History Quiz

Discussion in 'Education' started by USViking, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. USViking
    Offline

    USViking VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC USA
    Ratings:
    +69
    Correct responder gets to ask the next question.

    No way to keep you from googling the answer;
    I myself will wait at least one day before googling
    if I cannot answer the question fair and square.

    If you are sure your answer is correct,
    go ahead with your own question.
    But please be sure!

    Question:

    This French King is reputed to have said:

    "L'etat, c'est moi." ("I am the state").
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. KarlMarx
    Offline

    KarlMarx Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2004
    Messages:
    3,231
    Thanks Received:
    490
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    ...
    Ratings:
    +491
    King Louis XIV


    What year was the US Constitution ratified?
     
  3. USViking
    Offline

    USViking VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC USA
    Ratings:
    +69
    I ought to know that, any US citizen should.

    There was a problem with recalcitrant Rhode Island
    lagging behind the others.

    I am going to say R.I. completed ratification
    in the year Washington took office: 1789
     
  4. KarlMarx
    Offline

    KarlMarx Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2004
    Messages:
    3,231
    Thanks Received:
    490
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    ...
    Ratings:
    +491
    yep!
     
  5. USViking
    Offline

    USViking VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC USA
    Ratings:
    +69



    Ahem!- Karl, both of us need to brush up on the subject:
    my answer was incorrect, according to Wikipedia.

    I'll let someone more well informed than me
    take a shot at it before I give my cribbed answer.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. KarlMarx
    Offline

    KarlMarx Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2004
    Messages:
    3,231
    Thanks Received:
    490
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    ...
    Ratings:
    +491
    Rhode Island didn't accept the Constitution until 1790, but ratification required only 9 states, which happened in 1788. However, the Constitution didn't take effect until March 1789.
     
  7. gaffer
    Offline

    gaffer Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Messages:
    258
    Thanks Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +44
    If my memory serves me right I believe it was 1792.
     
  8. USViking
    Offline

    USViking VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC USA
    Ratings:
    +69
    What concerned me was that at the time nine states were on board
    two of the four holdouts were Virginia and New York- the two largest in population,
    and implementation could not proceed without them (they signed on later in 1788).

    That being the case I felt the definition of ratification
    should be tightened to mean approval by all 13 states.

    But I'll take the check mark.



    Question:
    Founding father of modern Turkey- his positive legacy
    includes government with an at least potentially Democratic framework,
    his negative legacy includes massacres of Armenian, Greek, and Kurdish secessionist minorities.
     
  9. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    Ataturk?
     
  10. Said1
    Offline

    Said1 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2004
    Messages:
    12,087
    Thanks Received:
    937
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Somewhere in Ontario
    Ratings:
    +937
    Hmmm, Ataturk was a left over from the "Young Turk" movement, largely responsible for the Armenian genocide when they came to power. They also reinstated the 18?? consitution when they took power. Ataturk abolished Sha'ria,and replaced it with the Swiss Civil Code too. Close call.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

usviking