The 50s by RalliP

Champion(s):

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Runner(s)-Up:

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Quiz Description

History quiz

Full Results:

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1 GoodmanDL 628 98 15
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3 BillPennington 566 91 15
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4 GrahamJ 498 86 15
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8 HortonR 431 75 15
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Questions:

In 1951, Bobby Thomson hit the Shot Heard 'Round The World - a walkoff dinger to "win the pennant" for what National League team?

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New York Giants

A miscommunication involving George Bingham (Earl of Lucan), James Brudenell (Earl of Cardigan), and FitzRoy Somerset (Baron Raglan) resulted in what 1854 military blunder?

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

(L) and (C) in this image are Franco Harris, (R) is a statue of what person, celebrating his 1750s service in the local region.

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George Washington

The settlement that became city was founded in 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck? It was intended as a way-station for ships travelling between the Netherlands and the East Indies.

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Cape Town

In 1557 the French explorer André Thevet described the properties of what plant? His credit for this "discovery" has been shared with compatriot Jean Nicot.

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Tobacco

What polity is supposed to have been established in 1451, with the adoption of the Great Law of Peace by its five constituent nations? The trio credited with this union are Dekanawida, Jigonhsasee, and Hiawatha.

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Iroquois Confederacy

What 1353 literary work depicts a number of people spending most of two weeks entertaining each other in the countryside after fleeing the Black Death?

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Decameron

The end of the Islamic Golden Age is often considered to be 1258, when the Mongol Hulagu Khan besieged and sacked what city?

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Baghdad

What landholder in 1152 annuled their marriage with Louis VII of France (on the grounds that they were third cousins) and then married the future Henry II of England (a second cousin)?

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Eleanor of Aquitaine

What was the sobriquet of Robert _____, the Norman conqueror who became Duke of Apulia in southern Italy in 1058?

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Guiscard

According to legend, the expansion of what empire was started by ʻAhoʻeitu around 950? This empire, which shares its name with a modern country, would include the nearby territories of Fiji, Niue, and Samoa.

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Tonga

Following the 853 Treaty of Prüm, the short-lived kingdom of Middle Francia was split among the three sons of what deceased king? Louis became King of Italy, Charles King of Provence, and this man's namesake son took a kingdom named for himself.

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Lothar

The Byzantine presence in northern Italy (known as the Exarchate of _____) ended in 751, as the namesake capital city was captured by the Lombards.

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Ravenna

What text, which had originated within the previous 50 years, was finalized and had copies distributed during the 650s?

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the Quran

Justinian ordered repairs to what building following the collapse of its dome in a 558 earthquake? It was less than 30 years since Justinian had ordered its original construction.

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Hagia Sophia

In 452, the Hunnic king Attila invaded Italy but stopped short of attacking Rome. His turnaround is often credited to a meeting with what Pope, who met Attila as a diplomat of the Roman Emperor?

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Leo

What cooking ingredient was first created in its common form around 350 in the Gupta Empire? Once changed from its original plant form, it was known as khanda.

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Sugar

What patron saint of France was martyred by beheading in 250, part of the persecution of Christian by the Roman Emperor Decius (249-251)?

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Denis

From 157-158, Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius fought off a rebellion in Dacia, a frontier province that mostly corresponded in territory to what modern-day country?

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Romania

The earliest book of the New Testament is thought to be a letter written by Paul around 52 to a church located in what city, currently the capital of Greek Macedonia?

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Thessaloniki