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- Question 1 of 24
What is the name of the highest mountain in Wales?CorrectIncorrect
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales.
- Question 2 of 24
Where did the Vikings come from?CorrectIncorrect
The Vikings came from Denmark and Norway.
- Question 3 of 24
Who led a Scottish army against Oliver Cromwell just after England had been declared a Republic?CorrectIncorrect
Charles II was crowned king of Scotland and led a Scottish army into England. Cromwell defeated this army in the Battles of Dunbar and Worcester.
- Question 4 of 24
How many pence are there in a pound?CorrectIncorrect
There are 100 pence in a pound.
- Question 5 of 24
When are local elections for councillors held in most local authorities?CorrectIncorrect
For most local authorities, local elections for councillors are held in May every year.
- Question 6 of 24
What sort of stories were collected by the Canterbury Tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer?CorrectIncorrect
In the years leading up to 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a series of poems in English about a group of people going to Canterbury on a pilgrimage. The people decided to tell each other stories on the journey, and the poems describe the travellers and some of the stories they told. This collection poems is called The Canterbury Tales.
- Question 7 of 24
When did rugby originate?CorrectIncorrect
Rugby originated in England in the early 19th century and is very popular in the UK today.
- Question 8 of 24
Which of the following lines does NOT form part of the citizenship pledge?CorrectIncorrect
Long live our noble Queen! is the second sentence of the National Anthem of the UK.
- Question 9 of 24
Which of the following is NOT protected by the laws of discrimination?CorrectIncorrect
UK laws ensure that people are not treated unfairly in any area of life or work because of their age, disability, sex, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexuality or marital status.
- Question 10 of 24
Which Act abolished the old pocket and rotten boroughs and allowed more parliamentary seats to the towns and cities?CorrectIncorrect
The Reform Act of 1832 had greatly increased the number of people with the right to vote. The act also abolished the old pocket and rotten boroughs and more parliamentary seats were given to the towns and cities.
- Question 11 of 24
In the UK, if the jury finds a defendant guilty, the judge decides the penalty:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 12 of 24
Which of the following countries is a member of the Commonwealth?CorrectIncorrect
Bangladesh is a member of the Commonwealth.
- Question 13 of 24
During the Crusades, European Christians fought for the control of:CorrectIncorrect
During the Middle Ages many knights took part in the Crusades, in which European Christians fought for control of the Holy Land.
- Question 14 of 24
The line ‘to be or not to be’ belongs to which of the following plays or poems written by William Shakespeare?CorrectIncorrect
‘To be or not to be’ is a line from William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
- Question 15 of 24
Charles I wanted the worship of the Church of England to include more ceremony and introduced a revised Prayer Book.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 16 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a principle included in the European Convention of Human Rights?CorrectIncorrect
Prohibition of immoral thoughts is not one of the principles included in the European Convention of Human Rights.
- Question 17 of 24
What was the name of the project through which the atomic bomb was developed?CorrectIncorrect
Scientists led by Ernest Rutherford, working at Manchester and then Cambridge University, were the first to ‘split the atom’ and took part in the Manhattan Project in the United States, which developed the atomic bomb.
- Question 18 of 24
Who supported the Parliament during the Civil War that began in 1642?CorrectIncorrect
A civil war between the king and Parliament began in 1642. The country split into those who supported the king (the Cavaliers) and those who supported Parliament (the Roundheads).
- Question 19 of 24
Which of the following poets wrote poems inspired by Scotland and the traditional stories and songs from the area on the borders of Scotland and England?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Walter Scott wrote poems inspired by Scotland and the traditional stories and songs from the area on the borders of Scotland and England.
- Question 20 of 24
A system of government where the whole adult population gets a say is known as:CorrectIncorrect
Democracy is a system of government where the whole adult population gets a say. This might be by direct voting or by choosing representatives to make decisions on their behalf.
- Question 21 of 24
What is an arranged marriage?CorrectIncorrect
Arranged marriages refer to marriages where both parties agree to the marriage.
- Question 22 of 24
The devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have the power to legislate on any issues that affect them:CorrectIncorrect
Devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have the power to legislate on certain issues.
- Question 23 of 24
What name is given to the members of the House of Commons?CorrectIncorrect
All of the elected MPs form the House of Commons.
- Question 24 of 24
Which golf ‘Major’ tournament is held outside the United States?CorrectIncorrect
The open championship is the only ‘Major’ tournament held outside the United States.