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Quiz about Sheep in Politics
Quiz about Sheep in Politics

Sheep in Politics Trivia Quiz


All the people in this quiz have a connection to both politics and our woolly friends. Note that most, although not all, of them are from the UK.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
341,374
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
845
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. In May 2010 Norman Lamb became Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Clegg. To which political party did both men belong? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Charles Brandon was a favourite of Henry VIII, who created him Duke of which English county, sharing its name with a breed of sheep, in 1514? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Quintin Hogg, Lord Chancellor during Margaret Thatcher's time as Prime Minister, and Douglas Hogg, MP from 1979 until 2010, are related in which way? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Sharing his first name with a breed of sheep is Jacob Zuma, who became president of which African country in 2009? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Woolsack is the traditional seat of the Lord Speaker in the House of Lords in the United Kingdom. It is covered in cloth of which colour, which matches that of the seats in the House? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Dolley Payne Todd, who shares her first name with the first cloned sheep, married which man, a future President of the United States, in 1794? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In 1924 which of these men, with a sheep related name, became the first Prime Minister of the UK from the Labour Party? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer described a speech from his Conservative counterpart, Geoffrey Howe, as 'like being savaged by a dead sheep' in 1978? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A prominent Whig politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, and supporter of the American Revolution, bore the first names of 'Charles James'. He shared his surname with which sheep predator? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Liz Penfold has the distinction of having a surname with a double reference to sheep. She was a politician who held the seat of Flinders from 1993 to 2010 in which Southern Hemisphere country? Hint



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1. In May 2010 Norman Lamb became Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Clegg. To which political party did both men belong?

Answer: Liberal Democrat

The General Election held in the UK in 2010 resulted in a 'hung' parliament, with no party having won the 326 seats needed to have an overall majority. The Conservative Party had 306 seats and negotiated with the Liberal Democrats to form a coalition. David Cameron of the Conservative Party became Prime Minister with Nick Clegg as his deputy. Norman Lamb became MP for North Norfolk in 2001.

His role is to act as an adviser to Nick Clegg and to liaise between him and the backbenchers in the House of Commons.

A lamb is, of course, a young sheep.
2. Charles Brandon was a favourite of Henry VIII, who created him Duke of which English county, sharing its name with a breed of sheep, in 1514?

Answer: Suffolk

Brandon was raised at the court of King Henry VII, the father of Henry VIII, and was a close friend of the younger Henry. Even his secret marriage to Mary Tudor, the monarch's sister, without the consent of the King, did not cause more than a temporary rift, although it did cost a great deal of money to mollify him. Suffolk died a natural death (unlike many who came into contact with Henry VIII) in 1545, having remained close to the King throughout his life.

His sons, who both succeeded to the title, died from illness on the same day in 1551, with the title dying with them. Gloucester is associated with a pig breed (Gloucester Old Spot), and Hereford with a breed of beef cattle. Sussex lends its name to a breed of chickens.
3. Quintin Hogg, Lord Chancellor during Margaret Thatcher's time as Prime Minister, and Douglas Hogg, MP from 1979 until 2010, are related in which way?

Answer: Father and son

Quintin McGarel Hogg was the son of Douglas McGarel Hogg, who had himself been Lord Chancellor between 1928 to 1929 and again from 1935 to 1938. Quintin Hogg, better known as Lord Hailsham of St. Marylebone, served as Lord Chancellor from 1979 until 1987.

He had performed the same role for Edward Heath's government between 1970 and 1974. His son, Douglas Martin Hogg, fell foul of the expenses scandal of 2009, having claimed the cost of cleaning the moat at his country home as a legitimate cost against taxpayers' funds and decided not to stand for re-election in 2010.

A hogg is the name given to a young sheep until it has been sheared for the first time.
4. Sharing his first name with a breed of sheep is Jacob Zuma, who became president of which African country in 2009?

Answer: South Africa

Zuma is president of the African National Congress, which has been the governing party of South Africa since the ending of apartheid in 1994. Nelson Mandela was the first, and probably the best known, president of the country following the change of regime. Of the other countries, Robert Mugabe became president of Zimbabwe in 1980, and was still in power in 2011. Sudan's president has been Omar Hassan al-Bashir since 1996 and Yoweri Kaguta Museveri became president of Uganda in 1986.

The Jacob sheep is a rare breed, with a piebald coat, and raised for its wool and hide.
5. The Woolsack is the traditional seat of the Lord Speaker in the House of Lords in the United Kingdom. It is covered in cloth of which colour, which matches that of the seats in the House?

Answer: Red

Until 2006 the Woolsack was the seat of the Lord Chancellor, but the role of being the presiding officer of the House of Lords was taken away and given to the new position of Lord Speaker. The Woolsack was first used in the fourteenth century, and represented the country's wealth, attributable to the wool trade.

The seats in the House of Lords are also red, with those in the House of Commons being green. Sheep are the main source of wool.
6. Dolley Payne Todd, who shares her first name with the first cloned sheep, married which man, a future President of the United States, in 1794?

Answer: James Madison

Dolley Payne Todd had been left a widow in 1793 when her husband, John Todd, died from yellow fever. Madison arranged an introduction to her via Aaron Burr and they married soon after, despite him being seventeen years her senior. She acted as Jefferson's hostess during his time in office, as Jefferson was a widower and then became first lady in her own right when Madison became president in 1809. George Washington had already become president, in 1789, and Andrew Jackson was president between 1829 and 1837. Dolly the sheep became the first mammal to be cloned from a cell in 1996.
7. In 1924 which of these men, with a sheep related name, became the first Prime Minister of the UK from the Labour Party?

Answer: Ramsay MacDonald

RAMsay MacDonald's first period as Prime Minister lasted only a few months, from January until November 1924. He returned to office in 1929 and remained as Prime Minister until 1935, although from 1931 this was in a coalition government which had led to his being expelled from the Labour Party. MacDonald's first government was dominated by foreign affairs, notably the negotiation of treaties with Russia.

The second government had to deal with the economic problems caused by the Wall Street crash of 1929. William EW(E)art Gladstone was Prime Minister on four separate occasions, as a Liberal.

The best known Lord LAMBton was a Conservative minister, who had to resign in 1973 due to a sex scandal and was never Prime Minister. Bernard WOOLley was a fictional character, portrayed by Derek Fowlds, in the television series 'Yes Minister' and 'Yes, Prime Minister'.
8. Which Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer described a speech from his Conservative counterpart, Geoffrey Howe, as 'like being savaged by a dead sheep' in 1978?

Answer: Denis Healey

Healey was Chancellor from 1974 until 1979, serving under both Harold Wilson and James Callaghan as Prime Ministers. Geoffrey Howe was a reserved character, and his speech criticizing the policies of the Labour government was met by this withering response.

It appears to be original, although some have claimed that Disraeli said it first, and that Churchill said something similar about Attlee. Howe had the last laugh, as he became Chancellor himself in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister and his resignation from the government in 1990 was the catalyst for her eventual downfall. Jenkins was Chancellor from 1967 until 1970 and Gordon Brown from 1997 until 2007. Darling was in the post from 2007 until 2010 and all belonged to the Labour Party.
9. A prominent Whig politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, and supporter of the American Revolution, bore the first names of 'Charles James'. He shared his surname with which sheep predator?

Answer: Fox

Fox denounced the taxation policies of Prime Minister Lord North towards America and was an implacable opponent of King George III. Consequently, he spent little time actually in government, although he was a prime mover in the abolition of the slave trade.

As well as supporting the revolution in America, Fox was also in favour of the French Revolution, although he was horrified by the execution of the king. He has also gone down in history as being Britain's first Foreign Secretary, although he resigned after little more than three months, in July 1782.

He returned briefly to the post in 1783, having formed a coalition with his former enemy, Lord North.
10. Liz Penfold has the distinction of having a surname with a double reference to sheep. She was a politician who held the seat of Flinders from 1993 to 2010 in which Southern Hemisphere country?

Answer: Australia

Penfold was a member of the Liberal Party of Australia and served as a member of the South Australian House of Assembly until standing down at the 2010 election. Flinders is one of many places in Australia named after the British explorer, Matthew Flinders. Liz Penfold represented the Liberal Party of Australia and registered as a lobbyist once she left government. Both 'pen' and 'fold' can be used as names for sheep enclosures.
Source: Author rossian

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