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17th Century A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, guess these answers related to the years 1601-1700.
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First submittedFebruary 22, 2018
Last updatedFebruary 22, 2018
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Year
Hint
Answer
A
1632-1653
The Taj Mahal is built in this city
Agra
B
1604
King James commissions a new English translation of this book
The Bible
C
1653
This man is named Lord Protector of England
Oliver Cromwell
D
1605
Miguel de Cervantes publishes the first volume of this novel
Don Quixote
E
1603
This queen dies after a reign of 44 years
Elizabeth
F
1605
This plotter is captured trying to blow up Parliament with gunpowder
Guy Fawkes
G
1610
This scientist discovers the moons of Jupiter
Galileo Galilei
H
1607
This English explorer tries to find the Northwest Passage
Henry Hudson
I
1619
The Dutch East India company founds the city of Batavia
in this modern-day country
Indonesia
J
1655
England seizes this Caribbean island from Spain
Jamaica
K
1609-19
This astronomer discovers the laws of planetary motion
Johannes Kepler
L
1643
This man begins his 72-year reign as King of France
Louis XIV
M
1620
This ship brings the Pilgrims to Massachusetts
The Mayflower
N
1687
This scientist's laws of motion and gravitation are first published
Isaac Newton
O
1675
This building is built in Greenwich
Royal Observatory
P
1682
This city is founded by William Penn
Philadelphia
Q
1644
This dynasty comes to power in China
Qing
R
1642
This Dutch artist paints "The Night Watch"
Rembrandt
S
1610
Spanish settlers found this city, the oldest among U.S. state capitals
Santa Fe
T
1641
René Descartes pens the phrase "Cogito ergo sum":
I _____ therefore I am
Think
U
1638
Danish physician Ole Worm determines that the horns of this "animal"
are actually from narwhals
Unicorn
V
1682
This palace becomes the seat of royal power in France
Versailles
W
1692-93
Twenty people are executed in Massachusetts for this crime
Witchcraft
X
1630
Japan expresses this phobia as it closes itself to nearly all foreign contact
Xenophobia
Y
1642
This Asian river is deliberately flooded, killing 300,000 people
Yellow River
Z
1698
This African spice-trading island comes under the control of the
Sultanate of Oman
Zanzibar
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level 70
Feb 22, 2018
Ah, I didn't realize the J clue mentioned the Caribbean, I was dumbfounded as to what island Spain had in the world.
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level 67
May 26, 2018
Yeah my brain somehow completely ignored the "Caribbean". Was going through the Canary islands basically, thinking that none of them that I can remember start with a J... :D
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level 66
Feb 23, 2018
Damn I'd have gotten Kepler too, if I hadn't written it with a double p. Still 23/26 is not that bad.
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level 51
Feb 23, 2018
...didn't you already use Qing?
+3
level 60
Mar 5, 2018
Ugh, noooo. Apparently Mister K. doesn't have a second P in his last name.
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level 71
May 24, 2018
Yeah, I learned that the hard way, too. I think Keppler should be an alternate spelling. It strikes me as more common in German to double the "P."
+1
level 57
Jul 11, 2019
both keppler and kepler are acceptable ( not in this quiz though)
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level 76
May 24, 2018
xenophobia. :D ... X is hard
+2
level 56
May 24, 2018
Can you not accept Louis 14?
+1
level 72
Jun 6, 2018
Can you not write roman numerals?
+1
level 77
May 24, 2018
Was at the Y question before I realized the answers were in alphabetical order.
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level 53
May 24, 2018
How about Battle of Vienna in 1683? One of the most important battles in European history?
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level 46
May 26, 2018
Woohooo got em all with 2 seconds left!!!
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level 62
Jul 23, 2018
The sultan of Oman lives in Zanzibar now.
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