29 April 2015

History Jokes


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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.           


                                                                       Key

                                                      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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