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Question 1: The ________ fight song Bow Down to Washington includes the lyrics "It's harder to push them over the line than pass the Dardanelles."
University of California, Los AngelesStanford UniversityUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of Washington

Question 2: The Turkish name Çanakkale Boğazı is derived from the major city adjoining the strait, Çanakkale (which takes its name from its famous ________; kale means "castle").
FortificationCastleHill fortKeep

Question 3: The campaign results did damage the career of Sir Winston Churchill, then the First Lord of the Admiralty, who eagerly promoted the use of ________ sea power to force open the straits.
HMS Ark Royal (R07)HMS Illustrious (R06)HMS Ocean (L12)Royal Navy

Question 4: It is one of the Turkish Straits, along with its counterpart the ________.

Question 5: The reversion to this old regime was formalized under the ________ of July 1936.
Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Turkish StraitsRussiaGreeceTurkey

Question 6: The ancient city of Troy was located near the western entrance of the strait and the strait's Asiatic shore was the focus of the ________.
Returns from TroyOdysseusTrojan WarGreek mythology

Question 7: The Persian army of Xerxes I and later the Greek army of ________ crossed the Dardanelles in opposite directions to invade each other's lands, in 480 BC and 334 BC respectively.
Macedonia (ancient kingdom)Ptolemaic KingdomSeleucid EmpireAlexander the Great

Question 8: Like the Bosporus, it separates Europe (the Gallipoli peninsula) from the mainland of ________.
Middle EastAsiaContinentSingapore

Question 9: During the Napoleonic Wars, Russia—supported by Great Britain in the ________blockaded the straits in 1807.
Dmitry SenyavinAnglo-Turkish War (1807–1809)Dardanelles OperationRusso-Turkish War (1806–1812)

Question 10: The United Kingdom and France subsequently sent their fleets through the straits to attack ________ during the Crimean War in 1853—but this was done as allies of the Ottoman Empire.
GagauziaSouth OssetiaCrimeaNakhchivan


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