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Question 1: William Shakespeare mentions the Sands in ________, Act 3 Scene 1:
King LearHamletThe Merchant of VeniceThe Taming of the Shrew

Question 2: The ________ vessel MV Ross Revenge drifted onto the Sands in November 1991, effectively ending the era of offshore pirate radio in Britain.
United KingdomLondonRadio CarolinePirate radio in Europe

Question 3: In the ________ at least 13 men-of-war and 40 merchant vessels were wrecked in the Downs, with the loss of 2,168 lives and 708 guns.
EnglandGreat BritainLondonGreat Storm of 1703

Question 4: ________, the noted Scottish writer of adventure stories, published The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands in 1870.
Robert Louis StevensonRobert Michael BallantyneEdinburghTreasure Island

Question 5: The Brake Bank lying shorewards is part of the same ________ unit.
GeologyEarth scienceNatureEarth

Question 6: Notable shipwrecks include the VOC ship Rooswijk, HMS Stirling Castle, the SS Montrose, which once carried the convicted murderer ________, and the South Goodwin Lightship.
LondonWalter DewEnglandHawley Harvey Crippen

Question 7: The sands were once covered by two ________ on the Kent mainland, one each at the north and south ends of the sands.
Italian languageLighthouseSpanish languageRomanian language

Question 8: ________'s poem The Rolling English Road refers to "the night we went to Glastonbury by way of Goodwin Sands."
C. S. LewisTerry PratchettG. K. ChestertonHilaire Belloc

Question 9: ________ refers to the Goodwin Sands in Moonraker, one of the James Bond novels, as well as making them a major plot point in his children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Ian FlemingThunderball (novel)Casino Royale (novel)From Russia, with Love (novel)

Question 10: However, the island is not mentioned in the ________, suggesting that if it existed it may have been inundated before that work was compiled in 1085–86.
Domesday BookEnglandYorkshireSurrey


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