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- Question 1 of 24
What is the capital city of Wales?CorrectIncorrect
The capital city of Wales is Cardiff.
- Question 2 of 24
When did the Roman army leave Britain?CorrectIncorrect
The Roman army left Britain in AD 410 to defend other parts of the Roman Empire and never returned.
- Question 3 of 24
Which of the following statements is true?
You will receive a fine up to £1,000 if you watch TV but do not have a TV licence.
- Question 4 of 24
When was Emmeline Pankhurst born?CorrectIncorrect
Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester in 1858. She set up the women’s Franchise League in 1889, which fought to get the vote in local elections for married women.
- Question 5 of 24
The Queen is the head of state in the UK:CorrectIncorrect
Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state of the UK.
- Question 6 of 24
How long did the First World War last for?CorrectIncorrect
The First World War lasted four years (1914 – 1918).
- Question 7 of 24
Who was Henry VII?CorrectIncorrect
Henry VII was the leader of the House of Lancaster.
- Question 8 of 24
When were the Houses of the Parliament built?CorrectIncorrect
The Houses of Parliament and St Pancras Station were built in the 19th century, as were the town halls in cities such as Manchester and Sheffield.
- Question 9 of 24
How many volunteers work for the National Trust?CorrectIncorrect
There are now more than 61,000 volunteers helping to keep the National Trust running.
- Question 10 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 1851?CorrectIncorrect
The population of the UK in 1851 was 20 million people.
- Question 11 of 24
The line ‘a rose by any other name’ belongs to which of the following plays or poems written by William Shakespeare?CorrectIncorrect
‘A rose by any other name’ is a line from William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet.
- Question 12 of 24
Which religious community celebrates Vaisakhi?CorrectIncorrect
Vaisakhi (also spelled Baisakhi) is a Sikh festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa.
- Question 13 of 24
Which book written by JRR Tolkien was voted the country’s best-loved novel in 2003?CorrectIncorrect
In 2003, The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien was voted the country’s best-loved novel.
- Question 14 of 24
The Welsh Assembly has 129 Assembly members.CorrectIncorrect
The Welsh assembly has 60 Assembly members and the Scottish Parliament has 129 members.
- Question 15 of 24
Which British scientist made important discoveries working with steam power?CorrectIncorrect
Scientific discoveries, such as James Watt’s work on steam power, helped the progress of the Industrial Revolution.
- Question 16 of 24
How can you visit the Northern Ireland Assembly (choose TWO options)?CorrectIncorrect
There are two ways to arrange a visit to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont. You can either contact the Education Service (details are on the Northern Ireland Assembly website at http://www.niassembly.gov.uk) or contact an MLA.
- Question 17 of 24
When was the first television broadcast made?CorrectIncorrect
In 1932 Scotsman John Logie Baird made the first television broadcast between London and Glasgow.
- Question 18 of 24
For what sort of claims is the small claims procedure in Northern Ireland used for?CorrectIncorrect
The small claims procedure is used for claims of less than £10,000 in England and Wales and £3,000 in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- Question 19 of 24
How many Russian and Polish Jews came to Britain to escape prosecution between 1870 and 1914?CorrectIncorrect
Between 1870 and 1914, around 120,000 Russian and Polish Jews came to Britain to escape persecution.
- Question 20 of 24
Which Anglo-Saxon poem is about a hero’s battle against monsters and has been translated into modern English?CorrectIncorrect
The Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf tells of its hero’s battles against monsters and is still translated into modern English.
- Question 21 of 24
Which of the following movies was directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935?CorrectIncorrect
The 39 Steps (1935) was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
- Question 22 of 24
When was the National Health System (NHS) established?CorrectIncorrect
In 1948, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan, the Minister for Health, led the establishment of the National Health Service (NHS), which guaranteed a minimum standard of health care for all, free at the point of use.
- Question 23 of 24
The Queen has reigned since her father’s death in 1952, and in 2012 she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 24 of 24
What is the note with the highest value in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The note with the highest value in the UK is the £50 note.