To celebrate the publication of Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956 by Manchester University Press, I am running a quiz competition to win a copy of the book. Below are ten questions on various aspects of the history of the British far left. In order to enter the competition, please send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org (with the subject line “Far Left Quiz”) by Midnight, Sunday, January 7 (Adelaide time). Entries that get all ten answers right will go into a draw to be conducted by me on Monday, January 8. I will then send the book to the winner (anywhere in the world).
So here’s the quiz…
- In what year did the Daily Worker change to the Morning Star?
- What union did the Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)’s Reg Birch belong to?
- The International Socialists became the Socialist Workers Party on what date?
- The Revolutionary Socialist League was better known as what group?
- Ken Livingstone wrote for which publication aligned with the Workers Revolutionary Party?
- Who was the Communist Party of Great Britain’s Industrial Organiser at the time of the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike?
- What two groups supported the Revolutionary Communist Party’s Red Front in 1987?
- Militant was aligned to which Tendency inside the African National Congress in South Africa during the 1970s-80s?
- The journal Gay Left first appeared in which year?
- Alan Thornett formed which group after leaving the Workers Revolutionary Party (until 1973 the Socialist Labour League) in 1974?
Good luck comrades!
If you are not the winner, you can still purchase a copy of the book for 45% off via Book Depository. And if you haven’t picked up the previous volume, Against the Grain, you can get the paperback version for only £13.99 via Blackwell.