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Speaker (politics): Quiz

  
  

Question 1: ________
United States CongressParty leaders of the United States House of RepresentativesSpeaker of the United States House of RepresentativesPresident pro tempore of the United States Senate

Question 2: (On 4 July 2006 the office was reformed, and the Baroness Hayman took the woolsack as the first ________.) (The office of Lord Chancellor remains, though with a modified role and duties.)
Her Majesty's Civil ServiceHer Majesty's Most Honourable Privy CouncilLord SpeakerLords Commissioners

Question 3: In the United Kingdom, the presiding officer of the ________ was until recently the Lord Chancellor, who was also a member of the government (a cabinet member) and the head of the judicial branch.
Politics of the United KingdomParliament of the United KingdomHouse of LordsHouse of Commons of the United Kingdom

Question 4: In many nations, especially those with the Westminster system of government, the position of speaker, modelled after the ________, is ideally scrupulously politically neutral and is not concerned with substantive issues.
Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)Bernard WeatherillJohn BercowMichael Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn

Question 5: In ________, the Speaker of the House of Commons or a legislature are referred to as Président.
French languageCanadian FrenchAcadian FrenchQuebec French

Question 6: In the General Election of 2005, the ________ put up a candidate against the incumbent Speaker, Michael Martin.
Labour Party (UK)Scottish National PartyAlex SalmondConservative Party (UK)

Question 7: ________, Chile, the United States and many other countries have upper houses with presiding officers titled "president".
United KingdomAustraliaBarbadosCanada

Question 8: As a parliamentary title it is typically English, first recorded in the English parliament for Thomas de Hungerford in 1377; in most other cultures other styles are used, mainly translations of ________ or President.
CommitteeQuorumChairmanParliamentary procedure

Question 9: In the ________ the Speaker (Ceann Comhairle) is deemed to have been elected if they seek re-election.
United KingdomMaltaUnited StatesRepublic of Ireland

Question 10: In the ________ it is a constitutional convention that no major party will put up a candidate against the 'Speaker seeking re-election'.
WalesEnglandUnited KingdomCanada
















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