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Question 1: Maharaja Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur of Alwar, who was a KCSI and the last surviving member of the ________, died in February 2009, aged 97.
Order of the Star of IndiaOrders, decorations, and medals of the United KingdomOrder of the Indian EmpireOrder of the Crown of India

Question 2: Albert Henry was the former Premier of the ________.
NiueCook IslandsTuvaluFrench Polynesia

Question 3: Notable examples include Jonathon Porritt, lately of Friends of the Earth; Ferdinand Mount, the journalist; and ________ [title created 1707].
Francis Dashwood, 15th Baron le DespencerRobert WalpoleFrederick North, Lord NorthGeorge Grenville

Question 4: As the ________, the Sovereign remains the "fount of honour", but the system for identifying and recognising candidates to honour has changed considerably over time.
CanadaMonarchyHead of stateUnited Kingdom

Question 5: [citation needed] In 1976, the ________ era was mired by a similar controversy over the 1976 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours, which became known as the "Lavender List".
Winston ChurchillMargaret ThatcherHarold MacmillanHarold Wilson

Question 6: ________ are used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service.

Question 7: The concession of a baronetcy (i.e. hereditary knighthood), was granted to Margaret Thatcher's husband Denis following her resignation (explained below, see ________).
Hereditary peerBaronetHer Majesty's Most Honourable Privy CouncilDame (title)

Question 8: ________ was stripped of his honorary GCB after calls from the Government to the Royal Family due to the crisis in Zimbabwe under his régime, including hyperinflation, and violence in the 2008 Presidential elections.
Kenneth KaundaThabo MbekiMorgan TsvangiraiRobert Mugabe

Question 9: All life peers hold the rank of ________ and automatically have the right to sit in the House of Lords.

Question 10: Descended from mediaeval ________, knights exist both within the orders of chivalry and in a class known as Knights Bachelor.
ChivalryBorsHoly GrailGawain


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