History by Picture - G

Can you name these historic things, places, and people who begin with "G"?
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: April 20, 2018
First submittedApril 17, 2018
Times taken24,408
Average score77.8%
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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 71
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 74
Apr 21, 2018
Accepting black powder for gun powder would make me very happy.
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Level 64
Apr 21, 2018
I would, but Black Powder does not begin with "G".
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Level 74
Aug 24, 2020
Grey/gray powder then?
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Level 81
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 67
Mar 18, 2021
I think it should be called "kablooey sand"
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Level 46
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 82
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 68
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 74
Jun 29, 2018
It's not a bullet, but a measure...and my first answer was graphite
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Level 77
Jun 29, 2018
Modern gunpowder contains graphite so you weren't far off the mark.
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Level 83
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 71
May 3, 2018
Plus, which one has anything to do with a shell casing?
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Level 78
Jun 5, 2018
Either way it takes 5 seconds to type them both in.
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Level 77
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 50
Apr 21, 2018
for gold rush, could you accept gold panning
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Level 83
Apr 22, 2018
panning is not an event.
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Level 76
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 83
Apr 22, 2018
I was lied to by Disney on multiple occasions, then.
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Level 84
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 71
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 80
Jun 19, 2018
Gargoyle is apparently very often used for such statues, but it's still incorrect.
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Level 66
Jun 30, 2021
They're also not limited to cathedrals - my school had them.
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Level 83
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 75
Apr 23, 2018
misspelled architecture
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Level 51
Jun 25, 2018
Most beautiful empire in history.
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Level 52
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 84
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 84
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 68
Jun 29, 2018
Architectural historian here: gothic architecture is a style, not a type.
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Level 70
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 84
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 67
Jun 29, 2018
Mieux connus comme Babaorum, Aquarium, Laudanum et Petibonum.
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Level 41
Jun 29, 2018
I couldn't spell Genghis for the life of me... kept on doing ganghis
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Level 44
Oct 30, 2018
"How was the depression?" -- "It was great!"
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Level 83
Dec 17, 2019
The Wonderful Depression

The Super Duper Depression

The Really Neat Depression

The So-so Depression

The Mediocre Depression

The Lousy, Stinkin' Depression

Meh, I guess they got it right.

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Level 57
Apr 20, 2020
Missed gold rush. Seemed impossible at the time but so obvious now I realise that 76% of people got it
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Level 43
Mar 1, 2022
the galapagos finch image is actually an image of a house finch not a galpagos finsh
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Level 64
Mar 1, 2022
I'm no expert, but I believe that is in fact a Galapagos Finch