General History Quiz
Some interesting facts on different historical events. 10 Questions.
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Who led the 'Children's Crusade' in 1212, when a French boy led 30,000 children to Marseilles in the belief that the sea would part and let them into Jerusalem?
Henry of Paris
Thierry of Paris
Stephen of Normandy
Laurent of Normandy
Which hairstyle was banned in China in 1911 after it was seen as a link with its feudal past?
In Tudor times, which of these animals was used in a popular game in which the creature was fired into the air with a slingshot; the winner being the one fired the highest?
How was the original globe theatre set on fire, in a production of Henry VIII?
By Henry VIII after he didn't enjoy the play
Backfiring of a theatrical firearm
By an actor dropping a candle
Misfiring of a theatrical cannon
Who became the "Fuehrer" of Nazi Germany after the suicide of Adolf Hitler?
Paul von Hindenburg
Freidreich von Paulaus
Which saint allegedly grew a beard to avoid marriage (although she was then crucified at her father's will)?
Clare of Assisi
Francis of Assisi
Jutta of Kolmsee
Which king is the poem 'Humpty Dumpty' based on, after he fell of his horse at the Battle of Bosworth?
King George IV
King Charles II
King Richard III
King Henry VI
The Swastika (although not the exact sign used by the Nazis) was originally used in Hindu as the Sacred sign of what?
In ancient India, which animal was used as a method of capital punishment, with the victim being crushed by the creature?
According to a Saracen doctor, a Medieval English method for curing a headache was accusing the devil of infesting the mind and then doing what?
Setting fire to a rod poked into the ear
Removing the brain
Burying the person alive
Throwing them into a current to drown the evil spirit
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