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Question 1: After construction was complete, the course of the River Bann was diverted by some 100 yards to straighten a ________.
ValleyOxbow lakeAvulsion (river)Meander

Question 2: During the ________ in 1610 the modern history of the town began with a grant of land to a William Powell, who then sold it to a Reverend Richard Rolleston in 1611.
Plantation of UlsterPlantations of IrelandIrelandIrish Rebellion of 1641

Question 3: ________ MBE, a photographer and artist
Victor SloanNorthern IrelandOrange Institution2004

Question 4: For more information see ________, which includes a list of incidents and an over view of Portadown during the Troubles.
The Troubles in PortadownDrumcree conflictOperation MotormanProvisional Irish Republican Army

Question 5: Portadown has a manufacturing sector that has grown beyond its roots in ________ production to include carpet-weaving, baking and engineering.

Question 6: Although the town can trace its origins to at least the 1600s, it was not until the ________ and the arrival of the railway that it became a major town.
United KingdomEnglandGeorgian eraVictorian era

Question 7: In particular the Newry Canal opened up waterborne trade from Lough Neagh to the East coast at Newry and ________ leaving Portadown ideally situated to take full advantage of the trading routes.
BelfastEdinburghNorthern IrelandCardiff

Question 8: George Gilmore, a Protestant ________ leader.
Irish Civil WarIrish republicanismIrish Republican Army (1922–1969)Provisional Irish Republican Army

Question 9: It serves approximately 241,000 people from Mid Ulster and is one of the main cancer treatment centres outside ________.
Northern IrelandEdinburghBelfastCardiff

Question 10: Brendan McKenna, an ________ politician and spokesman of the Garvaghy Road Residents' Coalition.
Provisional Irish Republican ArmyThe TroublesOfficial Irish Republican ArmyIrish republicanism

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