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- Question 1 of 24
Which political party did Margaret Thatcher belong to?CorrectIncorrect
Margaret Thatcher led the Conservative government from 1979 to 1990.
- Question 2 of 24
In which city is the Millennium Stadium located?CorrectIncorrect
The Millennium Stadium is located in Cardiff.
- Question 3 of 24
Who lost a lot of power and influence after the Battle of Culloden in 1746?CorrectIncorrect
The clans lost a lot of their power and influence after Culloden. Chieftains became landlords if they had the favour of the English king, and clansmen became tenants who had to pay for the land they used.
- Question 4 of 24
What UK landmark was voted as Britain’s favourite view in 2007?CorrectIncorrect
In 2007, television viewers voted Wastwater as Britain’s favourite view.
- Question 5 of 24
When did the development of a free press take place?CorrectIncorrect
From 1695, newspapers were allowed to operate without a government licence. Increasing numbers of newspapers began to be published.
- Question 6 of 24
Which was the last successful foreign invasion of England?CorrectIncorrect
The Norman Conquest was the last successful foreign invasion of England and led to many changes in government and social structures in England.
- Question 7 of 24
Who was Richard Austen Butler?CorrectIncorrect
Richard Austen Butler (later Lord Butler) became a Conservative MP in 1923 and held several positions before becoming responsible for education in 1941.
- Question 8 of 24
What kind of sport is played at the Wimbledon Championships?CorrectIncorrect
The most famous tennis tournament hosted in Britain is The Wimbledon Championships, which takes place each year at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
- Question 9 of 24
Where was Isaac Newton from?CorrectIncorrect
Isaac Newton was born in Lincolnshire, eastern England.
- Question 10 of 24
Under which Act was The Kingdom of Great Britain created?CorrectIncorrect
The Act of Union, known as the Treaty of Union in Scotland, was therefore agreed in 1707, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- Question 11 of 24
The Council of Europe has the power to make new laws.CorrectIncorrect
False. The Council of Europe has NO power to make laws but draws up conventions and charters, the most well-known of which is the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, usually called the European Convention on Human Rights.
- Question 12 of 24
Which TWO British poets wrote about their experiences in the WWI?CorrectIncorrect
Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon were inspired to write about their experiences in the First World War.
- Question 13 of 24
If you are found driving while exceeding the alcohol limit you will:CorrectIncorrect
If you are found driving while exceeding the alcohol limit you will be arrested.
- Question 14 of 24
Which TWO of the following are core values of a civil servant?CorrectIncorrect
The core values of civil servants include: integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality (including being politically neutral).
- Question 15 of 24
Which of the following countries belongs to the European Union?CorrectIncorrect
Croatia became a member state in 2013.
- Question 16 of 24
What is the name of the first Danish king to rule in England?CorrectIncorrect
Anglo-Saxon kings continued to rule what is now England, except for a short period when there were Danish kings. The first of these was Cnut, also named Canute.
- Question 17 of 24
What name was given to the members of the Women’s Social and Political Union founded in 1903?CorrectIncorrect
In 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst helped found the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). This was the first group whose members were called ‘suffragettes’.
- Question 18 of 24
It is a civil offence to owe money to someone and you might be taken to court.CorrectIncorrect
Owing money to someone is a civil offence.
- Question 19 of 24
In which country of the British Empire did the Boer War take place?CorrectIncorrect
The Boer War of 1899 to 1902 made the discussions about the future of the Empire more urgent. The British went to war in South Africa with settlers from the Netherlands called the Boers.
- Question 20 of 24
Robert Louis Stevenson, Graham Greene and Sir Kingsley Amis were British writers.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is True.
- Question 21 of 24
Which new industries developed in the UK during the Great Depression (choose 2 answers)?CorrectIncorrect
In 1929, the world entered the ‘Great Depression’ and some parts of the UK suffered mass unemployment. The effects of the depression of the 1930s were felt differently in different parts of the UK. The traditional heavy industries such as shipbuilding were badly affected but new industries – including the automobile and aviation industries – developed.
- Question 22 of 24
Which of the following is a traditional pub game?CorrectIncorrect
Pool and darts are traditional pub games.
- Question 23 of 24
When was the Battle of Agincourt fought?CorrectIncorrect
One of the most famous battles of the Hundred Years War was the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, where King Henry V’s vastly outnumbered English army defeated the French. The English left France in the 1450s.
- Question 24 of 24
What is the Bessemer process?CorrectIncorrect
The development of the Bessemer process for the mass production of steel led to the development of the shipbuilding industry and the railways.