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Spencer Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire: Quiz


Question 1: In 1875 - the year following the Liberal defeat at the General Election - he succeeded ________ as Leader of the Liberal opposition in the House of Commons after the other serious contender, W.
David Lloyd GeorgeWilliam Ewart GladstoneBenjamin DisraeliH. H. Asquith

Question 2: He resigned from the government in 1903, and from the Liberal Unionist Association the following spring, in protest at ________'s Tariff Reform scheme.
William Ewart GladstoneWinston ChurchillJoseph ChamberlainArthur Balfour

Question 3: A statue of the Duke can be found on the east side of Whitehall, ________ and also in the Carpet Gardens at Eastbourne.

Question 4: Hartington chose instead to serve in Gladstone's Second government as Secretary of State for India (1880–1882) and ________ (1882–1885).
Winston ChurchillSecretary of State for WarH. H. AsquithDavid Lloyd George

Question 5: Having succeeded as ________ in 1891 and entered the House of Lords, he eventually joined Salisbury's third government in 1895 as Lord President of the Council.
Duke of NorfolkDuke of BedfordDuke of DevonshireDuke of Manchester

Question 6: Devonshire was not asked to become Prime Minister when Lord Salisbury retired in favour of his nephew ________ in 1902.
Arthur BalfourAnthony EdenAlec Douglas-HomeHarold Macmillan

Question 7: He was educated at ________,[1].
Gonville and Caius College, CambridgeTrinity College, CambridgeSt John's College, CambridgeMagdalene College, Cambridge

Question 8: He died of pneumonia at the Hotel Metropol in ________ and was interred on 28 March 1908 at Edensor, Derbyshire.

Question 9: Early in 1887, after the resignation of ________, Lord Salisbury offered to step down and serve in a government under Hartington, who now declined the premiership for the third time.
Winston ChurchillHarold MacmillanBenjamin DisraeliLord Randolph Churchill

Question 10: Archival material relating to Spencer Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire listed at the UK ________
Lord ChancellorJudicial Appointments CommissionMinistry of Justice (United Kingdom)The National Archives


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