History Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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Can you speak the language of the past?

If you study history, show how much you know about these terms used to describe the events of the past!

 Feb 25, 2019

1 of 25What did Lincoln issue to free the slaves?

Lincolns
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Magna Carta
Gettysburg Address
Emancipation Proclamation

2 of 25The transition from the middle ages to modernity

leonardo
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Copper Age
Renaissance
Dark Ages

3 of 25A traditional story serving to explain a world view

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Literacy
Mesolithic
Mythology

4 of 25The study of old handwriting.

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Paleography
Botany
Archaeology

5 of 25The study of families and the their lineages.

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Geneology
Hierarchy
Heresy

6 of 25The domain ruled by a single authoritative sovereign.

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Monarchy
Empire
Neutrality

7 of 25The practice of cultivating the land or raising stock.

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Archaeology
Artisan
Agriculture

8 of 25Exchange of goods without involving money.

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Export
Import
Barter

9 of 25A periodic count of the population.

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Curator
Census
Data drive

10 of 25The Holy See is one of these.

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City State
Province
Village

11 of 25The custodian of a collection.

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Collector
Orator
Curator

12 of 25Government by the people.

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Democracy
Anarchy
Socialism

13 of 25A ruler who is unconstrained by law.

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Dictator
Monarch
Diplomat

14 of 25An adherent of the Southern States in the Civil War.

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Confederate
Whig
Yankee

15 of 25A person expelled from their native land.

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Immigrant
Exile
Migrant

16 of 25The remains of a plant or animal.

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Skeleton
Cadaver
Fossil

17 of 25Movement of a person into a non native country.

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Immigrant
Exile
Refugee

18 of 25No government.

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Socialism
Anarchy
Dictatorship

19 of 25A line of hereditary rulers of a country.

Dynasty
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Dynasty
Imperialists
Monarchy

20 of 25A charge of misconduct.

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Resignation
Impeachment
Treason

21 of 25Resources owned by the public or the state.

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Republican
Communism
Democracy

22 of 25A forcible overthrow.

revolution
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Ratification
Revolution
Migration

23 of 25An era of religious drive for higher moral standards.

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Victorian
Belle Epoque
Iron Age

24 of 25The right to vote in political elections.

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Pathe
Suffrage
Socialism
Sectionalism

25 of 25The period of time before written records.

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Prehistory
The Gilded Age
Bronze Age
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