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- Question 1 of 24
How old was the Queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart, when she became queen?CorrectIncorrect
The queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart (often now called ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’) was a Catholic. She was only a week old when her father died and she became queen.
- Question 2 of 24
Where was the first tennis club founded in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The first tennis club was founded in Leamington Spa in 1872.
- Question 3 of 24
Which British playwright had a great influence on the English language and invented many words that are still common today?CorrectIncorrect
Shakespeare had a great influence on the English language and invented many words that are still common today.
- Question 4 of 24
In which city is the Northern Ireland Assembly building, also known as Stormont, located?CorrectIncorrect
In Northern Ireland elected members, known as MLAs, meet in the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont, in Belfast.
- Question 5 of 24
What proportion of the population died as a result of the Black Death in England?CorrectIncorrect
As a result of the Black Death, one third of the population of England died and a similar proportion in Scotland and Wales.
- Question 6 of 24
Which famous poem tells the story of the knights at the court of King Arthur?CorrectIncorrect
Poems which survive from the Middle Ages include Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and a poem called Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, about one of the knights at the court of King Arthur.
- Question 7 of 24
Which of the following is 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
Treat others with fairness is one of the responsibilities 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 8 of 24
Which flower is associated with Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
The shamrock is the flower associated with Northern Ireland.
- Question 9 of 24
The longest distance on the mainland in the UK is from John O’Groats on the north coast of Scotland to a location in the south-west corner of England, which is known as:CorrectIncorrect
The longest distance on the mainland is from John O’Groats on the north coast of Scotland to Land’s End in the south-west corner of England. It is about 870 miles (approximately 1,400 kilometres).
- Question 10 of 24
Who wrote a famous series of poems in English about a group of people going to Canterbury on a pilgrimage and known as ‘The Canterbury Tales’?CorrectIncorrect
In the years leading up to 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a series of poems in English about a group of people going to Canterbury on a pilgrimage. The people decided to tell each other stories on the journey, and the poems describe the travellers and some of the stories they told.
- Question 11 of 24
Which of the following categories is recognised at the Laurence Olivier Awards?CorrectIncorrect
The Laurence Olivier Awards recognise achievements in the area of theatre.
- Question 12 of 24
In the UK, there is a National Lottery for which draws are made every month:CorrectIncorrect
There is a National Lottery for which draws are made every week.
- Question 13 of 24
Where is Europe’s longest dry ski slope located?CorrectIncorrect
There are five ski centres in Scotland, as well as Europe’s longest dry ski slope near Edinburgh.
- Question 14 of 24
Which TWO of Henry VIII’s wives were accused of taking lovers and executed?CorrectIncorrect
Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were accused of taking lovers and executed.
- Question 15 of 24
Who is the head of the state in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state of the UK.
- Question 16 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 1600?CorrectIncorrect
The population of the UK in 1600 was just over 4 million people.
- Question 17 of 24
What name is given to 31st December in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland, 31 December is called Hogmanay.
- Question 18 of 24
In which of the following languages is a life in the UK test NOT available?CorrectIncorrect
The Life in the UK test is usually taken is English, although special arrangements can be made if you wish to take it in Welsh or Scottish Gaelic.
- Question 19 of 24
Which two scientists led a team which was the first to succeed in cloning a mammal, Dolly the sheep?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 20 of 24
When is the Sikh festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community (Khalsa) and known as Vaisakhi celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
Vaisakhi (also spelled Baisakhi) is a Sikh festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa. It is celebrated on 14 April each year with parades, dancing and singing.
- Question 21 of 24
Who were the Pre-Raphaelites?CorrectIncorrect
The Pre-Raphaelites were an important group of artists in the second half of the 19th century. They painted detailed pictures on religious or literary themes in bright colours. The group included Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Sir John Millais.
- Question 22 of 24
When was St Pancras Station built?CorrectIncorrect
St Pancras Station was built in the 19th century.
- Question 23 of 24
Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) are elected on the basis of:CorrectIncorrect
Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) are elected by a form of proportional representation.
- Question 24 of 24
Which TWO of the following soap operas are popular in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Popular programmes in the UK include regular soap operas such as Coronation Street and EastEnders.