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Question 1: His father's forebears had come from the Netherlands,[1] more than a century earlier, setting up their home and business in ________, London.
HighburyHolloway, LondonCanonburyIslington

Question 2: After this, he boarded at the ________ preparatory school in North Oxford and Marlborough College, a public school in Wiltshire.
Magdalen College School, OxfordCheney SchoolSt Edward's School, OxfordDragon School

Question 3: His tutor, a young ________, regarded him as an "idle prig" and Betjeman in turn considered Lewis unfriendly, demanding, and uninspired as a teacher.
The Great DivorceThe Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeC. S. LewisMere Christianity

Question 4: Betjeman had a special fondness for ________ and was a founding member of Victorian Society.
Renaissance Revival architectureTorontoVictorian architectureGothic Revival architecture

Question 5: The couple lived in ________ and had a son, Paul, in 1937.
OxfordshireBerkshireWiltshireCounty Durham

Question 6: 1968 Companion of Literature, the ________
Royal Society of LiteratureSalman RushdiePeter Carey (novelist)Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Question 7: [4] Betjeman particularly disliked the coursework's emphasis on ________, and dedicated most of his time to cultivating his social life, his interest in English ecclesiastical architecture, and to private literary pursuits.
LanguagePragmaticsLinguisticsSemantics

Question 8: [10] He fought a spirited but ultimately unsuccessful campaign to save the Propylaeum, known commonly as the ________, London.
Philip HardwickEuston railway stationEuston ArchSt Pancras railway station

Question 9: He is considered instrumental in helping to save the famous façade of ________, London and was commemorated when it reopened as an international and domestic terminus in November 2007.
London UndergroundKing's Cross St. Pancras tube stationSt Pancras railway stationLondon King's Cross railway station

Question 10: Sir John was very fond of the ghost stories of ________ and supplied an introduction to Peter Haining's book M.R. James - Book of the Supernatural. He was very susceptible to the supernatural.
BBCNigel KnealeM. R. JamesH. P. Lovecraft







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