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That form is actually out of data and is no longer used. Instead, use this form to submit questions to the new engine:

http://www.allempires.com/TQ/submit_question.php

For upcoming TQ's we probably won't be relying on user submitted questions as much as we did in the past (when sometimes the vast majority of question were user-submitted). But if you have a good question, we'll be happy to include it on the quiz.
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This was my first Total Quiz experience and I really enjoyed it! Looking forward to the next one.
Congrats to Decebal for winning another TQ and also to those who almost managed to dethrone him:) Clap
Appreciation goes to Poirot and Imperator Invictus for organising and running the Quiz Thumbs Up


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One thing. I had the first answers, although not many, but yet the first.

Congrats to all, especially Dawn and Knights.
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Congrats and well done.

I'm afraid I could only partake on one day - I promise to put up a better fight next time, Decebal.

I'm a bit sour I didn't beat the Norwegian though


Very nice set of questions too, cudos to the mods.
Originally posted by cavalry4ever cavalry4ever wrote:



About my own question I did provide very subtle hints. The King was chosen (elected). The word coronation implied post-Roman and European history and massacre (religious masacres were most common in that period).
Congratulation to those who answered it.    


Don't worry, it certainly wasn't too hard; election and dual kingship screams Poland, Bohemia and Hungary (and Scandinavia, though that didn't fit with the rest). I went through all their kings but managed to miss the correct one in the hurry.
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Originally posted by Dawn Dawn wrote:

Congrates Decabel  I think that puts you one up on me maybe two.  You are a mighty Champ.  hopefully next time I will have less work and more time to give you a better run
 
Knight -  excellant play and great finnish look forward to meeting you again.
 
Stryborn - you still got it.  
On to question style and type. 
 


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Congrats to all, especially Dawn and Knights.


Fine go ahead and Ignore meCry.
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hahahaha lol pooooor Praetor, being looked over Tongue
Good work though, even if you DIDN'T win! hehe
Man that question 17 was very trixy...as was most of the other 'teen' questions!
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Sorry, praetor, but as you can see, I have sent you a pm... I think that compensates things. But, then great work you have done.

Hey you, preator and knights, do you know each other? I think I understood it so from Knights' discussion.


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Praetor  I am sorry.   You did excellant as well  Look forward to playing against you next time.
 
Styrborn - A Swede can't beat a Norwegian but you can try again next timeWink
 
Rider- Solving question 17 for me was like this -  In round one I thought it had to do with Estionia because of coments you made awhile back in another thread but I didn't really look at it much and concintrated my time on questions that others had answered. In round 2 I started reading estonian history and desided thatthe "enamy that I surendered to" was Sweden in 1561 and then looked for who was ruling at that time. The painter and artist had little to do with it other than to confirm that it was possibly the right person.
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But the 'enemy whom I surrendered to' was Poland... Kettler opposed that idea of surrendering to Sweden, although he had first sided it. 

But I wonder what those comments were like to have you think of Estonia. Wierd. But I am grateful you didn't solve it in the First round. That gave made 1.22 points. Thanks,
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Well played everyone, congrats Decebal and to the rest of the winners!  I'll see you all next time. 
 
I really liked questions 17 and 18 the most.  riders question was the most challenging for me, and 18 was just very interesting i thought. 
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I hope you learned something in the progress of challenge?
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I sure did! 
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Originally posted by rider rider wrote:

But the 'enemy whom I surrendered to' was Poland... Kettler opposed that idea of surrendering to Sweden, although he had first sided it. 

But I wonder what those comments were like to have you think of Estonia. Wierd. But I am grateful you didn't solve it in the First round. That gave made 1.22 points. Thanks,
 
 
I know that now but at the time I was thinking sweden and that is what sent me in the right direction. As to comments it was something to do with a lot of really hard questions with the answers only to be found in books on Estonia.
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Gah! I even looked at the Wikipedia pages for both those people, and got neither! Angry
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Wikipedia has an entry on Kettler but that is extremely short and useless. You can only check from it that the Duchy of Courland was taken over by Russians.

Originally posted by Dawn Dawn wrote:

I know that now but at the time I was thinking sweden and that is what sent me in the right direction. As to comments it was something to do with a lot of really hard questions with the answers only to be found in books on Estonia.


Now I remember saying that... it proved good to you.

Well, you had a normal result and better than the most, so I think that you should be happy (although Decebal got away....)
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"praetor I am sorry"
Apology acceptedThumbs Up. I also found finding our good friend Kettler extremly difficult, the Baltic hint helped tremendously and from then on I used logic (and a combination of Wikipedia and a internet Baltic history encyclopaedia) to find him at the last moment! Question 20 was rather fun I was surprised I thought of Shivaji as fast as I didCool, I know very little about Indian history. On a final note the fierce competition here (Dawn, Styrborn etc) made it all the more addictive, Hopefully with some gained experience me and Knights should be able to give the amighty Decebal a run for his moneyClap



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Besides, you may never know when another Baltic question comes... and it seems that Aussies are vastly better in those than others...
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haha Serious?? Wow! Did any other Australians compete in the Total Quiz other than Praetor and I?

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Where are the answers to round 2 questions?
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Ok I've updated the front thread with the answers. They were also posted around page 6 or so.
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