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Robin Hood and His Merry Men Quiz

A short quiz about some of the misconceptions and truths behind the famous outlaw. 8 Questions.

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Robin's traditional base is Sherwood forest, but in one of the earliest ballads another forest is given instead. Which one?

  • Mara
  • Mondrem
  • Barnsdale
  • Galtres


Most of us will have seen outlaws in lincoln green swashbuckling their way across our tv screens at some point. But which of these stars has never played Sherwood's famous son?

  • Douglas Fairbanks
  • Errol Flynn
  • Richard Todd
  • Richard Harris

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Maid Marian is well known to many as Robin Hood's lady love, but she was not the first. Who came before her?

  • Clorinda, Queen of the Shepherdesses
  • Isabella of Angouleme, King John's wife
  • Maud de St Valery, who was starved to death by King John
  • Agnes, the daughter of a wool merchant


In which of Sir Walter Scott's novels does Hood make an appearance as 'Locksley'?

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Robin is nowadays generally thought of as being the disinherited Earl of Huntingdon, but who was the real Earl at the time?

  • King Richard's nephew Prince Arthur
  • David of Scotland, a descendant of King David I
  • Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Hertford and Gloucester
  • There was no Earl of Huntingdon


Who were the killers of Robin Hood in the tradition of the ballads?

  • The Sherriff of Nottingham and Guy of Gisborne
  • The Prioress of Kirklees and her lover, Roger of Doncaster
  • The Sherriff of Nottingham and Prince John
  • Maid Marian and Guy of Gisborne


Robin Hood's story bears a remarkable resemblance to that of Roger Godberd during the reign of Henry III. What was he outlawed for?

  • Attempting to assassinate Prince Edward, later Edward I
  • Stealing from the prisoners taken by the Crown after the battle of Evesham
  • Fighting for Simon de Montfort at the Battle of Evesham
  • Refusing to pay taxes

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Little John is one of Robin Hood's closest friends and allies. Where is he reputed to have been buried?

  • Hathersage, Derbyshire
  • Trim castle, County Meath
  • Builth Wells, Powys
  • Doncaster, South Yorkshire