The Labour Party 1906-51 AS History Quiz

All about the Labour Party in the AQA Britain 1906-51 specification. The quiz includes questions on the fomation of Labour, three Labour governments and the role of the party in opposition.

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1. Who was deputy prime minister in Churchill's war coalition, and later Prime Minister?

  • Hugh Dalton
  • Clement Attlee
  • Aneurin Bevan
  • Ernest Bevin
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2. Which organisation was set up to advise MacDonald on the economic crisis in 1931?

  • The May Committee
  • The Supreme Economic Council
  • The Samuel Commission
  • A committee under Sir Eric Geddes

3. Which key policy did Labour manage to achieve in the late 1940s?

  • Free trade
  • Nationalisation of staple industries
  • The Gold Standard
  • Tariff reform

4. How did World War One change the role of Labour?

  • It didn't really have an effect on them.
  • They split in 1916 and never fully recovered
  • It raised the status of the trade unions, Labour's main premise
  • It got them out of supporting armed rebellion in Ireland

5. Which of these was NOT one of the "Five Giants" of the Beveridge Report, which started the welfare state?

  • Idleness
  • Disease
  • Malnourishment
  • Squalor


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