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- Question 1 of 24
What is the meaning of the term the ‘Divine Right of Kings’?CorrectIncorrect
The ‘Divine Right of Kings’ refers to the idea that the king was directly appointed by God to rule and that the king should be able to act without having to seek approval from Parliament.
- Question 2 of 24
Who was the first person to lead a Roman invasion in Britain in 55 BC?CorrectIncorrect
Julius Caesar led a Roman invasion of Britain in 55 BC. This was unsuccessful and for nearly 100 years Britain remained separate from the Roman Empire.
- Question 3 of 24
Which of the following is NOT the responsibility of the MPs?CorrectIncorrect
MPs have a number of different responsibilities. They represent everyone in their constituency, help to create new laws, scrutinize and comment on what the government is doing and debate important national issues.
- Question 4 of 24
When Henry VIII took the title ‘King of Ireland’. English laws were introduced and everyone except for local leaders were expected to follow the instructions of the Lord Lieutenants in Dublin:CorrectIncorrect
When Henry VIII took the title ‘King of Ireland’. English laws were introduced and local leaders were expected to follow the instructions of the Lord Lieutenants in Dublin.
- Question 5 of 24
When is the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne celebrated in Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
In Northern Ireland, the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne is celebrated in July and is also a public holiday.
- Question 6 of 24
What was celebrated at the Diamond Jubilee in 2012?CorrectIncorrect
The Queen has reigned since her father’s death in 1952, and in 2012 she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee (60 years as queen).
- Question 7 of 24
When was Lincoln Cathedral built?CorrectIncorrect
Lincoln Cathedral was built in the middle ages.
- Question 8 of 24
Which of the following territories forms part of the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The UK is formed by England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Question 9 of 24
How old was Edward VI when he died?CorrectIncorrect
Edward VI died at the age of 15 after ruling for just over six years, and his half-sister Mary became queen.
- Question 10 of 24
What name was given to those who supported the king during the Civil War that began in 1642?CorrectIncorrect
During the Civil War that started in 1642 those who supported the king (the Cavaliers) and those who supported Parliament (the Roundheads).
- Question 11 of 24
The right to a fair trial is not included amongst the principles of the European Convention of Human Rights:CorrectIncorrect
The right to a fair trial is one of the principles of the European Convention of Human Rights.
- Question 12 of 24
Why was Queen Mary known as ‘Bloody Mary’?CorrectIncorrect
Queen Mary was a devout Catholic and persecuted Protestants (for this reason, she became known as ‘Bloody Mary’).
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following sentences is true?CorrectIncorrect
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also have parliaments or assemblies of their own, with devolved powers in defined areas.
- Question 14 of 24
Which of the following lines from Shakespeare’s plays and poems is often still quoted?CorrectIncorrect
‘All the world’s a stage’ is a line from William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It.
- Question 15 of 24
How many volunteers did the National Trust have when it first was formed in 1895?CorrectIncorrect
The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three volunteers.
- Question 16 of 24
In the UK, brutality and violence in the home is not a crime:CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, brutality and violence in the home is a serious crime.
- Question 17 of 24
When did modern tennis evolve in England?CorrectIncorrect
Modern tennis evolved in England in the late 19th century.
- Question 18 of 24
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:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 19 of 24
The population is very equally distributed over the four parts of the UK: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 20 of 24
Where was Anne Boleyn executed?CorrectIncorrect
Anne Boleyn was executed at the tower of London.
- Question 21 of 24
At the beginning of the Middle Ages, Wales was an independent country:CorrectIncorrect
At the beginning of the Middle Ages, Ireland was an independent country (not Wales).
- Question 22 of 24
Since 1997, some powers have been devolved from the central government to give people in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland more control over matters that directly affect them:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 23 of 24
Where did Mary Stuart, the Queen of Scotland, spend most of her childhood?CorrectIncorrect
Mary Stuart, the Queen of Scotland, spent most of her childhood in France.
- Question 24 of 24
During the Middle Ages, several cathedrals had windows of stained glass, telling stories about:CorrectIncorrect
During the middle ages, several cathedrals had windows of stained glass, telling stories about the Bible and Christian saints. The glass in York Minster is a famous example.