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Life in the UK Test 5
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- Question 1 of 24
When did the First World War take place?
The First World War lasted four years (1914 – 1918).
- Question 2 of 24
When did Guy Fawkes try to kill the Protestant king with a bomb in the Houses of the Parliament?CorrectIncorrect
In 1605, a group of Catholics led by Guy Fawkes failed in their plan to kill the Protestant king with a bomb in the Houses of Parliament.
- Question 3 of 24
During political debates, who is responsible for making sure that the opposition has a guaranteed amount of time to debate issues which it chooses?CorrectIncorrect
The Speaker keeps order during political debates to make sure the rules are followed. This includes making sure the opposition has a guaranteed amount of time to debate issues which it chooses.
- Question 4 of 24
Apart from English, in which two other languages can you take the life in the UK test?CorrectIncorrect
The Life in the UK test is usually taken is English, although special arrangements can be made if you wish to take it in Welsh or Scottish Gaelic.
- Question 5 of 24
The National Park Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is located in:
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is located in the west of Scotland.
- Question 6 of 24
One of the fundamental principles of life in the UK is:
The fundamental principles of British life include: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and participation in community life.
- Question 7 of 24
In which sport did Sir Jackie Stewart win the world championship three times?
Sir Jackie Stewart is a Scottish former racing driver who won the Formula 1 world championship three times.
- Question 8 of 24
When was the NHS established?CorrectIncorrect
In 1948, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan, the Minister for Health, led the establishment of the National Health Service (NHS).
- Question 9 of 24
The court that deals with minor criminal cases in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is:
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, most minor criminal cases are dealt with in a Magistrates’ Court. In Scotland, minor criminal offences go to a Justice of the Peace Court.
- Question 10 of 24
The Scottish dragon does not appear on the Union Flag because, when the first Union Flag was created in 1606 from the flags of Wales and England, Scotland was already united with England.
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 11 of 24
What percentage of the population identified themselves as Sikh, according to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009?CorrectIncorrect
According to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009, 1% of the population identified themselves as Sikh.
- Question 12 of 24
What animal did Sir Ian Wilmot and Keith Campbell clone in the 1990’s?CorrectIncorrect
In 1996, two British scientists, Sir Ian Wilmot and Keith Campbell, led a team which was the first to succeed in cloning a mammal, Dolly the sheep.
- Question 13 of 24
Where is the Castle of Inveraray located?CorrectIncorrect
Crathes Castle and Inveraray Castle are located in Scotland.
- Question 14 of 24
Who wrote the music for the show Evita?CorrectIncorrect
Andrew Lloyd Webber has written the music for shows like Evita, with the lyrics from Tim Rice.
- Question 15 of 24
The queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart, was a protestant.
The queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart (often now called ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’) was a Catholic.
- Question 16 of 24
The Laurence Olivier Awards take place monthly at different venues in Manchester.CorrectIncorrect
The Laurence Olivier Awards take place annually at different venues in London.
- Question 17 of 24
What British king defeated the Vikings?CorrectIncorrect
King Alfred the Great defeated the Vikings.
- Question 18 of 24
When did Alan Turing invent the Turing machine?CorrectIncorrect
A Turing machine is a theoretical mathematical device invented by Alan Turing (1912-54), a British mathematician, in the 1930s.
- Question 19 of 24
Hereditary peers lost the automatic right to attend the House of Lords in:
Since 1999, hereditary peers have lost the automatic right to attend the House of Lords. They now elect a few of their number to represent them in the House of Lords.
- Question 20 of 24
Wales and Scotland have their own banknotes, which are valid everywhere in the UK and shops and businesses are obliged to accept them.CorrectIncorrect
Northern Ireland and Scotland have their own banknotes, which are valid everywhere in the UK. However, shops and businesses do not have to accept them.
- Question 21 of 24
When did the economic boom that followed the Second World War come to an end?CorrectIncorrect
In the late 1970s, the post-war economic boom came to an end.
- Question 22 of 24
Who are the ‘shadow ministers’?CorrectIncorrect
The leader of the opposition also appoints senior opposition MPs to be ‘shadow ministers’.
- Question 23 of 24
What did Henry VII do to secure his position as a king after the War of the Roses (select TWO answers)?CorrectIncorrect
After his victory in the Wars of the Roses, Henry VII wanted to make sure that England remained peaceful and that his position as king was secure. He deliberately strengthened the central administration of England and reduced the power of the nobles.
- Question 24 of 24
Which of the following is a British event that gives awards to the best British group and the best British solo artist?CorrectIncorrect
The Brit Awards is an annual event that gives awards in a range of categories, such as best British group and best British solo artist.