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Downing Street: Quiz


Question 1: Downing Street is located in Whitehall in central London, a few minutes' walk from the Houses of Parliament and a little farther from ________.
Clarence HouseBalmoral CastleWindsor CastleBuckingham Palace

Question 2: It was acquired by the Crown in 1798, and was used by the ________ and Colonial Office in the 19th century.
Army Council (1904)British ArmyWar OfficeWinston Churchill

Question 3: ________ is the official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, and thus the residence of the British Prime Minister, as in modern times, the two roles have been filled by the same person.
Winston ChurchillJohn MajorWilliam Ewart Gladstone10 Downing Street

Question 4: Public access is instead curtailed by the use of ________ powers to prevent breach of the peace.
Reception statuteShariaCommon lawCivil law (legal system)

Question 5: The road retains the status of a public highway maintained by ________.
Greater LondonLondonCity of LondonCity of Westminster

Question 6: Downing was a soldier and diplomat who served under ________ and King Charles II.
Oliver CromwellCnut the GreatEnglish Civil WarAlfred the Great

Question 7: 15-16 Downing Street, long since demolished, formerly held the ________, which also occupied two houses on the west side of the street.
Cabinet OfficeDepartment for Culture, Media and SportForeign and Commonwealth OfficeDepartment for Communities and Local Government

Question 8: The Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the ________ all have official residences in buildings along one side of the street.
HM TreasuryHome SecretaryChief WhipHer Majesty's Civil Service

Question 9: It entered government hands when purchased by the ________ in 1863, and became occupied by the marine and railway departments of the Board of Trade.
East India CompanyDutch East India CompanyChartered companyFrench East India Company

Question 10: 9 Downing Street was named in 2001 and is the Downing Street entrance to the Privy Council Office and currently houses the ________'s office.
Chief WhipHer Majesty's Civil ServiceHome SecretaryHM Treasury


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