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Question 1: At the opposite end is the Admiralty Arch which links The Mall to ________.
EnglandNational Gallery (London)Trafalgar SquareLondon

Question 2: ________ boasts one of the busiest waterways in the world.
Hong Kong IslandVictoria HarbourTsing YiTsim Sha Tsui

Question 3: Kingsley Amis has suggested that this pronunciation (and the American spelling) be reserved for the thousand-measurer, the wall which ________ says Xerxes built around a thousand troops so he could count his army.
HerodotusAlexander the GreatAncient GreeceGreco-Persian Wars

Question 4: Until 1970 the only way to cross the harbour was the Star Ferry which had terminals on the Kowloon peninsular and the island of ________ itself.
MacauHong KongUnited StatesPhilippines

Question 5: The distance between the American extremity of the ________ and the Canadian extremity is 1039 m,[17] or fractionally over a kilometre.
Niagara Falls, OntarioOntarioNiagara FallsNiagara River

Question 6: The Mall, which leads up to ________, is one of London’s main tourist attractions.
Windsor CastleBalmoral CastleClarence HouseBuckingham Palace

Question 7: [2] It is the conventionally used measurement unit for expressing distances between geographical places in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the United Kingdom where the ________ is used.
Foot (length)MileUnited States customary unitsMetric system

Question 8: The former pronunciation follows the general pattern in English whereby metric units of measurement are pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, and preserves the pronunciation of ________.
100 megametres1 decametre10 megametresMetre

Question 9: However, the Australian Prime Minister at the time, ________, insisted that the second pronunciation was the correct one because of the Greek origins of the two parts of the word.
John HowardJohn GortonGough WhitlamMalcolm Fraser


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