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- Question 1 of 24
What percentage of the total British population is located in Scotland?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 2 of 24
Which of the following academy awards is the equivalent of the Oscars in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The annual British Academy Film Awards, hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), are the British equivalent of the Oscars.
- Question 3 of 24
What is a bank holiday (choose TWO answers)?CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, there are public holidays each year called bank holidays, when banks and many other businesses are closed for the day.
- Question 4 of 24
Which of the following countries does not take part in the Six Nations Championship?CorrectIncorrect
The most famous rugby union competition is the Six Nations Championship between England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.
- Question 5 of 24
Who looks after Edinburgh Castle?CorrectIncorrect
Edinburgh Castle is looked after by Historic Scotland, a Scottish government agency.
- Question 6 of 24
Who were the pioneers of the IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) therapy?CorrectIncorrect
IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) therapy for the treatment of infertility was pioneered in Britain by physiologist Sir Robert Edwards (1925-) and gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe (1913-88). The world’s first ‘test-tube baby’ was born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1978.
- Question 7 of 24
In the UK, bank holidays of no religious significance are celebrated at the beginning of May, in late May or early June, and in August:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 8 of 24
What TWO different types of rugby are practised in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
There are two different types of rugby, which have different rules: union and league.
- Question 9 of 24
What do William Blake, John Keats and Lord Byron have in common?CorrectIncorrect
Poetry was very popular in the 19th century, with poets such as William Blake, John Keats, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Robert and Elizabeth Browning.
- Question 10 of 24
The Laurence Olivier Awards take place annually at different venues in Liverpool:CorrectIncorrect
The Laurence Olivier Awards take place annually at different venues in London.
- Question 11 of 24
An additional rented piece of land where people can grow fruit and vegetables is known as:CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, some people rent additional land called ‘an allotment’, where they grow fruit and vegetables.
- Question 12 of 24
Which TWO pop music groups became popular in the 1960s?CorrectIncorrect
Two well-known pop music groups in the 1960s were The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
- Question 13 of 24
Eid ul Adha is the day when Muslims thank Allah for giving them the strength to complete the fast:CorrectIncorrect
The day when Muslims thank Allah for giving them the strength to complete the fast is called Eid a-Fitr.
- Question 14 of 24
Which of the following poets wrote poems inspired by Scotland and the traditional stories and songs from the area on the borders of Scotland and England?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Walter Scott wrote poems inspired by Scotland and the traditional stories and songs from the area on the borders of Scotland and England.
- Question 15 of 24
Which golf ‘Major’ tournament is held outside the United States?CorrectIncorrect
The open championship is the only ‘Major’ tournament held outside the United States.
- Question 16 of 24
Which is the most famous rugby union competition?CorrectIncorrect
The most famous rugby union competition is the Six Nations between England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.
- Question 17 of 24
Which of the following is an ancient festival and has roots in the pagan festival to mark the beginning of winter?CorrectIncorrect
Halloween, 31 October, is and ancient festival and has roots in the pagan festival to mark the beginning of winter.
- Question 18 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 19 of 24
Who is the head of the Church of England?CorrectIncorrect
The monarch is the head of the Church of England.
- Question 20 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 21 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 22 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 1851?CorrectIncorrect
The population of the UK in 1851 was 20 million people.
- Question 23 of 24
Which book written by JRR Tolkien was voted the country’s best-loved novel in 2003?CorrectIncorrect
In 2003, The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien was voted the country’s best-loved novel.
- Question 24 of 24
What is the note with the highest value in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The note with the highest value in the UK is the £50 note.
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