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History by Letter - V

Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter V.
Last updated: November 18, 2016
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Norse raiders who terrorized Europe
Vikings
Italian city-state and naval power
of the Middle Ages
Venice
Explorer of Puget Sound
George Vancouver
Roman term for "exit", not actually a
place where people threw up
Vomitorium
Namesake of two continents
Amerigo Vespucci
Edward Jenner invented the
first one in 1798
Vaccine
Group of ancient Hindu scriptures
Vedas
Mononymic author of "Candide"
Voltaire
Norse colony in Canada
Vinland
One who swears allegiance in
exchange for a fief
Vassal
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Communist guerrilla group of
South Vietnam
Viet Cong
Wallachian duke who impaled people
Vlad
Style of variety show popular around 1900
Vaudeville
Germanic tribe who sacked Rome in 455
Vandals
Beard style of V.I. Lenin and Charles I
Van Dyke
American railroad tycoon,
one of the richest people ever
Cornelius
Vanderbilt
City that was the center of classical
music around 1800
Vienna
River on whose banks the
Battle of Stalingrad was fought
Volga
Official Latin translation of the Bible
Vulgate
U.S. state briefly an independent nation
Vermont
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level 73
Nov 4, 2014
Vermont was an independent state? If not for the fact that I knew the answer had to start with V, I don't think I would have gotten that one.
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level 54
Nov 4, 2014
The original thirteen were all independent countries until ratification, which of course includes Virginia.
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level 63
Nov 4, 2014
This is true - but Vermont is NOT one of the original thirteen! It was originally claimed by New York and New Hampshire, but declared itself independent of both in 1777. It was admitted as the 14th state in 1791.
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level 55
Nov 4, 2014
They were still under the article of Confederation until the ratification of the new Constitution so they were not each independent states.
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level 80
Dec 30, 2014
@OneMoreDown, to begin with... nah I'm not even going to start with that one.
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level 57
Nov 5, 2017
Uhhhh.... No.
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level 43
Feb 7, 2018
If you really want to split hairs, Virginia isn't a state. It's a commonwealth.
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level 49
Nov 4, 2014
Vedic Scriptures for ancient Hindu?
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level 40
Nov 5, 2014
What are you asking? The Vedic texts are what were used in early Hinduism, then the Upanishads came along after.
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level 71
Nov 5, 2014
That was a tough one -- sure helped to know that the answer begins with V.
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level 48
May 18, 2016
Is Vinland also known as Vindalanda or did I make that up? Tried every spelling I could think of for that! Also is there any chance of accepting Vietkong instead of Cong?
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level 75
Nov 5, 2017
You probably confuse it with the roman settlement of Vindolanda, near the Hadrian wall.
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level 65
May 15, 2018
Always only Vinland, I believe.
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level 83
Mar 22, 2017
A quiz without queen Victoria as an answer? Let alone a history quiz. Let alone a history quiz beginning with V..
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level 75
Nov 6, 2017
That surprised me too.
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level 67
Apr 7, 2017
Wow Vandals..... I tried Visigoths, Visi Goths, Visagoths, Visogoths, Visugoths. Turns out that was a different sack of Rome (year 410).
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level 52
Nov 5, 2017
I spelled Cong wrong about 5 times until I thought I was using the wrong word. I guess I've played too much Donkey Kong...
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level 66
Nov 5, 2017
Could you accept "vaccination" for "vaccine" please?
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level 39
Jun 14, 2018
He did not invent a "vaccination"; he developed a "vaccine" with which to vaccinate.
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level 74
Nov 6, 2017
Could you accept Vine or Win as acceptable prefixes? Both are listed as acceptable spellings on Wikipedia.
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level 65
Nov 7, 2017
And here I thought Volga language was forbidden.
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level 64
Nov 11, 2017
Vespucci is a myth - look it up!
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level 69
Feb 1, 2018
I'm afraid to ask.
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level 73
Feb 7, 2018
I heard he brought down WTC 7
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level 56
Apr 24, 2018
if Vomitarium was the exit, may I ask if the entrance was the rectum?
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level 66
May 15, 2018
No, that was the 'Emergency Exit'
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level 57
Oct 3, 2018
In what sense is the Vulgate the official Latin translation of the Bible?