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Old 05-01-2004, 08:53 AM   #11
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Hmmm... 15 out of 16 is fairly decent.

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Old 05-01-2004, 03:16 PM   #12
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That's pretty good, Stratos. Congrats [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Here is round 2. I used a different line of questioning this time.

1) The melody from the European Anthem
comes from the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven.

2) The Roman Empire reached it’s largest extend in AD 116.

3) Aurora, the Roman personification of the dawn, was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Eos. Her sons are the Moon and the Sun.

4) During World War I, over 65 million soldiers were mobilized.

5) During the American Civil War, neither side used ‘colored’ troops.

6) Dutch rates of drugs use are lower than U.S rates in every category.

7) The Principality of Andorra is a small nation between France and Italy.

8) The head of the Afghan government is Hamid Karzai

9) Armenia is an independent state. It was also the first country to formally adopt Christianity.

10) The ancient Egyptian god ‘Atum’ was the personification of the Spring.

11) During WWII, Heinrich Himmler was the leader of both the Waffen SS and the Gestapo.

12) Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was an anarchist.

13) Oscar Wilde was known for his strong distaste of Americans and Gay people.


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Old 05-01-2004, 05:50 PM   #13
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Originally posted by Dreamer128:
That's pretty good, Stratos. Congrats [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Here is round 2. I used a different line of questioning this time.

1) The melody from the European Anthem
comes from the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven.

2) The Roman Empire reached it?s largest extend in AD 116.

3) Aurora, the Roman personification of the dawn, was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Eos. Her sons are the Moon and the Sun.

4) During World War I, over 65 million soldiers were mobilized.

5) During the American Civil War, neither side used ?colored? troops.

6) Dutch rates of drugs use are lower than U.S rates in every category.

7) The Principality of Andorra is a small nation between France and Italy.

8) The head of the Afghan government is Hamid Karzai

9) Armenia is an independent state. It was also the first country to formally adopt Christianity.

10) The ancient Egyptian god ?Atum? was the personification of the Spring.

11) During WWII, Heinrich Himmler was the leader of both the Waffen SS and the Gestapo.

12) Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was an anarchist.

13) Oscar Wilde was known for his strong distaste of Americans and Gay people.
1) True
2) No idea but I'll say True
3) False
4) False I think that sounds more like WW2 figures
5) False
6) False
7) False - it's between France and Spain
8) No idea but I'll say True
9) True
10) True
11) True
12) No idea but I'll say False
13) False

many guesses, bah [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 05-01-2004, 06:00 PM   #14
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Check out the big brain on Vask. You did pretty well, m8. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 05-02-2004, 08:03 AM   #15
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10/16 for the first one. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:07 PM   #16
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I got 14 for the last one - only got stupid ones wrong anyway

1) The melody from the European Anthem
comes from the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven.

I didn't listen because I have Brahms on (much better than Beethoven! ) so I'll guess true.

2) The Roman Empire reached it’s largest extend in AD 116.

I think false - that was Hadrian wasn't it and he stopped all expansion.

3) Aurora, the Roman personification of the dawn, was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Eos. Her sons are the Moon and the Sun.

True? Bit hazy on my mythology - I prefer the real people

4) During World War I, over 65 million soldiers were mobilized.

True?

5) During the American Civil War, neither side used ‘colored’ troops.

False

6) Dutch rates of drugs use are lower than U.S rates in every category.

I'll say true, sounds all controversial and shocking - right up Dreamer's ally

7) The Principality of Andorra is a small nation between France and Italy.

Dunno, true?

8) The head of the Afghan government is Hamid Karzai

True?

9) Armenia is an independent state. It was also the first country to formally adopt Christianity.

What does formally adopting christianity mean? True?

10) The ancient Egyptian god ‘Atum’ was the personification of the Spring.

Pretty sure he was a sun god.

11) During WWII, Heinrich Himmler was the leader of both the Waffen SS and the Gestapo.

True?

12) Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was an anarchist.

False

13) Oscar Wilde was known for his strong distaste of Americans and Gay people.

False?
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:23 PM   #17
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1) The melody from the European Anthem
comes from the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven.
True
2) The Roman Empire reached it’s largest extend in AD 116.
False
3) Aurora, the Roman personification of the dawn, was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Eos. Her sons are the Moon and the Sun.
True
4) During World War I, over 65 million soldiers were mobilized.
True
5) During the American Civil War, neither side used ‘colored’ troops.
False
6) Dutch rates of drugs use are lower than U.S rates in every category.
False
7) The Principality of Andorra is a small nation between France and Italy.
True
8) The head of the Afghan government is Hamid Karzai
.....False?
9) Armenia is an independent state. It was also the first country to formally adopt Christianity.
True?
10) The ancient Egyptian god ‘Atum’ was the personification of the Spring.
False
11) During WWII, Heinrich Himmler was the leader of both the Waffen SS and the Gestapo.
True
12) Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was an anarchist.
True
13) Oscar Wilde was known for his strong distaste of Americans and Gay people.
False

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Old 05-02-2004, 07:33 PM   #18
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1) The melody from the European Anthem
comes from the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven.

TRUE

2) The Roman Empire reached it’s largest extend in AD 116.

TRUE Hadrian came into Power in AD 117, his predecessor Trajan did not concede territories

3) Aurora, the Roman personification of the dawn, was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Eos. Her sons are the Moon and the Sun.
FALSE While Aurora=Eos Eos, Selene (Moon) and Helios (sun) were siblings.

4) During World War I, over 65 million soldiers were mobilized.
TRUE I guess. I should know that as a history studend

5) During the American Civil War, neither side used ‘colored’ troops.

FALSE What do you mean by "colored"? The Union used blue uniforms, didn't they? Does this qualify as colored? Or are you referring to African-American soldiers? There was a bataillon of them fighting for the Union too (these were not the Buffalo Soldiers that became famous later on)

6) Dutch rates of drugs use are lower than U.S rates in every category.

TRUE I guess, because it seems so unbelievable with legalized THC and all

7) The Principality of Andorra is a small nation between France and Italy.

FALSE It's in the Pyrenees between France and Spain

8) The head of the Afghan government is Hamid Karzai

TRUE He's in the papers all the time, so I guess he's the head of state for the time being

9) Armenia is an independent state. It was also the first country to formally adopt Christianity.

FALSE Armenia is an independent state of course, but the first country to formally adopt Christianity (as a state religion if that is what you mean) was the Roman Empire under the reign of Theodosius (after Konstantin who was baptized, but didn't go that far yet)

10) The ancient Egyptian god ‘Atum’ was the personification of the Spring.

FALSE God of the evening sun IIRC, I'm a bit rusty on Egypt mythology

11) During WWII, Heinrich Himmler was the leader of both the Waffen SS and the Gestapo.

TRUE [i]In the sense that you seem to mean. While he never was chief of the Waffen SS or the Gestapo directly, he was the "Reichsfuehrer SS", chief of the whole SS, which the two aforementioned were branches of.

12) Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was an anarchist.

FALSE "homo homini lupus" was his argument against anarchism

13) Oscar Wilde was known for his strong distaste of Americans and Gay people.
TRUE? I honestly have no idea of his private likes and dislikes. He doesn't seem like it, but again if the question is asked this way I'm going with the unbelievable
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Old 05-02-2004, 08:04 PM   #19
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12 in the first one.

Second one:
1 True
2 True
3 True
4 False
5 False
6 False
7 False
8 True
9 False
10 no idea - false
11 True
12 no idea - false
13 False - IIRC he was gay himself
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Old 05-03-2004, 12:34 AM   #20
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1)True
2)True
3)False
4)False because I'm pretty sure Greece isn't.
5)False
6)True
7)True
8)False
9)False (too bad it is)
10)True but how could I not know this
11)True
12)True
13)True
14)False
15)True?
16)True

note: This is the earlier one but Ididn't see the answers.

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