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2017 or the Middle Ages?

Trust me, it's harder than it seems.

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  1. Which era produced the most proponents of flat-Earth theory?
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    The Middle Ages
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    Incorrect
    Present day
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    Wrong!

    Ugh, today.

    There are many proponents of flat-Earth theory, and they're finding one another on Facebook. The largest group on the subject, "The Earth is Flat," has more than 77,000 members. Historian Jeffrey Burton Russell says that “with extraordinary few exceptions, no educated person in the history of Western civilization from the third century BC onward believed that the Earth was flat.”

    Ugh, today.
    Via newsweek.com
  2. When was sexual conversion therapy last widely used?
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    The Middle Ages
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    Present day
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    Present day.

    On Sept. 18, a Brazilian judge made a ruling allowing psychologists to offer sexual conversion therapy, also known as the "gay cure." The treatment had been banned by the Brazilian Federal Council of Psychology since 1999. Meanwhile, there are records of same-sex marriages that were carried out by the Orthodox church during the Middle Ages.

    Present day.
    Via theguardian.com
  3. When was it common for art to be removed from museums in response to criticism from ultraconservative groups?
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    Incorrect
    The Middle Ages
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    Incorrect
    Present day
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    Wrong!

    Present day.

    In Brazil, Santander Bank canceled the Queermuseu exhibition one month ahead of schedule, after receiving pressure from the Free Brazil Movement, and after being threatened by bank account holders. During the Inquisition, the most common targets of censorship were literary works. The censorship of works of art, so-called degenerate works, was more common in the 20th century during the Nazi regime.

    Present day.
    Via nytimes.com
  4. When was it common for temples, churches, and religious centers to be vandalized and destroyed by terrorists?<br />
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    Incorrect
    The Middle Ages
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    Incorrect
    Present day
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    Wrong!

    Present day.

    Earlier this week, a Sikh temple in Los Feliz was vandalized, a temple in Colorado was spraypainted with swastikas, and a synagogue in Pennsylvania had its windows smashed for the third time in the past year...and that's just to name a few recent examples.

    Present day.
    Via philly.com
  5. When was the last time that religious doctrine could determine state decisions?
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    The Middle Ages
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    Present day
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    Wrong!

    Present day.

    President Donald Trump is committed to overturning the Johnson Amendment, a clause that stipulates that tax-exempt entities such as churches or charities may not participate, either directly or indirectly, in any political campaign for or against any candidate.

    Present day.
    Via washingtonpost.com
  6. When was the last outbreak of the Black Plague?
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    The Middle Ages
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    Present day
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    Present day

    The plague is back in the US, and three people in New Mexico have been infected this year. Although it is much easier to treat these days, authorities have issued warnings for people to keep an eye on their animals, as the bacteria can be transmitted via contact.

    Present day
    Via npr.org

This post was translated from Portuguese.

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