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New Cumulative General History Quiz VI

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Cheezy the Wiz

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Procedures :-
1) A asks a question, the rest will try to answer.
2) A must confirm which answer is correct.
3) Person (say B) with confirmed correct answer then asks the next question.
4) A cannot play again until B's turn is over (to prevent the thread turning into a 2 person spam party).
5) Repeat.
6) If person asking question doesn't login to confirm answers within 72 hrs of his question being posted, any one can ask a new question.
7) If no one can answer question within 72 hrs or can't get the right one, questioner can ask again.
8) Preferably no Net or book searches.
9) If answer has been confirmed and the new questioner hasn't set a question in 72 hours, anyone can ask the new question.

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Steph's up, right?
 
About Keroro's question: If it was Cheju jlvfr's comment was correct.
The first western traveler to report it was Fernão Mendes Pinto (as "Ilha dos Ladrões"), who claimed to shipwreck there in 1541 or 1542 (the way he recounts it, it may be a second-hand acount obtained from another portuguese capitan/pirate, but he may also have been the pirate and unwilling to admit it) and published the story of his travels in 1614 - immediately translated and published around Europe, and certainly put to use by the dutch.
The name was used in 16th and 17th century portuguese, spanish and french maps. By the 1600 a few jesuits had visited Korea, and by 1630 one (João Rodrigues) was even working on a book about the history of missions in China, Japan, and Korea - he died before finishing it, with only the part about japan complete.

The name Keroro was thinking about was probably Hendrik Hamel, who stumbled upon (literally, it seems) the island about a century later and gave it another name.
 
Steph's up, right?
I guess he dropped it.
Can it be my turn now????
Legally, yes.
Civ4luvah2484 said:
This is going to be hard. So probably you need to research this on the Internet for the hard parts. (Question, can the ones who give the questions allow other people to research to find the answers???)
There is a researchable quiz (which admittedly seems to have fallen by the wayside recently). Ideally, the cumulative general history quiz would be a simpler affair.
Civ4luvah2484 said:
Give me a list that contains the 30 largest empires in the world. Also give me the years that each empire lasted & each of the empires' first emperor.
There is disagreement over what constitutes an empire. If you're going to make this your question - and I advise against it - you should probably do that.
Civ4luvah2484 said:
Example: Austro-Hungary (1867-1918), Franz Joseph I
Why is that different than the previous Habsburg state? :crazyeye:
 
Since you asked for a list containing the 30 largest, but did not limit it to only the 30 largest (such as by asking for a list "of the 30 largest" rather than "containing the 30 largest"), you may end up with people listing 40, 50, 100, 200 empires figuring that the 30 largest would end up included.
 
I guess he dropped it.

Legally, yes.

There is a researchable quiz (which admittedly seems to have fallen by the wayside recently). Ideally, the cumulative general history quiz would be a simpler affair.

There is disagreement over what constitutes an empire. If you're going to make this your question - and I advise against it - you should probably do that.

Why is that different than the previous Habsburg state? :crazyeye:
So that means no research. Whatsoever. And also, Austria-Hungary is a dual monarchy formed in 1867. Probably a little different than the Habsburg Empire. Or probably just the name.

Since you asked for a list containing the 30 largest, but did not limit it to only the 30 largest (such as by asking for a list "of the 30 largest" rather than "containing the 30 largest"), you may end up with people listing 40, 50, 100, 200 empires figuring that the 30 largest would end up included.

Okay, okay. Just only list the 10 largest empires. If anyone still debates on how this question follows the rules, I'll make another one (Can I do that???)

Three largest empires off the top of my head:

British Empire - George V
Mongol Empire - Kublai Khan
Russian Empire - Nikolas II

...someone continue...
Acually the first Mongol emperor is already in front of your nose. Or probably your memory storage dempartments in your brain. Also the same with the Russian Empire. Also the first emperor of the British Empire was much earlier than George IV.
 
Oh, first emperor. I read it as the emperor at the time of its height.

British Empire - Victoria (first to receive title of "Empress" (of India)
Mongol Empire - Genghis Khan
Russian Empire - Peter I, first Tsar of the officially-proclaimed "Russian Empire"
 
Oh, first emperor. I read it as the emperor at the time of its height.

British Empire - Victoria (first to receive title of "Empress" (of India)
Mongol Empire - Genghis Khan
Russian Empire - Peter I, first Tsar of the officially-proclaimed "Russian Empire"

acually Queen Victoria isn't the first empress of the British Empire. It was another famous (if I said it, it would mean that i would give a clue) monarch who was the first emperor/ress of the British Empire
 
I kinda missed the end of the last thread, and the beginning of this...

About Keroro's question: If it was Cheju jlvfr's comment was correct.
The first western traveler to report it was Fernão Mendes Pinto (as "Ilha dos Ladrões"), who claimed to shipwreck there in 1541 or 1542 (the way he recounts it, it may be a second-hand acount obtained from another portuguese capitan/pirate, but he may also have been the pirate and unwilling to admit it) and published the story of his travels in 1614 - immediately translated and published around Europe, and certainly put to use by the dutch.
The name was used in 16th and 17th century portuguese, spanish and french maps. By the 1600 a few jesuits had visited Korea, and by 1630 one (João Rodrigues) was even working on a book about the history of missions in China, Japan, and Korea - he died before finishing it, with only the part about japan complete.

The name Keroro was thinking about was probably Hendrik Hamel, who stumbled upon (literally, it seems) the island about a century later and gave it another name.

The island in question was indeed Cheju, and the captain was Hendrik Hamel. The vessel was the Sparrowhawk (I think it's Sperwer in Dutch). As far as I am aware Korea was a closed Kingdom in the 1600s, and most of the Europeans who arrived were not allowed to leave. Some of Hamel's crew did manage to escape about ten years after getting shipwrecked there and brought a first hand account of Korea to Europe.

I must admit that I haven't come accross João Rodrigues - interesting.

Personally I recon that either Dachs (who named Cheju), Steph (who named Korea), philippe (who got the name of the ship correct - Bravo :clap:) or innonimatu (who named the captain) should be up, but someone seems to have beaten them to it. :lol:
 
The first emperor of Britain was Carausius, although it would be stretching it to call him a British emperor given that he wasn't British. Also, of course, his empire has no historical contiguity with the one over which Victoria reigned.
 
Yeah, it'd kind of like having us name Caranus as the first Macedonian ruler, when he had virtually no connection with Alexander's conquests.
 
Persian: Cyrus the Great. His empire lasted 550-330 BC, although there were revivals later.
Macedonian: Alexander the Great, 336 BC to 309 (death of Alexander's son) or 301 (battle of Ipsus)
Chinese: Became an empire under Shi Huang Ti about 221 BC, and ended as an empire in 1911. Although you could begin this empire with the rise of the Shang Dynasty, or even the Hsia if there really was such a dynasty.
 
Macedonian: Alexander the Great, 336 BC to 309 (death of Alexander's son) or 301 (battle of Ipsus)
I'd actually put the end at the Peace of the Dynasts in 311 BC(E).
 
Persian: Cyrus the Great. His empire lasted 550-330 BC, although there were revivals later.
Macedonian: Alexander the Great, 336 BC to 309 (death of Alexander's son) or 301 (battle of Ipsus)
Chinese: Became an empire under Shi Huang Ti about 221 BC, and ended as an empire in 1911. Although you could begin this empire with the rise of the Shang Dynasty, or even the Hsia if there really was such a dynasty.

Wrong. Wrong. and Wrong. C'mon, we already had the first 3 largest empires. Just indicate what rank is the empire.

CLUE: All the top 10 largest empires have their start in the medieval ages.
 
China should definitely be in top 10. Probably not as early as Shi Huangdi, but certainly during 17-19th centuries.
 
I have the feeling we will never be able to solve this. We must render ourselves at a loss, not even the combined knowledge of plotinus, sydhe, dachs and cheezy are no match for the unwavering determination of an 14-year old Filippinno.

I surrender.
 
I have the feeling we will never be able to solve this. We must render ourselves at a loss, not even the combined knowledge of plotinus, sydhe, dachs and cheezy are no match for the unwavering determination of an 14-year old Filippinno.

I surrender.

First of all, I'm 13 years old. NOT 14. Second, you spelled "Filipino" wrong. And third, does this mean that anyone is now free to ask a question or is it still my turn? 'Coz if no one can answer my question, I will give the list of the 30 largest empires, just for reference.
 
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