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Question 1: [1] The company flag colours are directly connected with the Peninsular flags: the white and blue represent the ________ in 1837, and the yellow and red the Spanish flag.
Flag of LithuaniaFlag of PortugalFlag of SpainFlag of Germany

Question 2: [1] The present company, the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, was incorporated in that year by a ________, and its name therefore includes neither "Plc" nor "Limited".
Royal charterMcGill UniversityUnited KingdomRutgers University

Question 3: In 1837, the business won a contract from the British Admiralty to deliver mail to the Iberian Peninsula[1] and in 1840 they acquired a contract to deliver mail to ________ in Egypt.
GreeceAlexandriaAncient GreeceAlexander the Great

Question 4: The cases surrounding the incident set a precedent for the prosecution of corporations in cases of manslaughter and criminal negligence in ________.
Contemporary Welsh LawNorthern Ireland lawEnglish lawScots law

Question 5: politicians and media commentators assumed implicitly that the merger would affect ________ at ports P&O managed or did stevedoring.
Supply chain securityPort securityUnited States Coast GuardHomeland security

Question 6: In 1969 British and Commonwealth Shipping, Furness Withy, P&O and The Ocean Steamship Company established Overseas Containers Limited ('OCL') to exploit ________.
Intermodal freight transportTrain ferryContainerizationContainer ship

Question 7: AIG GIG was an experienced infrastructure investor globally, having also recently acquired the ________.
London Gatwick AirportLondon City AirportLondon Heathrow AirportLondon Luton Airport

Question 8: History of P & O at the ________
Calibre (software)Amazon KindleInternet ArchiveGoogle Books

Question 9: The company was headquartered in London, in the United Kingdom; it was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the ________.
Lloyds Banking GroupImperial TobaccoFTSE 100 IndexBarclays

Question 10: The move placed the leasehold interests of P&O in ________, Newark, Baltimore, Miami, New Orleans, and Philadelphia under the control of Dubai Ports World.
New York metropolitan areaNew York CityManhattanBrooklyn


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