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Question 1: The Bronzes depict a variety of scenes, including ________, fish, humans and scenes of court life.

Question 2: They were seized by a British force in the Punitive Expedition of 1897 and given to the British ________.
Department for Culture, Media and SportForeign and Commonwealth OfficeCabinet OfficeDepartment for Communities and Local Government

Question 3: Around 200 of these were then passed on to the ________ in London, while the remainder were divided between a variety of collections.
British MuseumVictoria and Albert MuseumImperial War MuseumNational Gallery (London)

Question 4: The seizure of the Bronzes led to a greater appreciation in Europe for ________.
Culture of AfricaAfrican cuisineHistory of AfricaLanguages of Africa

Question 5: Bronzes are now believed to have been cast in Benin since the thirteenth century, and some in the collection date from the fifteenth and ________.
11th century15th century16th century17th century

Question 6: The Benin Bronzes are a collection of more than 1,000 brass plaques from the royal palace of the ________.
Bornu EmpireOyo EmpireBenin EmpirePortuguese Empire


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