History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

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History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Tikvah » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:09 pm

If you know something about history and want make a buck or two, you've come to the right place! \:D/ Every so often, I will post some history-related questions. Whoever posts the answer first will get a small sum.

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Question #1: What medieval king of Denmark now has a form of wireless technology named after him?

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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby bookworm » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:33 pm

Tikvah wrote:What medieval king of Denmark now has a form of wireless technology named after him?
That would be Bluetooth; the symbol is his initials in runes. Good tech trivia.
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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Tikvah » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:05 pm

Correct! King Harald BlueTooth was also the first christian king of Denmark.



Question #2: In all of British history from the Norman conquest to the present, there have been only two rulers so terrible they never had any successors named after them. Who were they?

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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Renata » Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:06 pm

I'm not really sure, but maybe the kings John and Stephen, or if not perhaps Henry VIII and Richard III? Am I even close?
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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Tikvah » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:07 pm

Correct! King John and King Stephen were the ones I was looking for.

Question #3: What was the name of the battle fought between king Herold of England and King Harald of Denmark?

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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Isaiah the Ox » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:51 am

The Battle of Stamford Bridge?
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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Tikvah » Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:55 pm

Correct! I need to start putting out harder questions. ;)

Question #4: The Black Prince's Ruby is one of the oldest British crown jewels. It was acquired in the 1400s by Edward of Woodstock. Who did he get it from?

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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Jehoshaphat » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:59 pm

Peter of Castille a.k.a. Don Pedro
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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Tikvah » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:25 pm

Correct! Also an interesting note, the Black Prince's Ruby isn't actually a ruby at all, but a spinel.

Question #5: In 1212 there was an event normally called the children's crusade, but there were actually two movements, 1 in Germany and 1 in France. Who were these movements led by, respectively?

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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby bookworm » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:43 am

Tikvah wrote:In 1212 there was an event normally called the children's crusade, but there were actually two movements, 1 in Germany and 1 in France. Who were these movements led by, respectively?
Nicholas of Cologne and Stephan of Cloyes
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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Tikvah » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:15 pm

Correct!

Question #6: William Shakespeare had three children, two of whom were twins. Which two?

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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby bookworm » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:08 pm

Tikvah wrote:William Shakespeare had three children, two of whom were twins. Which two?
Hamnet and Judith
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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Tikvah » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:27 pm

Correct!

Question #7: Hannibal, after his famous pasage of the ALps, wias finally defeated at the battle of Zama. The roman General who defeated him went on in a long and glorious career. What was this general's name and the last battle he fought in?

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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Jehoshaphat » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:25 pm

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus whose last battle was the battle of Zama I think
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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Tikvah » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:48 pm

Unfortunately incorrect. The battle of Zama was not his last.
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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby The Doctor » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:13 pm

Was it the battle of Magnesia?
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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby PennyWise » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:51 pm

Going out on a limb here... the last battle Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus fought in was his last battle. :) *Totally steals joke from chain email*
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Postby Moontide » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:37 pm

Was it the Battle of Magnesia?
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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Tikvah » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:01 pm

Woody was the first one to give a correct answer, so he wins a small sum of money.


What were the names of the two opposing claimants to the throne in The Anarchy?

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Re: History Trivia for Small Sums of Money

Postby Jehoshaphat » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:50 pm

Empress Matilda and Stephen of Blois
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