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1740s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1740s?
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Quiz by Alexquiz17
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Last updated: October 16, 2022
First submittedAugust 7, 2022
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Highly successful Persian General, founder of the Afsharid dynasty and sometimes known as the “Napoleon / Alexander of the East”
Nader Shah
Series of wars fought between Prussia and Austria for control of a large region of what is modern-day South West Poland
Silesian Wars
British Admiral, captured Portobello accompanied by Virginian officer Lawrence Washington, who later named the family estate in his honour
Edward Vernon
The competition rules for this game were first written down in Leith, Scotland
Golf
1745 saw the last of these three rebellions, intended to restore the Catholic Stuart line to the British throne
Jacobite
Town founded in North Carolina, named for an English Earl, the second Prime Minister of Great Britain
Wilmington
Empress of Russia throughout most of the decade, refused to execute a single person during her reign
Empress Elizabeth
Item of clothing banned by the Dress Act in 1746
Kilt
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Powerful Habsburg Empress whose accession as a result of the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 led to the War of the Austrian Succession
Empress Maria Theresa
AKA Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, defeated by the British at the battle of Culloden
Bonnie Prince Charlie
Hanoverian composer of the oratorio “Messiah”
George Frederick Handel
Royal Navy Commodore who led a squadron on a circumnavigation, capturing the treasure-laden Manila Galleon en route
George Anson
Series of wars fought on Mughal Empire territory between Britain and France for control of Southern India and the Deccan Plateau
Carnatic Wars
Patriotic song composed by Thomas Arne with lyrics by James Thomson, celebrated the victories of the Royal Navy
Rule Britannia!
Slaughter of over 10,000 Chinese by Dutch East India Company forces at the site of modern-day Jakarta
Batavia Massacre
Swedish scientist who devised the Centigrade temperature scale, later re-named for him
Anders Celsius
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Level 55
Sep 26, 2022
Would be good to include Nadir Shah as a spelling option