History: What Came First?

We give you two things. You guess which appeared earliest on the historical timeline.
Technically a few of these are prehistoric
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Last updated: October 19, 2020
First submittedOctober 19, 2020
Times taken1,431
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1. The Middle Ages or the Renaissance
Middle Ages
Renaissance
2. The Bible or the Quran
Bible
Quran
3. Flowers or Insects
Flowers
Insects
Insects: 300 million years ago. Flowering plants: 140 million years ago.
4. Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great
Julius Caesar
Alexander the Great
5. The Bronze Age or the Iron Age
Bronze Age
Iron Age
6. Baseball or Golf
Baseball
Golf
7. The U.S. Civil War or the English Civil War
U.S. Civil War
English Civil War
8. Beer Bottles or Beer Cans
Bottles
Cans
9. Dickens or Shakespeare
Dickens
Shakespeare
10. Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis
Louis Armstrong
Miles Davis
11. Athens or Rome
Athens
Rome
12. Henry VIII or Richard the Lionheart
Henry VIII
Richard the Lionheart
13. Napoleon or Dynamite
Napoleon
Dynamite
Napoleon was born in 1769. Dynamite was patented in 1867.
14. Jurassic or Triassic
Jurassic
Triassic
15. Charlemagne or Genghis Khan
Charlemagne
Genghis Khan
16. The Airplane or the Digital Computer
Airplane
Computer
17. Christopher Columbus or Gunpowder
Christopher Columbus
Gunpowder
18. Art movements: Baroque or Romanticism
Baroque
Romanticism
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Level 77
Oct 19, 2020
Q13 is brilliant :)
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Level 81
Oct 19, 2020
Not as brilliant as the first person to make a liger. It's pretty much like my favorite animal.
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Level 70
Oct 20, 2020
Great quiz - could you put the explanatory comments (with the actual dates) on all of the answers please? Saves a Google!
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Level 50
Oct 20, 2020
Surprised so many people got Dickens/Shakespeare, but couldn't get things like the Bible/Quran, or Bronze Age/Iron Age
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Level 31
Oct 20, 2020
Shakespeare is studied more to be fair.
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Level 70
Oct 20, 2020
Didn't think mine was that challenging, but having looked at the stats... seems it was.