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- Question 1 of 24
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are elected on the basis of:CorrectIncorrect
Elections to the European Parliament use a system of proportional representation, where seats are allocated to each party in proportion to the total number of votes it has won.
- Question 2 of 24
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is a group of European and North American countries that was created with which TWO purposes:CorrectIncorrect
NATO is a group of European and North American countries that have agreed to help each other if they come under attack. It also aims to maintain peace between all of its members.
- Question 3 of 24
The small claims procedure is used in England and Wales for minor disputes for:CorrectIncorrect
This procedure is used for claims of less than £5,000 in England and Wales and £3,000 in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- Question 4 of 24
Which of the following is the responsibility of the Chancellor of the Exchequer?CorrectIncorrect
Chancellor of the Exchequer is responsible for the economy.
- Question 5 of 24
Which of the following statements is true?CorrectIncorrect
Proceedings in Parliament are broadcast on television and published in official reports called Hansard.
- Question 6 of 24
The public can listen to debates in the Palace of Westminster from public galleries in the House of Commons but not in the House of Lords:CorrectIncorrect
The public can listen to debates in the Palace of Westminster from public galleries in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
- Question 7 of 24
Which of the following organisations has no power to make laws but draws up conventions and charters, including the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms?CorrectIncorrect
The Council of Europe is responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights in those countries. It 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 8 of 24
Which Court deals with the most serious criminal cases, such as murder, in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
The most serious criminal cases in Scotland, such as murder, are heard at a High Court with a judge and jury.
- Question 9 of 24
The leader of the opposition leads his or her party in pointing out what they see as the government’s (choose TWO options):CorrectIncorrect
The leader of the opposition leads his or her party in pointing out what they see as the government’s failures and weaknesses.
- Question 10 of 24
What is the minimum age requirement to drive a mopped in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
You need to be at least 16 years old to ride a moped, and there are other age requirements and special tests for driving large vehicles.
- Question 11 of 24
How many countries formed the European Economic Community (EEC) when it was first created in 1957?CorrectIncorrect
The European Union (EU), originally called the European Economic Community (EEC), was set up by six western European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) who signed the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 1957.
- Question 12 of 24
What is donated blood used for?CorrectIncorrect
Donated blood is used by hospitals to help people with a wide range of injuries and illnesses.
- Question 13 of 24
In which city is the Northern Ireland Assembly building, also known as Stormont, located?CorrectIncorrect
In Northern Ireland elected members, known as MLAs, meet in the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont, in Belfast.
- Question 14 of 24
What can living people donate that may help other people with injuries or illnesses (choose TWO options)?CorrectIncorrect
Living people can donate blood and a kidney.
- Question 15 of 24
Where is the office of the MPs located?CorrectIncorrect
The MP’s office is located at The House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A OAA.
- Question 16 of 24
Which TWO of the following statements is TRUE with regards to Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) in England, Wales and Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Scotland Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) usually work unpaid and do not need legal qualifications.
- Question 17 of 24
The House of Commons is normally more independent of the government than the House of Lords:CorrectIncorrect
The House of Lords is normally more independent of the government than the House of Commons.
- Question 18 of 24
In Northern Ireland members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) are elected on the basis of:CorrectIncorrect
- Question 19 of 24
How can MPs be contacted (choose TWO options)?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 20 of 24
Does Britain have a written constitution?CorrectIncorrect
The British constitution is not written down in any single document, and therefore it is described as ‘unwritten’. This is mainly because the UK, unlike America or France, has never had a revolution which led permanently to a totally new system of government.
- Question 21 of 24
When were the United Nations set up?CorrectIncorrect
The UN was set up after the Second World War and aims to prevent war and promote international peace and security.
- Question 22 of 24
Where can you find copies of the ‘Hansard’?CorrectIncorrect
Proceedings in Parliament are broadcast on television and published in official reports called Hansard. Written reports can be found in large libraries and at www.parliament.uk.
- Question 23 of 24
Which court normally deals with cases of children aged 10 to 17 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, if an accused person is aged 10 to 17, the case is normally heard in a Youth Court in front of up to three specially trained magistrates or a District Judge. The most serious cases will go the Crown Court.
- Question 24 of 24
How many senior MPs are appointed by the Prime Minister?CorrectIncorrect
The Prime Minister appoints about 20 senior MPs to become ministers in charge of departments.
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