Politics, philosophy & economics 4

From the quiz on 14/7/15.

  1. What was the first name of Margaret Thatcher’s husband? Denis

  2. In economics, of which two words is forex an abbreviation? Foreign exchange

  3. Which German philosopher wrote “Gott ist tot” (“God is dead”) in his 1882 work Die fröhliche Wissenschaft (The Gay Science)? Friedrich Nietzsche

  4. With which South African politician did Nelson Mandela share the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize? F. W. de Klerk

  5. The flag of the United Nations consists of a North Pole–centred map of the world surrounded by two branches of which tree? Olive

  6. Who was Chancellor of the Exchequer on 16th September 1992, Black Wednesday, when the Government was forced to withdraw the pound sterling from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism? Norman Lamont

  7. Which gland of the human body did Descartes claim was the point at which mind and body interacted, referring to it as “the seat of the soul”? Pineal gland

  8. Which Scottish former editor of The Sunday Times presents the BBC programmes This Week and Daily Politics? Andrew Neil

  9. Which ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of Cynicism, reputedly lived much of his life in a large earthenware jar known as a pithos? Diogenes (of Sinope)

  10. Which Scottish constituency, formerly represented by Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy, is the largest UK parliamentary constituency (by area), and which Greater London constituency, represented since 1983 by Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn, is the smallest? Ross, Skye and Lochaber (largest); Islington North (smallest)


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