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Question 1: An alternative explanation for the name of the town could come from a corruption of the Old English/________ words Hay and Ley for 'hay' and 'field' respectively and flax.
Old Norse morphologyOld NorseNorth Germanic languagesGermanic languages

Question 2: ________ was also a one time famous resident of Halifax.
Jonathan SwiftWilliam DampierDaniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe

Question 3: The Dukes re-emerged in 1965 as founder members of the British League and operated there for many years before the team moved en bloc to ________, Bradford.
Eccleshill United F.C.Bradford City A.F.C.Odsal StadiumValley Parade

Question 4: The name Halifax is said to be a corruption of the Old English words for Holy and Face, part of the local legend that the head of ________ was buried here after his execution.
Zechariah (priest)JesusYahya ibn ZakariyyaJohn the Baptist

Question 5: Halifax is a minster town,[2][3] within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in ________, England.
West YorkshireBradfordSouth YorkshireLeeds

Question 6: The ________ dedicated to St.
Orthodox Ohrid ArchbishopricStefan NemanjaSerbian Orthodox ChurchJovan Vladimir

Question 7: The coat of arms of Halifax include the chequers from the original coat of arms of the Earls Warenne, who held the town during ________ times.
NormandyEnglandCnut the GreatNormans

Question 8: Public bus and train transportation in Halifax is managed by the ________.
Arriva YorkshireYork & Selby LinesFirst West YorkshireWest Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

Question 9: ________, a refurbished worsted spinning mill, is the home of Barrie Rutter's Northern Broadsides Theatre Company and the IOU theatre company as well as providing space for eight art galleries.
BradfordDean CloughHalifax, West YorkshireHalifax railway station

Question 10: These include the stand used by the 33rd Regiment between 1761 and 1771, which is one of the oldest in existence in England, plus those carried by the regiment during the ________ and the Crimea.
Battle of LignyOrder of battle of the Waterloo CampaignBattle of WaterlooHundred Days

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