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Where on Earth, a Touch of History

written by: Aeria
 
Let's talk about history. I am far from engaging your attention with commanders, presidents, battles and the like. Did you know that it was once common for people to bathe once a year? They took their bath in May, and got married in June. Well, this was in the Middle ages. Take this trivia quiz and get familiar with some historical peculiarities. Guess where they happened by considering the multiple choices.

Question 1:


In early 1800s, marijuana was the number one crop in this American state.
California
Kentucky
Idaho
Texas

Question 2:


One of the first streetcars in this American city was made to resemble a horse.
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
San Francisco

Question 3:


In an ancient civilization, the cure for epilepcy was to spit on the person having a fit.
Egypt
Rome
China
Greece

Question 4:


Oranges used to be popular in this European country as decorative items, much as gourds are today.
Turkey
Argentina
England
Portugal

Question 5:


In the 1500's translating the Bible was almost illegal. A strong public opinion was widespread that the Bible should not be translated into common languages. Where was that?
North Africa
Europe
Asia
North America

Question 6:


Until recent years this strange custom was practiced: when a husband died, his wife would walk into the funeral pyre and burn to death. Where did they perform it?
China
Malaysia
Madagaskar
India

Question 7:


Housewarming parties originated in this constituent country of the United Kingdom.
Wales
Scotland
England
Northern Ireland

Question 8:


Where were eyeglasses known and worn 500 years before they became popular in Europe and America?
China
Brazil
India
Japan

Question 9:


About 1,400 years ago, a British girl named Bathilde was sold to King Clovis II as a slave. The king fell in love with her and they got married. He made her queen. This is how slavery ended in this country.
America
Great Britain
France
Spain

Question 10:


During which of these wars was there an epidemic of opium addiction among American soldiers?
Vietnam war
World War I
Korean War
World War II

 


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