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Question 1: Finally, the MBW received the tenders for the ________ and decided to take a decision to award the contract at its final meeting.
Docklands Light RailwayLondonGreenwichBlackwall Tunnel

Question 2: The Metropolitan Board of Works (MBW) was the principal instrument of ________-wide government from 1855 until the establishment of the London County Council in 1889.

Question 3: The MBW then decided to allow the Samaritan Hospital in ________ to use an additional 12 feet of pavement, which the LCC opposed.

Question 4: The MBW at first had its meetings in the Guildhall of the City of London and its headquarters at Greek Street in ________.

Question 5: It then built its own headquarters at Spring Gardens, (which became a metonym for the MBW), designed by its first chief ________ Frederick Marrable and built in an Italianate style in 1859.
Architectural engineeringConstructionDesign-bid-buildArchitect

Question 6: The Metropolitan Board of Works was abolished by the ________; and the London County Council had been elected on 21 January 1889, to assume its new powers on 1 April.
Municipal Corporations Act 1835Local Government Act 1888Local Government Act 1933County borough

Question 7: In 1855 and 1858 there were especially bad summers with the latter being known as "________".
London sewerage systemGreat Stink1854 Broad Street cholera outbreakLondon Bridge

Question 8: The essence of the scandal arose from the purchase by the MBW of the old Pavilion music hall in ________ in 1879, when the site was thought necessary for the construction of Shaftesbury Avenue.
SohoLondon UndergroundPiccadilly CircusGreen Park tube station

Question 9: It was subsequently used for central government offices and demolished in 1971 to make way for a new headquarters for the ________.
United KingdomBritish CouncilInstituto CamõesInstituto Cervantes

Question 10: Architectural plans for the Spring Gardens building (CRES 35/2420 and CRES 35/2421) can be found at ________.
The National ArchivesHM Land RegistryLord ChancellorJudicial Appointments Commission


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