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Question 1: As their home during their stay in the Cape, they had selected 'Feldhausen', an old estate on the south-east side of ________.
Cape TownDevil's Peak (Cape Town)Table MountainTable Mountain National Park

Question 2: [3] It was during his time as an undergraduate that he became friends with ________ and George Peacock.
Charles BabbageIsaac NewtonGeorge Biddell AirySir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

Question 3: Herschel was born in Slough, ________, and studied at Eton College and St John's College, Cambridge.
BerkshireCounty DurhamWiltshireOxfordshire

Question 4: The document was circulated, and Charles Babbage incorporated extracts in his ninth and unofficial ________, which postulated laws set up by a divine programmer.
Early Islamic philosophyDavid HumeNatural theologyAverroes

Question 5: In this publication he proposed the names still used today for the seven then-known satellites of ________: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, and Iapetus.

Question 6: This became an authoritative statement with wide influence on science, particularly at the University of Cambridge where it inspired the student ________ with "a burning zeal" to contribute to this work.
Charles Darwin's religious viewsCharles Darwin's educationEvolutionCharles Darwin

Question 7: He collaborated in the early 1840s with ________, portrait painter to Queen Victoria.
George HayterHenry CollenBritish MuseumNational Portrait Gallery (London)

Question 8: A few years later, in 1852, he proposed the names still used today for the four then-known satellites of ________: Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, and Oberon.

Question 9: He arrived in ________ on 15 January 1834 and set up a private 21 ft (6.4 m) telescope at Feldhausen at Wynberg.
BloemfonteinPretoriaCape TownSouth Africa

Question 10: So is Herschel Girls School in ________, South Africa, which commemorates his visit to the area.
CairoPretoriaCape TownBloemfontein


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