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Murderous Monarchs Quiz

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Murderous Monarchs Quiz

Post by michellemoran » Thu October 16th, 2008, 12:58 am

A fun distraction, even if a few of the questions are based on rumor.
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Post by Ariadne » Thu October 16th, 2008, 1:18 am

"Wardrobe malfunction," LOL!

I got an 8 out of 10 and learned many new and unpleasant things. :D

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Post by annis » Thu October 16th, 2008, 1:45 am

That was fun and interesting - i got 9 out of 10, but have to confess that a couple of answers were lucky guesses! I stuffed up on Nero- I hadn't remembered that he'd disposed of quite so many family members.

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Post by Misfit » Thu October 16th, 2008, 1:50 am

7/10 and I had several were very lucky guesses. I only got the one on Vlad because I'd seen a Travel Channel bit on him recently. I did much better on the haunted history quiz.

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Post by michellemoran » Thu October 16th, 2008, 2:06 am

Annis: I stuffed up on Nero- I hadn't remembered that he'd disposed of quite so many family members.
I got a 9/10, but a few of mine were guesses as well. I didn't have to guess on Nero, however. I'm pretty sure my fifth novel will focus on his reign, and if they'd had room for a choice "e" they could have added "his step-brother". What a disturbed man.
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Post by Divia » Thu October 16th, 2008, 2:13 am

7/10 for me. I guessed on some and I forgot which Richard did it. Oh well, not too bad of a showing!

5th novel? What about that 4th ;)
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Post by michellemoran » Thu October 16th, 2008, 2:21 am

Well, at the risk of getting way ahead of myself, it will probably be about Caligula's reign, which was.. well, filled with debauchery and all around insanity. Probably there was a little less debauchery than was actually reported by his enemies, but there was debauchery nevertheless. He was also said to have tried to make his horse a Consul, which has to count for something in the eccentric department.
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Post by annis » Thu October 16th, 2008, 2:22 am

I'll be looking forward to that novel about Nero, Michelle. I do remember that he got very frustrated with his abortive efforts to dispose of his mother, Agrippinilla. She seemed to have a charmed life, but he got her in the end :(

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Post by Divia » Thu October 16th, 2008, 2:28 am

hmmm. Interesting topic to choose for a 4th book. :) And I do remember hearing about the horse thing.
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Post by michellemoran » Thu October 16th, 2008, 2:32 am

Annis: Agrippina definitely did not have an easy life. Although she didn't make it easy for others either (and had quite a bit of blood on her hands). I'm not sure who did have a good life in ancient Rome. In Cleopatra's Daughter, most of my characters had parents who committed suicide. I was lucky to find a protagonist who at least found great love (Cleopatra's daughter).
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