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Pistol British Parliament Quiz

A short quiz on the British Parliament structure. 10 Questions.

 
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1

What is the effect of the Speaker ‘naming’ a member of Parliament?

  • The member may then address the House
  • The member must leave the House immediately and resign his seat
  • The member may be suspended for a period, during which he leaves the House

2

Who was the Leader of the Conservative party at the beginning of the Second World War?

  • Stanley Baldwin
  • Neville Chamberlain
  • David Lloyd George

3

What is the formal title of the Government Chief Whip?

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
  • The Father of the House
  • The Under-secretary to the Cabinet

4

Who was the first female Speaker of the House of Commons?

  • Bessie Braddock
  • Nancy Astor
  • Betty Boothroyd

5

Who was the leader of the British Liberal party at the startof the Falklands War?

  • Jeremy Thorpe
  • David Steel
  • Paddy Ashdown

6

Who was Home Secretary in 1910?

  • Winston Churchill
  • Herbert Gladstone
  • Reginald McKenna

7

Who was the first Labour Prime Minister?

  • Clement Atlee
  • Harold Wilson
  • Ramsay MacDonald

8

How many British Prime Ministers were in office between1900 and 2000?

  • 15
  • 20
  • 25

9

What form does a ‘three-line whip’ take?

  • It is a memo three lines in length
  • It is a notice requiring members to vote at least three times
  • It is an item in the weekly circular underlined three times

10

Who presides over the election of a new Speaker of theHouse of Commons?

  • The Father of the House
  • The previous Speaker
  • The Prime Minister

 

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