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1

According to Greek mythology, what was the deepest part of hell?

A
Ixion
B
Tartarus
C
Lethe
D
Styx
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2

What were Operation Ranger, Operation Buster-Jangle, Operation Tumbler-Snapper, Operation Upshot-Knothole and Operation Teapot?

A
International Boy Scout Jamborees
B
Allied operations in World War II
C
Allied operations in World War I
D
Nuclear test series carried out in the USA
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3

What was named after American frontiersman James Bowie?

A
Type of formal neckwear
B
Species of rose
C
Knife
D
Bucket
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4

In 1963, US President Johnson imposed a 25 % tax (almost 10 times the average) on potato starch, dextrin, brandy, and light trucks, resulting in VW vans and pickups disappearing from the U.S. market. Why?

A
Bribery of his officials by the auto industry ("Motorgate")
B
France and West Germany had placed tariffs on imports of US chicken
C
To strengthen his position regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement
D
Lack of a public expression of sympathy by West Germany after the Kennedy assassination
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5

What was the "Haymarket Massacre" in 1886?

A
A bomb exploded in the New Zealand Embassy, in London
B
Rival gangs had a shoot out in New York streets
C
Chicago police fired on striking workers
D
A herd of 300 cows in Alberta, Canada, were poisoned
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6

Who was on the throne of England when Francis Drake fought the Spanish Armada in 1588?

A
Queen Victoria
B
Henry VIII
C
Harold II
D
Elizabeth I
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7

What name was given to the political and social movement that united the states of the Italian peninsula into the single country of Italy in the 19th century?

A
El Cordobes
B
La Traviata
C
The Renaissance
D
Il Risorgimento
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