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History by Picture - G

Can you name these historic things, places, and people who begin with "G"?
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Last updated: April 20, 2018
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civilization
cathedral decoration
material
empire
person
structure
German Empire
event
inventor
scientist
city
device
Roman region
1863 event
person
type of architechture
Battle of Gettysburg
person
studied by Darwin
event
Galapagos Finch
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level 67
Apr 19, 2018
Good quiz, but should give correct for German Empire (has to be Germany)...... and Greek Civilization (has to be Greece) ... otherwise good.
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level 68
Apr 21, 2018
Accepting black powder for gun powder would make me very happy.
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level 59
Apr 21, 2018
I would, but Black Powder does not begin with "G".
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level 80
Apr 21, 2018
"Material" feels like a misleading clue, material you make something out of and I can't imagine what you'd make out of gunpowder, you just use it as is, don't you? Substance would be a better word.
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level 38
Apr 21, 2018
So many possible answers for the ground grey granular grit gravel that has no obvious clue to gunpowder to one who does not recognize the item shown with it; how about an actual shotgun shell? or fireworks display?
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level 75
Apr 21, 2018
Yeah, my best guess was gravel. I always assumed that gunpowder was a... you know... powder. It never occurred to me that granular stuff with grains large enough to grit your driveway would be gun"powder".
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level ∞
Apr 21, 2018
Weird. I got it right away.
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level 62
Apr 22, 2018
I, too, said gravel at first. Took a while and a few guesses before gunpowder. Only then did I realise that it's a bullet in the photo. I live in a country with an appropriate level of gun laws, so the bullet wasn't so obvious to me...
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level 71
Jun 29, 2018
It's not a bullet, but a measure...and my first answer was graphite
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level 75
Jun 29, 2018
Modern gunpowder contains graphite so you weren't far off the mark.
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level 75
Apr 22, 2018
Looks like gunpowder to me. And between gunpowder and gravel which substance had a greater impact on history?
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level 70
May 3, 2018
Plus, which one has anything to do with a shell casing?
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level 76
Jun 5, 2018
Either way it takes 5 seconds to type them both in.
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level 75
Jun 29, 2018
It's not a shell casing, samiamco, it's a powder measure - you can see the handle and markings.
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level 45
Apr 21, 2018
for gold rush, could you accept gold panning
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level 75
Apr 22, 2018
panning is not an event.
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level 71
Apr 22, 2018
That's not a gargoyle. A gargoyle has a drainage function. That is a "grotesque", which is a statue(ette).
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level 75
Apr 22, 2018
I was lied to by Disney on multiple occasions, then.
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level 77
Jun 29, 2018
You were indeed. Don't you know Disney tends to simplify everything? There is a confusion between the medieval gargoyles depicted in Victor Hugo's novel and the famous chimeras added by Viollet-le-Duc circa 1850.
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level 70
May 3, 2018
A gargoyle is a type of grotesque, and I know grotesque is accepted for this exact picture in another quiz, soooooo… whaddaya say, O Lord of Quizdom?
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level 73
Jun 19, 2018
Gargoyle is apparently very often used for such statues, but it's still incorrect.
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level 77
Apr 23, 2018
Just once I'd like to get Giza without typing Gaza first.
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level 25
Oct 4, 2018
lol same
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level 73
Apr 23, 2018
misspelled architecture
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level 48
Jun 25, 2018
Most beautiful empire in history.
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level 53
Jun 29, 2018
A gargoyle is only properly referred to as such when it acts as a water spout. The object pictured is a grotesque.
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level 77
Jun 29, 2018
In fact, it is a chimera. Maybe a lesser-known but more appropriate picture could be chosen... There are a bunch here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gargoyle
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level 78
Jun 29, 2018
lol I glanced quickly at the gold panner picture and thought he looked poor so I typed in "Great Depression." Didn't realize until the end of the quiz that I hadn't actually gotten that picture correct.
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level 57
Jun 29, 2018
Architectural historian here: gothic architecture is a style, not a type.
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level 71
Jun 29, 2018
The year is 50 BC. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely... One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders.
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level 78
Jun 29, 2018
And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum, and Compendium...
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level 62
Jun 29, 2018
Mieux connus comme Babaorum, Aquarium, Laudanum et Petibonum.
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level 22
Jun 29, 2018
I couldn't spell Genghis for the life of me... kept on doing ganghis
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level 43
Oct 30, 2018
"How was the depression?" -- "It was great!"