A Royal Round of Queenly Quizzes

For the past week and a half, the world’s attention has been on the events leading up to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. In her honor, we present this queenly quiz. Each of these questions about queens was inspired by a Commonplace Fun Facts article. Links to the articles for each correct answer can be found at the end of the quiz.

For The Articles That Give More Information About Each Correct Answer, Click on the Links Below

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The Boy Who Rejected His Right to be King

What do you make of someone who renounces his birthright — especially when that means renouncing the right to be King? The story has played out before, triggering the expected media firestorm. There is the example of King Edward VIII, who gave up his throne to become the Duke of Windsor. Today’s tabloids and talk…

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The Strange Fate of Oliver Cromwell’s Head

We all know someone who just can’t leave things alone. No matter how little the slight and regardless of how much time has passed, they have an irresistible compulsion to have the last word. People like that can lose their heads over their need for oneupmanship. They may even go to the extreme of causing…

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Welcome to the Land Wanted By No Nation

There’s nothing unique about disputed territory. It is one of the most common causes of war. When two nations cannot agree on who holds the right to possess a piece of real estate, conflict is inevitable. Unless, of course, we’re talking about Bir Tawil. The conflict over the possession of Bir Tawil is similar to…

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