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Question 1: The new machinery and the demand on space in the Tower of London following the outbreak of war with France led to a decision to move the Mint to an adjacent site in ________.
East SmithfieldBow, LondonTower BridgeSpitalfields

Question 2: The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom (previously the principal mint of the ________) is the body permitted to manufacture, or mint, coins in the United Kingdom.
English peopleKingdom of EnglandHistory of EnglandPolitics of England

Question 3: For example, for every 5,000 bimetallic coins issued, one must be set aside, but for silver ________ the proportion is one in 150.
Maundy moneyFarthing (British coin)Halfpenny (British pre-decimal coin)Threepence (British coin)

Question 4: There is also a Pyx Chapel (or Pyx Chamber) in ________, which was once used for secure storage of the Pyx and related articles.
St Augustine's AbbeyWestminster AbbeyEly CathedralBath Abbey

Question 5: The Trial of the Pyx is the procedure in the ________ for ensuring that newly-minted coins conform to required standards.
WalesEnglandCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 6: They are trials in the full judicial sense, presided over by a ________ with an expert jury of assayers.
JudgeRabbiDoctor (title)Professor

Question 7: The Royal Mint in London also produced coins for ________ until a branch was opened in Ottawa, Canada in 1908.
United StatesUnited KingdomBarbadosCanada

Question 8: In the year 1931, control of the Canadian branch mint was passed to the Canadian government and it then became the ________.
Canadian dollarNickel (Canadian coin)Royal Canadian MintRideau Hall

Question 9: [1] Responsibility for the security of the site falls to the ________, who provide an armed contingent.
Law enforcement in the United KingdomMinistry of Defence PoliceLaw enforcement in IrelandPolice Service of Northern Ireland


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