Did Henry VIII of England have any illegitimate children?
True or False: Benjamin Franklin once wrote an entire pamphlet advising young men to pursue affairs with older women.
True or False: Madame de Pompadour, the chief lover and political advisor to King Louis XV of France, almost never had sex with the king.
In which of these countries is adultery NOT criminalized?
Mary Godwin (the woman who wrote Frankenstein) had an affair with which English poet...before later marrying him?
True or False: The French author Victor Hugo once had an affair with his son’s partner.
Which French leader died while making love to his mistress?
How many US states consider adultery a criminal misdemeanor?
Who was the only Pope to father an illegitimate child while he served his pontificate?
Frieda Khalo had a number of affairs during her 10-year marriage to Diego Rivera. Which of these people did she take as a lover?
True or False: For years, maitresse en titre (Chief Mistress) was an official title in France.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were both married other people when they met on the set of which movie?
When ex-lovers refused to pay her a pension, how did the former mistress, Harriette Wilson, earn herself a living?
True or False: for years, the title of “mistress” had nothing to do with extra-marital activity.
True or False: The House of Tudor was descended from the children of a royal mistress.
As of 1857, women in England could finally use adultery as grounds for divorce. What was the legal act which made this possible?
Which Roman emperor was planning to murderer his lover...until she murdered him first?
True or False: Near the end of his life, Louis XIV of France made his children’s governess a Queen.
True or False: The science-fiction writer H.G. Wells carried on numerous affairs—WITH his wife’s consent.
True or False: Henry VIII had an affair with Anne Boleyn’s sister.
Which legendary French woman was said to drink liquid gold in order to maintain her good-looks?
“Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage." Who said this quote?
True or False: Edward III of England was robbed on his deathbed by his much younger mistress.
True or False: The world-famous pilot Charles Lindbergh had different families in different parts of the world.
Which famous American businessman built a castle as a retreat for he and his mistress?
Edward VII is said to have had an affair with the mother of which of these famous Englishmen?
Which English king is said to have abandoned his mistress after she dropped a piece of ice down the back of his shirt?
True or False: In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, adulterers are forced to wear a letter to mark their shame. This, however, is NOT based on any historical reality.
When the French Revolution started, revolutionaries executed the former king’s chief-mistress.
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