Taylor Swift: 1889 by SpencerJ2

Champion(s):

IngramB
Oh shit


Runner(s)-Up:

KonkelT
Kai gwa!


Quiz Description

Inspired by an article by ADST (Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training) that used Taylor Swift's hit album 1989 to introduce readers to the biggest foreign policy events of 1989, here's a quiz that uses TSwift's lyrics (from 1989 and from her other albums) to give you some clues about some major historical events in 1889.

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Questions:

On April 22nd, thousands of settlers rushed into fill in the blank spaces (formerly Indian territory) of what is now this US state.

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Oklahoma

This now-iconic structure and tourist attraction was completed, but haters were gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate -- artists protesting its construction called it "useless and monstrous".

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The Eiffel Tower

For years they've been reporting about the market crashing down and coming back every time -- this newspaper ran its first issue on July 8th.

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The Wall Street Journal

Vincent Van Gogh painted this famous work, whose fantastic swirls and colors probably appear in your wildest dreams.

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The Starry Night

We knew he was trouble when he walked in -- this infamous figure was born in the spring of 1889.

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Adolf Hitler

They were so young and on the road to ruin -- what mysterious incident claimed the lives of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera, and eventually led to the instability that would spark the First World War?

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The Mayerling Incident

Not a Taylor Swift lyric or song title, but TSwift has starred in a few commercials for this quintessentially American multinational company, first incorporated on January 15, 1889.

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The Coca-Cola Company

You know they love the players, and you love the games. What entertainment company was founded in Japan in 1889?

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Nintendo

On November 15th, Deodoro da Fonseca declared that Emperor Pedro II and this country were never, ever, ever, ever getting back together.

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Brazil

Welcome to the US, it's been waiting for you -- name at least two of the four states that were admitted to the Union in 1889.

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South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Washington

Investigative journalist Nellie Bly flew (well, sailed on steamships) to places she'd never been when she broke the world record for what?

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Circumnavigating the globe

There was a lot of bad blood between the German, British, and US navies as they engaged in a standoff off the coast of what South Pacific island chain?

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Samoa/Samoan Islands