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Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax: Quiz


Question 1: "Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax." ________.
Dictionary of National BiographySidney LeeLeslie StephenEncyclopædia Britannica

Question 2: In 1706 he proposed and negotiated the Union with Scotland and when the ________ received the Garter, after the Act had passed for securing the Protestant Succession, he was appointed to carry the ensigns of the Order to the Electoral Court.
Saxe-LauenburgElectorate of Brunswick-LüneburgBremen-VerdenHistory of Hanover

Question 3: Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, KG, PC, FRS (16 April 1661 – 19 May 1715) was an English ________ and statesman.
LiteratureLyric poetryPoetryNovel

Question 4: His impeachment by the Commons failed, when the Articles were dismissed by the ________.
House of Commons of the United KingdomParliament of the United KingdomHouse of LordsPolitics of the United Kingdom

Question 5: At Cambridge he began a lasting association with ________.
René DescartesPlatoIsaac NewtonImmanuel Kant

Question 6: At about the same time he married the Countess Dowager of Manchester, and intended taking ________, but changed his mind and purchased for £1,500 a position as Clerk of the Council.
Catholic ChurchCatholic Church hierarchyBishop (Catholic Church)Holy Orders

Question 7: In 1687, Montagu joined with Matthew Prior in "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," a burlesque of ________'s The Hind and the Panther.
DemosthenesJohn DrydenPlutarchTheseus

Question 8: He was born at Horton, in ________, the son of George Montagu, fifth son of the 1st Earl of Manchester.

Question 9: At the accession of George I, he was made Viscount Sunbury and Earl of Halifax, with remainder to heirs male, a Knight of the Garter, and ________, with a grant to his nephew of the reversion of the Auditorship of the Exchequer.
First Lord of the TreasuryChancellor of the ExchequerLeader of the House of CommonsPrime Minister of the United Kingdom

Question 10: In 1694 he became ________ and in 1695 was involved in the successful recoinage project.
Chancellor of the ExchequerHarold MacmillanWinston ChurchillGordon Brown


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