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Question 1: ________ depicting the columns.
Royal coat of arms of the United KingdomCoat of arms of SpainCoat of arms of GibraltarCoat of arms of the Netherlands

Question 2: In Inferno XXVI ________ mentions Ulysses in the pit of the Fraudulent Counsellors and his voyage past the Pillars of Hercules.
Pope John Paul IIPeter AbelardCatholic ChurchDante Alighieri

Question 3: The northern Pillar is the Rock of Gibraltar in the ________ of Gibraltar.
EnglandUnited KingdomBritish overseas territoriesBermuda

Question 4: Device of Charles V in ________'s city hall.
Toledo, SpainCasa de PilatosAndalusiaSeville

Question 5: By doing so, he connected the ________ to the Mediterranean Sea and formed the Strait of Gibraltar.
Atlantic OceanArctic OceanPacific OceanIndian Ocean

Question 6: According to some Roman sources,[3] while on his way to the island of ________ Hercules had to cross the mountain that was once Atlas.
Fortunate IslesHeavenElysiumHesperides

Question 7: After five months of navigation in the ocean, Ulysses sights the mountain of ________ but encounters a whirlwind from it that sinks his ship and all on it for their daring to approach Purgatory while alive, by their strength and wits alone.
Orthodox ChurchCatholic ChurchPurgatoryHeaven

Question 8: One part of the split mountain is ________ and the other is either Monte Hacho or Jebel Musa.
Turks and Caicos IslandsSaint HelenaGibraltarCayman Islands

Question 9: The motto Plus Ultra (________ for further beyond) indicates the desire to see the Pillars as an entrance to the rest of the world rather than as a gate to the Mediterranean Sea.
LatinVulgar LatinRoman EmpireOld Latin

Question 10: The Pillars of Hercules (Latin: Columnae Herculis, Greek: Ηράκλειες Στήλες) was the phrase that was applied in Antiquity to the promontories that flank the entrance to the ________.
SpainStrait of GibraltarMoroccoMediterranean Sea


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