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George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen: Quiz


Question 1: [1] He lost his father in 1791 and his mother in 1795 and was brought up by ________.
Henry Addington, 1st Viscount SidmouthHenry Dundas, 1st Viscount MelvilleWilliam Grenville, 1st Baron GrenvilleH. H. Asquith

Question 2: [1] It was during his second stint as Foreign Secretary that he settled two disagreements with the US - the Northeast Boundary dispute by the ________ (1842), and the Oregon dispute by the Oregon Treaty of 1846.
MaineDaniel WebsterAroostook WarWebster–Ashburton Treaty

Question 3: He was appointed ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at ________, where he signed the Treaty of Töplitz between Britain and Austria in October 1813.

Question 4: He was appointed Chancellor of the ________ in 1827 and was President of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
University of AberdeenUniversity of St AndrewsUniversity of StirlingUniversity of Glasgow

Question 5: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Intellectual propertyCopyright infringementPublic domainCopyright

Question 6: He also worked successfully to improve relationships with France, where ________ had become a personal friend.
François GuizotLouis, comte MoléVictor, 3rd duc de BroglieAdolphe Thiers

Question 7: He again followed his leader and resigned with Peel over the issue of the ________.
Six ActsCorn LawsUnited Kingdom legislationIrish Coercion Act

Question 8: He was educated at ________, and St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Master of Arts in 1804.
EnglandGreek languageLondonHarrow School

Question 9: He was Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (1834–35) and again Foreign Secretary (1841–46) under ________.
Winston ChurchillRobert PeelStanley BaldwinBenjamin Disraeli

Question 10: In December he took his seat as a Tory Scottish representative peer in the ________.
Parliament of the United KingdomHouse of Commons of the United KingdomPolitics of the United KingdomHouse of Lords


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