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Question 1: In 1813 it was necessary to strike 80,000 guineas to pay the Duke of Wellington's army in the ________, as the local people would accept only gold in payment.
PyreneesGeographic information systemAlpsGeography

Question 2: The ________ and the subsequent French Revolutionary Wars had drained gold reserves and people started hoarding coins.
National ConventionFrench DirectoryNational Constituent AssemblyFrench Revolution

Question 3: In 1717, Great Britain adopted the ________, at a rate of one guinea to 129.438 grains (8.38 g) of crown gold, which was 22 carat gold.
Federal Reserve SystemGold standardCentral bankSilver standard

Question 4: The name also forms the basis for the Arabic word for the ________ الجنيه el-Gineih.
EuroPound sterlingSyrian poundEgyptian pound

Question 5: Parliament passed a law making ________ legal tender in any amount, and in 1799 the production of guineas was halted, although half and third-guineas continued to be struck.
BanknoteUnited KingdomPolymer banknoteUnited States

Question 6: With the removal of James II in the ________ of 1688, his daughter Mary, and her husband Prince William of Orange ruled jointly by agreement as co-monarchs.
Nine Years' WarMagna CartaMonarchyGlorious Revolution

Question 7: The guinea had an aristocratic overtone; professional fees and payment for land, horses, art and ________ tailoring and furniture were often quoted in guineas until decimalisation in 1971.
Haute coutureBespokeClothingFirearm

Question 8: The centre of the reverse design shows the Star of the ________.
Order of the ThistleOrder of the BathOrder of the GarterOrder of St. Patrick

Question 9: The 1703 guinea bears the word VIGO under the Queen's bust, to commemorate the origin of the gold taken from the Spanish ships at the ________.
Capture of GibraltarBattle of Cádiz (1702)Battle of Vélez-MálagaBattle of Vigo Bay

Question 10: The guinea is a coin that was minted in the ________ and later in the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1813.
Politics of EnglandEnglish peopleKingdom of EnglandHistory of England


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