History Analogies #3

Fill the blanks in these historical analogies.
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
First submittedSeptember 24, 2014
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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 73
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 73
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 73
Oct 25, 2014
Wikipedia says it's "also called Hapsburg", but you commonly write it Habsburg.
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Level 80
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 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 80
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 80
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 66
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 82
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 69
Oct 27, 2014
"Flower child" for hippie
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Level 56
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 44
May 15, 2015
Nice quiz, finished with 2mins 46 to spare.
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Level 72
Mar 28, 2016
New Amsterdam really was just Manhattan.
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Level 37
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 59
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 60
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 67
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 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 45
Oct 14, 2016
Really good quiz
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Level 66
Feb 20, 2019
Why do so few people get Northern Ireland?
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Level 82
Mar 9, 2019
They're having troubles? ;)
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Level 65
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 66
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 46
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 59
Mar 13, 2019
Really, two questions about Kennedy in one short quiz?
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Level 53
Jul 22, 2019
Who here knows that only 4% of the worlds population lives in the USA?
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Level 46
Feb 22, 2020
Interesting. I imagine a much higher percentage of people on this site do, though. I also take it you don't.
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Level 67
Nov 18, 2019
Just reiterating that Vatican City is its own city. So Saint Peter is not in Rome.
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Level 69
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 :)