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Question 1: On the day his reign officially ended, 11 December 1936, Edward made a BBC radio broadcast from ________.
Windsor CastleEdinburgh CastleHampton Court PalaceBuckingham Palace

Question 2: In 2005, the ________ had similarities to that of Edward and Wallis.
Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker BowlesPrince Harry of WalesPrince William of WalesCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Question 3: [83] The Duke explained his views in the ________ Daily News of 13 December 1966: " was in Britain's interest and in Europe's too, that Germany be encouraged to strike east and smash Communism forever ...
New JerseyMassachusettsConnecticutNew York

Question 4: In it he alluded to the King's need of ________ saying: "We hope that he is aware of his need.
ArminianismDivine graceCatholic ChurchProtestant Reformation

Question 5: [67] Under changes introduced by the Statute of Westminster, a single Crown for the entire empire had been replaced by multiple crowns, one for each Dominion, worn by a single monarch in a ________.
Commonwealth GamesUnited KingdomCommonwealth realmCommonwealth of Nations

Question 6: [24] ________, the American ambassador, described her as a "tart", and his wife, Rose Kennedy, refused to dine with her.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.Robert F. KennedyKennedy familyJohn F. Kennedy

Question 7: Members of the British government became further dismayed by the proposed marriage after being told that Wallis Simpson was an agent of ________.
Axis powersAdolf HitlerNazi GermanyNazism

Question 8: Edward and Mrs Simpson marry, but she not become queen, instead receiving some courtesy title (a ________); or
EnglandMorganatic marriageRoyal Marriages Act 1772Heir apparent

Question 9: [75] Edward's reign had lasted 327 days, the shortest of any British monarch since the disputed reign of ________ over 380 years earlier.
Empress MatildaLady Jane GreyOliver CromwellAlfred the Great

Question 10: [36] Even as Edward was abdicating, the personal protection officers guarding Wallis in exile in France sent reports to ________ claiming that she might "flit to Germany".
10 Downing StreetUnited KingdomEnglandDowning Street


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