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In 2020 and 2021 both rural and urban areas of New South Wales and Queensland in Australia were almost overwhelmed by a plague of what?

A
Mice
B
Cane toads
C
Rats
D
Sparrows
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2

On 15 April 1986, the USA launched a series of air strikes on what country because Ronald Reagan had "irrefutable proof" that it had directed a terrorist bombing in a Berlin discothèque.

A
Ethiopia
B
Libya
C
Somalia
D
Turkey
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3

What was established by the Maastricht Treaty?

A
Copyright laws relating to internet software
B
Spain ceded rule over The Netherlands
C
The European Union
D
A new translation of the Christian Bible
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4

In 2021, what do the 12 countries or states - Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, Malta, Sweden, Switzerland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City - have in common?

A
They do not have a standing navy
B
They are European but not members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
C
Their flags all include red
D
They were signatories to the Warsaw Pact in 1955
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5

In the USA in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt formed the Progressive Party when he lost the Republican nomination to William Howard Taft. What was the party also known as?

A
Bull Moose Party
B
Bull Donkey Party
C
Bull Elephant Party
D
Bull Bear Party
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6

What year did Jean-Francois Champollion publish the first correct translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs from the Rosetta Stone, the Roman Catholic Church take Galileo Galilei's "Dialogue" off their list of banned books, and Britain repeal the death penalty for over 100 crimes?

A
1922
B
1622
C
1822
D
1422
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7

Spaniards Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, Francisco de Orellana and Lope de Aguirre, Portuguese Pedro Teixeira and Antônio Raposo Tavares o Velho, and Frenchman Charles Marie de La Condamine were involved in the exploration of what area?

A
Amazon
B
Sahara
C
Tibet
D
California
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