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- Question 1 of 24
Where does the UK Parliament sit?CorrectIncorrect
The UK is governed by the parliament sitting in Westminster.
- Question 2 of 24
When did King Edward I of England introduced the Statute of Rhuddlan by which Wales annexed to the Crown of England?CorrectIncorrect
In 1284 King Edward I of England introduced the Statute of Rhuddlan, which annexed Wales to the Crown of England.
- Question 3 of 24
Which of the following public services can be controlled by the devolved administrations?CorrectIncorrect
Some public services, such as education, are controlled by the devolved administrations.
- Question 4 of 24
The Welsh Assembly has been suspended on a few occasions:CorrectIncorrect
The Northern Ireland Assembly has been suspended on a few occasions.
- Question 5 of 24
The settlements of Scottish and English Protestants in Ulster (the northern province of Ireland) during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I, who took over the land from Catholic landholders is known as:CorrectIncorrect
These settlements were known as plantations.
- Question 6 of 24
Which of the following jobs is usually unpaid in England, Wales and Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Scotland, Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) are members of the local community and they usually work unpaid and do not need legal qualifications.
- Question 7 of 24
Which of the following is a traditional character of the pantomimes?CorrectIncorrect
One of the traditional characters of the pantomimes is the Dame, a woman played by a man.
- Question 8 of 24
In the UK, most people live in towns and cities and very small parts of Britain are countryside:CorrectIncorrect
Most people live in towns and cities but much of Britain is still countryside.
- Question 9 of 24
What was the symbol of Lancaster during the War of the Roses?CorrectIncorrect
During the War of the Roses, the symbol of Lancaster was a red rose.
- Question 10 of 24
After King Alfred the Great defeated the Vikings, many of the Viking invaders stayed in Britain, especially in the east and north of England in an area called:CorrectIncorrect
Many of the Viking invaders stayed in Britain – especially in the east and north of England in an area known as the Danelaw.
- Question 11 of 24
The Reform Act of 1832 increased the number of people with the right to vote:CorrectIncorrect
The Reform Act of 1832 had greatly increased the number of people with the right to vote.
- Question 12 of 24
Which of the following is a famous example of stained glass?CorrectIncorrect
York Minster is a famous example of stained glass used on the windows of some cathedrals during the middle ages.
- Question 13 of 24
Who is the head of the Church of England?CorrectIncorrect
The monarch is the head of the Church of England.
- Question 14 of 24
Who is responsible for managing relationships with foreign countries?CorrectIncorrect
The Foreign Secretary is responsible for managing relationships with foreign countries.
- Question 15 of 24
Which TWO of the following poems are from the Middle Ages?CorrectIncorrect
Poems which survive from the Middle Ages include Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and a poem called Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, about one of the knights at the court of King Arthur.
- Question 16 of 24
If a husband forces his wife to have sex, he can be charged with rape:CorrectIncorrect
Any man who forces a woman to have sex, including a woman’s husband, can be charged with rape.
- Question 17 of 24
Who defeated the English at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314?CorrectIncorrect
In 1314 the Scottish, led by Robert the Bruce, defeated the English at the Battle of Bannockburn.
- Question 18 of 24
In the UK, owners are responsible for keeping their dog under control and for cleaning up after the animal in public places:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 19 of 24
How long did the Hundred Years War fought between England and France last for?CorrectIncorrect
English kings fought a long war with France, called the Hundred Years War (even though it actually lasted 116 years).
- Question 20 of 24
When did Gordon Brown take over as Prime Minister from his predecessor Tony Blair?CorrectIncorrect
Gordon Brown took over as Prime Minister from Tony Blair in 2007.
- Question 21 of 24
The Life in the UK test is usually taken is English, although special arrangements can be made if you wish to take it in French.CorrectIncorrect
The Life in the UK test is usually taken is English, although special arrangements can be made if you wish to take it in Welsh or Scottish Gaelic.
- Question 22 of 24
Where in England was one of the Anglo-Saxon kings buried with treasure and armour?CorrectIncorrect
The burial place of one of the Anglo-Saxon kings was at Sutton Hoo in modern Suffolk.
- Question 23 of 24
Which British writer wrote satirical novels including Brideshead Revisited?CorrectIncorrect
Evelyn Waugh wrote satirical novels, including Decline and Fall and Scoop. He is perhaps best known for Brideshead Revisited.
- Question 24 of 24
Where is the best preserved prehistoric village in northern Europe located?CorrectIncorrect
Skara Brae on Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, is the best preserved prehistoric village in northern Europe.