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Question 1: ________ produced most of the architectural designs and elevations for the project and also the interior design.
EnglandAugustus Welby Northmore PuginBirminghamLondon

Question 2: The Victoria Tower is the square tower at the southern end of the ________ in London, facing south and west onto Black Rod's Garden and Old Palace Yard.
Tower of LondonPalace of WestminsterPalace of WhitehallWestminster Abbey

Question 3: The ________ underwent a complete reconstruction between 1948 and 1963 to provide 12 floors of air-conditioned document storage, and again between 2000 and 2004 to bring it up to contemporary archive storage standards.
Victoria TowerDavid Lloyd GeorgeParliamentary ArchivesBonar Law

Question 4: The records of the ________ survived the conflagration because they were, at the time, stored in the Jewel Tower, which was at a distance from the main building and still stands across the road from the Victoria Tower.
House of LordsHouse of Commons of the United KingdomParliament of the United KingdomPolitics of the United Kingdom

Question 5: [1] It houses the ________ in archive conditions meeting the BS 5454 standard, on 12 floors.
Parliamentary ArchivesVictoria TowerBonar LawDavid Lloyd George

Question 6: All 14 floors of the building were originally linked via a single ________ Victorian staircase of 553 steps, of which five floors survive.
SteelWrought ironCast ironBlast furnace

Question 7: The main entrance at the base of the tower is the Sovereign's Entrance, through which the Monarch passes at the ________.
Monarchy of the United KingdomPolitics of the United KingdomState Opening of ParliamentParliament of the United Kingdom

Question 8: On top of the Victoria Tower is an iron flagstaff, from which the ________ is flown when Parliament is in session (unless the Sovereign is present in the Palace, when it is replaced by the Royal Standard).
Blue EnsignBritish ensignUnion FlagRed Ensign


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