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History Quiz #696

Ancient and Modern History Quiz for 16 May 2022

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Which associations of men in similar employment, started in the 12th century, were formed to assist poorer members, sometime securing charters and becoming the governing body of a town?

A
Friendly Societies
B
Guilds
C
Masons
D
Unions
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2

When did the last Roman Emperor before Justinian in 554 CE rule in Rome?

A
550 CE
B
476 CE
C
493 CE
D
445 CE
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3

The legend represented by the statue (now in the Vatican Museum) of a father and his twin sons being strangled by two great sea serpents, shows divine punishment for what according to Virgil?

A
The man had remarried, against a ban by local priests
B
Spitting in the sea
C
Eating an offering made to the god, Zeus
D
The man had warned the Trojans against accepting the wooden horse left by the Greeks
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4

When was the Fifth, and current, Republic established in France?

A
1946
B
1870
C
1958
D
1940
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5

"The Angels of Mons", a popular legend about a group of angels who protected members of the British army which was based on a short story by Arthur Machen, supposedly took place during which war?

A
World War I
B
The Hundred Years' War
C
World War II
D
The Wars of the Roses
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6

Before becoming US president, George W Bush was governor of which state?

A
Assam
B
Queensland
C
Texas
D
of Nerves
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7

The "Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests In The Atmosphere, In Outer Space And Under Water", known as the "Partial Test Ban Treaty", "Limited Test Ban Treaty" and "Nuclear Test Ban Treaty", introduced in 1963, was signed by a number of countries including the UK, the USA and which other?

A
North Korea
B
China
C
France
D
USSR
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