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Joseph Paxton: Quiz


Question 1: This was to be one of the greatest country houses built during the ________.
Victorian eraGeorgian eraEnglandUnited Kingdom

Question 2: Sir Joseph Paxton (3 August 1803 – 8 June 1865) was an English gardener and architect, best known for designing the ________.
LondonEnglandThe Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace, London

Question 3: The sketch is now in the ________.
National Gallery (London)Victoria and Albert MuseumBritish MuseumWallace Collection

Question 4: Although the Duke was in Russia at the time, Paxton set off for Chatsworth on the ________ coach forthwith, arriving at Chatsworth at half past four in the morning.
ChesterfieldNorth East DerbyshireHigh PeakDerby

Question 5: In 1850 Paxton was commissioned by Baron Mayer de Rothschild to design Mentmore Towers in ________.

Question 6: His position in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for the Coventry allowed Paxton to dedicate his later years to ________ projects.
SkyscraperApartmentNew townUrban planning

Question 7: These were close to the gardens of William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire at ________.
Chiswick HouseKenwood HouseMorden Hall ParkOsterley Park

Question 8: Paxton was honoured by being a member of the Kew Commission which was to suggest improvements for Royal Botanic Gardens, and by being considered for the post of Head Gardener at ________.
Buckingham PalaceWindsor CastleEdinburgh CastleHampton Court Palace

Question 9: Paxton was born in 1803, the seventh son of a farming family, at Milton Bryan, ________.

Question 10: Paxton also designed another country house, a smaller version of Mentmore at Battlesden near Woburn in ________.


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