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Life in the UK Test 11
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- Question 1 of 24
What was the Industrial Revolution?CorrectIncorrect
The Industrial Revolution was the rapid development of industry in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Question 2 of 24
How many members form the Northern Ireland Assembly?CorrectIncorrect
The Northern Ireland Assembly has 108 elected members.
- Question 3 of 24
How long can a citizen of Iceland drive in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
If your driving licence if from a country in the European Union (EU), Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, you can drive in the UK for as long as your licence is valid.
- Question 4 of 24
Which of the following castles is located in the county of Dorset?CorrectIncorrect
A very impressive hill fort can be seen today at Maiden Castle, in the English county of Dorset.
- Question 5 of 24
How many pence are there in £1?CorrectIncorrect
There are 100 pence in a pound.
- Question 6 of 24
What are the ingredients of the Scottish Haggis?CorrectIncorrect
Haggis – a sheep’s stomach stuffed with offal. Suet, onions and oatmeal – is a traditional Scottish food.
- Question 7 of 24
At the beginning of the Middle Ages, Ireland was an independent country.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is TRUE.
- Question 8 of 24
When did William of Orange invade England to proclaim himself king?CorrectIncorrect
In 1688, important Protestants in England asked William of Orange to invade England and proclaim himself king. When William reached England, there was no resistance. James fled to France and William took over the throne, becoming William III in England, Wales and Ireland, and William II of Scotland.
- Question 9 of 24
The courts that deal with cases involving personal injury, family matters, breaches of contract and divorce in England and Wales are:CorrectIncorrect
County Courts deal with a wide range of civil disputes. These include people trying to get back money that is owed to them, cases involving personal injury, family matters, breaches of contract, and divorce. In Scotland, most of these matters are dealt with in the Sheriff Court.
- Question 10 of 24
What is the third verse of the National Anthem of the UK ‘God save the Queen’?CorrectIncorrect
The third verse of the National Anthem of the UK is ‘God save the Queen!’.
- Question 11 of 24
When were Forced Marriage Protection Orders introduced in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
Forced Marriage Protection Orders were introduced in 2008 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland under the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007. Similar Protection Orders were introduced in Scotland in November 2011.
- Question 12 of 24
When did the British combat troops abandon Iraq?CorrectIncorrect
British combat troops left Iraq in 2009.
- Question 13 of 24
How many senior MPs does the Prime Minister appoint to form the cabinet?CorrectIncorrect
The Prime Minister appoints about 20 senior MPs to become ministers in charge of departments.
- Question 14 of 24
How is donated blood used by hospitals?CorrectIncorrect
Donated blood is used by hospitals to help people with a wide range of injuries and illnesses.
- Question 15 of 24
When did Croatia become a member of the European Union?CorrectIncorrect
Croatia became a member state in 2013.
- Question 16 of 24
What year did the ‘Habeas Corpus Act’ become law?CorrectIncorrect
The Habeas Corpus Act became law in 1679.
- Question 17 of 24
Which book was voted the country’s best-loved novel in 2003?CorrectIncorrect
In 2003, The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien was voted the country’s best-loved novel.
- Question 18 of 24
Which of the following statements is true about the Bronze Age?CorrectIncorrect
The people of the Bronze Age were accomplished metalworkers who made many beautiful objects in bronze and gold, including tools, ornaments and weapons.
- Question 19 of 24
What is Ernest Rutherford famous for?CorrectIncorrect
Scientists led by Ernest Rutherford, working at Manchester and then Cambridge University, were the first to ‘split the atom’ and took part in the Manhattan Project in the United States, which developed the atomic bomb.
- Question 20 of 24
What name is given to the 31st of December in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In Scotland, the 31st of December is called Hogmanay.
- Question 21 of 24
Permanent residents and citizens of the UK have the right to a fair trial.
This statement is true.
- Question 22 of 24
During the ‘swinging sixties’ Britain experienced a growth in:CorrectIncorrect
The decade of the 1960s was a period of significant social change. It was known as the ‘swinging sixties’. There was growth in British fashion, cinema and popular music.
- Question 23 of 24
The new social classes that appeared after the Black Death plague and who owned large areas of land were known as:CorrectIncorrect
Following the Black Death, new social classes appeared, including owners of large areas of land (later called the gentry), and people left the countryside to live in the towns. In the towns, growing wealth led to the development of a strong middle class.
- Question 24 of 24
In the UK, it is a criminal offence to sell alcohol to anyone under the age of:CorrectIncorrect
It is a criminal offence to sell alcohol to anyone who is under 18 or to buy alcohol for people who are under the age of 18. (There is one exception: people aged 16 or over can drink alcohol with a meal in a hotel or restaurant).