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1

Which of these was a landmark of the ancient city of Babylon?

A
Ishtar Gate
B
The Wailing Wall
C
The Bridge of Sighs
D
The Pitti Palace
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2

From 1965 as part of a civil war, and systematically from 1975 until at least 1986, which country purposely eliminated most of its native population and their villages?

A
Brazil
B
Guatemala
C
Sarawak
D
Laos
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3

The Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the world, was built where?

A
Machu Picchu
B
Zimbabwe
C
Switzerland
D
Rhodes
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4

In which city did a suicide bombing take place in Taksim Square on 31 October 2010, resulting in at least 32 injuries, 15 of whom were police officers?

A
Cairo
B
Dublin
C
Jerusalem
D
Istanbul
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5

In which country were 29 miners killed after 2 explosions in the Pike River Mine in November 2010, making it the most-deadly mining disaster there in 96 years?

A
Brazil
B
China
C
Chile
D
New Zealand
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6

Which American state, since 1847 shortly after joining the Union, has never carried out capital punishment under its laws?

A
Minnesota
B
Wisconsin
C
Maine
D
Michigan
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7

Which legal case in 2000 famously saw decisions by the United States Supreme Court where the first two female Justices appointed to that Court were on opposite sides?

A
Stewart v. Smith
B
Chickasaw Nation v. United States
C
Bush v. Gore
D
Sao Paulo State of Federative Republic of Brazil v. American Tobacco Co.
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