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- Question 1 of 24
How many weeks does the orchestral classical music event known as ‘the Proms’ last for?CorrectIncorrect
The Proms is an eight-week summer season of orchestral classical music that takes place in various venues, including the Royal Albert Hall in London.
- Question 2 of 24
When did the Queen start reining?CorrectIncorrect
The Queen has reigned since her father’s death in 1952, and in 2012 she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee (60 years as queen).
- Question 3 of 24
What did the Chartists campaign for?CorrectIncorrect
The Chartists, demanded the vote for the working classes and other people without property.
- Question 4 of 24
What is the name of the land formation consisting of columns made of volcanic lava located on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
Located on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is a land formation of columns made from volcanic lava.
- Question 5 of 24
Members of the public are not allowed in Youth Courts, and the name or photographs of the accused young person cannot be published in newspapers or used by the media:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 6 of 24
A set of principles by which a country is governed and which includes all of the institutions that are responsible for running the country and how their power is kept in check is the definition for:
A constitution is a set of principles by which a country is governed. It includes all of the institutions that are responsible for running the country and how their power is kept in check.
- Question 7 of 24
When did Emmeline Pankhurst die?CorrectIncorrect
Emmeline Pankhurst died in 1928. Shortly before Emmeline’s death, women were given the right to vote at the age of 21, the same as men.
- Question 8 of 24
What TWO houses were confronted during the War of the Roses?CorrectIncorrect
The War of the Roses was fought between the supporters of two families: the House of Lancaster and the House of York.
- Question 9 of 24
What is the National Anthem of the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The National Anthem of the UK is ‘God Save the Queen’.
- Question 10 of 24
Who was the first woman to become Prime Minister in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, led the Conservative government from 1979 to 1990.
- Question 11 of 24
What does the term MEPs stand for?CorrectIncorrect
MEPs stands for Members of the European Parliament.
- Question 12 of 24
Which one of the following gardens is located in Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
Mount Stewart is located in Northern Ireland, Bodnant Garden in Wales and Sissinghurst and Hidcote in England.
- Question 13 of 24
When is the Mercury Music Prize awarded?CorrectIncorrect
The Mercury Music Prize is awarded each September for the best album from the UK and Ireland.
- Question 14 of 24
Which of the following statements is true?CorrectIncorrect
To apply to become a permanent resident or citizen of the UK, you will need to have a good understanding of life in the UK and be able to speak and read English.
- Question 15 of 24
Who invented the cash-dispensing ATM (automatic teller machine) or ‘cashpoint’?CorrectIncorrect
In the 1960s, James Goodfellow (1937-) invented the cash-dispensing ATM (automatic teller machine) or ‘cashpoint’. The first of these was put into use by Barclays Bank in Enfield, north London in 1967.
- Question 16 of 24
What is the name of the only ‘Grand Slam’ tennis event played on grass?CorrectIncorrect
The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and the only ‘Grand Slam’ event played on grass.
- Question 17 of 24
What is the meaning of the term ‘Habeas corpus’?CorrectIncorrect
Habeas corpus is Latin for ‘you must present the person in court’. The Habeas Corpus Act guaranteed that no one could be held prisoner unlawfully. Every prisoner has a right to a court hearing.
- Question 18 of 24
What name is given to the candelabrum lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah?CorrectIncorrect
Hanukkah is in November or December and is celebrated for eight days. On each day of the festival a candle is lit on a stand of eight candles (called a menorah) to remember the story of the festival, where oil that should have lasted only a day did so for eight.
- Question 19 of 24
Which of the following statements is TRUE?CorrectIncorrect
It is against the law to treat a pet cruelly or to neglect it.
- Question 20 of 24
Which German princess got married with Henry VIII?CorrectIncorrect
Anne of Cleves was a German princess who married Henry VIII for political reasons.
- Question 21 of 24
In which of the following matters can the Scottish Parliament legislate (choose FIVE options)?CorrectIncorrect
The Scottish Parliament can legislate on: civil and criminal law, health, education, planning and additional tax-raising powers.
- Question 22 of 24
Drinking in public can be a criminal offence and you can be fined or arrested for it:CorrectIncorrect
Drinking in public: some places have alcohol-free zones where you cannot drink in public. The police can also confiscate alcohol or move young people on from public places. You can be fined or arrested.
- Question 23 of 24
What was the most spoken language during the Iron Age?CorrectIncorrect
The language spoken during the Iron Age was part of the Celtic language family.
- Question 24 of 24
What charity works for the preservation of important buildings, coastline and countryside in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The National Trust works for the preservation of important buildings, coastline and countryside in the UK.