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1

By what name is Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus better known?

A
Octavian
B
Nero
C
Caligula
D
Decameron
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2

Which English MP, Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under King Charles II and King James II, kept a detailed private diary during 1660–1669 which contained personal revelations and eyewitness accounts of great events and, after publication in the 19th century, became a primary source for study of the English Restoration period?

A
William Pitt the Elder
B
James Boswell
C
Oscar Wilde
D
Samuel Pepys
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3

Who defected from Russia to the West at a Paris airport on 17 June 1961?

A
Mikhail Baryshnikov
B
Rudolph Nureyev
C
Vassily Nijinsky
D
Vera Zvonareva
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4

What was Colin Powell's role in George W Bush's government from 2001 to 2005?

A
Secretary of Defence
B
Vice President
C
Secretary of State
D
The Speaker of the House of Representatives
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5

What were the first names of comedians Abbott and Costello?

A
Eric and Ernie
B
Bud and Lou
C
Mick and Keith
D
Stan and Oliver
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6

Which of these is an actor who suffers from Parkinson's disease?

A
Shakin' Stevens
B
Michael J Fox
C
George Clooney
D
Rowan Atkinson
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7

Nick Leeson became famous in 1995 for what activity?

A
Bombings
B
Serial killings
C
Fraud
D
Internet hacking
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