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Monday, September 18, 2006

Here We Go Again


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So the Pope made the Muslims mad. Popes are always making somebody mad; I think it's in the job description.

Now they're screaming "Jihad!" Well, in the past this often led to a one word response: "Crusade!"

So, here's another chance to refresh our knowledge of history so we can understand the coming news bulletins better:

1. Who were the main players in the Crusades of the Middle Ages?

2. How many major, named crusades were there?

3. Who won the crusades?

4. The Pope's private army is the Swiss Guards. Name four things Switzerland is famous for.

5. Bonus question: So, why do witches burn?

(Answers below.)

(This will be easier for folks with laptops - just turn it upside down to read the answers. Others may want to print this page, and then turn the printer upside down.)

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  • At 12:32 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    The answer to the bonus question:


  • At 11:26 PM, Blogger Stew Magoo said…

    All I know is that NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition...


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