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Jan 6th, 2010 at 19:08 GMT
Your alternate answer acceptance is generally pretty good, except for #1, where I tried a bunch of things ("Munich" certainly; I think also "1972 olympics", "1972 olympic games", "munich hostages", "israeli athletes"....). Nice quiz though!
Jan 6th, 2010 at 19:57 GMT
@Tahnan: Thanks for your comment. There's a limit to how many alternative answers can be used in a quiz, so I've had to make a call on which keywords would be cut. Can't please everyone of course, but I've added "1972 Olympic/Munich/Israeli" just for you.
Jan 6th, 2010 at 22:09 GMT
Same problem as the 21st century quiz. I literally tried 15 different combinations for Wallis Warfield Simpson and Edward (including the words British, king, abdicate, divorcee, throne, you name it.) Ditto for Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie (plane, Scotland, 103 mid-air). AAAAAAARGH!
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Jan 7th, 2010 at 13:24 GMT
This is great, but if I may, perhaps another photo for Cuban Missile Crisis? I kept thinking that had to do with an earthquake by the looks of it, but it really is obscure, especially when you consider how clear the other photos are.
Jan 7th, 2010 at 14:07 GMT
I thought it was pretty clear that picture 3 was the Cuban Missile Crisis - it's certainly the most important 20th century event in that location. A picture of an ICBM could too easily be mistaken, "perestroika" perhaps, or "disarmament". As Lupin says, you can't please everyone.
Jan 7th, 2010 at 15:44 GMT
Jan 8th, 2010 at 08:05 GMT
I first tried "Bay of Pigs Invasion" for 6 and when that didn't work I figured that it was the Cuban Missile Crisis, but is there something in the photo that differentiates that two that I'm not seeing? Just curious.
Jan 10th, 2010 at 19:10 GMT
Cool quiz. Some great images.
Jan 11th, 2010 at 15:57 GMT
I had no idea what #5 was supposed to be, as it looks like it could be one of any number of car crashes. A picture of her funeral might be better.
Jan 13th, 2010 at 03:59 GMT
my problem was an inability to spell the word "missile" Otherwise excellent.
Jan 13th, 2010 at 19:24 GMT
RS89, thats a fairly famous photo really liked this quiz, and got everything that i knew with the first thing i typed so good alternate answers. very nice
Jan 18th, 2010 at 04:05 GMT
I think the Cuban Revolution/ Castro overthrowing government is at least as important as the missile crisis. The second wouldn't have happened without the first. It wasn't that hard to figure out the answer when Castro didn't work though. Good quiz.
Jan 25th, 2010 at 18:55 GMT
I thought "Duke and Duchess of Windsor" would work, but it didn't.
Feb 9th, 2010 at 16:57 GMT
Your alternative accepted answers are very loose for some pictures and not for others. I entered "bomb" for the Pan Am flight and it automatically populated the Hiroshima question. Yet when I entered "Ford," I got nothing. Good quiz but a little inconsistent.
Jun 20th, 2010 at 02:40 GMT
Good quiz, but I could not figure out number 2. I kept trying things like Pearl Harbor and the Gulf of Tonkin. Is there another picture that could more clearly illustrate the Falklands War, or no?
Jul 28th, 2010 at 04:46 GMT
I sense an anglophile or a Brit made this. For Nixon and King all you required were names...but you can't allow any short answers for your king and the Falklands War????? Who knows the ship that they sank in the Falklands War!
Dec 4th, 2011 at 06:35 GMT
kinda bad picture choices, i mean why not choose the mushroom cloud rising over hiroshima for the atomic bombing?
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