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1. From 1811 to 1820 the responsibilities of the English throne devolved upon the Prince of Wales, a man described as a "dedicated hedonist, drunkard and lecher." What prevented King George III from carrying out the responsibilities of the kingship?
2. A biography written soon the after death of the Prince Regent, who later ruled as George IV, asserted that George IV contributed more "to the demoralisation of society than any prince recorded in the pages of history". By the time Parliament appointed him Prince Regent, which of the following had the Prince of Wales "accomplished"?
3. Jane Austen's books concern the manners and mores of the English aristocracy of the Regency Period. The type of vulgar behavior in which the Prince Regent so typically engaged received due censure in Austen's novels. The year 1815 saw the publication of the Austen's fourth book, "Emma". To whom was "Emma" dedicated?
4. If one is wealthy, well born, and well dressed and associates with others having the same important qualities one is entitled to consider yourself part of what elite Regency England group?
5. You are standing in a foul smelling fish market near the Thames. The language of the fishmongers strikes you as being as odious as their wares. Where are you standing?
6. Which of the following events did NOT occur during the Regency period (1811-1820)?
7. In 1815 Napoleon escaped from exile only to be defeated at Waterloo. The Englishman who triumphed over Napoleon subsequently resided at the posh mansion at Regency England's most prestigious address, "Number 1 London". Who would have been living in Apsley House at London's "ultimate" address in 1818?
8. The gypsies, beggars and thieves of London termed their slang "flash lingo" or "St. Giles Greek". Which of the following would be most likely to comprehend this colloquial speech?
9. The gentlemen of Regency England were sports enthusiasts. Of which of the following sports was Tom Cribb the champion throughout the Regency?
10. Strolling down Bond Street to a favorite shop a young gentleman sees a lady of slight acquaintance approaching him from the opposite direction. Observing proper Regency etiquette, under what circumstances may the gentleman speak to the lady?
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