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10 Questions About Famous Documents

  1. Published in 1848, Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx wrote which famous document?
  2. Who is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that his name has become a nickname for a person's signature?
  3. Name the document signed by a reluctant King John which is also known as the Great Charter of Freedoms? And in which year was it signed?
  4. The Vindolanda tablets, containing the earliest handwriting ever discovered in Britain, were excavated from the site of which famous landmark?
  5. What name first found in an official document in 1221 was given to the manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and Wales completed in 1086?

  6. What term is given to the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, which spells out Americans’ rights in relation to their government?
  7. Who wrote The Ninety-five Theses in 1517? And can you name the university in which this author taught as a professor of moral theology?
  8. Which famous document, just 271 words long, begins with the now famous phrase "Four score and seven years ago"?
  9. What was the name of the document in which the Europeans asked for 22 billion dollars in aid from America in 1948? It was officially called the European Recovery Program.
  10. The largest medieval map still known to exist is displayed in which English cathedral?


  1. Communist Manifesto
  2. John Hancock
  3. Magna Carter. It was signed in 1215.
  4. Hadrian’s Wall (the Vindolanda fort at Hadrian’s Wall)
  5. Domesday (Domesday Book)
  6. The Bill of Rights
  7. Martin Luther. University of Wittenberg.
  8. Gettysburg Address
  9. Marshall Plan
  10. Hereford Cathedral (the Hereford Mappa Mundi)

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