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John Russell, 1st Earl Russell: Quiz


Question 1: He was educated at Westminster School and the ________, which he attended for three years but did not take a degree.
University of CambridgeUniversity of OxfordUniversity of EdinburghUniversity of Bristol

Question 2: Among Russell's descendants is the renowned philosopher ________, his grandson.
Willard Van Orman QuineBertrand RussellAristotleAlfred North Whitehead

Question 3: When the Conservatives split the next year over this issue, the Whigs returned to power and Russell became ________.
Prime ministerSilvio BerlusconiAngela MerkelGordon Brown

Question 4: He was succeeded as Liberal leader by former Peelite ________, and was thus the last true Whig to serve as Prime Minister.
H. H. AsquithBenjamin DisraeliDavid Lloyd GeorgeWilliam Ewart Gladstone

Question 5: In 1845, as leader of the Opposition, Russell came out in favour of repeal of the ________, forcing Conservative Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel to follow him.
Irish Coercion ActUnited Kingdom legislationSix ActsCorn Laws

Question 6: He was one of the principal leaders of the fight for the ________, earning the nickname Finality Jack from his complacency pronouncing the Act a final measure.
Reform Act 1832Electoral Administration Act 2006Municipal Corporations Act 1835Reform Act 1867

Question 7: This article incorporates text from the ________ 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia.
Copyright infringementIntellectual propertyPublic domainCopyright

Question 8: He may have served as ________'s model for the character of Plantagenet Palliser.
Palliser novelsAnthony TrollopeUnited KingdomLondon

Question 9: The ________ and the democratisation of the government of British cities are partly attributed to his efforts.
Electoral Administration Act 2006Reform Act 1867Municipal Corporations Act 1835Reform Act 1832


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