Statistics for 17th Century A-Z

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  • The average score is 20 of 26

Answer Stats

LetterYearHintAnswer% Correct
B1604King James commissions a new English translation of this bookThe Bible
98%
E1603This queen dies after a reign of 44 yearsElizabeth
97%
N1687This scientist's laws of motion and gravitation are first publishedIsaac Newton
94%
G1610This scientist discovers the moons of JupiterGalileo Galilei
94%
L1643This man begins his 72-year reign as King of FranceLouis XIV
93%
J1655England seizes this Caribbean island from SpainJamaica
91%
V1682This palace becomes the seat of royal power in FranceVersailles
88%
T1641René Descartes pens the phrase "Cogito ergo sum":
I _____ therefore I am
Think
88%
X1630Japan expresses this phobia as it closes itself to nearly all foreign contact{Xeno}phobia
86%
I1619The Dutch East India company founds the city of Batavia
in this modern-day country
Indonesia
85%
W1692-93Twenty people are executed in Massachusetts for this crimeWitchcraft
83%
M1620This ship brings the Pilgrims to MassachusettsThe Mayflower
82%
F1605This plotter is captured trying to blow up Parliament with gunpowderGuy Fawkes
79%
Y1642This Asian river is deliberately flooded, killing 300,000 peopleYellow River
78%
R1642This Dutch artist paints "The Night Watch"Rembrandt
77%
U1638Danish physician Ole Worm determines that the horns of this "animal"
are actually from narwhals
Unicorn
77%
C1653This man is named Lord Protector of EnglandOliver Cromwell
76%
A1632-1653The Taj Mahal is built in this cityAgra
75%
P1682This city is founded by William PennPhiladelphia
75%
D1605Miguel de Cervantes publishes the first volume of this novelDon Quixote
71%
Z1698This African spice-trading island comes under the control of the
Sultanate of Oman
Zanzibar
71%
Q1644This dynasty comes to power in ChinaQing
70%
O1675This building is built in GreenwichRoyal {Observatory}
66%
K1609-19This astronomer discovers the laws of planetary motionJohannes Kepler
51%
H1607This English explorer tries to find the Northwest PassageHenry Hudson
46%
S1610Spanish settlers found this city, the oldest among U.S. state capitalsSanta Fe
38%

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