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History by Letter - T

Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter T.
Last updated: November 02, 2016
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First female PM of the UK
Margaret Thatcher
Chinese massacre site of 1989
Tiananmen Square
Tropical paradise visited by
the HMS Bounty
Tahiti
FDR's successor
Harry S Truman
Escaped American slave who
rescued 70 others
Harriet Tubman
Region annexed by China in 1951
Tibet
Marble mausoleum called the finest
example of Mughal architecture
Taj Mahal
Group that seized power in
Afghanistan in 1996
Taliban
Formal robe of ancient Rome
Toga
Sculptures buried with the
first emperor of China
Terracotta Army
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Ship that hit an iceberg in 1912
Titanic
Dynasty of Henry VIII
Tudor
Young pharaoh whose tomb was
discovered in 1922
Tutankhamun
Type of Middle Ages catapult
Trebuchet
Exiled Soviet leader
assassinated in Mexico
Leon Trotsky
Decorative fabric for castle walls
Tapestry
Conqueror of the 1300's who killed
5% of the world's population
Timur
Second emperor of Rome
Tiberius
1773 tax protest in Boston Harbor
Tea Party
City-state of ancient Greece or
capital of ancient Egypt
Thebes
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level 65
Aug 24, 2014
When the name of Thebes is pronounced "Tiva" in your language and is written with different alphabet is quite hard to get the English version... (I'm not complaining, I'm just mentioning it!)
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level 44
Oct 21, 2014
I also tried Tiva or something similar..
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level 22
Mar 9, 2018
Why don't you just use the English language. I am appalled that you do not bother to learn more important languages.
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level 49
May 17, 2018
~Western Culture~
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level 26
May 24, 2018
You should be a little more respectful of different cultures. Some people have no need to learn English.
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level 61
Oct 21, 2014
I could have sat here all day and still not come up with the correct spelling of Tiananmen.
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level 75
Oct 21, 2014
I sat for about 90 seconds and eventually came up with an incorrect spelling that was accepted by the quiz. The rest were easy.
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level 68
Oct 21, 2014
To remember next time, just break it into parts. Tian'anmen is tiān (heaven), ān (peace), mén (gate), for "gate of heavenly peace."
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level 35
Oct 31, 2014
Is that what it means? How ironical!!
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level 73
Dec 13, 2016
Yup, in my language it's mentioned occasionally as Square of Heavenly Peace, especially in newspaper articles.
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level 47
Sep 24, 2017
Also, to remember the name of the figure of speech "anadiplosis," say to an imaginary female dancer, "Anna, dip low, Sis".
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level 61
Sep 24, 2017
Same here, it is actually spelled Tian An Min they should accept this.
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level 47
Sep 24, 2017
They should accept this. Nyah,ny天安门ah, nyah
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level 59
Oct 21, 2014
From somewhere I've heard both the Greek and Egyptian towns be called Theba or even Teeba. It's funny how different translations can get from each other.
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level 53
Oct 21, 2014
Just a side note, there is no "." after the S in Harry S Truman. It didn't stand for anything; his middle name was actually just "S"
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level ∞
Oct 21, 2014
Fixed
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level 61
Oct 21, 2014
Um, I said "tea" and "Boston Tea Party" and none of those worked? Why? Please correct and also stop making spelling a requirement. Foreign words, phrases, language, etc. are difficult to spell.
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level 78
Oct 21, 2014
"stop making spelling a requirement"

So any random jumble of letters should be acceptable? If you've ever made your own quiz here, then you know that you have to enter each acceptable answer, and there is often no way to enter every possible misspelling of "foreign" words to everyone's liking.

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level 47
Sep 24, 2017
Not any random jumble. Just words that break normal linguistic patterns and very uncommon words.
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level ∞
Oct 21, 2014
Boston Tea Party will work now even though it doesn't start with T.
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level 22
Mar 9, 2018
Spelling is an important thing to be able to do! Boston tea party is fair game for a 3rd grade spelling test.
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level 50
Oct 21, 2014
Trebuchets are not catapults.
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level 53
Oct 21, 2014
I've checked several websites, most of which say that a trebuchet is a type of catapult. Or possibly an "improved" catapult. As near as I can tell, all trebuchets are catapults, but not all catapults are trebuchets.
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level 22
Mar 9, 2018
They are the same thing.
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level 43
Oct 23, 2014
Hello? Truman was born and raised in missouri
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level 67
Apr 9, 2017
Got them all apart from Harriet Tubman, not someone I've come across before. We don't tend to study the history of the US slave trade in the rest of the world.
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level 38
May 12, 2017
You probably won't have to. You can study your own country's history of slavery. Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Egyptians, Greeks, Turks, all indulged in slavery. If not of Africans, then of other ethnic groups and civilizations.
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level 51
Oct 15, 2017
In Australia, we "imported" our slaves from England. How many countries can say that? Sorry, forgot about the Romans.
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level 61
Sep 24, 2017
You don't? Well let me give you an education. Natchez, Mississippi was the main market for plantation slaves, while New Orleans was for prostitutes and domestic workers. When bidding on slaves you purchased them not in "lots" but in "coffles". Did you also know that had not the South seceded, there was going to be a huge bubble in the slave market due to the British developing their own cotton supply in India? This would have driven prices for cotton so low that there could be no justification for the high speculative prices, (or any price, for that matter), being paid for slaves and would have led to the collapse of the Southern plantation system.
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level 75
Mar 9, 2018
By "rest of the world" of course you mean whatever small corner of Europe you come from, as everyone who ever says that on this site invariably means. Is it a matter of public policy wherever you're from that people should be willfully ignorant about the United States? You don't learn anything? Is there a boycott on knowledge if it has that noxious American taint on it? I see these complaints here every single day. I learned about your country when I was in school. And also learned about the "rest of the world" at the same time. And then after school I went and did my own independent study and research and learned some more. What were you spending your time doing?
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level 38
May 25, 2018
^ Excellent comment, Kalbahamut! - I often wonder what level of education some of these quiz takers have attained. Education in the US is often criticized as being inferior to that of European and Asian nations but that is another lie if these quizzes are any indication of their "comprehensive" education.
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level 78
Sep 24, 2017
Great quiz. Thank you for this.
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level 66
Mar 9, 2018
More spelling varieties for Trotsky, please.