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What was New York City called before 1664?
In what modern-day country was the Norse settlement of Vinland located?
England will never fall as long as what type of bird can be found in London Tower?
What lady supposedly rode naked through the streets of Coventry, seen only by Peeping Tom?
What nation was led by Ho Chi Minh?
Who was the first European to reach India by sea?
In what country did the Bay of Pigs invasion happen?
What city became, by 1835, "the first and greatest industrial city in the world"?
What entertainer hosted the Oscars 19 times, entertained troops, and lived to age 100?
What French feminist wrote "The Second Sex"?
What is the name for a Celtic priest?
What chemical in tonic water helped prevent European colonists from getting malaria?
What Greek hero did Alexander model himself after?
Phrenologists believed they could determine a person's character by measuring their what?
What Roman dome, commissioned by Agrippa in ancient times, still stands today?
What team-based test of strength was an Olympic sport from 1900-1920?
In what country was the Pravda newspaper published?
What giant bird was hunted to extinction by Māori people on New Zealand?
What canal opened in 1869 after 10 years of excavation using forced labor?
What era of British history lasted from 1837-1901?
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level 71
Jan 10, 2015
Ho Chi Minh never led Vietnam. He did, however, lead North Vietnam.
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level 69
Jan 11, 2015
agreed
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Jan 13, 2015
Fixed
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level 72
Aug 13, 2015
Actually he did, briefly, in 1945, (and arguably until the Geneva Conference in 1954 when Vietnam was officially divided into north and south.) His Viet Minh took over several cities and declared the country to be the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and he was its president. The French did not agree, and there was fighting until the Geneva Conference when the division officially took place and Ho Chi Minh was named the leader of the north. His followers would say he definitely led Vietnam during those years between 1945-1954.
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level 45
Jan 19, 2017
I quite agree with that. Just because an external superpower rejected vietminh sovereignty doesn't mean we should derby perpetuate that rejection. Ho Chi Minh remains an important spiritual leader to north and south to this day
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level 71
Jan 12, 2018
Agree. This is a bit similar to saying that Abraham Lincoln was president of the North United States.
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level 61
Jan 15, 2018
Ho Chi Minh did lead Vietnam - 1945-46, at the very least.
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level 60
Jan 13, 2015
I love these quizzes! (Oh, and there's a typo in the question about the first European to reach India - fiRst.)
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Jan 13, 2015
Fixed the typo.
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level 43
Mar 23, 2015
What does that thumbnail picture depict?
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level 72
Mar 23, 2015
That's a map of New Amsterdam.
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level 59
Jan 31, 2017
I thought it was an X-ray of a pigeon's head.
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level 25
Aug 13, 2015
Gah! I spelled Quinine about 20 different ways but not the correct way, and Cuba was gone from my mind!
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level 63
Aug 13, 2015
Hadrians pantheon replaced the original.
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level 55
Aug 13, 2015
Russia, Soviet Union...
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level 64
Dec 4, 2015
Russia should be accepted as the "country" were Pravda was published.
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level 60
Aug 13, 2015
I wasn't even close to spelling de Beauvoir correctly and the quiz gave it to me. Huzzah!
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level 66
Aug 13, 2015
Pravda is still published. It isn't the official mouthpiece of the government anymore, but Russia should still be accepted. Also, I tried Nieuw Amsterdam and that should work too please. :)
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level 56
Aug 13, 2015
Pravda is a newspaper that was published in Czechoslovakia also, therefore it should be an accepted answer as well.
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level 66
Aug 13, 2015
It just means "truth". The actual name of the paper in question was Komsomolskaya Pravda, the Young Communist Truth. It, too, is still being published.
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level 69
Feb 20, 2017
Agrippa's temple never had a dome, however after it was destroyed in a fire Hadrian built the current Pantheon at its location and dedicated it to Agrippa. That makes a ~150 years difference.
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level 40
Nov 24, 2017
The name of New York was NIEUW Amsterdam!!! -
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level 50
Jan 12, 2018
There was just another quiz (Famous Roberts) that said Bob Hope hosted the Oscars 19 times, not 14.
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Jan 12, 2018
Fixed. The correct number is 19.
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level 66
Jan 12, 2018
Got them with 1 second remaining. I was guessing cities in England.
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level 65
Jan 12, 2018
Pravda is still published in Russia, so that should be an acceptable answer as well. Even though it's not the official paper of the party anymore, it's still the same newspaper.
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level 55
Jan 12, 2018
Huh. So even old New York was once New Amsterdam.
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Jan 16, 2018
'London Tower' sounds weird to me, is it not normally 'the Tower of London'? (unless that's how it was worded in the original quote)
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