1810s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1810s?
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What festival was held in the city of Munich for the first time?
Oktoberfest
What war pitted the United States against the United Kingdom?
War of 1812
What country's war of independence was sparked by a priest named Miguel Hidalgo?
Mexico
Who wrote "Pride and Prejudice"?
Jane Austen
What city marked the easternmost point of Napoleon's conquests in 1812?
Moscow
To what island in the Mediterranean was Napoleon exiled (before escaping)?
Elba
What battle in Belgium finally sealed Napoleon's downfall in 1815?
Battle of Waterloo
Who was the leading British general at that battle?
Duke of Wellington
What gathering of diplomats redrew the borders of many European countries
after the defeat of Napoleon?
Congress of Vienna
What state did the U.S. acquire from Spain?
Florida
Who wrote "Ivanhoe" and "Rob Roy"?
Sir Walter Scott
What African kingdom began a period of conquest under its new leader, Shaka?
Zulu Kingdom
What creative way of drawing congressional district boundaries was invented
by Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry?
Gerrymandering
What English anti-technology group destroyed textile machinery?
The Luddites
What was the year 1816 known as, due to the climate-altering
eruption of Mount Tambora?
The Year Without a
Summer
What German brothers published their first collection of fairy tales?
The Brothers Grimm
What famous novel was written by Mary Shelley?
Frankenstein
What Viennese dance in 3/4 time was introduced in England, although some
people considered it to be indecent?
Waltz
What island chain was united under the rule of Kamehameha the Great?
Hawaii
What did Baron Karl von Drais invent, although at the time it didn't have pedals,
and was called a velocipede?
Bicycle
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Level 79
Jan 6, 2020
Oh boy! If only those 1810's English knew what kind of dances have arrived by this date... they wouldn't call that Viennese dance "indecent"
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Level 78
Jan 6, 2020
Thank you, Jane Austen, and Regency romances for giving me many of these answers.
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Level 73
Jan 6, 2020
Can you accept Walzer for Waltz?

Also a great opportunity to plug Rasputinas great song 1816, the year without a summer
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
Hm, I was think of another way of creative.. (throwing darts at a map or something) not cunning and conniving.
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
btw I had heard of gerrymander and that it had something to do with politics (eventhough I am not from the us/uk and absolutely no interest in politics (as in names and terms etc. ofcourse I have my own opinions on things).

But now I looked up how the name originated, I had no idea a salamander was involved! (I think I half conscious thought it might have something to do with germany, since the word is basicly in it, and somehow always had the weird free association of a jerrycan haha. Well not that weird actually now that I have written it, jerry-gerry pronounced the same right? and that one ís connected with the word germany)

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Level 80
Mar 14, 2020
I thought that was Willard Scott
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Level 49
Apr 23, 2020
1818 was called the Dippies. It’s true.