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Breaking wheel: Quiz


Question 1: The wheel was typically a large wooden wagon ________ with many radial spokes, but a wheel was not always used.
WheelTransportDisc brakeAutomobile

Question 2: Without those, the broken man could last hours and even days, before shock and ________ caused death.
Diabetic ketoacidosisHypernatremiaHyponatremiaDehydration

Question 3: In Scotland, a servant named Robert Weir was broken on the wheel at ________ on June 26, 1604.
CardiffEdinburghNew Town, EdinburghGlasgow

Question 4: In the ________, the wheel was punishment reserved primarily for men convicted of aggravated murder (murder committed during another crime, or against a family member).
Byzantine EmpireFranciaGerman EmpireHoly Roman Empire

Question 5: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Copyright infringementCopyrightPublic domainIntellectual property

Question 6: The breaking wheel, also known as the Catherine wheel or simply the wheel, was a torture device used for capital punishment in the ________ and early modern times for public execution by cudgeling to death.
High Middle AgesLate Middle AgesMiddle AgesEarly Middle Ages

Question 7: This article incorporates text from the public-domain ________ of 1913.
Pope John Paul IICatholic ChurchUnited StatesCatholic Encyclopedia

Question 8: The wheel was made to revolve slowly, and a large hammer or an iron bar was then applied to the limb over the gap between the beams, breaking the ________.
Human skullBoneHead and neck anatomyHuman skeleton

Question 9: Breaking on the wheel was a form of torturous execution formerly in use in France, Germany, ________, Sweden, Romania, colonial Louisiana (pre-United States), Russia, and other countries.

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