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Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer: Quiz


Question 1: The Queen found herself forced (11 February) to accept the resignations of both Harley and ________.
Henry St John, 1st Viscount BolingbrokeJames Stanhope, 1st Earl StanhopeRobert WalpoleEdmund Burke

Question 2: Harley was the eldest son of Sir Edward Harley (1624–1700), a prominent landowner in ________, and grandson of Robert Harley (1579-1656), and his third wife, the celebrated letter-writer Brilliana Harley (c.

Question 3: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Copyright infringementCopyrightIntellectual propertyPublic domain

Question 4: 1600–1643), and was born in Bow Street, ________, London.
HolbornWalthamstow MarketCovent GardenFitzrovia

Question 5: This proved so successful that he was later to employ both ________ and Jonathan Swift to pen pamphlets for him for use against his many opponents in politics.
Delarivier ManleyCharles GildonEliza HaywoodAphra Behn

Question 6: In 1703 Harley first made use of ________'s talents as a political writer.
Robinson CrusoeDaniel DefoeWilliam DampierJonathan Swift

Question 7: During the time of his office, the union with ________ was brought about.
ScotlandWalesUnited KingdomEngland

Question 8: The sovereign had resented the intrusion into the administration of the impetuous ________, and had persuaded herself that the safety of the Church of England depended on the fortunes of the Tories.
John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughRobert WalpoleCharles Spencer, 3rd Earl of SunderlandRobert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland

Question 9: He preserved Renaissance literature (particularly poetry), Anglo-Saxon literature that was then incomprehensible, and a great deal of ________ literature.
Middle EnglishOld EnglishOld NorseGreat Vowel Shift

Question 10: At the "________" of 1688 Sir Edward Harley and his son raised a troop of horse in support of the cause of William III, and took possession of the city of Worcester on his behalf.
MonarchMagna CartaGlorious RevolutionNine Years' War


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