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Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter P.
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Aristotle's teacher
Canal finished in 1914
Venetian who wrote about
his travels to China in the 1200's
Former English spelling of Beijing
Ancient Egyptian writing material
Ancient sea-going civilization
that invented the alphabet
Japanese target on Dec 7, 1941
Temple on the acropolis of Athens
Disease that killed over 1/3rd of
Europe in the 1300's
Germanic country known for
its efficient military
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Roman city destroyed by the
eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
Title for the ruler of ancient Egypt
First emperor of Brazil
Conqueror of the Incas
Celtic tribe of ancient Scotland
"Great" tsar of Russia
Empire ruled by Cyrus and Xerxes
U.S. era when alcohol sales
were banned
Co-founder of Cubism
Name of two British PM's,
elder and younger
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Could you accept 'phoenician'
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Jul 28, 2014
Ok
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Jul 28, 2014
(66)
All I could think of for Phoenecian was Peloponnesian. Knew it was wrong, but couldn't think of the right one. :( Oh well. :D
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Aug 18, 2014
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16/20. It would have been 17 if I had any idea how to write phoenician... But how could I know if there isn't even a wikipedia page about the topic in English...
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Sep 15, 2014
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There's a wikipedia page about Phoenicia. I had no clue about the English spelling either and admit I looked it up in Finnish on wikipedia and then checked the English page.
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Sep 23, 2014
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huh? There are wiki pages on waaaay more obscure stuff than the Phoenician civilization and alphabet.
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Sep 23, 2014
(65)
I read somewhere that the first Brazilian Emperor came to power largely due to support from Napoleon...
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Sep 19, 2014
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I read Cubism as Communism, trying to think of someone who wasn't Marx. Oh well.
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Sep 23, 2014
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They're both dialectical, in a way. Materialist too.
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Sep 23, 2014
(69)
I think you answer you were looking for is Friedrich Pengels.
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Sep 23, 2014
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I read it as Cuba, so all I could think of was Che Guevara of Fidel Castro. Oops.
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Jul 2, 2017
(71)
Missed Picts, Pitt, and Pedro. Always a good quiz when I learn something new. Thanks!
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Sep 23, 2014
(68)
same 3 i missed
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Sep 23, 2014
(45)
Fun fact: William Pitt is also Brad Pitts real name.
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Sep 23, 2014
(44)
Lucked into Pedro using the search-and-destroy method on Latin P names.
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Sep 23, 2014
(36)
Maybe you could accept "Pestilence" for the bubonic plague
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Sep 26, 2014
(53)
Grrrr... I live in Nashville and we have a replica of the Parthenon, and I missed that one. :(
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Sep 26, 2014
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Lord Palmerston!
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Oct 13, 2014
Pitt. The. Elder.
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Oct 27, 2016
(44)
misspelled Pizarro as Pisarro. Sigh.
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Sep 11, 2015
That misspelling will work now
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Oct 27, 2016
(50)
every one but Prussia facepalmed when i saw
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May 19, 2016
(52)
accept 'achaemenid' for Persia?
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Sep 20, 2016
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Somehow, don't think it starts with a P.
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Jan 1, 2017
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It is interesting that King Pedro of Portugal had to flee Portugal when France invaded and then when the people of Brazil rose up against the Portuguese rulers he chose to fight for Brazil and defeated the Portuguese supporting armies in Brazil and was made President. Quite a character.
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Oct 25, 2016
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I only know two Portuguese names: Paolo (Paul) and Pablo (Peter, I think).
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Oct 25, 2016
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Pablo is another Paul translation. Peter I believe translates to Pedro.
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Nov 13, 2016
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Not really: Paul is Paolo in Italian and Pablo in Spanish. In Portuguese it's Paulo.
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Apr 10, 2017
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I was very confused because I thought the Parthenon question was asking about a body of water at first (for some reason??)
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Oct 31, 2016
(62)
They call that problem "Water on the Brain"
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Jul 2, 2017
(50)
Thank goodness for Civ 5 for Pedro
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Jan 6, 2017
(59)
Wiktionary: Phoenecian, Misspelling of Phoenician. Webster: The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary.
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Jul 2, 2017
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