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1

Whose death in 1603 led to the uniting of the crowns of England and Scotland?

A
William Shakespeare
B
Elizabeth I of England
C
Robert the Bruce
D
John Bunyan
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2

The intergovernmental East African Community includes five African nations, the Republics of Burundi and Kenya, and three more nations; which of these is not one?

A
Republic of Rwanda
B
Republic of Zambia
C
United Republic of Tanzania
D
Republic of Uganda
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3

What philosopher, sometimes known by the honorific of "K'ung Fu-tzu" and born in BCE 551, has recently had his name given to a Peace Prize ?

A
The 5th Dalai Lama
B
Ivan the Terrible
C
Confucius
D
Genghis Khan
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4

The world's first passenger railway operated between which two stations?

A
Stockton & Darlington
B
Settle & Carlisle
C
Paddington & Bristol
D
London & York
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5

Maria Theresa (1717 - 1780) is associated with which of these countries?

A
Sweden
B
Netherlands
C
Austria
D
Bavaria
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6

What nationality was Abel Janszoon Tasman the voyager, explorer and map maker?

A
Australian
B
Greek
C
Dutch
D
Venetian
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7

Which British political party led by John Hargrave wore green shirts as a uniform?

A
Social Credit
B
National Socialists
C
Falange Española Tradicionalista y de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional Sindicalista
D
British Union of Fascists
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