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Question 1: The coastal town of Beachport in the ________ state of South Australia was named after Lord St Aldwyn in 1878.
CanadaAustraliaUnited KingdomBarbados

Question 2: Born at Portugal Street in ________, Hicks Beach was the son of Sir Michael Hicks Beach, 8th Baronet, of Beverston, and his wife Harriett Vittoria, second daughter of John Stratton.
MoscowStockholmBerlinLondon

Question 3: The sale of his Netheravon estates in Wiltshire to the ________ in 1898 occasioned some acrid criticism concerning the valuation, for which, however, Sir Michael himself was not responsible.
Winston ChurchillBritish ArmyArmy Council (1904)War Office

Question 4: Known as "Black Michael", he notably served as ________ from 1885 to 1886 and again from 1895 to 1902 and also led the Conservative Party in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1886.
Harold MacmillanChancellor of the ExchequerWinston ChurchillGordon Brown

Question 5: [1] He was educated at Eton College and ________, where he graduated with a first class degree in the School of Law and Modern History.
Oriel College, OxfordMerton College, OxfordJesus College, OxfordChrist Church, Oxford

Question 6: During 1868 he acted both as Parliamentary Secretary to the Poor Law Board and as ________.
Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd BaronetUnder-Secretary of State for the Home DepartmentHenry GoulburnJohn Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley
















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