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History Quiz #517

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The lands of Castile, which came to prominence in Europe in the 13th century, make up much of which modern country?

A
France
B
Spain
C
Hungary
D
Turkey
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2

Helen of Troy was abducted from where?

A
Troy
B
Sparta
C
Cairo
D
Jerusalem
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3

What phrase was used to describe the separation of China from the West during the Cold War?

A
Bamboo curtain
B
Closed kimono
C
The Panda Line
D
Paper Tigers
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4

Which company won a formative case in UK labour law that held that a union taking strike action could be liable for loss of profits to an employer?

A
Glasgow City Council
B
Bryant and May Factory, Bow, London
C
Naval Colliery Company
D
Taff Vale Railway Company
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5

Why do American Airlines Flights 11 and 77 and United Airlines Flights 93 and 175 feature in the history of the USA?

A
The "9/11" terrorist attacks
B
Commercial flights used by George W Bush when Air Force One had engine failure
C
The first flights from the newly-named Los Angeles International Airport in 1949
D
The first flights to land at New York Municipal Airport (now LaGuardia) when it opened in 1939
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6

Which of these is a legendary creature, supposedly the offspring of a griffin and a mare?

A
Manticore
B
Hippogryph
C
Wyvern
D
Phoenix
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7

What was a Roman road from York to Scotland near the Firth of Forth?

A
Stane Street
B
Dere Street
C
The Portway
D
Fosse Way
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