1750s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1750s?
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Last updated: February 3, 2022
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What composer died in Leipzig, leaving his "The Art of Fugue" unfinished?
J. S. Bach
What company began its 101 year rule over most of India?
British East India
Company
What type of book was first published by Denis Diderot and others in France?
Encyclopedia
What type of book was first published by Samuel Johnson in England?
Dictionary
Who reportedly performed experiments involving a kite and electricity?
Benjamin Franklin
In what city did Casanova escape from prison after being arrested for affronts to
religion and common decency?
Venice
What European capital was almost completely destroyed by an 8.5 earthquake,
tsunami, and fire?
Lisbon
What scientific name for the human species was coined by Carl Linnaeus?
Homo sapiens
What comet appeared as predicted in 1758, seventy-six years after its previous visit?
Halley's Comet
What future leader married Martha Dandridge Custis?
George Washington
Who wrote "Candide"?
Voltaire
What brand of beer was brewed for the first time in Dublin?
Guinness
What city was founded at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela,
and Ohio rivers?
Pittsburgh
What group of French settlers were expelled from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick?
(many of them would later settle in Louisiana)
Acadians
What modern calendar replaced the Julian calendar in Great Britain, skipping
the date forward 11 days?
Gregorian Calendar
Into what dungeon did the Nawab of Bengal throw 64 British prisoners,
most of whom died of suffocation?
The Black Hole
of Calcutta
What was Thomas Chippendale famous for designing?
Furniture
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Level 81
Feb 4, 2022
I think you should allow Kolkata as that is the accepted form of that city on jet punk even if it was Calcutta at the time of this event.
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Level 84
Feb 4, 2022
It must have been fixed, it worked for me.
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Level 70
Feb 4, 2022
As a Pennsylvanian, it's quite satisfying to see a quiz where Pittsburgh needs a h.
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Level 85
Feb 4, 2022
A reminder that there are some Chippendales that it is OK to display around your house.
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Level 76
Feb 6, 2022
Is there going to be a series for these historical decade quizzes to be linked into?
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Level 71
Feb 10, 2022
Probably this one: https://www.jetpunk.com/series/history-by-decade
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Level 66
Mar 21, 2022
Accept "encyclopaedia"?