29 April 2015

History Jokes


Are you good at telling jokes?

Match the following questions and answers to make jokes.

1. Why were the early days of history called the dark ages?         a The Cs are.

2. Which famous French general stepped on a land mine?          b Sir Cumference!

3. Why is an archaeologist never successful?                                 c He was an                                                                                                                             arkitect!

4. Who was the greatest robber in history?                                     d Napoleon                                                                                                                              Blownapart!

5. What native American tribe has the most lawyers?                   e Atlas, he held up                                                                                                                   the whole world!

6. Which letters of the alphabet are like a Roman Emperor?         f The Sioux. /su:/

7. Who was the famous Mongolian who conquered nothing?        g That was an                                                                                                                           arrow escape!

8. Who invented King Arthur's round table?                                   h Genghis Khan't.

9. What did Noah do for a job?                                                         i Because there                                                                                                               were so many knights!

10. What did the Sheriff of Nottingham say when                          j Because his                Robin Hood fired at him?                                                        career lies in ruins.           


                                                      1 i                           6a
                                                      2d                           7h
                                                      3j                            8b
                                                      4e                           9c
                                                      5f                            10g

Each joke depends on a play on words. Which jokes rely on homophones (homophonea word which is pronounced the same as another word but has a different meaning or a different spelling or both
and homonyms (homonyma word that sounds the same or is spelled the same as another word but has a different meaning) for their humour?

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