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- Question 1 of 24
During the Middle Ages, England was an important trading nation and people came to England from abroad to trade and also to work. Where did the glass manufacturers come from?CorrectIncorrect
During the Middle Ages people came to England from abroad to trade and also to work, such as weavers from France, engineers from Germany, glass manufacturers from Italy and canal builders from Holland.
- Question 2 of 24
Where can people facing domestic violence get help from?CorrectIncorrect
People facing domestic violence can get help from a solicitor or the Citizens Advice Bureau.
- Question 3 of 24
Which American President worked closely with Margaret Thatcher?CorrectIncorrect
Margaret Thatcher worked closely with the United States President, Ronald Reagan, and was one of the first Western leaders to recognise and welcome the changes in the leadership of the Soviet Union which eventually led to the end of the Cold War.
- Question 4 of 24
People might be taken to court if they owe money to someoneCorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 5 of 24
Who was the first Archbishop of Canterbury?CorrectIncorrect
St Augustine led missionaries from Rome, who spread Christianity in the south. St Augustine became the first Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Question 6 of 24
How many members does a jury have in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland a jury has 12 members, and in Scotland a jury has 15 members.
- Question 7 of 24
What is tested with a driving test (choose TWO options)?CorrectIncorrect
To get a UK driving licence you must pass a driving test, which tests both your knowledge and your practical skills.
- Question 8 of 24
What is the role of the Speaker?CorrectIncorrect
The Speaker keeps order during political debates to make sure the rules are followed.
- Question 9 of 24
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding Youth Courts?CorrectIncorrect
They are used for trials of young people aged 10 to 17.
- Question 10 of 24
Which TWO films were directed by David Lean?CorrectIncorrect
David Lean directed Brief Encounter (1945) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
- Question 11 of 24
Which of the following venues is located in Glasgow?CorrectIncorrect
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) is located in Glasgow.
- Question 12 of 24
How many British casualties were recorded during the first day of the British attack of the Somme in July 1916 during the First World War?CorrectIncorrect
The British attack of the Somme in July 1916, resulted in about 60,000 British casualties on the first day alone.
- Question 13 of 24
The Welsh dragon on the Welsh flag does not appear on the Union Flag because, when the first Union Flag was created in 1606 from the flags of Scotland and England, the Principality of Wales was already untied with England:CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 14 of 24
Which two countries developed the ‘Concorde’ aircraft?CorrectIncorrect
Britain and France developed the world’s only supersonic commercial airliner, Concorde.
- Question 15 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 1801?CorrectIncorrect
The population of the UK in 1801 was 8 million people.
- Question 16 of 24
Where is there UK geographically located?CorrectIncorrect
The UK is located in the north west of Europe.
- Question 17 of 24
What is the main function of the Council of Europe?CorrectIncorrect
The Council of Europe is responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights in its member countries.
- Question 18 of 24
When did Sir Alfred Hitchcock die?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Alfred Hitchcock died in 1980.
- Question 19 of 24
Which Scottish physician and researcher co-discovered the insulin used to treat diabetes?CorrectIncorrect
The Scottish physician and researcher John Macleod (1876-1935) was the co-discoverer of insulin, used to treat diabetes.
- Question 20 of 24
Who was voted the greatest Briton of all time in 2002?CorrectIncorrect
Winston Churchill in 2002 was voted the greatest Briton of all time by the public.
- Question 21 of 24
When is St George’s Day, patron of England?CorrectIncorrect
St George’s Day, patron of England is celebrated on the 23rd of April.
- Question 22 of 24
Which TWO of the following are responsibilities and freedoms which are shared by all those living in the UK and which people wishing to be a permanent resident or citizen of the UK should respect:CorrectIncorrect
Respect and obey the law and look after the area in which you live and the environment are the correct answers.
- Question 23 of 24
Which TWO of the following social laws were liberalised during the ‘Swinging Sixties’?CorrectIncorrect
The law of abortion and the law of divorce were liberalised during the ‘Swinging Sixties’.
- Question 24 of 24
Who was the mother of Elizabeth I?CorrectIncorrect
Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII had one daughter, Elizabeth I.