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William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne: Quiz


Question 1: FitzMaurice spent his childhood "in the remotest parts of the south of Ireland,"[1] and, according to his own account, when he entered ________, in 1755, he had "both everything to learn and everything to unlearn".
Oriel College, OxfordJesus College, OxfordChrist Church, OxfordMerton College, Oxford

Question 2: The Duke of Grafton - ________
Lord ChancellorLord Privy SealHome SecretaryLord Speaker

Question 3: Thomas Townshend - Secretary of State for the Home Department and ________
Leader of the House of LordsChancellor of the ExchequerSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth AffairsLeader of the House of Commons

Question 4: ________ (1780- 1863), who succeeded his half-brother in the title.
H. H. AsquithHenry Addington, 1st Viscount SidmouthHenry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of LansdowneHenry Goulburn

Question 5: In June 1768 the General Court incorporated the district of ________ from the area formerly known as "Deerfield Northeast" and in 1786 the district became a town.
Shelburne, MassachusettsBuckland, MassachusettsCharlemont, MassachusettsAshfield, Massachusetts

Question 6: Lord Grantham - ________
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth AffairsChancellor of the ExchequerHome SecretaryLeader of the House of Commons

Question 7: He was born William FitzMaurice in ________ in Ireland, the first son of John FitzMaurice, who was the second surviving son of the 1st Earl of Kerry.

Question 8: In 1760, he was also returned to the ________ as member for Wycombe, but in 1761 he succeeded his father as 2nd Earl of Shelburne in the Peerage of Ireland and 2nd Baron Wycombe in the Peerage of Great Britain.
Elections in the United KingdomHouse of Commons of the United KingdomPolitics of the United KingdomParliament of the United Kingdom

Question 9: Between 1761 and 1762, he represented Kerry in the ________.
County KilkennyIrish House of CommonsCounty ClarePatriot Parliament

Question 10: In 1782 he consented to take office under Lord Rockingham on condition that the King would recognise the ________.
PhilippinesUnited StatesAlaskaCanada


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