Two Centuries Ago by FrankensteinP

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
Although the Moon is only one-fourth the size of the Earth, it is further away.


Runner(s)-Up:

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Quiz Description

All about the 19th Century. This one is hard -- I'd be surprised if anyone got all 12 right.

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Questions:

WHAT VERY POPULAR OPERA is an absolute bloodbath, featuring an attempted rape, two suicides, a murder, and an execution? In case you're wondering, none of the leads make it to the end alive.

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Tosca

East of the Iron Curtain, the name Guglielmo Marconi is virtually unknown; instead, WHAT MAN is considered the inventor of radio there First and last names, at least, please.

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Alexander Stepanovich Popov

WHAT UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISION held, in part: "We consider the underlying fallacy of the plaintiff's argument to consist in the assumption that the enforced separation of the two races stamps the colored race with a badge of inferiority. If this be so, it is not by reason of anything found in the act, but solely because the colored race chooses to put that construction upon it."

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Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896)

WHAT NOVEL is framed as a series of letters from Captain Robert Walton to his sister, Margaret Walton Saville? Neither Captain Walton nor his sister play any significant role in the main narrative.

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Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

WHO was the adventurer who mounted two expeditions to Africa, first with Sir Richard Burton and later James Grant, in search of the source of the Nile?

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John Hanning Speke

The British North America Act, 1867, passed on March 29, 1867, and enacted on July 1 of the same year, DID WHAT?

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Created Canada

Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, and Mary Ann Evans all share WHAT IN COMMON?

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They were all writers who took male pseudonyms (John Strange Winter, George Sand, and George Eliot, respectively)

WHAT NAME IS GIVEN to the civil war that ran from 1850-1864, resulted in over twenty million deaths, and was lead by a man who claimed to be the younger brother of Jesus?

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The Taiping Rebellion

This man was the patriarch of a large musical family; despite helping introduce the waltz to Vienna, his most famous composition is a march named after a very-long-lived field marshal and nobleman. Another noted musical figure from Munich shares his last name but is not an actual relation. WHAT IS HIS NAME (First, last, and suffix)?

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Johann Strauss I

WHAT CITY was founded by two competing groups of settlers in 1835 at the mouth of the Yarra River?

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Melbourne, Australia

The 1809 Treaty of Fredrikshamn DID WHAT to the status of Finland?

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Transferred control of Finland from Sweden to Russia

WHAT IS THE NAME of the American adventurer/mercenary who attempted to create two rump states in Mexico (the Republic of Lower California and the Republic of Sonora) before briefly ruling Nicaragua from 1856-1857. He was executed in 1860 and was later played by Ed Harris on film.

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William Walker