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Question 1: Once his château was complete, Baron Ferdinand installed his extensive collections of French 18th-century tapestries, boiseries, furniture and ceramics, English and Dutch paintings and ________ works of art.
BaroqueRenaissanceItalian RenaissanceWestern art history

Question 2: An attempt was made to transplant fully-grown trees by ________ their roots, to limit the shock.
Carbon tetrachlorideChloroformBromoformDichloromethane

Question 3: Today, following an extensive restoration, it is administered by a Rothschild charitable trust that is overseen by ________.
Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron RothschildMargaret ThatcherRonald ReaganRothschild family

Question 4: During ________, children under the age of five were evacuated from London and lived at Waddesdon Manor.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupationsWorld War IISecond Sino-Japanese War

Question 5: The house was built on a barren hilltop overlooking Waddesdon ________.

Question 6: These irreplaceable artefacts, many encrusted with diamonds, had belonged to, among others, Marie Antoinette and ________.
Seven Years' WarÉtienne François, duc de ChoiseulVoltaireMadame de Pompadour

Question 7: Baron Ferdinand's collection of Renaissance works and a collection of arms were both bequeathed to the ________ as "The Waddesdon Bequest".
National Gallery (London)Victoria and Albert MuseumImperial War MuseumBritish Museum

Question 8: The house was built in the ________ style of a French château between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839–1898).
Neoclassical architectureRenaissance architectureRenaissance Revival architectureGothic Revival architecture

Question 9: The house also had hot and cold running water in its bathrooms, central heating, and an ________ bell system to summon the numerous servants.
ElectromagnetismElectricityElectric currentElectric charge

Question 10: Waddesdon Manor is a country house in the village of Waddesdon, in ________, England.


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