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Marquesses in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth: Quiz


Question 1: The Marquessate of ________ (created in 1551) is the oldest English (and British) marquessate still in existence, and as a result, the holder of the title is considered the "Premier Marquess of England".
HursleyBishop's WalthamColden CommonWinchester

Question 2: This courtesy style for the eldest son, however, is often trumped by a subsidiary title of his father, such as ________ or viscount, which is used instead.

Question 3: The first marquess in England was Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford, who was appointed the Marquess of Dublin by King ________ on 1 December 1385.
Edward II of EnglandEdward III of EnglandRichard II of EnglandEdward I of England

Question 4: As with dukes, all sons bear the courtesy style "Lord Forename [Surname]" and all daughters bear the courtesy style "Lady ________ [Surname]".
Hebrew nameGreek nameGiven nameIrish name

Question 5: ________, the princely head of the Battenberg family became the first Marquess of Milford Haven in the peerage of the United Kingdom.
John Fisher, 1st Baron FisherPrince Louis of BattenbergAndrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of HyndhopeLouis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Question 6: For example, the ________ would sign his name merely "Salisbury".
Arthur BalfourMarquess of SalisburyRobert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of SalisburyRobert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury

Question 7: The ________ later petitioned King Henry IV for his restoration but the King objected stating "the name of marquess is a strange name in this realm".
Elections in the United KingdomPolitics of the United KingdomHouse of Commons of the United KingdomParliament of the United Kingdom

Question 8: In the late 19th and in the 20th century many ________ of India were appointed as marquesses after their resignation.
PortugalViceroyAudienciaSpanish Empire

Question 9: John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, the second illegitimate son of ________, was raised to the second marquessate as the Marquess of Dorset in September 1397.
Richard II of EnglandPhilippa of LancasterJohn of Gaunt, 1st Duke of LancasterEdward, the Black Prince

Question 10: A British marquess is formally styled "The Most Honourable The Marquess of [X]" and informally styled "________ [X]', and his wife "Lady [X]".
United KingdomMister (Mr.)PeerageLord


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