UK Prime Ministers (10 Questions)

Questions

  1. Who became the youngest Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when elected to office in 1783?
  2. Who, serving as Prime Minister from 1809 to 1812, is the only Prime Minister to have been assassinated?
  3. As of 2019, George Canning held the record for the shortest tenure as Prime Minister. How long did he serve in office?
  4. Which Prime Minister, serving from 1841 to 1846, is best known for establishing the Metropolitan Police Force?
  5. William Ewart Gladstone holds the record for the most times chosen as Prime Minister. How many times was he elected?
  6. Who, serving as Prime Minister in 1868 and again from 1874 to 1880, was Britain’s only Jewish Prime Minister?
  7. Which Prime Minister led the United Kingdom through the majority of World War II?
  8. Who, known as a keen yachtsman, captained Britain’s team to victory in the Admiral’s Cup in 1971?
  9. Who is the only Prime Minister to have held all four highest government offices (Chancellor, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary, and Prime Minister)?
  10. Which Prime Minister graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, specializing in X-ray crystallography?

Answers

  1. William Pitt the Younger
  2. Spencer Perceval
  3. 119 days
  4. Robert Peel
  5. Four times
  6. Benjamin Disraeli
  7. Winston Churchill
  8. Edward Heath
  9. James Callaghan
  10. Margaret Thatcher

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