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- Question 1 of 24
Which country invented rugby?CorrectIncorrect
Rugby originated in England in the early 19th century and is very popular in the UK today.
- Question 2 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.
- Question 3 of 24
What British scientist showed who gravity applied to the whole universe?CorrectIncorrect
Isaac Newton most famous published work was Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (‘Mathematical Principle of Natural Philosophy’), which showed how gravity applied to the whole universe.
- Question 4 of 24
What composer wrote music for King George I and for his son, George II?CorrectIncorrect
George Frederick Handel wrote the Water Music for King George I and Music for the Royal Fireworks for his son, George II.
- Question 5 of 24
When did the English civil war start?CorrectIncorrect
Civil war between the king and Parliament could not now be avoided and began in 1642. The country spilt into those who supported the king (the Cavaliers) and those who supported Parliament (the Roundheads).
- Question 6 of 24
During the 19th century, the UK was the world’s major producer of which THREE materials?CorrectIncorrect
British industry led the world in the 19th century. The UK produced more that half of the world’s iron, coal and cotton cloth.
- Question 7 of 24
Which TWO of the following British athletes have won gold medals in the Olympic Games?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 8 of 24
The Romans remained in Britain for 500 years.CorrectIncorrect
The Romans remained in Britain for 400 years.
- Question 9 of 24
Which country invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982?CorrectIncorrect
In 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory in the South Atlantic.
- Question 10 of 24
Which TWO of the following are examples of criminal offences:CorrectIncorrect
Selling tobacco to anyone under the age of 18 and drinking in public are examples of criminal offences.
- Question 11 of 24
What British landmark was built as part of the UK’s celebration of the new millenium?CorrectIncorrect
The London Eye was originally built as part of the UK’s celebration of the new millennium and continues to be an important part of New Year celebrations.
- Question 12 of 24
Where did slaves mainly come from during the slave trade?CorrectIncorrect
Slaves came primarily from West Africa.
- Question 13 of 24
Who introduced ‘shampooing’ in Britain?CorrectIncorrect
Sake Dean Mahomet and his wife also introduced ‘shampooing’, the Indian art of head massage, to Britain.
- Question 14 of 24
To be able to vote in England, you have to register at your local council electoral registration office.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is True.
- Question 15 of 24
Where can the Bayeux tapestry be seen?CorrectIncorrect
The Battle of Hastings is commemorated in a great piece of embroidery, known as the Bayeux tapestry, which can still be seen in France today.
- Question 16 of 24
It is an offence not to have an MOT certificate if your vehicle is more than two years old or without car insurance.CorrectIncorrect
It is an offence not to have an MOT certificate if your vehicle is more than THREE years old or without car insurance.
- Question 17 of 24
What was the Spanish Armada?CorrectIncorrect
The Spanish Armada was a large fleet of ships, which had been sent by Spain to conquer England and restore Catholicism.
- Question 18 of 24
England was split into two groups during the English Civil War of 1642, which were known as:CorrectIncorrect
The English Civil war began in 1642. The country split into those who supported the king (the Cavaliers) and those who supported Parliament (the Roundheads).
- Question 19 of 24
What are the key roles of the governors and school boards (select THREE answers)?CorrectIncorrect
Governors and school boards have an important part to play in raising school standards. They have three key roles: setting the strategic direction of the school, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.
- Question 20 of 24
A popular way for people to stay in touch with friends, organise social events, and share photos, videos and opinions is through social networking websites such as:CorrectIncorrect
Social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter are a popular way for people to stay in touch with friends, organise social events, and share photos, videos and opinions.
- Question 21 of 24
Why is it important to recycle (select two answers)?CorrectIncorrect
It is important to recycle as much of your waste as you can. Using recycled materials to make new products uses less energy and means that we do not need to extract more raw materials from the earth. It also means that less rubbish is created, so the amount being put into landfill is reduced.
- Question 22 of 24
In Northern Ireland, a newly qualified driver must display an ____ plate for one year after passing the test.CorrectIncorrect
In Northern Ireland, a newly qualified driver must display an ‘R’ plate (for restricted driver) for one year after passing the test.
- Question 23 of 24
When is the birth of Jesus Christ celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
Christmas Day, 25 December, celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.
- Question 24 of 24
Prince Philip is also known as:CorrectIncorrect
Prince Philip is also known as the Duke of Edinburgh.