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- Question 1 of 24
How many times have the Olympic Games been hosted in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The UK has hosted the Olympic games on three occasions: 1908, 1948 and 2012.
- Question 2 of 24
When were films first shown publicly in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 24
How long does Diwali last for?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 4 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 2005?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 24
What game do usually people play at Halloween?CorrectIncorrect
During Halloween young people will often dress up in frightening costumes to play ‘trick or treat’.
- Question 6 of 24
What is the most well-known gallery in Wales?CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, some of the most well-known galleries are The National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London, the National Museum in Cardiff, and the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh.
- Question 7 of 24
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded annually for the best fiction novel written by an author from:CorrectIncorrect
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded annually for the best fiction novel written by an author from the Commonwealth, Ireland or Zimbabwe. It has been awarded since 1968.
- Question 8 of 24
Which of the following statements regarding Gaelic language is TRUE?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland, Gaelic (again, a different language) is spoken in some parts of the Highlands and Islands, and in Northern Ireland some people speak Irish Gaelic.
- Question 9 of 24
Where was the main Olympic site for the 2012 Games?CorrectIncorrect
The main Olympic site for the 2012 Games was in Stratford, East London.
- Question 10 of 24
Who can get a 50% discount on their TV licences?CorrectIncorrect
People over 75 can apply for a free TV licence and blind people can get a 50% discount.
- Question 11 of 24
Which British city is famous for its celebration of Diwali?CorrectIncorrect
There is a famous celebration of Diwali in Leicester.
- Question 12 of 24
Which of the following British actresses has NOT won an Oscar?CorrectIncorrect
Recent British actors to have won Oscars include Colin Firth, Sir Antony Hopkins, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Tilda Swinton. Emily Watson has not won an oscar.
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following sports has a long association with royalty?CorrectIncorrect
Horse racing has a long association with royalty.
- Question 14 of 24
Hanukkah is a Jewish eight-day festival created to remember the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom:CorrectIncorrect
Hanukkah is in November or December and is celebrated for eight days. It is to remember the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom.
- Question 15 of 24
What is the capital city of the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The capital city of the UK is London.
- Question 16 of 24
What is Hogmanay?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland, 31 December is called Hogmanay.
- Question 17 of 24
On Remembrance Day, there is a two-minute silence at 11 AM to commemorate those who died fighting during the First World War?CorrectIncorrect
On Remembrance Day at 11.00 am there is a two-minute silence and wreaths are laid at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
- Question 18 of 24
What is the distance between the north coast of Scotland and the south-west corner of England?CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, the longest distance on the mainland is from John O’Groats on the north coast of Scotland to Land’s End in the south-west corner of England. It is about 870 miles (approximately 1,400 kilometres).
- Question 19 of 24
How many volunteers work for the National Trust?CorrectIncorrect
There are now more than 61,000 volunteers helping to keep the National Trust running.
- Question 20 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 1851?CorrectIncorrect
The population of the UK in 1851 was 20 million people.
- Question 21 of 24
Which British playwright had a great influence on the English language and invented many words that are still common today?CorrectIncorrect
Shakespeare had a great influence on the English language and invented many words that are still common today.
- Question 22 of 24
What do Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Damon Hill have in common?CorrectIncorrect
Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Damon Hill have won the Formula 1 World Championship.
- Question 23 of 24
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, what percentage of people said that they had no religion?CorrectIncorrect
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, 21% of people said they had no religion.
- Question 24 of 24
What other name is given to Diwali, the religious celebration that celebrates the victory of good over evil and the gaining of knowledge?CorrectIncorrect
Diwali normally falls in October or November and lasts for five days. It is often called the Festival of Lights.
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