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Metropolitan county: Quiz


Question 1: The metropolitan counties have population densities of between 800 (________) and 2800 (West Midlands) people/km².
North YorkshireWest YorkshireLocal Government Act 1972South Yorkshire

Question 2: The Liberal Party leader ________ had supported abolition of the MCCs in his 1981 conference speech.
Roy JenkinsAlan BeithDavid SteelPaddy Ashdown

Question 3: They are also used in certain government statistics, although they no longer appear on ________ maps, which show the individual metropolitan boroughs.
Department for Communities and Local GovernmentUnited KingdomOrdnance SurveyEngland

Question 4: The ________ in 1948 had proposed several new counties including ones based on 'South East Lancashire North East Cheshire' and 'South West Lancashire North West Cheshire'.
Local Government Act 1958Local Government Boundary Commission (1945–1949)County boroughEngland

Question 5: In 1999, following a successful referendum, the Labour government under Tony Blair legislated to create a strategic authority for London (the ________).
South West EnglandGreater London AuthorityYorkshire and the HumberSouth East England

Question 6: It was created earlier in 1965, by the ________.
London Government Act 1963Hornchurch Urban DistrictLondon boroughMiddlesex

Question 7: ________'s government published a white paper accepting these recommendations broadly, also adding South Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight) and West Yorkshire as metropolitan areas.
Margaret ThatcherHarold MacmillanHarold WilsonWinston Churchill

Question 8: Individual metropolitan districts range from 4,000 people/km² in ________ to only 500 people/km² in Doncaster.

Question 9: [3] Today, residents of metropolitan counties account for around 22% of the population of England, or 18% of the ________.
AustraliaUnited KingdomCanadaWales

Question 10: The ________ proposed in the 1960s this arrangement for Tyneside and draft proposals considered it for Selnec.
BristolCounty boroughLocal Government Commission for England (1958–1967)Local Government Act 1958


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