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1730s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1730s?
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Last updated: October 16, 2022
First submittedAugust 24, 2022
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Persian dynasty, overthrown by their own General Nader Khan after 230 years of rule
Safavid Empire
English merchant Captain, whose severed ear started a war over Spanish American possessions
Robert Jenkins
English cleric and founder of the Methodist movement, commenced his ministry at Savannah in the colony of Georgia
John Wesley
Polymath publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette, author of Poor Richard’s Almanack, scientist, inventor, diplomat and philosopher
Benjamin Franklin
Secret society which established its first Grand Lodge in Pennsylvania
Freemasons
Danish navigator in the employ of the Imperial Russian Navy, explored the strait between Alaska and Kamchatka which carries his name
Vitus Bering
Empress of Russia, niece of Peter the Great
Empress Anna
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Swedish botanist who created the binomial nomenclature classification system still in use to this day
Carl Linnaeus
Surgical procedure first carried out successfully by English surgeon William Cookesley
Appendectomy
Modern-day country, site of the French Geodesic Expedition to measure the radius of the Earth
Ecuador
Navigational instrument invented independently by John Hadley and Thomas Godfrey, an early precursor to the sextant
Octant
Crown Prince of Prussia, threatened with execution by his own father for attempting to flee to Great Britain with his male lover
Frederick the Great
Swiss genius, greatest mathematician of the 18th century, became a professor of physics at St Petersburg Academy at the age of 24
Leonhard Euler
Caribbean island, site of the First Maroon War between British colonial authorities and a community of escaped slaves and locals
Jamaica
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