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Malcolm Muggeridge: Quiz


Question 1: During the war he was part of the British Secret Intelligence Service operation in ________ which was headed by Richard Barclay, whom Muggeridge and his colleague Donald McLachlan were accused of bullying.

Question 2: While still a student he had taught for brief periods in 1920, 1922 and 1924 at the John Ruskin Central School, ________, where his father was Chairman of the Governors.
CroydonPurley, LondonSouth NorwoodCrystal Palace, London

Question 3: The publishers were concerned with potential ________ claims and the book was not published, causing financial difficulties for Muggeridge who was not employed at the time, being paid only for articles he could get accepted.
Fair commentDefamationHazingFalse light

Question 4: ________ – Contains account of Muggeridge's blasphemy TV debate with Monty Python
Michael PalinFriday Night, Saturday MorningThe GuardianHarold Wilson

Question 5: Here he met ________ who was visiting Egypt as a journalist for the Manchester Guardian.
John D. MacDonaldEric NewbyArthur RansomeJoseph Conrad

Question 6: Shortly after the liberation of Paris by the Allies, Muggeridge was assigned to make an initial investigation into P.G. Wodehouse's five broadcasts from ________ during the war.

Question 7: Initially attracted by ________, Muggeridge and his wife, Kitty, travelled to Moscow in 1932, where he was to be a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian, standing in for William Chamberlin who was about to take leave of absence.
Communist stateMarxismCommunismSocialism

Question 8: Muggeridge worked on other papers, including the Calcutta Statesman, Evening Standard, and ________.
The GuardianThe TimesThe IndependentThe Daily Telegraph

Question 9: Increasingly disillusioned by communism, Muggeridge decided to investigate reports of the famine in Ukraine, travelling there and to the ________ without the permission of the Soviet authorities.
EuropeAsiaGeorgia (country)Caucasus

Question 10: Malcolm, one of five boys, attended Selhurst Grammar School and ________ for four years, graduating in 1924 with a pass degree in natural sciences.
Selwyn College, CambridgeSt John's College, CambridgeTrinity College, CambridgeGonville and Caius College, Cambridge

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