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History Analogies #3

Fill the blanks in these historical analogies.
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First submittedSeptember 24, 2014
Last updatedSeptember 5, 2018
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Ho Chi Minh City is
to Saigon
New York is
to New Amsterdam
Mohandas is to Gandhi
Napoleon is to Bonaparte
Barley is to Ale
Honey is to Mead
Roosevelt is to Truman
Kennedy is to Johnson
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
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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
Roman Empire is to Latin
Byzantine Empire is to Greek
Dodo is to Mauritius
Moa is to New Zealand
Dubya is to Bush
Ike is to Eisenhower
Lira is to Italy
Guilder is to Netherlands
1950s is to Beatnik
1960s is to Hippie
Rumble is to Jungle
Thrilla is to Manila
Denis Diderot is to
Encyclopedia
Samuel Johnson is to
Dictionary
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level 71
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 44
Oct 25, 2014
Enjoyed this one - really made me think! Well done
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level 70
Oct 25, 2014
Good Quiz, thank you! "Habsburg"´s third letter is a "b". Greetings from Austria!
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level ∞
Oct 25, 2014
Fixed!
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level 70
Oct 25, 2014
Wikipedia says it's "also called Hapsburg", but you commonly write it Habsburg.
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level 77
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 72
Oct 25, 2014
really? only got 12 correct and that was one of them
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level 77
Oct 27, 2014
If I ever get on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, one of my life lines will definitely have to be somebody who knows sports. Anyone who drinks alcohol would also be helpful.
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level 61
Apr 24, 2019
For me that would be sports and polictics I guess, though history comes close (though most history questions are politic related, like who was in office when.....)
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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 76
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 77
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 68
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 77
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 56
Mar 11, 2019
Same for me Arp
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level 38
Jul 22, 2019
^ +1
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level 54
Oct 25, 2014
nice quiz!
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level 80
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 76
Mar 9, 2019
I thought that too, but I still had no trouble getting the correct answer.
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level 68
Oct 27, 2014
"Flower child" for hippie
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level 54
Mar 30, 2015
Can Buonaparte be accepted for Bonaparte? Considering its usage, significance and closeness to the original answer anyway, I think it ought to be an answer.
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level 45
May 15, 2015
Nice quiz, finished with 2mins 46 to spare.
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level 68
Mar 28, 2016
New Amsterdam really was just Manhattan.
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level 38
Jul 1, 2018
"Nieuw Amsterdam". Yes, I know, it's an English language quiz, but the name of the city was not New Amsterdam.
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level 58
May 27, 2016
18/20 - happy with that
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level 58
May 27, 2016
shouldn't Krieg be "attack" as in Lightning Attack?
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level 59
May 27, 2016
The translation is "lightning war," not "lightning attack."
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level 64
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 76
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 38
Jul 1, 2018
Why not? San Marino (also in Italy) and Lesotho (in South Africa) are separate countries.
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level 76
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 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 49
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 46
Oct 14, 2016
Really good quiz
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level 56
Feb 20, 2019
Why do so few people get Northern Ireland?
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level 79
Mar 9, 2019
They're having troubles? ;)
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level 60
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 65
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 35
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 56
Mar 13, 2019
Really, two questions about Kennedy in one short quiz?
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level 48
Jul 22, 2019
Who here knows that only 4% of the worlds population lives in the USA?