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British Prime Ministers of the 20th Century Quiz

How well do you know the names of British Prime Ministers? Some obvious, some less well-known. No timer, no tap-ins. 8 Questions.

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Who was Prime Minister when World War 2 broke out?

  • Winston Churchill
  • Neville Chamberlain
  • Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • Tony Blair

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Who was Prime Minister when the UK first applied to join the EEC? Cartoonists portrayed him as a Superhero.

  • Harold Wilson
  • Herbert Asquith
  • Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • Harold McMillan

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Who was Prime Minister at the time of the Falklands War?

  • Tony Blair
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • John Major
  • Harold Wilson

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Who was the only Prime Minister whose mother tongue was not English?

  • David Lloyd George
  • James Callaghan
  • Marquis of Salisbury
  • William Gladstone

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Who was the first Prime Minister to have been elected in the 20th century? Possibly the hardest question!

  • Lord Palmerston
  • Benjamin Disraeli
  • Arthur Balfour
  • Ramsay MacDonald

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Who was Prime Minister when the National Health Service started?

  • Winston Churchill
  • Edward Heath
  • Sir Alec Douglas-Home
  • Clement Attlee

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Who was the first Labour Prime Minister? This was in the 1920s.

  • Harold Wilson
  • Tony Benn
  • Ramsay MacDonald
  • James Callaghan

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And finally, which Prime Minister was well-known as a musician and a yachtsman?

  • Edward Heath
  • Michael Foot
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Ben Ainslie