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Miscellany

A collection of historical trivia 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which of the following did not rule the Holy Roman Empire?

  • Charles the Fat
  • Charles the Wise
  • Charles the Bald

2

What did Atlas support on his shoulders?

  • The World
  • The Constellations of Zeus
  • The Heavens

3

What is the Grately Code?

  • A religious puzzle
  • The documents replaced by the Doomsday Book
  • An Anglo-Saxon coinage reform

4

When was the United Nations founded?

  • Nineteen Twenty Six
  • Nineteen Forty Five
  • Ninety Fifty Two

5

For how long did Queen Victoria reign in Britain?

  • Sixty Eight years
  • Sixty Three years
  • Fifty Eight years

6

Which butcher's son rose to prominence in England and had Hampton Court Palace built for him?

  • Thomas Wolsey
  • Thomas Cranmer
  • Oliver Cromwell

7

When was Offa's Dyke constructed?

  • Eighth Century
  • Eleventh Century
  • Fourteenth Century

8

Who dreamed up the original Utopia?

  • George Orwell
  • Thomas More
  • Lewis Carroll

9

Where is the priceless 8th century Celtic Book of Kells housed?

  • Glasgow
  • London
  • Dublin

10

What were the Heraea Games in ancient Greece?

  • A contest where slaves could win their freedom
  • A female version of the Olympic Games
  • A swimming competition

 

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