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  1. The Winter War, which began in November 1939, was a war between the Soviet Union and which country?
  2. The Babington Plot was a plan to assassinate which monarch?
  3. Which political and military leader led the countries of Bolivia and Colombia to independence from the Spanish Empire?
  4. Explorer and merchant Marco Polo was born in which city in 1254?

  5. In the early 20th century which empire was commonly known as 'the sick man of Europe'?
  6. Henry VIII's longest marriage was to which queen?
  7. In which city was Charles I's headquarters during the English Civil War?
  8. In which year was Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria assassinated?
  9. What name was given to area of control imposed by the Vikings over much of eastern and northern England?
  10. In which decade was the telephone invented?


  1. Finland
  2. Queen Elizabeth I (in 1586)
  3. Simon BolĂ­var
  4. Venice
  5. The Ottoman Empire
  6. Katherine of Aragon
  7. Oxford
  8. 1914

  9. Danelaw
  10. 1870s (1876)

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