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What ship famously sank after hitting an iceberg?
What canal was completed in 1914?
What epidemic killed more than 3% of the world's population?
What group of people were the victims of genocide in the Ottoman Empire?
What illegal practice was advocated by Margaret Sanger?
Who was assassinated in Sarajevo?
What communist faction came to power in Russia?
Who was President of the United States for most of the decade?
What "lost" city of the Incas was rediscovered?
What playwright wrote "Pygmalion"?
What ballet by Igor Stravinsky shocked audiences when it premiered in 1913?
The Rite of Spring
What Native American athlete won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon?
What movie by D.W. Griffith glorified the Ku Klux Klan?
The Birth of a Nation
What yellow-brown chemical weapon was used?
What oil baron became the first dollar billionaire?
What treaty officially ended WWI between Germany and the Allies?
Treaty of Versailles
What song featured the lyrics "from glen to glen, and down the mountain side"?
What Frenchwoman won a Nobel Prize for chemistry?
What was the nickname of pilot Manfred von Richthofen?
What British adventurer fought in the Arab Revolt?
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level 70
Mar 15, 2015
Curie French? And not a single Pole has yet to complain here?
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level 69
Apr 23, 2015
I'm American but part Polish and I agree that she is Polish!!!!!!
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level 48
Jun 26, 2015
Since issues of nationality are going to (understandably) cause debate in her case does the question need to reference it? 'Who became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?' would work just as well, and would give due deference to her amazing achievements as a scientist and researcher, regardless of her marital status or the country she happened to be in while she worked. I enjoyed this quiz, even though I found it quite a challenge.
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level 75
Aug 19, 2015
She didn't win "a" Nobel Prize. She won two!
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level 55
Sep 12, 2017
Isulv - She won a single prize for chemistry in this decade (1911) so the question is right in that respect. The other was for Physics in 1903.
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level 72
Aug 19, 2015
She became French, why don't you admit that? On the other hand, I think that Sklodowska should be accepted.
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level 75
Aug 19, 2015
She became French just because she married a Frenchman; it wasn't something she was given a choice about in those days.
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level 65
Aug 22, 2015
I believe that Americans would complain if anyone called Stanley Kubrick "Englishman", French - Marcel Duchamp - "American", Spaniards - Pablo Picasso - "French" etc. And here we are talking about one of the most famous scientists ever (no matter male or female). No wonder we want the world to acknowledge that she was Polish, not French
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level 15
Aug 23, 2015
She became French ... Of course she was from Poland, but, no matter why, she became French, lived in France, worked in France, get de Nobel Price for her work in France, helped the French Army during the war, has given a french name to her daughter ... She was French. And from Poland. That's not really a big deal ... ( And I'm absolutely not French, neither do I love to claim France is fantastic. It just seems stupid to me that some people absolutely want her not to be associated with France, when she actually is. As well as she is with Poland. )
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level 66
Aug 31, 2015
FFS... she was born Polish, then moved to France, acquired citizenship, was a teacher at the Sorbonne, made all her discoveries in France, and is buried in the French Pantheon. Everybody agrees she was born Polish, but ALL her discoveries, as well as her Nobel Prize, are French, and so was she for most of her life.
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level 63
Sep 12, 2017
While a French citizen, Marie Skłodowska Curie (she used both surnames)[6][7] never lost her sense of Polish identity. She taught her daughters the Polish language and took them on visits to Poland.[8] She named the first chemical element that she discovered‍—‌polonium, which she isolated in 1898‍—‌after her native country.[a]
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level 45
Sep 13, 2017
I would love a movie about her life as Polish-French, her discoveries and a look into how she viewed the elements.
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level 72
Sep 12, 2017
Does Europe not do the hyphen and include both countries? Why can't she be Polish-French?
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level 46
Sep 12, 2017
because that would spoil all our fun You'll be telling us to accept that both Myanmar and Burma are acceptable next
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level 59
Sep 12, 2017
Spoken like a true Jetpunker xD
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level 54
Sep 12, 2017
As an Irish-American, I beg you to let this issue die right now. There is absolutely nothing worse than enduring some smug European get on his soap box about Americans not being Irish, Italian, German, whatever, and not being able to hyphenate their heritage. It is absolutely insufferable to listen to.
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level 72
Jul 24, 2015
For the song lyrics I was trying to think of every war song from that era I could - The Caisson Song, Over There, etc. Never would have thought of the beautiful "Danny Boy".
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level 56
Aug 19, 2015
I was about to get on my high horse about Danny Boy actually being called the Londonderry Air, but when I looked up Londonderry Air on Wikipedia I discovered that the melody is called Londonderry Air. Danny Boy was a separate song originally written with a different melody in 1910, and only put to the music it is so well known by today, in 1913. I learn something new every day!
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level 69
Oct 2, 2016
Same thing here. That's why I enjoy these quizzes so much. Adding to my wealth of completely useless information. Except when on this site. Then it's invaluable.
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level 43
Aug 19, 2015
Please accept abortion/abortions for Margaret Sanger.
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level 75
Aug 19, 2015
Actually, she didn't favour abortions but much preferred the use of contraceptives, athough she wanted abortions to be safe. Her enemies linked her to abortions because they wanted to discredit her and her work.
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level 62
Sep 25, 2015
Could you accept contraceptives, contraception or family planning?
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Mar 6, 2017
Contraception would have worked
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level 32
Sep 12, 2017
should accept infanticide.
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level 45
Sep 13, 2017
Could you accept contraceptives as well, I didn't think of trying contraception. I stopped the clock with a few seconds left, checked the american version (birth control) and got it with that. I also tried abortion, which is wrong.. Wikipedia: "In 1916 Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, which led to her arrest for distributing information on contraception after an undercover policewoman bought a copy of her pamphlet on family planning. Her subsequent trial and appeal generated controversy. Sanger felt that in order for women to have a more equal footing in society and to lead healthier lives, they needed to be able to determine when to bear children. She also wanted to prevent so-called back-alley abortions, which were common at the time because abortions were illegal in the United States. She believed that while abortion was sometimes justified it should generally be avoided, and she considered contraception the only practical way to avoid them.
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Sep 14, 2017
Contraceptives will work now
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level 60
Aug 12, 2017
I agree that abortion should be there. She started planned parenthood and targeted abortion and birth control toward undesirables ( according to her). She was also very racist. So I tried abortion and racism.
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Sep 14, 2017
I was curious so I looked this up. Here's what Wikipedia says:
Consequently, she rejected race and ethnicity as determining factors.[115] Instead she stressed limiting the number of births to live within one’s economic ability to raise and support healthy children. This would lead to a betterment of society and the human race.[116] Sanger’s view put her at odds with leading American eugenicists, such as Charles Davenport who took a racist view of inherited traits. She continually rejected their approach.[117]
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level 50
Sep 12, 2017
"Who was President of the United States for most of the decade?" what?
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level 51
Sep 12, 2017
Um...what "what"?
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level 71
Sep 12, 2017
The question's very straightforward. Who was the President of the United States during most of the 1910s? Why is that confusing?
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level 21
Sep 12, 2017
Just to mention, when Maria Skłodowska was born, there was no Poland at the time - it was divided by Russia, Germany and Austria. But she was Polish and claimed it all the life
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level 50
Sep 12, 2017
please, accept Iprit and Yprite for mustard gas, since these forms are also valid in English and more common than "mustard gas" in some languages
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level 69
Sep 12, 2017
It was many years after I finished school that I learned of the Armenian genocide of this era. Once you learn about it, it's staggering that it is so largely unknown. From what I understand, Turkey refuses to call it genocide, which would go some way to explaining why it doesn't seem to get the attention you would assume it would. Especially since it seems to have laid the blueprint for how Nazi Germany conducted its genocide years later.
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level 70
Sep 13, 2017
"Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" -Hitler, August 1939
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Sep 14, 2017
Turks, realizing their dominance over the middle-east was finally coming to an end, wanted to secure control as far into the Levant (and mountainous areas toward Persia) as possible, and (re)moved most Armenians from the coast around Cilicia/Tarsos/Antioch and around lake Vana/Wane, toward the northeastern parts of the Armenian-populated area. They didn't much care about people dying on the way (of exhaustion, famine, revolting and being killed etc), but I wouldn't say the primary intention was to kill as many as possible so genocide may not be the best word to describe it. Forced mass emigration, including a shitload of cruelty and savagery, definitely. And just look at what they are now doing to PKK, YPG and NSR/Rojava. It's sad how they are still allowed to exert dominance over Kurds, Armenians and others, even function as a bully toward Iran, against pan-arabic nationalism and even against Russian interests. I guess all just because they have the strategically important Bosphorous.
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