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1

The oldest surviving almost-complete tablets recording a kingdom's code of laws, formed c. 2100–2050 BCE, applied to what region?

A
Babylon, southern Mesopotamia
B
Judaea
C
Sumer, southern Mesopotamia
D
Mycenae, Greece
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2

In 1986, which country was found guilty by the International Court of Justice (World Court) of war crimes against Nicaragua?

A
Bolivia
B
Great Britain
C
Australia
D
USA
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3

Which of these words is not part of the slogan that arose during the French revolution?

A
Liberty
B
Equality
C
Charity
D
Fraternity
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4

Which of these is a tragic heroine in Irish mythology?

A
Ydun
B
Flora
C
Deirdre
D
Demeter
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5

When was the first European crossing of North America from coast to coast accomplished?

A
1792-93
B
1803-06
C
1603-05
D
1765-1770
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6

Which European country did not finally lose its territory in India until 1961?

A
Portugal
B
Spain
C
Great Britain
D
China
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7

What do the US Declaration of Independence, Captain Cook's sailing to discover the North-West Passage, the publication of economist Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, and the first St Leger Stakes horse race at Doncaster, UK, have in common?

A
Horses were a important element in all of them
B
They were extremely popular with all concerned
C
They became the source for nursery rhymes
D
They happened in 1776
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