1780s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1780s?
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What invention by the Montgolfier brothers allowed man to take flight for the first time?
Hot Air Balloon
In what modern-day country did the "First Fleet" land, carrying between
1000 and 1500 prisoners?
Australia
What meeting was called between the clergy, nobility, and people of France?
The Estates
General
What notorious prison was stormed by the Paris mob, who were surprised to
find just seven prisoners inside?
Bastille
What "sadistic" writer was transferred out of that prison just two days before it was stormed?
Marquis de Sade
What king went mad in 1788 but recovered after a year or so?
George III
What planet was discovered by William Herschel?
Uranus
What ship, commanded by William Bligh, mutinied in the South Pacific?
HMS Bounty
What paradise-like island had that ship visited, making the sailors not want to leave?
Tahiti
What chemical element did Antoine Lavoisier identify, combining it with oxygen
to form water?
Hydrogen
What industrial city saw the construction of its first cotton mill, setting it on the path
to become the world's leading textiles hub?
Manchester
What country did Rama I become the ruler of, moving its capital from Thonburi to
its present location?
Siam
In what modern-day country did Túpac Amaru lead a revolt of indigeneous
people against Spanish rule?
Peru
What mountain on the French/Italian border was summitted for the first time?
Mont Blanc
What 1783 treaty officially ended the American Revolution?
Treaty of Paris
In what city did delegates meet to draft the U.S. Constitution?
Philadelphia
What was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution?
Delaware
What peninsula did Russia annex in 1783? (It would do so a second time in 2014)
Crimea
On what island country did about 25% of the population die due to famine after a volcanic
eruption spewed toxic gasses that poisoned crops?
Iceland
Who followed in his father's footsteps to become Prime Minister of Great Britain,
and, at age 24, was the youngest to ever hold that office?
William Pitt the
Younger
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Level 46
Jan 7, 2020
First to comment :) I only got 6/20 - need to learn more about centuries farther back than the 1900's and 2000's!
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Level 73
Jan 7, 2020
This was a fun quiz.
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Level 80
Jan 8, 2020
Nice quiz and nice series. One of these is more interesting than twenty of those tasteless geography list quizzes...
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Level 72
Jan 12, 2020
Fun quiz and an interesting decade. Now to do the others. Keep up the series. There are a lot of decades.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2020
Just spent an hour reading up on Tupac Amaru after taking this quiz. Thank you!
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Level 77
Feb 27, 2020
Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1780s?

Well, at least I got this one right.