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Life in the UK Test 10
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- Question 1 of 24
When was Ireland split into two countries?CorrectIncorrect
In 1921 a peace treaty was signed and in 1922 Ireland became two countries.
- Question 2 of 24
Who wrote “The Canterbury Tales”?CorrectIncorrect
Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a series of poems in English about a group of people going to Canterbury on a pilgrimage. This collection of poems is called The Canterbury Tales.
- Question 3 of 24
Who is responsible for appointing life peers?CorrectIncorrect
Life peers are appointed by the monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister.
- Question 4 of 24
When did the Queen celebrate her Diamond Jubilee?CorrectIncorrect
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated in 2012.
- Question 5 of 24
Which of the following territories does NOT form part of the UK?CorrectIncorrect
The UK is formed by England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Question 6 of 24
Which of the following sports began in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Many famous sports, including cricket, football, lawn tennis, golf and rugby, began in Britain.
- Question 7 of 24
The Scottish Parliament is constituted by _____ members.
There are 129 members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), elected by a form of proportional representation.
- Question 8 of 24
The rose is the flower associated with:CorrectIncorrect
The rose is the flower associated with England.
- Question 9 of 24
What percentage of the population identified themselves as Buddhist, according to the Citizenship Survey carried out in the UK in 2009?CorrectIncorrect
In the 2009 Citizenship Survey, 70% of people identified themselves as Christian. Much smaller proportions identified themselves as Muslim (4%), Hindu (2%), Sikh (1%), Jewish or Buddhist (both less than 0.5%), and 2% of people followed another religion.
- Question 10 of 24
After the Norman Conquest, the king and his noblemen had spoken Norman French and the peasants had continued to speak Latin. Gradually these two languages combined to become one English language.CorrectIncorrect
After the Norman Conquest, the king and his noblemen had spoken Norman French and the peasants had continued to speak Anglo-Saxon. Gradually these two languages combined to become one English language.
- Question 11 of 24
Which of the following islands is a ‘Crown dependency’?CorrectIncorrect
There are also several islands which are closely linked with the UK but are not part of it: the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. These have their own governments and are called ‘Crown dependencies’.
- Question 12 of 24
Who directed the movie ‘The 39 Steps’ in 1935?CorrectIncorrect
The 39 Steps (1935) was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
- Question 13 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a role of the House of Lords?CorrectIncorrect
The House of Lords can suggest amendments or propose new laws, which are then discussed by MPs. The House of Lords checks laws that have been passed by the House of Commons to ensure they are fit for purpose and it also holds the government to account to make sure that it is working in the best interests of the people.
- Question 14 of 24
What name is given to the system used in the UK to elect the Members of the Parliament (MPs)?CorrectIncorrect
MPs are elected through a system called ‘first past the post’. In constituency, the candidate who gets the most votes is elected.
- Question 15 of 24
How many candles a day are lit during the Hanukkah festival?CorrectIncorrect
Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days. On each day of the festival a candle is lit on a stand of eight candles (called a menorah) to remember the story of the festival, where oil that should have lasted only a day did so for eight.
- Question 16 of 24
When did the ‘Concorde’ aircraft begin to carry passengers?CorrectIncorrect
The ‘Concorde’ began carrying passengers in 1976.
- Question 17 of 24
According to the new Church of England created by Henry VIII, who could appoint bishops and order how people should worship?CorrectIncorrect
In the new Church of England, the king, not the Pope, would have the power to appoint bishops and order how people should worship.
- Question 18 of 24
Which three countries were granted their independence in 1947?CorrectIncorrect
In 1947, independence was granted to nine countries, including India, Pakistan and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
- Question 19 of 24
Pubs in the UK normally open from _______ on Sundays.CorrectIncorrect
Pubs are usually open during the day from 11.00 am (12 noon on Sundays).
- Question 20 of 24
In Youth Courts the parents or carers of the young person being judged are expected to attend the hearing, members of the public are not allowed in them and the name or photographs of the accused young person cannot be published in newspapers or used by the media.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is true.
- Question 21 of 24
When did the first farmers arrive in Britain?CorrectIncorrect
The first farmers arrived in Britain 6,000 years ago.
- Question 22 of 24
In which British county was Margaret Thatcher born?CorrectIncorrect
Margaret Thatcher was the daughter of a grocer from Grantham in Lincolnshire.
- Question 23 of 24
Which two wives of Henry VIII were cousins?CorrectIncorrect
Catherine Howard was a cousin of Anne Boleyn.
- Question 24 of 24
Which TWO of the following place names come from the Viking language?CorrectIncorrect
Many of the Viking invaders stayed in Britain – especially in the east and north of England in an area known as the Danelaw (many place names there, such as Grimsby and Scunthorpe come from the Viking languages).
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