Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bah, Humbug! part II: Hundred Years' War edition

Quick quiz (based on a short ID question for my students)! The Hundred Years' War was:

a) ...a time of economic and structural chaos [in which] many things were destroyed but new aspects of life eventually developed. People struggled, but it was significant for the importance that later occured.

b) ...fought between the City of God and the City of Man.

No peeking at your notes, now!


clio's disciple said...

Ooh! B! B!

squdratomagico said...

SweetCliffie once used this question:

Who wrote The Laws of Manu?
A-Billy Bob Thornton
B-Saint Augustine
D-Mahatma Gandhi

A significant percentage of the students got it wrong. They thought it was a trick -- and I guess, in a way, you could say it was.

Happy Holidays to you and all your readers!

Dr. S said...

Um, I'm going to guess...C?

Susan said...

In my orals the answer was (c) A good thing because it led to the setting up of the Calais staple... I kid you not.