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Question 1: The Duke of Marlborough won a series of brilliant victories over the French, England's first major battlefield successes on the Continent since the ________.
Hundred Years' WarHundred Years' War (1337–1360)Hundred Years' War (1415–1429)Angevin Empire

Question 2: Until it joined the ERM in 1979, the Irish pound was directly linked to the ________.
Danish kroneEuroGibraltar poundPound sterling

Question 3: Six northern, predominantly ________, Irish counties (Northern Ireland) have remained part of the United Kingdom.
BaptistChristian denominationProtestantismChristianity

Question 4: Hostilities with Japan began in 1941, after it attacked British colonies in ________.

Question 5: [11] Disagreement turned to violence and in 1775 the ________ began.
Saratoga campaignUnited StatesNew York and New Jersey campaignAmerican Revolutionary War

Question 6: But after Napoleon's downfall in the ________, he spent his last years exiled in Britain.
Otto von BismarckAlsace-LorraineGerman EmpireFranco-Prussian War

Question 7: However, this was blocked by King George III who argued that emancipating Roman Catholics would breach his ________.
Oath of officeMonarchy of the United KingdomOath of Allegiance (United Kingdom)Catholic Church

Question 8: Simultaneous with the Napoleonic Wars, trade disputes and British impressment of American sailors led to the ________ with the United States.
Battle of Lake ErieWar of 1812 CampaignsChronology of the War of 1812War of 1812

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  British general John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga (1777), painting by John Trumbull 1822
  Lord Clive meeting with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey, by Francis Hayman (c. 1762).
  The Flag of the United Kingdom is based on the flags of England, Scotland and Ireland
  A published version of the Articles of Union, agreement that led to the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707

Question 10:
When was East India Company founded?
Columbus, Ohio
Houston, Texas, U.S.


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