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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Robert Roberts's The House Servant' Directory, 1827.
  Glanusk Park in Powys County, U.K., in 1891. The residence had 17 servants in residence. The largest stately houses could have 40 or more.
  Heads of Six of Hogarth's Servants.
  In a large house, the butler (centre-left) is traditionally head over a full array of household servants. This is the servant staff at the Stonehouse Hill of Massachusetts, the estate of F. Lothrop Ames, 1914.

Question 2: Patrick Butler, a London barrister in one highly acclaimed Dr. Gideon Fell novel by American mystery writer ________.
He Who WhispersThe Hollow Man (1935 novel)John Dickson CarrThe Crooked Hinge

Question 3: "The butler" is integral to the plot of countless potboilers and ________, whether or not the character has been given a name.

Question 4: In addition to the ongoing mannerisms and facial expressions of the butler, a seated lady once-appearing in a curtained room and a recurring lipstick-stained ________ glass over which the butler obsesses provide the interpretive clues.
VodkaAlcoholic beverageWineAbsinthe

Question 5: Joseph Marcell, as Geoffrey Butler, the butler for the Banks Family on ________.
Will SmithNickelodeon (TV channel)The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirJames Avery (actor)

Question 6: Although restrained, his memoir nonetheless provides a uniquely intimate ________ account of the U.S.
Primary sourceHistoriographySecondary sourceSocial sciences

Question 7: Probably the best-known fictional butlers are Alfred from the ________ comic and films; Hudson of Upstairs, Downstairs television fame; and, Crichton from J.M. Barrie's The Admirable Crichton.
BatmanSuperman & Batman: GenerationsSuperman/BatmanCopperhead (DC Comics)

Question 8: In ancient Greece and Rome, it was nearly always slaves who were charged with the care and service of wine, while during the ________ the pincerna, usually a serf, filled the role within the noble court.
High Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesLate Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 9: ________, Bruce Wayne's butler from Batman is a well known fictional butler.
James Gordon (comics)Batman franchise mediaDick GraysonAlfred Pennyworth

Question 10: The word "butler" derives from the ________ bouteillier (cup bearer), from bouteille, (bottle), and ultimately from Latin.
Romance languagesFrench languageOld FrenchEnglish language

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