Britain’s leader quits amid scandal and party revolt

Q: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned last week as leader of the Conservative Party, which means he must leave his post after his party’s 200,000 members pick a new leader to become the next head of government. Where is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as Britain?

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Q: After a series of political scandals, Johnson was forced to resign by other leaders of the Conservative Party, which holds a majority of the seats in the ...

A. House of Commons

B. House of Lords

C. Privy Council

D. Senedd

Q: The prime minister is both Britain’s chief executive and a member of the House of Commons. Queen Elizabeth serves as the head of state in the United Kingdom and several former British colonies. She is NOT head of state in which of these former colonies and current parliamentary democracies?

A. Australia

B. Bahamas

C. Canada

D. Dominica

Q: Does the United Kingdom have a constitution covering the powers of the monarch and Parliament?

A. Yes

B. No

Q: In a 2020 survey, 69% of respondents in the United Kingdom said they were dissatisfied with the way democracy worked in their country. In which nation were people most satisfied with their democracy?

A. Canada

B. Greece

C. Sweden

D. United States

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