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1

When was the first National lottery advertised and held in England?

A
1890
B
1567
C
1913
D
1661
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2

Which country, once part of the Republic of Gran Colombia under Simon Bolivar, became independent in 1830 and annexed the Galapagos Islands in 1832?

A
Paraguay
B
Venezuela
C
Panama
D
Ecuador
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3

The Battle of Balaclava was in which war?

A
Crimean War
B
Korean War
C
World War I
D
English Civil War
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4

What was agreed by the Treaty of Northampton in 1328?

A
The power of the British parliament, as the Magna Carta was signed
B
Scotland was recognised as an independent kingdom
C
The precise location of the Welsh border
D
Religious freedom for Druids
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5

When did the first underground segment of the New York City Subway open, connecting New York City Hall with Harlem?

A
1924
B
1904
C
1934
D
1915
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6

The Elgin Marbles, currently in the British Museum, came from which building?

A
Parthenon
B
The White House
C
The Sphinx
D
Wembley Stadium
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7

Where was the Year of the Great Stink (1858) which led to the installation of an efficient underground sewage system?

A
Oban, Stewart Island
B
Rome, Italy
C
London, UK
D
Taipei, Taiwan
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