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- Question 1 of 24
How old do you need to be to be able to play the National Lottery?CorrectIncorrect
People under 16 are not allowed to participate in the National Lottery.
- Question 2 of 24
Where is the five-day race meeting attended by members of the Royal Family and known as Royal Ascot celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
Royal Ascot, the five-day race meeting attended by members of the Royal Family, takes place in Berkshire.
- Question 3 of 24
Who was the first person to lead a Roman invasion in Britain in 55 BC?CorrectIncorrect
Julius Caesar led a Roman invasion of Britain in 55 BC.
- Question 4 of 24
Who wrote ‘ The Lord of the Rings’?CorrectIncorrect
The Lord of the Rings was written by JRR Tolkien.
- 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
What name is given to the tombs where people buried their dead during the Bronze Age?CorrectIncorrect
During the Bronze Age people lived in roundhouses and buried their dead in tombs called round barrows.
- Question 7 of 24
On which issues cannot the Northern Ireland Assembly 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 8 of 24
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, what percentage of the population identified themselves as Buddhist?CorrectIncorrect
In the 2009 Citizenship Survey, 70% of people identified themselves as Christian. Much smaller proportions identified themselves as Muslim (4%), Hindu (2%), Sikh (1%), Jewish or Buddhist (both less than 0.5%), and 2% of people followed another religion.
- Question 9 of 24
In which category did Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean win gold medals at the Olympic Games in 1984?CorrectIncorrect
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won gold medals for ice dancing at the Olympic Games in 1984 and is one of Britain’s greatest Olympians.
- Question 10 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 11 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a British invention of the 20th century?CorrectIncorrect
Radioactivity is not a British invention.
- Question 12 of 24
Which British Prime Minister was famous for the speech ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat’?CorrectIncorrect
During the Second World War, Winston Churchill made many famous speeches including lines which you may still hear: ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat’. This was Churchill’s first speech to the House of Commons after he became Prime Minister, 1940.
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following countries did NOT belong to the Allies during World War I?CorrectIncorrect
Bulgaria was not part of the Allies during the First World War.
- Question 14 of 24
Which TWO of the following charities work with homeless people?CorrectIncorrect
Charities that work with homeless people include Crisis and Shelter.
- Question 15 of 24
Which flower is associated with Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
The thistle is the flower associated with Scotland.
- Question 16 of 24
What is the money from TV licences used for?CorrectIncorrect
The money from TV licences is used to pay for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). This is a public service broadcaster providing television and radio programmes. The BBC is the largest broadcaster in the world. It is the only wholly state-funded media organisation that is independent of government.
- Question 17 of 24
Members of the Welsh Assembly (AMs) are elected every four years on the basis of:CorrectIncorrect
The National Assembly has 60 Assembly members (AMs) and elections are held every four years using a form of proportional representation.
- Question 18 of 24
What is the Commonwealth?CorrectIncorrect
The Commonwealth is an association of countries that support each other and work together towards shared goals in democracy and development. Most member states were once part of the British Empire, although a few countries which were not have also joined.
- Question 19 of 24
Which famous architect designed St Paul’s Cathedral after it was destroyed by a fire in 1666?CorrectIncorrect
In 1666, a great fire destroyed much of the city of London, including many churches and St Paul’s Cathedral. London was rebuilt with a new St Paul’s, which was designed by a famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren.
- Question 20 of 24
Which of the following is a fundamental principle of life in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The fundamental principles of British life include: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and participation in community life.
- Question 21 of 24
What is the compulsory school leaving age in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The compulsory school leaving age is 16, but the time in the school year when 16-year-olds can leave school in England and Wales is different from that in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- Question 22 of 24
Who has to pay national insurance contributions in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Almost everybody in the UK who is in paid work, including self-employed people, must pay National Insurance Contributions.
- Question 23 of 24
What name is given to the organizations that aim to improve the pay and working conditions of their members?CorrectIncorrect
Trade unions are organisations that aim to improve the pay and working conditions of their members. They also give their members advice and support on problems at work.
- Question 24 of 24
Where is the centrepiece to the Remembrance Day service known as Cenotaph located?CorrectIncorrect
The Cenotaph, the Centrepiece to the Remembrance Day service, is located in Whitehall, London.