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1

In the Bible, whose return heralded the killing of "the fatted calf"?

A
The prodigal son
B
The good Samaritan
C
Lazarus
D
Jacob
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2

Which country held its bicentennial celebrations in 1976?

A
Australia
B
India
C
USA
D
Malaysia
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3

Which of these events in English history came first?

A
The Profumo Affair
B
The Great Train Robbery
C
"She Loves You" by The Beatles is released
D
Queen Elizabeth II gives birth to Edward
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4

What caused 12,000 deaths in 4 days in London in 1952?

A
Earthquake
B
Influenza
C
Hurricane
D
Smog
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5

In December 2009, Massimo Tartaglia attacked Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with what?

A
A framed picture of the Pope
B
His shoes
C
An AK-47
D
A model of Milan Cathedral
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6

Which one of these countries is not a permanent member of the UN Security Council, with the power to veto any substantive resolution?

A
Uganda
B
France
C
United Kingdom
D
USA
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7

Why did Captain Cook throw 6 of his 10 cannon into the sea at Great Barrier Reef, off the Australian coast in 1770?

A
To comply with a resolution of a disarmament conference
B
To lighten it, as his ship was stuck on the reef
C
He needed to make room to carry more gold
D
To reduce the possibility of lead poisoning
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