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Q1. 1944 marked what in Iceland?

A
End of the Danish-Icelandic Act of Union and election of the first President of the new republic
B
Allied occupation forces took over the country
C
The banking sector was nationalised
D
The island of Surtsey erupted above sea level
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Q2. Eamon de Valera led 9 governments of which country between 1932 and 1959?

A
Ireland
B
Romania
C
France
D
Spain
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Q3. Since the start of the present ice age about 2.5 million years ago at least how many severe glacial periods have there been?

A
2
B
5
C
10
D
17
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Q4. The Great Retreat on the eastern front of World War I in 1915, was by which country or allied forces?

A
Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria
B
The German Empire, and Austria-Hungary
C
The Ottoman Empire
D
The Russian Empire
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Q5. In 1902 a youth detention centre, the first of its kind, was established near which village in Kent, England?

A
Sing sing
B
Isle of Dogs
C
Barnardo
D
Borstal
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Q6. In 1992, the land which lies along the eastern side of Lake Baikal, with a panhandle bordering Mongolia, declared itself the Republic of what?

A
Altai
B
Buryatiya
C
Adygea
D
Khakassia
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Q7. What name for an army unit composed of New Zealand and Australian troops was applied to them in World War I?

A
Tommies
B
Antipodean Army
C
ANZACs
D
Ockers
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