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Buckingham Palace Quiz

I do hope Her Majesty doesn’t mind my nosing around her city house – (I may be some time this "Quinta Do Noval" looks tempting!) 10 Questions.

 
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Which architect designed the original Buckingham House for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 - 1705 on a site which had been in private ownership for at least 150 years?

  • John Adams
  • William Winde
  • Christopher Wren
  • John Nash

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Which tributary of the River Thames still flows below the courtyard and south wing of Buckingham Palace?

  • River Fleet
  • Stamford brook
  • River Tyburn
  • Falconbrook

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Buckingham House was eventually sold by Sir Charles Sheffield, in 1761 to George III for 21,000 pounds sterling. How much would that be worth in 2012?

  • 3 million pounds sterling
  • 5 million pounds sterling
  • 7 million pounds sterling
  • 9 million pounds sterling

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From which year has Buckingham Palace served as the official London residence of British Monarchs?

  • 1794
  • 1837
  • 1852
  • 1885

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Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. How many of these are bathrooms? (as at 2012)

  • 203
  • 147
  • 126
  • 78

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Opened in 1856, which is the largest room in Buckingham Palace?

  • The Ballroom
  • The Dining Room
  • The Music Room
  • The Centre Room

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Annual Garden Parties, in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, were introduced by Queen Victoria in which year?

  • 1837
  • 1840
  • 1868
  • 1887

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In which room of Buckingham Palace were The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, The Duke of York and Prince William all christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury?

  • White Drawing Room
  • The Centre Room
  • Music Room
  • Throne Room

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What was wrong with the original French stone facade that heralded its replacement with its familiar white Portland stone facade, by Architect Sir Aston Webb, in 1913?

  • Spalling due to frost attack
  • Subsidence cracks appeared
  • George V didn’t like it
  • Decay due to pollution

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Buckingham Palace’s balcony, one of the most famous balconies in the world, overlooks The Mall from which room?

  • Centre Room
  • Music Room
  • State Room
  • Throne Room

 

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