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- Question 1 of 24
Which British explorer mapped the coast of Australia?CorrectIncorrect
Captain James Cook mapped the coast of Australia and a few colonies were established there.
- Question 2 of 24
How many members does a jury have in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland a jury has 12 members, and in Scotland a jury has 15 members.
- Question 3 of 24
Who can get a 50% discount on their TV licences?CorrectIncorrect
People over 75 can apply for a free TV licence and blind people can get a 50% discount.
- Question 4 of 24
Which British city is famous for its celebration of Diwali?CorrectIncorrect
There is a famous celebration of Diwali in Leicester.
- Question 5 of 24
Which of the following British actresses has NOT won an Oscar?CorrectIncorrect
Recent British actors to have won Oscars include Colin Firth, Sir Antony Hopkins, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Tilda Swinton. Emily Watson has not won an oscar.
- Question 6 of 24
Which of the following sports has a long association with royalty?CorrectIncorrect
Horse racing has a long association with royalty.
- Question 7 of 24
Hanukkah is a Jewish festival celebrated to remember the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom.CorrectIncorrect
Hanukkah is in November or December and is celebrated for eight days. It is to remember the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom.
- Question 8 of 24
How can you visit the Northern Ireland Assembly (choose TWO options)?CorrectIncorrect
There are two ways to arrange a visit to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont. You can either contact the Education Service (details are on the Northern Ireland Assembly website at http://www.niassembly.gov.uk) or contact an MLA.
- Question 9 of 24
Most citizens of the UK, the Irish republic or the Commonwealth aged 18 or over can stand for public office, except for (choose THREE options):CorrectIncorrect
Members of the Commonwealth aged 18 or over can stand for public office. There are some exceptions, including: members of the armed forces, civil servants and people found guilty of certain criminal offences.
- Question 10 of 24
What were the main occupations of the people during the Iron Age?CorrectIncorrect
During the Iron Age most people were farmers, craft workers or warriors.
- Question 11 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a responsibility or freedom shared by all those living in the UK and which people wishing to be a permanent resident or citizen of the UK should respect?CorrectIncorrect
Practice your own religion is not one of the responsibilities or freedoms shared by all those living in the UK and which people wishing to be a permanent resident or citizen of the UK should respect.
- Question 12 of 24
When is the electoral register updated?CorrectIncorrect
The electoral register is updated every year in September or October.
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following is the official church of the state?CorrectIncorrect
The official Church of the state is the Church of England (called the Anglican Church in other countries and the Episcopal Church in Scotland and the United States).
- Question 14 of 24
Where does the Scottish Parliament sit?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland the elected members, called MSPs, meet in the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood in Edinburgh.
- Question 15 of 24
Who became one of the most popular monarchs in English history,particularly after 1588, when the English defeated the Spanish Armada?CorrectIncorrect
Elizabeth I became one of the most popular monarchs in English history, particularly after 1588, when the English defeated the Spanish Armada (a large fleet of ships), which had been sent by Spain to conquer England and restore Catholicism.
- Question 16 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 1700?CorrectIncorrect
The population of the UK in 1700 was 5 million people.
- Question 17 of 24
When did the ‘Concorde’ aircraft retired from service?CorrectIncorrect
The ‘Concorde’ was retired from service in 2003.
- Question 18 of 24
When did the Allies defeat Germany marking the end of the Second World War?CorrectIncorrect
Following victory on the beaches of Normandy, the allied forces pressed on through France and eventually into Germany. The Allies comprehensively defeated Germany in May 1945.
- Question 19 of 24
How many square miles does Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park cover?CorrectIncorrect
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park covers 720 square miles (1,865 square kilometres) in the west of Scotland.
- Question 20 of 24
Which British athlete won 16 medals, including 11 gold medals, in races over five Paralympic Games?CorrectIncorrect
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson (1969-) is an athlete who uses a wheelchair and won 16 Paralympic medals, including 11 gold medals, in races over five Paralympic Games. She won the London Marathon six times and broke a total of 30 world records.
- Question 21 of 24
When is New Year’s Eve celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
New Year’s Eve is celebrated on the 31st of December.
- Question 22 of 24
What is the capital city of Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
The capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh.
- Question 23 of 24
What British sportsmen holds a number of English Test cricket records?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Ian Botham (1955-) captained the English cricket team and holds a number of English Test cricket records, both for batting and for bowling.
- Question 24 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 weavers 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.