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Off With Their Heads!

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Off With Their Heads game quiz
"A quiz about people (both real and imaginary) who lost their lives by losing their heads."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. 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. John the Baptist
    St Valentine
    St. Thomas More
    St Paul


2. The Headless Horseman terrifies Ichabod Crane in which book?
    Black Beauty
    Rip Van Winkle
    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
    The Mystery of the Headless Horseman


3. Which character from "Alice in Wonderland" is famous for shouting "Off with their heads"?
    The Red Queen
    The Mock Turtle
    The Mad Hatter
    The Queen of Hearts


4. How many wives did Henry VIII of England behead?
    Two
    Three
    Six
    One


5. What cartoon character had his head bitten off by Ozzy Osbourne?
    Mr Burns
    Stewie Griffin
    Daffy Duck
    Kenny McCormick


6. Kings and queens are known for beheading their subjects, but which English king was beheaded in 1649?
    Ethelred the Unready
    Charles II
    Charles I
    James VI


7. 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 rusty sword
    A faulty guillotine
    A Swiss army knife
    A blunt axe


8. From what Shakespearean play does the quote "Off with his head" come from?
    Macbeth
    Richard III
    The Merchant of Venice
    Henry V


9. 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?
    Jack Sparrow
    Barbarossa
    Henry Morgan
    Blackbeard


10. 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?
    "Let them eat cake!"
    "Monsieur, I beg your pardon."
    "It is glorious and honourable to die for one's country."
    "Vive La France!"


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Compiled Jun 28 12