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- Question 1 of 24
In which of the following jobs are discrimination laws not applied?CorrectIncorrect
There are a small number of jobs where discrimination laws do not apply. For example, discrimination is not against the law when the job involves working for someone in their own home.
- Question 2 of 24
What name is given to the period of rapid development of industry in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries?CorrectIncorrect
The Industrial Revolution was the rapid development of industry in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Question 3 of 24
What should your employee give you within the first two months of starting a new job?Correct
Within two months of starting a new job, your employer should give you a written contract or statement with all the details and conditions for your work.Incorrect
- Question 4 of 24
Who was responsible for the construction of the Great Western Railway?CorrectIncorrect
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was responsible for constructing the Great Western Railway, which was the first major railway built in Britain.
- Question 5 of 24
In which of the following areas has the Welsh Assembly the power to make laws (choose four)?CorrectIncorrect
The Welsh Assembly has the power to make laws in 20 areas, including: education and training, health and social services, economic development and housing.
- Question 6 of 24
How many members comprise the UN Security Council?CorrectIncorrect
There are 15 members on the UN Security Council, which recommends action when there are international crises and threats to peace.
- Question 7 of 24
Which TWO of the following forts form part of Hadrien’s Wall?CorrectIncorrect
Parts of Hadrien’s Wall include the forts of Housesteads and Vindolanda.
- Question 8 of 24
Members in the Welsh Assembly can speak English and Welsh, but all publications of the Assembly must be in English:CorrectIncorrect
Members in the Welsh Assembly can speak English and Welsh, and all publications of the Assembly are in both languages.
- Question 9 of 24
Why did Elizabeth I keep her cousin Mary prisoner for 20 years?CorrectIncorrect
Elizabeth suspected Mary of wanting to take over the English throne, and kept her prisoner for 20 years.
- Question 10 of 24
What was the name of the first cloned mammal?CorrectIncorrect
In 1996, two British scientists, Sir Ian Wilmot (1944-) and Keith Campbell (1954-2012), led a team which was the first to succeed in cloning a mammal, Dolly the sheep.
- Question 11 of 24
Who is responsible for the creation of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms?CorrectIncorrect
The Council of Europe has no power to make laws but draws up conventions and charters, the most well-known of which is the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
- Question 12 of 24
Who became Prime Minister in the UK in May 1940?CorrectIncorrect
Churchill was the son of a politician and, before becoming a Conservative MP in 1900, was a soldier and journalist. In May 1940 he became Prime Minister.
- Question 13 of 24
Members of the House of Lords may stand for election to the House of Commons and are eligible for all public offices:CorrectIncorrect
Members of the House of Lords may not stand for election to the House of Commons but are eligible for all other public offices.
- Question 14 of 24
What can you find at the ‘Eden Project’?CorrectIncorrect
The Eden Project is located in Cornwall, in the south west of England. Its biomes, which are like giant greenhouses, house plants from all over the world. The Eden Project is also a charity which runs environmental and social projects internationally.
- Question 15 of 24
What TWO names are given to the people who give tours at the Tower of London?CorrectIncorrect
Tours to the Tower of London are given by the Yeoman Warders, also known as Beefeaters, who tell visitors about the building’s history.
- Question 16 of 24
Which of the following is a traditional Scottish food?CorrectIncorrect
Haggis – a sheep’s stomach stuffed with offal. Suet, onions and oatmeal – is a traditional Scottish food.
- Question 17 of 24
How often do the Laurence Olivier Awards take place?CorrectIncorrect
The Laurence Olivier Awards take place annually at different venues in London.
- Question 18 of 24
When is Valentine’s Day?CorrectIncorrect
Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of February.
- Question 19 of 24
When is St Patrick’s Day, patron to of Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
St Patrick’s Day, patron to of Northern Ireland is on the 17th of March.
- Question 20 of 24
What does the following term ‘PDSA’ stand for?CorrectIncorrect
‘PDSA’ stands for People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals.
- Question 21 of 24
Which of the following TWO islands are known as ‘Crown dependencies’?CorrectIncorrect
There are also several islands which are closely linked with the UK but are not part of it: the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. These have their own governments and are called ‘Crown dependencies’.
- Question 22 of 24
When did English settlers begin to colonise the eastern coast of America?CorrectIncorrect
In Elizabeth I’s time, English settlers first began to colonise the eastern coast of America.
- Question 23 of 24
When did the Black Death come to England?CorrectIncorrect
In 1348, a disease, probably a form of plague, came to Britain. This was known as the Black Death.
- Question 24 of 24
What is the name of the annual event that gives awards in a range of musical categories, such as best British group and best British solo artist?CorrectIncorrect
The Brit Awards is an annual event that gives awards in a range of categories, such as best British group and best British solo artist.