Random History by Country

Can you answer five history questions concerning the history of six randomly-changing countries?
The answers change every time!
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: June 10, 2020
First submittedMarch 25, 2020
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Level ∞
Apr 2, 2020
This quiz has been majorly reworked so I deleted the comments which mostly no longer apply. That said, this quiz has a large number of possible questions, so there are probably still lots of small errors that need correcting. The total time spent creating this quiz might be about 10 hours. Whew.
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Level 52
Jun 10, 2020
Congratulations! You might have to consider Afrikaner as an answer for the Boer question.
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Level 56
Jun 14, 2020
Not sure the clues need letter hints (esp. the 'j' in Raj), but otherwise nice job!
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Level 73
Apr 2, 2020
Nice quiz! Worth retaking to see which countries are included.
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Level 82
Apr 2, 2020
Not sure much can be done, but there's at least two sets of questions where you get the answer to another question by typing one. Slavery answered Slavs and Rio Grande answered Rio. Not sure how I managed to get Maurya empire, if some sort of typo of Maria got me that?
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Level ∞
Apr 2, 2020
Changed some of the questions and type-ins so that won't happen anymore.
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Level 66
Jun 11, 2020
There's another issue where putting "Franco" (as in Francisco Franco) can answer for "Franc."
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Level 72
Apr 2, 2020
Bangladesh became independent from Pakistan in 1971, not 1974
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Level ∞
Apr 2, 2020
Fixed
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Level 70
Apr 2, 2020
Minor edit—Soekarno is an alternate spelling of Sukarno (and is in fact the spelling of the airport in Jakarta named after him). I realize it's Dutch spelling, but I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't take. :)
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Level ∞
Apr 2, 2020
Soekarno will work now.
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Level 52
Apr 3, 2020
Minor niggle, just to show I'm concentrating. On the UK section, England didn't fight a war with France in the 18th Century, Great Britain did.
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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2020
Okay
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Level 80
Apr 3, 2020
The answer for the Peruvian animal domestication question is incorrect. The animal given in the answer was domesticated thousands of years before the time period asked in the question.

The phrasing of the question is asking about an animal that became domesticated during that specific time period, not one that was already domesticated prior to it. There is a significant difference between those two concepts.

I was surprised the correct answer wasn't accepted while the incorrect answer was, especially when the correct answer is far more interesting. :)

Please review and thank you for many years of enjoyment with these terrific quizzes!

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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2020
Source? From sources I've seen 5000 BC seems to be correct.
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Level 83
Apr 3, 2020
"Who was the only archduchess of Austria?" could perhaps be more clear as "Who was the only *ruling* archduchess of Austria?" There have been plenty of other Archduchesses (Elisabeth Marie, Isabella, Luise, etc.).
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Level ∞
Apr 3, 2020
Fixed that question.
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Level 69
Apr 4, 2020
For Cuba I got the question "What was dictator of Cuba before that?", but the answer is a person.
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Level ∞
Apr 4, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 72
Apr 5, 2020
Nice one!
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Level 74
Apr 5, 2020
I'm shocked that no history questions seem to mention Communist Ethiopia, even if it mentions the famine they caused. Do they just no longer exist?
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Level 73
Apr 14, 2020
The "Cradle of Civilization" most commonly refers to the Fertile Crescent, not solely Mesopotamia. Check the wikipedia entry for Fertile Crescent if you don't believe me. The question about Mesopotamia should be reworded, or Fertile Crescent should also be accepted.
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Level 72
May 17, 2020
You should feature the Wolfcam's Random Geography by Country
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2020
I love this quiz. I keep on redo-ing it, just because the quiz is so interesting.
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Level 72
Jun 10, 2020
Homo erectus, as with all species, should strictly have the species ("erectus") in lower case. And all of it should be italicised.
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Level 62
Jun 10, 2020
Fixed the capitalization, but I don't believe I can italicize an answer.
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Level 26
Jun 12, 2020
When written, it must be italicised. When typing the answers, italics isn't required.
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Level 64
Jun 10, 2020
i type funeral monument for the TajMahal, isn't acceptable? that's a synonym for mosoleum
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Level 55
Jun 18, 2020
I would say "funeral monument" is too broad of a term. You have many of those, from headstone to pyramid, mausoleum is just one of them. Ad absurdum, one could then want to accept "skysraper" for "tallest building in xy" question, for example.
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Level 63
Jun 10, 2020
Ethiopia was also known as Aksum (or Axum) in ancient times. Can you please accept this answer?
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Level 62
Jun 10, 2020
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Axum was closer to modern Eritrea
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Level 55
Jun 18, 2020
Not really. Ethiopia and Eritrea were the same country for pretty much all history until the modern split. Axum reached all the way into Yemen, but it's capital was in present day Ethiopia. Despite that, I would say the question is correct as is. Kingdom of Axum just happened to be in the same area in 1000 BC, but Abbysinia is the same country as present day Ethiopia from 1000 AD onwards, just renamed.
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
Spelling: "Brazi's"; "Aborigonal"; "into Egpyt"
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Level 62
Jun 10, 2020
Should be fixed!
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Level 37
Jun 10, 2020
I was under the impression that the Dutch traded New Amsterdam for what is now Surinam... they did not cede it.
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Level 58
Jun 10, 2020
Fertile Crescent for "Mesopotamia?"
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Level 79
Jun 10, 2020
Would Mess O' Potamia have worked?
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Level 62
Jun 10, 2020
I've decided to keep Mesopotamia because the Fertile Crescent expands beyond the Tigris and Euphrates.
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
I kept typing driving for what women could legally do in 2018 in Saudi Arabia, and it would not accept. What's the difference between driving and drive?
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Level ∞
Jun 10, 2020
Driving doesn't fit with the grammar of the question. But it will work now anyway.
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Level 61
Jun 10, 2020
Wondering if war / government blocking supplies is an acceptable answer in place of famine for Ethiopia.
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Level 62
Jun 10, 2020
You're right, but since the war caused the famine which killed the people, I think that's going an extra step
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2020
The 'd' in 'Vasco da Gama' is not capitalised.
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Level 45
Jun 11, 2020
12/30 with Australia, Norway, Serbia, Russia, Netherlands and Brazil
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Level 46
Jun 11, 2020
nobel prizes are awarded in stockholm(capital of sweden) and not in norway
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Level 65
Jun 12, 2020
"What was the top U.S. commander in Europe during WWII?"

Who, surely?

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Level ∞
Jun 12, 2020
Yes, fixed. I will probably never feature another quiz like this again. The amount of work was off the charts high with about 200 possible questions that people can nitpick.
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Level 48
Jul 16, 2020
Hi, sorry but you may want to change the caveat as it suggests that the answers to the same question change every time.