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Which Came First?

We give you two things. Guess which one came earlier.
Quiz by WolfCam
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First submittedFebruary 2, 2019
Last updatedFebruary 27, 2019
Times taken17,030
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1. Tech products
iPhone
Facebook
  • Facebook: 2004
  • iPhone: 2007
2. Independent countries
Mexico
Canada
  • Mexico: 1821
  • Canada: Its complicated. 1867 at the earliest.
3. Surrender in WWII
Germany
Japan
  • Germany: May 8, 1945
  • Japan: August 15, 1945
4. States of the U.S.
California
Colorado
  • California: 1850
  • Colorado: 1876
5. Animals
Insects
Birds
  • Insects: 300 million years ago
  • Birds: 170 million years ago
6. Wars
Thirty Years' War
Hundred Years' War
  • Hundred Years' War: 1337-1453
  • Thirty Years' War: 1618-1648
7. Mountain ranges
Appalachians
Andes
  • Appalachians: 480 million years ago
  • Andes: 25 million years ago
8. Early inventions
The wheel
Control of fire
  • Fire: At least 400,000 years ago
  • Wheel: About 4,000 B.C.
9. U.S. Presidents
Andrew Jackson
James Madison
  • James Madison: 1809-1817
  • Andrew Jackson: 1829-1837
10. Harry Potter books
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
11. Religions
Buddhism
Christianity
  • Buddhism: Around 500 BC
  • Christianity: 1st century AD
12. Kings of England
King Edward I
King James I
  • Edward: 1272-1307
  • James: 1603-1625
13. Chinese dynasties
Han Dynasty
Qing Dynasty
  • Han: 202 BC - 220 AD
  • Qing: 1636-1912
14. Classical composers
J.S. Bach
Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Bach: 1685-1750
  • Beethoven: 1770-1827
15. Geologic periods
Cretaceous
Jurassic
  • Jurassic: 201-145 million years ago
  • Cretaceous: 145-66 million years ago
16. Disney parks
Disneyland
Disney World
  • Disneyland: 1955
  • Disney World: 1971
17. Keanu Reeves movies
Speed
The Matrix
  • Speed: 1994
  • The Matrix: 1999
18. Island chains by earliest human settlement
New Zealand
Hawaii
  • Hawaii: 300 AD
  • New Zealand: 1250 AD
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level 72
Feb 27, 2019
Nice quiz!
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level 60
Feb 27, 2019
Thanks!
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level 56
Feb 28, 2019
For number 5, I am confused to what you are asking
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level 40
Feb 28, 2019
He is asking what came first in history? the birds or the insects
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level 55
Apr 16, 2019
According to Genesis 1:20-25, the birds came first, then the insects.
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level 50
Apr 16, 2019
The bible is a fictional story, not based on fact.
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level 84
Feb 28, 2019
Bach was not a Classical composer - he was a Baroque composer. And Beethoven's early works were Classical, but some of his later works would more appropriately be classified as being in the Romantic period.
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level 57
Feb 28, 2019
"Classical" is being used as an umbrella term here. If you know that about the composers, then you know which one came first and can answer the question.
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level 70
Mar 5, 2019
stevediverse is correct, the use of Classical in this quiz is incorrect. Just having "Composers" would be much better.
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level 26
Feb 28, 2019
I'm shocked that people do not know what period came first: Jurrasic or Cretaceous. Awesome quiz by the way!
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level 64
Feb 28, 2019
Great quiz, 18/18
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level 37
Feb 28, 2019
13/18 but I still enjoyed the 3 points
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level 46
Feb 28, 2019
Really nice quiz with a good mix of everything! I dug deep in my 'general knowledge' brain part and I got 14/18! I just missed the Facebook (1), California (4), Speed (17) and Hawaii (18) one.
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level 68
Feb 28, 2019
I'm impressed that folks get at least one question right a good bit worse than chance! There are a bunch that most people apparently don't know, but one that most people know wrong.
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level 69
Mar 5, 2019
All but the iPhone and Facebook one, though some were lucky guesses. Really had no idea on Appalachians vs Andes - often it seems lower mountain ranges are older because of gradually eroding away whilst higher ones are the result of more recent tectonic activity pushing them up. In the end I ignored that reasoning and went with Andes, because I have memories of them appearing on deep history maps even before South America had clearly formed. That turned out to be right. Good quiz.
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level 71
Sep 13, 2019
But Andes is wrong.
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level 66
Mar 11, 2019
I assumed the Andes came first based solely on the height of their mountains - oh well, learnt something cool!
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level 67
Apr 13, 2019
If you meant based on the fact that they're higher, then it's actually the opposite! High mountains are usually very young, having only recently been pushed up without much time to have been worn away by erosion. Older mountains have been filed down by wind and water, and so are lower and more rounded.
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level 71
Apr 13, 2019
Difficult but good!
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level 57
Apr 14, 2019
Great quiz. One quibble however, Canada became a country in 1867, nothing "complicated" about it.
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level 71
Sep 13, 2019
I guess the complication is that the Canada of today is considerably larger than the confederation of 1867. Much like the USA not being 'complete' until 1959.
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level 44
Apr 15, 2019
How about - Chicken v Egg
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level 64
May 7, 2019
Very interesting quiz!
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level 63
Jul 28, 2019
Yes I missed the question about the chicken and the egg.