldwide are equipped with a cross made out of carpenter nails?

bonus question:
What is engraved in all of these crosses?

edit: slightly extended the question
« Last Edit: 27 Oct 2017, 15:58 by Kumpel »

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #134 on: 27 Oct 2017, 14:27 »
Because Jesus was a carpenter?

Can I get a "DERP-DERP" from someone please!

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #135 on: 27 Oct 2017, 16:35 »
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #136 on: 27 Oct 2017, 16:37 »
Because Jesus was a carpenter?

Can I get a "DERP-DERP" from someone please!
Going to agree with this and guess the bonus is 'INRI'?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #137 on: 28 Oct 2017, 11:13 »
Of course we are not talking about a simple crucifix  :P

The Idea behind this "movement" is to remind people all over the world what terrible things humans can do to each other.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #138 on: 28 Oct 2017, 12:20 »
Of course we are not talking about a simple crucifix  :P

I have to point this out: A cross and a crucifix are not the same thing, and the distinction is quiet important in art.

A cross is just two bars crossed, without any specific form other than that. For example this: x is techniquelly also a cross. In a religious, christian context, it is usually one slightly longer vertical bar and a slightly shorter horizontal bar. I think some orthodox churches use a symetrical cross, but I'm not sure.

A crucifix, on the other hand, is a representation of the cruxification of Jesus. That is, a crucifix always includes a cross on the one hand and a figure of Jesus on the other, be it as a statue or just an image. Sometimes, there's a plate with the inscription INRI on a crucifix, which stands for Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, in latin.

Sorry, this is a bit of a pet peeve of mine - and I also wanted to clarify: Is your question about a cross or a crucifix?

As  for carpenter nails, I know that many churches claim to own some of the nails that were used to nail Jesus to the cross. So I assume it's possible that some other churches also use more modern carpenter nails to remember this.


Edit: Then there's the Cross of Coventry. I can't remember the details, but after the destruction of the whole city in WWII  a cross was made out of some of the debris - probably carpenter nails, considering your question (if I'm right, of course), and copies(?) sent all over the world, most likely among others to Dresden, which was also destroyed in the war - and is now partner city or something of Coventry. I don't know anything about an inscription, but maybe "Coventry"? These crosses are meant to promote peace.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #139 on: 28 Oct 2017, 14:53 »
The Idea behind this "movement" is to remind people all over the world what terrible things humans can do to each other.

Is it something about The Holocaust then?