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Question 1: The Dutch fortress city of ________ fell to a Spanish army under Ambrosio Spinola in 1625; it was retaken by Frederick Henry of Orange in the 1637 siege of Breda.
's-HertogenboschNorth BrabantEindhovenBreda

Question 2: The events of the siege - including both the grueling fighting with Dutch and the infighting among the Spanish, including a major ________ by unpaid Spanish troops - is depicted from the point of view of a boy serving with the Spanish forces.
United KingdomAmsterdamWorld War IMutiny

Question 3: The 1624-1625 siege is the subject of the 1998 novel El sol de Breda (The Sun Over Breda) by the Spanish Arturo Perez-Reverte, part of this author's ________ Series.
Captain AlatristeFrancisco de QuevedoSpanish Golden AgeDiego Velázquez

Question 4: Yet the siege of 1625 captured the attention of the princes of ________ and, for a while longer, Spanish armies continued to recapture the formidable reputation they had held under Charles V.
BalkansWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe


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