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- Question 1 of 24
Which court deals with the most serious 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 2 of 24
When was the National Trust founded?CorrectIncorrect
The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three volunteers.
- Question 3 of 24
Who is married to the Queen of England?Correct
The Queen of England is married to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.Incorrect
- Question 4 of 24
What is the name of the building where the Welsh Assembly members meet?CorrectIncorrect
In Wales the elected members, known as AMs, meet in the Welsh Assembly in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.
- Question 5 of 24
When did the ‘Habeas Corpus Act’ become law?CorrectIncorrect
The Habeas Corpus Act became law in 1679.
- Question 6 of 24
When was the Treaty of Rome signed?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 7 of 24
The Queen is the head of state in the UK:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 8 of 24
How often are the general elections held in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
MPs are elected at a General Election, which is held at least every five years.
- Question 9 of 24
What is the name of the building where the Northern Ireland Assembly members meet?CorrectIncorrect
The Northern Ireland Assembly building is known as Stormont.
- Question 10 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a function of the House of Lords?CorrectIncorrect
The House of Lords can suggest amendments or propose new laws, which are then discussed by MPs. The House of Lords checks laws that have been passed by the House of Commons to ensure they are fit for purpose. It also holds the government to account to make sure that it is working in the best interests of the people.
- Question 11 of 24
How is the Speaker elected?CorrectIncorrect
The Speaker is chosen by other MPs in a secret ballot.
- Question 12 of 24
When was the Northern Ireland Parliament established for the first time?CorrectIncorrect
The Northern Ireland Parliament was first established in 1922.
- Question 13 of 24
What is the name given to the system used to deal with children and young people who have committed an offence in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland a system called the Children’s Hearings System is used to deal with children and young people who have committed an offence.
- Question 14 of 24
What is the function of the UN Security Council?CorrectIncorrect
The UN Security Council recommends action when there are international crises and threats to peace.
- Question 15 of 24
Which of the following charities works for the prevention of cruelty to children?CorrectIncorrect
The NSPCC is the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
- Question 16 of 24
What does the term ‘Hansard’ relate to?CorrectIncorrect
Proceedings in Parliament are broadcast on television and published in official reports called Hansard.
- Question 17 of 24
In Wales, the jury has to listen to the evidence presented at the trial and then decide a verdict of ‘guilty’, ‘not guilty’ or ‘not proven’ based of what they have heard:CorrectIncorrect
The jury has to listen to the evidence presented at the trial and then decide a verdict of ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’ based of what they have heard. In Scotland (not Wales), a third verdict of ‘not proven’ is also possible.
- Question 18 of 24
A National Insurance number does on its own prove to an employer that you have the right to work in the UK:CorrectIncorrect
A National Insurance number does not on its own prove to an employer that you have the right to work in the UK.
- Question 19 of 24
When driving in the UK, where do you need to display the tax disc which shows that the annual road tax has been paid?CorrectIncorrect
When driving in the UK, you must pay an annual road tax and display the tax disc, which shows that the tax has been paid, on the windowscreen.
- Question 20 of 24
Which of the following statements is TRUE?CorrectIncorrect
A jury is made up of members of the public chosen at random from the local electoral register.
- Question 21 of 24
It is a civil offence to cause harassment, alarm or distress to someone because of their religion or ethnic origin:CorrectIncorrect
It is a criminal offence to cause harassment, alarm or distress to someone because of their religion or ethnic origin.
- Question 22 of 24
Where can you get contact details for all your representatives and their parties (choose TWO options)?CorrectIncorrect
You can get contact details for all your representatives and their parties from your local library and from http://www.parliament.uk.
- Question 23 of 24
What is the Old Bailey?CorrectIncorrect
The Old Bailey is probably the most famous criminal court in the world.
- Question 24 of 24
What is the relationship between the monarch and the government?CorrectIncorrect
The monarch has regular meetings with the Prime Minister and can advise, warn and encourage, but the decisions on government policies are made by the Prime Minister and cabinet.
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