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United Kingdom general election, 1959: Quiz


Question 1: The BBC's election coverage, presented by Richard Dimbleby was shown on ________ on 9 October 2009 to mark the 50th anniversary of the election.
BBC TelevisionBBC News (TV channel)BBC OneBBC Parliament

Question 2: It marked a third successive victory for the ruling Conservative Party, led by ________.
John MajorMargaret ThatcherWinston ChurchillHarold Macmillan

Question 3: This ________ general election was held on 8 October 1959.
United KingdomEnglandWalesCanada

Question 4: The Conservatives increased their overall majority again, to 100 seats over the Labour Party under ________.
Gordon BrownClement AttleeHugh GaitskellJames Callaghan

Question 5: The Labour Party fought a generally effective campaign, with television broadcasts masterminded by ________.
John Eccles, 2nd Viscount EcclesJohn Sinclair, 3rd Viscount ThursoDouglas HoggTony Benn

Question 6: ________
MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1964MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1959MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1966MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1955

Question 7: Subsequent PM
Harold MacmillanWinston ChurchillJohn MajorMargaret Thatcher

Question 8: Incumbent PM
John MajorHarold MacmillanWinston ChurchillMargaret Thatcher

Question 9: Following the Suez Crisis in 1956, ________ the Conservative Prime Minister became unpopular and resigned the following year.
Alec Douglas-HomeHarold MacmillanWinston ChurchillAnthony Eden


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