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What fleet of warships did Spain launch against England in 1588?
Spanish Armada
What started on October 29, 1929 and lasted for about a decade?
What name is given to the ancient region in the area of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers?
On what Pacific island did islanders build giant statues called moai?
Who was the personification of the American female factory worker in WWII?
Rosie the Riveter
Whose "little red book" of quotations has been printed billions of times
What fermented food product was called "liberty cabbage" during WWI?
What figurative barrier separated democratic and communist Europe?
Iron Curtain
What country was once led by military leaders called shoguns?
In which modern-day country was the Anglo-Boer war fought?
What insecticide was banned, partially due to Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring"?
What British monarch had the title "Empress of India"?
What country was ruled by "Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc" Duvalier?
What modern-day country was once the largest and most profitable Dutch colony?
What did Karl Marx and the Unabomber both write?
What Mexican general defeated the Texans at the Alamo?
What 1950s subculture was famous for wearing berets, playing bongos, and snapping?
Who famously lived at Robben Island prison from 1964-1982?
What was the tallest manmade structure in the world in the year 1900?
What group of French-speaking people settled in Louisiana after being
forced out of eastern Canada?
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level 77
Jan 11, 2015
Liberty cabbage, freedom fries ...
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level 69
Jan 15, 2015
Although Detroiters and Vermonters seemed happy with their French names...
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level 66
Feb 21, 2015
Why the portrait of Elizabeth I?
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level 53
Aug 14, 2015
Spanish Armada attacked during her reign.
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level 76
Apr 30, 2015
Beatnik = Beat Generation :: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatnik
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level 51
Jun 28, 2016
Agreed
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level ∞
Feb 16, 2017
"Beat" will work now
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level 26
May 3, 2015
I find it interesting that more people know of Mesopotamia than Santa Anna at the Alamo. I wonder why.
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level 48
Jul 2, 2015
because we're not all Americans
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level 31
Jul 3, 2015
because Mesopotamia is world history and everyone learns it, and the other is only known from movies?
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level 55
May 13, 2016
Mesopotamia is the birthplace of Civilization. I would hope more people knew it than Santa Anna
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level 67
May 22, 2016
I actually kept putting "Cradle of Civilization" and "Fertile Crescent" and totally spaced on Mesopotamia.
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level 52
Jan 2, 2018
This must be a troll. Of course more people know about one of the most important places in world history better than one random general in one random border skirmish that has no importance for the whole world.
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level 75
Jul 2, 2015
Please accept Rapa Nui for the moai question. That is the indigenous name of the island. The Islanders who built the moai didn't call it "Easter" Island.
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level 28
Jul 2, 2015
Can you accept Rapanui?
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level ∞
Jul 2, 2015
Okay
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level 57
Jul 2, 2015
Mesopotamia is also referred to as "the cradle of civilization". That would be a good acceptable answer as well.
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level 59
Jul 2, 2015
Agreed
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level 68
Jul 2, 2015
Mandela was on Robben island until 1982, he was then moved to another prison not on Robben island (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela)
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Feb 16, 2017
Fixed!
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level 66
Jul 2, 2015
Acadians, huh? What's the difference between an Acadian and a Cajun? I've only ever heard of the latter.
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level 72
Jul 2, 2015
I tried Cajun first, which is a corruption of the word Acadian, but it's commonly used. Accept it?
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level 57
May 4, 2016
Clue's wording is precise. Refers to settlers who started out in Acadia and settled in Louisiana. It's the descendants who are Cajun.
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level 67
May 22, 2016
If the QM had worded it as the people who LEFT Eastern Canada, then the answer "Acadian" makes sense, but since it refers to the people who *settled* there – and I understood "people" to mean people in the general sense, such as "the Columbian people" or "We the people" or "People of the Book" as opposed to only the actual people who arrived at the time of the migration – then I feel the answer is more appropriately "Cajun". It makes sense to accept both, no?
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level 69
Jul 13, 2015
agree with ander217 but for slightly different reason Cajun is the more common way to refer to the ethnic group that exists today in Louisiana. here is a possible resource https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cajun please consider accepting. otherwise nice quiz that I could score 100% on with that answer.
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level 40
Nov 24, 2017
As the QM explained previously, Cajuns are the DESCENDANTS of the Acadians who migrated to Louisiana.
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level 61
Dec 29, 2017
agreed.
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level 70
Apr 18, 2016
Please accept Beats and Beat for beatnik. Beatnik more often refers to an individual but the subculture itself is referred to as beat/s or Beat Generation.
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level 67
May 22, 2016
Exactly – this is another example of where the specific wording in the question has a grammatical agreement issue with the answer. If you really want to require "Beatniks" as the answer, you should refer to the *members* of the 1950s subculture.
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level 54
Jul 28, 2016
Probably should except the Fertile Crescent
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Feb 16, 2017
It's not accurate though. The terms Fertile Crescent and Cradle of Civilization include areas that are not in Mesopotamia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertile_Crescent

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level 70
Aug 14, 2017
Hippopotamus = river horse
Mesopotamia = between the rivers

If you are talking specifically about the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, you are, by definition, talking only about Mesopotamia.
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level 70
Aug 14, 2017
And "Fertile Crescent" actually is excepted. That's why it's not accepted as a correct answer.
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level 47
Sep 4, 2017
Can you also accept Fertile Crescent for the Tigris/Euphrates area?
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level 71
Oct 14, 2017
The Fertile Crescent also includes a large area to the west of Mesopotamia.
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level 71
Oct 14, 2017
Liberty Cabbage is great with a side of Freedom Fries.
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level 48
Dec 29, 2017
Great quiz, thank you. I thought the answer was 'The Great Depression' but, whatever I typed in, it wouldn't work. Perhaps I was typing too fast and made a typo, but I thought I would mention it, in case a greater number of possible type-ins could help help future players. Thanks again.
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