Georgian Hallowe'en Quiz Questions

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Can you guess all of the answers to my quiz? Be one of the first three people to enter correctly in the comments below and you could win a copy of the Gin Lane Gazette.

 

1. Which ghost-busting man of letters investigated the fraudulent ghost ‘Scratching Fanny of Cock Lane’ in 1762?

A. Dr. Samuel Johnson

2. What was the name of the Druid who built a spooky stone circle on Primrose Hill in 1792?

A. Edward Williams

3. Which satirist’s heart was buried in an urn in the mausoleum at West Wycombe in 1775?

A. Paul Whitehead’s

4. Who was the dentist who embalmed his dead wife, and displayed her in his shop window in 1775?

A. Martin van Butchell

5. Which Stevenage man eluded body snatchers by having his corpse laid to rest on the beams in a roof space in 1724?

A. Henry Trigg

6. Which member of the aristocracy is said to have been attacked by a baboon dressed as the Devil in the 1760s?

A. The Earl of Sandwich

7. Who was tortured with red-hot pincers, dismembered by cart-horses, and burnt at the stake for trying to murder Louis XV?

A. Robert-Francois Damiens

 

Enjoyed this? Why not try your luck at E O Higgins or Stevyn Colgan's Hallowe'en quizzes too. 

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Comments

Sarah Naismith
Sarah Naismith says:

1. Samuel Johnson
2.Iolo Morganwg
3.Paul Whitehead
4.Martin Van Butchell
5.Henry Trig
6. The Earl of Sandwich
7.Robert-Francois Damiens

October 31, 2013

Ed Bruce
Ed Bruce says:

What Sarah said :)

1. Samuel Johnson
2.Iolo Morganwg
3.Paul Whitehead
4.Martin Van Butchell
5.Henry Trig
6. The Earl of Sandwich
7.Robert-Francois Damiens

October 31, 2013

Lou Wakefield
Lou Wakefield says:

Samuel Johnson
Edward Williams aka Iolo Morganwg
Paul Whitehead
Martin Van Butchell
Henry Trigg
John Montagu 4th Earl of Sandwich
Robert-Francois Damiens

October 31, 2013

Sarah Naismith
Sarah Naismith says:

Ed Bruce, you might have changed the punctuation slightly so that it didn't look like you'd just cut and pasted my answers :P

October 31, 2013

Lou Wakefield
Lou Wakefield says:

November 09, 2013

Lou Wakefield
Lou Wakefield says:

Did we win?

November 09, 2013

Caitlin Harvey
Caitlin Harvey says:

Congratulations to Lou, you correctly guessed all of the answers. A copy of the book is on its way to you. Thanks for entering everyone.

November 11, 2013

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