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- Question 1 of 24
Who was the first wife of Henry VIII?Correct
Catherine of Aragon was the first wife of Henry VIII.Incorrect
- Question 2 of 24
Which of the following flags is not represented in the union flag?CorrectIncorrect
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.
- Question 3 of 24
When does the Edinburgh Festival take place?CorrectIncorrect
The Edinburgh Festival takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, every summer.
- Question 4 of 24
When did ‘the Concorde’ aircraft fly for the first time?CorrectIncorrect
The ‘Concorde’, the world’s only supersonic passenger aircraft, first flew in 1969.
- Question 5 of 24
By which other name is the Conservative Party also known for?CorrectIncorrect
The modern Conservative Party is still sometimes referred to as ‘The Tories’.
- Question 6 of 24
When was the Northern Ireland Parliament established for the first time?CorrectIncorrect
The Northern Ireland Parliament was first established in 1922.
- Question 7 of 24
What is the opposition?CorrectIncorrect
The second-largest party in the House of Commons is called the opposition.
- Question 8 of 24
Which two languages combined form the basis of the English language?CorrectIncorrect
After the Norman Conquest, the king and his noblemen had spoken Norman French and the peasants had continued to speak Anglo-Saxon. Gradually these two languages combined to become one English language.
- Question 9 of 24
Which THREE of the following are known to be main parts of the British government?CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, there are several different parts of government. The main ones are: the monarchy, the Parliament (the House of Commons and the House of Lords), the Prime Minister, the cabinet, the judiciary (courts), the police, the civil service and the local government.
- Question 10 of 24
When did Adolf Hitler come to power in Germany?CorrectIncorrect
Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933.
- Question 11 of 24
Who invented the hovercraft?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Christopher Cockrell (1910-99), a British inventor, invented the hovercraft in the 1950s.
- Question 12 of 24
Which court deals with serious criminal offences in Wales?CorrectIncorrect
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, serious criminal offences are tried in front of a judge and a jury in a Crown Court. In Scotland, serious cases are heard in a Sheriff Court with either a sheriff or a sheriff with a jury.
- Question 13 of 24
What is the minimum age requirement to buy alcohol in a pub or night club in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
To buy alcohol in a pub or night club you must be 18 or over, but people under that age may be allowed in some pubs with an adult.
- Question 14 of 24
What is the coin with the highest value in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The coin with the highest value in the UK is the £2 coin.
- Question 15 of 24
When were Protection Orders to protect a person from being forced into a marriage, or to protect a person in a forced marriage introduced for Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
Forced Marriage Protection Orders were introduced in 2008 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland under the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007. Court orders can be obtained to protect a person from being forced into a marriage, or to protect a person in a forced marriage. Similar Protection Orders were introduced in Scotland in November 2011.
- Question 16 of 24
Which TWO of the following are famous horse racing events in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Famous horse-racing events in the UK include Royal Ascot and the Grand National.
- Question 17 of 24
Which of the following events relates to the German bombing of London and other British cities at night time during the World War II?CorrectIncorrect
The Blitz relates to the German bombing of London and other British cities at night time during the World War II.
- Question 18 of 24
Who wrote an oratorio called ‘Messiah’, which is regularly sung by choirs at Easter time?CorrectIncorrect
George Frederick Handel wrote an oratorio, Messiah, which is sung regularly by choirs, often at Easter time.
- Question 19 of 24
When did hereditary peers lose the automatic right to attend the House of Lords?CorrectIncorrect
Since 1999, hereditary peers have lost the automatic right to attend the House of Lords.
- Question 20 of 24
Which of the following is England’s largest national park?CorrectIncorrect
The Lake District is England’s largest national park.
- Question 21 of 24
Which of the following social changes took place during the ‘Swinging Sixties’?CorrectIncorrect
The position of women in the workplace was improved during the ‘Swinging Sixties’.
- Question 22 of 24
Where was Emmeline Pankhurst born?CorrectIncorrect
Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester in 1858.
- Question 23 of 24
Which of the following is a traditional English food?CorrectIncorrect
Roast beef is a traditional English food.
- Question 24 of 24
What are pantomimes based on?CorrectIncorrect
Pantomimes are based on fairy stories and are light-hearted plays with music and comedy, enjoyed by family audiences.