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History by Letter - V

Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter V.
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Norse raiders who terrorized Europe
Italian city-state and naval power
of the Middle Ages
Explorer of Puget Sound
Roman term for "exit", not actually a
place where people threw up
Namesake of two continents
Edward Jenner invented the
first one in 1798
Group of ancient Hindu scriptures
Mononymic author of "Candide"
Norse colony in Canada
One who swears allegiance in
exchange for a fief
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Communist guerrilla group of
South Vietnam
Wallachian duke who impaled people
Style of variety show popular around 1900
Germanic tribe who sacked Rome in 455
Beard style of V.I. Lenin and Charles I
American railroad tycoon,
one of the richest people ever
City that was the center of classical
music around 1800
River on whose banks the
Battle of Stalingrad was fought
Official Latin translation of the Bible
U.S. state briefly an independent nation
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level 71
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 54
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 76
Dec 30, 2014
@OneMoreDown, to begin with... nah I'm not even going to start with that one.
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level 44
Nov 5, 2017
Uhhhh.... No.
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level 66
Nov 4, 2014
The history of some of the lands different states claimed is interesting. For example, Connecticut and Massachusetts were claiming land way out in present day Wisconsin and Illinois. South Carolina wanted a narrow strip of land extending to the Mississippi River. For Vermont itself, and for the sake of simplicity, it could be said to be born out of a dispute between New Hampshire and New York.
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level 50
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 56
Nov 4, 2014
Since so many of your quizzes don't require the ending e or h or repeated letter, would it be possible to accept Van Dyk for the beard?
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level ∞
Nov 4, 2014
Okay
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level 60
Nov 5, 2017
"Since so many of your quizzes don't require the ending e or h or repeated letter..." Wait, really? I think I would've noticed that having taken thousands of featured quizzes.
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level 56
Nov 5, 2017
Type MelbournE, EdinburgH or RiyadH in any of the Geography quizzes, you'll notice Brady's comment is based on something :)
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level 60
Nov 4, 2014
Wasted a lot of time typing vomitarium... almost made me ill
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level 69
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 73
Nov 5, 2017
You probably confuse it with the roman settlement of Vindolanda, near the Hadrian wall.
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level 23
Sep 14, 2016
Shouldn't the bible be Vulgata?
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level ∞
Nov 18, 2016
Added vulgata as an accepted type-in.
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level 81
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 71
Nov 6, 2017
That surprised me too.
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level 59
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 45
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 63
Nov 5, 2017
Could you accept "vaccination" for "vaccine" please?
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level 68
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 38
Nov 7, 2017
And here I thought Volga language was forbidden.
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level 63
Nov 11, 2017
Vespucci is a myth - look it up!
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