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QUESTIONS


  1. What does the Lord Chancellor sit on in the House of Lords?
  2. In what year of the 1970s did Margaret Thatcher become leader of the Conservative Party?
  3. For how many years were the Conservatives in consecutive power before Tony Blair won in 1997?
  4. By what name was the unpopular forerunner of Council Tax usually known?
  5. In which year in the 1970s were there two General Elections?
  6. What distinction is held by Edmund Waller, elected to parliament in 1622?
  7. Which Cabinet member resigned over the Iraq War on 17thMarch 2003?
  8. Which politician and former Secretary of State For Wales was nicknamed ‘Spock’?
  9. Which M.P. announced she was separating from her husband David Mills in March 2006 following accusation that he had accepted bribes from the Italian government?
  10. Which Conservative politician was nicknamed ‘Tarzan’?
  11. Which country has the driest inhabited area in the world?
  12. Which Cornish Village suffered a freak flood in the summer of 2004?
  13. What name is given to an occasion when the equator is furthest from the sun?
  14. Which county is England’s wettest?
  15. Which usually travels faster, a cold front or a warm front?
  16. Which sea area is immediately to the South of Ireland?
  17. Over which mountains does the chinook blow?
  18. Which 1990’s Eurovision Song Contest winner shares her name with a devastating hurricane?
  19. The name of which type of cloud is Latin for a lock of hair?
  20. What is Fata Morgana and where would you see it?
  21. What was the name of the first storm to be given a name?
  22. Which volcanic rock is named after a mountain range in South America?
  23. What is our Solar System’s nearest stellar neighbour?
  24. Which Asian Country has the greatest area of inland water?
  25. What is the highest waterfall in Norway?
  26. What is the next largest body solar system after Venus?
  27. What is the largest lake in the UK after Neagh?
  28. In which US State is the mammoth cave system?
  29. What is V4641 Sgr?
  30. What was the first asteroid to be discovered?

ANSWERS


  1. The Woolsack
  2. 1975
  3. 18
  4. Poll Tax
  5. 1974
  6. Youngest ever M.P. (Age 16)
  7. Robin Cook
  8. John Redwood
  9. Tessa Jowell
  10. Michael Heseltine
  11. Egypt
  12. Boscastle
  13. Solstice
  14. Cumbria
  15. Cold Front
  16. Fastnet
  17. Rockies
  18. Katrina
  19. Cirrus
  20. Mirage, Strait of Messini, Italy
  21. Carol
  22. Andesite
  23. Proxima Centauri
  24. India
  25. Utigard
  26. Mars
  27. Erne
  28. Kentucky
  29. Black Hole
  30. Ceres