# 2005 General Election Estimation Quiz

How much do you really know about the facts and figures behind this election campaign? Here's your chance to find out. Below there are 10 questions on a number of subjects which have been discussed by the politicians and the media over the past few weeks. The answer to each question is a number, but you aren't expected to know it exactly. To score points, you just need to be able to say roughly how big the number is, by giving a number you think is smaller than the correct answer, and one you think is bigger.

You get points if the true answer lies between the numbers you give. The closer together are your two guesses, the better your score. But you will lose points if the true answer lies outside the range you give.

There are no trick questions in this quiz.

• Firstly, please tell us how you voted in the General Election on 5th May

You may skip this question if you want to
1. What's the average budget for one serving of a school dinner in England and Wales?
 between £ and £
2. As of 25th April 2005, how many British servicemen had died in the invasion of Iraq?
 between and
3. How much money per week is a single adult asylum seeker eligible for in benefits?
 between £ and £
4. What was the total amount spent by parties campaigning for the 2001 General Election?
 between £ million and £ million
5. How much money was raised by speed cameras in 2003/4?
 between £ million and £ million
6. How many people were in prison in Britain in 2003?
 between and
7. How many people came to the UK to stay for a year or more in 2003?
 between and
8. What is the average number of pupils per class in state secondary schools?
 between and
9. How many people die of MRSA each year in NHS hospitals?
 between and
10. In 2004, what percentage of the working-age population were economically inactive (not working)?
 between % and %

There are 10 questions in that list. That's enough to calculate your score — approximately. But if you want, you can answer some more questions. The more questions you answer, the more accurate your score will be! (There is also a small bonus for answering more questions.)