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16th Century A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, guess these answers related to the years 1501-1600.
Last updated: February 22, 2018
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Year
Hint
Answer
A
1541
Francisco de Orellana encounters and explores this river
Amazon River
B
1500s
Queen Mary of England gains this pejorative nickname
Bloody Mary
C
1533
This Incan capital is captured by Francisco Pizarro
Cusco
D
1504
Michelangelo finishes this sculpture
David
E
1529-43
Islamic armies from Somalia try to conquer this neighboring Christian empire
Ethiopian Empire
F
1501
By the beginning of the century, this "ism" of serfs and lords
has almost entirely died out in England
Feudalism
G
1582
The pope introduces this calendar which is still used today
Gregorian Calendar
H
1543
Nicolaus Copernicus proposes this model of the solar system
Heliocentrism
I
1547
This fearsome monarch becomes the first tsar of all Russia
Ivan the Terrible
J
1517
This holy city falls to the Ottoman empire
Jerusalem
K
1586
The Mughal empire annexes this region on the India/Pakistan border
Kashmir
L
1517
This German monk posts his 95 Theses
Martin Luther
M
1519-22
This explorer leads the first circumnavigation of the globe,
though he would die along the way
Ferdinand Magellan
N
1555
This French apothecary and seer publishes "Les Propheties"
Nostradamus
O
1598
This type of musical performance occurs for the first time, in Florence
Opera
P
1553
This country founds a colony in Macau that would last 446 years
Portugal
Q
1534
Jacques Cartier claims this territory for France
Quebec
R
1509-1511
This painter paints "The School of Athens"
Raphael
S
1564
This playwright is born in Stratford-upon-Avon
William Shakespeare
T
1521
Hernán Cortés captures this Aztec capital
Tenochtitlan
U
1516
Thomas More publishes this book in which he describes an ideal society
Utopia
V
1530
This musical instrument is invented in Italy
Violin
W
1515
This cardinal is appointed Lord Chancellor of England
Thomas Wolsey
X
1540
This Jesuit missionary is sent to Asia
St. Francis Xavier
Y
1562
Sacred Mayan texts are burned by Diego de Landa, bishop of this peninsula
Yucatán
Z
1551-1558
Conrad Gesner publishes "Historiae animalium" which is
considered the beginning of modern ...
Zoology
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level 73
Feb 22, 2018
Shakespeare was born in 15645? Future English is so old-timey!
+6
level 75
Feb 22, 2018
Actually I think it was a typo, because the year 15645 hasn't happened yet. We can't know what happens in the future.
+22
level 73
Feb 22, 2018
Thanks. My bad.
+1
level ∞
Feb 22, 2018
Fixed.
+1
level 58
May 14, 2018
truly sad.
+1
level 71
Jul 27, 2018
Thank god you cleared that one up for us
+5
level 60
Feb 22, 2018
At least it explains the whole "Shakespeare is timeless" thing that teachers always tell us :D

Anyway, thanks for pointing it out, sumguy, and thanks for refuting the hoax, interopia :D
+1
level 60
Feb 28, 2018
To be or not to be...or to be in 13,000 years...that is the question...
+3
level 70
Feb 22, 2018
Spelling: chancellor
+1
level ∞
Feb 22, 2018
Also fixed
+4
level 73
Feb 22, 2018
At least 3 minutes went by and I was struggling until I realized that the quiz was a friggin A-Z quiz. Jeez. Ended up only missing 2
+2
level 39
May 14, 2018
D'oh!. Your comment just clued me in to that very fact. Now I don't feel so bad for missing 5.
+5
level 76
Feb 22, 2018
I can't believe 65% were able to spell Tenochtitlan right off the bat. It took me most of the allotted time to figure it out.
+1
level 58
Mar 5, 2018
Helps if you watched a docu about it where they repeated the name about a million times and it will haunt you forever in the voice of the presenter.
+2
level 69
May 14, 2018
I was nowhere near spelling it right beyond the first five letters but QM is thankfully lenient! :)
+1
level 74
May 14, 2018
I can never remember the Aztec and Incan capitals. I'm just thankful we weren't asked for the Mayan capital which I also wouldn't have known. I am terrible with capital cities, past or present. (But I loved the quiz.)
+1
level 39
Sep 12, 2018
^ I still haven't gotten Tenoch.... right. Resolve to just skip it in the future, and accept fewer points. I've strained my brain enough remembering how to spell Kyrgyzstan!
+1
level 71
Feb 27, 2018
Ok now I have a whole new topic to explore, feudalism in England and what was going on there compared to continental Europe.
+1
level 65
May 14, 2018
Capital, volume 1: the chapters on primitive accumulation. There's a start, and also an indication that this has been a topic of interest for longer than 150 years.
+1
level 69
Mar 3, 2018
can you accept Raffaello for Raphael?
+3
level 56
May 14, 2018
That would be nice. And Magalhães for Magellan, too. Translating proper names makes these quizzes extra hard. Sometimes I remember the names in the original language in addition to my mother tongue, but the English version is often impossible to figure.
+2
level 49
May 14, 2018
Please accept Cornelius McGillicutty for Shakespeare. Thank you.
+1
level 70
Mar 17, 2018
Great quiz. Loved it
+1
level 65
Apr 26, 2018
Fantastic quiz!
+2
level 35
May 14, 2018
Please accept Magalhaes as well for Magellan
+1
level 46
May 14, 2018
perhaps there is too much time, I finished with upwards of 5 minutes left
+1
level 57
May 14, 2018
Forgot this was A-Z until I'd answered 25/26, woops
+1
level 57
May 14, 2018
I agree with hannina and Min34, please accept Magalhães for Magellan.
+1
level 44
May 14, 2018
The given part of the Copernicus answer should be centric, not centrism, based on the grammar of the hint.
+1
level 57
May 14, 2018
could you allow Franciscus Xaverius ? That is what is on our catholic calendars
+1
level 41
May 14, 2018
Shakespeare is dead, so we should be using the past tense. Please accept "Wouldiwas Shookspeared"
+1
level 47
May 14, 2018
At first I didn't remember to use the letter guides on the side, but then I did.
+1
level 64
Jul 9, 2018
I'm pretty sure "Cusco" is spelled "Chichen Itza"
+1
level 39
Sep 12, 2018
And I'm pretty sure that it's Cuzco. (At least that is how I was taught to spell it while going to school in South America).
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