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History Quiz #670

Ancient and Modern History Quiz for 15 November 2021

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1

By the time the first explorers from the West reached the remote Chilean island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in 1722, how long is it thought that the island had been settled?

A
1,200 years
B
6,000 years
C
Between 500 and 900 years
D
It was uninhabited when the Western explorers arrived
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2

In Greek mythology, who was tied to a fiery wheel for eternity as a punishment?

A
Tantalus
B
Sisyphus
C
Tityus
D
Ixion
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3

Which country, after the collapse of its government-owned bank and via a referendum, decided in March 2010 not to pay Great Britain and the Netherlands the €3.9 billion that it owed them?

A
Ireland
B
Denmark
C
Germany
D
Iceland
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4

The legendary Hercules was said to have what quality?

A
Strength
B
Mischief
C
Eloquence
D
Musicianship
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5

Who was the first and only British Prime Minister to be assassinated in office?

A
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland
B
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
C
Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
D
Spencer Perceval
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6

When was the North Atlantic Treaty which established NATO signed?

A
1919
B
1939
C
1949
D
1989
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7

At which UK General Election was Helen Grant elected, the Conservative Party's first black female MP?

A
1951
B
1983
C
2010
D
1979
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