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- Question 1 of 24
Which of the following was one of the most famous battles of the Hundred Years War?CorrectIncorrect
One of the most famous battles of the Hundred Years War was the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, where King Henry V’s vastly outnumbered English army defeated the French. The English left France in the 1450s.
- Question 2 of 24
During the Middle Ages, England was an important trading nation and people came to England from abroad to trade and also to work. Where did the engineers come from?CorrectIncorrect
During the Middle Ages, people came to England from abroad to trade and also to work. Many had special skills, such as weavers from France, engineers from Germany, glass manufacturers from Italy and canal builders from Holland.
- Question 3 of 24
Who was the captain of the English football team that won the World Cup in 1966?CorrectIncorrect
Bobby Moore (1941-93) captained the English football team that won the World Cup in 1966.
- Question 4 of 24
Membership to the Commonwealth is compulsory for its members:CorrectIncorrect
Membership to the Commonwealth is voluntary.
- Question 5 of 24
How many verdicts are possible in trials in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
The jury has to listen to the evidence presented at the trial and then decide a verdict of ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’ based of what they have heard. In Scotland, a third verdict of ‘not proven’ is also possible.
- Question 6 of 24
How many wives did Henry VIII have?CorrectIncorrect
Henry VIII had six wives.
- Question 7 of 24
Which of the following charities works with sick animals?CorrectIncorrect
The PDSA is the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals.
- Question 8 of 24
Which of the following is the responsibility of the Home Secretary?CorrectIncorrect
The Home Secretary is responsible for crime, policing and immigration.
- Question 9 of 24
Which of the following sports can be traced as far back as the Roman times?CorrectIncorrect
There is a very long history of horse racing in Britain, with evidence of events taking place as far back as Roman times.
- Question 10 of 24
When did the English become the preferred language of the royal court and Parliament?CorrectIncorrect
By 1400, in England, official documents were being written in English, and English had become the preferred language of the royal court and Parliament.
- Question 11 of 24
When is St Andrews Day, patron of the Scotland?Correct
St Andrews Day, patron of the Scotland, is celebrated on the 30th of November.Incorrect
- Question 12 of 24
Which organisation has been organising ‘The Proms’ since 1927?CorrectIncorrect
The Proms is an eight-week summer season of orchestral classical music that takes place in various venues, including the Royal Albert Hall in London. It has been in various venues, including the Royal Albert Hall in London. It has been organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) since 1927.
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following organisations has no power to make laws but draws up conventions and charters, including the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms?CorrectIncorrect
The Council of Europe is responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights in those countries. It 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, usually called the European Convention on Human Rights.
- Question 14 of 24
Where is Snowdonia National Park located?CorrectIncorrect
Snowdonia is a national park in North Wales.
- Question 15 of 24
What actions did Henry VII take after his victory in the Wars of the Roses?CorrectIncorrect
After his victory in the Wars of the Roses, Henry VII wanted to make sure that England remained peaceful and that his position as king was secure. He deliberately strengthened the central administration of England and reduced the power of the nobles.
- Question 16 of 24
Which Court deals with the most serious civil cases in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
More serious civil cases – for example, when a large amount of compensation is being claimed – are dealt with in the High Court of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, they are dealt with in the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
- Question 17 of 24
The leader of the opposition leads his or her party in pointing out what they see as the government’s (choose TWO options):CorrectIncorrect
The leader of the opposition leads his or her party in pointing out what they see as the government’s failures and weaknesses.
- Question 18 of 24
Who became Prime Minister of the UK in May 2010?CorrectIncorrect
In May 2010, and for the first time in the UK since February 1974, no political party won an overall majority in the General Election. The Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties formed a coalition and the leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, became Prime Minister.
- Question 19 of 24
The Reform Act of 1832 abolished the old pocket and rotten boroughs.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 20 of 24
What is the minimum age requirement to drive a moped in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
You need to be at least 16 years old to ride a moped, and there are other age requirements and special tests for driving large vehicles.
- Question 21 of 24
Which of the following statements is true?CorrectIncorrect
Great Britain refers only to England, Scotland and Wales, not to Northern Ireland.
- Question 22 of 24
How many countries formed the European Economic Community (EEC) when it was first created 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 23 of 24
Northern Ireland and Wales have their own banknotes, which are valid everywhere in the UK. However, shop and businesses do not have to accept them:CorrectIncorrect
Northern Ireland and Scotland have their own banknotes, which are valid everywhere in the UK. However, shops and businesses do not have to accept them.
- Question 24 of 24
What is donated blood used for?CorrectIncorrect
Donated blood is used by hospitals to help people with a wide range of injuries and illnesses.