1800s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the decade of 1800–1809?
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Last updated: January 6, 2020
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Who was crowned emperor of France?
Napoleon Bonaparte
What major sea battle did Britain win off the coast of Spain?
Battle of Trafalgar
What British admiral lost his life at that battle?
Horatio Nelson
What loose-knit Germanic empire was dissolved after more than 800 years of existence?
Holy Roman Empire
What country became independent from France following a slave revolt?
What huge tract of land did the U.S. purchase from France?
Louisiana Territory
Who was the President of the U.S. that made that purchase?
Thomas Jefferson
What duo explored that purchase, eventually reaching the Pacific Coast?
Lewis and Clark
What modern-day country became a Dutch colony following the dissolution of the
Dutch East India company?
What asteroid, the largest in the solar system, was discovered in 1801 and
initially classified as a planet?
Who did Aaron Burr shoot and kill in a duel?
Alexander Hamilton
What were Parisian women legally barred from wearing, after the passage of a law
in 1800 that would not be repealed until 2013?
Trousers /
Men's Clothes
What holiday in honor of a Scottish poet was celebrated for the first time?
Burns Night
What northern country did Russia annex, keeping it until 1917?
What three cities on the Barbary Coast of Africa did the U.S. attack in an
effort to root out piracy? (Name any of the three)
Tripoli, Algiers,
and Tunis
What African city did the English capture from the Dutch?
Cape Town
What invention did Robert Fulton debut on the Hudson River?
What dynasty came to power in Vietnam?
(Hint: Today it is the most common Vietnamese family name)
What drug was synthesized from the poppy, and named after the Greek god of dreams?
What round number did the Earth's population exceed for the first time?
One Billion
Level 82
Jan 6, 2020
Can you accept also steamer and steamship?
Level ∞
Jan 6, 2020
Level 84
Feb 28, 2020
Listening to my mother-in-law reminisce about her childhood prepared me well for this quiz.
Level 52
Dec 19, 2020
Eh, listening to Uncle Ezra yapping prepared me for the 20 BC Decade Quiz. Too bad there isn't one.
Level 76
Mar 5, 2020
As a Finn I must comment the question about "northern country annexed by Russia": Finland didn't actually exist as a country that time. Technically Russia annexed an eastern county of Sweden, normally referred as "Eastland". The idea of a nation or country named Finland was only created sometimes after 1850.
Level 68
Nov 19, 2020
Wow, really bad mistake here! Morphine was actually named for the dude from The Matrix. You're better than that, Quizmaster.
Level 90
Nov 19, 2020
The Vietnam question went from really really hard to fairly easy with the clue. I guess that is the purpose of a clue.
Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
Would not accept "slacks"?
Level ∞
Feb 2, 2022
Slacks will work now
Level 57
Apr 15, 2021
I kept typing Lois & Clark... :D
Level ∞
Feb 2, 2022
First time I ever noticed that. I wonder if the creator of Superman did that intentionally.
Level 69
Oct 4, 2021
I'm pretty sure Napoleon III was also an Emperor of France. While the question accepts both people (They have the same name anyway), you should probably acknowledge them both in the question.
Level ∞
Feb 2, 2022
This quiz covers the years 1800–1809.
Level 77
Dec 31, 2022
I typed Taiwan and Formosa three times each before I decided Taiwan must not have become a Dutch colony at this time. Turns out the Dutch only had a limited presence in Taiwan and abandoned the island entirely in 1668.
Level 76
Dec 31, 2022
Probably safe to say that the Industrial Revolution played a factor in the meteoric rise in world population (1 to 8 billion in ~200 years).
Level 72
Dec 31, 2022
Still insane though. From Homo Sapiens to 1809 to reach one billion and from 1810 to 2022 to reach 8 billion. And we've sped up to a billion every 11 years since 1999.
Level 50
Dec 31, 2022
Ceres is not an asteroid, it was classified as a dwarf planet in 2006. It is a part the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, but not an asteroid itself!
Level 59
Jan 3, 2023
I kept wirting Robert Burns and it wouldn't get accepted!
Level 67
Feb 17, 2023
A lot of interesting stuff, like I didn't know about morphine being named after Morpheus that was cool