1820s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1820s?
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Last updated: January 7, 2020
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Whose ninth and final symphony premiered in Vienna?
Ludwig van Beethoven
What revolutionary leader helped Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia achieve independence?
Simón Bolívar
What canal connected the Hudson River to the Great Lakes?
Erie Canal
The "Stockton and Darlington", opened in 1825, was the first of its kind and was one
of the most momentous innovations of the 19th century. What was it?
What country, originally called New Holland, gained its current name?
Who was re-elected as President of the United States, running essentially unopposed?
James Monroe
What libertine English poet died of fever fighting for Greek independence?
Lord Byron
What huge land mass was finally discovered in 1820?
What city did London overtake to become the most populous in the world?
What did Jean-François Champollion use to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs?
The Rosetta Stone
Who died of stomach cancer, or perhaps arsenic poisoning,
on the island of St. Helena?
Napoleon Bonaparte
What agreement added two new states to the U.S. and prohibited the expansion of
slavery north of the 36°30′ parallel?
Missouri Compromise
What type of people were, for the first time in 157 years, allowed to serve
in the British Parliament?
In what modern-day country was a colony established for freed American slaves?
What empire abolished the Janissaries, who for 463 years had served
as its most elite soldiers?
Ottoman Empire
Who published his comprehensive dictionary of American English?
Noah Webster
What country did the famous conjoined twins Chang and Eng come from?
What armless Greek sculpture was discovered on the island of Melos?
Venus de Milo
What "Ode to a Nightingale" poet died of tuberculosis at the tender age of 25?
John Keats
What metal, the most common in the Earth's crust, was extracted from ore for the
first time? (For decades, it would be more expensive than gold.)
Level 86
Jan 6, 2020
Rough decade to be a poet.
Level 83
Jan 7, 2020
You should accept Peking for Beijing given that this is an 1820s quiz.
Level ∞
Feb 2, 2022
Peking would have worked.
Level 75
Jan 8, 2020
Train for railway?
Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
Yes, please!
Level 90
Nov 5, 2020
I would concur. I tried rail service, train, locomotive, rail line etc. before stumbling on the accepted answer.
Level ∞
Feb 2, 2022
Train will work now.
Level 73
Nov 5, 2020
Would you like to add "irish" as a type in for "catholics" who were banned in British parliament for 157 years? Because the Irish were mostly the ones banned from British parliament for being catholics, weren't they?
Level 90
Nov 5, 2020
There were still plenty of non Irish Catholics in Britain. Especially in the North. The Jacobites (Rebellious Scots who tried to bring back a Catholic king) were almost exclusively Catholic.
Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
Irish Protestants served in Parliament prior to Daniel O'Connell getting elected in 1828.
Level 76
Nov 5, 2020
Schubert's final symphony, nowadays called his ninth, was also written in the 1820's in Vienna. But it was probably not played before 1838. That's a narrow escape!
Level 82
Nov 5, 2020
Dang, *Venus* de Milo! I could picture it and typed in Aphrodite because that was the Greek name for Venus *facepalm*
Level 85
Oct 30, 2021
I know Wikipedia refers to him as "English" but Lord Byron was a Scot. He was born of a Scots mother and grew up in Aberdeen. And, as his poem "Lachin y Gair" demonstrates, he claimed Scotland as home.
Level 71
Sep 24, 2023
Seems to me that if he was born in London to a Scottish mother, spent some early years in Scotland yet grew to adulthood in London, then "British" would describe him very well.
Level 43
Dec 3, 2022
The statue one is a bit too vague for me. I thought it meant the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
Level 68
Oct 19, 2023
That one was famously discovered on the island of... Samothraki.
Level 73
Dec 6, 2022
I really must learn how to spell 'Beethoven'
Level 77
Jul 8, 2023
I guess I need to brush up on my poets--but I won't.