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The 18th Century Quiz

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1799
French troops uncover this relic, the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs
Rosetta Stone
1796
Edward Jenner invents a vaccine for this disease
1795
The British Navy discovers that drinking lemon juice prevents this disease
1793
This queen is beheaded by guillotine
1791
This Austrian composer dies of fever at age 35
1789
Rioters attack this notorious Parisian prison
1788
This Scottish poet composes "Auld Lang Syne"
1783
Man takes flight as the Montgolfier brothers demonstrate this invention
1778
This sea captain "discovers" Hawaii
1776
This country declares independence from Great Britain
1776
Adam Smith writes the first book about this "dismal science"
1764
This "Revolution" begins in Great Britain before spreading to the rest of the world
1756-1763
Great Britain, France, Austria, and other powers fight this "world war"
1759
This englightened French philosopher publishes "Candide"
1732
This Philadelphia printer publishes "Poor Richard's Almanack" for the first time
1719
Daniel Defoe writes this book, sometimes considered
the first English-language novel
1718
This pirate, born Edward Teach, is killed by the Royal Navy
1717
The first Grand Lodge of this secret society is formed in London
1703
Peter the Great founds this capital on the Gulf of Finland
1701
This militant German kingdom is formed under Frederick I
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level 61
May 31, 2014
Robert Burns is also commonly referred to as Robbie Burns.
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May 31, 2014
And, uh, L'il Rob.
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Jun 2, 2014
Lil' Burnsie
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level 65
Mar 5, 2017
Bobby Burnz
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Jun 13, 2014
And his brother who converted to Judaism, Rabbi Burns...
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Mar 5, 2017
And his nephew in Springfield, Montgomery Burns.
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Mar 5, 2017
And his brother who interrogates for the FBI.......... Third Degree Burns
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Mar 5, 2017
I guess you could say this thread burnsed itself out...
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Mar 5, 2017
Apply cold water to burned area.
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level 68
May 31, 2014
Or indeed 'Rabbie Burns'.
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May 31, 2014
Could you accept capitalism for economy?
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level 72
May 31, 2014
Capitalism would be an economic system or philosophy, not economics itself.
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level 46
Jun 1, 2014
Is accepting 'Sankt Petersburg' or 'Petersburg' possible?
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level 49
Jun 1, 2014
Finished with 3:05 remaining. Got them all on my first guess except "Seven Years' War". (I wanted to call it the "French and Indian War". What can I say, I'm a product of the American public school system, it's a miracle that I know any history at all.)
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level 69
Feb 13, 2017
Wow, isn't THAT the truth?!!
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level 38
Jun 2, 2014
can you please accept French and Indian war for the 7 years war
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Mar 5, 2017
It was accepted for me.
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Jun 5, 2014
why don't you accept air balloon?
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level 60
Jun 13, 2014
because it is specifically "Hot air" or it wouldn't have worked.
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level 68
Aug 21, 2015
I put in hot air balloon twice & it didn't work either time.
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Aug 31, 2016
Another IE user @Bobcat108?
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Jun 6, 2014
Alexander Hamilton died in 1804. Here's a link to his biography: http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/biographies/alexander-hamilton/
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Jun 7, 2014
A strange mistake by me. I found something that actually did happen in 1795 to replace it.
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Jul 9, 2014
Blackbeard wasn't born as Edward Teach. No one really knows his real last name (pirates took false names to avoid tarnishing the family name). Along with Blackbeard and Ed Teach, Edward Thatch is also a common name. Perhaps a more accurate clue would be "called" rather than "born".
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Apr 13, 2015
It was lime juice, not lemon, that the navy used. That's why the Aussies call us Limeys.
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Aug 31, 2016
Not until the 19th century. At first, they used lemons.
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Mar 5, 2017
Aussie call us Poms, it's those other pesky colonials who call us Limeys
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Mar 6, 2017
Aussies don't call us limeys! Americans do, Aussies call us poms/pommies.
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Jul 10, 2015
Not to be too US-centric, but Americans learn of the Seven Years War as the French and Indian War. (Sadly, most Americans forget that the war was a much broader war.) Nonetheless, French and Indian War should be accepted.
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Aug 31, 2016
Okay
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Mar 5, 2017
I'm American and I learned about the 7 Years War, which the French and Indian War was but a smaller component of fought in North America.
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Mar 5, 2017
I don't think French and Indian War should be accepted, personally.
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Mar 5, 2017
Well, as a Canadian - the part of North America where that war mattered a hell of a lot more - we always refer to it as the Seven-Years War. It was fought in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and India, at least. To use a name for a provincial skirmish to represent the whole thing doesn't really make sense. Meantime, isn't it a shame that nothing was done by (or happened to) non-White people during the whole 18th Century? I guess I would've thought, for example, that Haitians defeating their slave masters, Spain, Britain, and beginning their defeat of France might've been almost as important as beheading a queen. But I guess not. Slavery wasn't that big a deal.
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level 25
Mar 6, 2017
I think French and Indian war should be accepted, too
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level 41
Mar 6, 2017
The question refers to a 'world war' - the French and Indian War was a regional element of a much wider global/world war. If someone asks a question, you can't answer it with the question you want, but with the answer that fits the specific question. The Seven Years War included belligerents like Sweden and Austria, who had no input into the French and Indian War. Answer the question you've been asked, not the one you want.
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Feb 26, 2017
Tried 100 Years War, tried 30 Years War...missed the dates. 1763 minus 1756 = 7 years war. D'oh!
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Mar 5, 2017
Please accept pox.
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level 71
Mar 5, 2017
Would that be smallpox, chicken pox, cowpox or "the" pox (syphilis)?
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Mar 6, 2017
Balls.. I put Mary Antoinette
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level 67
Mar 6, 2017
I was typing Boo-urns.
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Mar 6, 2017
On the Adam Smith question, specify if you want us to state the book or the science
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