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Paddington: Quiz


Question 1: Paddington is an area of the ________, in Central London, England.
City of LondonGreater LondonLondon County CouncilCity of Westminster

Question 2: The great Victorian poet ________ moved from No.
Alfred, Lord TennysonMen and Women (poetry collection)Elizabeth Barrett BrowningRobert Browning

Question 3: By 1800, the area was also traversed by the Harrow Road and an arm of the ________.
M1 motorwayRiver Great OuseGrand Union CanalOxford Canal

Question 4: In the station are statues of its designer ________ and the children's fiction character Paddington Bear.
Isambard Kingdom BrunelBristolGreat Western RailwayClifton Suspension Bridge

Question 5: In 1874, C R Alder Wright synthesised ________ (diacetylmorphine).

Question 6: The earliest extant reference to Padington, historically a part of ________, was made in the year 1056.
London Government Act 1963Greater LondonMiddlesexLondon borough

Question 7: ________, the founder of the scouting movement and hero of the Siege of Mafeking during the Second Boer War, was born in Paddington on 22 February 1857.
Brownsea Island Scout campScouting for BoysRobert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-PowellFrederick Russell Burnham

Question 8: Formerly a metropolitan borough, it was integrated with Westminster and ________ in 1965.
Greater LondonEnglandNorth West EnglandSouth East England

Question 9: The courageous Edward Wilson, physician, ________ and ornithologist who died in 1912 on Captain Robert Scott's ill-fated British Antarctic expedition had earlier practised as a doctor in Paddington.
Avery–MacLeod–McCarty experimentGriffith's experimentNatural historyMiller–Urey experiment

Question 10: Also there, in 1928, Sir ________ first isolated penicillin, earning the award of a Nobel Prize.
Charles Scott SherringtonHoward Florey, Baron FloreyAlexander FlemingCharles Nicolle

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