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- Question 1 of 24
The action of handing out leaflets in the street or knocking on people’s doors to ask for their political support is known as:CorrectIncorrect
The action of handing out leaflets in the street or knocking on people’s doors to ask for their political support is known as canvassing.
- Question 2 of 24
Who defeated the Vikings?CorrectIncorrect
King Alfred the Great defeated the Vikings.
- Question 3 of 24
When was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated in 2012.
- Question 4 of 24
During the Middle Ages, England was an important trading nation and people came to England from abroad to trade and also to work. Where did the canal builders come from?CorrectIncorrect
During the Middle Ages, England was an important trading nation and people came to England from abroad to trade and also to work. Canal builders came from Holland.
- Question 5 of 24
The Elizabethan period in England was a time of growing patriotism: a feeling of pride in being English, English explorers sought new trade routes and tried to expand British trade into the Spanish colonies in the Americas:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is TRUE.
- Question 6 of 24
Which of the following are ‘Crown dependencies’?CorrectIncorrect
The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are ‘Crown dependencies’.
- Question 7 of 24
Which of the following is a charity that works with old people?CorrectIncorrect
Age UK is a charity that works with old people.
- Question 8 of 24
Which popular British sport can be traced back to the 15th century?CorrectIncorrect
The modern game of golf can be traced back to the 15th century in Scotland.
- Question 9 of 24
How many crosses form the Union Flag?CorrectIncorrect
The Union Flag has three crosses.
- Question 10 of 24
Who were the suffragettes?CorrectIncorrect
The suffragettes were a group who used civil disobedience to gain the vote for women.
- Question 11 of 24
What does the UK offer to its permanent residents or citizens?CorrectIncorrect
A right to a fair trial is the correct answer.
- Question 12 of 24
Which of the following meals is made of a fried meal with bacon, eggs, sausage,black pudding, tomatoes, mushrooms, soda bread and potato bread?CorrectIncorrect
Ulster fry is a fried meal from Northern Ireland with bacon, eggs, sausage, black pudding, tomatoes, mushrooms, soda bread and potato bread.
- Question 13 of 24
What can living people donate that may help other people with injuries or illnesses (choose TWO options)?CorrectIncorrect
Living people can donate blood and a kidney.
- Question 14 of 24
Where is the office of the MPs located?CorrectIncorrect
The MP’s office is located at The House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A OAA.
- Question 15 of 24
Which TWO of the following statements is TRUE with regards to Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) in England, Wales and Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Scotland Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) usually work unpaid and do not need legal qualifications.
- Question 16 of 24
Which of the following is a showcase of mainly theatre and comedy performances?CorrectIncorrect
The Fringe is a showcase of mainly theatre and comedy performances.
- Question 17 of 24
Which of the following days are public holidays in Scotland (choose TWO options)?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland, 31 December is called Hogmanay and 2 January is also a public holiday.
- Question 18 of 24
The House of Commons is normally more independent of the government than the House of Lords:CorrectIncorrect
The House of Lords is normally more independent of the government than the House of Commons.
- Question 19 of 24
When was the Turing machine discovered?CorrectIncorrect
A Turing machine is a theoretical mathematical device invented by Alan Turing (1912-54), a British mathematician, in the 1930s.
- Question 20 of 24
During which period were the House of Lords and House of Commons established?CorrectIncorrect
In the Middle Ages, the numbers attending Parliament increased and two separate parts, known as Houses were established. These were the House of the Commons and the House of the Lords.
- Question 21 of 24
What name is given to the period of time when Christians take time to reflect and prepare for Easter?CorrectIncorrect
Lent is a time when Christians take time to reflect and prepare for Easter.
- Question 22 of 24
In the new Church of England created by Henry VIII, who had the power to appoint bishops and order how people should worship?CorrectIncorrect
In the new Church of England, the king, not the Pope, would have the power to appoint bishops and order how people should worship.
- Question 23 of 24
In Wales, many people speak Gaelic – a completely different language from English – and it is taught in schools and universities:CorrectIncorrect
In Wales, many people speak Welsh – a completely different language from English – and it is taught in schools and universities.
- Question 24 of 24
How many years did Queen Victoria reign for?CorrectIncorrect
In 1837, Queen Victoria became queen of the UK at the age of 18. She reigned until 1901, almost 64 years.