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Question 1: He is buried in the church gardens of St John at Hackney, ________, where his tomb may still be seen.

Question 2: Francis Beaufort was descended from the French ________, who fled France after the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre.
HuguenotCrusadesProtestant ReformationHuldrych Zwingli

Question 3: Beaufort Inlet, ________
Pacific OceanAtlantic OceanIndian OceanArctic Ocean

Question 4: Beaufort represented the geographers, astronomers, oceanographers, ________, and meteorologists to that government agency, the Hydrographic Office, which could support their research.
GeologyEarthGeodesyWorld Geodetic System

Question 5: Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, FRS, FRGS (27 May 1774 – 17 December 1857) was an Irish born hydrographer and officer in Britain's ________.
HMS Ark Royal (R07)HMS Ocean (L12)Royal NavyHMS Illustrious (R06)

Question 6: Sir Francis Beaufort's father, Daniel Augustus Beaufort, was a Protestant clergyman in Navan, ________, Ireland, and a member of the learned Royal Irish Academy.
County WexfordCounty KilkennyCounty MeathFingal

Question 7: The Beaufort Huguenots eventually settled in ________.
IrelandNorthern IrelandIrish peopleWales

Question 8: Beginning on a merchant ship of the ________, Beaufort rose (during the Napoleonic Wars) to midshipman, lieutenant (on 10 May 1796) and commander (on 13 November 1800).
Chartered companyEast India CompanyFrench East India CompanyDutch East India Company

Question 9: He served on the fifth rate frigate HMS Aquilon during the battle of the ________, when Aquilon rescued the dismasted HMS Defence and exchanged broadsides with the French ship-of-the line, Impetueux.
Order of battle at the Glorious First of JuneAtlantic campaign of May 1794Expédition d'IrlandeGlorious First of June

Question 10: For eight years, Beaufort directed the Arctic Council during its search for the explorer, Sir ________, lost in his last polar voyage to search for the legendary Northwest Passage.
Franklin's lost expeditionHMS Terror (1813)HMS Erebus (1826)John Franklin


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