If inhabitants of the United Kingdom had access to a time machine, we’re pretty sure they would turn back the clock to February 20, 2016. That’s the date former Prime Minister David Cameron announced a public referendum on whether the UK should leave the European Union. See how much you know about the long-running British political drama dubbed “Brexit.”
1. What was the result of the June 2016 referendum on whether Britain should remain in the EU?
A. A tie; 50% for Leave, 50% for Remain
B. 57% for Remain
C. 65% for Leave
D. 52% for Leave
2. Which country or geographic region did not vote to remain in the EU?
B. Northern Ireland
3. What was the official slogan of the Leave campaign?
A. “Return to Normalcy”
B. “Change We Need”
C. “Take Back Control”
4. Since the Brexit vote, which trio of companies announced plans to move a headquarters or main office out of the UK?
A. Sony, Panasonic, Dyson
B. Barclays, Sainsbury’s, Land Rover
C. Royal Dutch Shell, Total, Allianz
D. Total, Nestle, Amazon
5. Which EU city has been the most popular for the relocation of London-based banks?
6. In the context of a Brexit withdrawal agreement, to what does the term “backstop” refer?
A. A fallback plan for a partial UK withdrawal
B. A deal to ensure no “hard border” in Northern Ireland
C. A central bank scheme to prop up the British Pound
D. An emergency post-EU immigration policy
7. Which territory of a EU member state withdrew from the EU (or its predecessor the European Community) in 1985?
B. Cayman Islands
C. French Guiana
D. Falkland Islands
8. In the HBO movie, “Brexit,” Benedict Cumberbatch plays which real-life person?
A. Michael Gove, British politician
B. Dominic Cummings, Leave campaign director
C. Nigel Farage, Brexit party leader
D. Matthew Elliott, lobbyist
Answers: 1-D; 2-D; 3-C; 4-A; 5-C; 6-B; 7-A; 8-B