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18th Century A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, guess these answers related to the years 1701-1800.
Last updated: February 23, 2018
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Year
Hint
Answer
A
1800
At the end of the century, this major landmass has still not been discovered
Antarctica
B
1718
This notorious pirate, born Edward Teach, is killed off the
coast of North Carolina
Blackbeard
C
1762
This "great" empress is crowned in Russia
Catherine the Great
D
1746-55
Samuel Johnson single-handedly writes this type of book
Dictionary
E
1700s
Europe experiences this "Age of Reason"
The Enlightenment
F
1740
This "great" Prussian king is crowned
Frederick the Great
G
1757
China limits all European trade to this port city, formerly known as Canton
Guangzhou
H
1778
James Cook becomes the first European to land on this island chain
Hawaii
I
1760
This "revolution" starts in England
Industrial Revolution
J
1781
This future U.S. president, age 14, serves in the Revolutionary War
Andrew Jackson
K
1781
This German philosopher publishes "Critique of Pure Reason"
Immanuel Kant
L
1755
This city on the Atlantic ocean suffers a devastating earthquake
Lisbon
M
1791
This composer dies in Vienna at the age of 35
Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart
N
1799
Following a coup, this general becomes head of the French state
Napoleon
O
1760
This tropical ape is first described scientifically
Orangutan
P
1793-94
2,639 people are beheaded in this city
Paris
Q
1734
This book is first translated from Arabic into English
Quran
R
1799
This stone is discovered, providing the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs
Rosetta Stone
S
1707
The Acts of Union join this country with England
Scotland
T
1720
China takes control of this region
Tibet
U
1789
This element is discovered
Uranium
V
1759
This French writer publishes "Candide"
Voltaire
W
1791
This capital city is founded
Washington
X
1797
Samuel Taylor Coleridge writes the poem "Kubla Khan",
inspired by this former Mongol capital
Xanadu
Y
1758
This slang term for Americans is first recorded
Yankee
Z
1798
French forces capture this city
Zürich
+22
level 73
Feb 22, 2018
Egnlightenment should probably be Enlightenment.
+2
level ∞
Feb 23, 2018
Fixed now. Thanks to the many people who took the quiz so quickly after it was released.
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level 70
Feb 23, 2018
It was funny seeing so many people getting such a curious spelling of the word "correct".
+1
level 75
Feb 26, 2018
It's still a hard word to spell...
+2
level 79
Feb 22, 2018
I always thought the poem was also called Kublai Khan. Turns out it isn't.
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level 55
Feb 22, 2018
You can't accept Fredrick for Frederrick? Come on.
+3
level 70
Feb 23, 2018
It's Frederick, and his real name is Friedrich, which is accepted (thanks QM!)
+1
level 73
Feb 23, 2018
Yeah...except Freidrich (which is what I tried) does not. I switched up the I and the E.
+1
level 80
Feb 22, 2018
ENGlightenment ~ total failure
+15
level ∞
Feb 23, 2018
Meh. You make some quizzes and see if you don't make errors.
+1
level 53
Feb 23, 2018
Yanks?
+5
level 73
Feb 23, 2018
Your Yelcome
+1
level 69
Jun 11, 2018
lol
+1
level 74
Jun 11, 2018
I thought Yank would be accepted, but no. (And that should be you're yelcome.) :)
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level 73
Feb 23, 2018
18th Century A-Z includes things that *didn't* happen in the 18th Century? If that's the case, what about this for A: "This tiny particle hadn't been discovered yet (atom)"? For M: "No one had walked on this nearby celestial object yet (moon)". For R: "This revolutionary theory of post-Newtonian physics hadn't been posited yet (relativity)".
+4
level 70
Mar 16, 2018
There is only thing thing in the quiz that "didn't happen" during the century; as you seem to disapprove of its inclusion, why do you bother suggesting more? Perhaps something else could have been found for A that DID happen, but I'm personally OK with it. Antarctica is a full continent on its own, and the 18th century was the last one where it was still undiscovered.
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level 43
Mar 1, 2018
Can you accept Gwangzhou for Guangzhou?
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level 73
Jun 11, 2018
What about exoplanet AS 205 A b? I'm pretty sure they hadn't discovered that by 1800.
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level 70
Jun 11, 2018
Got as far as U before realising it was an A-Z. D'oh!
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level 39
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent quiz! Thank you. (Even the nitpickers cut their nitpicking short).