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- Question 1 of 24
What name is given to the elected members of the Welsh Assembly?CorrectIncorrect
The National Assembly has 60 Assembly members (AMs) and elections are held every four years using a form of proportional representation.
- Question 2 of 24
How often do the ministers that form the Cabinet meet to make important decisions about government policy?CorrectIncorrect
The cabinet is a committee which usually meets weekly and makes important decisions about government policy.
- Question 3 of 24
How many Welsh-language channels are there in Wales?CorrectIncorrect
There is a Welsh-language channel in Wales.
- Question 4 of 24
What is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the House of Parliament in London?CorrectIncorrect
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the House of Parliament in London.
- Question 5 of 24
How many countries are members of the United Nations?CorrectIncorrect
The UK is part of the United Nations (UN), an international organization with more than 190 countries as members.
- Question 6 of 24
Which of the following statements is true?CorrectIncorrect
The police force is a public service that helps and protects everyone, no matter what their background or where they live.
- Question 7 of 24
What is the system by which the income tax is automatically taken from the employee’s income by their employer and paid directly to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)?CorrectIncorrect
For most people, the right amount of income tax is automatically taken from their income from employment by their employer and paid directly to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the government department that collects taxes. This system is called “Pay As You Earn” (PAYE).
- Question 8 of 24
How many British casualties were recorded during the First World War?CorrectIncorrect
During the First World War millions of people were killed or wounded, with more than 2 million British casualties.
- Question 9 of 24
Why did Henry VIII decide to divorce Catherine of Aragon?CorrectIncorrect
When Catherine was too old to give him another child, Henry decided to divorce her, hoping that another wife would give him a son to be his heir.
- Question 10 of 24
How many local authorities are there in London?CorrectIncorrect
London has 33 local authorities, with the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London coordinating policies across the capital.
- Question 11 of 24
When did British combat troops leave Iraq?CorrectIncorrect
British combat troops left Iraq in 2009.
- Question 12 of 24
Where is the Parliament of the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The UK is governed by the parliament sitting in Westminster.
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following is a criminal offence?CorrectIncorrect
It is illegal and a criminal offence to sell tobacco products (for example, cigarettes, cigars, roll-up tobacco) to anyone under the age of 18.
- Question 14 of 24
Who used a system of land ownership known as feudalism?CorrectIncorrect
The Normans used a system of land ownership known as feudalism.
- Question 15 of 24
The line ‘all the world’s a stage’ belongs to which of the following plays or poems written by William Shakespeare?CorrectIncorrect
‘All the world’s a stage’ are lines from William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It.
- Question 16 of 24
During the times of Elizabeth I, English settlers began to colonise:CorrectIncorrect
In Elizabeth I’s time, English settlers first began to colonise the eastern coast of America.
- Question 17 of 24
In which city is the Welsh Assembly building, also known as Senedd, located?CorrectIncorrect
In Wales the elected members, known as AMs, meet in the Welsh Assembly in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.
- Question 18 of 24
What architectural style became popular in the 19th century?CorrectIncorrect
In the 19th century, the medieval ’gothic’ style became popular again. As cities expanded, many great public buildings were built in this style. The Houses of Parliament and St Pancras Station were built at this time, as were the town halls in cities such as Manchester and Sheffield.
- Question 19 of 24
Which of the following gardens is NOT located in England?CorrectIncorrect
There are famous gardens to visit throughout the UK, including Kew Gardens, Sissinghurst and Hidcote in England, Crathes Castle and Inveraray Castle in Scotland, Bodnant Garden in Wales, and Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland.
- Question 20 of 24
Which TWO families started a civil war to decide who should be king of England in 1455?CorrectIncorrect
In 1455, a civil war was begun to decide who should be king of England. It was fought between the supporters of two families: the House of Lancaster and the House of York.
- Question 21 of 24
Who was in charge of the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar?CorrectIncorrect
Admiral Nelson was in charge of the British fleet at Trafalgar and was killed in the battle.
- Question 22 of 24
Which court deals with serious criminal offences in Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, serious offences are tried in front of a judge and a jury in a Crown Court. In Scotland, serious cases are heard in a Sheriff Court with either a sheriff or a sheriff with a jury.
- Question 23 of 24
Which political party does the Speaker represent?CorrectIncorrect
The Speaker is neutral and does not represent a political party, even though he or she is an MP, represents a constituency and deals with the constituents’ problems like any other MP.
- Question 24 of 24
When was the Scottish Parliament formed?CorrectIncorrect
The Scottish Parliament was formed in 1999.