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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.

    In what century did <i>The Borgias</i> take place?
    Showtime
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    14th century
    Correct
    Incorrect
    15th century
    Correct
    Incorrect
    16th century
    Correct
    Incorrect
    17th century
    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.

    Which historic royal is at the center of <i>Reign?</i>
    The CW
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    Incorrect
    Mary, Queen of Scots
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Anne Boleyn
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Elizabeth I
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Queen Victoria
    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.

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers portrays which English king in <i>The Tudors?</i>
    Showtime
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    Incorrect
    James I
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Henry VIII
    Correct
    Incorrect
    George III
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Edward IV
    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.

    <i>War &amp; Peace</i> is based on a novel written by which famous Russian author?
    A&E
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    Vladimir Nabokov
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Leo Tolstoy
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nikolai Gogol
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Leo Tolstoy!

    The novel War and Peace was first published in 1869.

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    Via A&E
  5. 5.

    Who does Matt Smith portray in&nbsp;<i>The Crown</i>?
    Netflix
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    Incorrect
    Prince Philip
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Edward, Duke of Windsor
    Correct
    Incorrect
    King George VI
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Winston Churchill
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Prince Phillip!

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

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    Via Netflix
  6. 6.

    <i>Outlander</i>'s Claire Randall served as a nurse in what war?
    Starz
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    World War I
    Correct
    Incorrect
    World War II
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The Cold War
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The Civil War
    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.

    Which historical event did <span style="font-weight: normal;">NOT</span> take place during <i>Downton Abbey</i>?&nbsp;
    PBS
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    Spanish Influenza
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The sinking of the <i>Titanic</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Irish War of Independence
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The assassination of Gandhi
    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.

    What year did <i>Mad Men</i>'s final season take place?
    AMC
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    1960
    Correct
    Incorrect
    1965
    Correct
    Incorrect
    1970
    Correct
    Incorrect
    1975
    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.

    <i>Peaky Blinders </i>follows an English gang that gained notoriety mostly during which decade?
    Netflix
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    1880s
    Correct
    Incorrect
    1900s
    Correct
    Incorrect
    1920s
    Correct
    Incorrect
    1940s
    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.

    What historical American event was <i>Boardwalk Empire </i>centered on?
    HBO
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    Incorrect
    The Gold Rush
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Prohibition
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Construction of the railroad
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Civil War
    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
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