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- Question 1 of 24
Who was Prime Minister in England from 1721 to 1742?CorrectIncorrect
The first man to be called this was Sir Robert Walpole, who was Prime Minister from 1721 to 1742.
- Question 2 of 24
What is celebrated during Diwali?CorrectIncorrect
Diwalli celebrates the victory of good over evil and the gaining of knowledge.
- Question 3 of 24
Who chairs the debates in the House of Commons?CorrectIncorrect
Debates in the House of Commons are chaired by the Speaker.
- Question 4 of 24
The Battle of Hastings is commemorated in a great piece of embroidery, which is known as:CorrectIncorrect
The Battle of Hastings is commemorated in a great piece of embroidery, known as the Bayeux tapestry, which can still be seen in France today.
- Question 5 of 24
A woman who is violent towards her partner cannot be prosecuted in the UK:CorrectIncorrect
Anyone who is violent towards their partner – whether they are a man or a woman, married or living together – can be prosecuted.
- Question 6 of 24
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, what percentage of the population identified themselves as Christian?CorrectIncorrect
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, 70% of people identified themselves as Christians.
- Question 7 of 24
Many MPs, Assembly members, MSPs and MEPs hold regular local events where constituents can go in person to talk about issues that are of concern to them. These are known as:CorrectIncorrect
Many MPs, Assembly members, MSPs and MEPs hold regular local ‘surgeries’, where constituents can go in person to talk about issues that are of concern to them. These surgeries are often advertised in the local newspaper.
- Question 8 of 24
Which golf ‘Major’ tournament is hosted by a different golf course every year?CorrectIncorrect
The open championship is the only ‘Major’ tournament held outside United States. It is hosted by a different golf course every year.
- Question 9 of 24
Which act introduced the Forced Marriage Protection Orders for England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2008?CorrectIncorrect
Forced Marriage Protection Orders were introduced in 2008 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland under the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007. Similar Protection Orders were introduced in Scotland in November 2011.
- Question 10 of 24
Which of the following countries did NOT join the European Economic Community when it was first formed in 1957?CorrectIncorrect
West Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands formed the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957. At first the UK did not wish to join the EEC but it eventually did so in 1973.
- Question 11 of 24
How many members does the Northern Ireland assembly have?CorrectIncorrect
The Northern Ireland Assembly has 108 elected members, known as MLAs (members of the Legislative Assembly). They are elected with a form of proportional representation.
- Question 12 of 24
Which of the following civil laws include disputes between landlords and tenants over issues such as repairs and eviction?CorrectIncorrect
Housing law includes disputes between landlords and tenants over issues suck as repairs and eviction.
- Question 13 of 24
How can you visit the Scottish Parliament?CorrectIncorrect
To visit the Scottish Parliament, you can get information, book tickets or arrange tours through visitor services. You can also write to them at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP, telephone 0131 348 5200 or email [email protected].
- Question 14 of 24
Which of the following gardens is located in Wales?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 15 of 24
Who was reining in Britain when the British Empire became the largest empire the world has ever seen, with an estimated population of more than 400 million people?CorrectIncorrect
During the Victorian period, the British Empire grew to cover all of India, Australia and large parts of Africa. It became the largest empire the world has ever seen, with an estimated population of more than 400 million people.
- Question 16 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a duty of the police?CorrectIncorrect
The job of the police in the UK is to protect life and property, prevent disturbances (also known as keeping the peace) and prevent and detect crime.
- Question 17 of 24
How often are the elections for the European Parliament held?CorrectIncorrect
Elections for the European Parliament are held every five years.
- Question 18 of 24
Where is the National Gallery of Scotland located?CorrectIncorrect
The National Gallery of Scotland is in Edinburgh.
- Question 19 of 24
Where are the ancestors of the first farmers to arrive in Britain believed to come from?CorrectIncorrect
The first farmers arrived in Britain 6,000 years ago. The ancestors of these first farmers probably came from south-east Europe.
- Question 20 of 24
What religion did Elizabeth I follow?CorrectIncorrect
Queen Elizabeth I was a Protestant.
- Question 21 of 24
Who directed the movie ‘Chariots of Fire’ in 1981?CorrectIncorrect
Chariots of Fire (1981) was directed by Hugh Hudson.
- Question 22 of 24
What do new citizens have to swear or affirm as part of the citizenship ceremony?CorrectIncorrect
New citizens swear or affirm loyalty to the Queen as part of the citizenship ceremony.
- Question 23 of 24
In which TWO cases may a person who has been summoned to do jury service be exempted from doing it:CorrectIncorrect
Everyone who is summoned to do jury service must do it unless they are not eligible (for example, because they have a criminal conviction) or they provide a good reason to be excused, such as ill health.
- Question 24 of 24
What is the role of the shadow cabinet?CorrectIncorrect
The role of the shadow cabinet is to challenge the government and put forward alternative policies.