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Question 1: Since 1999 however, no further reform has taken place (see ________).
Parliament of the United KingdomReform of the House of LordsHouse of Commons of the United KingdomHouse of Lords

Question 2: The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 resulted in the creation of a separate Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, to which the judicial function of the House of Lords, and some of the judicial functions of the ________, were transferred.
Secretary of State for JusticeHer Majesty's Courts ServiceAustraliaJudicial Committee of the Privy Council

Question 3: The ________ of the House of Lords is just three members for a general or procedural vote, and 30 members for a vote on legislation.
Parliamentary procedureQuorumCommitteeCensure

Question 4: When the ________ scandal was referred to the Committee of Privileges in January 2009, the Leader of the House of Lords also asked the Privileges Committee to report on what sanctions the House had against its members.
Cash for InfluenceUnited KingdomCash for HonoursGordon Brown

Question 5: In 1649, after the defeat and execution of King Charles I, the ________ was declared, but the nation was effectively under the overall control of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England.
Edward III of EnglandCharles II of EnglandCommonwealth of EnglandJames II of England

Question 6: Additionally, some ________-related restrictions apply to members of the Upper House.
BankruptcyInsolvencyBond (finance)Debt

Question 7: Formerly, the Lords Spiritual were the majority in the House of Lords,[7] including the ________'s archbishops, diocesan bishops, abbots, and priors.
Archbishop of YorkBishop of LincolnChurch of EnglandArchbishop of Canterbury

Question 8: In 1909, the ________, David Lloyd George, introduced into the House of Commons the "People's Budget", which proposed a land tax targeting wealthy landowners.
Gordon BrownChancellor of the ExchequerWinston ChurchillHarold Macmillan

Question 9: Conflicts between the King and the Parliament (for the most part, the House of Commons) ultimately led to the ________ during the 1640s.
EnglandEnglish peopleEnglish ReformationEnglish Civil War

Question 10: For example, during much of the reign of Edward II (1307–1327), the ________ was supreme, the Crown weak, and the shire and borough representatives entirely powerless.
GentrySerfdomNobilitySocial class

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