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World Folk Heroes Quiz

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What is the name of the famous fictional American cowboy who was raised by coyotes, used a rattlesnake as a lasso, and even lassoed a tornado?
Pecos Bill
Mountain Tim
Dale Redbrook
Ned Richmond

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What is the name of the legendary Geatish hero-king who killed the demon Grendel and eventually perished fighting a dragon?
Gilgamesh
Lancelot
King Arthur
Beowulf

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Hristo Botev is the name of a famous poet and revolutionary who has achieved folk hero status in his homeland, which is what country?
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Austria
Bulgaria
Yugoslavia
Czech Republic

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What is the name of the legendary Norse hero and main character of Voslunga Saga who is also known by the name of Sigurd?
Siegmund
Sigrin
Loethe
Siegfried

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What is the name of the man who founded an anti-technology movement in England after he famously smashed textile machines during the 18th century?
Maxwell Sharp
Albert Fringh
Ned Ludd
Lowell Burne

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Tomoe Gozen was a legendary female samurai who fought for the Minamoto Clan in what famous Japanese war?
The Genpei War
The First Sino-Japanese War
The Onin War
The Shimabara Rebellion

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What legendary folk hero-king of English legend wielded Excalibur?
King Edward
King Arthur
King Henry I
King Alfred the Great

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What is the name of the Irish folk hero who was the son of a god named Lugh, and was nicknamed the Hound of Ulster?
Min Cofka
Ingrott
Cu Chulainn
Prince Verian

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What is the name of the American "King of the Wild Frontier" and politician who died fighting at the Battle of the Alamo?
"Wild Bill" Hickok
Davy Crockett
Jesse James
Wyatt Earp

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Mir Chakar Khan Rind was a chieftain in the 16th century and is considered a folk hero of what people?
The Scandinavians
The Slavs
The Serbians
The Balochs

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What is the name of the French soldier and saint who dressed as a man to fight for her country in the Hundred Years' War?
Saint Joan of Arc
Saint Margaret
Saint Frances
Saint Katherine of Sienna

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What is the name of the famous folk hero giant lumberjack who supposedly roamed North America with his trusty ox Babe?
Paul Bunyan
Mitchell Ridgehead
Johnny Appleseed
John Henry

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What is the name of this Mexican/American black-clad swashbuckling folk hero who protected the common man from corrupt officials?
Robin Hood
The Ghost Rider
Zorro
The Lone Ranger

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Twm Sion Cati is a folk hero that had multiple legends telling of his thievery and trickery. Which of the following nicknames is Cati often known by?
"The Night's King"
"The Welsh Wizard"
"The Raven Wing"
"The Whispering Hillman"

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What is the name of the famous 14th century Scottish knight who started a rebellion against English rule in his country and was the subject of the film Braveheart?
Maximilian Robespierre
William Wallace
Frederick Barbarossa
Hector Cambridge

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What is the name of the Shawnee Chief who, in the late 1700s, led a confederacy against the encroaching United States and became a celebrated figure for his courage?
Tecumseh
Blue Jacket
Cray Horse
Sitting Bull

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What is the name of the famous American sharp-shooting woman who gained fame touring with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show?
Becky Walsh
Linda Sterling
Margaret Beaufax
Annie Oakley

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What is the name of this Italian general who has become a folk hero of sorts due to his incredible life in the 1800s during which he helped to reunify Italy with his forces?
Vincent Picosta
Sergio Franzier
Antonio Lorenza
Giuseppe Garibaldi

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Juan Bobo is a beloved trickster/folk hero character who inhabits multiple fables that came from where?
Puerto Rico
Cuba
The Dominican Republic
The Philippines

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What is the name of the famous Medieval English archer who robbed from the rich to give to the poor in his legends?
King Arthur
Robin Hood
The Sparrow of Sussex
John Henry

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What is the name of the legendary American frontiersman who wandered the Midwest planting apple trees?
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Burt Bluesky
Apple-Tree Tom
Robert Redoak
Jonny Appleseed

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Rani of Jahansi is a national icon of India for her work at starting a rebellion against the rule of what empire in her nation in the 19th century?
France
Sweden
Spain
Great Britain

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What is the name of the famous American "Steel-Driving Man." who allegedly was able to outperform a steam-powered hammering machine?
John Henry
Max Burnside
Thomas Jackson
Jeffery Smith

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What is the name of the legendary Swiss archer who managed to shoot an apple off of someone's head without hurting them?
Macintosh Herst
Olaf Delassy
Brian Nelly
William Tell

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What is the name of the legendary Irish High King who lived around the year 1000 and is the subject of Njel's Saga?
Dunkirk Blain
Michael Oswald
Brian Boru
Chasworth Homp

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Kakutsa Cholokashvili was an anti-Soviet guerrilla who fought against the encroachment of the U.S.S.R. with trickster ways to become a national hero of what country?
Hungary
Afghanistan
Georgia
Bulgaria

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What is the name of the legendary English highwayman of the 18th century who was memorialized in a poem by William Harrison Ainsworth?
Dick Turpin
Murphy Rhodes
Bentley Raize
Virgil Octin

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What is the name of the 1800s folk hero known as the Estonian Robin Hood because of his philanthropic-outlaw nature?
Nilkos Hauser
Emilio Waxton
Rummu Juri
Bento Teller

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What is the name of the Mesopotamian hero, and perhaps one of the first folk heroes, who was a demigod creator of the walls of Uruk?
Gilgamesh
Eikel
Babylona
Fortier

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What is the name of the legendary Chinese martial arts master of Wing Chun who was the star of many legends and even taught Bruce Lee?
Ip Man
Ta Chu
Sao Lin
Mo Pi

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