Roz Kaveney (rozk) wrote,
Roz Kaveney

Bring on the empty horses

I seem to be developing a quiz habit, which shows I have too much spare time.

Catherine The Great
You scored 51% on ruling power!
You are: Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. 1729-1796. Ambitious and intelligent, Catherine arrived in Russia from Germany in 1744 to marry the 16 year old Grand Duke Peter. His unpopularity allowed her to depose him, orchestrate his death, and proclaim herself sole ruler of Russia. Considering herself a ruler in line with enlightenment ideas, she supported progressive ideas, such as reforms in law, education, and provincial and municipal administration. But she ruled as an autocrat and suppressed Polish nationalists, which led to Poland's partition, and took the Crimea and parts of the Black Sea coast from Turkey.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 99% on ruling power
Link: The Which Historical Queen Are You Test written by queenforaday on Ok Cupid

In other news, a good open air relay of 'Rigoletto' last night somewhat spoiled by 1. rubbish trucks which hadn't done their rounds early 2. local cafes playing loud music in competition 3. drunken hoorays talking about New York and shoes in loud voices and 4. a woman lecturing another woman on yoga technique and bicep curls. In the world where I am Queen, these people are now exiled to Skye.

And Rhonda Wilcox has just asked me to keynote at the next Slayage conference. Is there anything anyone would like me to cover in my lecture?
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