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Life in the UK Test 14
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- Question 1 of 24
When did the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, die?CorrectIncorrect
Winston Churchill died in 1965.
- Question 2 of 24
How many people in the UK identified themselves as Christian, according to the Citizenship Survey carried out in 2009?CorrectIncorrect
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, 70% of people identified themselves as Christians.
- Question 3 of 24
When was the Northern Ireland Parliament established for the first time?CorrectIncorrect
A Northern Ireland Parliament was established in 1922, when Ireland was divided, but it was abolished in 1972, shortly after the Troubles broke out in 1969.
- Question 4 of 24
What is Loch Lomond?CorrectIncorrect
Loch Lomond is the largest expanse of fresh water in mainland Britain.
- Question 5 of 24
Who is in charge of appointing the local Chief Constable?CorrectIncorrect
PCCs (Police and Crime Commissioners) set local police priorities and the local policing budget. They also appoint the local Chief Constable.
- Question 6 of 24
The National Trust was founded by three volunteers in ______.
The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three volunteers.
- Question 7 of 24
What British discovery contributed to many scientific advances, particularly in medicine and fighting crimes in the 20th century?CorrectIncorrect
The structure of the DNA molecule was discovered in 1953 through work at British universities in London and Cambridge. This discovery contributed to many scientific advances, particularly in medicine and fighting crime. Francis Crick (1916-2004), one of those awarded the Nobel Prize for this discovery, was British.
- Question 8 of 24
What system is used to elect the Members of the Welsh Assembly (AMs)?CorrectIncorrect
The National Assembly has 60 Assembly members (AMs) and elections are held every four years using a form of proportional representation.
- Question 9 of 24
When is the patron of England, St George’s Day, celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
St George’s Day, patron of England is celebrated on the 23rd of April.
- Question 10 of 24
Who was Elizabeth I’s cousin?CorrectIncorrect
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, was Elizabeth I’s cousin.
- Question 11 of 24
Which TWO of the following are fundamental principles of life in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The fundamental principles of British life include: individual liberty and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
- Question 12 of 24
In which century were the Houses of the Parliament and St Pancras Station built?CorrectIncorrect
The Houses of Parliament and St Pancras Station were built in the 19th century.
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following is NOT an ingredient used to bake Welsh cakes?CorrectIncorrect
Welsh cakes are a traditional Welsh snack made from flour, dried fruits and spices, and served either hot or cold.
- Question 14 of 24
Which of the following sports is believed to have started in the Roman times?CorrectIncorrect
There is a very long history of horse racing in Britain, with evidence of events taking place as far back as Roman times.
- Question 15 of 24
Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, made structural changes to the economy through the privatisation of nationalised industries and imposed legal controls on trade union powers.CorrectIncorrect
Margaret Thatcher made structural changes to the economy through the privatisation of nationalised industries and imposed legal controls on trade union powers.
- Question 16 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a city of the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Dublin is not a city of the UK.
- Question 17 of 24
Can a non-UK national living in the UK start working without a National Insurance number?CorrectIncorrect
A non-UK national living in the UK and looking for work, starting work or setting up as self-employed will need a National Insurance number. However, you can start work without one.
- Question 18 of 24
Many schools organise events such as book sales, toy sales or bringing food to sell to raise money for extra equipment or out-of-school activities.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is TRUE.
- Question 19 of 24
In which category did Sir Steve Redgrave win five consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games?CorrectIncorrect
Sir Steve Redgrave (1962-) won gold medals in rowing in five consecutive Olympic Games and is one of Britain’s greatest Olympians.
- Question 20 of 24
In Scotland, the MSPs meet at the Scottish Parliament building known as:
In Scotland the elected members, called MSPs, meet in the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood in Edinburgh.
- Question 21 of 24
How many members does a jury have in Wales?
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland a jury has 12 members, and in Scotland a jury has 15 members.
- Question 22 of 24
What TWO social changes took place during the ‘Swinging Sixties’?CorrectIncorrect
The position of women in the workplace was improved and the government passed new laws to restrict immigration to Britain during the ‘Swinging Sixties’.
- Question 23 of 24
In the 19th century, the medieval ’gothic’ style became popular again.CorrectIncorrect
In the 19th century, the medieval ’gothic’ style became popular again. As cities expanded, many great public buildings were built in this style. The Houses of Parliament and St Pancras Station were built at this time, as were the town halls in cities such as Manchester and Sheffield.
- Question 24 of 24
Which of the following British actors has recently won an Oscar?CorrectIncorrect
Recent British actors to have won Oscars include Colin Firth, Sir Antony Hopkins, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Tilda Swinton.