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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

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Which hairstyle was banned in China in 1911 after it was seen as a link with its feudal past?

  • Bob
  • Pigtails
  • Beehive
  • Mohawk

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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?

  • Fox
  • Pig
  • Dog
  • Bear

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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

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Who became the "Fuehrer" of Nazi Germany after the suicide of Adolf Hitler?

  • Paul von Hindenburg
  • Freidreich von Paulaus
  • Joseph Goebbels
  • Karl Dontiz

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Which saint allegedly grew a beard to avoid marriage (although she was then crucified at her father's will)?

  • Wilgefortis
  • Clare of Assisi
  • Francis of Assisi
  • Jutta of Kolmsee

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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

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The Swastika (although not the exact sign used by the Nazis) was originally used in Hindu as the Sacred sign of what?

  • Kindness
  • Holiness
  • Happiness
  • Auspiciousness

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In ancient India, which animal was used as a method of capital punishment, with the victim being crushed by the creature?

  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Tiger
  • Hippo

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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