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Question 1: The family eventually settled in ________, but retained a sentimental attachment to their country of origin.
Upper CanadaThe CanadasLower CanadaCanada under British Imperial control

Question 2: A modest man, who had little time for pretentious displays of wealth, in Britain he got by virtually unnoticed, riding the ________ to his office each day.
Bank-Monument stationLiverpool Street stationLondon UndergroundKing's Cross St. Pancras tube station

Question 3: In order to receive this title, it was necessary for Thomson to acquire ________, as the Canadian government had made it common practice since 1919 to disallow the conference of titular honours from the Canadian Monarch on Canadians.
United KingdomMaltese nationality lawImmigration to the United Kingdom since 1922British nationality law

Question 4: In 1966, Thomson bought The Times newspaper from members of the ________.
Astor familyUnited StatesNancy Astor, Viscountess AstorJohn Jacob Astor

Question 5: In any case, as the peerage title he had was inherited, it did not debar him from retaining his Canadian citizenship, and he never bothered to take up his right to a seat in the pre-1999 ________.
Parliament of the United KingdomHouse of Commons of the United KingdomPolitics of the United KingdomHouse of Lords

Question 6: Nonetheless, he made his son Kenneth promise to use the hereditary title that he had received in 1964, if only in the ________ offices of the firm.

Question 7: His Thomson Organization became a ________, with interests in publishing, printing, television, and travel.
GlobalizationMultinational corporationHuman rightsInternationalization

Question 8: Thus, Thomson lost his ________ in the process.
Permanent resident (Canada)British nationality lawCanadian Citizenship Act 1946Canadian nationality law

Question 9: He left ________ following the disappearance of George Thomson to New York City and returned later to settle in Toronto permanently.
BarbadosCanadaUnited StatesUnited Kingdom

Question 10: However, he found selling radios difficult because the only district left for him to work in was ________.
Greater SudburyNorthern OntarioNorthwestern OntarioNortheastern Ontario


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