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Off With Their Heads!
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"A quiz about people (both real and imaginary) who lost their lives by losing their heads."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
This man's beheading is so famous that many Christian denominations have a feast day commemorating it, and many famous artists have painted the scene with his head often depicted on a platter. Who is he?
St. Thomas More
St. John the Baptist
The Headless Horseman terrifies Ichabod Crane in which book?
Rip Van Winkle
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Mystery of the Headless Horseman
Which character from "Alice in Wonderland" is famous for shouting "Off with their heads"?
The Red Queen
The Queen of Hearts
The Mad Hatter
The Mock Turtle
How many wives did Henry VIII of England behead?
What cartoon character had his head bitten off by Ozzy Osbourne?
Kings and queens are known for beheading their subjects, but which English king was beheaded in 1649?
Ethelred the Unready
Nearly Headless Nick is the ghost of Gryffindor House in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series. Although his neck was struck 45 times, his head still remains attached to his body by half an inch of skin and sinew. What instrument did the hapless executioner use?
A blunt axe
A Swiss army knife
A rusty sword
A faulty guillotine
From what Shakespearean play does the quote "Off with his head" come from?
The Merchant of Venice
Edward Teach was a notorious English pirate who was killed in a fierce onboard battle in 1719. His head was cut off and hung from the bowsprit of the victor's boat. What name was he better known by?
One of the most famous beheadings in history is that of Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution. What were her last words before being executed by guillotine?
"Vive La France!"
"Let them eat cake!"
"Monsieur, I beg your pardon."
"It is glorious and honourable to die for one's country."
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