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1870s General Knowledge

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1870s?
Last updated: March 18, 2017
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Who invented the practical light bulb?
Thomas Edison
What sound-playing device was invented by the same person?
Phonograph
Who wrote "Anna Karenina"?
Leo Tolstoy
What period of history in the American South came to an end?
Reconstruction
What became the world's first national park?
Yellowstone
What city had a massive fire that was blamed on an Irish cow?
Chicago
What concert hall, named after Queen Victoria's husband, opened in London?
Royal Albert Hall
What city was briefly ruled by a socialist "commune" of the people?
Paris
What kingdom, led by Otto von Bismarck, united Germany under its leadership?
Prussia
How long did it take Phileas Fogg to travel around the world?
80 Days
Who patented the telephone?
Alexander Graham Bell
What Jewish-born Prime Minister led the United Kingdom?
Benjamin Disraeli
What was patented by Levi Strauss?
Blue Jeans
What art movement was exemplified by Claude Monet?
Impressionism
Who was the most famous Native American warrior at the Battle of the Little Bighorn?
Crazy Horse or Sitting Bull
What native kingdom did Britain fight a war against in modern-day South Africa?
Zulu Kingdom
What was Susan B. Anthony arrested for doing in 1872?
Voting
What Kansas boom town was the ending point for cattle drives?
Dodge City
Who did H.M. Stanley presumably find in the Africa wilderness?
Dr. David Livingstone
Who was W.S. Gilbert's songwriting partner?
Arthur Sullivan
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level 76
Mar 19, 2015
Always thought Sitting Bull was as famous as Crazy Horse.
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level 55
Mar 30, 2015
Same. I also guessed a few other leaders from the same battle (albeit quite possibly incorrectly).
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level 74
Jul 24, 2015
Sitting Bull was my first answer.
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level 77
Jul 30, 2015
I would say at least equally famous. Sitting Bull was my first answer. Either should count.
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level 44
Aug 4, 2015
Me, too.
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level ∞
Mar 18, 2017
Sitting Bull will work now. I didn't see him as a warrior, but I guess he was.
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level 67
Jan 3, 2018
My understanding was that Sitting Bull did not actually fight, but he was one of the leaders of the Lakota forces present at the battle. He is said to have had a vision that predicted a great victory and the killing of many soldiers, and that may have inspired them to fight harder. Either way, it's splitting hairs and I'm glad you accept him as an answer (though I guessed Crazy Horse myself).
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level 80
Mar 26, 2015
Just to be fair to the Irish, that cow was most definitely a Bovinian-American.
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level 74
Jul 24, 2015
LOL. I had the same thought, wondering which Irish breed of cow the O'Leary's had purchased. There were other theories about the origin of the fire, my favorite being that their next door neighbor, Mr. Sullivan, dropped his lantern while sneaking into the barn during the night to get some free milk for his bedtime whiskey drink.
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level 49
Jul 31, 2015
This was an Irish cow...he was sneaking into the barn during the night to get some free whiskey for his bedtime milk drink.
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level 61
Mar 10, 2017
Only Irish because her mother was Mrs. O'Leary.
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level 43
Apr 5, 2015
Nikola Tesla
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level ∞
Mar 18, 2017
http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/april-fools-quiz-4
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level 68
Jun 4, 2015
Would like 'Abiline' to be accepted in addition to Dodge City, or if not, then rephrase the question to include the fact that Dodge sprang to life after in the 1870s, Abiline, which was the original cow town, stopped accepting cattle runs.
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level 74
Jul 24, 2015
Abilene was my first answer. It was still the major end of the Chisholm Trail until the early 1870s when town residents informed the drovers they were no longer welcome in their town. A branch of the trail going to Dodge City then became the main route, causing Dodge City to boom. It seems to me that either town would fit the clue.
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level 39
Apr 22, 2018
This quiz is about the 1870's!
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level 54
Jul 31, 2015
Abilene was my answer as well.
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level ∞
Mar 18, 2017
I'm surprised that anyone would answer Abilene and not know about Dodge City, but Abilene will work now.
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level 74
Jul 31, 2015
It's impressionism, not expressionism, although I keep writing the latter every time I take this quiz. Seems I never learn.
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level 57
Jul 31, 2015
Maybe you just have the wrong impression.
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level 49
Jul 31, 2015
I know an impressionist that does a dead on Monet...
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level 70
Oct 2, 2016
Nice! *golf clap*
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level 69
Aug 1, 2015
Said, to steal a line from the great Myles na gCopaleen, more in Seurat than in Ingres.
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level 63
Jul 31, 2015
How did I not know that Dodge City was in Kansas?
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level 60
Aug 4, 2015
Because it's in Kansas.
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level 75
Jan 3, 2018
All the more reason to get the hell out of Dodge.
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level 63
Jul 31, 2015
I agree that Abilene Ks should be the correct answer to the cattle trail question for this time period. Also, could "record player" also be accepted for phonograph?
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level 49
Jul 31, 2015
wax cylinders, not records
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level 65
Aug 2, 2015
Not particularly forgiving on the spelling of Disraeli.
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level 60
Aug 4, 2015
Why do I always think "Livingston" instead of Livingstone?? Damn you, English pronunciation of vowels...
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level 65
Feb 18, 2016
damn I was so close, I put "prince albert hall", instead of "Royal albert hall"
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level 67
Jan 3, 2018
I got it by just typing Albert.
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level 60
Feb 23, 2016
I tried "80" and "eighty" so many times, because I assumed "days" was assumed by the question. D'oh.
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level 58
Apr 27, 2017
Could've been weeks or months.
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level 52
Mar 17, 2017
On this day in History, Battle of Little Bighorn on Jun 25, 1876. ... Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, leaders of the Sioux tribe on the Great Plains, .
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level 56
Jan 3, 2018
But you wrote that on 17th March - how is that the same day as 25th and 26th June?
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level 66
Jul 27, 2017
Joseph Swan should be accepted as an answer as the inventor of the light bulb. He has every right to equal credit with Edison.
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level 67
Nov 20, 2017
Cyprus is in Europe, not Asia
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level 66
Jan 4, 2018
The Cyprus question is geographical semantics. Ignoring Swan's equally valid claim to have invented the light bulb is pig ignorance.
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level 65
Jan 3, 2018
If you wanna get picky about Phileas Fogg, he actually made it around the world and back to London in 79 days. Though if you want to get even pickier, he didn't get back to the official end point, his social club, until the 80th day because he thought he had arrived five minutes late, not realizing that he had gained a whole day due to crossing the International Date Line going east. Since he thought he'd lost the wager, he didn't bother to go to the club until he discovered his mistake the next day.
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level 60
Jan 3, 2018
Let's just keep it at 80, because that's easier to remember.
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level 65
Feb 3, 2018
Oh, I totally agree. I just like the fact that when you get technical the commonly-held answer is wrong, but if you get really technical, it's correct.
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level 73
Jan 5, 2018
No questions about That 70s Show?
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level 58
Apr 13, 2018
I think the quiz should take "Livingston" for "Livingstone." That's a serious nitpick right there.