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Ancient History - Tile Select

Try to select all the titles which belong in these ancient history categories.
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Last updated: June 1, 2021
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First submittedJune 1, 2021
Times taken16,827
Average score78.3%
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Question 1 of 5
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Things that existed in the year 1 A.D.
Long division
Gunpowder
Stonehenge
Steel
Woolly Mammoths
The Panama Canal
Buddhism
The Great Pyramid
Thoroughbred horses
Airplanes
Wheels
Written language
YES
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Question 2 of 5
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Cities that existed in the year 1 A.D.
Jerusalem
Edinburgh
Cape Town
Berlin
Chicago
Rome
Varanasi
Beijing
Antioch
Havana
Hong Kong
Damascus
YES
NO
Question 3 of 5
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People born before 1 A.D.
Queen Elizabeth I
Martin Luther
Socrates
Tutankhamun
Zoroaster
Louis XIV
Genghis Khan
Confucius
Muhammad
Charlemagne
Alexander the Great
Cyrus the Great
YES
NO
Question 4 of 5
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Civilizations in the Middle East and Near East
Phoenicians
Hussars
Numidians
Babylonians
Sumerians
Saxons
Assyrians
Ojibwe
Uyghurs
Hittites
Philistines
Hessians
YES
NO
Question 5 of 5
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Roman emperors
Trajan
Crassus
David
Cicero
Augustus
Copernicus
Seneca
Tiberius
Nero
Diocletian
Constantine
Pompey
YES
NO
29 Comments
+9
Level 93
Jun 2, 2021
Probably a quibble, but it should be AD 1—not 1 AD.

Okay, it's totally a quibble.

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Level 85
Jun 2, 2021
I've never seen it written that way. Should I also be writing AD 2021, or is this unique to 1 AD?
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Level 36
Jun 18, 2021
Its true. AD means Anno Domini, Latin for in the year of the Lord. Written out like that, it makes sense to place the AD before the year, because it translates to, for example, in the year of the Lord 2021. If you write it after, it becomes 2021 in the year of the Lord, and that doesn't make sense in English.

Technically, the AD should be before the year. In reality, no one cares anymore.

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Level 67
May 26, 2023
Solution: Use CE- Common Era
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2024
but "anno domini" is not english
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Level 74
Jun 2, 2021
"Traditionally 'A.D.' was placed before the year number and 'B.C.' after, but many people now prefer to put both abbreviations after the numbers."

--WSU

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Level 74
Jun 4, 2021
I'm a history teacher and was absolutely gutted not to get 100%. Until I realised I misread the AD 1 question as born AFTER. Haha, got them all wrong....
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Level 22
Dec 21, 2022
It happens, I am a huge history buff and the only one I got wrong was Bejing because my expertise isn't with China and Phoenicians because I completely forgot about Parthia being Phoenician lol
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Level 83
Jun 4, 2021
The "cities that existed" question maybe needs a bit of a clarification. Some of the cities definitely had a history of inhabitation prior to 1AD, but were not established "cities." Perhaps, "cities that were founded" before 1AD? Otherwise, excellent quiz!
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Level ∞
Jun 4, 2021
Which city in particular? I pretty sure all the incorrect answers were not settled in any significant way in 1 AD.
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Level 51
Jun 21, 2021
There are traces of settlement from the Bronze Age and the Iron Age on Castle Rock and Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. (Not saying that should count - merely trying to answer your question).
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Level 75
Jun 4, 2021
Nice one! I almost convinced myself that Chicago was an ancient city, so proud of myself for seeing sense! I usually go for those ridiculous ones.
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Level 74
Jun 18, 2021
My Civ-based knowledge messed me up for once. Steel is always in the Medieval tech tree, so I got that one wrong
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Level 50
Jun 18, 2021
I was very confused by the "Roman Emperors" section -- thought it was still about A.D.1 LOL.
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Level 67
Jun 18, 2021
Me too, on the question before it. I tried responding with the civilisations that were still extant in 1 AD...
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Level 61
Jun 18, 2021
Simple brilliant idea for a quiz. Great.
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Level 63
Jun 18, 2021
Cool quiz. 58/60 made one dumb mistake and it cost me 2 points because I knew it had to be 6 correct on each part.
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Level 84
Oct 14, 2022
I didn’t know it had to be 6 correct on each part. Thanks that is a useful piece of info. Does it apply to all the tile quizzes that half are always correct? or perhaps half plus one when there are an odd number of tiles? Well, the latter works for places by countries but apparently neither rule holds for the cities to countries tile select quiz so don’t depend on it.
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Level 79
Nov 29, 2023
You can choose however many correct tiles you want, so it doesn't hold (although maybe there is an unwritten rule that it's standard that I'm unaware of)
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Level 68
Jun 19, 2021
50, interesting quiz
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Level 70
Jun 20, 2021
I think clarification needs to be given on the definition of the Middle East because the Numidians lived in modern day North Africa which is sometimes included in the definition of the Middle East.
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Level 65
Jul 26, 2022
The Numidians were inhabitants of modern Algeria and Morocco, countries that I have never seen be considered as part of the Middle East.
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Level 59
Sep 12, 2022
You may be confusing the Middle East with the Arab World
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Level 81
Oct 6, 2022
There’s no well defined definition of the Middle East though. The Core Middle East is generally considered to be Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and often Iran and Turkey. From there though it gets kinda fuzzy. Some people consider North Africa and Afghanistan to be Middle Eastern because their history is closely tied to Islam and the major empires of the region, so I believe that Badeghut raises a valid question although I assumed it to mean the Core Middle East.
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Level 66
Jun 22, 2021
Aw crumb, I misread that one question as "born AFTER 1AD" and got it perfectly incorrect.
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Level 59
Sep 12, 2022
I know very little about the Romans
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Level 81
Oct 6, 2022
I feel really stupid. I don’t know why I thought existed in 1 AD meant that it was everything that existed before then, so I clicked woolly mammoth :(
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Level 59
Jan 5, 2023
i am flabbergasted that steel existed before gunpowder
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2024
Wow, nearly everyone got the steel question wrong.. what?? how?

And at such a huge drop-off too the next one up is guessed twiced as often.