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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Brian Cowen, the current Taoiseach of Ireland
  Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the last Prime Minister of Iran
  Jan Peter Balkenende, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  Lee Hsien Loong, the current Prime Minister of Singapore

Question 2: In Russian Provisional Government the prime minister is actually titled Minister-Chairman while the Irish prime minister is called the Taoiseach (which is rendered into English as prime minister), and in ________ he is 'Rosh Memshalah' meaning head of government.
IsraelGreeceUnited StatesArmenia

Question 3: For example, ________ was only ever appointed prime minister on one occasion, in 1979.
Winston ChurchillMargaret ThatcherRonald ReaganHarold Macmillan

Question 4: In the mid 17th century, after the ________ and the Protectorate, Parliament had strengthened its position and it emerged even more powerful after the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
English Civil WarEnglish ReformationEnglish peopleEngland

Question 5: ________ and his descendants generally attempted to avoid giving this title to their chief ministers.
House of BourbonLouis XIII of FranceLouis XIV of FranceLouis XV of France

Question 6: In some ________ the monarch may also exercise executive powers (known as the royal prerogative) which are constitutionally vested in the crown and can be exercised without the approval of parliament.
MonarchyCoronationCrown jewelsConstitutional monarchy

Question 7: See also "First Minister", "Premier", "Chief Minister", "________", "Taoiseach" and "Secretary of State": alternative titles usually equivalent in meaning to, or translated as, "prime minister".
PresidentMinister (government)Cabinet (government)Chancellor

Question 8: In ________, the prime minister is referred to as "Wazir-e-Azam", meaning "Grand Vizier".

Question 9: Most prime ministers in parliamentary systems are not appointed for a specific term in office and in effect may remain in power through a number of ________ and parliaments.
GerrymanderingElectoral reformReferendumElection

Question 10: However as the government will have to outline its legislative programme to parliament in, for example, the ________, the speech is sometimes used to test parliamentary support.
United KingdomJapanSpeech from the throneCommonwealth realm


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