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Robert Boothby, Baron Boothby: Quiz


Question 1: The only son of Sir Robert Tuite Boothby, KBE, of ________ and a cousin of Rosalind Kennedy, mother of the broadcaster Sir Ludovic Kennedy, Boothby was educated at Eton College and Magdalen College, Oxford.
ScotlandGlasgowEdinburghNew Town, Edinburgh

Question 2: He was a prominent commentator on public affairs on radio and television, often taking part in the long-running ________ radio programme Any Questions.
BBCNorwegian Broadcasting CorporationRaidió Teilifís ÉireannTG4

Question 3: Boothby was raised to the peerage as a ________ with the title Baron Boothby of Buchan and Rattray Head in the County of Aberdeen, on 22 August 1958.
Hereditary peerLife peerHer Majesty's Most Honourable Privy CouncilBaronet

Question 4: Boothby advocated the UK's entry into the European Community (now the European Union) and was a British delegate to the Consultative Assembly of the ________ from 1949 until 1957.
European integrationKyoto ProtocolFederal EuropeCouncil of Europe

Question 5: He was an unsuccessful parliamentary candidate for Orkney and Shetland in 1923 and was elected as ________ for East Aberdeenshire in 1924, holding the seat until 1958.
BicameralismUnicameralismMember of ParliamentParliamentary system

Question 6: He was appointed an Officer of the ________ in 1950, a KBE in 1953.
Tonkin commemorative medalOrdre de la LibérationMédaille militaireLégion d'honneur

Question 7: He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to ________ Winston Churchill from 1926 to 1929 and held junior ministerial office as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food in 1940–41.
James CallaghanGordon BrownChancellor of the ExchequerHarold Macmillan

Question 8: During ________, he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, retiring with the rank of Flight Lieutenant.
Second Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupationsWorld War II

Question 9: From 1930 he had a long affair with Dorothy Macmillan, wife of the Conservative politician and later Prime Minister ________.
Winston ChurchillHarold MacmillanMargaret ThatcherJohn Major

Question 10: While an undergraduate at ________, Boothby earned the nickname "the Palladium", because "he was twice nightly".
Magdalen College, OxfordJesus College, OxfordOriel College, OxfordPembroke College, Oxford


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