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Wolfcam's Random History General Knowledge

Can you answer twenty random questions about human history?
Some questions relate to events that may not have actually happened
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: September 3, 2019
First submittedJuly 26, 2019
Times taken14,334
Average score70.0%
Rating4.43
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Level 37
Jul 26, 2019
Another good one.
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Level 74
Jul 29, 2019
Good one, though not sure why it's "yellow box" worthy.
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2019
I had the same thought. I don't see any of the answers having much overlap. El Dododo? Notre Dodo?
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2019
Maybe it's related to the questions generating randomly each time the quiz is taken?
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Level ∞
Jul 30, 2019
Yes. It's too difficult to ensure no potential overlap with so many possible questions.
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Level 81
Jul 29, 2019
I was sure the answer was India until I noticed it was Maria and not Mother and Teresa had an h.
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Level 83
Jul 30, 2019
I hope you're not sure that Mother Teresa was the leader of India.
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Level 61
Aug 4, 2019
No, she was the leader of Kentucky.
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Level 70
Aug 6, 2019
I thought she was the one who makes that salad dressing that’s in the refrigerated section.
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Level 78
Jul 30, 2019
A sultan is the leader of a sultanate (e.g., Oman). The Mughal leaders are usually called emperors, which is the western equivalent of their actual title, Padishah / Shahanshah (king of kings).

The first Mughal emperor Babur conquered the Sultanate of Delhi, so "Sultan of Delhi" was probably among his many lesser titles.

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Level ∞
Jul 30, 2019
Removed that question.
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Level 75
Jul 30, 2019
The leader of the first successful expedition to the summit of Mt Everest was Sir John Hunt. From his expeditionary party, Hunt selected two pairs of climbers to attempt the final ascent, and Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the second pair chosen. They only set out after the first pair, Tom Bourdillon and Charles Evans, were forced to turn back by the weather. Hunt himself reached 8350 metres, 500 metres below the summit, to leave an equipment cache for Hillary and Norgay.
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Level 76
Jul 31, 2019
Indeed. Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to summit but Hunt was the leader of the expedition.
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Level 64
Aug 9, 2019
Fixed, and awaiting changes
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Level 54
Jul 30, 2019
Wow - I think I need multiple choice! :-) A great quiz though. Lots of things to check out that I missed!
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Level 75
Jul 30, 2019
It might make for a long list of stats, but I still think it would be good to see the percentages of people guessing each question correctly. Obviously that would mean tracking which random set of questions was thrown up each time, but I suspect it can be done!
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Level 75
Aug 3, 2019
2nd time, 100%. But I will keep playing.
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2019
The Pentagon is in Arlington, Virginia, not Washington, D.C.
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Level 66
Aug 31, 2019
maybe add 'kufu' as a type in for Khufu? that h really through me!
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Level 57
Aug 31, 2019
You should add "plane" as a type-in for airplane. Otherwise great quiz!
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Level ∞
Aug 31, 2019
Okay
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Level 79
Aug 31, 2019
*Evolution by Natural Selection.
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Level 47
Aug 31, 2019
Pripyat should be an accepted type in for the nuclear disaster question - I believe geographically it's more correct for "Where" the disaster happened than Chernobyl (although the plant was named after the more distant city)
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Level 48
Sep 1, 2019
I put Simon Bolivar in and it didn't work!!??
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Level 85
Apr 27, 2020
Worked for me today.
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Level 86
Sep 1, 2019
Are we sure @koljivrivoda hasn't invented a death ray?!
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Level 67
Sep 2, 2019
Why dont you accept christmas for the tsunami question? Because that is what the holiday is called in most of the world..
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Level 64
Sep 2, 2019
Boxing Day is the 26th, Christmas is the 25th
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Level 69
Sep 2, 2019
The leader of the gunpowder plot was Robert Catesby. Guy Fawkes was the man who was supposed to set the powder off.
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Level 57
Sep 2, 2019
Guy Fawkes did not LEAD the Gunpowder Plot, Robert Catesby did.
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Level 83
Feb 26, 2020
Enjoyable quiz. Good spread of times and places.
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Level 21
Mar 31, 2020
In the question "whose improvements to the steam engine helped trigger the industrial revolution" while Watt is a good and correct answer Trevithick should also be an aswer. Watt invented the negative pressure steam engine which allowed pumps/factory machinery etc while trevithick invented the high pressure steam engine which allowed locomotives/agricultural engines etc
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Level 51
Apr 8, 2020
Isabelle should count.
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Level 74
May 20, 2020
Minor detail, but in the Everest question, isn't it 'set foot on' instead of 'step foot on'?
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Level ∞
May 20, 2020
Okay, fixed.
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Level 38
Jan 2, 2021
"What was the largest German state when Germany was united?" is somewhat ambiguous---this can refer to either German unification in 1871 or 1990. Probably best to add the year.
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Level 56
Jul 24, 2021
And this is still not corrected. I didn't even think of anything else than 1990, I'm that young, LOL!
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Level ∞
Jul 24, 2021
Corrected now.
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Level 53
Mar 10, 2021
How come on this quiz you decide to state the quiz maker's name in the title?
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Level 74
May 30, 2021
CIA didn't work for the JFK question.
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Level 62
Jan 27, 2022
I guessed woo*ll*y mammoth, which is the correct UK spelling; please accept as an answer, since it is correct
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Level 57
Mar 22, 2022
I knew the Marco Polo one because of a third grade project on him..
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Level 77
Jul 8, 2022
I got bee when I was typing beetle... lol
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Level 57
Sep 8, 2022
I'd suggest adding "The answers change every time you play!" just so that people know.