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  • 1. 

    Where was Queen Anula in power from 47 - 42 B.C.?

    • A.

      Iceland

    • B.

      Wallis

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      Sri Lanka

    Correct Answer
    D. Sri Lanka
    Explanation
    Queen Anula was in power from 47 - 42 B.C. in Sri Lanka.

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  • 2. 

    What country did Queen Isabella I rule or govern?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      Madagascar

    • D.

      Denmark

    Correct Answer
    A. Spain
    Explanation
    Queen Isabella I ruled or governed Spain. Isabella I, also known as Isabella the Catholic, was the queen of Castile and León from 1474 until her death in 1504. She played a significant role in the completion of the Reconquista, the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition, and the sponsorship of Christopher Columbus' voyages to the Americas. Under her rule, Spain experienced a period of expansion and consolidation, making it one of the most powerful and influential countries in Europe during that time.

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  • 3. 

    Where was Queen Dona Blanca in power from 1425 - 1441?

    • A.

      Finland

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Sri Lanka

    Correct Answer
    B. Spain
    Explanation
    Queen Dona Blanca was in power from 1425-1441 in Spain. This is evident from the given options where Spain is the only relevant choice. Finland, Japan, and Sri Lanka have no historical connection to Queen Dona Blanca's reign. Therefore, Spain is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Queen Makeda is a historical leader of which country?

    • A.

      Angola

    • B.

      Sheba

    • C.

      Barbados

    • D.

      Hungary

    Correct Answer
    B. Sheba
    Explanation
    Queen Makeda is a historical leader of Sheba. Sheba, also known as the Kingdom of Saba, was an ancient civilization located in present-day Ethiopia and Yemen. Queen Makeda, also known as the Queen of Sheba, is a prominent figure in Ethiopian and Yemeni history and is known for her legendary visit to King Solomon in Jerusalem. She is celebrated for her wisdom, wealth, and leadership in the region during ancient times.

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  • 5. 

    What country did Prime Minister Maria das Neves rule or govern?

    • A.

      Tonga

    • B.

      Poland

    • C.

      Sπo TomΘ and Prφncipe

    • D.

      Liberia

    Correct Answer
    C. Sπo TomΘ and Prφncipe
    Explanation
    Prime Minister Maria das Neves ruled or governed Sπo TomΘ and Prφncipe.

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  • 6. 

    Where was Empress Anna Ivanovna in power from 1730 - 1740?

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Latvia

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    B. Russia
    Explanation
    Empress Anna Ivanovna was in power from 1730 to 1740 in Russia. This is evident from the time period mentioned in the question. Empress Anna Ivanovna was the daughter of Ivan V of Russia and niece of Peter the Great, and she ruled as the Empress of Russia during the specified years. Therefore, the correct answer is Russia.

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  • 7. 

    Empress Irene is a historical leader of which country?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Nigeria

    • D.

      Roman Empire

    Correct Answer
    D. Roman Empire
    Explanation
    Empress Irene was a historical leader of the Roman Empire. She was the first woman to rule as sole monarch of the Byzantine Empire, which was a continuation of the Roman Empire in the East. Irene reigned from 797 to 802 AD and is known for her political and religious controversies, including her role in the restoration of the veneration of icons in the Byzantine Empire.

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  • 8. 

    What country did Queen Maria I rule or govern?

    • A.

      Liberia

    • B.

      Haiti

    • C.

      Egypt

    • D.

      Portugal

    Correct Answer
    D. Portugal
    Explanation
    Queen Maria I ruled or governed Portugal.

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  • 9. 

    What country did Queen Hedwige rule or govern?

    • A.

      Poland

    • B.

      Central African Republic

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. Poland
    Explanation
    Queen Hedwige ruled or governed Poland.

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  • 10. 

    Queen Amina of Zaria is a historical leader of which country?

    • A.

      Nigeria

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Great Britain

    • D.

      Madagascar

    Correct Answer
    A. Nigeria
    Explanation
    Queen Amina of Zaria is a historical leader of Nigeria. She was the 16th-century queen of the Hausa city-state of Zazzau, which is located in present-day Nigeria. Queen Amina is known for her military leadership and expansion of the Zazzau kingdom. She led several successful military campaigns, expanding the kingdom's territory and influence. Queen Amina is revered as a legendary figure in Nigerian history and is considered one of the greatest rulers of the Hausa people.

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  • 11. 

    Where was President Violeta Barriosde Chamorro in power from 1990 - 1997?

    • A.

      Nicaragua

    • B.

      Poland

    • C.

      Argentina

    • D.

      Turkey

    Correct Answer
    A. Nicaragua
    Explanation
    President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro was in power from 1990-1997 in Nicaragua.

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  • 12. 

    Where was Prime Minister Mirna Louisa-Godett in power from 2003 - 2004?

    • A.

      Sπo TomΘ and Prφncipe

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Netherlands Antilles

    • D.

      Guyana

    Correct Answer
    C. Netherlands Antilles
    Explanation
    Prime Minister Mirna Louisa-Godett was in power from 2003 - 2004 in the Netherlands Antilles.

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  • 13. 

    What country did Prime Minister Maria Liberia-Peters rule or govern?

    • A.

      Egypt

    • B.

      Netherlands Antilles

    • C.

      Brazil

    • D.

      Bermuda

    Correct Answer
    B. Netherlands Antilles
    Explanation
    Prime Minister Maria Liberia-Peters ruled or governed the Netherlands Antilles. The Netherlands Antilles was a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located in the Caribbean. It consisted of several islands, including Curaçao, Bonaire, and Saba. Maria Liberia-Peters served as the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles from 1984 to 1986 and again from 1988 to 1994.

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  • 14. 

    High Commissioner of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Janet J. McCoy was a leader of which country?

    • A.

      Micronesia

    • B.

      Byzantium (Roman Empire) Empress Theodora

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      Wallis

    Correct Answer
    A. Micronesia
    Explanation
    Janet J. McCoy was the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, which was a United Nations trusteeship administered by the United States. Micronesia was one of the districts within this trust territory, so it can be inferred that Janet J. McCoy was a leader of Micronesia.

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  • 15. 

    Where was Queen Ranavalona II in power from 1868 - 1883?

    • A.

      Netherlands Antilles

    • B.

      Peru

    • C.

      Cambodia

    • D.

      Madagascar

    Correct Answer
    D. Madagascar
    Explanation
    Queen Ranavalona II was in power in Madagascar from 1868 to 1883. During her reign, she implemented various reforms and modernization efforts in the country. She encouraged the education of women and the establishment of schools, as well as the development of infrastructure such as roads and bridges. Ranavalona II also worked towards strengthening Madagascar's international relations and negotiating treaties with other countries. Therefore, it is clear that Queen Ranavalona II was in power in Madagascar during the given time period.

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  • 16. 

    Queen Rasoaherina is a historical leader of which country?

    • A.

      Bangladesh

    • B.

      Madagascar

    • C.

      Peru

    • D.

      Monaco

    Correct Answer
    B. Madagascar
    Explanation
    Queen Rasoaherina is a historical leader of Madagascar. She was the wife of King Radama II and became the queen consort of Madagascar in the 19th century. Rasoaherina is known for her political influence and her efforts to modernize the country. She played a significant role in the political affairs of Madagascar during her husband's reign and after his death. Rasoaherina is remembered as a prominent figure in the history of Madagascar and her leadership had a lasting impact on the country.

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  • 17. 

    Where was Grand Duchess Charlotte in power from 1919 - 1964?

    • A.

      Turkey

    • B.

      Luxembourg

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Liberia

    Correct Answer
    B. Luxembourg
    Explanation
    Grand Duchess Charlotte was in power in Luxembourg from 1919 to 1964.

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  • 18. 

    Where was Paramount Chief 'Mantsebo Amelia 'Matsaba Sempe in power from 1941 - 1960?

    • A.

      Egypt

    • B.

      Ukraine

    • C.

      Lesotho

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    C. Lesotho
    Explanation
    Paramount Chief 'Mantsebo Amelia 'Matsaba Sempe was in power in Lesotho from 1941 to 1960. Lesotho is a landlocked country located in southern Africa.

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  • 19. 

    Empress Gemmyo is a historical leader of which country?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Ireland

    Correct Answer
    C. Japan
    Explanation
    Empress Gemmyo is a historical leader of Japan. This is evident from the fact that she is referred to as an empress, which is a title used in Japan to denote the female ruler of the country. France, Germany, and Ireland do not have a historical leader named Empress Gemmyo, making Japan the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir is a historical leader of which country?

    • A.

      Denmark

    • B.

      Zululand

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Iceland

    Correct Answer
    D. Iceland
    Explanation
    Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir is a historical leader of Iceland. Johanna Sigurdardottir served as the Prime Minister of Iceland from 2009 to 2013, making her a significant figure in the country's history. She was not a leader of Denmark, Zululand, or Spain, making Iceland the correct answer.

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  • 21. 

    Where was President Megawati Sukarnoputri in power from 2001-2004?

    • A.

      Switzerland

    • B.

      Wallis

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Indonesia

    Correct Answer
    D. Indonesia
    Explanation
    President Megawati Sukarnoputri was in power from 2001-2004 in Indonesia.

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  • 22. 

    Prime Minister Janet Jagan is a historical leader of which country?

    • A.

      Egypt

    • B.

      Bahamas

    • C.

      Guyana

    • D.

      Scotland

    Correct Answer
    C. Guyana
    Explanation
    Prime Minister Janet Jagan is a historical leader of Guyana. Guyana is a country located in South America. Janet Jagan served as the Prime Minister of Guyana from 1997 to 1999. She was the first woman to hold this position in the country. Janet Jagan was a prominent political figure and played a significant role in Guyana's history and politics.

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  • 23. 

    What country did Queen Tamara rule or govern?

    • A.

      Seminole Nation

    • B.

      Maldives

    • C.

      Chile

    • D.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    D. Georgia
    Explanation
    Queen Tamara ruled or governed Georgia.

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  • 24. 

    What country did President Tarja Halonen rule or govern?

    • A.

      Yugoslavia

    • B.

      Dominica

    • C.

      Finland

    • D.

      Sri Lanka

    Correct Answer
    C. Finland
    Explanation
    President Tarja Halonen ruled or governed Finland.

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  • 25. 

    Queen Berenice is a historical leader of which country?

    • A.

      Egypt

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Wallis

    Correct Answer
    A. Egypt
    Explanation
    Queen Berenice is a historical leader of Egypt.

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  • 26. 

    Where was Queen Arsinoe II (joint ruler) in power from 279-270 B.C.?

    • A.

      Ukraine

    • B.

      Madagascar

    • C.

      Great Britain

    • D.

      Egypt

    Correct Answer
    D. Egypt
    Explanation
    Queen Arsinoe II was in power in Egypt from 279-270 B.C. This can be inferred from the fact that she was a queen and Egypt is historically known for having queens ruling during that time period.

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  • 27. 

    Prime Minister Lidia Gueiler was a leader of which country?

    • A.

      Great Britain

    • B.

      Bolivia

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    B. Bolivia
    Explanation
    Lidia Gueiler was the Prime Minister of Bolivia. She served as the leader of Bolivia from 1979 to 1980. During her time in office, she focused on implementing social and economic reforms and promoting democracy in the country. Therefore, the correct answer is Bolivia.

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  • 28. 

    Governor-general Dame Nita Barrow is a historical leader of which country?

    • A.

      Barbados

    • B.

      Netherlands

    • C.

      Luxembourg

    • D.

      Yugoslavia

    Correct Answer
    A. Barbados
    Explanation
    Dame Nita Barrow is a historical leader of Barbados. She served as the Governor-general of Barbados from 1990 to 1995. She was the first female Governor-general of Barbados and made significant contributions to the country during her tenure.

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  • 29. 

    What country did Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed rule or govern?

    • A.

      Netherlands

    • B.

      Bangladesh

    • C.

      Malta

    • D.

      Grenada

    Correct Answer
    B. Bangladesh
    Explanation
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed ruled or governed Bangladesh.

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