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Margaret Beckett: Quiz


Question 1: Initially the President of the Board of Trade, she was later the ________ and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth AffairsLeader of the House of LordsChancellor of the ExchequerLeader of the House of Commons

Question 2: [20] On 28 June 2007, Brown selected ________ as her replacement[21] and Beckett returned to the back benches.
David MilibandJack StrawGordon BrownMargaret Beckett

Question 3: She admitted reacting to the news with a ________.
Spanish languageFour-letter wordEnglish languageEuphemism

Question 4: She was succeeded by ________ in July 1998.
David MilibandJack StrawGordon BrownPeter Mandelson

Question 5: Under Tony Blair's leadership, Margaret Beckett was the Shadow Secretary of State for Health, and then from 1995 the shadow ________.
Leader of the House of CommonsChancellor of the ExchequerCabinet of the United KingdomSecretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Question 6: Beckett is understood to have delegated European issues to the ________ minister responsible for Europe, Geoff Hoon who, following his demotion as Defence Secretary, continued to attend Cabinet meetings.
Department for Communities and Local GovernmentCabinet OfficeForeign and Commonwealth OfficeDepartment for Culture, Media and Sport

Question 7: Returning to the House of Commons, Margaret Beckett gradually moved away from the hard left, supporting incumbent leader ________ against Benn in 1988.
Gordon BrownNeil KinnockTony BlairHarold Wilson

Question 8: Upon taking office, Gordon Brown made it known that Margaret Beckett would not continue as ________.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth AffairsHome SecretaryChancellor of the ExchequerLeader of the House of Commons

Question 9: According to ________, she did not stand up well in comparison with the previous Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw.
The Sunday TimesRupert MurdochThe TimesThe Sun (newspaper)

Question 10: [10][11] Her experience at ________ in dealing with international climate change issues has also been cited as a factor in the move.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsHome OfficeDepartment for Communities and Local GovernmentDepartment for Culture, Media and Sport


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