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Life in the UK Test 32
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- Question 1 of 24
The public can listen to debates in the Palace of Westminster from public galleries in the House of Lords but not in the House of Commons.CorrectIncorrect
The public can listen to debates in the Palace of Westminster from public galleries in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
- Question 2 of 24
What names are given to the day before Lent starts (select TWO answers)?CorrectIncorrect
The day before Lent starts is called Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day.
- Question 3 of 24
Where is the city of Norwich located?CorrectIncorrect
Norwich is located in England.
- Question 4 of 24
How many former UK colonies were granted independence in 1947?CorrectIncorrect
In 1947, independence was granted to nine countries, including India, Pakistan and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
- Question 5 of 24
To get a UK driving licence you must pass a driving test, which assesses your knowledge and __________.CorrectIncorrect
To get a UK driving licence you must pass a driving test, which tests both your knowledge and your practical skills.
- Question 6 of 24
What British musician composed a suite of pieces themed around the planets and the solar system known as ‘The Planets’?CorrectIncorrect
Gustav Holst work includes The Planets, a suite of pieces themed around the planets and the solar system.
- Question 7 of 24
When is St Patrick’s Day (the patron of Northern Ireland) celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
St Patrick’s Day, patron to of Northern Ireland is on the 17th of March.
- Question 8 of 24
Before becoming King, Henry VII was known as:
Henry Tudor, the leader of the House of Lancaster, became King Henry VII after defeating King Richard III of the House of York at the Battle of Bosworth Field.
- Question 9 of 24
How many members does the Welsh assembly have?CorrectIncorrect
The Welsh assembly has 60 Assembly members.
- Question 10 of 24
To whom do new citizens have to swear or affirm loyalty as part of their citizenship ceremony?CorrectIncorrect
New citizens swear or affirm loyalty to the Queen as part of the citizenship ceremony.
- Question 11 of 24
Where does the money used for government services such as roads, education, police and the armed forces come from?CorrectIncorrect
Money raised from income tax pays for government services such as roads, education, police and the armed forces.
- Question 12 of 24
When did Elizabeth II become Queen?CorrectIncorrect
The Queen has reigned since her father’s death in 1952.
- Question 13 of 24
What charity works for the preservation of important buildings, the coastline and the countryside in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The National Trust works for the preservation of important buildings, the coastline and the countryside in the UK.
- Question 14 of 24
D-Day refers to the event on the 6 June 1944 when Allied Forces landed in Normandy aiming to attack Hitler’s forces in Western Europe during World War I.CorrectIncorrect
D-Day refers to the event on the 6 June 1944 when Allied Forces landed in Normandy aiming to attack Hitler’s forces in Western Europe during World War II.
- Question 15 of 24
What is the percentage of the total British population located in Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
The population is very unequally distributed over the four parts of the UK. England more or less consistently makes up 84% of the total population, Wales around 5%, Scotland just over 8%, and Northern Ireland less than 3%.
- Question 16 of 24
Which statement is true about the Beatles and the Rolling Stones?CorrectIncorrect
Two well-known pop music groups in the 1960s were The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
- Question 17 of 24
What is the most famous rugby union competition?CorrectIncorrect
The most famous rugby union competition is the Six Nations Championship.
- Question 18 of 24
What do the windows of stained glass found in cathedrals represent?
During the middle ages, several cathedrals had windows of stained glass, telling stories about the Bible and Christian saints.
- Question 19 of 24
What were the plantations?CorrectIncorrect
Plantations were settlements of Scottish and English Protestants who took over the land from Catholic landholders in Ulster, the northern province of Ireland.
- Question 20 of 24
Which British writer wrote satirical novels including Decline and Fall?CorrectIncorrect
Evelyn Waugh wrote satirical novels, including Decline and Fall and Scoop.
- Question 21 of 24
People on the electoral register with ages between 18 and 70 can be asked to serve on a jury.CorrectIncorrect
As well as getting the right to vote, people on the electoral register are randomly selected to serve on a jury. Anyone who is on the electoral register and is aged 18 to 70 can be asked to do this.
- Question 22 of 24
Which of the following is a line from one of Shakespeare’s plays and poems?CorrectIncorrect
‘All the world’s a stage’ is a line from William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It.
- Question 23 of 24
What were European Christians trying to gain control of during the Crusades?
During the Middle Ages many knights took part in the Crusades, in which European Christians fought for control of the Holy Land.
- Question 24 of 24
Arranged marriages are not allowed in the UK.CorrectIncorrect
Arranged marriages, where both parties agree to the marriage, are acceptable in the UK.