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Brian Mawhinney: Quiz


Question 1: [4][5] On 13 May 2005 it was announced that he would be created a life peer,[6] and on 24 June he was created Baron Mawhinney, of Peterborough, in the County of ________.

Question 2: [2] He studied ________ at Queen's University of Belfast,[2] gaining an upper second class degree in 1963 and obtained a Ph.D.
PhysicsQuantum mechanicsParticle physicsUniverse

Question 3: Mawhinney was born in 1940 in ________ and was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution.
Northern IrelandEdinburghBelfastCardiff

Question 4: He served as Shadow ________ and spokesman for home, constitutional and legal affairs for a year under William Hague before returning to the back benches in June 1998.
Home SecretaryJames CallaghanRobert PeelWinston Churchill

Question 5: In 2003, he was appointed Chairman of ________,[8] and in 2004 oversaw a re-organisation of the league structure, renaming the former Division One as the Football League Championship.
1987–88 Football League1977–78 Football LeagueThe Football League1986–87 Football League

Question 6: Mawhinney was ________ for Peterborough from 1979 to 1997 and Member of Parliament for North West Cambridgeshire from 1997 to 2005.
UnicameralismMember of ParliamentBicameralismParliamentary system

Question 7: He was a member of the Cabinet from 1994 until 1997 and a ________ from 1979 until 2005.
Member of ParliamentUnicameralismBicameralismParliamentary system

Question 8: [2] He worked as assistant professor of radiation research at the ________ from 1968–70 and then returned to the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine as a lecturer from 1970–84.
University of MinnesotaIowa State UniversityNorthwestern UniversityUniversity of Iowa

Question 9: [2] He served as Chairman of the Conservative Party and ________ for two years from 1995 until the 1997 election.
Minister without portfolioShimon PeresDov YosefAriel Sharon

Question 10: [2] In 1992, he became Minister of State at the Department of Health until 1994 when he entered the cabinet as ________.
Secretary of State for DefenceSecretary of State for TransportLeader of the House of CommonsCabinet of the United Kingdom


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