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'Blackadder': The Whole Dynasty 1485-1917
"A quiz based on the series, the book and a special or two. Every word, every lie, every cunning plan..."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
From the book's introduction, most all historians aggree that the Blackadder dynasty was among the most vile in British history, except for Prof. G. R. Blackadder who called them what?
'The nicest, sweetest, kindest, most like-a-bunch-of-little-kittens-in-a-basket type family of all time.
'Could be worse.'
'Nothing compared to the Hanovers.'
The first recorded Blackadder was probably a Druid named Edmun who oversaw the building of Stonehenge. What was he trying to build?
A child-friendly slide-and-swing combination.
A shopping mall
In the first episode, 'The Fortelling', who was it who actually suggested that Edmund, Duke of Edinburg, call himself 'The Black Adder'?
In 'The Archbishop', before Edmund assumed the mitre of the Archbishop of Canterbury, which of the following was NOT one of the ways the three previous archbishops met their end?
Tragically cut off his head while combing his hair.
Falling backwards onto the spire at Norwich Cathedral
Struck by a gargoyle swimming off Beachy Head
Accidently impaled by a Turkish helmet.
In the listed remedies of medieval medicine, which is not one of the Three Known Cures?
Saw it off
Physical exam followed by past history and diagnosis
Moving to the Tudor years, in the episode 'Potato', instead of sailing to the Cape of Good Hope (a.k.a. The Cape of Certain Death) to impress the Queen, where does Blackadder intend to go?
Pop off around the corner
Just down the coast
In the episode, 'Money', who is the head of the Bank of the Black Monks of St. Herod ('Banking with a Smile and a Stab)?
The bone-breaking Abbott of Dinsdale
The fairly-rough Pastor of Ely
The wife-swapping Archbishop of Kent
The baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells
Of the four main series, in which one did Edmund (Rowan Atkinson) appear in a full beard?
'The Black Adder'
'Blackadder Goes Fourth'
'Blackadder the Third'
Onward to the Hanover years...in 'Dish and Dishonesty' besides the voter, which of the following does NOT live in the rotten borough of Dunny-On-The-Wold?
A small hen in its late forties
Three mangy cows
A rather large turnip
A dachshund named Colin
In 'Dish And Dishonesty', who was NOT listed among the candidates who ran for Member of Parliament from Dunny-On-The-Wold against Baldrick'?
Pitt the Even Younger-Whig
Colin-Small Long Dog Party
Brig. Gen. Horace Balsam-Keep Royalty White, Rat Catching and Safe Sewage Residents' Party
Ivor 'Jest Ye Not Madam' Biggun-Standing At The Back Looking Dressed Stupidly and Looking Stupid Party
Who did Blackadder refer to as 'the most overrated human being since Judas Iscariot won the A.D. 31 Best Disciple Competition'?
The Duke of Wellington
The Prince Regent
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Dr. Samuel Johnson
In the episode 'Sense and Senility', what Shakespearean play should never be mentioned in the company of superstitious actors?
'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
In the laundry list of Turtle and Son Gentlemen's Launderers and Sprucers (on Bun Lane in Clerkenwell), what items does Prince George have in abundance?
Satin Croquet Waistcoats
In 'Amy And Amiability', what does the Shadow have a particular hatred for?
In 'Duel and Duality', how does Baldrick lose in the running for village idiot of Kensington?
He answered a question correctly
He fell off the wall
He showed up for the interview
His turnip was too small
We now extend to the Great War...in the episode 'Captain Cook', what reading material does Blackadder refer to as 'the greatest piece of fiction since vows of fidelity were included in the French marriage service'?
'King and Country'
In the episode 'Corporal Punishment', which of the following was NOT one of Baldrick's items for Blackadder's escape kit?
A pencil and toy trumpet
A toy duck
A 'Robin Hood' hat and toy bow and arrow
In the episode 'Private Plane', the REAL meaning of referring to the Royal Flying Corps as 'the Twenty Minuters' denotes the average _____________:
length of a 'dogfight'
length of time to prepare a plane for takeoff
life expectancy of a new pilot
time to dress for battle
In the episode 'General Hospital', which of the following words is NOT considered dirty by Gen. Melchett?
In the episode 'Goodbyeee' which is NOT one of George's pals from Cambridge, the 'Trinity's Tiddlers'?
Through the entire four series, which of the following was NOT one of the ways Edmund met his end?
Shot to death in 'No Man's Land'
Had his hands and ears chopped off, spiked, tickled and eventually poisoned.
Killed by a spy dressed as Queen Elizabeth I
Blasted by an Armstrong Whitworth four-pounder cannonette
In 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol', what was wrong with Baldrick's Christmas card?
He left his skivies in it
He accidently dropped in in the privy
It was accidently mailed back to himself
He spelled 'Christmas' without getting any of the letters right
In 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol', which time period does the Spirit of Christmas (Robby Coltrane) NOT show to Ebenezer Blackadder?
The Distant Future
Hanover Regency England
The Elizabethan Period
World War I
In the special 'Blackadder: Back and Forth', what was the main problem with the time machine built by Baldrick?
It moved between realities
It only moved forward in time
It didn't work
In the special 'Blackadder: Back and Forth', what is NOT acomplished by Lord Blackadder and Baldrick's first foray in the Time Machine?
Caused the extinction of the Dinosaurs
Extended the Roman Empire several centuries
Killed Robin Hood
Convinced Shakespeare to quit writing plays
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