1790s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1790s?
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What former French queen was beheaded?
Marie Antoinette
What device was used to behead her (and many others)?
Guillotine
What was the name for the period of the French Revolution during which thousands
of people were killed for having the wrong political beliefs?
Reign of Terror
What "incorruptible" leader is often blamed for that period of history?
Maximilien Robespierre
What country reached the largest geographical extent in its history and now ruled
over 1/3rd of the world's population?
China
What disease did Edward Jenner create a vaccine to prevent?
Smallpox
What composer died in Vienna at the age of 35?
Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart
What city was founded on the Potomac River?
Washington D.C.
Who died in 1796 after a 34 year reign as Empress of Russia?
Catherine the Great
What group of people were now legally forbidden from living outside of the
"Pale of Settlement" in imperial Russia?
Jews
What city's 120th and final doge was forced to abdicate by Napoleon?
Venice
What system of weights and measures was adopted in France?
Metric System
What did Eli Whitney invent that greatly improved the profitability of cotton farming
and, by extension, owning slaves?
Cotton Gin
What type of bird was killed in Coledrige's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?
Albatross
What country ceased to exist after it was partioned between Russia and Prussia?
Poland
What country did France (briefly) take from the Ottoman Empire?
Egypt
What group of ten amendments were added to the U.S. Constitution?
The Bill of Rights
What city's Brandenburg Gate was completed in 1791?
Berlin
What city on the shores of Lake Ontario was founded in 1793 and
originally named York?
Toronto
What U.S. President gave his farewell address, advising Americans to avoid
political parties and foreign entanglements?
George Washington
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Level 80
Jan 7, 2020
I love these quizzes. You might consider changing one of the questions since one word gives you two answers.
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Level 81
Jan 7, 2020
Typing the shortcut DC gets you to type it out in full at the end. Sneaky.
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Level 81
Jan 7, 2020
Wow I didn't even realize George Washington was an answer on this quiz until I read this comment.
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Level 82
Jan 7, 2020
Despite the fact that France owned Egypt for a while, it is nearly impossible to get a good baguette in Cairo.
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Level 72
Jan 8, 2020
Why would you want to have a baguette, if you can have Khubz?
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2020
Could you accept International System of Units, or ISU?
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Level 78
Jan 12, 2020
First thought of Richelieu even though I knew it wasn't right, but I couldn't get past him to Robespierre.
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Level 69
Jan 15, 2020
Bill of Rights doesn't work?
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Level 55
Jan 23, 2020
3rd parition of Poland was also carried by Austria.
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Level 80
Apr 1, 2020
Indeed it was, as is illustrated by this interesting map.
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Level 65
Jun 4, 2020
Thanks for two Washingtons...
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Level 49
Jun 29, 2020
Question on Reign of Terror a bit tendencious. Through much of France's earlier history you could be killed for the wrong political beliefs, though through more brutal methods. In this case, it was less a case of wrongthink as a charge of conspiracy at a time of war with the "nation's enemies", that is the foreign powers of the Alliance aiming to restore the monarchy, so treason.
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