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Question 1: According to the ________ they began to settle in Britain in 851.
Alfred the GreatAnglo-SaxonsAnglo-Saxon ChronicleWessex

Question 2: In 55 BC ________ invaded claiming that the Britons had aided the Veneti against him the previous year.
Roman RepublicPompeyLucius Cornelius SullaJulius Caesar

Question 3: The youngest recorded sailors to cross the channel by boat are Hugo Sunnucks and Guy Harrison aged 15 (formula 18 ________).

Question 4: The Channel is of geologically recent origins, having been dry land for most of the ________ period.
Little Ice AgeLast glacial periodPleistoceneGlacial period

Question 5: For the UK ________ the English Channel is divided into the areas of (from the West):
Radio 4 UK ThemeI'm Sorry I Haven't a ClueShipping ForecastJust a Minute

Question 6:
Which of the following is a quote about/from English Channel?
Especially when you don't know what it's for
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
United Kingdom RepresentativennKuzma Derevyanko
But it's the girl that makes the thing that drills the hole

Question 7: Many travellers cross beneath the English Channel using the ________.
Channel TunnelEurostarTGVHigh Speed 1

Question 8: The fiefdom of Normandy was created for the ________ leader Rollo (also known as Robert of Normandy).
VikingDenmarkViking AgeScandinavia

Question 9: The English Channel (French: La Manche, "the sleeve", Dutch: Het Kanaal, "the channel") is an arm of the ________ that separates England from northern France, and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic.
Arctic OceanAtlantic OceanPacific OceanIndian Ocean

Question 10: More successful was the later Operation Overlord (also known as ________), a massive invasion of German-occupied France by Allied troops.
Operation PerchNormandy LandingsOmaha BeachBattle for Caen


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