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If You Can Get 7/10 On This TV Quiz, You Must Be A History Major

It's all about the time and the place.

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  1. 1.

    Showtime
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The 15th century!

    The series focuses on members of the House of Borgia, a noble family prominent during the Italian Renaissance.

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    Via Showtime
  2. 2.

    The CW
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mary, Queen of Scots!

    Reign is a historical fiction drama that follows the young life of Mary, Queen of Scots who ruled from 1542-1567.

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    Via The CW
  3. 3.

    Showtime
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    King Henry VIII!

    The show follows second Tudor monarch, King VIII of England who reigned from 1509-1547.

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    Via Showtime
  4. 4.

    A&E
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Leo Tolstoy!

    The novel War and Peace was first published in 1869.

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    Via A&E
  5. 5.

    Netflix
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Prince Phillip!

    Smith plays Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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    Via Netflix
  6. 6.

    Starz
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    World War II!

    Claire Randall served as a WWII nurse in the 1940s before she travelled back in time to 1743.

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    Via Starz
  7. 7.

    PBS
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The assassination of Gandhi.

    Downton Abbey takes place from 1912-1925; Mahatma Gandhi was killed in 1948.

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    Via PBS
  8. 8.

    AMC
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1970!

    The seven seasons of Mad Men took place during one decade, from 1960-1970.

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    Via AMC
  9. 9.

    Netflix
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1920s!

    The series begins shortly after WWI in 1919, and continues over the course of the next several years; the most recent season took place during 1924.

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    Via Netflix
  10. 10.

    HBO
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Prohibition!

    Steve Buscemi plays Nucky Thompson who is a fictionalized version of Enoch Lewis "Nucky" Johnson, a racketeer and bootlegger prominent in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era.

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    Via HBO

If You Can Get 7/10 On This TV Quiz, You Must Be A History Major

Fan for fiction!

When it comes to these period dramas, you're all about the entertainment. To hell with blaring historical inaccuracies, you came to have a good time, damnit! At least now you know a few fun facts about some of your favorite shows.

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Historical Expert!

You must be a professional TV binger because you notice all the little details! It's clear that history's your jam, and you know this stuff so well that you could teach on the subject.

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