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British Politics Quiz

Leaders and laws that changed our everyday lives and related questions 12 Questions.

 
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Which of these men served the shortest time as Prime Minister during the 20th century?

  • David Lloyd George
  • Andrew Bonar Law
  • James Ramsay MacDonald
  • Henry Campbell Bannerman

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In which year were British MP's paid for the first time?

  • 1932
  • 1921
  • 1917
  • 1912

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Which Labour minister introduced the 'Breathalyser' test for drunken drivers?

  • Barbara Castle
  • Denis Healey
  • Tony Benn
  • Jim Callaghan

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Which Chancellor of the Exchequer 'mislaid' his trousers during a train journey in the 1980's?

  • Nigel Lawson
  • Geoffrey Howe
  • Norman Lamont
  • Kenneth Clarke

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In which year was the first Asian MP Dadabhai Naoroji elected to Parliament?

  • 1892
  • 1902
  • 1872
  • 1882

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Can you match these Prime Ministers who served during Queen Victoria's reign, with the parties they represented?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Viscount Melbourne
  • William Ewart Gladstone
  • Lord Aberdeen
  • Benjamin Disraeli

Right

  • Whig
  • Liberal
  • Conservative
  • Peelite

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Which politician did MP Austin Mitchell once describe as, "democratic enough to talk down to anyone"?

  • Leon Brittan
  • Nigel Lawson
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Alan Clark

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In 1932 the 'Great Hunger Match of the Unemployed' ended in London.. where had it started?

  • Jesmond
  • Byker
  • Gateshead
  • Jarrow

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Who introduced the Act of Parliament that forced children to go to school?

  • William Ewart Gladstone
  • George Canning
  • Robert Peel
  • Arthur James Balfour

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In which year of the 1970's were there two general elections?

  • 1972
  • 1974
  • 1976
  • 1978

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Which politician wrote a novel called 'The Devil's Tune'?

  • Iain Duncan-Smith
  • Edwina Currie
  • Jeffrey Archer
  • Alan Clark

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Over which Bill did Tony Blair's government lose their first Common's vote?

  • NHS
  • Education
  • Terrorism
  • Economy

 

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