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- Question 1 of 24
Who was the first Briton to win the ‘Tour de France’?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 2 of 24
Which of the following statements is TRUE?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 24
How old do you need to be to go into betting shops or gambling clubs?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 4 of 24
What do Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel and Julian Barnes have in common?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. Past winners include Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel and Julian Barnes.
- Question 5 of 24
Who was Henry Purcell?CorrectIncorrect
Henry Purcell (1659-95) was the organist at Westminster Abbey. He wrote church music, operas and other pieces, and developed a British style distinct from that elsewhere in Europe.
- Question 6 of 24
Where is the Giant’s Causeway located?CorrectIncorrect
The Giant’s Causeway is located on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland.
- Question 7 of 24
During Halloween people carve lanterns out of ______ and put a candle inside of them.CorrectIncorrect
During Halloween people carve lanterns out of pumpkins and put a candle inside of them.
- Question 8 of 24
Royal Ascot is a four-day horse race meeting in Berkshire attended by members of the Royal Family:CorrectIncorrect
Royal Ascot , a five-day race meeting in Berkshire attended by members of the Royal Family.
- Question 9 of 24
Which of the following statements regarding Scottish television is TRUE?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland, some Scotland-specific programmes are shown and there is also a channel with programmes in the Gaelic language.
- Question 10 of 24
Where does the biggest and most well-known Fringe Festival take place?CorrectIncorrect
The biggest and most well-known Fringe Festival is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
- Question 11 of 24
Who composed a suite of pieces themed around the planets and the solar system called ‘The Planets’?CorrectIncorrect
More recently, important composers include Gustav Holst (1874-1934), whose work includes The Planets, a suite of pieces themed around the planets and the solar system.
- Question 12 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 1998?CorrectIncorrect
The population of the UK in 1998 was 57 million people.
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following is a musical venue located in London?CorrectIncorrect
There are many large venues that host music events throughout the year, such as: Wembley Stadium; The O2 in Greenwich, south-east London.
- Question 14 of 24
Who directed the movie ‘The Killing Fields’ in 1984?CorrectIncorrect
The Killing Fields (1984) was directed by Roland Joffé.
- Question 15 of 24
Which TWO of the following castles are located in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
Inveraray Castle and Crathes Castle are located in Scotland.
- Question 16 of 24
Where is the Grand National horse racing event celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
The Grand National horse racing event is celebrated in Aintree near Liverpool.
- Question 17 of 24
What was Charles Chaplin famous for?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Charles (Charlie) Chaplin became famous in silent movies for his tramp character and was one of many British actors to make a career in Hollywood.
- Question 18 of 24
What percentage of the British population has a parent or grandparent born outside of the UK as a result of post-war immigration?CorrectIncorrect
Post-war immigration means that nearly 10% of the population has a parent or grandparent born outside the UK.
- Question 19 of 24
Which of the following categories is recognised at the Laurence Olivier Awards?CorrectIncorrect
The Laurence Olivier Awards recognise achievements in the area of theatre.
- Question 20 of 24
In the UK, there is a National Lottery for which draws are made every month:CorrectIncorrect
There is a National Lottery for which draws are made every week.
- Question 21 of 24
Where is Europe’s longest dry ski slope located?CorrectIncorrect
There are five ski centres in Scotland, as well as Europe’s longest dry ski slope near Edinburgh.
- Question 22 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 1600?CorrectIncorrect
The population of the UK in 1600 was just over 4 million people.
- Question 23 of 24
What name is given to the 31st December in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland, the 31st of December is called Hogmanay.
- Question 24 of 24
When is the Sikh festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community (Khalsa) and known as Vaisakhi celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
Vaisakhi (also spelled Baisakhi) is a Sikh festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa. It is celebrated on 14 April each year with parades, dancing and singing.
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