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New Cumulative General History Quiz III

Discussion in 'World History' started by Steph, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. sydhe

    sydhe King of Kongs

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    Not Geneva. Thetrooper is on the right track.
     
  2. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    You are right, as it surely is Augsburg, Germany which was founded by him.
    Pic 4 is Jakob Fugger and I think #5 is Rudolf Diesel.

    I agree.:)
     
  3. sydhe

    sydhe King of Kongs

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    luceafarul gets it.

    The shield of Augsburg displays a pinecone as a symbol of fertility and immortality and because it looks cool. Augsburg was founded during the reign of Augustus as Augusta Vindelicorum and is still named for him. The League of Augsburg was founded to oppose Louis XIV and one of his wars is variously known as the Nine Years War (because it actually lasted 10 years?), the War of the Grand Alliance, and the War of the League of Augsburg. Jacob Fugger's financial empire was centered in Augsburg, and that's where Rudolf Diesel perfected his engine. The Peace of Augsburg was the treaty which established that the religion of a German state would be that of its ruler and allowed people to freely travel to a state of the proper religion.
     
  4. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Even I can shine at the rare occasion...:D

    Too bad only that it had some fatal deficiencies (Thirty Years' War, anyone?)...
    I will try to put up some fancy pictures tomorrow, right now I am too full of an excellent Argentinian bonarda.
     
  5. thetrooper

    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    :wallbash:

    Where have my deductive powers gone?

    :sad:
     
  6. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    One day overdue, but as compensation, quite an easy one.
    I also want the name of a place.









     
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    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    Well, the first pic is Pericles and the last is the lovely Dido. And Pegasus on the coin of course.

    Q: about the coins, are they supposed to be on opposite sides of the same coin?
     
  8. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Troy?
    The coin as the inscription Troia
    Dido is the founder of Carthage, where she offered asylum to Aeneas and his men, who have recently escaped from Troy.
    I suspect the man is Heinrich Schliemann, the archeologist who discovered Troy, although he looks older than on the picture I know of him.
     
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    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    Maybe you just said it - Carthage?
     
  10. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    It's not easy to tell, as some hints can point to both...
     
  11. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    The answer is indeed Carthage, so
    thetrooper gets it, probably he has already rediscovered those powers of deduction then...
    The pics are:
    #1. Hamilcar Barca, father of the famous Hannibal and the conqueror of large parts of Iberia.
    #2. Carthaginian coinage from the First Punic War.My sources do not tell if it is the same coin or two different ones.
    #3. Scipio destroys Carthage, a storybook illustration, the final of the Third Punic War, a great perfidity even measured by the standards of the Roman oligarchy.
    #4. Gustave Flaubert (shame on Steph not to recognize him!), among whose novels are Salammbo, which is about the mercenary revolt in Carthage in the third century BC. It is quite an unfair and biased description of Carthage, but it is nevertheless Flaubert, and I personally think only a handful of novelists can be measured up against him.
    #5 is as troopers already noticed, the lovely Dido. Dido was the name used by Latin writers for the founder of Carthage, queen Elishat(Elissa).
    So my most excellent compatriot is up next.
     
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    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    I feel that I do not deserve this. Steph mentioned Carthage first and I missed completely on the first pic; Pericles - Hamilcar Barca. :shake:

    Steph, do you want to go?
     
  13. Steph

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    Well, your coin has clearly written Troia on it, so I thought it could be Troy.
    I was so sure of Troy because of the coin that I absolutly wanted him to be Schliemann, although he didn't look like him :blush:

    I will try to make one...
     
  14. Steph

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    These are the riddles that will give you the initial hints to find a battle.

    1) I'm a city that was once the capital of a migthy empire, which was split in 3 a the death of the emperor who is burried in my cathedral.

    2) On a horse I thought, with a spear in my hand, and a chapska on my head

    3) A submarine has been named in my honnor


    4) I was killed in a battle opposing my army to Montecucculi's

    5) Contrary to popular belief(i.e. movie), I didn't shelter the McLeod, but the MacKenzie


    6) I followed Wittiza, but only for a short time, before the invaders from the other side of the sea came and invade my country.

    7) I am the only foreign head of state who has been elected an "Immortel" (in French).

    8) Here the British were defeated and wiped out in 1879

    9) Two battles happened here. The first saw the end of an order, the second was nammed after the first to get revenge more than 500 years later.

    10) Discovered by Abel Janszoon Tasman, only the province I'm named after interest you.
     
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    sydhe King of Kongs

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    I think 1 is Aachen
    9 is definitely Tannenberg
     
  16. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    The place whose name i could never remember, but starts with a "U", where the brits were defeated by the zulu ?
     
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    3) Surcouf, you can read that off the base of the statue. :p
     
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    5) The Highlander movies? :lol:

    >> Edinburgh perhaps?
     
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    These two are correct
     
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    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    It is a Brits defeat against Zulu, but it doesn't start with a U
     
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