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Question 1: The miserable picture of his end drawn by ________ is greatly exaggerated.
PoetryAlexander PopeJohn MiltonThe Dunciad

Question 2: His illicit connection with the Countess of Shrewsbury led to a ________ with her husband at Barn Elms on 16 January 1668, in which the Earl of Shrewsbury was fatally wounded.
LouisianaDuelHawaiiUnited States

Question 3: He was much pleased with his reception by ________, declared that he had "more honours done him than ever were given to any subject", and, was presented with a pension of 10,000 livres a year for Lady Shrewsbury.
Louis XIII of FranceHouse of BourbonLouis XV of FranceLouis XIV of France

Question 4: The tract provoked some rejoinders and was defended, amongst others, by ________, and by the author himself in The Duke of Buckingham's Letter to the unknown author of a short answer to the Duke of Buckingham's Paper (1685).
Friends meeting houseWilliam PennJohn Greenleaf WhittierGeorge Fox

Question 5: George was the son of ________, favourite of James I and Charles I, and his wife Katherine Manners.
Cardinal RichelieuGeorge Villiers, 1st Duke of BuckinghamGeorge Villiers, 2nd Duke of BuckinghamJames Stewart, 1st Duke of Richmond

Question 6: The American actor and director Norman Lloyd portrayed the Second Duke of Buckingham in the 1957 episode "The Trial of Colonel Blood" of ________'s anthology series, The Joseph Cotten Show.
Universal SportsNBCShopNBCTelemundo

Question 7: He was appointed a ________, carried the Sovereign's Orb at the coronation on 23 April 1661, and was made Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire on September 21.
Gentleman of the BedchamberJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughGroom of the StoleGeorge III of the United Kingdom

Question 8: He was then imprisoned in the ________ until 23 February 1659, being freed after promising not to assist the enemies of the government, and on Fairfax's security of £20,000.
Tower of LondonPalace of WestminsterWestminster AbbeyTower Green

Question 9: On September 19, 1649, Charles II conferred on him the ________ (KG) and admitted him to his Privy Council on 6 April 1650.
Order of St. PatrickOrder of the BathOrder of the ThistleOrder of the Garter

Question 10: He took an active part in prosecuting those implicated in the "________", and accused the lord chief justice (Sir William Scroggs) in his own court while on circuit of favouring the Roman Catholics.
William Petre, 4th Baron PetreEdward ColmanTitus OatesPopish Plot


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