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The Ten Common Historical Misconceptions Quiz

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Some believe that in Gladiatorial combat , a thumb pointed down denoted execution , in fact an upward thumb meant kill , while ''what'' meant mercy?

  • Fist
  • Hand
  • Leg
  • Blink

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The ''what'' helmets , other than a few ceremonial ones , did not have thorns , they were smooth and rounded , horns would be a hazard in a fight?

  • Roman
  • Viking
  • Russian
  • Ossetian

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There is no account of ''what'' maidens before 1793 , they are likely an amalgamation of various torture devices?

  • Aluminium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Iron

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King ''what'' did not try to order the tide back to prove his power , instead he proved to sycophantic followers that even the king has limits to his power?

  • Canute
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Frederick

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Napoleon was not short , being 1.5 metres , but in ''what'' units , this is 1.7 metres by modern standards , taller than the average Frenchman of the time?

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Norwegian

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Nearly all Greek and ''what'' sculptures we see today are white , they used to be painted vibrant colours , which time has worn away?

  • Roman
  • Frank
  • Muscovite
  • Dutch

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The Emancipation Proclamation did not free all ''what'' , as some people believe , rather it freed those living in United States Of America not under Union control?

  • Miners
  • Slaves
  • Fishers
  • Teachers

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Paul Revere never actually said ''The British Are Coming'' , most Americans identified as being ''what'' then , the lines come from a poem of events?

  • British
  • French
  • Brazilian
  • German

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Vomitoriums were not places where Romans would purge their bodies after meals by throwing up , they were actually a style of ''what'' found in stadiums?

  • Arch
  • Entrance
  • Game
  • Buffet

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The theory that the Earth was ''what'' was not a popular Medieval belief , ancient Greeks had taught Earth's spherical nature , these teachings have carried on?

  • Flat
  • Triangular
  • Pentagonal
  • Invisible

 

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