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  • 1. 

    What is the largest area country in Western Europe?

    • A.

      Italy

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      England

    Correct Answer
    C. France
    Explanation
    France is the largest area country in Western Europe. It covers a total area of 551,695 square kilometers, making it the largest country in the region. Italy, Spain, and England are all smaller in terms of land area compared to France.

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  • 2. 

    In which year did Belgium secede from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and become an independent nation?

    • A.

      1835

    • B.

      1910

    • C.

      1830

    • D.

      1805

    Correct Answer
    C. 1830
    Explanation
    In 1830, Belgium seceded from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and became an independent nation. This marked the end of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, which had been established in 1815 after the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. The secession was a result of political and cultural differences between the Dutch-speaking Belgians and the French-speaking Walloons, as well as growing discontent with Dutch rule. The Belgian Revolution of 1830 led to the establishment of an independent Belgian state, with Leopold I becoming the first King of the Belgians.

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  • 3. 

    In which English city is the Lowry Centre, with a gallery of paintings by L S Lowry?

    • A.

      Salford

    • B.

      Manchester

    • C.

      Leeds

    • D.

      Blackburn

    Correct Answer
    A. Salford
    Explanation
    The Lowry Centre, known for its gallery of paintings by L.S. Lowry, is located in Salford, England.

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  • 4. 

    In what year was the Swiss Federation, as it is known today, established?

    • A.

      1456

    • B.

      1291

    • C.

      1848

    • D.

      1824

    Correct Answer
    C. 1848
    Explanation
    In 1848, the Swiss Federation was established. This marked the formation of a federal state in Switzerland, where power is divided between the central government and the cantons. Prior to this, Switzerland was a loose confederation of cantons. The establishment of the Swiss Federation in 1848 brought about a new constitution and a more centralized government structure, laying the foundation for the modern Swiss state as it is known today.

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  • 5. 

    How many "cantons" or states does Switzerland consist of?

    • A.

      24

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      26

    Correct Answer
    D. 26
    Explanation
    Switzerland consists of 26 "cantons" or states. Each canton has its own government and constitution, allowing for a high degree of autonomy within the Swiss federal system. The cantons have varying sizes and populations, and they play a significant role in the country's political and administrative structure. The 26 cantons collectively make up the Swiss Confederation, with each canton having representation in the federal government and participating in decision-making processes at the national level.

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  • 6. 

    In what year was the European Single Market established?

    • A.

      1976

    • B.

      1950

    • C.

      1993

    • D.

      1989

    Correct Answer
    C. 1993
    Explanation
    In 1993, the European Single Market was established. This market aimed to create a single economic zone within the European Union, allowing for the free movement of goods, services, capital, and people. It eliminated trade barriers and harmonized regulations, promoting economic integration and cooperation among member states. The establishment of the European Single Market has had a significant impact on the economies of EU countries, facilitating trade and increasing opportunities for businesses and consumers across Europe.

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  • 7. 

    In which year was the "euro" launched as the official currency of the European Union?

    • A.

      2002

    • B.

      1994

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1999

    Correct Answer
    D. 1999
    Explanation
    In 1999, the euro was launched as the official currency of the European Union. This marked a significant milestone in the economic integration of the member countries. The introduction of the euro aimed to promote trade and economic stability within the European Union by providing a common currency for all participating countries. It replaced many national currencies and facilitated easier transactions and cross-border trade within the Eurozone. The euro has since become one of the world's major reserve currencies and is used by millions of people across Europe.

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  • 8. 

    In which French city was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?

    • A.

      Paris

    • B.

      Orleans

    • C.

      Rouen

    • D.

      Rheims

    Correct Answer
    C. Rouen
    Explanation
    Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in the city of Rouen. This historical event took place on May 30, 1431. Rouen was the location of her trial and execution, as she was accused of heresy and witchcraft. This event marked a significant moment in history, as Joan of Arc became a symbol of French nationalism and martyrdom.

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  • 9. 

    When was the English Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee?

    • A.

      1887

    • B.

      1851

    • C.

      1897

    • D.

      1876

    Correct Answer
    A. 1887
    Explanation
    Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee occurred in 1887. This event marked the 50th anniversary of her accession to the throne. It was a significant milestone in her reign and was celebrated with various festivities and ceremonies throughout the United Kingdom and the British Empire. The year 1887 is therefore the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    When did the "Dambusters" attack dams in Germany?

    • A.

      Dec-41

    • B.

      May-43

    • C.

      April 1942

    • D.

      Jun-44

    Correct Answer
    B. May-43
    Explanation
    The "Dambusters" attack on the dams in Germany took place in May 1943. This operation was carried out by the Royal Air Force during World War II, specifically targeting the Möhne and Edersee dams. The attack was conducted using innovative bouncing bombs, designed to skip over the water and explode against the dam walls, causing significant damage. The mission was considered a success, as it caused significant flooding and disruption to the German industrial infrastructure.

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  • 11. 

    In which German state is Dresden?

    • A.

      Saxony

    • B.

      Prussia

    • C.

      Hannover

    • D.

      Bavaria

    Correct Answer
    A. Saxony
    Explanation
    Dresden is located in the German state of Saxony.

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  • 12. 

    When did Louis XIV revoke the Edict of Nantes?

    • A.

      1685

    • B.

      1581

    • C.

      1873

    • D.

      1701

    Correct Answer
    A. 1685
    Explanation
    Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes in 1685. This decision was made in order to promote religious unity in France by suppressing Protestantism. The Edict of Nantes, issued by Henry IV in 1598, had granted religious freedom and certain rights to the Protestant minority. However, Louis XIV, who aimed to establish a strong centralized monarchy, saw Protestantism as a threat to his authority. By revoking the Edict, he sought to ensure religious conformity and consolidate his power. This act led to the persecution and expulsion of many Protestants, causing significant social and economic consequences for France.

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  • 13. 

    In 1066, King Harold of England fought battles at Hastings and at which lesser known location?

    • A.

      Naseby

    • B.

      Stamford Bridge

    • C.

      Goodison

    • D.

      Flodden Field

    Correct Answer
    B. Stamford Bridge
    Explanation
    In 1066, King Harold of England fought battles at Hastings and Stamford Bridge. While the Battle of Hastings is well-known, the battle at Stamford Bridge is lesser known. This battle took place in September 1066, just a few days before the Battle of Hastings. It was fought between King Harold and the Norwegian king Harald Hardrada, who was attempting to claim the English throne. The battle resulted in a decisive victory for King Harold, but it also weakened his forces, leaving them vulnerable to the Norman invasion led by William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings.

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  • 14. 

    What is the capital of Brunei?

    • A.

      Busan

    • B.

      Kota Kinabalu

    • C.

      Bandar Seri Begawan

    • D.

      Tangerang

    Correct Answer
    C. Bandar Seri Begawan
    Explanation
    Bandar Seri Begawan is the correct answer because it is the capital of Brunei. It is the largest city in Brunei and serves as the administrative, economic, and cultural center of the country. The city is known for its beautiful mosques, including the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. Bandar Seri Begawan is also home to the royal palace, government buildings, and international embassies, making it the political hub of Brunei.

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