Red Scharlach (redscharlach) wrote,
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You don't have to watch dynasties to have an attitude‏

Time for another silly quiz, and once again, it's based on nuggets of trivia dredged from the open-cast pit of my working week. (Look, I have to live with these facts cluttering up my brain. I don't see why the rest of you shouldn't help to share the load a little bit.)

Poll #1631500 The "Something Dynastic In The Woodshed" Quiz

Here are the names of twelve historical dynasties from all over the world. Eight are genuinely existed and once ruled over their own chunk of land, but four have been totally made up by me. Choose the FOUR that you think are FAKES.

the Arsacids
12(5.1%)
the Shaddadids
12(5.1%)
the Feck
24(10.3%)
the Wang
8(3.4%)
the Gorm
22(9.4%)
the Grot
19(8.1%)
the Lu'lu
15(6.4%)
the Crispi
20(8.5%)
the Hudids
6(2.6%)
the Yudids
30(12.8%)
the Pushyabhuti
22(9.4%)
the Tikkiboksis
44(18.8%)


Do you wish to abdicate and cut straight to the correct answers? Well, here they are. According to this book, the following dynasties are REAL:
  • the Arsacids ruled Iran in the 3rd century
  • the Shaddadids ruled Azerbaijan in the 10th and 11th centuries
  • the Wang ruled Korea from the 10th to the 13th century
  • the Gorm ruled Denmark from the 10th to the 15th century
  • the Lu'lu ruled Mosul in northern Iraq in the early 13th century
  • the Crispi ruled the island of Naxos (Greece) from the 14th to the 16th century
  • the Hudids ruled Saragossa, Spain, in the 11th century
  • the Pushyabhuti ruled northern India in the 7th century

Sadly, this means that the Feck, the Grot and the Yudids are only pretend. But at least we can rest easy in the knowledge that, through the uncanny power of the internet, the Tikkiboksis still rule the world...
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