The 70s by RalliP

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
God help America.


Runner(s)-Up:

RautY
The machines are winning


Quiz Description

history quiz about years ending 70-79

Full Results:

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Questions:

What Chilean president was ousted in a 1973 military coup in favor of the US-backed general Augusto Pinochet?

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Salvador Allende

At the end of the 1876 opera series Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle), what valkyrie dies by taking the titular ring into Siegfried's funeral pyre, an act which brings about the Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)?

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Brünnhilde

On Christmas night in 1776, George Washington led a crossing of the Delaware river as part of a successful attack on the British-allied garrison in what city?

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Trenton

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was a pioneering user of what scientific instrument during the 1670s?

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Microscope

Who drove the last Yoshiaki shogun from office in 1573? This person, along with his lieutenants Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, is considered one of the three unifiers of Japan.

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Oda Nobunaga

The 1470s War of Castilian Succession was won by the supporters of what queen (a force that notably included her husband the future king of Aragon)?

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Isabella I

It is written that in 1378, the Muslim iconoclast Muhammad Sa'im al-Dahr was executed for damaging what object?

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The Sphinx (he knocked the nose off)

What Chinese dynasty was created by the Mongol Kublai Khan in 1271? It would collapse in 1368 and be replaced by the Ming dynasty.

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Yuan

In 1177, Pope Alexander III attempted to start a correspondance with what legendary person, supposed to be the ruler of a Christian realm in Asia?

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Prester John

In 1070, the Buddhist king Vijayabaha drove out the Hindu Chola rulers from what island?

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Sri Lanka

What person (whose amusing epithet in fact refers to his poor advisors) became King of England in 978?

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Æthelred (the Unready)

In 874, Ingolfr Arnarson, his wife, and his brother became the first permanent residents on the site of what current capital city?

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Reykjavik

Charlemagne's 778 defeat to a Basque force at Ronceveux Pass (aka Roncesvalles) is the topic of what French epic poem, named for a Frankish commander who perished?

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Song of Roland

The chemist Kallinikos of Heliopolis was, in 672, responsible for the development of what incendiary weapon?

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Greek Fire

570 was the Year of the Elephant, in which a war elephant refused to enter a certain city, sparing it from invasion. What city was spared, and in the same year was the birthplace of an influential person?

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Mecca

In 470, the Gothic king Euric defeated in Brittany an invading force whose leader is known as Riothamus. Riothamus is sometimes considered to be identical to what other figure?

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King Arthur

What person, legendary for taking nine hostages from vassals and foreign realms, is supposed to have become High King of Ireland around 370?

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Niall

On Christmas Day 274, the Emperor Aurelian raised to prominence the cult of what theretofore minor Roman deity, commonly known as _____ Invictus?

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Sol

What Roman Emperor wrote his Meditations while on military campaign during the 170s?

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Marcus Aurelius

What historian wrote The Jewish War in 75, about a war in which he had been a Jewish commander until defecting to the winning side?

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Josephus