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Question 1: ________, "Saburu Houghton International Horse Trials"
Show jumpingEquestrianismEventingDressage

Question 2: Houghton once contained part of Sir Robert Walpole's great picture collection, which his descendants sold to ________ of Russia to pay off some of the family debts.
Catherine II of RussiaAlexander I of RussiaPeter I of RussiaNicholas II of Russia

Question 3: Included in the current collection of paintings is ________'s oil painting of his own family -- Thomas Gainsborough, with His Wife and Elder Daughter, Mary (circa 1751-1752).
English artRoyal AcademyJoshua ReynoldsThomas Gainsborough

Question 4: In this well-established context, a number of contemporary outdoor sculptures have been commissioned in recent years by ________.
Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of BathMarquess CamdenCharles Petty-Fitzmaurice, 9th Marquess of LansdowneDavid Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley

Question 5: In recent years, ownership of several pieces have been transferred in lieu of tax from the Cholmondeley's to the ________ .
National Gallery (London)Wallace CollectionVictoria and Albert MuseumBritish Museum

Question 6: This ________ feature was designed by the British sculptor Richard Long.
Conceptual artWilloughby SharpLand artModernism

Question 7: Houghton Hall (pronounced /ˈhaʊtən/ (HOW-tən))[1] is a country house in Norfolk, ________.
United KingdomWalesScotlandEngland

Question 8: Walpole constructed a watertower (1731-1732) with the appearance of an architectural ________.

Question 9: For instance, Colonel Robert Walpole checked out a book about the ________ from the library of Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge in 1667 or 1668.
Archdiocese of BremenJohn Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince-BishopBremen-VerdenSaxe-Lauenburg

Question 10: It was built for the de facto first ________, Sir Robert Walpole, and it is a key building in the history of Palladian architecture in England.
Parliament of the United KingdomMonarchy of the United KingdomPrime Minister of the United KingdomPolitics of the United Kingdom


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