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Lèse majesté: Quiz


Question 1: This behavior was first classified as a criminal offense against the dignity of the Roman republic in ________.
Ancient RomeClassical antiquityPontifex MaximusRoman Empire

Question 2: There is also a current diplomatic incident between ________ and Kuwait over an Australian woman being held for allegedly insulting the Emir of Kuwait during a fracas with Kuwaiti Immigration authorities.
AustraliaUnited KingdomCanadaBarbados

Question 3: In September 2008, Harry Nicolaides[25] from Melbourne, ________, was arrested at Bangkok's international airport[26] and charged with lèse majesté, for an offending passage in his self published book Verisimilitude.
AustraliaUnited KingdomCanadaBarbados

Question 4: In ________, Switzerland[2] and Poland it is illegal to insult foreign heads of state publicly.

Question 5: Contempt of the Sovereign is an offence under the common law of ________, but today has fallen into disuse, and most give respect to the Sovereign out of common courtesy.
ScotlandUnited KingdomEngland and WalesEnglish law

Question 6: Lèse majesté (Law French, from the ________ laesa maiestas, "injured majesty"; in English, also lese majesty or leze majesty) is the crime of violating majesty, an offense against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state.
Roman EmpireOld LatinVulgar LatinLatin

Question 7: In ________ the monarch is protected by the usual libel paragraph (§ 267 of the penal code which allows for up to four months of imprisonment), but § 115[6] allows for doubling of the usual punishment when the regent is target of the libel.

Question 8: The law on "insulting the memory of Atatürk" in ________ is also similar, even though the country is a Democratic Republic.
TurkeyTurkish peopleCyprusCroatia

Question 9: [3] Also, on January 26 – January 27, 2005, 28 human rights activists were temporarily detained by the Polish authorities for allegedly insulting ________, a visiting head of state.
RussiaVladimir PutinBoris YeltsinJoseph Stalin

Question 10: However, since the disappearance of ________, this is viewed as less of a crime, although similar, more malicious acts, could be considered treason.
DemocracyAbsolute monarchyConstitutional monarchyRepublic


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