Special Sub-Topic: History of all kinds....
|Bernard of Clairvaux was which kind of monk?|
Cistercian. Bernard was insturmental in keeping the Crusades going ... Someone had to do it!
|Which of the following was a son of Charlemagne?|
Louis the Pious. Charlemagne split his empire amongst his sons ... The idea of primogeniture was a few years away ...
|Marat was murdered by which of the following women?|
Charlotte Corday. He was stabbed to death while taking a bath.
|Which Persian king lost to Alexander the Great?|
|Cleopatra was of which ethnic origin?|
Greek. Cleopatra was a descendent of Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Great's generals.
|Charles I of England was executed in which year?|
1649. This led to the Cromwellian years of rule in England.
|Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc) is also known as the maid of ...?|
|Louis XV was the _____ of Louis XIV.|
Great-grandson. Louis XIV only had one son who survived to adulthood ... He was very fond of his grandson, and was quite crushed when he died. Louis XV was too young to have had much of a relationship with the 'Sun King.'
|Where is Timbuktu?|
|Which Native American Indian leader's battle plans are still used for instruction by the US military?|
|What Spanish epic poem recounts the 'Reconquista'?|
|How many legitimate children of Louis XIV lived to adulthood?|
1. Louis had innumerable illegitimate children ... and the one legitimate son who lived to adulthood died before he could become king.
|The metric system was devised during the ...|
|Which of the following pairs are NOT contemporaneous?|
Pericles and Aristotle. Medea and Jason are fictional characters, but as far as the myths go ... they lived at the same time.
|The pope for whom Michaelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was ...?|
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