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1

On 1 May 2010, where was a car bomb in a Nissan Pathfinder, which failed to ignite properly, disarmed with no casualties?

A
Times Square, New York City
B
Leicester Square, London
C
Sunset Strip, Los Angeles
D
Champs-Élysées, Paris
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2

Either by invitation or by conquest the Viking, or Varangian, leader Rurik (Hrorekr) established himself in 862 CE in which area?

A
Helsinki
B
Kiev
C
Moscow
D
Novgorod
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3

What event, devised by Jennifer McCreight, took place on 26 April 2010 in response to reports that Hojatoleslam Kazem Seddiqi, Friday Prayer Leader for Tehran in Iran, had blamed earthquakes on women who dress immodestly?

A
Ho R U
B
Slag Day
C
Iran dress down day
D
Boobquake
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4

What was the name of the British India "Special Force", the brainchild of British Brigadier Orde Charles Wingate, that operated behind Japanese lines in Burma & India in 1943/1944 during World War II?

A
The Chindits
B
The Gurkhas
C
The LRDG
D
The Kardashians
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5

In Greek mythology, who were the band of heroes who accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece?

A
Agrodomes
B
Astronauts
C
Armenians
D
Argonauts
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6

The "Little Rock Nine" incident of 1957 in Arkansas concerned what event?

A
The beating of a jazz group, who were playing very late at night, by their neighbours
B
The finding by a group of geologists of a special rock formation
C
The protest by nine school children over reduced availability of their favourite sweet
D
The refusal by the state of Arkansas to honour a Federal court order to integrate schools
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7

Who danced for King Herod and then asked for the head of John the Baptist?

A
Christine Keeler
B
Mata Hari
C
Salome
D
Gypsy Rose Lee
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