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British Politics Quiz 2

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

 
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Which Prime Minister died in office at the age of 80?

  • Earl of Derby
  • Lord Palmerston
  • Lord Aberdeen
  • Lord John Russell

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Who succeeded Paddy Ashdown as leader of the Liberal Democrat Party?

  • Vince Cable
  • Charles Kennedy
  • Alan Beith
  • Nick Clegg

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What was the only cabinet post held by Enoch Powell?

  • Minister of War
  • Foreign Secretary
  • Home Secretary
  • Minister of Health

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Who was the first Prime Minister to reside at 10 Downing Street?

  • Robert Walpole
  • Henry Pelham
  • George Grenville
  • William Pitt

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Which was the first general election in which public opinion polls were published?

  • 1957
  • 1945
  • 1955
  • 1951

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Which politician once said, "I am an optimist who takes his raincoat"?

  • Harold Wilson
  • Clement Attlee
  • Anthony Eden
  • Stanley Baldwin

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When did Britain completely remove from the statute books, 'capital punishment under any circumstances'?

  • 1978
  • 1988
  • 1998
  • 2008

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Who was Britain's first black woman MP?

  • Dawn Butler
  • Oona King
  • Rashanara Ali
  • Diane Abbott

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Who resigned as a government minister in the 1980's over the Sara Keays affair?

  • Michael Heseltine
  • Geoffrey Howe
  • Norman Tebbitt
  • Cecil Parkinson

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Under whose premiership were 'Life Peerages' introduced?

  • Anthony Eden
  • Winston Churchill
  • Harold MacMillan
  • Alec Douglas-Home

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Which politician famously published the white paper, "In Place Of Strife"?

  • Barbara Castle
  • Harold Wilson
  • Denis Healey
  • Tony Benn

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Who was the leader of the opposition at the time of the 2001 general election?

  • Iain Duncan-Smith
  • David Cameron
  • Michael Howard
  • William Hague

 

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