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Question 1: Originally, the purpose of a dowry was to provide "seed money" or property for the establishment of a new household, to help a ________ feed and protect his family, and to give the wife and children some support if he were to die.

Question 2: The Portuguese crown gave two cities as dowry to the British Crown in 1661 when King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland married ________, a princess of Portugal.
Infanta Benedita of PortugalCatherine of BraganzaMaria I of PortugalJoana, Princess of Beira

Question 3: The woman is typically doused with kerosene, ________, or other flammable liquid, and set alight, leading to death by fire.
GasolineDiesel fuelFilling stationInternal combustion engine

Question 4: Folklorists often interpret the fairy tale ________ as the competition between the stepmother and the stepdaughter for resources, which may include the need to provide a dowry.
Brothers GrimmSleeping BeautySnow WhiteCinderella

Question 5: In ________ times, the usual Greek practice was to give a brideprice.
Classical antiquityHomerAncient GreeceTroy

Question 6: In the ________, for instance, parents who had no sons might give a land dowry to their new son-in-law.
Duchy of ClevesWarburgCounty of BentheimPrince-Bishopric of Münster

Question 7: [1] It contrasts with ________, which is paid to the bride's parents, and dower, which is property settled on the bride herself by the groom at the time of marriage.
Bride servicesWeddingBride priceDowry

Question 8: Even in the oldest available records, such as the ________, the dowry is described as an already-existing custom.
Cuneiform lawConstitutionCode of HammurabiBabylonia

Question 9: In some cases, ________ were required to bring a dowry when joining a convent.
The ReverendVenerableClergyNun

Question 10: In ________, dowries were seen among the upper class as an early payment of the daughter's inheritance.
WalesVictorian eraGeorgian eraUnited Kingdom

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