Post details: QUIZ TIME! Fact or Fiction? - THE QUESTIONS!

06/14/07

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QUIZ TIME! Fact or Fiction? - THE QUESTIONS!

Below is a series of historical statements... your job, if you choose, is to tell which is fictional, and which is fact...

No prize, just for interests sake! But, it still ain't going to be easy!


#1: King George the Third brought down harsh taxation on the American colonists leading to a revolt and the eventual independence of The United States of America.


#2: The pivotal battle of New Orleans in 1815 (where Andrew Jackson made his name) was a decisive blow to the British and allowed America to win The War of 1812.


#3: Throwing mud was an official Olympic event in the 20th century once.


#4: Pablum is a Canadian invention and translated means "Horse Food".


#5: When Columbus made his fateful journey to the New World, a lot of people funding him thought he was crackers and would fall of the edge of the flat planet.


#6: When the English Pilgrims landed in the New World, one of the first native Americans ("Indians") they met had lived in England for many years before they arrived.


#7: Henry The Eighth wrote the ballad "Greensleeves".


#8: A UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.


#9: People were MUCH shorter two and three hundred years ago as shown by doorways and bed (sizes).


#10: As they had already put in place strong anti-slavery laws, England and (therefore) Canada were strong and constant supporters of the North (the Union) Army in the American Civil War (1861–1865).


ANSWERS POSTED TOMORROW... (No cheating!) Good lucks, and don't worry if you blow some of the answers. There are at least a couple, which are trick questions! See if you can spot them!

Enditall

Comments:

Comment from: Stu [Visitor] Email
I'm not sure about some of the questions but gave the quiz a try:

#1: King George the Third brought down harsh taxation on the American colonists leading to a revolt and the eventual independence of The United States of America.
True


#2: The pivotal battle of New Orleans in 1815 (where Andrew Jackson made his name) was a decisive blow to the British and allowed America to win The War of 1812.
False

#3: Throwing mud was an official Olympic event in the 20th century once.
False


#4: Pablum is a Canadian invention and translated means "Horse Food".
True


#5: When Columbus made his fateful journey to the New World, a lot of people funding him thought he was crackers and would fall of the edge of the flat planet.
False


#6: When the English Pilgrims landed in the New World, one of the first native Americans ("Indians") they met had lived in England for many years before they arrived.
True

#7: Henry The Eighth wrote the ballad "Greensleeves".
False


#8: A UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
Trick - we don't know


#9: People were MUCH shorter two and three hundred years ago as shown by doorways and bed (sizes).
Trick... maybe. Shorter yes, MUCH... I don't know.


#10: As they had already put in place strong anti-slavery laws, England and (therefore) Canada were strong and constant supporters of the North (the Union) Army in the American Civil War (1861–1865).
True
PermalinkPermalink 06/14/07 @ 16:22
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/pastyme/
Stuey -> Answers will be online tomorrow promise.
PermalinkPermalink 06/14/07 @ 22:17
Comment from: FreeWine [Visitor] Email · http://www.oklahomaroadtrips.com/paddle.htm
So, King George should NOT be held
responsible for the actions of his
minions? One has to wonder if the
royals don't work and they aren't responsible...what is the role
of royalty?

The current U.S. President should be
happy to find out that the existence
of Congress relieves him of the burden
of being responsible for U.S. policies
around the world!
PermalinkPermalink 06/15/07 @ 16:51
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/pastyme/
FreeWine -> Comparing constitutional monarchy (the monarch has zero power - and no real say in anything they simply rubber stamp) with the American system of government is like comparing apples to Buicks. They are completely different, but thank you for your comments. :)

PermalinkPermalink 06/15/07 @ 16:55
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/pastyme/
Forgot to mention the King was suffering with mental illness due to a physical condition throughout much of his reign, and was often in a straight jacket more or less again with zero power to affect anything. He just makes a cool figure head to for people to blame.
PermalinkPermalink 06/15/07 @ 16:59

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