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British Politics Quiz 6

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Which prime minister once said, "I am not prepared to stagger from crisis to crisis"?

  • Tony Blair
  • Jim Callaghan
  • John Major
  • Margaret Thatcher

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Who did Iain Duncan Smith defeat in September 2001 to become Tory leader?

  • Ken Clarke
  • David Davis
  • Michael Howard
  • John Redwood

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Which of these PM's did NOT serve during George III's reign?

  • Duke of Grafton
  • Duke of Newcastle
  • Duke of Portland
  • Duke of Wellington

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How many readings does a Parliamentary Bill require prior to Royal Assent?

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four

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Which British Foreign Minister (later Prime Minister) was associated with 'gunboat' diplomacy?

  • Benjamin Disraeli
  • Willaim Ewart Gladstone
  • Viscount Melbourne
  • Viscount Palmerston

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A salute of how many guns is fired for the opening of Parliament?

  • 12
  • 18
  • 21
  • 41

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Who was the UK's first woman Foreign Secretary?

  • Margaret Beckett
  • Harriet Harman
  • Claire Short
  • Jacqui Smith

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Which politician appeared alongside Catherine Tate's grumpy teenage character Lauren in a 2007 Comic Relief sketch?

  • Tony Blair
  • David Cameron
  • Boris Johnson
  • John Prescott

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In which year were labour unions first legally authorised in Britain?

  • 1861
  • 1871
  • 1881
  • 1891

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In 2010, who became the Green Party's first Westminster MP?

  • Carol Lucas
  • Caroline Lucas
  • Cassandra Lucas
  • Catharine Lucas

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Which Prime Minister introduced the Open University?

  • Jim Callaghan
  • Alec Douglas Home
  • Edward Heath
  • Harold Wilson

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Which politician famously described the House of Lords as, "An ermine-lined dustbin, an upmarket geriatric home with a faint smell of urine"?

  • Tony Benn
  • Austin Mitchell
  • John Prescott
  • Dennis Skinner

 

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