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Question 1:
Gavin Maxwell, Use of capital punishment by nation and Age at first marriage are all:
1969 deaths People from Dumfries and Galloway Alumni of Hertford College, Oxford Incomplete lists

Question 2:
Gavin Maxwell, William McMaster Murdoch and Thomas Carlyle are all:
Scottish writers Deaths from cancer People from Dumfries and Galloway Incomplete lists

Question 3: Ring of Bright Water (illustrated by ________) Longmans (1960)
David AttenboroughUnited KingdomLondonPeter Scott

Question 4: After his Sandaig home was destroyed by fire in 1968, Maxwell moved to the lighthouse cottage of Eilean Bàn (White Island), an island he owned off the coast of the ________.
Soay, SkyeRaasaySouth RonaSkye

Question 5: It was during this period that he met ________, the ornithologist, and the young Terry Nutkins who went on to become a children's television presenter.
Peter ScottDavid AttenboroughUnited KingdomLondon

Question 6:
Gavin Maxwell, Cancer and Son House are all:
Scottish naturalists Deaths from cancer Old Stoics Scottish writers

Question 7: In 1966 he traveled to ________ with a companion, tracing the dramatic lives of the last rulers of Morocco under the French, published as Lords of the Atlas: The Rise and Fall of the House of Glaoua 1893-1956.
JordanSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesMorocco

Question 8: In 1956 Maxwell toured the reed marshes of Southern ________ with explorer Wilfred Thesiger.

Question 9: He took the otter, called Mijbil, to the ________, where it was decided that this was a previously unknown sub-species of Smooth-coated Otter, which was named after him: Lutrogale perspicillata maxwelli, or 'Maxwell's Otter'.
Whipsnade ZooZoological Society of LondonInstitute of ZoologyBiota!

Question 10: In 1969, Maxwell invited ________ to move to Eilean Bàn to help him work on a book about British wild mammals and to assist in building a zoo on the island.
John Lister-KayeAigas Field CentreEnglandScotland


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