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- Question 1 of 24
Which of the following sports began in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Many famous sports, including cricket, football, lawn tennis, golf and rugby, began in Britain.
- Question 2 of 24
Which famous architect designed Dumfries House?CorrectIncorrect
The Scottish architect Robert Adam designed the inside decoration as well as the building itself in great houses such as Dumfries House in Scotland.
- Question 3 of 24
What did the Education Act of 1944 introduce?CorrectIncorrect
The Education Act 1944 (often called ‘The Butler Act’), introduced free secondary education in England and Wales.
- Question 4 of 24
Which of the following tribes invaded Britain?CorrectIncorrect
The Roman army left Britain in AD 410 to defend other parts of the Roman Empire and never returned. Britain was again invaded by tribes from northern Europe: the Jutes, the Angles and the Saxons.
- Question 5 of 24
Many schools organise events such as book sales, toy sales or bringing food to sell to raise money for extra equipment or out-of-school activities.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is TRUE.
- Question 6 of 24
Do you need a TV licence for watching TV on a mobile phone?CorrectIncorrect
Everyone in the UK with a TV, computer or other medium which can be used for watching TV must have a television licence.
- Question 7 of 24
What do you need to apply to become a British citizen?CorrectIncorrect
To apply to become a permanent resident or citizen of the UK, you will need to: speak and read English and have a good understanding of life in the UK.
- Question 8 of 24
Which of the following is a British overseas territory located in the South Atlantic?CorrectIncorrect
The Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory is located in the South Atlantic.
- Question 9 of 24
Who wrote the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?CorrectIncorrect
Roald Dahl is the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
- Question 10 of 24
The Normans used a system of land ownership known as __________.CorrectIncorrect
The Normans used a system of land ownership known as feudalism.
- Question 11 of 24
Who were the Huguenots?CorrectIncorrect
Between 1680 and 1720 many refugees called Huguenots came from France. They were Protestants and had been persecuted for their religion. Many were educated and skilled and worked as scientists, in banking, or in weaving or other crafts.
- Question 12 of 24
Which of the following statements is TRUE?CorrectIncorrect
The official name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- Question 13 of 24
When was slavery abolished throughout the British Empire?CorrectIncorrect
In 1833 the Emancipation Act abolished slavery throughout the British Empire.
- Question 14 of 24
Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) are members of the _________.CorrectIncorrect
Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) are members of the local community.
- Question 15 of 24
Where can you find details about the small claims procedure?CorrectIncorrect
You can get details about the small claims procedure from your local County Court or Sheriff Court.
- Question 16 of 24
When is Mothering Sunday?CorrectIncorrect
Mothering Sunday (or Mother’s day) is the Sunday three weeks before Easter. Children send cards or buy gifts for their mothers.
- Question 17 of 24
What should you do if your vehicle is over three years old?CorrectIncorrect
If you vehicle is over three years old, you must take it to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) test every year.
- Question 18 of 24
Which countries fought alongside Britain against Russia during the Crimean War?CorrectIncorrect
From 1853 to 1856, Britain fought with Turkey and France against Russia in the Crimean War.
- Question 19 of 24
On average, boys leave school with better qualifications than girls.CorrectIncorrect
On average, girls leave school with better qualifications than boys.
- Question 20 of 24
When did William of Orange invade England to proclaim himself king?CorrectIncorrect
In 1688, important Protestants in England asked William of Orange to invade England and proclaim himself king. When William reached England, there was no resistance. James fled to France and William took over the throne, becoming William III in England, Wales and Ireland, and William II of Scotland.
- Question 21 of 24
Which British painter is considered to be the artist who raised the profile of landscape painting?CorrectIncorrect
Joseph Turner (1775-1851) was an influential landscape painter in a modern style. He is considered the artist who raised the profile of landscape painting.
- Question 22 of 24
The development of the Bessemer process during the Industrial Revolution led to the development of which two industries:CorrectIncorrect
The development of the Bessemer process for the mass production of steel led to the development of the shipbuilding industry and the railways.
- Question 23 of 24
What is the length of the Bayeux tapestry?CorrectIncorrect
The Bayeux Tapestry is nearly 70 metres (230 feet) long and is embroidered with coloured wool.
- Question 24 of 24
Which of the following countries is not a member of the Commonwealth?CorrectIncorrect
Costa Rica is not a member of the Commonwealth.