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Question 1: The word gendarme comes from ________ gens d'armes, meaning men-at-arms.
English languageOld FrenchFrench languageRomance languages

Question 2: A common gendarmerie symbol is a flaming ________, which was first used as a gendarmerie symbol by the French.
FranceHand grenadeLand mineGunpowder

Question 3: Many former French colonies, especially in ________, also have gendarmeries.
African UnionAfricaSub-Saharan AfricaScramble for Africa

Question 4: For instance, Belgium, Luxembourg and ________ had gendarmeries through Napoleonic influence, but all these gendarmeries, have merged with the civil police, in 2001, 2002 and 2005 respectively.
PolandCzech RepublicHungaryAustria

Question 5: Gendarmeries are widely used in peacekeeping operations, for instance in the former ________.
YugoslaviaSerbiaBosnia and HerzegovinaJosip Broz Tito

Question 6: The word gained policing connotations after the ________ when the Maréchaussée of the Ancien Régime was renamed the Gendarmerie.
National Constituent AssemblyNational ConventionFrench DirectoryFrench Revolution

Question 7: For instance, in the French speaking ________ the “gendarmeries” are the uniformed civil police.
BernSt. GallenCantons of SwitzerlandBasel

Question 8: Historically, during the Late Medieval to the ________ period, the term referred to a heavily armoured cavalryman of noble birth, primarily serving in the French army (see Gendarme (historical)).
Early modern periodModern historyHigh Middle AgesAncient history

Question 9: A gendarmerie may come under the authority of a ministry of defence (e.g., Italy) or a ministry of the interior (e.g., ________ and Romania), or even both at once (e.g., India, Chile, France and Italy).
Buenos AiresBrazilUruguayArgentina

Question 10: The ________ (OED) still uses gendarmery as the principal spelling while Merriam-Webster uses gendarmerie as the principal spelling.
James Murray (lexicographer)Oxford English DictionaryAmerican and British English spelling differencesUnited Kingdom
















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