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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #700 on: 06 May 2021, 00:13 »
Greek? King Agamemnon?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #701 on: 06 May 2021, 08:49 »

Not greek, but close.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #702 on: 07 May 2021, 18:14 »

A big hint:
he was roman.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #703 on: 12 May 2021, 09:17 »

So, nobody try to guess? But the kings of Rome was only 7!  8-0

Well, I'll drop it: he was Numa Pompilio, second king of Rome  (715 a.C. - 673 a.C.) after Romolo.

Ancient historician Tito Livio reported the rumor that Numa Pompilio meets the nynph Egeria in the woods and asked her tips about how to rule Rome. Tito Livio doesn't admit that nynphs really exist, however Numa's kingdom was one of the most peaceful and illuminate.

This story inspired many painting, for example this by Felice Giani:




Now, everyone can take the next turn...

...unless you won't try to guess who was the king that faced a ghost...  :-D

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #704 on: 22 Jun 2021, 04:08 »
What was the last of the imperial dynasties of China?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #705 on: 22 Jun 2021, 22:18 »
Qing, or Quing, I believe. At least, I think so. It ended somewhere around 1910, at any rate. The last Emperor was still a boy, at the time of his abdication. I think he lived on for many years as a caretaker in the Forbidden City. Is this correct?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #706 on: 23 Jun 2021, 02:06 »
Yep! Your go  8-)

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #707 on: 23 Jun 2021, 04:08 »
Right, then. Here we are, a question!

We are now looking for a famed war hero. Or rather, war heroine. She served with distinction in the U.S. Marines, and was duly decorated. She was honoured with an equestrian statue at the U.S.M.C. national museum, amongst other things.

Who are we looking for?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #708 on: 23 Jun 2021, 09:53 »
Sigourney Weaver?  :grin:

Anyway, since I am Chinese, so the answer to the last question was just common knowledge and I purposedly ignored it (in case even I could get it wrong).

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #709 on: 21 Jul 2021, 17:39 »
How about another clue, Reiter?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #710 on: 29 Jul 2021, 00:34 »
Oh, dear! A thousand apologies, we have indeed been long overdue for the next clue!

I can reveal that it is not Sigourney Weaver, although I like the suggestion. As for the Qings, I shall admit that I am entirely at a loss of how you actually say it. Although I greatly admire the Qing flag. The dragon looks so playful.

Now! The second clue! I can reveal that she earned her spurs in the Korean War.

There is also a pictoral clue here:

Spoiler: ShowHide


Best of luck, and my apologies once more.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #711 on: 09 Sep 2021, 03:29 »
Final clue, ladies and gentlemen! It would behove you to rub your little greys and think outside of the box! Are we ready?

Final clue!

I can reveal that she became most famous in her capacity as ammunition carrier - a vital role that she carried out with distinction. I can also reveal that she made the rank of Staff Sergeant, after the war. Any inkling as to who it is that we are looking for?