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What was La Fronde in France between 1648 and 1653?

A
A series of civil wars
B
A type of rose developed to compete with the tulip craze in the Netherlands
C
A trebuchet developed for use in the Thirty Years War
D
Festivals of commedia dell'arte
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2

In 1692, Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Sarah Wildes, Rebecca Nurse, Martha Carrier, George Jacobs Sr., George Burroughs, John Willard, John Procter and others were executed in connection with what?

A
Witchcraft
B
Brawling in public
C
Larceny
D
Inciting revolution
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3

Until Tony Blair's prime ministership, which of Britain's Labour Prime Ministers was in office for the longest continuous term?

A
Ramsay MacDonald
B
Harold Wilson
C
James Callaghan
D
Clement Attlee
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4

Which of these are associated with influence stemming from activities in the 16th century?

A
Blackbeard
B
Genghis Khan
C
Louis XIV of France
D
Martin Luther
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5

When the Lyttelton Railway Tunnel was completed in New Zealand in 1867 it was what?

A
The longest railway tunnel in the world
B
The first tunnel to be built through the side of an extinct volcano
C
The first tunnel built on a spiral
D
The steepest tunnel in the world
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6

In 1893 idealists from which country founded a short-lived settlement in Paraguay?

A
England
B
Australia
C
Germany
D
France
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7

Which library opened its reading room to the public in 1609, the second public library in Europe to do so?

A
The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford
B
Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy
C
The Library at La Sorbonne University, Paris
D
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin
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