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- Question 1 of 24
British values and principles are based on history and traditions and are protected by law, customs and expectations.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 2 of 24
When did the first Christian communities begin to appear in Britain?CorrectIncorrect
It was during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD that the first Christian communities began to appear in Britain.
- Question 3 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a devolved administration?CorrectIncorrect
There are three devolved administrations in the UK, this include: the Welsh Assembly, the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly.
- Question 4 of 24
Who built a wall in the north of England to keep out the Picts (ancestors of the Scottish people)?CorrectIncorrect
Areas of what is now Scotland were never conquered by the Romans, and the Emperor Hadrien built a wall in the north of England to keep out the Picts (ancestors of the Scottish people).
- Question 5 of 24
Who looks after Edinburgh Castle?CorrectIncorrect
Edinburgh Castle is looked after by Historic Scotland, a Scottish government agency.
- Question 6 of 24
Each MP represents a parliamentary constituency, which is a small area of the country:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 7 of 24
Who were the pioneers of the IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) therapy?CorrectIncorrect
IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) therapy for the treatment of infertility was pioneered in Britain by physiologist Sir Robert Edwards (1925-) and gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe (1913-88). The world’s first ‘test-tube baby’ was born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1978.
- Question 8 of 24
Who led the establishment of the National Health System (NHS) in 1948?CorrectIncorrect
In 1948, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan, the Minister for Health, led the establishment of the National Health Service (NHS), which guaranteed a minimum standard of health care for all, free at the point of use.
- Question 9 of 24
Which of the following countries were granted their independence in 1947 (choose THREE answers)?CorrectIncorrect
In 1947, independence was granted to nine countries, including India, Pakistan and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
- Question 10 of 24
In the UK, bank holidays of no religious significance are celebrated at the beginning of May in late May or early June, and in August:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 11 of 24
Where can Admiral Nelson’s ship known as HMS Victory be visited?CorrectIncorrect
Admiral Nelson’s ship, HMS Victory, can be visited in Portsmouth.
- Question 12 of 24
Who were the Puritans?CorrectIncorrect
The Puritans were a group of Protestants who advocated strict and simple religious doctrine and worship. They did not agree with the king’s religious views and disliked his reforms of the Church of England.
- Question 13 of 24
What TWO different types of rugby are practised in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
There are two different types of rugby, which have different rules: union and league.
- Question 14 of 24
What do William Blake, John Keats and Lord Byron have in common?CorrectIncorrect
Poetry was very popular in the 19th century, with poets such as William Blake, John Keats, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Robert and Elizabeth Browning.
- Question 15 of 24
The Laurence Olivier Awards take place annually at different venues in Liverpool:CorrectIncorrect
The Laurence Olivier Awards take place annually at different venues in London.
- Question 16 of 24
An additional rented piece of land where people can grow fruit and vegetables is known as:CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, some people rent additional land called ‘an allotment’, where they grow fruit and vegetables.
- Question 17 of 24
What is the name of the battle where the Scottish led by Robert the Bruce defeated the English in 1314?CorrectIncorrect
In 1314 the Scottish, led by Robert the Bruce, defeated the English at the Battle of Bannockburn.
- Question 18 of 24
Who took the British throne after the death of Henry VIII?CorrectIncorrect
Henry VIII was succeeded by his son Edward VI.
- Question 19 of 24
Carrying a weapon is a criminal offence, unless it is for self-defence:CorrectIncorrect
It is a criminal offence to carry a weapon of any kind, even if it is for self-defence. This includes a gun, a knife or anything that is made or adapted to cause injury.
- Question 20 of 24
Prohibition of thought, conscience and religion is one of the principles included in the European Convention of Human Rights:CorrectIncorrect
Freedom of thought, conscience and religion is one of the principles included in the European Convention of Human Rights
- Question 21 of 24
Which TWO pop music groups became popular in the 1960s?CorrectIncorrect
Two well-known pop music groups in the 1960s were The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
- Question 22 of 24
Which of the following words comes from the Viking language?CorrectIncorrect
Words such as Grimsby and Scunthorpe come from the Viking languages.
- Question 23 of 24
Eid ul Adha is the day when Muslims thank Allah for giving them the strength to complete the fast:CorrectIncorrect
The day when Muslims thank Allah for giving them the strength to complete the fast is called Eid a-Fitr.
- Question 24 of 24
Will a non-UK national living in the UK and looking for work, starting work or setting up as self-employed need a National Insurance number?CorrectIncorrect
A non-UK national living in the UK and looking for work, starting work or setting up as self-employed will need a National Insurance number. However, you can start work without one.