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- Question 1 of 24
Where is the official home of the Prime Minister?CorrectIncorrect
The official home of the Prime Minister is 10 Downing Street, in central London, near the Houses of Parliament. He or she also has a country house outside London called Chequers.
- Question 2 of 24
What name is given to the elected members of the European Parliament?CorrectIncorrect
Elections for the European Parliament are held every five years. Elected members are called members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
- Question 3 of 24
Which court deals with cases involving personal injury, family matters, breaches of contract and divorce in England and Wales?CorrectIncorrect
County Courts deal with a wide range of civil disputes. These include people trying to get back money that is owed to them, cases involving personal injury, family matters, breaches of contract, and divorce. In Scotland, most of these matters are dealt with in the Sheriff Court.
- Question 4 of 24
What is the name of the building where the Scottish Parliament meet?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland the elected members, called MSPs, meet in the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood in Edinburgh.
- Question 5 of 24
Which court deals with minor criminal cases in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, most minor criminal cases are dealt with in a Magistrates’ Court. In Scotland, minor criminal offences go to a Justice of the Peace Court.
- Question 6 of 24
On which issues can the Northern Ireland Assembly NOT make decisions?CorrectIncorrect
The Northern Ireland Assembly can make decisions on issues such as education, agriculture, the environment, health and social services. It cannot make decisions on defence.
- Question 7 of 24
What is the first verse of the National Anthem of the UK ‘God save the Queen’?CorrectIncorrect
The first verse of the National Anthem of the UK is ‘God save our gracious Queen!.
- Question 8 of 24
Who forms the shadow cabinet?CorrectIncorrect
The leader of the opposition also appoints senior opposition MPs to be ‘shadow ministers’. They form the shadow cabinet and their role is to challenge the government and put forward alternative policies.
- Question 9 of 24
People in the UK have to pay tax on any earnings from (choose THREE options)?CorrectIncorrect
People in the UK have to pay tax on their income, which includes: wages from paid employment, profits from self-employment, taxable benefits, pensions and income from property, savings and dividends.
- Question 10 of 24
How many devolved administrations are there in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
There are three devolved administrations in the UK, this include: the Welsh Assembly, the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly.
- Question 11 of 24
Who is responsible for interpreting the law and ensuring that trials are conducted fairly?CorrectIncorrect
Judges (who are together called ‘the judiciary’) are responsible for interpreting the law and ensuring that trials are conducted fairly.
- Question 12 of 24
How often do people who are 70 years old or over need to renew their driving licence?CorrectIncorrect
Drivers can use their driving licence until they are 70 years old. After that, the licence is valid for three years at a time.
- Question 13 of 24
Where are the Welsh government and National Assembly for Wales based?CorrectIncorrect
The Welsh government and National Assembly for Wales are based in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.
- Question 14 of 24
Which of the following is not a member of the European Union?CorrectIncorrect
Norway is not a member of the European Union.
- Question 15 of 24
In the UK, alcohol cannot be sold to anyone under the age of:CorrectIncorrect
It is a criminal offence to sell alcohol to anyone who is under 18 or to buy alcohol for people who are under the age of 18. (There is one exception: people aged 16 or over can drink alcohol with a meal in a hotel or restaurant.
- Question 16 of 24
To whom do new citizens have to swear or affirm loyalty as part of the citizenship ceremony?CorrectIncorrect
New citizens swear or affirm loyalty to the Queen as part of the citizenship ceremony.
- Question 17 of 24
How can you visit the UK Parliament (choose TWO options)?CorrectIncorrect
To visit the UK Parliament, you can write to your local MP in advance to ask for tickets or you can Queue on the day at the public entrance.
- Question 18 of 24
Forced marriage is where one or both parties do not or cannot give their consent to enter into the partnership:CorrectIncorrect
Forced marriage is where one or both parties do not or cannot give their consent to enter into the partnership.
- Question 19 of 24
Which of the following drugs is NOT illegal in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis are illegal in the UK.
- Question 20 of 24
What is the name of the building where the Northern Ireland Assembly meet?CorrectIncorrect
In Northern Ireland elected members, known as MLAs, meet in the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont, in Belfast.
- Question 21 of 24
Which of the following countries is NOT a member of the Commonwealth?CorrectIncorrect
Zimbabwe is not a member of the Commonwealth.
- Question 22 of 24
Who makes the decisions on government policies in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Decisions on government policies are made by the Prime Minister and cabinet.
- Question 23 of 24
How often is the electoral register updated?CorrectIncorrect
The electoral register is updated every year in September or October.
- Question 24 of 24
What do you need to be able to drive a car in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
To drive a car in the UK you need a driving licence, a valid motor insurance, a MOT certificate (for cars over three years old) and the road tax.
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