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Question 1: The Peerage is a system of titles in the United Kingdom, which represents the upper ranks of British nobility and is part of the ________.
Life peerOrder of the BathBaronetOrders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom

Question 2: Ito Hirobumi and the other Meiji leaders deliberately modeled the Japanese House of Peers on the ________, as a counterweight to the popularly elected House of Representatives (Shūgiin).
House of Commons of the United KingdomHouse of LordsParliament of the United KingdomPolitics of the United Kingdom

Question 3: The Peerage of England — all titles created by the Kings and Queens of England before the ________ in 1707.
Scottish independenceScotlandHistory of ScotlandActs of Union 1707

Question 4: ________ (Life Peerages Act, 1958)
List of life peeragesCity of LondonBristolGreater London

Question 5: In the late 1300s, this right (or "title") began to be granted by decree, and titles also became inherited with the rest of an estate under the system of ________.
SpainDenmarkPrimogenitureMonarch

Question 6: The right to be tried by fellow peers in the ________'s Court and in the House of Lords, abolished 1948.
Lord High StewardThomas Erskine, 1st Baron ErskineDouglas Hogg, 1st Viscount HailshamPeter King, 1st Baron King

Question 7: From 1707 until 1963 Scottish peers elected 16 ________ to sit in the House of Lords.
PeerageNorthern IrelandRepresentative peerHereditary peer

Question 8: Since there was no feminine Old English or Old Norse equivalent for the term, "Countess" is used (an Earl is analogous to the Continental ________), from the Latin comes.
MarquessRoyal and noble ranksCountMargrave

Question 9: Hence, the ________'s son is called Marquess of Hartington.
Duke of DevonshireDuke of BedfordDuke of NorfolkDuke of Manchester

Question 10: ________, Dames, and holders of other non-hereditary Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom are also not peers.
KnightCountPrinceEmperor







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