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William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw: Quiz


Question 1: William Stephen Ian Whitelaw was born in Nairn, in northeast ________.
EnglandWalesScotlandUnited Kingdom

Question 2: ________ appointed him as the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland after the imposition of direct rule in March 1972 and he served in that capacity until November 1973.
Winston ChurchillEdward HeathHarold MacmillanMargaret Thatcher

Question 3: His home for many years was the mansion of Ennim just outside the village of Great Blencow near Penrith, ________.
County townYorkshireWestmorlandCumberland

Question 4: Whitelaw faced many challenges in attempting to manage the House of Lords, facing a major defeat over abolition of the ________ within a year of taking over.
Lord Mayor's ShowLondon County CouncilGreater London Council2012 Summer Olympics

Question 5: He chaired the "________" committee that settled the annual disputes between the limited resources made available by Treasury and the spending demands of other government departments.
Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy CouncilCommon lawStar ChamberEngland

Question 6: [citation needed] He left Northern Ireland to become ________ shortly before the Sunningdale Agreement was reached, to confront the National Union of Mineworkers over pay demands.
Harold MacmillanEdward HeathMargaret ThatcherSecretary of State for Employment

Question 7: After early defeats as a candidate for the constituency of East Dunbartonshire, he became ________ (MP) for Penrith and the Border at the 1955 general election, and represented that constituency for 28 years.
Member of ParliamentUnicameralismBicameralismParliamentary system

Question 8: Whitelaw was portrayed by John Standing in the 2002 ________ production of Ian Curteis's controversial The Falklands Play.
BBCRaidió Teilifís ÉireannTG4Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

Question 9: He was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he won a blue for golf and joined the ________.
Aberdeen Universities Officer Training CorpsBritish ArmyOfficers' Training CorpsGlasgow and Strathclyde Universities Officer Training Corps

Question 10: He never knew his father, who was killed in the ________ when he was a baby.
Armenian GenocideWorld War ICaucasus CampaignWestern Front (World War I)


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