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Unusual Deaths of Famous People

written by: spartanman47
 
This quiz examines the demises of some notable rulers and historic figures,all of which were either unusual or atypical of the persons lifestyle.

Question 1:

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On Dec 21, 1945 General Patton died of an embolism caused by what?
a cold shower
None of these
a Cadillac accident
a jeep accident


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Question 2:

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Alexander the Great was buried in Alexandria, Egypt in 323BC. It is generally accepted that his death was caused by what?
leprosy
alcoholism
plague
malaria


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Question 3:

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Al Capone actually died from complications of syphilis.
False
True


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Question 4:

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Which of these killed Pyrrhus of Epirus, while he was ravaging the city of Argos in 272BC?
lightning
rabies
a roof tile
tainted wine


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Question 5:

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Which US President caught pneumonia on his first day of office and died 31 days later?



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Question 6:

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Before he could resume his invasion of the Roman Empire, Attila the Hun died in 453 AD of what?
alcohol overdose combined with a nosebleed
tetanus from a rusty spur in his boot
a stroke
plague from rats


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Question 7:

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Which US President died at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on 2 August 1923?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 8:

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How did Frederick I, Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor die?
catching on fire during a siege
hanging from a tree
drowning in a river
falling off a castle wall


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Question 9:

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Genghis Khan died after falling off his horse at the young age of 35.
False
True


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Question 10:

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Pope Clement VII (16th cent AD) died as a result of eating what food?
rice
mushrooms
spoiled fish
hemlock


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