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  • four of the thirty-eight IRA members that escaped from Maze Prison in 1983 were caught hiding in a river near the prison using reeds to breathe?

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Question 1: 37 prisoners climbed into the back of the lorry, while Gerry Kelly lay on the floor of the cab with a gun pointed at the driver, who was also told the cab had been ________ with a hand grenade.
Anti-personnel mineFuzeBooby trapImprovised explosive device

Question 2: [12] The escape was the biggest in British history, and the biggest in Europe since ________.
Second Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IISoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 3: Two prisoners were recaptured, but the remaining seven managed to cross the border into the Republic of Ireland and appeared at a press conference in ________.

Question 4: [12] At 3:25 pm, a lorry delivering food supplies arrived at the entrance to H7, where ________ and other prisoners took the occupants hostage at gunpoint and took them inside H7.
Gerry Adams1981 Irish hunger strikeProvisional Irish Republican ArmyBrendan McFarlane

Question 5: [8][9] On 10 June 1981, eight IRA members on remand, including ________, Paul Magee and Joe Doherty, escaped from Crumlin Road Jail.
Angelo FuscoNorthern IrelandSinn FéinProvisional Irish Republican Army

Question 6: Nationalist Parties:
Sinn Féin
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Workers Party of Ireland
Republican Sinn Féin
Socialist Workers Party (Ireland)Irish Republican Socialist PartyFianna FáilSocialist Party (Ireland)

Question 7: Unionist Parties:
Ulster Unionist Party
Progressive Unionist Party
Conservative Party
UK Unionist Party
Traditional Unionist Voice
Democratic Unionist PartySinn FéinSocial Democratic and Labour PartyUnited Unionist Coalition

Question 8: [5][7] In March 1975, ten prisoners escaped from the courthouse in ________ while on trial for attempting to escape from Long Kesh.

Question 9: [32][33] Smyth was extradited back to Northern Ireland in 1996 and returned to prison, before being released in 1998 as part of the ________.
Northern Ireland AssemblyBelfast AgreementNorthern Ireland ExecutiveSt Andrews Agreement

Question 10: [43][44] On 9 September 1994 six prisoners including an armed robber, Danny McNamee and four IRA members including ________, escaped from HM Prison Whitemoor.
Paul MageeAngelo FuscoJoe DohertyProvisional Irish Republican Army


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