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- Question 1 of 24
As part of the citizenship ceremony, new citizens pledge their loyalty to the United Kingdom and to respect its rights and freedoms:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 2 of 24
Which of the following countries is NOT a member of the Commonwealth?CorrectIncorrect
Greece is not a member of the Commonwealth.
- Question 3 of 24
Why is it important to get a written contract or a statement from your employer when you start a new job?CorrectIncorrect
Getting a contract or written statement when you start a new job is important and very useful if there is ever a disagreement about your work, pay or conditions.
- Question 4 of 24
Who was the first person to print books using a printing press in England?CorrectIncorrect
William Caxton was the first person in England to print books using a printing press.
- Question 5 of 24
In England, Wales and Scotland, most minor criminal cases are dealt with in a Magistrates’ Court:CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, most minor criminal cases are dealt with in a Magistrates’ Court. In Scotland, minor criminal offences go to a Justice of the Peace Court.
- Question 6 of 24
When did the UK sign the European Convention of Human Rights?CorrectIncorrect
The UK was one of the first countries to sign the Convention in 1950.
- Question 7 of 24
Which is the most famous rugby union competition?CorrectIncorrect
The most famous rugby union competition is the Six Nations between England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.
- Question 8 of 24
After Oliver Cromwell defeated the Scottish army in the Battles of Dunbar and Worcester, Charles II escaped from Worcester, famously hiding in an oak tree on one occasion, and eventually fled to Europe:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 9 of 24
Which of the following is an ancient festival and has roots in the pagan festival to mark the beginning of winter?CorrectIncorrect
Halloween, 31 October, is and ancient festival and has roots in the pagan festival to mark the beginning of winter.
- Question 10 of 24
Which TWO British kings believed in the ‘Divine Right of Kings’?CorrectIncorrect
James I and his son Charles I both believed in the ‘Divine Right of Kings’: the idea that the king was directly appointed by God to rule. They thought that the king should be able to act without having to seek approval from Parliament.
- Question 11 of 24
What was the name of the European Union when it was first established?CorrectIncorrect
The European Union (EU), originally called the European Economic Community (EEC), was set up by six western European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) who signed the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 1957.
- Question 12 of 24
By 1200, the English ruled an area of Scotland known as the Pale, around Edinburgh:CorrectIncorrect
The Pale were in Ireland, in an area around Dublin.
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following British poets was inspired by nature?CorrectIncorrect
William Wordsworth was inspired by nature.
- Question 14 of 24
Which Act incorporated the European Convention of Human Rights into UK law?CorrectIncorrect
The Human Rights Act 1998 incorporated the European Convention of Human Rights into UK law.
- Question 15 of 24
After the Second World War, England experienced an economic boom:CorrectIncorrect
Although the UK had won the war, the country was exhausted economically after WWII.
- Question 16 of 24
What percentage of the total British population is located in Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
The population is very unequally distributed over the four parts of the UK. England more or less consistently makes up 84% of the total population, Wales around 5%, Scotland just over 8%, and Northern Ireland less than 3%.
- Question 17 of 24
Bonfire Night remembers the day when a group of Catholics led by Guy Fawkes killed the Protestant king with a bomb in the Houses of Parliament:CorrectIncorrect
Bonfire Night remembers the day when a group of Catholics led by Guy Fawkes failed in their plan to kill the Protestant king with a bomb in the Houses of Parliament.
- Question 18 of 24
Who was Florence Nightingale?CorrectIncorrect
Florence Nightingale was a nurse who worked in military hospitals, treating soldiers who were fighting in the Crimean War.
- Question 19 of 24
Where is the Scottish Grand National horse racing event celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
The Scottish Grand National horse racing event is celebrated at Ayr.
- Question 20 of 24
Arranged marriages are not acceptable in the UK:CorrectIncorrect
Arranged marriages, where both parties agree to the marriage, are acceptable in the UK.
- Question 21 of 24
Who was the Prime Minister of the UK from 1945 to 1951?CorrectIncorrect
Clement Attlee was Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951 and led the Labour Party for 20 years.
- Question 22 of 24
Who represents the UK to the rest of the world?CorrectIncorrect
The Queen represents the UK to the rest of the world.
- Question 23 of 24
What is the National Insurance Number?CorrectIncorrect
The National Insurance Number is a unique number for each person and it tracks their National Insurance contributions.
- Question 24 of 24
Queen Elizabeth I was a Catholic:CorrectIncorrect
Queen Elizabeth I was a Protestant.