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Brexit Answer Key

What does the term "Brexit" stand for?
  • British exit from the European Union
How was the decision to leave the European Union made?
  1. by the queen
  2. by the prime minister
  3. by a referendum vote
  4. by the president of the European Union
In what year was the referendum vote to leave the European Union held?
  1. 2012
  2. 2014
  3. 2016
  4. 2018
Prime Minister David Cameron campaigned to leave the European Union.
  1. True
  2. False
Who became prime minister after David Cameron resigned?
  1. Nigel Farage
  2. Jeremy Corbyn
  3. Boris Johnson
  4. Theresa May
Theresa May lost her majority in Parliament after she called an election in June 2017.
  1. True
  2. False
Brexit has caused a decrease of between 2% and 2.5% in British GDP.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the difference between a "hard Brexit" and a "soft Brexit"?
  • Answers may vary- Should include- A hard Brext refers to England leaving the European Union with no agreements in place on trade, borders, or immigration.
What is the term used for the money Britain owes to the European Union for previous financial commitments?
  1. Brexit tax
  2. divorce bill
  3. separation payment
  4. exit tithe
In the Treaty on the European Union, Article 50                governs how a country can leave the European Union.
Which political party led the campaign to leave the European Union?
  1. Labour Party
  2. Liberal Democrats
  3. UK Independence Party
  4. Conservative and Unionist Party
Scotland voted heavily to leave the European Union.
  1. True
  2. False
A higher level of education tended to correspond to a vote to remain in the European Union.
  1. True
  2. False
One of the main points of disagreement during negotiations was the                       , a part of Brexit that had the potential to indefinitely delay UK withdrawal.
  1. Irish backstop
  2. royal assent
  3. customs denial
  4. the Chequers agreement
In October 2019, the European Council of the EU agreed for the                 time to extend the Brexit deadline.
  1. first
  2. second
  3. third
  4. fourth
Boris Johnson was the British prime minister when Brexit went into effect.
  1. True
  2. False
The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on January 31, 2020               .

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