The Ultimate Stuff You Missed In History Class Quiz

The Ultimate Stuff You Missed In History Class Quiz
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Are you the ultimate Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast fan? Take this quiz and test you knowledge.
What is the name of Katie and Sarah's favorite forgotten holiday?
Old Dog Day
Saturnalia
If Katie and Sarah could bring one holiday back to modern culture, it would be Saturnalia. Learn more in "What was Saturnalia?"
Boxing Night
Columbus Day

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Henry Ford built a city in which South American country?
Uruguay
Chile
Brazil
In 1928 Henry Ford built a city named Fordlandia in Brazil, with plans to create his own tires and other automobile components. Learn more in "Why did Henry Ford build a city in the Amazon?"
Bolivia

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What was the real name of Emperor Norton I, the self-declared Emperor of the United States?
Joshua Randolph
Norton Walker Frost
Matthew Ablehand
Joshua Abraham Norton
Before Emperor Norton I appointed himself Emperor of the United States in 1859, he was a businessman named Joshua Abraham Norton.

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Who was known as "the Virgin Queen?"
Mary, Queen of Scots
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I never married and was hailed as the Virgin Queen by her admirers. Learn more in "The Virgin Queen's Great Love."
Cleopatra
Madame de Maintenon

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Katie and Sarah first appear together in the episode named _______.
"How the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial Worked"
Katie and Sarah started their podcast partnership with "How the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial Worked". They discussed how the Italian-born anarchists didn't receive a fair trial because of their political views and foreign birth.
"Historical Pooches"
"How Blackbeard Worked"
"How the Vikings Worked"

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The only British sovereign to ever voluntarily resign the crown was ______.
Louis XIV
George V
Henry VIII
Edward VIII
Edward VIII voluntarily abdicated the throne in 1936. He did this so that he would be able to marry an American socialite named Wallis Simpson. Learn more in "Wallis Simpson and the Abdication Crisis."

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In 1919, the streets of Boston were flooded with _______.
gin
tulips
molasses
In 1919, a massive molasses spill in Boston killed 21 people and injured more than a hundred others when a storage container burst. Learn more in "How the Boston Molasses Flood Worked."
sewage

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Which of the following historical figures did not build a castle?
Mad King Ludwig
Harry Houdini
Both Ludwig II, the "Mad King," and newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst built opulent castles. Learn more in "Mad King Ludwig Dines Alone" and "How the Hearst Castle Works."
William Randolph Hearst

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Before Stuff You Missed in History Class had its current name, it was known as _______.
HistoryStuff
What'd I Miss?
Fact or Fiction
Before Stuff You Missed in History Class had its current name, it was known as Fact or Fiction.
History 101

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John Billington is often called "America's First _______."
Sorcerer
Murderer
In addition to being an incredibly unpopular criminal, John Billington is also known as "America's First Murderer." Learn more in "Who was America's first murderer?"
Showman
Poet

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According to historical myth, Roman Emperor Nero's favorite musical instrument was the ____.
fiddle
According to a long-standing -- and incorrect -- historical rumor, Nero played a fiddle as Rome went down in flames. Learn more in "Did Nero really play the fiddle while Rome burned?"
glass armonica
bass drum
flute

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Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer, is often called _______.
the Jersey Lilly
the Enchantress of Numbers
In addition to being the daughter of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was one of the earliest pioneers of computer programming. Learn more in "Who was the Enchantress of Numbers?"
the Master Mystifier
the Toast of Paris

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The original hosts of Stuff You Missed In History Class were:
Candace Keener and Josh Clark
When Stuff You Missed in History Class began in 2008, it was hosted by Candace Keener and Josh Clark.
Chuck Bryant and Jonathan Strickland
Scott Benjamin and Chris Pollette
Ben Bowlin and Marshall Brain

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