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Question 1: [26] French poet ________, during his short stay in Brussels, complained of the hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie at the time:[37]
Victor HugoFrench poetryThéophile GautierCharles Baudelaire

Question 2: [24] The Peasant's War is often seen as the starting point of the modern ________.
Flemish literatureFlandersBelgiumFlemish Movement

Question 3: [79] Flanders is not inclined to approve the Framework, in spite of frequent appeals by the ________ to do so.
Council of EuropeEuropean UnionEuropean integrationFederal Europe

Question 4: [63] Foreign immigration coincided with the flight of city dwellers to the suburbs around Brussels, leading to a permanent, growing French-speaking presence in the ________ itself.

Question 5: On the political level, the proposed division of the bilingual ________ (BHV) electoral and judicial district has caused much linguistic strife.
Brussels-Halle-VilvoordeBelgiumHalle-Vilvoorde administrative ArrondissementLeuven administrative Arrondissement

Question 6: Since most pupils were sent to French schools rather than Dutch schools, after the end of the ________ there was not a single Dutch class left in central Brussels.
World War IWestern Front (World War I)Caucasus CampaignArmenian Genocide

Question 7: Following the Treaty of Utrecht, the Spanish sovereignty over the Southern Netherlands was transferred to the Austrian branch of the ________.
Hohenzollern-SigmaringenHouse of HabsburgHouse of BonaparteHouse of Bourbon

Question 8: French is thus by far the the best known language in Brussels, and remains the ________ of the city.
MalaysiaTurkeyAzerbaijanLingua franca

Question 9: In 1815, following the final defeat of Napoleon, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands was created by the ________, joining the Southern Netherlands with the former Dutch Republic.
Congress of ViennaNapoleonic WarsPrussiaHundred Days

Question 10: By comparison the cities in the neighboring Duchy of Flanders such as ________, Ghent, Kortrijk and Ypres the percentage of French documents in city archives fluctuated between 30 and 60 percent.


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