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Thursday, 7 November, 2002, 16:42 GMT
The Queen's Speech quiz
The Queen's Speech is one of the highlights of the political year. Test your knowledge of the annual event - and of current Westminster politics.

What is the name given to the official who knocks on the door of the Commons chamber to summon MPs to hear the Queen's Speech
A: Black Watch
B: Black Rod
C: Black Knight
What animal's skin provides the "vellum" on which the speech is written
A: Cat
B: Cow
C: Goat
With what words does the Queen traditionally end the speech
A: I pray that the blessing of Almighty God may rest upon your counsels
B: God Bless you all
C: To conclude, things may only get better
In the run-up to the Queen's Speech, who said this about his party's health policy: It means more power for patients and parents to make decisions for themselves - choice for everyone, not just those with money
A: Charles Kennedy
B: Tony Blair
C: Iain Duncan Smith
Who said: "People want an individual service for them. They want government under them not over them."
A: Charles Kennedy
B: Tony Blair
C: Iain Duncan Smith
This speech has been billed as Labour being bold. How many times did Tony Blair use "bold" or "boldest" in his party conference speech?
A: 3
B: 5
C: 9
A bill on hunting is expected in the speech. Which minister has been preparing it?
A: Elliott Morley
B: Margaret Beckett
C: Alun Michael
Which now ex-minister said an announcement on a euro referendum would follow the Queen's Speech?
A: Peter Mandelson
B: Stephen Byers
C: Estelle Morris
And to test some general political knowledge - who is the Liberal Democrat's treasury spokesman?
A: Alan Beith
B: Matthew Taylor
C: Simon Hughes
And again, who is the Shadow Chancellor?
A: Michael Howard
B: Michael Portillo
C: Kenneth Clarke

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