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Cumulative PM-based History Quiz II

Discussion in 'World History' started by Knight-Dragon, Mar 6, 2004.

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  1. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    They tried it on another forum, but it had died away...

    Rules : -

    1) Send your answers to the questioner using a private message. Do not post in the thread.
    2) 10 questions - can be specialized or general.
    3) Runs for a period of time, as decided by questioner.
    4) Will announce points won by each challenger in thread.
    5) Will announce answers at end of round - arguments over answers can take place now.
    6) Highest scorer gets to set the next round of questions, and cycle is repeated.
    7) No research fr Net or books or other - to make it more challenging.
    8) No publishing of names if didn't manage to get any answers correct.
    9) Poster who won prev round and prepared quiz, need not prepare quiz again if he wins again in the round after his prepared quiz - so as not to turn quiz into a 2 persons affair.
    10) In the event of a tie at the top, questioner to decide who gets to do next quiz.

    :)

    First round on me...

    First thread
     
  2. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    I apologize for my lagging a bit behind, but here is finally my a quiz. I have tried to make it not too hard, since I was a bit disappointed with only 4 entries last time.
    So don't be shy, and good luck!

    1.Who is this and what was he called?


    2.What important invention is usually attributed to Cai Lun?

    3.What is the witch of Agnesi, and how did it get its name?

    4.What was the Ludlow massacre?

    5.What is this?


    6.Which composer wrote a cantata lamenting his dead canary bird?

    7.What does it mean to dance the Paddington frisk?

    8.What event is described here?
    9.Denmark was also a colonial power. One of its most well-known colonies was Trankebar. What was the geographical location of that colony?

    10.According to Lynn White, which invention created the feudal system?

    11.What event is depicted here?


    12.According to legend, how did the painter Zeuxis die?

    13.Which people is described here?
    14.What was the world's first computer game? NB: Be aware that many sources are mistaken about this one.

    15.What is the origin to the saying "cobbler stick to your last"("sutor ultra crepidam")?

    16. What sort of book is Guanzi?

    17. Who wrote this:
    18. Whose coat of arms is this?


    19.What was the Lunar society?

    20.What is sedina stercoraria ?

    21.Where was the famous explorer Maurycy Beniowsky (Moric Benovsky) appointed king?

    22.I suppose everybody knows the name of this painting and who made it, as well as the two persons in the middle.
    But do you also know who is in the lower left part of it, with his head encircled with red?



    The limit for entries will be Friday 16.00 CET
     
  3. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    First try.
    YNCS - 8
    That's the spirit! :thumbsup:
     
  4. privatehudson

    privatehudson The Ultimate Badass

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    Well there's a first, I can't even take an educated guess at any of those. It looks to be a good quiz though :)
     
  5. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Last news, a very impressive effort from Rambuchan; 15.5! :hatsoff: :goodjob:
    Which leaves us with this scoreboard:
    Rambuchan 15.5
    YNCS 8
    I really hope my friend Rambuchan didn't kill the competion with this tour de force... :lol:
     
  6. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Ignore this post.
     
  7. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Ciceronian joins the list with a good 6p. But he is the only one so far to identify the gentleman in the last question! :hatsoff:
    I feel I have to clarify question 14. I didn't ask for the first distributed computer game, but the first ever to be run on a computer. The one I have in mind predates Spacewar by years. It might be that this question is more difficult than I thought, and if that is the case I apologize, but I just found it so fitting on a computer gaming forum... :D
     
  8. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Wow! Well done to Ciceronian! I had no idea who that was in the red circle. Very difficult to find out too!
     
  9. Ciceronian

    Ciceronian Latin Scholar

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    Didn't think that question was difficult somehow. I thought it is obvious enough by the fact that he stands out with his turban. Now who was the most respected Arab intellectual in Western Europe during the Middle Ages? And besides that, I had once read a caption naming all of the people in the picture a while ago.
     
  10. privatehudson

    privatehudson The Ultimate Badass

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    I've never seen it before in my life.
     
  11. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Yes I was embarassed by Luc's assumption we would all know the painting. I didn't :(.
     
  12. privatehudson

    privatehudson The Ultimate Badass

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    Well at least you knew some answers :blush:
     
  13. YNCS

    YNCS Ex-bubblehead

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    PH, can't you figure out what part of the anatomy this piece of armor is supposed to protect?

     
  14. Adler17

    Adler17 Prussian Feldmarschall

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    Isn´t that not a bit too obvious for a male knight ;)?

    Adler
     
  15. privatehudson

    privatehudson The Ultimate Badass

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    In my experience answers aren't usually that obvious so I'm not taking a guess at one question and getting no points :p
     
  16. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    I humbly apologize for this, it was not my intention to be haughty. :sad:
    I just have a very high opinion about people's cultivation and knowledge on this board, and this painting is indeed quite famous, as is the painter.

    This one turned out to be tricky, I understand, and one of the reasons seems to be that people are assuming that it is something used in the Middle Ages. Well, it is not. Not at all... :mischief:

    By the way, this is one of the few nuts nobody has been able to crack so far. Apart from it also nr.6, 11, 14, 17, and 18 eagerly awaits to be solved.
     
  17. privatehudson

    privatehudson The Ultimate Badass

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    Oh well, I'm not worried too much these days anyway as no-one ever gets my questions, so winning would be rather pointless even if I did know the answers :lol:
     
  18. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Well I guess that this is a good illustration on that some got it and some not.
    Obviously I belong in the latter cathegory when it comes to making historical quizzes. Still only three answers... :sad:
    I will give it another day and if nothing happen then I will call it off on Thursday already.
    Now I could use a drink, and I will let it be strong... :crazyeye:
     
  19. Serutan

    Serutan Eatibus Anythingibus

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    @luceafarul -- I request a clarification on question 14:

    is it the first computer game of any sort (including text only
    games), or the first graphical (ex: Pac Man) game?
     
  20. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Graphical AFAIK.
    But I am no computer expert unfortunately.
     
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