1820s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1820s?
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Whose ninth and final symphony premiered in Vienna?
Ludwig van Beethoven
What revolutionary leader helped Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia achieve independence?
Simón Bolívar
What canal connected the Hudson River to the Great Lakes?
Erie Canal
The "Stockton and Darlington", opened in 1825, was the first of its kind and was one
of the most momentous innovations of the 19th century. What was it?
Railway
What country, originally called New Holland, gained its current name?
Australia
Who was re-elected as President of the United States, running essentially unopposed?
James Monroe
What libertine English poet died of fever fighting for Greek independence?
Lord Byron
What huge land mass was finally discovered in 1820?
Antarctica
What city did London overtake to become the most populous in the world?
Beijing
What did Jean-François Champollion use to decipher ancient Egyptian heiroglyphs?
The Rosetta Stone
Who died of stomach cancer on the island of St. Helena?
Napoleon Bonaparte
What agreement added two new states to the U.S. and prohibited the expansion of
slavery north of the 36°30′ parallel?
Missouri Compromise
What type of people were, for the first time in 157 years, allowed to serve
in the British Parliament?
Catholics
In what modern-day country was a colony established for freed American slaves?
Liberia
What empire abolished the Janissaries, who for 463 years had served
as its most elite soldiers?
Ottoman Empire
Who published his comprehensive dictionary of American English?
Noah Webster
What country did the famous conjoined twins Chang and Eng come from?
Siam
What armless Greek sculpture was discovered on the island of Melos?
Venus de Milo
What "Ode to a Nightingale" poet died of tuberculosis at the tender age of 25?
John Keats
What metal, the most common in the Earth's crust, was extracted from ore for the
first time? (For decades, it would be more expensive than gold.)
Aluminum
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Level 82
Jan 6, 2020
Rough decade to be a poet.
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Level 78
Jan 7, 2020
You should accept Peking for Beijing given that this is an 1820s quiz.
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Level 72
Jan 8, 2020
Train for railway?
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Level 63
Nov 5, 2020
Yes, please!
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Level 85
Nov 5, 2020
I would concur. I tried rail service, train, locomotive, rail line etc. before stumbling on the accepted answer.
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Level 66
Nov 5, 2020
Would you like to add "irish" as a type in for "catholics" who were banned in British parliament for 157 years? Because the Irish were mostly the ones banned from British parliament for being catholics, weren't they?
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Level 85
Nov 5, 2020
There were still plenty of non Irish Catholics in Britain. Especially in the North. The Jacobites (Rebellious Scots who tried to bring back a Catholic king) were almost exclusively Catholic.
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Level 69
Nov 5, 2020
Irish Protestants served in Parliament prior to Daniel O'Connell getting elected in 1828.
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Level 72
Nov 5, 2020
Schubert's final symphony, nowadays called his ninth, was also written in the 1820's in Vienna. But it was probably not played before 1838. That's a narrow escape!
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2020
Are Catholics a type of people ????

I have heard the word catholic being used to describe someone, but in this case it is merely to describe their religion, so I do not think "type" is correct

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Level 63
Nov 5, 2020
Dang, *Venus* de Milo! I could picture it and typed in Aphrodite because that was the Greek name for Venus *facepalm*
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Level 73
Nov 6, 2020
'Hieroglyphs' is spelt wrong.
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Level 81
Dec 22, 2020
Yes, it is!