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- Question 1 of 24
Who defeated the French at the battle of Agincourt in 1415?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.
- Question 2 of 24
Which is the most famous tennis tournament hosted in Britain and which takes place each year at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club?CorrectIncorrect
The most famous tournament hosted in Britain is The Wimbledon Championships, which takes place each year at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
- Question 3 of 24
What is the minimum age required for a citizen to stand for public office?CorrectIncorrect
Most citizens of the UK, the Irish republic or the Commonwealth aged 18 or over can stand for public office.
- Question 4 of 24
Who makes sure that the opposition has a guaranteed amount of time to debate issues which it chooses during political debates?CorrectIncorrect
The Speaker keeps order during political debates to make sure the rules are followed. This includes making sure the opposition has a guaranteed amount of time to debate issues which it chooses.
- Question 5 of 24
Citizens of Liechtenstein can drive in the UK for as long as their driving license is valid:CorrectIncorrect
If your driving licence if from a country in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, you can drive in the UK for as long as your licence is valid.
- Question 6 of 24
Which British Prime Minister nationalized major industries including coal and steel?CorrectIncorrect
Attlee’s government undertook the nationalisation of major industries (like coal and steel), created the National Health Service and implemented many of Beveridge’s plans for a stronger welfare state. Attlee also introduced measures to improve the conditions of workers.
- Question 7 of 24
Who was the first Archbishop of Canterbury?CorrectIncorrect
St Augustine became the first Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Question 8 of 24
What is the money raised from the Income Tax used for (choose THREE options)?CorrectIncorrect
Money raised from income tax pays for government services such as roads, education, police and the armed forces.
- Question 9 of 24
What other name is given to the clock at the House of Parliament since Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012?CorrectIncorrect
The clock at the House of Parliament is named ‘Elizabeth Tower’ in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
- Question 10 of 24
When were the Forced Marriage Protection Orders introduced for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which aimed at protecting a person from being forced into a marriage, or to protect a person in a forced marriage?CorrectIncorrect
Forced Marriage Protection Orders were introduced in 2008 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland under the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007.
- Question 11 of 24
Whose details are NOT listed in the Phone Book, published by BT, and in the Yellow Pages?CorrectIncorrect
MPs, Assembly members, members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) and MEPs are also listed in The Phone Book, published by BT, and in Yellow Pages. The Queen is not.
- Question 12 of 24
Which of the following words comes from the Norman French?CorrectIncorrect
Some words in modern English – for example, ‘park’ and ‘beauty’ – are based on Norman French words.
- Question 13 of 24
How are the official reports where the Parliament’s proceedings are published called?CorrectIncorrect
Proceedings in Parliament are broadcast on television and published in official reports called Hansard.
- Question 14 of 24
How many Assembly members does the National Assembly for Wales have?CorrectIncorrect
The National Assembly has 60 Assembly members (AMs) and elections are held every four years using a form of proportional representation.
- Question 15 of 24
Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII, was a cousin of Anne Boleyn:CorrectIncorrect
Catherine Howard was a cousin of Anne Boleyn.
- Question 16 of 24
Who deals with cases involving personal injury, family matters, breaches of contract and divorce in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
County Courts deal with a wide range of civil disputes. These include people trying to get back money that is owed to them, cases involving personal injury, family matters, breaches of contract, and divorce. In Scotland, most of these matters are dealt with in the Sheriff Court.
- Question 17 of 24
What was the symbol of York during the War of the Roses?CorrectIncorrect
The symbol of York during the War of the Roses was a white rose.
- Question 18 of 24
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, what percentage of the population identified themselves as Jewish?CorrectIncorrect
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, less than 0.5% of people identify themselves as Jewish.
- Question 19 of 24
During which movement the Parliament passed laws giving women the right to equal pay and made it illegal for employees to discriminate against women because of their gender:CorrectIncorrect
The Swinging Sixties was a time when the Parliament passed new laws giving women the right to equal pay and made it illegal for employers to discriminate against women because of their gender.
- Question 20 of 24
What name is given to the members of the House of Lords?CorrectIncorrect
Members of the House of Lords, known as peers, are not elected by the people and do not represent a constituency.
- Question 21 of 24
Where can you find a statue of Boudicca, the queen of the Iceni and one of the tribal leaders who fought against the Romans?CorrectIncorrect
There is a statue of Boudicca, the queen of the Iceni, on Westminster Bridge in London, near the Houses of Parliament.
- Question 22 of 24
Which of the following castles is located in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
Crathes Castle and Inveraray Castle are located in Scotland.
- Question 23 of 24
For how long was Britain a republic under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell?CorrectIncorrect
Britain was a republic under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell for 11 years.
- Question 24 of 24
Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) are members of:CorrectIncorrect
Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) are members of the local community.