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- Question 1 of 24
What does the term ‘Hansard’ relate to?CorrectIncorrect
Proceedings in Parliament are broadcast on television and published in official reports called Hansard.
- Question 2 of 24
Who was the first king of the House of Tudor?CorrectIncorrect
Henry VII (Henry Tudor) was the first king of the House of Tudor.
- Question 3 of 24
What do Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Damon Hill have in common?CorrectIncorrect
Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Damon Hill have won the Formula 1 World Championship.
- Question 4 of 24
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, what percentage of people said that they had no religion?CorrectIncorrect
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, 21% of people said they had no religion.
- Question 5 of 24
During which period were the first coins produced in Britain?CorrectIncorrect
The people of the Iron Age had a sophisticated culture and economy. They made the first coins to be minted in Britain, some inscribed with the names of Iron Age kings.
- Question 6 of 24
What other name is given to Diwali, the religious celebration that celebrates the victory of good over evil and the gaining of knowledge?CorrectIncorrect
Diwali normally falls in October or November and lasts for five days. It is often called the Festival of Lights.
- Question 7 of 24
In Wales, the jury has to listen to the evidence presented at the trial and then decide a verdict of ‘guilty’, ‘not guilty’ or ‘not proven’ based of what they have heard:CorrectIncorrect
The jury has to listen to the evidence presented at the trial and then decide a verdict of ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’ based of what they have heard. In Scotland, a third verdict of ‘not proven’ is also possible.
- Question 8 of 24
The Prime Minister has a country house outside London called:
The Prime Minister has a country house outside London called Chequers.
- Question 9 of 24
In which English county is Maiden Castle located?CorrectIncorrect
A very impressive hill fort can be seen today at Maiden Castle, in the English county of Dorset.
- Question 10 of 24
A National Insurance number does on its own prove to an employer that you have the right to work in the UK:CorrectIncorrect
A National Insurance number does not on its own prove to an employer that you have the right to work in the UK.
- Question 11 of 24
Which of the following is a ceremonial role to be undertaken by the Queen?CorrectIncorrect
The Queen has important ceremonial roles, such as the opening of the new parliamentary session each year. On this occasion the Queen makes a speech which summarises the government’s policies for the year ahead.
- Question 12 of 24
How long can you use your driving licence in the UK if you are from a country in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway?CorrectIncorrect
If your driving licence is 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 13 of 24
What British discovery was influential in the development of computer science and the modern-day computer?CorrectIncorrect
The Turing machine is a theoretical mathematical device invented by Alan Turing (1912-54), a British mathematician, in the 1930s. The theory was influential in the development of computer science and the modern-day computer.
- Question 14 of 24
Which Court deals with the serious criminal offences in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, serious criminal offences are tried in front of a judge and a jury in a Crown Court.
- Question 15 of 24
Which famous philosopher developed ideas about human nature during the 18th century and that have continued to influence philosophers over the years?CorrectIncorrect
During the 18th century, David Hume’s ideas about human nature continue to influence philosophers.
- Question 16 of 24
If you are arrested and taken to a police station, a police officer should:CorrectIncorrect
If you are arrested and taken to a police station, a police officer will tell you the reason for your arrest and you will be able to seek legal advice.
- Question 17 of 24
Which British actor has recently 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.
- Question 18 of 24
What TWO names are given to the day before Lent?CorrectIncorrect
The day before Lent starts is called Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day.
- Question 19 of 24
When did the ‘Concorde’ aircraft carry passengers for the first time?CorrectIncorrect
The ‘Concorde’ began carrying passengers in 1976.
- Question 20 of 24
The UK is one of five permanent members of the Security Council:CorrectIncorrect
The UK is one of five permanent members of the Security Council.
- Question 21 of 24
Which of the following landmarks is the largest expanse of fresh water in mainland Britain?CorrectIncorrect
Loch Lomond is the largest expanse of fresh water in mainland Britain and probably the best-known part of the park.
- Question 22 of 24
Who wrote the music for the popular show Jesus Christ Superstar?CorrectIncorrect
Andrew Lloyd Webber has written the music for shows which have been popular throughout the world, including, in collaboration with Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, and also Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.
- Question 23 of 24
Which one of the following four changes did the Chartists did NOT campaign for?CorrectIncorrect
The Chartists campaigned for every man to have the vote, elections every year, for all regions to be equal in the electoral system, secret ballots, for any man to be able to stand as an MP and for MPs to be paid.
- Question 24 of 24
Pantomimes are a British tradition that many theatres produce during:CorrectIncorrect
Many theatres produce a pantomime at Christmas time.