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1

Where did Portuguese traders begin to settle in the 16th century, administering the area until 20 December 1999?

A
Macau
B
Goa
C
New Guinea
D
Laos
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2

What was the name of the policy making body of the USSR before it broke up?

A
TASS
B
PRAVDA
C
Stasi
D
Politburo
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3

What name was commonly used for the struggle that emerged after World War II between capitalism and communism that centred around the USSR & the USA and their partners, that lasted from about 1947 to 1991?

A
The Big Freeze
B
The Mexican Stand-Off
C
The Cold War
D
The Gulf
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4

What was the Roman name for Scotland?

A
Caledonia
B
Cambria
C
Hibernia
D
Gaul
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5

Which of these historical figures is most associated with the year 1306?

A
Marie Antoinette
B
Elizabeth I
C
Robert the Bruce
D
Charles I
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6

According to Greek legend, which sorceress helped Jason to find the golden fleece and became his wife?

A
Circe
B
Medea
C
Megaera
D
Hera
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7

The battles of Talavera and Salamanca took place during which war?

A
Peninsular War
B
Crimean War
C
Boer War
D
World War I
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