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Duels Quiz

Famous people who have gone mano a mano in combat - both real and fictional. 10 Questions.

 
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Which Russian writer was mortally wounded in a duel?

  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Aleksandr Pushkin
  • Maxim Gorky

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The Black Fingernail cheated in a duel in (Carry On) Don't Lose Your Head. His everyday name was Sir Rodney what?

  • Cowardd
  • Fyffe
  • Rodd
  • Ffing

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Rowan Atkinson, in the guise of Blackadder, in the guise of the Prince Regent duelled with the Duke of Wellington, played by whom?

  • Stephen Fry
  • Ben Elton
  • Tim McInnerny
  • Rik Mayall

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In 1829 the real Duke of Wellington duelled with whom, both aiming wide?

  • Duke of Roxburgh
  • Earl of Winchilsea
  • Lord of Islay
  • Baron Hollander

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Which playwright killed actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel?

  • Christopher Marlowe
  • Ben Jonson
  • Oliver Goldsmith
  • John Webster

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Which US President killed a man in a duel?

  • Franklin Pierce
  • John Tyler
  • Ullyses Grant
  • Andrew Jackson

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Which US Vice President killed Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a duel?

  • George Clinton
  • Aaron Burr
  • Hannibal Hamlin
  • Elbridge Gerry

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Veteran of over a hundred duels, 18th century politician Richard Martin rejoiced in what nickname?

  • Humanity Dick
  • Tumbledown Dick
  • Quick Dick
  • Lucky Dick

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In 1809 George Canning was slightlywounded duelling whom?

  • Lord Oxford
  • Lord Castlereagh
  • Lord Buckingham
  • Lord Liverpool

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Outraged by a poor review, which French author fought journalist Jean Lorrain, both missing from 25 paces?

  • Victor Hugo
  • Honore de Balzac
  • Marcel Proust
  • Alexandre Dumas (pere)

 

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