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1

In Greek mythology, what was the name for the deepest part of hell, for those who had committed really bad crimes?

A
Lethe
B
Ixion
C
Charon
D
Tartarus
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2

Which island was sold by Genoa to France in 1764, was ruled by Britain for two years from 1794 to 1796, and then returned to France?

A
Crete
B
New Guinea
C
Madagascar
D
Corsica
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3

The Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, about 252 to 66 million years ago, are collectively known as what era?

A
Mesozoic
B
Quaternary
C
Cenozoic
D
Mesoproterozoic
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4

Which country forcibly colonised the island now known as Taiwan in 1895?

A
The Netherlands
B
China
C
Japan
D
UK
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5

By what name was the Castle of St Antoine that was built in Paris in 1369 as a fortress better known?

A
Old Bailey
B
Bedlam
C
Parkhurst
D
Bastille
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6

In October 2018 a tomos was signed, and then formalised three months later in Istanbul, to do what?

A
Recognise the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as independent of the Russian Orthodox Church
B
Classify the Hagia Sophia as a mosque
C
Co-operate with Europe to control the flow of migrants
D
Give the key of Istanbul to Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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7

What is a present term for the 15th and 16th century transfer of plants, food crops, animals, culture, people, technology, diseases, and ideas between the "New World" of the Americas and the "Old World"?

A
The American Two-way
B
The Columbian Exchange
C
The Civilisation Project
D
The New World Renaissance
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