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Question 1: East Anglia is a traditional name for a region of eastern ________, named after an ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom, the Kingdom of the East Angles.
ScotlandWalesEnglandUnited Kingdom

Question 2: It was first mentioned in print in 1900 and was flown locally in various places in ________, but was not known widely even at the time it was invented.

Question 3: [2] East Anglia was a rich area of the country up until the effects of the ________ moved manufacturing to the Midlands and the North - earnings being based on wool and textiles.
William RadcliffeThomas HighsTextile manufacture during the Industrial RevolutionIndustrial Revolution

Question 4: The current boundary is subject to differing interpretations but is generally held to include the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk with ________ and sometimes also Essex.

Question 5: East Anglia initially consisted of ________ and Suffolk, but upon the marriage of the East Anglian princess Etheldreda, the Isle of Ely also became part of the kingdom.

Question 6: The crowns also appear in the arms of the borough of ________ and the University of East Anglia.
Mildenhall, SuffolkSudbury, SuffolkEye, SuffolkBury St Edmunds

Question 7: Much of East Anglia (including parts of ________) consisted of marshland and bogs until the 17th century, despite the construction of early sea barriers by the Roman Empire.
NorthamptonshireGrimsbyLincolnshireLincoln, Lincolnshire

Question 8: Ipswich, ________ and Huntingdon are technically towns, although Ely is also a city.

Question 9: The flatness of the area is noted in ________'s Private Lives - "Very flat, Norfolk" - and the history of its waterways and drainage forms the backdrop to Graham Swift's Waterland.
Bitter SweetGertrude LawrenceLaurence OlivierNoël Coward

Question 10: The Anglo-Saxons retook the area in 920, only to lose it again in 1015–1017, when it was conquered by ________ and given as a fiefdom to Thorkell the Tall, who was made Jarl of East Anglia in 1017.
Sweyn ForkbeardCnut the GreatHarthacnutEiríkr Hákonarson

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