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warglory
11/4/07 12:45:07PM
Inspired by Svartorm's own thread, I am creating a history trivia thread for everyone to ask questions on so I don't have to hijack Svartorm's. Anyone can give questions and answers. I will keep track of correct answers in the first page to see who accumulates the highest answer value. Once a question has been answered, it won't count for points any longer.

And as always NO CHEATING! This is a knowledge game, please don't google or wiki your answers.

I will get things started:

1. What was the approx. death toll of the American Civil War? (This number is disputed, so please narrow it down to the one hundred thousandth) - 600,000+

2. What Eastern society is proposed to have discovered and documented America before Columbus? (This is purely theoretical, so you probably wont know it from text books)

3. What are the origins of American neo-conservatism?

4. Iraq is historically important because it is the site of the earliest civilizations, name the first of these societies. - Sumerians

5. The term to describe the fast, brutal assault at the hands of the Germans during World War II. - Blitzkrieg

6. Where did Greco-Roman wrestling get its start? - France

PLAYER SCORE

cowcatcher - 3 Pts
Svartorm - 2 Pts
ko-kbo130 - 2 Pts
roadwarrior - 1 Pt
roadking95th - 1 Pt
tuvok500 - 1 Pt
loller90278 - 1 Pt
tuvok500
11/4/07 1:04:36PM
i have emailed my answers !!

not sure if i was supposed to reply on the post so i played safe !!



warglory
11/4/07 1:22:10PM
This is a public answer thread so you can post your answers on the thread as well.
warglory
11/4/07 1:27:32PM
Tuvok, I'll just post your answers you sent me, and reply to them.


1- 5300000 deaths

2-the viking

3-war with the communist ( russian )

4-neanderthal

5-blitzkrieg

6-rome

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You got #5 correct, the rest are incorrect.
warglory
11/4/07 1:35:20PM
Hotrodttt's answers:

1. 250,000
2. Leif Erickson with Iceland
3.
4. Babylon
5.
6. In Greece for the 1st Olympics

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All incorrect
tuvok500
11/4/07 1:47:31PM

Posted by warglory

Tuvok, I'll just post your answers you sent me, and reply to them.


1- 5300000 deaths

2-the viking

3-war with the communist ( russian )

4-neanderthal

5-blitzkrieg

6-rome

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You got #5 correct, the rest are incorrect.



the viking is not correct ??

warglory
11/4/07 1:49:13PM
Nope, read the question carefully.
tuvok500
11/4/07 1:52:23PM
question 2 : the scandinavian ???



hotrodttt
11/4/07 1:55:01PM
Dude Leif Erickson was a Viking and Babylon was an ancient civilization where Iraq was
warglory
11/4/07 2:15:09PM

Posted by hotrodttt

Dude Leif Erickson was a Viking and Babylon was an ancient civilization where Iraq was



Right, but the Vikings is not the answer I am looking for, and Babylon was not the first. Though you are correct on both counts.
warglory
11/4/07 2:16:44PM

Posted by tuvok500

question 2 : the scandinavian ???






No sir, keep tryin!
Svartorm
11/4/07 3:37:24PM
1. Not sure offhand, but I'll guess 800,000

2. The Phonicians.

3. I want to say the Reagan Administration, but thats probably not entirely correct.

4. The Sumerians?

5. Blitzkrieg

6. Not sure. I know it was used in Rome as a workout at bathhouses, but not sure when it was first used.
Svartorm
11/4/07 3:40:49PM
I'm fairly certain I got a few of those, so I'll asks a few questions now.

Name the US President who said the following quotes:

7. "Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't"

8. "Find out what kind of whisky he drinks, and I'll buy a barrel for all of my generals." (Bonus point if you know who the president was talking about)

9. "Madam, each morning I cough up enough blood to fill that bonnet you wear."
ohiostate1016
11/4/07 4:43:35PM
1. 65,000
2. The Vikings (Leif Erikson)
3. dk
4. dk
5. genocide
6. Greece
warglory
11/4/07 5:47:18PM

Posted by Svartorm

1. Not sure offhand, but I'll guess 800,000

2. The Phonicians.

3. I want to say the Reagan Administration, but thats probably not entirely correct.

4. The Sumerians?

5. Blitzkrieg

6. Not sure. I know it was used in Rome as a workout at bathhouses, but not sure when it was first used.



You got number 4 and 5 correct, but since number 5 was already answered, you will get 1 pt. Also, to give a hint, original neo-cons drastically changed their position on the political spectrum when Reagan came to power, so you are on to something.
warglory
11/4/07 5:49:18PM

Posted by ohiostate1016

1. 65,000
2. The Vikings (Leif Erikson)
3. dk
4. dk
5. genocide
6. Greece



Nopers
scoozna
11/4/07 6:01:32PM
1. 400,000

3. The writings of Willaim F. Buckley (?)
ohiostate1016
11/4/07 6:57:51PM
OK, I consulted my resident history buff (my dad), and I have the right answers now.

1. 620K

2. The Israelites

3. Not exactly sure what ur looking for, but it started after WWII and was influenced by the ideas of the New Deal...so I'll say FDR

6. Found this out from my bro: 19th century in France.
warglory
11/4/07 7:26:22PM

Posted by ohiostate1016

OK, I consulted my resident history buff (my dad), and I have the right answers now.

1. 620K

2. The Israelites

3. Not exactly sure what ur looking for, but it started after WWII and was influenced by the ideas of the New Deal...so I'll say FDR

6. Found this out from my bro: 19th century in France.



First one is correct and the sixth one is correct. You needed help though bro!
warglory
11/4/07 7:36:11PM

Posted by scoozna

1. 400,000

3. The writings of Willaim F. Buckley (?)



William Buckley is a libertarian/traditional republican. Neo-conservatism is a strong counterpoint to traditional republican ideology which tended to be more isolationist in nature.

warglory
11/4/07 8:00:07PM
Alright, I will give the answers to 2 and 3.

2. The Chinese are theorized to have discovered the Americas (and a large part of the world) in a huge national undertaking to explore and map the world around 1421, which is well before Columbus. There is quite a bit of physical evidence to support this claim, which has been culminated in the book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World. Here are some links:

BBC Article

http://www.1421.tv/the_book.asp

The theory doesn't have popular support, but what new theory does?

3. Neo-conservatism got its most prominent start amongst 1960's ultra-left wingers who denounced popular post-Vietnam anti-war sentiment. Most liberals in this era considered international intervention an incredibly bad idea based on the fallout of Vietnam (traditional republicans supported this ideology as well), but neo-cons considered democracy an inherent right to all of those in the world and should be spread, by force if necessary. NeoCons consisted of a small sect of collegiate level students and professors who disagreed with their liberal brethren. Once Reagan came to power, these ultra-left wingers sided with the Reagan administration who proposed an imaginative, non-practical approach to spreading democracy throughout the world. Neocons have been considered Republicans since then.

I brought this up because it is probably one of the most ironic pieces of American history I have come across.
jdubs
11/4/07 9:37:42PM

Posted by warglory

Hotrodttt's answers:

1. 250,000
2. Leif Erickson with Iceland
3.
4. Babylon
5.
6. In Greece for the 1st Olympics

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All incorrect



i would have said babylon as well, i think it is correct
warglory
11/4/07 9:42:01PM

Posted by jdubs


Posted by warglory

Hotrodttt's answers:

1. 250,000
2. Leif Erickson with Iceland
3.
4. Babylon
5.
6. In Greece for the 1st Olympics

-------------------------------

All incorrect



i would have said babylon as well, i think it is correct



Nope, it was the Sumerians.
madmarck
11/5/07 1:17:09PM

Posted by warglory

Hotrodttt's answers:

1. 250,000
2. Leif Erickson with Iceland
3.
4. Babylon
5.
6. In Greece for the 1st Olympics

-------------------------------

All incorrect



Leif Erickson with ICELAND!!!!!!
Thats in Europe.
Leif did Land in Newfoundland and Labrador (or Eric the Red i dont remember).
But cmon man ICELand.
And it is not a theory there is a archeolicgial site in my province
L'Anse aux Meadows
jdubs
11/5/07 6:36:10PM

Posted by warglory


Posted by jdubs


Posted by warglory

Hotrodttt's answers:

1. 250,000
2. Leif Erickson with Iceland
3.
4. Babylon
5.
6. In Greece for the 1st Olympics

-------------------------------

All incorrect



i would have said babylon as well, i think it is correct



Nope, it was the Sumerians.



yea ok, it just hit me... and we went over this in class like 2 weeks ago

but sumerians lived in the ancient city of babylon, right, so babylonians could be a valid answer ??? haha ok ill shut up
loller90278
11/6/07 2:23:23AM

Posted by Svartorm

I'm fairly certain I got a few of those, so I'll asks a few questions now.

Name the US President who said the following quotes:

7. "Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't"

8. "Find out what kind of whisky he drinks, and I'll buy a barrel for all of my generals." (Bonus point if you know who the president was talking about)

9. "Madam, each morning I cough up enough blood to fill that bonnet you wear."



#8.. was it abe lincoln about that one general that was infamous for...ffs i cant remember what they called it... something ribbons? where he twisted up the train tracks and burned all the houses and stuff. i want to say general lee but i know it would be wrong... i think the story went as the other generals were angry about the general cuz all he did was drink, but he was one helluva general so lincoln said that witty line.

general patton? no.
lee? maybe
blah
jackson? no?
Svartorm
11/6/07 3:08:23AM
Abe Lincoln is correct, and no he wasn't talking about General Lee.
roadking95th
11/6/07 2:03:10PM
Loller if you're refering to the razing(sp?) of Georgia, then it would be Sherman. However, I believe the quote might be refering to Meade. Didn't he have a drinking problem. As far as the quotes, I don't know any of them and am just waiting for some new questions
ko-kbo130
11/6/07 3:44:08PM
i think its either grant or hooker. and your right about sherman destroying the south.
and number 7 i believe is thomas jefferson
loller90278
11/6/07 3:49:47PM
yah SHERMAN! thanks mate.

abe lincoln said it about sherman

god if im wrong i'll look like the stupidest kid evar
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