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Question 1: After lengthy hearings at the ________, it was decided that guilt could not be decided through a standard jury trial and a judicial duel was ordered.

Question 2: It remained in use throughout the European ________, gradually disappearing in the sixteenth century.
Early Middle AgesMiddle AgesHigh Middle AgesLate Middle Ages

Question 3: The ________, from around 1187, appears to have considered it the chief mode of trial, at least among aristocrats entitled to bear arms.
EnglandPolitics of EnglandTractatus of GlanvillLaw of the United Kingdom

Question 4: The practice is regulated in various Germanic legal codes and survived throughout the ________ in Scandinavia in the form of the Holmgang.
Pomerania during the Early Middle AgesViking AgeVarangiansViking expansion

Question 5: Unlike trial by ordeal in general, which is known to many cultures worldwide, the trial by combat is known primarily from the customs of the ________.
Germanic peoplesFrisiansSuebiGermanic Christianity

Question 6: The criminal appeal, a private criminal ________ instituted by the accuser directly against the accused.
ProsecutorUnited StatesScots lawLawyer

Question 7: In December 1386, the last trial by combat authorised by the French King Charles VI was fought in ________.
ParisVersaillesÉvry, EssonneMarseille

Question 8: It has since been covered by several notable texts, including ________'s Encyclopédie, Voltaire and the Encyclopedia Britannica Eleventh Edition.
Baron d'HolbachDenis DiderotDavid HumeCharles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu

Question 9: It was in use among the ancient ________, Ripuarian Franks, Alamans, Lombards, and Swedes, but it was unknown in Roman law and does not figure in the Torah or the code of Hammurabi.
VandalsSuebiBurgundiansGermanic peoples

Question 10: Around 1400, a trial by combat was said to have been fought in France between a man and a ________ dog.
Pharaoh HoundAfghan HoundBeagleGreyhound


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