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- Question 1 of 24
Where was William Shakespeare born?CorrectIncorrect
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon.
- Question 2 of 24
Which of the following TWO islands are closely linked to the UK but are not part of it?CorrectIncorrect
The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are closely linked to the UK but are not part of it. They have the own governments and are called ‘Crown dependencies’.
- Question 3 of 24
Who gave Henry VIII the son he wanted, Edward?CorrectIncorrect
Jane Seymour gave Henry VIII the son he wanted, Edward.
- Question 4 of 24
The Middle Ages or medieval times relate to the time that goes from the period after the Norman Conquest until the year:CorrectIncorrect
The period after the Norman Conquest up until about 1485 is called the Middle Ages (or the medieval period).
- Question 5 of 24
Who is the heir to the throne of the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The Queen’s eldest son, Prince Charles (the Prince of Wales), is the heir to the throne.
- Question 6 of 24
Which flower is associated with Wales?CorrectIncorrect
The daffodil is the flower associated with Wales.
- Question 7 of 24
What was the nickname given to the Scottish poet Robert Burns?CorrectIncorrect
Robert Burns, a Scottish poet, was Known in Scotland as ‘The Bard’.
- Question 8 of 24
When was Ireland divided into two countries?CorrectIncorrect
In 1921 a peace treaty was signed and in 1922 Ireland became two countries.
- Question 9 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a city of the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Dublin is not a city of the UK.
- Question 10 of 24
When is Bonfire Night celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
Bonfire Night is celebrated on the 5th of November.
- Question 11 of 24
What is the name of the event that refers to the 6 June 1944 when Allied Forces landed in Normandy aiming to attack Hitler’s forces in Western Europe during World War II?CorrectIncorrect
‘D-Day’ refers to the 6th of June 1944, when allied forces landed in Normandy aiming to attack Hitler’s forces in Western Europe during World War II.
- Question 12 of 24
In the UK, many people continue to visit the countryside for holidays and for leisure activities such as walking, camping and fishing:CorrectIncorrect
Many people continue to visit the countryside for holidays and for leisure activities such as walking, camping and fishing.
- Question 13 of 24
What is the name of the building where the Northern Ireland Assembly meet?CorrectIncorrect
In Northern Ireland elected members, known as MLAs, meet in the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont, in Belfast.
- Question 14 of 24
Which British Prime Minister led the Conservative government from 1979 to 1990?CorrectIncorrect
Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, led the Conservative government from 1979 to 1990.
- Question 15 of 24
Which of the following civilisations is known for having built roads and public buildings, creating a structure of law and having introduced new plants and animals in Britain?CorrectIncorrect
The Romans remained in Britain for 400 years. They built roads and public buildings, created a structure of law, and introduced new plants and animals.
- Question 16 of 24
How often does the Edinburgh Festival take place?CorrectIncorrect
The Edinburgh Festival takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, every summer.
- Question 17 of 24
Which of the following countries is NOT a member of the Commonwealth?CorrectIncorrect
Zimbabwe is not a member of the Commonwealth.
- Question 18 of 24
What marked the beginning of what is called ‘constitutional monarchy’?CorrectIncorrect
The laws passed after the Glorious Revolution are the beginning of what is called ‘constitutional monarchy’.
- Question 19 of 24
What name is given to the day that marks the end of the Ramadan, when Muslims have fasted for a month?CorrectIncorrect
Eid a-Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadan, when Muslims have fasted for a month.
- Question 20 of 24
Who is the fastest person to have sailed around the world single-handed?CorrectIncorrect
Dame Ellen MacArthur is a yachtswoman and in 2004 became the fastest person to sail around the world single-handed.
- Question 21 of 24
Who makes the decisions on government policies in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Decisions on government policies are made by the Prime Minister and cabinet.
- Question 22 of 24
Where does the most famous sailing event in the UK take place?CorrectIncorrect
The most famous sailing event in the UK takes place at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
- Question 23 of 24
How often is the electoral register updated?CorrectIncorrect
The electoral register is updated every year in September or October.
- Question 24 of 24
What do you need to drive a car in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
To drive a car in the UK you need a driving licence, a valid motor insurance, a MOT certificate (for cars over three years old) and the road tax.