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Updated on Dec 12, 2019. Posted on Dec 12, 2019

Here It Is: The Big Quiz Of The 2019 General Election

Were you paying attention? You were? Poor you.

  1. Let's start with an easy one. Who is Kay Burley not talking to here?

    Sky News
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    James Cleverly

    Sky News empty-chaired the Tory party chair after he failed to turn up for a prearranged interview. Cleverly denied ducking the interview, saying he'd been booked to appear on to appear on a TalkRadio show.

    Via wikipedia
  2. What is Labour's 2019 election slogan?

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    "It's time for real change"

  3. Who invented these?

    Supplied
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    Penny Mordaunt

    Yes, the former defence secretary invented these emojis in a touchingly doomed attempt to stop people shouting at each other on the internet.

    Via Wikipedia
  4. What alleged Tory online strategy did these BBC reporters attempt to discuss on air?

    BBC
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    Shitposting

    The discussion on the BBC Brexitcast podcast exposed some gaps in knowledge, it's fair to say. If you're still confused, this is probably as good a place to start as any.

  5. Where did Boris Johnson fail to use a mop correctly?

    Sky News
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    A Specsavers in Matlock

    The general consensus was that he made a bad mess worse.

    Via Sky News
  6. Who said they won't allow Jeremy Corbyn in their garden anymore?

    PA
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    Wrong! 

    John McDonnell

    He told the Independent: “He phones me from the allotment and says, ‘I’m doing this at the moment’, and he’ll send me a photograph of his latest crop … He’s been in my garden and criticized my garden, so I don’t invite him anymore.”

    Via Sky
  7. What did the Tories (incorrectly) claim the "Cost of Corbyn" would be?

    PA
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    £1.2 trillion

    However, there are very serious problems with this claim.

    Via Conservatives
  8. Would Jo Swinson use a nuclear weapon?

    Jo Swinson
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    Yes

    Yes she would. Just so we're all clear.

    Via ITV
  9. What constituency was Boris Johnson in when he hid in a fridge?

    ITV
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    Pudsey

    He was visiting Modern Milkman, a business in the constituency, at the time he did his disappearing act. We should say that Tory sources claim he was taking a moment to prepare for an interview. Ho-hum.

  10. Which rapper did Michael Gove quote on Twitter?

    Flickr: policyexchange
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    Wrong! 

    Stormzy

    It was Stormzy. "I set trends dem man copy," tweeted the senior Conservative politician, former Times writer, and alumnus of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

    Via Wikipedia
  11. Reports this man had met Nigel Farage were considered a big deal. Who is he?

    commons.wikimedia.org
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    A member of Boris Johnson's staff

    This is Sir Edward Lister, Johnson's chief of staff. The Telegraph reported that he'd had weekend talks with him shortly before Farage pulled candidates out of scores of seats — though he had refused any kind of electoral pact.

    Via gov.uk
  12. What pledge did Labour make on Instagram...and then row back on?

    Instagram.com
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    Wrong! 

    Net-zero carbon emissions by 2030

    When contacted by the Times over the pledge, which had appeared on Jeremy Corbyn's Instagram page, the post was deleted.

    Via wikipedia
  13. Boris Johnson dropped the word "onanism" from a campaign speech — but what was he going to use it to refer to?

    commons.wikimedia.org
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    Wrong! 

    Holding referendums on Brexit and Scottish independence

    Claiming a Corbyn-led government would hold two referendums in 2020 — on Brexit and Scottish independence — Johnson was planning to say it was “an expense of spirit and a waste of shame, more political self-obsession and onanism”. So he was planning to murder Shakespeare too.

  14. Liberal Democrat candidate Tim Walker stood down in Canterbury rather than take votes off Rosie Duffield. How else might he be known?

    Christopher Bethell / BuzzFeed News
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    Mandrake

    He was the Telegraph's Mandrake columnist — which was later revived by the New European.

  15. Dominic Cummings wrote a blog. How did he describe it?

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    A bat signal

    He wrote: "Days after the 2016 referendum, I emailed all of you to say thanks for your heroic efforts. ... I also said — keep an eye on my blog, if Brexit is in danger then I will send up a ‘bat signal’ here."

  16. The Tories promised 50,000 nurses — but how many actually turned out to be new?

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    31,000

    Boris Johnson finally admitted the figure in an interview with Sophy Ridge.

    Via ITV
  17. Who is this?

    Twitter
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    Wrong! 

    Count Binface

    It's Count Binface. Who used to be Lord Buckethead. But then there was a legal challenge from the previous Lord Buckethead. Anyway he's standing against Boris Johnson.

    Via Twitter.com

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Alan White at alan.white@buzzfeed.com.

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