History Analogies #3

Can you fill the blanks in these historical analogies?
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Last updated: January 6, 2021
First submittedSeptember 24, 2014
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This is to this …
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Bacchus is to Wine
Cupid is to Love
Astana is to Nur-Sultan
Saigon is to
Ho Chi Minh City
Mohandas is to Gandhi
Nelson is to Mandela
Barley is to Ale
Honey is to Mead
Blitz is to Lightning
Krieg is to War
Habsburg is to Vienna
Medici is to Florence
Whig is to Liberal
Tory is to Conservative
Georgian is to Victorian
Victorian is to Edwardian
Eva Braun is to Cyanide
Socrates is to Hemlock
The First Intifada is
to Palestine
The Troubles are
to Northern Ireland
This is to this …
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Hadrian is to Rome
Nebuchadnezzar is to
Babylon
MLK is to Memphis
JFK is to Dallas
St. Mark is to Venice
St. Peter is to Rome
Dodo is to Mauritius
Moa is to New Zealand
Lira is to Italy
Guilder is to Netherlands
1950s is to Beatnik
1960s is to Hippie
Roman Empire is to Latin
Byzantine Empire is to Greek
Rumble is to Jungle
Thrilla is to Manila
Denis Diderot is to
Encyclopedia
Samuel Johnson is to
Dictionary
Tenotchtilan is to Aztecs
Cusco is to Incas
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Level 76
Oct 20, 2014
I drank what?
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Level 43
Oct 25, 2014
5 points for the Real Genius reference!
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Level 77
May 27, 2016
+1 I thought I was the only one that liked that movie.
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Level 45
Oct 25, 2014
Enjoyed this one - really made me think! Well done
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Level 82
Oct 25, 2014
Not that hard, but I had no idea what Mead was made from. After looking it up I think I recall reading it before, though.
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Level 34
May 29, 2016
I've never had mead, but it was just one of those ones which stuck. Possibly from Skyrim....
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Level 79
Mar 29, 2021
did it stick because of the honey
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Level 78
Mar 9, 2019
We have bees on our farm, so I knew about mead as one of the uses of honey, although I've never tried it. I thought this one was pretty easy even though I don't think I'm pretty smart. (I don't think I'm ugly smart, either.)
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Level 76
Jan 11, 2021
At least you're pretty funny :) . I used to leave mead but it's become too sweet for my taste buds. Makes me feel pretty old.
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Level 83
Oct 25, 2014
19/20 because I hate boxing (which could be related to the fact that I'm rather smart and civilized :p ).
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2019
I'm smart and civilized and got 20/20 on this and regularly practice three different sparring martial arts. Predilection for martial arts is in no way indicative of one's intelligence. Thinking there is a correlation between the two and trying to feel superior as a result is however indicative of ignorance. :)
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Level 83
Mar 9, 2019
I got 20 this time. But my opinion about boxing hasn't change a bit since 2014... hitting someone else to try to knock him/her out (which often results in brain damage and sometimes death), I don't call that civilized (the smart part was obviously a joke, as my tongue smiley clearly indicated). This said, I don't see what knowledge has to do with this? Suffice to watch some of it to understand... seriously, I was scandalized at the last Olympics, where they didn't even wear head protections anymore. Of course, I'm only talking about boxing, most martial arts are more interesting than that. I have no problem with judo, for example. Fencing is nice too.
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Level 73
Mar 11, 2019
Same for me Arp
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Level 37
Jul 22, 2019
^ +1
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Level 54
Oct 25, 2014
nice quiz!
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Level 85
Oct 26, 2014
From the home page link: "You have to be really smart to do well on this one." Hmm, maybe, but seemed to be a pretty "middle ground" quiz, this one. 19/20.
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Level 58
Oct 26, 2014
I don't think Whig is to Liberal is really a valid analogy for the Conservatives. The Whigs, who no longer exist, definitely preceded the Liberal Party, whereas the answer for Conservatives has always been a nickname they wear with pride to this day (in the UK and also Canada). Also, Americans might feel Whig is the opposite of Liberal and expect a different answer to work.
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Level 78
Mar 9, 2019
I thought that too, but I still had no trouble getting the correct answer.
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Level 79
Jan 7, 2021
It does work. In the early 19th century, the two main British parliamentary groups were the Whigs and the Tories. Subsequently both of these groups broke up. The Liberal party arose mostly from former Whigs, and the Conservative party mostly from former Tories. Admittedly, "Tory" is now used as a nickname for "Conservative" (probably the ubiquity of this is due to the latter being too long a word for newspaper headlines), but it was used in the sense of the question long before the Conservative party existed.
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Level 71
Oct 27, 2014
"Flower child" for hippie
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Level 44
May 15, 2015
Nice quiz, finished with 2mins 46 to spare.
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Level 59
May 27, 2016
18/20 - happy with that
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Level 57
May 27, 2016
shouldn't Krieg be "attack" as in Lightning Attack?
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Level 61
May 27, 2016
The translation is "lightning war," not "lightning attack."
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2020
Regardless of "blitz krieg", Krieg is war, Krieger is warrior. A single attack isn't a Krieg. (Attack is anfallen I believe)
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Level 79
Sep 28, 2020
The word for attack as in a fight would be Angriff or Attacke. If you're talking about a medical condition like a heart attack then it is Anfall.
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Level 69
May 27, 2016
St Peter's is not in Rome! It is in a different country - Vatican City.
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Level 59
May 27, 2016
The city's still Rome.
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Level 78
May 31, 2016
The Vatican is an enclave within Rome (which is really confusing to me how it can also be considered a separate country at the same time.)
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Level 37
Jul 1, 2018
Why not? San Marino (also in Italy) and Lesotho (in South Africa) are separate countries.
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Level 78
Mar 9, 2019
The Vatican is completely different from San Marino and Lesotho. It isn't the fact that it's surrounded by not only another country, but another city as well, it's the way it came into being with the Lateran Treaty in 1929. I understand that it's a sovereign nation, but I still find the whole thing a bit confusing.
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Level 56
Jan 6, 2021
It gets more complicated. International diplomacy for the Vatican and also (but distinctly) the Catholic church is conducted via the Holy See - a legally distinct sovereign body which continued to exist even when there was no corresponding sovereign territory before the Lateran Treaty.
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Level 79
Jan 6, 2021
Vatican city is technically carved out separately from Rome, but it's clearly part of the city for all other purposes. JetPunk usually works with metro areas.
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Level 67
Feb 5, 2021
Who says we're talking about St. Peter's Square? Saint Peter is still the patron saint of Rome and Saint Mark is the patron saint of Venice.
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Level 47
May 27, 2016
My first guess for the 'blitzkrieg' question was 'bop'. Guess I've been listening to the Ramones a fair bit lately.
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Level 48
Jun 1, 2016
Just recently learned about the Medici family in school. Nice to know that stuff comes in handy. (Nebuchadnezzar too)
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Level 55
Oct 14, 2016
Really good quiz
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Level 73
Feb 20, 2019
Why do so few people get Northern Ireland?
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Level 84
Mar 9, 2019
They're having troubles? ;)
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Level 66
Mar 11, 2019
My guess is that it's because a fairly recent and localized conflict compared with what people usually learn in history. I know about the Troubles because I'm Irish-American, as are most of the people I grew up around, but I never heard a word of it in history class. The Troubles were (and still are) devastating in Ireland, but beyond Ireland and the UK, the repercussions were, at most, indirect for the rest of the world. There are countries all over the world dealing with internal violence at any given moment. The only ones we study decades later are the ones that rippled throughout the world.
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Level 68
Mar 9, 2019
So on the last question I managed to read Samuel Johnson as Samuel (L) Jackson which made it a difficult question until I re-read it properly.
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2021
That's f@%ked up, motherf@%ker!
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Level 56
Mar 12, 2019
Jacksonian should be accepted as conservative as well. Back in the days when American whigs were around (british whigs were not specified in the question), the whigs were anti-jacksonian, and tended to be anti-conservative, as the democrats tended to be the more consevative party at the time (even though both parties were notably conservative). Accept Jacksonian, or Democrat please.
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Level 75
Jan 6, 2021
Seriously, the question has nothing to do with American politics. Whigs and Tories are British and no, Jacksonian should not be accepted. You Americans need to get out of the bubble you live in that insists your view of the world is dominant over all else.
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Level 66
Jul 21, 2021
Calm yourself. "Whig," "liberal," and "conservative" are all terms that apply in American politics. There is no indication until the answer is revealed that the question isn't regarding America, and it's perfectly reasonable for an American to think "Jacksonian" is the answer there, because it fits. You non-Americans need to get out of this bubble where you pounce on everything Americans say so you can gleefully beat down on us for our supposed egotism.
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Level 76
Jul 21, 2021
But what you are doing is insisting that your British-centric view of the world is correct. Whig, Liberal and Conservative are not British-exclusive terms, even though I too thought of British politics first.
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Level 75
Jul 21, 2021
Nothing supposed about American egotism whatsoever. It's not just a stereotype, its culturally ingrained.
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Level 66
Jul 21, 2021
Still not over that 1812 loss, eh? Understandable.
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Level 71
Jan 23, 2020
I got all but the Socrates question. I knew it's some kind of poison, but even after seeing the answer I was none the wiser. I had to check the translation in my mother tongue to even understand what it is. One more new thing learned today. :)
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2020
Ok, I knew it was hemlock, but now I realize I cant remember the dutch name.. I think I do know it though... my mind is producing a picture ;)

Right family, right look, wrong plant. I was thinking of one of the heracleum plants. (According to wikipedia also known as hogweed and cows parsnip/parsley)

And I finallly found the plant that grows in my gardens after going through dozens and dozens of similar looking ones. Thankfully, not hemlock.. but Aegopodium podagraria (ground elder/ bisshop's weed) . The stuff keeps coming back and I usually dont use gloves.. but I see this one has usefull purposes :)

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Level 71
Jan 6, 2021
Almost a year later and I got it right away this time. :)
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Level 74
Jan 6, 2021
The Byzantine empire and the Roman empire are the same thing.
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2021
Rumble is to Jungle...brilliant!
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Level 66
Jul 21, 2021
Was hopefully for the Slaughter in the Water. Tyson vs. Secretariat.
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Level 64
Jan 13, 2021
Here I am, trying to link a beverage to Cupid.
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Level 73
Feb 18, 2021
Tenochtitlán is spelt incorrectly
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Level 69
May 4, 2021
Yes it is.
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Level 55
Mar 22, 2021
I spent so much time trying New York for JFK, because I thought they were airport codes
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Level 69
May 4, 2021
I wonder why this was reset; I feel like I took this quiz really recently.
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Level 28
Jul 21, 2021
Really great quiz. Thank you!