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Stafford Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh: Quiz

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Question 1: Taking the titles of Earl of Iddesleigh and Viscount St Cyres, he was included in the cabinet as ________.
Leader of the House of CommonsChancellor of the ExchequerFirst Lord of the TreasuryPrime Minister of the United Kingdom

Question 2: Steadily supporting his party, he became President of the Board of Trade in 1866, Secretary of State for India in 1867, and ________ in 1874.
Winston ChurchillChancellor of the ExchequerGordon BrownHarold Macmillan

Question 3: His second son, Henry, 1st Baron Northcote, was ________.
Monarchy of AustraliaConstitution of AustraliaGovernor-General of AustraliaHigh Court of Australia

Question 4: His paternal ancestors had long been settled in ________, tracing their descent from Galfridas de Nordcote who settled there in 1103.
TorbayDevonExeterPlymouth

Question 5: He succeeded his grandfather, Sir Stafford Henry Northcote, as 8th ________ in 1851.
Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy CouncilHereditary peerBaronetDame (title)

Question 6: Northcote (pronounced "Northcut") was born in ________, the eldest son of Henry Stafford Northcote (1792-1850), eldest son of Sir Stafford Henry Northcote, 7th Baronet.
StockholmBerlinLondonMoscow

Question 7: He entered Parliament in 1855 as Conservative ________ for Dudley, and was elected for Stamford in 1858, a seat which he exchanged in 1866 for North Devon.
Member of ParliamentParliamentary systemUnicameralismBicameralism

Question 8: On Disraeli's elevation to the ________ as Earl of Beaconsfield in 1876 he became leader of the Conservative party in the Commons.
Politics of the United KingdomHouse of LordsHouse of Commons of the United KingdomParliament of the United Kingdom

Question 9: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Copyright infringementIntellectual propertyCopyrightPublic domain

Question 10: Northcote was educated at Eton and ________ and was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1847.
St Edmund Hall, OxfordOriel College, OxfordBalliol College, OxfordSt Hugh's College, Oxford







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