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Quiz about So Long
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So Long Trivia Quiz


Can you match the whos, whys and whats associated with saying "so long" to these British politicians, most of whom retired prematurely from their positions for personal or other reasons.

A matching quiz by JJMcGiver. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
JJMcGiver
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
397,872
Updated
May 30 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
526
Awards
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1. Prime Minister who resigned in June 2019 after failing to get her "Brexit" deal agreed in Parliament  
  Jonathan Aitken
2. Conservative MP and former Cabinet Minister convicted of perjury in 1999, for which he served seven months in prison  
  Jeremy Thorpe
3. John Major took over from her after she resigned as Prime Minister in 1990  
  Theresa May
4. Resigned after the European Referendum held in June 2016  
  Anthony Eden
5. Forced out of office in May 1940 and replaced by Winston Churchill  
  Neville Chamberlain
6. Forced to resign as PM in 1957 following the Suez Crisis  
  Margaret Thatcher
7. Wartime Prime Minister who lost the General Election of July 1945  
  Winston Churchill
8. Secretary of State for War who resigned as a result of his 'dalliance' with the model Christine Keeler  
  David Cameron
9. Liberal Leader forced to resign after being charged with the attempted murder of his lover, Norman Scott  
  Neil Kinnock
10. Labour leader who resigned in 1992 after his party's fourth consecutive General Election defeat  
  John Profumo





Select each answer

1. Prime Minister who resigned in June 2019 after failing to get her "Brexit" deal agreed in Parliament
2. Conservative MP and former Cabinet Minister convicted of perjury in 1999, for which he served seven months in prison
3. John Major took over from her after she resigned as Prime Minister in 1990
4. Resigned after the European Referendum held in June 2016
5. Forced out of office in May 1940 and replaced by Winston Churchill
6. Forced to resign as PM in 1957 following the Suez Crisis
7. Wartime Prime Minister who lost the General Election of July 1945
8. Secretary of State for War who resigned as a result of his 'dalliance' with the model Christine Keeler
9. Liberal Leader forced to resign after being charged with the attempted murder of his lover, Norman Scott
10. Labour leader who resigned in 1992 after his party's fourth consecutive General Election defeat

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Prime Minister who resigned in June 2019 after failing to get her "Brexit" deal agreed in Parliament

Answer: Theresa May

Theresa May was elected as Conservative member of Parliament for Maidenhead in 1997, and was appointed Home Secretary in 2010 under David Cameron. On his resignation in 2016 after the "Brexit" Referendum, she became only the second woman to become UK Prime Minister when she took over the reins of government.

She faced considerable opposition for her proposed "Brexit" deal from both the EU and the UK Parliament, and eventually resigned, having lost the confidence of both Parliament and her party.
2. Conservative MP and former Cabinet Minister convicted of perjury in 1999, for which he served seven months in prison

Answer: Jonathan Aitken

Jonathan Aitken, was the Irish-born Conservative MP for Thanet East in February 1974 and Thanet South in 1983. He served as the Chief Secretary for the Treasury under John Major in 1994. In 1997, Aitken bought a libel case against the Guardian Newspaper and Granada Television about allegations that a hotel stay had been paid for by the Saudi Government.

When it got to the High Court, it was found that they had indeed paid for his room and board, which, as a Government minister at the time, broke the ministerial rules. Aitken was found to be guilty of perjury and attempting to pervert the court of justice.
3. John Major took over from her after she resigned as Prime Minister in 1990

Answer: Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher was Britain's first woman Prime Minster, sweeping to power in 1979 and serving as PM until 1990. She was eventually forced to resign by her Cabinet, after which she returned to the back benches before finally retiring in 1992.
4. Resigned after the European Referendum held in June 2016

Answer: David Cameron

David Cameron was a Conservative MP and Prime Minster from 2010 until his resignation following the British people's decision to leave the EU in 2016. Cameron had campaigned for remaining in the EU and decided that he didn't want to continue as PM after the referendum result went against him.
5. Forced out of office in May 1940 and replaced by Winston Churchill

Answer: Neville Chamberlain

Chamberlain was a controversial Prime Minister; his appeasement of Nazi Germany at Munich in 1938 was seen by many people as weakness, and whilst it didn't achieve 'Peace in our Time' it was an understandable approach, given that Britain was largely unprepared for a large scale war against Germany.

Many argue that he bought enough time for Britain to re-arm and be better prepared for what was to become World War 2.
6. Forced to resign as PM in 1957 following the Suez Crisis

Answer: Anthony Eden

Anthony Eden, the Earl of Avon, was a Conservative MP and supporter of Winston Churchill who became PM in 1955. He ordered British forces, in conjunction with French troops, to take control of the Suez Canal in 1956. The lack of support from the United States meant that his position became untenable and caused his ill health, eventually leading to his resignation in 1957.
7. Wartime Prime Minister who lost the General Election of July 1945

Answer: Winston Churchill

Labour won the 1945 General Election and Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minster and became leader of the opposition. Many claim that he was still focusing on the defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan. It seems a sad end to the man who had led the British people through World War 2.
8. Secretary of State for War who resigned as a result of his 'dalliance' with the model Christine Keeler

Answer: John Profumo

This became known as the Profumo Affair, when it emerged that Profumo was having an affair with a woman, who was also having an affair with a senior naval attaché at the Soviet Embassy, thus creating a potential security risk. Profumo eventually resigned in June 1963 from Harold Macmillan's government. An inquiry led by the Judge, Lord Denning, released a report later in the year which indicated that there were 'no breaches of security arising from the Ivanov connection' but the report was later described as being 'superficial and unsatisfactory'.
9. Liberal Leader forced to resign after being charged with the attempted murder of his lover, Norman Scott

Answer: Jeremy Thorpe

Whilst Jeremy Thorpe, the Liberal MP for North Devon, was ultimately acquitted for attempted murder, his personal life was exposed, including his homosexuality, which meant he never managed to return to public life.
10. Labour leader who resigned in 1992 after his party's fourth consecutive General Election defeat

Answer: Neil Kinnock

Between 1979 and 1992, the Labour Party suffered multiple General Election defeats against the Conservatives led by Margaret Thatcher (three times) and John Major (once). Kinnock was leader for two of these. The defeat against Major in 1992, when Labour looked set to win, was the last straw, and Kinnock resigned as party leader. In 1995 he became a European Commissioner in the EU.
Source: Author JJMcGiver

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