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Question 1: A ferry, operated by a ________, was established there by 1235.
AsceticismCatholic religious orderHermitMonasticism

Question 2: North of Dartford the Darent receives the waters of the River Cray from the west as it passes through Dartford Marshes and Crayford Marshes, where it forms a boundary between ________ and Kent (and specifically, the London Borough of Bexley and the borough of Dartford).
South East EnglandNorth West EnglandEnglandGreater London

Question 3: Sundridge Mill produced paper for the ________ until its closure in 1901, business being transferred to Eynsford Paper Mill.
Greater LondonEuropean Central BankPound sterlingBank of England

Question 4: An ________ was passed in 1840 allowing construction to start and tolls to be levied once the work was complete.
Legal systems of the worldCommon lawAct of ParliamentLaw

Question 5: Paper from this mill was used to print The Sphere and ________; photographs of the paper making process at the mill were used in the first edition of The Children's Encyclopedia.
TatlerThe New YorkerGQVanity Fair (magazine)

Question 6: TQ 558 714 Darenth Paper Mill was working until 1931 when it was taken over by Messrs Portals Ltd, of Laverstoke, ________.

Question 7: [3] The ________ breast shot waterwheel was 13 feet (3.96 m) by 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m).
SteelCast ironAlloy steelWrought iron

Question 8: The miller at this ________ in 1771 was James Marchane, who was joined by his son James.
Islamic Golden AgeWatermillWater wheelGristmill

Question 9: ________ wrote a long poem in 1588, the first description of the papermaking process.
PoetryBristolEnglandThomas Churchyard

Question 10: The River Darent or River Darenth or Dartford Creek is a Kentish tributary of the River Thames in ________.
WalesEnglandScotlandUnited Kingdom

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