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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Since you guys did so well on the last ones, try this one on for size..

Not all American history either....so some of you other folks (Daryus and Ziyal) get in here.

1. Ancient Egyptian Djoser was influential in the creation of which of the following:
a. the Great Sphinx
b. the Step Pyramid
c. the obelisk of Tuthmosis III
d. the mummification process
e. the first person to to put mustard on a hot dog

2. Who created the Church of England?
a. Thomas More
b. Cardinal Wolsey
c. Henry VIII
d. Thomas a Becket

3. Who painted the Impressionist masterpiece called Water Lilies?
a. Claude Monet
b. Peter Paul Rubens
c. Paul Gauguin
d. Alfred Sisley

4. The revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe was known as:
a. the Reformation
b. the Enlightenment
c. the Italian Period
d. the Renaissance
e. the time of much happiness

5. The first Emperor of Rome was:
a. Ovid
b. Julius Caesar
c. Octavian
d. Mark Antony
e. Me

6. The main female character in the Scarlet Letter, Hester Pryrnne, is made to suffer public shame for this:
a. anger
b. adultry
c. pride
d. greed

7. The "People's Charter," drafted in 1838, brought about the Chartist Movement in which country?
a. England
b. France
c. the United States
d. Spain

8. The Code Of Hammurabi was:
a. the list of Ancient Egyptian cities
b. the first code of laws written down
c. a list of how to act while at Babylon meal
d. the first great Roman book.

Ok, now let's see how smart you are!

** Julius it is, my bad.

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[This message has been edited by Jay (edited July 05, 2000).]
 


Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
Woo-hoo! I got here first!

Okay, let's see...

1. Ancient Egyptian Djoser was influential in the creation of which of the following:
a. the Great Sphinx
b. the Step Pyramid
c. the obelisk of Tuthmosis III
d. the mummification process
e. the first person to to put mustard on a hot dog

The Step Pyramid. Though I think some scholars have traced the whole mustard thing back to him, also... :-)

2. Who created the Church of England?
a. Thomas More
b. Cardinal Wolsey
c. Henry VIII
d. Thomas a Becket

Henry VIII. And there's no such person as Thomas à Becket, despite the claims to the contrary. There was a Thomas Becket, sure, but not that other guy.

3. Who painted the Impressionist masterpiece called Water Lilies?
a. Claude Monet
b. Peter Paul Rubens
c. Paul Gauguin
d. Alfred Sisley

I couldn't be certain, but it sure sounds like Monet.

4. The revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe was known as:
a. the Reformation
b. the Enlightenment
c. the Italian Period
d. the Renaissance
e. the time of much happiness

The Renaissance. From the Latin for "a starship class we have yet to see a canon design for".

5. The first Emperor of Rome was:
a. Ovid
b. Caesar
c. Octavian
d. Mark Antony
e. Me

Um... I assume "Caesar" means Julius, right? This one's tricky. I'm not sure if they killed him before he got the chance to decalre himself emperor, or not. If they did, it was Octavian. Otherwise, it was Julius.

6. Who the main female character in the Scarlet Letter, Hester Pryrnne, is made to suffer public shame for this:
a. anger
b. adultry
c. pride
d. greed

Adultery.

7. The "People's Charter," drafted in 1838, brought about the Chartist Movement in which country?
a. England
b. France
c. the United States
d. Spain

Yikes! I've never even heard of this one! I'll guess England?

8. The Code Of Hammurabi was:
a. the list of Ancient Egyptian cities
b. the first code of laws written down
c. a list of how to act while at Babylon meal
d. the first great Roman book.

Well, it wasn't necessarily the first written law code. But it was the first big one we know of...

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Posted by Shik (Member # 343) on :
 
1. Ancient Egyptian Djoser was influential in the creation of which of the following:
b. the Step Pyramid

2. Who created the Church of England?
c. Henry VIII

3. Who painted the Impressionist masterpiece called Water Lilies?
a. Claude Monet

4. The revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe was known as:
d. the Renaissance

5. The first Emperor of Rome was:
c. Octavian (Although he's more properly known as Augustus. Given the choices, either this or "Caesar" would've been accepted, as ALL Roman emperors automatically used the "Caesar" honorific. Might've been smarter t'put Julius Caesar instead.)

6. Who the main female character in the Scarlet Letter, Hester Pryrnne, is made to suffer public shame for this:
b. adultry (And that's adultery)

7. The "People's Charter," drafted in 1838, brought about the Chartist Movement in which country?
a. England

8. The Code Of Hammurabi was:
b. the first code of laws written down

I'd've made a great history teacher....

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Posted by Omega (Member # 91) on :
 
Well, now. My world history isn't as good as my US history...

1: Guess: the step pyramid

2: Henry VIII created the church of England when he wanted a divorce from "The Spanish Cow" Catherine of Aragon.

3: Oy, no clue. C?

4: And there was much rejoicing... the Renaisance

5: Poorly worded answers. Caesar was effectively a title, although Julius Caesar is usually who you think of when you hear Caesar. But the first emperor was Octavian (Agustus) Caesar.

6: Adultery (God bless the TLC Great Books festival! )

7: I'd have to say Spain, even though I have no idea what you're talking about...

8: That'd be the first known written code of laws.

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Posted by Fructose (Member # 309) on :
 
Let's see...

1. d
2. c
3. a
4. d
5. c
6. b
7. a
8. b

I majored in chemistry in college, so don't expect too much.

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Ok, where is Sol "smarty pants" System here? We need some more answers....or should I make it easier?

Perhaps a quiz on one subject? American Civil War history? One on the history of crazed right wing lunatics perhaps?

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Posted by Omega (Member # 91) on :
 
Well, the rare species "crazed right-wing lunatic" wasn't recorded well until recently, when the media started using them as an example of what ALL conservatives are like. You might have trouble finding records going back more than a few decades.

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Come now, it was a joke.

Seriously, I'm looking for subjects...and welcome time period suggestions.

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Posted by Sol System (Member # 30) on :
 
I am severely tempted to do an early They Might Be Giants history quiz. What was the name of the band John Linnell played in prior to TMBG? What musical style would they fall under? What did John Flansburgh show John Linnell in high school because he thought he (Linnell) would get it? What is the name and rank of J. Flansburgh's Civil War era ancestor, who has appeared, sort of, in TMBG music videos? For extra credit, briefly outline the careers of James K. Polk or James Ensor.

Unfortunately, I sincerely doubt it would be very popular. Still, don't answer these questions yet, and perhaps I'll try at some future date.

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Posted by Omega (Member # 91) on :
 
How 'bout a quiz on Algore's positions on various policies? 'Course, then you could never count anyone wrong, 'cause at some point, EVERY answer would have been right...

Scientific history, perhaps?

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
*sings* "In 1844, the Democrats were spliiiiit...!"

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Posted by Aethelwer (Member # 36) on :
 
"...the three nominees for the presidential candidaaaate..."

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Ok, apparently far too easy....I declare you all weiners!

The next shall be harder quoth the Raven.....

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
Weiners? Hm... If we were Wieners, that might be okay. I understand Vienna is a nice place. But weiners? Never touch the stuff...

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Posted by Aethelwer (Member # 36) on :
 
Mehr deutschen Witze von TSN...

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
A take off on winners....weeeeners. Gee.

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
Yes, I got the joke. But you misspelled it. "Wiener" comes from "Wien", the German name for Vienna. Hence, if we were wieners, we could be Wieners, people from Vienna. But you said "weiners". "Wein" is the German word for wine, meaning that "weiner" could quite easily be construed to mean "wino".

At least Frank understood it... *L*

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Anal retentive, party of one, your table is ready.

I do not spell well, it is my achilles heel as it were. Normally I have dictonary.com up...but I didn't this time. Nor do I speak German.

I beg forgiveness for my shortcomings.

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
Wow. Some people just don't take a joke well, I guess...

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Posted by Jay the Obscure (Member # 19) on :
 
Oh, that was a joke...well *LOL*

I just I got too Southern there...you have impuned my honor sir! I challenge you to a duel!

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Posted by TSN (Member # 31) on :
 
*Homerspeak* "Why, oh why did I have to challenge a guy who says 'Suh'?!" :-)

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