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Wolfcam's Random History General Knowledge

Can you answer twenty random questions about human history?
Some questions relate to events that may not have actually happened
Quiz by WolfCam
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First submittedJuly 26, 2019
Last updatedSeptember 3, 2019
Times taken7,353
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level 38
Jul 26, 2019
Another good one.
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level 72
Jul 29, 2019
Good one, though not sure why it's "yellow box" worthy.
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level 75
Jul 29, 2019
I had the same thought. I don't see any of the answers having much overlap. El Dododo? Notre Dodo?
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level 75
Jul 29, 2019
Maybe it's related to the questions generating randomly each time the quiz is taken?
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level ∞
Jul 30, 2019
Yes. It's too difficult to ensure no potential overlap with so many possible questions.
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level 82
Jul 29, 2019
I was sure the answer was India until I noticed it was Maria and not Mother and Teresa had an h.
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level 77
Jul 30, 2019
I hope you're not sure that Mother Teresa was the leader of India.
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level 49
Aug 4, 2019
No, she was the leader of Kentucky.
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level 71
Aug 6, 2019
I thought she was the one who makes that salad dressing that’s in the refrigerated section.
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level 69
Jul 30, 2019
A sultan is the leader of a sultanate (e.g., Oman). The Mughal leaders are usually called emperors, which is the western equivalent of their actual title, Padishah / Shahanshah (king of kings). The first Mughal emperor Babur conquered the Sultanate of Delhi, so "Sultan of Delhi" was probably among his many lesser titles.
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level ∞
Jul 30, 2019
Removed that question.
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level 72
Jul 30, 2019
The leader of the first successful expedition to the summit of Mt Everest was Sir John Hunt. From his expeditionary party, Hunt selected two pairs of climbers to attempt the final ascent, and Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the second pair chosen. They only set out after the first pair, Tom Bourdillon and Charles Evans, were forced to turn back by the weather. Hunt himself reached 8350 metres, 500 metres below the summit, to leave an equipment cache for Hillary and Norgay.
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level 50
Jul 31, 2019
Indeed. Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to summit but Hunt was the leader of the expedition.
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level 60
Aug 9, 2019
Fixed, and awaiting changes
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level 54
Jul 30, 2019
Wow - I think I need multiple choice! :-) A great quiz though. Lots of things to check out that I missed!
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level 72
Jul 30, 2019
It might make for a long list of stats, but I still think it would be good to see the percentages of people guessing each question correctly. Obviously that would mean tracking which random set of questions was thrown up each time, but I suspect it can be done!
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level 69
Aug 3, 2019
2nd time, 100%. But I will keep playing.
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level 61
Aug 31, 2019
The Pentagon is in Arlington, Virginia, not Washington, D.C.
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level 61
Aug 31, 2019
Typo alert: What iwas Eli Whitney's most famous invention? it should be was, not iwas
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level ∞
Aug 31, 2019
Okay
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level 65
Aug 31, 2019
maybe add 'kufu' as a type in for Khufu? that h really through me!
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level 61
Aug 31, 2019
Another problem fix: "What building in Washington D.C. was attacked on 9/11?" The Pentagon is not in Washington D.C. In fact, it is across the river in Virginia. Please change the question either to say "near Washington D.C." or "in Virginia"
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level ∞
Aug 31, 2019
Okay
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level 54
Aug 31, 2019
You should add "plane" as a type-in for airplane. Otherwise great quiz!
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level ∞
Aug 31, 2019
Okay
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level 67
Aug 31, 2019
*Evolution by Natural Selection.
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level 47
Aug 31, 2019
Pripyat should be an accepted type in for the nuclear disaster question - I believe geographically it's more correct for "Where" the disaster happened than Chernobyl (although the plant was named after the more distant city)
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level 47
Sep 1, 2019
I put Simon Bolivar in and it didn't work!!??
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level 79
Sep 1, 2019
Are we sure @koljivrivoda hasn't invented a death ray?!
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level 61
Sep 2, 2019
Why dont you accept christmas for the tsunami question? Because that is what the holiday is called in most of the world..
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level 60
Sep 2, 2019
Boxing Day is the 26th, Christmas is the 25th
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level 65
Sep 2, 2019
The leader of the gunpowder plot was Robert Catesby. Guy Fawkes was the man who was supposed to set the powder off.
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level 58
Sep 2, 2019
Guy Fawkes did not LEAD the Gunpowder Plot, Robert Catesby did.