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Life in the UK Test 33
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- Question 1 of 24
Which of the following countries does not belong to the Commonwealth?CorrectIncorrect
Turkey does not belong to the Commonwealth.
- Question 2 of 24
One of the most important principles of the Enlightenment was that everyone should have the right to their own political and religious beliefs and that the state should not try to dictate to them.CorrectIncorrect
This statement is TRUE.
- Question 3 of 24
Who composed the music for The Phantom of the Opera?CorrectIncorrect
Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the music for shows like The Phantom of the Opera.
- Question 4 of 24
What is the banknote with the highest value in the United Kingdom?CorrectIncorrect
The banknote with the highest value in the UK is the £50 note.
- Question 5 of 24
The Church of England was established by:CorrectIncorrect
To divorce his first wife, Henry VIII needed the approval of the Pope. When the Pope refused, Henry established the Church of England. In this new church, the king, not the Pope, would have the power to appoint bishops and order how people should worship.
- Question 6 of 24
How often do the elections for the National Assembly of Wales take place?CorrectIncorrect
Elections for the National Assembly of Wales are held every four years using a form of proportional representation.
- Question 7 of 24
Who gave the famous speech ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat’?CorrectIncorrect
During the Second World War, Winston Churchill made many famous speeches including lines which you may still hear: ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat’. This was Churchill’s first speech to the House of Commons after he became Prime Minister, 1940.
- Question 8 of 24
What was the population of the British Empire during the Victorian period?CorrectIncorrect
During the Victorian period, the British Empire grew to cover all of India, Australia and large parts of Africa. It became the largest empire the world has ever seen, with an estimated population of more than 400 million people.
- Question 9 of 24
Which of the following are institutions of the British government (select THREE answers)?CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, there are several different parts of government including: the monarchy, the Parliament (the House of Commons and the House of Lords), the Prime Minister, the cabinet, the judiciary (courts), the police, the civil service and the local government.
- Question 10 of 24
Where are the cities of Bradford and Plymouth located?CorrectIncorrect
Bradford and Plymouth are located in England.
- Question 11 of 24
What is the system by which the income tax is automatically taken from the employee’s income by their employer and paid directly to HMRC?CorrectIncorrect
For most people, the right amount of income tax is automatically taken from their income from employment by their employer and paid directly to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the government department that collects taxes. This system is called “Pay As You Earn” (PAYE).
- Question 12 of 24
How can you arrange a visit to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont (choose TWO answers)?CorrectIncorrect
There are two ways to arrange a visit to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont. You can either contact the Education Service (details are on the Northern Ireland Assembly website at http://www.niassembly.gov.uk) or contact an MLA.
- Question 13 of 24
What do Hindus and Sikhs celebrate during Diwali?CorrectIncorrect
Diwalli celebrates the victory of good over evil and the gaining of knowledge.
- Question 14 of 24
When is New Year’s Eve celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
New Year’s Eve is celebrated on the 31st of December.
- Question 15 of 24
Which of Henry VIII’s wives was a German princess who he married for political reasons?CorrectIncorrect
Henry married Anne of Cleves, a German princess, for political reasons but divorced her soon after.
- Question 16 of 24
Which international institution recommends action when there are international crises and threats to peace?CorrectIncorrect
The UN Security Council, which recommends action when there are international crises and threats to peace.
- Question 17 of 24
Which of the following matters are responsibility of the Home Secretary?CorrectIncorrect
The Home Secretary is responsible for crime, policing and immigration.
- Question 18 of 24
When is the Vaisakhi festival celebrated?CorrectIncorrect
Vaisakhi is celebrated on 14th April each year with parades, dancing and singing.
- Question 19 of 24
What land formation made of columns of volcanic lava can be found on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland?CorrectIncorrect
The Giant’s Causeway is a land formation of columns made from volcanic lava located on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland.
- Question 20 of 24
What flowers do people wear during Remembrance Day?CorrectIncorrect
On Remembrance Day people wear poppies (the red flower found on the battlefields of the First World War).
- Question 21 of 24
The Speaker is an MP of the political party in power.CorrectIncorrect
The Speaker is neutral and does not represent a political party, even though he or she is an MP, represents a constituency and deals with the constituents’ problems like any other MP.
- Question 22 of 24
Queen Victoria reigned for:CorrectIncorrect
In 1837, Queen Victoria became queen of the UK at the age of 18. She reigned until 1901, almost 64 years.
- Question 23 of 24
Which of the following principles is NOT included in the European Convention of Human Rights?CorrectIncorrect
Prohibition of immoral thoughts is not one of the principles included in the European Convention of Human Rights.
- Question 24 of 24
Where does the Scottish Grand National horse racing event take place?CorrectIncorrect
The Scottish Grand National horse racing event takes place in Ayr.