Recent discussions on h2g2 have led to this quiz. It turns out that the auburn-haired among us have been the victims of a bad rap – accused of witchcraft, bad tempers, and general looniness. But red-haired people have also been counted among the movers and shakers of history. Test your knowledge of the carrot-topped here.
The Post Famous Redheads Quiz
Short-answer questions this time. Warning: Number Two pencil is hard to get off the screen.
- What famous British queen alarmed her enemies with her loud voice and striking red hair?
- How unusual was it for English monarchs to have red hair?
- What about US Presidents? Any redheads in the group?
- Let's get out of the English-speaking realm for a minute. What famous Continental emperor sported the russet hue?
- What great composer (think seasonal mood music) was known as 'The Red Priest'?
- Let's get literary. What 19th-century red-haired humorist declared, ' When red-haired people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.'?
- What Bible characters have been accused of having red hair?
- What great Russian would rather have been red than dead?
- Another literary quote. Who wrote, 'The prejudice against habitual silence, among the lower order of the people, is almost as inveterate as the prejudice against red hair.'?
- Are all Caucasians red-headed? What does the Chinese phrase 'ang mo' really mean?
You know the drill by now. To get the inside dope, you have to click on the picture.