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1 Conservative Party Quiz Rowena Hammal

2 Conservative Party: Quiz How to do this quiz Use a pen and paper to record your answers. Once you’ve finished the quiz, go through the answers and give yourself one mark for each correct answer. Add up your total score and see how you did.

3 Conservative Party: Quiz Questions 1: Leaders Which Conservatives took on the leadership of their party in the following years?

4 Conservative Party: Quiz Questions 2: Parliamentarians 1.Who said this in 1968? ‘As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding; like the Roman, I seem to see “the River Tiber foaming with much blood”.’ 2.Who said this of interest groups in 1986? ‘[They are] serpents that strangle efficient government.’ 3.Who made the news in November 2014 for sneaking rude words into a speech to Parliament, in order to honour a Navy dare? 4.What proportion of Conservative MPs are female? 5.What have Conservative MPs done more times in the 2010–15 parliament than in any other?

5 Conservative Party: Quiz Questions 3: Policies 1.Which policy area has been the most divisive within the Conservative Party over the past 40 years? 2.What new type of schools were introduced by the Conservatives as part of their 2010–15 coalition government? 3.What was the name of the controversial NHS reforms introduced by health secretary Andrew Lansley? 4.Which of the following taxes has not been reduced by Conservative chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: income tax, value-added tax (VAT), stamp duty, green levies on energy companies? 5.Which controversial reforms has Conservative minister Iain Duncan Smith been responsible for?

6 Conservative Party: Quiz Questions 4: Voters and elections 1.Which party won two by-elections against the Conservatives in 2014? 2.Which Conservative leader secured the biggest Conservative majority in the last 50 years? 3.Which high-profile Conservative will be running as the candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in 2015, with the hope of returning to Parliament after an absence of some years? 4.In which postwar election did the Conservatives famously fail to win the popular vote but yet manage to win the most seats? 5.In which part of the UK have Conservatives seen a sharp decline in recent decades, currently only having one MP?

7 Conservative Party: Quiz Which Conservatives took on the leadership of their party in the following years? David Cameron Michael Howard Iain Duncan Smith William Hague John Major Margaret Thatcher Answers 1: Leaders

8 Conservative Party: Quiz Answers 2: Parliamentarians 1.Who said this in 1968? ‘As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding; like the Roman, I seem to see “the River Tiber foaming with much blood”.’ Enoch Powell MP made this notorious speech against immigration. You can read the whole speech here. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet by leader Edward Heath, and his speech continues to be a source of controversy for Conservatives to this day.herecontroversy 2.Who said this of interest groups in 1986? ‘[They are] serpents that strangle efficient government.’ Home secretary Douglas Hurd. His actual words were slightly more elaborate, referring to ‘serpents emerging from the sea to strangle Laocoön and his sons in their coils’, a reference to a classical Greek sculpture.sculpture

9 Conservative Party: Quiz Answers 2: Parliamentarians (cont.) 3.Who made the news in November 2014 for sneaking rude words into a speech to Parliament, in order to honour a Navy dare? Conservative MP for Portsmouth North, Penny Mordaunt. She initially got away with her prank, but confessed to having done it some months later, which sparked a controversy. Read more and watch her speech here.here 4.What proportion of Conservative MPs are female? 16%. This is a longstanding problem for the party. For most of the 2010–15 parliament, there have been more Old Etonians than women in Cabinet. Read articles on women and the Conservatives here and here.here 5.What have Conservative MPs done more times in the 2010–15 parliament than in any other? Rebelled. Watch a short video clip about the Conservatives’ most rebellious MP here. here

10 Conservative Party: Quiz Answers 3: Policies 1.Which policy area has been the most divisive within the Conservative Party over the past 40 years? Europe 2.What new type of schools were introduced by the Conservatives as part of their 2010–15 coalition government? Free schools 3.What was the name of the controversial NHS reforms introduced by health secretary Andrew Lansley? Health and Social Care Act 2012

11 Conservative Party: Quiz Answers 3: Policies (cont.) 4.Which of the following taxes has not been reduced by Conservative chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: income tax, value-added tax (VAT), stamp duty, green levies on energy companies? VAT. This consumption tax was raised by the coalition from 17.5% to 20%. This move was criticised by Labour as VAT is paid by everyone, including the poor, unlike income tax, which is progressive. 5.Which controversial reforms has Conservative minister Iain Duncan Smith been responsible for? Welfare reforms, including a cap on total benefits of £26,000 per annum for families, changing the benefits system for disabled people, introducing Universal Credit. Read more here.here

12 Conservative Party: Quiz Answers 4: Voters and elections 1.Which party won two by-elections against the Conservatives in 2014? UKIP, winning the Clacton by-election in October 2014, and the Rochester and Strood by-election in November Both winning candidates were the former Conservative incumbents who each defected to UKIP. 2.Which Conservative leader secured the biggest Conservative majority in the last 50 years? Margaret Thatcher, with a majority of 144 in 1983, following her Falklands War victory. 3.Which high-profile Conservative will be running as the candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in 2015, with the hope of returning to Parliament after an absence of some years? Boris Johnson. Johnson was an MP from 2001 to 2008 before becoming mayor of London. He has been tipped as a possible leader of his party.

13 Conservative Party: Quiz Answers 4: Voters and elections (cont.) 4. In which postwar election did the Conservatives famously fail to win the popular vote but yet manage to win the most seats? Conservative leader Winston Churchill removed Labour from power by winning 7 more seats, despite receiving less votes in total. 5. In which part of the UK have Conservatives seen a sharp decline in recent decades, currently only having one MP? Scotland. During the 2014 independence referendum campaign, Nationalists jibed that Scotland had more giant pandas than Tory MPs.

14 Conservative Party: Quiz Results 18–20: Congratulations, a Thatcher-like victory! 15–17: Well done. Like John Major, you are a safe choice. 10–14: Not terrible, not amazing. Reminiscent of David Cameron’s 2010 election result. 5–9: Clearly more work needs to be done, just as Michael Howard recognised when he resigned as leader following the 2005 general election. 0–4: Better hit the books or, like the self-styled ‘quiet man’ Iain Duncan Smith, you won’t have much to say for yourself in the exam!


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