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1880s General Knowledge

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1880s?
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Last updatedMarch 9, 2017
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What artist lost an ear?
Vincent Van Gogh
What statue was given to the United States by France?
Statue of Liberty
What tower, built for the World's Fair, became the tallest man-made structure?
Eiffel Tower
What serial killer killed prostitutes in Whitechapel, London?
Jack the Ripper
What Paris cabaret was famous for the can-can?
Moulin Rouge
In what city was the world's first skycraper built?
Chicago
What character made his first appearance in the story "A Study in Scarlet"?
Sherlock Holmes
What became the last country in the Americas to abolish slavery?
Brazil
What author wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"?
Mark Twain
What U.S. state was opened up to a land rush?
Oklahoma
What Apache leader finally surrended after 30 years of fighting?
Geronimo
What Indonesian volcano erupted - killing thousands and lowering temperatures worldwide?
Krakatoa
What notorious outlaw was shot in the back by the coward Robert Ford?
Jesse James
What was invented by Karl Benz?
Automobile
In what U.S. state would you find the city of Tombstone?
Arizona
In what country did "bushranger" Ned Kelly meet his end?
Australia
Who did Friedrich Nietzsche say was dead?
God
What "nerve tonic" was created by John Pemberton of Atlanta, Georgia?
Coca Cola
What was Western showman William Cody better known as?
Buffalo Bill
What Liberal British Prime Minister served two of his four terms?
William Gladstone
What city was the Eastern terminus of the Orient Express?
Constantinople
What huge English dictionary, started in 1857, was first published?
Oxford English
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level 83
Feb 23, 2015
Pecos Bill, Wild Bill Cody, Buffalo Bill... never can keep them all straight.
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level 68
Jul 24, 2015
Many of us have trouble with our bills!
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level 69
Feb 23, 2016
^ this comment has not had anywhere enough love.
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level 70
Jul 24, 2015
Don't forget Billy the Kid.
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level 59
Jul 28, 2015
It's Wild Bill Hikock. aka James Butler Hickok.
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level 83
Sep 8, 2015
See, I told you I couldn't keep em straight. 'Cody' belongs to the Buffalo Bill...
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level 59
Jul 28, 2015
Slick Willy
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level 49
Oct 2, 2017
It's written in Cod(Y).
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level 61
Oct 12, 2019
Groundskeeper willy?
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level 82
Apr 3, 2015
In the 1880's, Tombstone was not found in any U.S. state.
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level 80
Jul 24, 2015
Well played, sir.
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level 62
Oct 2, 2017
Dern tootin' Arizona was a territory back then.
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level 76
Oct 4, 2017
Oklahoma didn't exist then, either. Most of it was called Indian Territory at the time.
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level 80
Jul 24, 2015
Exciting times, the 1880s.
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level 50
Jul 24, 2015
Not accepting Car for Automobile is harsh haha
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level 43
Jul 24, 2015
Well looks like that changed because it accepted car for me
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level 72
Jul 24, 2015
or motor car?
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level ∞
Jul 25, 2015
Car always would have worked.
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level 45
Oct 11, 2017
Karl Benz didn't really invent the car, more like the modern version of it.
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level 61
Jul 24, 2015
Was really hoping the British Prime Minister would be Lord Palmerston or Pitt the Elder.
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level 29
Jul 24, 2015
Wild Bill should be counted for Buffalo Bill.
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level 59
Jul 25, 2015
They were not the same person.
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level 70
Aug 4, 2016
I mixed up orient express and trans siberian and kept trying various spellings for cities in eastern Russia...
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level 69
Sep 29, 2016
If we're being technical neither Arizona nor Oklahoma were states in the 1880s, nor was Australia a country.
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level 58
Oct 2, 2017
That's annoying. I went to wikipedia to prove the Orient Express answer was wrong, ended up surfing Wikipedia for 10 minutes and missed filling in the last answer, which I know like the back of my hand. And the answer is not wrong, because despite the city not being called Constantinople for 500 years, that was what was written on the destination boards and the advertising posters, at least when the service started.
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level 77
Oct 2, 2017
Really depends on what standard you use to define skyscraper... but in about 4/5ths of those New York gets the title, not Chicago.
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level 70
Oct 2, 2017
Not really. Stone or masonry construction means that the base of the building must grow almost exponentially with height in order to support additional weight. Just being tall does not a skyscraper make. Steel framework does. This is the architectural distinction, not the presence of elevators or height above a minimum, or a certain number of occupied floors.
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level 77
Oct 2, 2017
sky·scrap·er
ˈskīˌskrāpər/
noun

1. a very tall building of many stories.
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level 77
Oct 2, 2017
Liverpool, St Louis, and Philadelphia are also in contention for being home to the first skyscraper, depending on what precise definition you use. But I guess pkerr is the expert...
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level 31
Oct 3, 2017
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level 77
Jun 27, 2019
"Surrendered" for the Apache fighting clue.
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