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- Question 1 of 24
Which hill fort from the Iron Age can be seen in the county of Dorset?CorrectIncorrect
A very impressive hill fort from the Iron Age can still be seen today at Maiden Castle, in the English county of Dorset.
- Question 2 of 24
On which of the following issues the Northern Ireland Assembly CANNOT make decisions?CorrectIncorrect
The Northern Ireland Assembly can make decisions on issues such as education, agriculture, the environment, health and social services.
- Question 3 of 24
Who was the first person to sail single-handed around the world in 1966/67?CorrectIncorrect
A British sailor, Sir Francis Chichester, was the first person to sail singlehanded around the world, in 1966/67.
- Question 4 of 24
In 1837, Queen Victoria became queen of the UK at the age of 20.CorrectIncorrect
In 1837, Queen Victoria became queen of the UK at the age of 18.
- Question 5 of 24
Who led the group of Catholics who tried to kill the Protestant king with a bomb in the Houses of the Parliament in 1605?CorrectIncorrect
In 1605, a group of Catholics led by Guy Fawkes failed in their plan to kill the Protestant king with a bomb in the Houses of Parliament. This is the origin of the Bonfire Night celebration on the 5th November, when people in Great Britain set off fireworks at home or in special displays.
- Question 6 of 24
What was the biggest source of employment in Britain before the 18th century?CorrectIncorrect
Before the 18th century, agriculture was the biggest source of employment in Britain.
- Question 7 of 24
In which city is the Scottish Parliament building, also known as Holyrood, located?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland the elected members, called MSPs, meet in the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood in Edinburgh.
- Question 8 of 24
The UK continues to be a world leader in the development and manufacture of motor-sport technology:CorrectIncorrect
There is a long history of motor sport in the UK, for both cars and motor cycles. Motor-car racing in the UK started in 1902. The UK continues to be a world leader in the development and manufacture of motor-sport technology.
- Question 9 of 24
Why was the ‘Habeas Corpus Act’ of 1679 an important piece of legislation?CorrectIncorrect
The Habeas Corpus Act became law in 1679. This was a very important piece of legislation which remains relevant today. The Act guaranteed that no one could be held prisoner unlawfully. Every prisoner has a right to a court hearing.
- Question 10 of 24
Where is the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) located?CorrectIncorrect
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) is in Glasgow.
- Question 11 of 24
How many members has the Council of Europe?CorrectIncorrect
The Council of Europe is separated from the EU. It has 47 member countries, including the UK, and is responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights in those countries.
- Question 12 of 24
In the UK, Members of the Parliament (MPs) are elected on the basis of:CorrectIncorrect
MPs are elected through a system called ‘first past the post’. In constituency, the candidate who gets the most votes is elected.
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following statements regarding television in Northern Ireland is TRUE?CorrectIncorrect
There are programmes specific to Northern Ireland and some programmes broadcast in Irish Gaelic.
- Question 14 of 24
In the second half of the 19th century there was an important group of artists who painted detailed pictures on religious or literary themes in bright colours. These were known as:CorrectIncorrect
The Pre-Raphaelites were an important group of artists in the second half of the 19th century. They painted detailed pictures on religious or literary themes in bright colours. The group included Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Sir John Millais.
- Question 15 of 24
The Muslim festival known as Eid ul Adha reminds Muslims of their own commitment to God:CorrectIncorrect
Eid ul Adha reminds Muslims of their own commitment to God.
- Question 16 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 1901?CorrectIncorrect
The population of the UK in 1901 was 40 million people.
- Question 17 of 24
People in the UK do NOT have to pay tax on:CorrectIncorrect
People in the UK have to pay tax on their income, which includes: wages from paid employment, profits from self-employment, taxable benefits, pensions and income from property, savings and dividends.
- Question 18 of 24
Which British scientist co-invented the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Peter Mansfield (1933-), a British scientist, is the co-inventor of the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner. This enables doctors and researchers to obtain exact and non-invasive images of human internal organs and has revolutionised diagnostic medicine.
- Question 19 of 24
What Treaty established the European Economic Union in 1957?CorrectIncorrect
The European Union (EU), originally called the European Economic Community (EEC), was set up by six western European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) who signed the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 1957.
- Question 20 of 24
Which of the following is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular area for walkers?CorrectIncorrect
Parts of Hadrien’s Wall, including the forts of Housesteads and Vindolanda is a popular area for walkers and is a UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site.
- Question 21 of 24
When did hereditary peers lose the automatic right to attend the House of Lords?CorrectIncorrect
Since 1999, hereditary peers have lost the automatic right to attend the House of Lords. They now elect a few of their number to represent them in the House of Lords.
- Question 22 of 24
Which charity works for the preservation of buildings in England?CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, many parts of the countryside and places of interest are kept open by the National Trust in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the National Trust for Scotland. Both are charities that work to preserve important buildings, coastline and countryside in the UK.
- Question 23 of 24
What name is given to the new social classes that appeared after the Black Death plague and who owned large areas of land?CorrectIncorrect
Following the Black Death, the smaller population meant there was less need to grow cereal crops. There were labour shortages and peasants began to demand higher wages. New social classes appeared, including owners of large areas of land (later called the gentry), and people left the countryside to live in the towns. In the towns, growing wealth led to the development of a strong middle class.
- Question 24 of 24
Which of the following is a traditional Welsh food?CorrectIncorrect
Welsh cakes are a traditional Welsh snack made from flour, dried fruits and spices, and served either hot or cold.