Statistics for 1790s Decade Quiz

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  • The average score is 15 of 20

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What device was used to behead her (and many others)?Guillotine
98%
What former French queen was beheaded?Marie Antoinette
95%
What composer died in Vienna at the age of 35?Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart
93%
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}
92%
What city was founded on the Potomac River?Washington D.C.
88%
What city's Brandenburg Gate was completed in 1791?Berlin
87%
What U.S. President gave his farewell address, advising Americans to avoid
political parties and foreign entanglements?
George Washington
86%
Who died in 1796 after a 34 year reign as Empress of Russia?Catherine the Great
84%
What system of weights and measures was adopted in France?Metric System
84%
What disease did Edward Jenner create a vaccine to prevent?Smallpox
78%
What country reached the largest geographical extent in its history and now ruled
over 1/3rd of the world's population?
China
74%
What city on the shores of Lake Ontario was founded in 1793 and
originally named York?
Toronto
70%
What country ceased to exist after it was partioned between Russia and Prussia?Poland
67%
What city's 120th and final doge was forced to abdicate by Napoleon?Venice
66%
What group of ten amendments were added to the U.S. Constitution?The Bill of Rights
60%
What group of people were now legally forbidden from living outside of the
"Pale of Settlement" in imperial Russia?
Jews
57%
What did Eli Whitney invent that greatly improved the profitability of cotton farming
and, by extension, owning slaves?
Cotton Gin
57%
What "incorruptible" leader is often blamed for that period of history?Maximilien Robespierre
56%
What type of bird was killed in Coledrige's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?Albatross
51%
What country did France (briefly) take from the Ottoman Empire?Egypt
40%

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