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- Question 1 of 24
How often are the general elections held in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
MPs are elected at a General Election, which is held at least every five years.
- Question 2 of 24
Where is the Grand National horse racing event celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
The Grand National horse racing event is celebrated in Aintree near Liverpool.
- Question 3 of 24
What was Charles Chaplin famous for?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Charles (Charlie) Chaplin became famous in silent movies for his tramp character and was one of many British actors to make a career in Hollywood.
- Question 4 of 24
What was Boudicca, the queen of the Iceni in what is now eastern England, known for?CorrectIncorrect
One of the tribal leaders who fought against the Romans was Boudicca, the queen of the Iceni in what is now eastern England.
- Question 5 of 24
What percentage of the British population has a parent or grandparent born outside of the UK as a result of post-war immigration?CorrectIncorrect
Post-war immigration means that nearly 10% of the population has a parent or grandparent born outside the UK.
- Question 6 of 24
When was the hovercraft invented?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Christopher Cockrell (1910-99), a British inventor, invented the hovercraft in the 1950s.
- Question 7 of 24
Who is the author of the famous play ‘Macbeth’?CorrectIncorrect
Macbeth is a famous play by William Shakespeare.
- Question 8 of 24
What animal was cloned by scientists Sir Ian Wilmot and Keith Campbell?CorrectIncorrect
In 1996, two British scientists, Sir Ian Wilmot (1944-) and Keith Campbell (1954-2012), led a team which was the first to succeed in cloning a mammal, Dolly the sheep.
- Question 9 of 24
What is the name of the building where the Northern Ireland Assembly meet?CorrectIncorrect
The Northern Ireland Assembly building is known as Stormont.
- Question 10 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a function of the House of Lords?CorrectIncorrect
The House of Lords can suggest amendments or propose new laws, which are then discussed by MPs. The House of Lords checks laws that have been passed by the House of Commons to ensure they are fit for purpose. It also holds the government to account to make sure that it is working in the best interests of the people.
- Question 11 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a World Heritage Site?CorrectIncorrect
The London Eye is not a World Heritage Site.
- Question 12 of 24
Which famous murder-mystery play has been running in the west end since 1952 and has had the longest initial run of any show in history?CorrectIncorrect
The Mousetrap, a murder-mystery play by Dame Agatha Christie, has been running in the west end since 1952 and has had the longest initial run of any show in history.
- Question 13 of 24
When was the Giant’s Causeway formed?CorrectIncorrect
The Giant’s Causeway was formed about 50 million years ago.
- Question 14 of 24
Who was the first person to sail single-handed around the world without stopping?CorrectIncorrect
A British sailor, Sir Francis Chichester, was the first person to sail singlehanded around the world, in 1966/67. Two years later, Sir Robin Knox- Johnston became the first person to do this without stopping.
- Question 15 of 24
What British writer created the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish doctor and writer. He was best known for his stories about Sherlock Holmes, who was one of the first fictional detectives.
- Question 16 of 24
How can you visit the Welsh Assembly?Correct
You can book guided tours or seats in the public galleries for the Welsh Assembly contacting the Assembly Booking Service on 0845 010 5500 or sending an email to [email protected].Incorrect
- Question 17 of 24
How were Elizabeth I and ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ related?CorrectIncorrect
‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ was Elizabeth I’s cousin.
- Question 18 of 24
Choose the correct answer. The Middle Ages were:CorrectIncorrect
The Middle Ages (or the medieval period) was a time of almost constant war.
- Question 19 of 24
What does the NATO stand for?CorrectIncorrect
NATO stands for The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
- Question 20 of 24
What characterised the people from the Bronze Age?CorrectIncorrect
The people of the Bronze Age were accomplished metalworkers who made many beautiful objects in bronze and gold, including tools, ornaments and weapons.
- Question 21 of 24
Where is the National Horseracing Museum located?CorrectIncorrect
The National Horseracing Museum is located in Newmarket, Suffolk.
- Question 22 of 24
In which of the following matters the Scottish Parliament CANNOT legislate?CorrectIncorrect
The matters on which the Scottish Parliament can legislate include: civil and criminal law, health, education, planning and additional tax-raising powers.
- Question 23 of 24
Which of the following is a popular showcase of mainly theatre and comedy performances and the biggest and most well-known festival that takes place during the Edinburgh Festival?CorrectIncorrect
The Fringe is a showcase of mainly theatre and comedy performances. It often shows experimental work.The biggest and most well-known being the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
- Question 24 of 24
Does Britain have a constitutional monarchy?CorrectIncorrect
The UK has a constitutional monarchy.