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Quiz about Not So Secret Societies
Quiz about Not So Secret Societies

Not So Secret Societies Trivia Quiz


There have been a number of secret societies throughout history, many of whom helped to shape our world - some for good... and some for evil.

A multiple-choice quiz by boxcrusher. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
boxcrusher
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
261,496
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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2862
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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1. This Muslim sect was around at the time of the Crusades, and are sometimes referred to as the first terrorists in history. Hint

Aum Shinrikyo
Muti
The Hashishim
The Camorra

2. This club of powerful men was founded in 1872 by five journalists in San Francisco, and continues to meet in a private grove in Northern California. Hint

The Bilderbergers
The Freemasons
Essex Junto
The Bohemian Club

3. Which prestigious Ivy League school is home to the even more prestigious secret society 'The Order of Skull and Bones'? Hint

Dartmouth
Harvard
Yale
Princeton

4. This group featured prominently in Dan Brown's popular novel "The DaVinci Code". Founded in 1118, this order eventually grew so rich and powerful it was second only to the Catholic Church. Hint

Opus Dei
The Knights Templar
The Rosicrucians
The Shriners

5. In 1973, David Rockefeller founded this group of wealthy, influential people as a kind of think tank to solve the world's problems. Hint

Mensa
The Trilateral Commission
The Priory of Sion
Golden Dawn

6. The term "La Cosa Nostra" is another term sometimes used to describe what sprawling crime syndicate? Hint

The Mafia
Argenteum Astrum
Ku Klux Klan
Mensur

7. The Mau Mau was a rebel uprising that took place in the 1950s that sought to eliminate all British colonial rule in this country. Hint

Cameroon
Kenya
Sierra Leone
Nigeria

8. One of the most hateful secret societies ever concocted, the Ku Klux Klan, is notorious in the United States for their evil and shameful practices. What is the title given to the leader of all Ku Klux Klan? Hint

Black Hooded Knight
Grand Dragon
Imperial Wizard
Supreme Chancellor

9. Thought to be the world's oldest and largest fraternity, this sect started as a group of skilled stone-workers and architects. Hint

The Bilderbergers
Round Table
The Freemasons
Optimists

10. Supposedly the most powerful secret society of them all, this group apparently wants to form a New World Order and conspiracy theorists claim that they already control or influences much of the world's events. Hint

The Illuminati
Hell Fire Club
The Thule Society
Order of the Solar Temple


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This Muslim sect was around at the time of the Crusades, and are sometimes referred to as the first terrorists in history.

Answer: The Hashishim

Marco Polo, back in the late 1200s, wrote about the Hashishim. They used intimidation and targeted murders for political purposes. The English word 'assassinate' and its various derivatives, such as 'assassination' come from the name of this sect. It is said that they 'emboldened' themselves for some of their exploits by getting high on 'hash' first.
2. This club of powerful men was founded in 1872 by five journalists in San Francisco, and continues to meet in a private grove in Northern California.

Answer: The Bohemian Club

Exact details aren't known about this group of power-brokers, but it's rumored that its members have included every Republican President since Herbert Hoover. Apparently, there is a waiting list of years for admission.
3. Which prestigious Ivy League school is home to the even more prestigious secret society 'The Order of Skull and Bones'?

Answer: Yale

Both President George W. Bush and his father, President George H.W. Bush were members, as was the man whom the younger Bush defeated in the 2004 election, John Kerry.
4. This group featured prominently in Dan Brown's popular novel "The DaVinci Code". Founded in 1118, this order eventually grew so rich and powerful it was second only to the Catholic Church.

Answer: The Knights Templar

In "The DaVinci Code", the Knights Templar were depicted as the keepers of an ancient religious secret. But another logical theory is that their knowledge of geometry and architecture allowed them to produce superior buildings, and their wealth and power grew as a result.
5. In 1973, David Rockefeller founded this group of wealthy, influential people as a kind of think tank to solve the world's problems.

Answer: The Trilateral Commission

The Trilateral Commission has a website - www.trilateral.org - that states its mission, though some conspiracy theorists have tried to peg this group as a bunch of power-hungry men eager for world domination.
6. The term "La Cosa Nostra" is another term sometimes used to describe what sprawling crime syndicate?

Answer: The Mafia

The Mafia originated in Italy, but no one is exactly sure when! It's been a long time, though, just like there have been a lot of movies made about The Mafia, including "The Godfather" trilogy, "Goodfellas", "Casino", and many others. "La Cosa Nostra" is an Italian phrase meaning "Our Thing".
7. The Mau Mau was a rebel uprising that took place in the 1950s that sought to eliminate all British colonial rule in this country.

Answer: Kenya

The Mau Mau rebels hated the British, and did what they could to disrupt life for anyone who had anything to do with the British occupation. Their tactics were deplorable, however, including the killing of unarmed women and children in order to further their aims.
8. One of the most hateful secret societies ever concocted, the Ku Klux Klan, is notorious in the United States for their evil and shameful practices. What is the title given to the leader of all Ku Klux Klan?

Answer: Imperial Wizard

Their uniform of white robes and cone-shaped hoods have become emblematic of evil and intolerance.
9. Thought to be the world's oldest and largest fraternity, this sect started as a group of skilled stone-workers and architects.

Answer: The Freemasons

More than half of the United States' Founding Fathers were Freemasons. The Washington Monument, in Washington D.C., has long been called a symbol of the Freemasons.
10. Supposedly the most powerful secret society of them all, this group apparently wants to form a New World Order and conspiracy theorists claim that they already control or influences much of the world's events.

Answer: The Illuminati

It's hard to tell what's true and what's not about the Illuminati. No one seems too sure if they exist, yet some will have you believe that many of the world's leaders are under the control of this covert group.
Source: Author boxcrusher

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