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Life in the UK Test 2
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- Question 1 of 24
Who are the peers?CorrectIncorrect
Members of the House of Lords, known as peers, are not elected by the people and do not represent a constituency.
- Question 2 of 24
During which historical period did hunter-gatherers live in Britain?CorrectIncorrect
The first people to live in Britain were hunter-gatherers, in what we call the Stone Age.
- Question 3 of 24
What do you need to apply to become a British citizen?CorrectIncorrect
To apply to become a permanent resident or citizen of the UK, you will need to: speak and read English and have a good understanding of life in the UK.
- Question 4 of 24
What is the length of the Bayeux tapestry?CorrectIncorrect
The Bayeux Tapestry is nearly 70 metres (230 feet) long and is embroidered with coloured wool.
- Question 5 of 24
The evacuation of British and French soldiers from France in a huge naval operation during WWII gave rise to which phrase:CorrectIncorrect
During WWII as France fell, the British decided to evacuate British and French soldiers from France in a huge naval operation. Many civilian volunteers in small pleasure and fishing boats from Britain helped the Navy to rescue more than 300,000 men from the beaches around Dunkirk. The evacuation gave rise to the phrase ‘the Dunkirk spirit’.
- Question 6 of 24
How many crosses comprise the Union Flag?CorrectIncorrect
The Union Flag has three crosses.
- Question 7 of 24
The House of Lords is normally more independent of the government than the House of Commons:CorrectIncorrect
The House of Lords is normally more independent of the government than the House of Commons.
- Question 8 of 24
The War of the Roses started in:CorrectIncorrect
In 1455, a civil war was begun to decide who should be king of England. It was fought between the supporters of two families: the House of Lancaster and the House of York. This war was called the Wars of the Roses, because the symbol of Lancaster was a red rose and the symbol of York was a white rose.
- Question 9 of 24
Within the UK, the population of England alone is approximately of _________.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 10 of 24
How are the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) elected?CorrectIncorrect
Elections to the European Parliament use a system of proportional representation, where seats are allocated to each party in proportion to the total number of votes it has won.
- Question 11 of 24
Who wrote the book ‘The Lord of the Rings’?
The Lord of the Rings was written by JRR Tolkien.
- Question 12 of 24
Whose responsibility is to interpret the law and to make sure that trials are conducted fairly?CorrectIncorrect
Judges (who are together called ‘the judiciary’) are responsible for interpreting the law and ensuring that trials are conducted fairly.
- Question 13 of 24
What name is given to the group of artists who painted detailed pictures on religious or literary themes using bright colours in the 19th century?
The Pre-Raphaelites were an important group of artists in the second half of the 19th century. They painted detailed pictures on religious or literary themes in bright colours. The group included Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Sir John Millais.
- Question 14 of 24
What was the name of the Roman missionnaire who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury?CorrectIncorrect
St Augustine became the first Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Question 15 of 24
Which British nation is associated with the thistle?CorrectIncorrect
The thistle is the flower associated with Scotland.
- Question 16 of 24
People cannot be taken to court for owing money.CorrectIncorrect
People might be taken to court if they owe money to someone.
- Question 17 of 24
During which festive day do children play ‘trick or treat’?CorrectIncorrect
During Halloween young people will often dress up in frightening costumes to play ‘trick or treat’.
- Question 18 of 24
Which of the following countries does not belong to the European Union?CorrectIncorrect
Norway is not a member of the European Union.
- Question 19 of 24
Which of the following charities works for the preservation of buildings, the coastline and the countryside in England?CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, many parts of the countryside and places of interest are kept open by the National Trust in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the National Trust for Scotland. Both are charities that work to preserve important buildings, coastline and countryside in the UK.
- Question 20 of 24
During the 2012 Olympic Games, where was the main Olympic site located?CorrectIncorrect
The main Olympic site for the 2012 Games was in Stratford, East London.
- Question 21 of 24
In what year did Ireland become unified with England, Wales and Scotland?CorrectIncorrect
In 1801, Ireland became unified with England, Scotland and Wales after the Act of Union of 1800. This created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- Question 22 of 24
Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The official name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- Question 23 of 24
Where does Aldeburgh festival take place?CorrectIncorrect
The Aldeburgh festival takes place in Suffolk.
- Question 24 of 24
Which TWO of the following operas were created by Benjamin Britten?CorrectIncorrect
The operas Billy Budd and Peter Grimes were created by Benjamin Britten.