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William Cobbett: Quiz


Question 1: William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, who was born in ________.
EnglandReading, BerkshireFarnhamGuildford

Question 2: He was first at Wilmington, then ________ by the Spring of 1793.
Allentown, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPittsburghHarrisburg, Pennsylvania

Question 3: In 1829, he published Advice to Young Men in which he heavily criticised ________ published by the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus.
An Essay on the Principle of PopulationOverpopulationThe Limits to GrowthThe Skeptical Environmentalist

Question 4: He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the ________ would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and "tax-eaters" relentlessly.
Reform Act 1832Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Act 1840Municipal Corporations Act 1835Rotten and pocket boroughs

Question 5: Works by William Cobbett at ________
Project Gutenberg AustraliaProject GutenbergGoogle BooksAmazon Kindle

Question 6: Between 1824 and 1826 he published his History of the Protestant Reformation, which challenged the traditional ________ historical narrative of the British reformation, stressing the lengthy and often bloody persecutions of Catholics in Britain and Ireland.
ChristianityChristian denominationProtestantismBaptist

Question 7: Rural Rides - Complete text of book at ________.
Great Britain Historical GISLondon School of EconomicsBritish national grid reference systemLand Utilisation Survey of Britain

Question 8: He was defeated in Preston in 1826 and Manchester in 1832 but after the passing of the ________ Cobbett was able to win the parliamentary seat of Oldham.
Electoral Administration Act 2006Reform Act 1867Reform Act 1832Municipal Corporations Act 1835

Question 9: While not a Catholic[4], Cobbett at this time also took up the cause of ________.
Anglo-Saxon ChristianityPenal Laws (Ireland)Catholic EmancipationCeltic Christianity

Question 10: From 1831 until his death, he farmed at Normandy, a village in ________.
East SussexEnglandSurreyHertfordshire


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