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- Question 1 of 24
What was the name of Sir Francis Drake’s ship and which was one of the first to sail around the world?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Francis Drake, one of the commanders in the defeat of the Spanish Armada, was one of the founders of England’s naval tradition. His ship, the Golden Hind, was one of the first to sail right around (‘circumnavigate’) the world.
- Question 2 of 24
To whom do new citizens have to swear or affirm loyalty as part of the citizenship ceremony?CorrectIncorrect
New citizens swear or affirm loyalty to the Queen as part of the citizenship ceremony.
- Question 3 of 24
Why did Henry VIII marry Anne of Cleves?CorrectIncorrect
Henry married Anne of Cleves for political reasons but divorced her soon after.
- Question 4 of 24
How many Formula 1 Grand Prix events are held in the UK every year?CorrectIncorrect
A Formula 1 Grand Prix event is held in the UK each year and a number of British Grand Prix drivers have won the Formula 1 World Championship.
- Question 5 of 24
How can you visit the UK Parliament (choose TWO options)?CorrectIncorrect
To visit the UK Parliament, you can write to your local MP in advance to ask for tickets or you can Queue on the day at the public entrance.
- Question 6 of 24
Forced marriage is where one or both parties do not or cannot give their consent to enter into the partnership:CorrectIncorrect
Forced marriage is where one or both parties do not or cannot give their consent to enter into the partnership.
- Question 7 of 24
Northern Ireland and Scotland have their own banknotes, which are valid everywhere in the UK and shops and businesses are obliged 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 8 of 24
How many American colonies declared their independence in 1776, stating that people had a right to establish their own governments?CorrectIncorrect
In 1776, 13 American colonies declared their independence, stating that people had a right to establish their own governments.
- Question 9 of 24
Which TWO words come from the Viking language?CorrectIncorrect
Many of the Viking invaders stayed in Britain – especially in the east and north of England in an area known as the Danelaw (many place names there, such as Grimsby and Scunthorpe come from the Viking languages).
- Question 10 of 24
Which of the following drugs is NOT illegal in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis are illegal in the UK.
- Question 11 of 24
How is the Speaker elected?CorrectIncorrect
The Speaker is chosen by other MPs in a secret ballot.
- Question 12 of 24
Where can you apply to get a National Insurance Number (choose TWO options):CorrectIncorrect
If you do not have a National Insurance number, you can apply for one through Jobcentre Plus or your local Social Security Office.
- Question 13 of 24
When was the Northern Ireland Parliament established for the first time?CorrectIncorrect
A Northern Ireland Parliament was established in 1922, when Ireland was divided, but it was abolished in 1972, shortly after the Troubles broke out in 1969.
- Question 14 of 24
Throughout the 1990s, Britain played a leading role in coalition forces involved in the liberation of Kuwait, following the Iraqi invasion in 1990, and the conflict in the former Republic of Yugoslavia:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 15 of 24
The ‘swinging sixties’ was a period of significant social change and it was known for its growth in:CorrectIncorrect
The decade of the 1960s was a period of significant social change. It was known as the ‘swinging sixties’. There was growth in British fashion, cinema and popular music.
- Question 16 of 24
What is the name given to the system used to deal with children and young people who have committed an offence in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland a system called the Children’s Hearings System is used to deal with children and young people who have committed an offence.
- Question 17 of 24
Which prehistoric village located in northern Europe has helped archaeologists to understand more about how people live near the end of the Stone Age?CorrectIncorrect
Skara Brae on Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, is the best preserved prehistoric village in northern Europe, and has helped archaeologists to understand more about how people lived near the end of the Stone Age.
- Question 18 of 24
During the Middle Ages, a Parliament was developed in Scotland, which had three Houses called Estates. These were:CorrectIncorrect
The Parliament developed in Scotland in the Middle Ages had three Houses, called Estates: the lords, the commons and the clergy.
- Question 19 of 24
Which landscape architect designed grounds around country houses so that the landscape appeared to be natural, with grass, trees and lakes?CorrectIncorrect
In the 18th century, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown designed the grounds around country houses so that the landscape appeared to be natural, with grass, trees and lakes. He often worked with Edwin Lutyens to design colourful gardens around the houses he designed.
- Question 20 of 24
Which of the following scientific discoveries helped the progress of the Industrial Revolution?CorrectIncorrect
Scientific discoveries, such as James Watt’s work on steam power, helped the progress of the Industrial Revolution.
- Question 21 of 24
What is the function of the UN Security Council?CorrectIncorrect
The UN Security Council, which recommends action when there are international crises and threats to peace.
- Question 22 of 24
Who where the parents of Elizabeth I?CorrectIncorrect
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were the parents of Elizabeth I.
- Question 23 of 24
The Isle of Man is a Crown dependency:CorrectIncorrect
There are several islands which are closely linked with the UK but are not part of it: the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. These have their own governments and are called ‘Crown dependencies’.
- Question 24 of 24
Which of the following charities works for the prevention of cruelty to children?CorrectIncorrect
The NSPCC is the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.