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Question 1: In 1968, the Althing approved the lowering of ________ to 20 years.
FrancePhilippinesVoting ageCyprus

Question 2: With the introduction of absolute monarchy in ________, the Icelanders relinquished their autonomy to the crown, including the right to initiate and consent to legislation.

Question 3: The Act of Union which took effect on 1 December 1918 made Iceland a state in ________ with the king of Denmark.
United KingdomPolitical unionSpainPersonal union

Question 4: The Governor-General (landshöfðingi) was the highest representative of the government in Iceland and was responsible to the Advisor for Iceland (Íslandsráðgjafi) in ________.

Question 5: The Alþingi, Anglicised variously as Althing or Althingi, is the national parliament—literally, "(the) all-thing" (= general assembly)—of ________.

Question 6: The king retained the right to ________ legislation and often, on the advice of his ministers, refused to consent to legislation adopted by Althing.
United StatesUnited States CongressHungaryVeto

Question 7: ________ was, following the Danish model, limited to males of substantial means and at least 25 years of age, which to begin with meant only about 5% of the population.
SlaveryWomen's suffrageUniversal suffrageSuffrage

Question 8: Althing of old also performed a judicial function and heard legal disputes in addition to the spring assemblies held in each ________.
Independent cityDistrictProvinceMunicipality

Question 9: The Althing is one of the oldest parliamentary institutions in the world, this including the Faroese Løgting and Manx ________.
Adrian EarnshawAndrew CorlettDeemsterTynwald

Question 10: The minister had to have the support of the majority of members of Althing; in the case of a vote of ________, he would have to step down.
Motion of no confidencePrime ministerPresidential systemUnited States


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