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Question 1: His four-storey, three-basement home on Avenue d'Iéna was said to be crammed with art, a situation ameliorated in 1936 when he lent thirty paintings to the British National Gallery and his Egyptian sculpture to the ________.
National Gallery (London)Imperial War MuseumBritish MuseumVictoria and Albert Museum

Question 2: The name of the company was changed to the ________ in 1929.
SyriaGulf WarItalyIraq Petroleum Company

Question 3: He played a major role in making the petroleum reserves of the ________ available to Western development.
IranMiddle EastAsiaWestern Asia

Question 4: Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (Armenian: Գալուստ Սարգիս Կիւլպէնկեան) (23 March 1869–20 July 1955) was an ________ businessman and philanthropist.
ArmeniansArmenian AmericanArmenian diasporaArmenian Apostolic Church

Question 5: His habit of retaining five per cent of the shares of the oil companies he developed earned him the ________ "Mr.

Question 6: After becoming a naturalized British citizen in 1902, he was involved in arranging the 1907 merger resulting in ________ and emerged from that effort as a major shareholder.
UnileverRoyal Dutch ShellBPReed Elsevier

Question 7: His father sent him to be educated at King's College London, where he studied petroleum engineering, and then to examine the Russian oil industry at ________.

Question 8: During the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire after ________, Iraq came under British mandate.
Armenian GenocideCaucasus CampaignWorld War IWestern Front (World War I)

Question 9: While still in his twenties he ended up in ________ arranging deals in the oil business.

Question 10: Gulbenkian amassed a huge fortune and an art collection which he kept in a private museum at his ________ home.
MarseilleÉvry, EssonneVersaillesParis


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