The Brexit Quiz - Multiple Choice

'Brexit' is the widespread term regarding the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. How much do you know about this highly controversial and global political event?
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1. Which year did the UK hold a referendum to leave the European Union?
2015
2016
2017
2. Which country of the UK had the strongest remain vote, at 62%?
England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
3. Who took over as Prime Minister once David Cameron resigned?
Sadiq Khan
Boris Johnson
Ed Miliband
Theresa May
4. In March 2017 the Government triggered what motion?
Article 50
Article 30
Article 60
Article 40
5. The Article above sets out the leaving process. How long does it give for negotiations before that country leaves the EU?
6 months
1 year
2 years
3 years
6. In June 2017, a "snap" general election was held in order to strengthen the government's majority. What happened instead?
The Government made no deals and became a hung parliament
The Government made a deal with the Northern Irish party DUP to stay in power
The Government convinced Brexit-supporting Labour MPs to join the Conservatives to stay in power
The Government made no deals and achieved a small majority
7. The first "Brexit Secretary" David Davis resigns in July 2018. Who took over this role for only 4 months?
Stephen Barclay
Olly Robbins
Steve Baker
Dominic Raab
8. On the 20th of October 2018, the People's Vote march took to the streets of London in protest of a second referendum. Roughly how many people were estimated to have took part?
100,000
500,000
1,500,000
5,000,000
9. Later that year in November, the Brexit Secretary in Question 7 resigned. Who took over the role this time, where he still resided until 2020?
Stephen Barclay
Olly Robbins
Steve Baker
David Davis
10. On December 12th, 2018, the Prime Minister had a vote of no-confidence held against them. Out of the 317 Conservative MPs that voted, how many voted in support of the PM?
125
150
175
200
11. On January 15th 2019, the Government put a "Meaningful Vote" of the Withdrawal Agreement to the House of Commons. In this historic vote, the Government was defeated overwhelmingly at 432 votes to 202. This was the biggest defeat since when?
1872
1924
1945
1975
12. In March 2019, the UK was originally supposed to leave the European Union. But on what day was this supposed to happen?
25th
27th
29th
31st
13. July 2019. The Prime Minister resigns after failing to push through the withdrawal agreement 3 times. After a party leadership election, who won the race and became Prime Minister?
Boris Johnson
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Hunt
14. After the Prime Minister ordered the prorogation of Parliament, the Supreme Court got involved and ruled it "unlawful". How long was the planned prorogation going to last?
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
15. The Conservatives eventually garnered support for a general election to be held in December 2019. How big was the eventual majority achieved by the Conservatives in that Election?
68 seats
80 seats
96 seats
112 seats
16. The UK will leave the European Union on 31st January 2020. It then enters a transition period until December 31st 2020, barring an extension. Which of these statements describes this transition period correctly?
From February 1st, any and all business with the EU will cease until negotiations for a trade deal have concluded.
From February 1st, all businesses will now have to trade on WTO terms, meaning tariffs and such will now apply that did not before.
From February 1st, little will change and all the current rules still apply, allowing the negotiation of a future relationship to begin.
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