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Question 1: With the onset of ________, the railways gained a reprieve as they became essential to the war effort and were heavily used.
Second Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IISoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 2: The ________ was redoubled in 1998 between Princes Risborough and Aynho Junction.
Great Western Main LineLondon to Aylesbury LineChiltern Main LineWest Coast Main Line

Question 3: This line closed in stages between 1966 and 1969 after just 60 years of service, 28 years before the opening of the ________ rail link.
TGVEurostarChannel TunnelHigh Speed 1

Question 4: In the West Midlands a new ________ was opened in 1987 to replace the earlier Snow Hill station.
Birmingham Snow Hill stationBirmingham Moor Street railway stationBirmingham New Street railway stationThe Hawthorns station

Question 5: The closure of the line in 1969 left the ________ area without any rail links.
Scottish BordersDumfries and GallowayFifeOrkney

Question 6: [4 ][7 ] Fares and freight charges were repeatedly frozen by the government in an attempt to control ________ and please the electorate.
Keynesian economicsMoneyEconomicsInflation

Question 7: In the early 1980s, under the government of ________, the possibility of more Beeching-style cuts was raised again, briefly.
Ronald ReaganMargaret ThatcherWinston ChurchillHarold Macmillan

Question 8: This period saw the beginnings of a closures protest movement led by the Railway Development Association, whose most famous member was the poet ________.
C. S. LewisJohn BetjemanDevonCornwall

Question 9: Beeching saw ________ as a declining industrial region.
South Wales ValleysSouth WalesCardiffGlamorgan

Question 10: The 'Beeching Axe' is an informal name for the British Government's attempt in the 1960s to reduce the cost[1] of running ________, the nationalised railway system in the United Kingdom.
Virgin TrainsBritish RailMidland MainlineScotRail


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