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History by Letter - S

Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter S.
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"Bard" of Elizabethan England
Military nobility of medieval Japan
Guild of cathedral builders
Most important political body of
the Roman Republic
History's most famous violin maker
Country that rejected apartheid in 1994
Term for a person who campaigned
for women's right to vote
"This is the place", said
Brigham Young
Canal completed in 1869
City where Mozart was born
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First human-made satellite
Cold War superpower
Art movement of Salvador Dalí
Dynasty of China from 960-1279
Indian language in which Hindu
scriptures were written
Militant rival of ancient Athens
Plato's teacher
King Edward VIII abdicated
to marry her
All-knowing secret police
of East Germany
Title of the Ottoman ruler
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level 65
Aug 1, 2014
First "human" made satellite? Quizmaster -- do you know something we don't?
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level 76
Aug 4, 2014
Probably referring to the moon, which would be a natural satellite.
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level 65
Oct 14, 2014
Or the million and billion other pieces of dust, rock, ice, and so on and so forth that circle the Earth.
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level 56
Sep 3, 2017
Any physical mass orbiting a larger physical mass is a satellite.
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level 72
Sep 3, 2017
He was trying to fend off comments about those other naturally-occuring satellites. It almost worked.
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level 76
Aug 4, 2014
The Brigham Young quote just proves the limitations of writing words. History records him as saying "This is the right place. Drive on." I'm convinced what he really said was "THIS is the right place?!? Drive on!"
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level ∞
Nov 11, 2016
I can imagine the disappointment when it turned out to be a saltwater lake...
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level 49
Jun 14, 2017
Quite possibly you're joking, but just in case you're not, Brigham Young was well aware that the Great Salt Lake was not fresh water long before he ever arrived there. Fur trappers had explored the area long since, and Young talked to some of them to get details of the area where he was leading his people.
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level 72
Sep 3, 2017
The valley and the surrounding mountains are beautiful. Even Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake is an amazing (and unusually quiet) place. If I were a Mormon looking for the perfect area, I'd say this is the place, too. (Although he probably didn't think about inversions and smog at the time.)
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level 45
Sep 10, 2014
A very nice quiz! However, would you please accept Staatssicherheit as an alternative answer for Stasi? I agree that most people (myself included) will automatically think of the usual abbreviation, but it is a little sad to see that the actual name is not accepted.
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level 40
Aug 23, 2017
Wouldn't it then be Staatssicherheits Dienst? - And, good luck getting Americans to commit that to memory when we're so busy debating Willem vs. William!!!!
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level 64
Sep 3, 2017
I also think that the answer 'Sanskrit' should accept संस्कृतम् as that is what it is in Sanskrit. it is a little sad to see that the actual name is not accepted.
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level 68
Sep 3, 2017
Malbaby FTW!
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level 66
Oct 14, 2014
I thought of the Soviet Union but immediately dismissed it as it is the USSR not the SU, so I moved on
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level 55
Oct 15, 2014
same, then I tried Spain
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level 66
Jun 26, 2016
Oh thank god I wasn't the only one!
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level 73
Oct 14, 2014
Could "Stone carver" be accepted?
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level 71
Oct 14, 2014
Only missed one. Spelled Stasi with a Z.
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Nov 11, 2016
That will work now
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level 8
Apr 14, 2017
I totally agree that alternative spellings should work, but Stazi makes no sense whatsoever. Since Stasi is an abbreviation for Staatssicherheit, staZi is just wrong and should not be accepted.
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level 71
Sep 3, 2017
Should have known this suggestion would anger the grammar nazis..
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level 35
Sep 3, 2017
As Ztasi?
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level 40
Oct 14, 2014
Dang. Typed Sing instead of Song. :(
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level 71
Oct 29, 2015
When Sing didn't work I just tried all the other vowels...
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level 59
Sep 3, 2017
+1 :-)
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level 67
Sep 3, 2017
When sing didn't work I tried all the other vowels but somehow forgot "o" - d'oh!
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level 67
Sep 4, 2017
I first tried "Sung," which is the way the Chinese is romanized in the Wade-Giles (but not Pinyin) system. It deserves to be listed as an alternate entry.
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level 55
Oct 14, 2014
I'm feeling blonde... I was so confused about the "former superpower". I was thinking of things like x-ray vision, flying, etc. That it was something like the USSR never even crossed my mind. =P
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level 40
Jun 25, 2016
YES!
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level 68
Apr 10, 2017
For half a second it crossed my mind as well at first :)
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level 47
Jan 19, 2016
Can you accept Soviet Russia?
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level 30
Aug 24, 2016
I thought the nobility were called shogun
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level 34
Sep 13, 2016
I agree, it should be shogun for nobility.
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Nov 11, 2016
Nope.
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level 71
Sep 3, 2017
Shogun was the military dictator, not the nobility.
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level 63
Sep 3, 2017
With all due respect, that quiz really pissed me off on account of the spelling. A little more leeway would have been nice. Liked the content, though.
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level 60
Sep 3, 2017
In these cases, it would make sense to add the particular answer you are not satisfied with. And besides, what is there to misspell?
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level 51
Sep 3, 2017
I put shogunate for Samurai and Susan B. Anthony for Suffragist. :(
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level 51
Sep 3, 2017
Should be accepted "socrate", without the final S. At least for french speakers ;)
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level 53
Sep 4, 2017
And can you also accept sokrates for any speaker that doesn't use the c. Or, as this quiz is in English, you have English spellings. The spoon feeding people demand on this website is laughable.
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