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Question 1: For this reason, former Prime Minister ________ referred to Lawson as a "one club golfer").
Margaret ThatcherEdward HeathWinston ChurchillHarold Macmillan

Question 2: These currencies and others tied to sterling constituted the ________.
United KingdomNauruSterling AreaBarbados

Question 3: The ________ had a drastic effect on the note production of the Bank of England.
Second Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupationsWorld War II

Question 4: The reign of ________ (1558–1603) saw the addition of silver ¾d and 1½d coins, although these denominations did not last.
James I of EnglandElizabeth I of EnglandHenry VIII of EnglandEdward VI of England

Question 5: Libra was the basic Roman unit of weight, derived from the ________ word for scales or balance.
Vulgar LatinLatinOld LatinRoman Empire

Question 6: On 5 March 2009, the ________ announced that they would pump £75 billion of new capital into the British economy, through a process known as quantitative easing.
Pound sterlingEuropean Central BankBank of EnglandGreater London

Question 7: In 1707, the ________ and the Kingdom of Scotland merged to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Politics of EnglandKingdom of EnglandEnglish peopleHistory of England

Question 8: Gordon Brown, when ________, ruled out membership for the foreseeable future, saying that the decision not to join had been right for Britain and for Europe.
Chancellor of the ExchequerWinston ChurchillHarold MacmillanJames Callaghan

Question 9: The first base metal coins were also introduced, tin and ________ farthings.

Question 10: These included ________, Barbados,[16] British West Africa, Cyprus, Fiji, Irish Free State, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia.
CanadaUnited KingdomAustraliaBelize

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