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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Leader of the majority party in Great Britain hold this title. It is the chief executive position in a parliamentary system.
  2. Another name for a winner-take-all electoral system (used in Britain) in which the person with the most votes, even if under a majority, wins the office. Promotes a two party system.
  3. A British moderate-liberal political party that has controlled since 1997. Promotes social welfare programs. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are both members.
  4. The practice of decentralizing the unitary authority from Westminster to the other parts of the UK. Most certainly promoted by the Scottish and Welsh.
  5. The largest British political party on the right. Pro free market economy and privatization. Was strong during the 1980s and 'early 1990s during the rule of Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

4 True/False questions

  1. CabinetThe executive departments that work with the Prime Minister. Its head ministers are chosen by the Prime Minister.


  2. European UnionA supranational organization that binds its members together with common policies and shared rules. Great Britain is divided on whether or not they should belong. It was conceived in 1957 by the Treaty of Rome (remember that from AP Euro, of course you do!).


  3. United Kingdom/Great BritainLeader of the Labour party in Great Britain and PM from 2007-2010


  4. ThatcherismCreated by an Act of Parliament in Great Britain, these advise the government of policy and may deliver public services. The heads are appointed by a cabinet minister.