Harold Wilson

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Quiz on important knowledge on Harold Wilson's time in Government.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many elections did Harold Wilson win? (Including Minority Governements)
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    Between what years was Harold WIlson elected Prime Minister?
    • A. 

      1970-74 & 1976-79

    • B. 

      1964-70 & 1974-76

    • C. 

      1955-64 & 1970-74

    • D. 

      1951-55 & 1963-64

  • 3. 
    What did Wilson mean when he said the devaluation of the pound in 1967 will not effect "the pound in your pocket"?
    • A. 

      Domestically the pounds value will not decrease

    • B. 

      The exchange rate of the pound will not decrease

  • 4. 
    What was "In place of strife" put forward by Barbara Castle and the Wilson Government in 1969?
    • A. 

      Proposals for reducing Trade Union Power

    • B. 

      Statue Law for reducing Trade Union Power

  • 5. 
    What was the 'civilised society' under Wilson?
    • A. 

      The passing of laws which abolished capital punishment and theatre censorship,liberisation of abortion law and decriminalising of sex between men in private

    • B. 

      A dig at Wilson's Premiership at his social reforms considering her personal social background

  • 6. 
    What was the Open University?
    • A. 

      A place to give adults who had missed out on tertiary education a second chance through part-time study and distance learning

    • B. 

      Where most school leavers went to when they left school

  • 7. 
    Why did Wilson's Government not join the EEC in his first Premiership? (1964-70)
    • A. 

      They applied but it was vetoed by Charles De Gaulle 1967

    • B. 

      The Labour party were too split over the issue of Europe

  • 8. 
    How did Wilson solve the problem of the continuation of membership of the EEC in 1975?
    • A. 

      He held a referendum, allowed MPs to campaign for both sides and also debate the issue in cabinet.

    • B. 

      Him and his cabinet made the decision to stay in the EEC and got them to back it under the British tradition of "Collective Responsibility"

  • 9. 
    During Wilsons 1974-76 time as Prime Minister he repealed the Industrial Relations Act of 1971?
    • A. 

      True - Trade Unions have traditionally been supported by Labour and therefore repealed this Tory policy

    • B. 

      False - The act lacked 'teeth' as no Trade Union registered anyway

  • 10. 
    Why did WIlson resign unexpectedly as Prime Minister in 1976?
    • A. 

      He claimed he was always going to retire at 60

    • B. 

      He had been convinced by his wife Mary who had a huge distaste for Politics

    • C. 

      He had started drinking brandy during to the day to cope with the stress and his memory and concentration skills started to fail him.

    • D. 

      We'll never know the real reason: It was just a combination of the above