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
First submittedJune 1, 2021
Times taken12,059
Average score80.0%
Rating4.68
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Question 1 of 5
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Things that existed in the year 1 A.D.
Steel
The Panama Canal
Stonehenge
Buddhism
Wheels
Gunpowder
Woolly Mammoths
Long division
The Great Pyramid
Airplanes
Thoroughbred horses
Written language
Question 2 of 5
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Cities that existed in the year 1 A.D.
Damascus
Beijing
Edinburgh
Chicago
Hong Kong
Cape Town
Jerusalem
Antioch
Rome
Varanasi
Havana
Berlin
Question 3 of 5
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People born before 1 A.D.
Charlemagne
Socrates
Queen Elizabeth I
Martin Luther
Genghis Khan
Muhammad
Louis XIV
Confucius
Alexander the Great
Cyrus the Great
Tutankhamun
Zoroaster
Question 4 of 5
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Civilizations in the Middle East and Near East
Ojibwe
Saxons
Hussars
Numidians
Hittites
Hessians
Philistines
Assyrians
Uyghurs
Babylonians
Phoenicians
Sumerians
Question 5 of 5
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Roman emperors
Copernicus
Cicero
Trajan
Diocletian
Crassus
Augustus
David
Nero
Constantine
Seneca
Tiberius
Pompey
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Level 90
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 82
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 39
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 72
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 70
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 45
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 72
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 66
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 52
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 66
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 59
Jun 18, 2021
Simple brilliant idea for a quiz. Great.
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Level 59
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 59
Jun 19, 2021
50, interesting quiz
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Level 67
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 59
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 41
Sep 12, 2022
You may be confusing the Middle East with the Arab World
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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 41
Sep 12, 2022
I know very little about the Romans