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Characters - Both Authentic and Imagined

Who, where, why, when and how! 15 Questions.

 
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What was the full name of the spanish hero known as "El Cid"?

  • Pino Rauti
  • Alessandro Malaspina
  • Roderigo Diaz de Bivar
  • Antonio Tejero

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In which battle in 1485 did Richard III lose his crown and his throne?

  • Battle of St. Albans
  • Battle of Wakefield
  • Battle of Northampton
  • Battle of Bosworth Field

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What nationality was Ferdinand Magellan?

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French

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Which novel by Evelyn Waugh features the characters "Sebastian Flyte and Charles Ryder"?

  • Black Mischief
  • Brideshead Revisited
  • A Handful of Dust
  • Men at Arms

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Which Persian poet wrote the poem "The Rubaiyat"?

  • Baladhuri
  • Sanaayi
  • Uthard Mukhtari
  • Omar Khayyam

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For what form of entertainment was "Lord" George Sanger famous?

  • Circus
  • Music Hall
  • Opera
  • Ballet

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Who wrote the poem that begins "Oh to be in England, now that April's there"?

  • Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • Robert Browning
  • William Barnes
  • William Blake

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In the poem by Edward Lear, what was peculiar about the "Pobble"?

  • It had three legs
  • It had two heads
  • It had seventeen fingers
  • It had no toes

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Who was the last Roman Catholic king of England?

  • James I
  • James II
  • Stephen
  • Edward IV

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In which Shakespeare play is the character "Pistol", forced to eat a leek?

  • Merchant of Venice
  • As you like it
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Henry V

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What nationality was the playwright "Ibsen"?

  • Danish
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian
  • Finnish

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Which american industrialist claimed that "History is Bunk"?

  • Henry Ford
  • John D. Rockefeller
  • Harvey S. Firestone
  • Paul Getty

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Which Irish comedian's real name is Tynian O'Malley?

  • Paddy Crosbie
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Frank Kelly
  • Dave Allen

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What was the middle name of William S. Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame)?

  • Stackpole
  • Styles
  • Schwenk
  • Semple

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Of which country was "Nikolay Bulganin" Premier Minister?

  • Russia
  • Bulgaria
  • Poland
  • Hungary

 

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