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Stephen_Hawkins
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12/3/2012 1:53:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Anyone want to take part? Long story short, I'll set up a (closed) debate, with a series of questions on it to do with history. Most are short answers (no more than a few words). Whoever wins (gets all correct first, or gets the most answers correct by tomorrow) gets kudos as a good historian, as well as hosts the next set of questions. Could be entertaining.
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Stephen_Hawkins
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12/3/2012 2:33:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1)Which government was overthrown in the 20th century on Christmas Day?
2)What is Dzielski"s maxim?
3)Which English King did Shakespeare attempt to vindicate and make heroic to remove any taints of usurping that he held?
4)What was the famous banking dynasty in the Renaissance?
5)What country has this flag: http://greendoggoods.com... (Country no longer exists)
6)What country has this flag (Country no longer exists) http://tinyurl.com...
7)Whose poetry did Rudyard Kipling regard as having astronomical importance in Europe, saying it "literally helped to move mountains"
8)What was the role of La Marmora"s distinctive infantry corps? Name required of the corps and their purpose as well.
9)Explain the Venetian Problem.
10)Name the threat to history in the 1980s (and later, arguably still is).

Most of these are quite hard, to see how people cope :) Of these, I knew about 5 beforehand (purely cos I knew the flags off my head, as well as Q3, Q4, and Q10). It'll be quite interesting. At the least, you can peruse the internet for answers. I've tried to make it not a "use wikipedia" kind of quiz though :D

Word of advice: there's a lot of BS on the internet for the answer to Q9, so try not using e.g. something with blogspot in.
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BennyW
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12/5/2012 12:51:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/3/2012 2:33:46 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
1)Which government was overthrown in the 20th century on Christmas Day?
Romania
2)What is Dzielski"s maxim?
He was a Polish political philosopher in the previous question and his Maxim dealt with freedom and limiting the role of government.
3)Which English King did Shakespeare attempt to vindicate and make heroic to remove any taints of usurping that he held?
Henry V, I think this is the easiest
4)What was the famous banking dynasty in the Renaissance?
The Medici
5)What country has this flag: http://greendoggoods.com... (Country no longer exists)
That is the old Libyan flag under their previous government
6)What country has this flag (Country no longer exists) http://tinyurl.com...
I don't know of a country but it is a maritime flag representing disease.
7)Whose poetry did Rudyard Kipling regard as having astronomical importance in Europe, saying it "literally helped to move mountains"
"D'Annunzio's
8)What was the role of La Marmora"s distinctive infantry corps? Name required of the corps and their purpose as well.
Bersaglieri was the name, they are meant to be quick moving and high mobility ubits.
9)Explain the Venetian Problem.
I know I learned about this this before, I think this was the Venetian rebellions that lead to the rise of Mussolini. Of course there could a number of things you could call "a Venetian Problem" they re a very stubborn bunch throughout history.
10)Name the threat to history in the 1980s (and later, arguably still is).

Yea mean Communism? If not you may have to elaborate.
Most of these are quite hard, to see how people cope :) Of these, I knew about 5 beforehand (purely cos I knew the flags off my head, as well as Q3, Q4, and Q10). It'll be quite interesting. At the least, you can peruse the internet for answers. I've tried to make it not a "use wikipedia" kind of quiz though :D

Word of advice: there's a lot of BS on the internet for the answer to Q9, so try not using e.g. something with blogspot in.
If you didn't know some of these yourself where did you come up with the questions?
You didn't build that-Obama
It's pretty lazy to quote things you disagree with, call it stupid and move on, rather than arguing with the person. -000ike
BennyW
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12/5/2012 12:58:06 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/5/2012 12:51:07 AM, BennyW wrote:
At 12/3/2012 2:33:46 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
1)Which government was overthrown in the 20th century on Christmas Day?
Romania
2)What is Dzielski"s maxim?
He was a Polish political philosopher involved in the time mentioned in the previous question and his Maxim dealt with freedom and limiting the role of government.
3)Which English King did Shakespeare attempt to vindicate and make heroic to remove any taints of usurping that he held?
Henry V, I think this is the easiest
4)What was the famous banking dynasty in the Renaissance?
The Medici
5)What country has this flag: http://greendoggoods.com... (Country no longer exists)
That is the old Libyan flag under their previous government
6)What country has this flag (Country no longer exists) http://tinyurl.com...
I don't know of a country but it is a maritime flag representing disease.
7)Whose poetry did Rudyard Kipling regard as having astronomical importance in Europe, saying it "literally helped to move mountains"
"D'Annunzio's
8)What was the role of La Marmora"s distinctive infantry corps? Name required of the corps and their purpose as well.
Bersaglieri was the name, they are meant to be quick moving and high mobility ubits.
9)Explain the Venetian Problem.
I know I learned about this this before, I think this was the Venetian rebellions that lead to the rise of Mussolini. Of course there could a number of things you could call "a Venetian Problem" they re a very stubborn bunch throughout history.
10)Name the threat to history in the 1980s (and later, arguably still is).

Yea mean Communism? If not you may have to elaborate.
Most of these are quite hard, to see how people cope :) Of these, I knew about 5 beforehand (purely cos I knew the flags off my head, as well as Q3, Q4, and Q10). It'll be quite interesting. At the least, you can peruse the internet for answers. I've tried to make it not a "use wikipedia" kind of quiz though :D

Word of advice: there's a lot of BS on the internet for the answer to Q9, so try not using e.g. something with blogspot in.
If you didn't know some of these yourself where did you come up with the questions?
It didn't make sense the way I had it written.
You didn't build that-Obama
It's pretty lazy to quote things you disagree with, call it stupid and move on, rather than arguing with the person. -000ike
Stephen_Hawkins
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12/5/2012 12:44:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/5/2012 12:51:07 AM, BennyW wrote:
At 12/3/2012 2:33:46 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
1)Which government was overthrown in the 20th century on Christmas Day?
Romania
2)What is Dzielski"s maxim?
He was a Polish political philosopher in the previous question and his Maxim dealt with freedom and limiting the role of government.

(quote needed for an answer)

3)Which English King did Shakespeare attempt to vindicate and make heroic to remove any taints of usurping that he held?
Henry V, I think this is the easiest
4)What was the famous banking dynasty in the Renaissance?
The Medici
5)What country has this flag: http://greendoggoods.com... (Country no longer exists)

Should make it fair: I mean the country entirely does not exist, not just has a new flag.

That is the old Libyan flag under their previous government
6)What country has this flag (Country no longer exists) http://tinyurl.com...
I don't know of a country but it is a maritime flag representing disease.
7)Whose poetry did Rudyard Kipling regard as having astronomical importance in Europe, saying it "literally helped to move mountains"
"D'Annunzio's
8)What was the role of La Marmora"s distinctive infantry corps? Name required of the corps and their purpose as well.
Bersaglieri was the name, they are meant to be quick moving and high mobility ubits.
9)Explain the Venetian Problem.
I know I learned about this this before, I think this was the Venetian rebellions that lead to the rise of Mussolini. Of course there could a number of things you could call "a Venetian Problem" they re a very stubborn bunch throughout history.

It's known by all historians as "The Venetian Problem". Not just a problem of Venice. For example, a Venetian problem is how the district has incorporated parts of Tirol which is German, and the border is artificial. Another Venetian problem in history is the problem of usury they had in the 16th century, according to the contemporaries who of course were against it. I mean The Venetian Problem proper.

10)Name the threat to history in the 1980s (and later, arguably still is).

Yea mean Communism? If not you may have to elaborate.

Communism a) Came about historically in the 1850s, and many great historians used Marxist analysis to analyse history, such as E.L.Thompson analysing the history of the 1790s to 1810s Britain and the working class. b) It was a great addition to historical analysis, and you'll be hard pressed to find a serious historian to disagree. and c) No. It's something to do with history as a subject, not a threat in history, but a threat to history. I've only but "arguably" because there might be some people following the tradition of Elton who'd be claiming it is no threat. They'd be wrong, but they do exist.

If you didn't know some of these yourself where did you come up with the questions?

I meant without having to go through notes :)

Also, 5/10. I've explained a few wrong answers to make it easier to answer in future, but I'm not going to say which are right and which are wrong to all of them so that it's still up for grabs to try and get more points.
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