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Marcus Samuel, 1st Viscount Bearsted: Quiz


Question 1: In 1897 he formed Shell, after his first business, which sold painted ________.
Mollusc shellSeashellMolluscaGastropod shell

Question 2: In 1907, Samuel's company combined with the Royal Dutch company of the ________ to create the company today known as Royal Dutch Shell.

Question 3: The house has since been used as an orphanage and a nursing home and was commandeered by the ________ during the Second World War.
British ArmyBritish Armed ForcesRoyal Military PoliceTerritorial Army (United Kingdom)

Question 4: Samuel was born into a Jewish family in Whitechapel, ________.

Question 5: His were the first such ships to satisfy the Suez Canal company of their safety, allowing him to ship his product to ________ and Singapore.
JakartaKuala LumpurBangkokThailand

Question 6: In recognition of Shell's contribution to the British cause in World War I, he was created 1st Baron Bearsted of Maidstone in the County of ________ in the 1921 Birthday Honours.

Question 7: Samuel was ________ from 1902 to 1903, and received the traditional Baronetcy in 1903.
City of London CorporationCity of WestminsterCity of LondonLord Mayor of London

Question 8: His country estate at The Mote in ________ was sold after his death to Maidstone Borough Council for use as a public park now known as Mote Park.
Herne Bay, KentSheernessMaidstoneYalding

Question 9: Samuel & Co., having transformed over the years to a merchant bank, merged in 1965 with Philip Hill, Higginson, Erlangers Ltd to create Hill Samuel, which is now a part of ________.
Lloyds TSBNational Westminster BankStandard Chartered BankBarclays

Question 10: Lord Bearsted was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law (LLD) from the ________ during his lifetime.
Sheffield Hallam UniversityUniversity of LeedsUniversity of SheffieldUniversity of York


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