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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Who originally founded the Independent Labour Party in 1892?
Keir Hardie
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How did World War One change the role of Labour?
It raised the status of the trade unions, Labour's main premise
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Who was the first Labour cabinet minister, appointed in 1916?
Arthur Henderson
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In what year did Labour first form a government?
1924
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Why did Labour's status as a minority government cause problems?
They depended on Liberal support, preventing them from passing any Socialist reforms
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Why did the Campbell Case create a political crisis?
After Labour dropped charges against the Communist Campbell, it was accused of being Communist
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Which Communist country did Labour make Trade Treaties with in 1924?
Soviet Russia
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Which event weakened the Second Labour Government from the start in 1929?
The Depression
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Who recommended an unorthodox economic strategy in 1931 but was rejected by MacDonald?
Oswald Mosley
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Which organisation was set up to advise MacDonald on the economic crisis in 1931?
The May Committee
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Which paper became pro-Labour in 1938, winning them support?
The Daily Mirror
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Who was deputy prime minister in Churchill's war coalition, and later Prime Minister?
Clement Attlee
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Which key policy did Labour manage to achieve in the late 1940s?
Nationalisation of staple industries
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By 1951, what percentage of the economy did the Labour government control?
20%
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How did World War One change the role of Labour?

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In what year did Labour first form a government?

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