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Life In The UK - Question/Answer Pack - Chapter 4

Life In The UK - Question/Answer Pack - Chapter 4

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Questions
 
 –
 
How
 
the
 
UK
 
is
 
Governed
 
1.
 
What
 
sort
 
of 
 
democracy
 
is
 
the
 
UK?
 
2.
 
Name
 
some
 
of 
 
the
 
institutions
 
that
 
form
 
the
 
UK
 
constitution
 
(8)
 
3.
 
Which
 
areas
 
have
 
devolved
 
administrations
 
been
 
set
 
up
 
for?
 
4.
 
How
 
is
 
the
 
British
 
constitution
 
different
 
from
 
other
 
constitutions?
 
5.
 
Why
 
does
 
Britain
 
not
 
have
 
a
 
written
 
constitution?
 
The
 
Monarchy
 
6.
 
Who
 
is
 
the
 
head
 
of 
 
State
 
in
 
the
 
UK?
 
7.
 
Where
 
else
 
is
 
she
 
the
 
head
 
of 
 
state
 
of?
 
8.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
meaning
 
of 
 
the
 
term
 
“constitutional
 
monarchy”?
 
9.
 
Name
 
some
 
other
 
places
 
(3)
 
that
 
have
 
a
 
constitutional
 
monarchy
 
10.
 
What
 
3
 
things
 
does
 
the
 
monarch
 
do
 
w.r.t
 
the
 
prime
 
minister?
 
11.
 
Who
 
makes
 
all
 
the
 
decisions
 
on
 
government
 
policy?
 
12.
 
Since
 
when
 
has
 
the
 
queen
 
reigned?
 
13.
 
Who
 
is
 
the
 
heir
 
to
 
the
 
throne?
 
14.
 
Who
 
opens
 
parliament?
 
15.
 
What
 
specifically
 
does
 
she
 
do
 
at
 
this
 
point?
 
Government
 
16.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
system
 
of 
 
government
 
in
 
the
 
UK?
 
17.
 
How
 
many
 
parliamentary
 
constituencies
 
is
 
the
 
country
 
divided
 
into?
 
18.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
maximum
 
period
 
between
 
general
 
elections?
 
19.
 
What
 
do
 
voters
 
elect
 
in
 
parliamentary
 
elections?
 
20.
 
What,
 
collectively,
 
do
 
the
 
MPs
 
form?
 
21.
 
How
 
is
 
it
 
decided
 
which
 
party
 
will
 
form
 
the
 
government?
 
22.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
ONLY
 
bill
 
to
 
which
 
the
 
house
 
of 
 
Lords
 
MUST
 
give
 
consent?
 
The
 
House
 
of 
 
Commons
 
23.
 
What
 
two
 
chambers
 
is
 
parliament
 
made
 
of?
 
24.
 
What
 
is
 
different
 
between
 
the
 
House
 
of 
 
Lords
 
and
 
the
 
commons?
 
25.
 
What
 
are
 
members
 
of 
 
the
 
House
 
of 
 
Commons
 
called?
 
26.
 
To
 
what
 
house
 
does
 
the
 
PM
 
and
 
the
 
cabinet
 
belong?
 
27.
 
What
 
does
 
each
 
MP
 
represent?
 
28.
 
What
 
are
 
the
 
responsibilities
 
of 
 
the
 
MP?
 
Elections
 
29.
 
What
 
is
 
a
 
general
 
election?
 
30.
 
What
 
is
 
a
 
by
election?
 
31.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
“first
 
past
the
post”
 
system
 
about?
 
 
32.
 
How
 
is
 
the
 
government
 
formed?
 
The
 
Whips
 
33.
 
Who
 
are
 
the
 
whips?
 
34.
 
Who
 
are
 
they
 
appointed
 
by?
 
35.
 
What
 
2
 
things
 
are
 
they
 
responsible
 
for?
 
36.
 
What
 
2
 
other
 
responsibility
 
does
 
Cheap
 
Whip
 
have?
 
European
 
Parliamentary
 
Elections
 
37.
 
How
 
often
 
are
 
European
 
parliamentary
 
elections
 
held?
 
38.
 
How
 
many
 
seats
 
does
 
the
 
UK
 
have
 
wrt
 
the
 
EP?
 
39.
 
What
 
are
 
elected
 
members
 
of 
 
the
 
European
 
Parliament
 
called?
 
40.
 
What
 
system
 
does
 
the
 
UK
 
use
 
to
 
decide
 
how
 
to
 
allocate
 
EP
 
seats?
 
Define
 
it.
 
The
 
House
 
Of 
 
Lords
 
41.
 
What
 
are
 
members
 
of 
 
the
 
House
 
of 
 
Lords
 
known
 
as?
 
42.
 
How
 
do
 
members
 
differ
 
from
 
the
 
House
 
of 
 
Commons?
 
43.
 
Until
 
what
 
year
 
were
 
all
 
members
 
of 
 
the
 
House
 
of 
 
Lords
 
either
 
hereditary,
 
bishops
 
of 
 
the
 
CoE
 
or
 
senior
 
 judges?
 
44.
 
What
 
are
 
life
 
peers?
 
45.
 
Why
 
would
 
they
 
be
 
appointed?
 
46.
 
How
 
does
 
this
 
influence
 
debates
 
in
 
the
 
house
 
of 
 
lords?
 
47.
 
Who
 
appoints
 
life
 
peers?
 
48.
 
How
 
is
 
she
 
given
 
this
 
advice?
 
49.
 
What
 
has
 
happened
 
wrt
 
hereditary
 
peers
 
recently?
 
50.
 
How
 
are
 
they
 
represented
 
now?
 
51.
 
Is
 
the
 
house
 
of 
 
lords
 
more
 
or
 
less
 
important
 
than
 
the
 
house
 
of 
 
commons?
 
52.
 
What
 
2
 
things
 
can
 
it
 
do
 
to
 
laws?
 
53.
 
When
 
does
 
the
 
house
 
of 
 
lords
 
become
 
really
 
important?
 
54.
 
Does
 
the
 
house
 
of 
 
common
 
have
 
the
 
ability
 
to
 
overrule
 
the
 
house
 
of 
 
lords?
 
The
 
Prime
 
Minister
 
55.
 
Who
 
is
 
the
 
prime
 
minister
 
defined
 
as?
 
56.
 
Who
 
appoints
 
the
 
cabinet?
 
57.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
PMs
 
official
 
residence?
 
58.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
country
 
residence?
 
59.
 
How
 
can
 
the
 
PM
 
be
 
changed?
 
60.
 
When
 
does
 
the
 
PM
 
usually
 
resign?
 
 
The
 
Cabinet
 
61.
 
How
 
many
 
senior
 
MPs
 
are
 
appointed
 
to
 
the
 
cabinet?
 
62.
 
Who
 
is
 
the
 
Chancellor
 
the
 
Exchequer?
 
63.
 
What
 
3
 
things
 
is
 
the
 
Home
 
Secretary
 
responsible
 
for?
 
64.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
foreign
 
secretary
 
responsible
 
for?
 
65.
 
What
 
are
 
the
 
secretaries
 
of 
 
state
 
for
 
education,
 
health
 
and
 
defence
 
for?
 
66.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
Lord
 
chancellor
 
responsible
 
for?
 
67.
 
Where
 
is
 
the
 
lord
 
chancellor
 
usually
 
sat?
 
68.
 
Since
 
2005
 
where
 
else
 
can
 
he
 
sit?
 
69.
 
How
 
often
 
does
 
the
 
cabinet
 
sit?
 
70.
 
What
 
do
 
they
 
do?
 
The
 
Opposition
 
71.
 
Who
 
is
 
the
 
opposition?
 
72.
 
Who
 
is
 
the
 
leader
 
of 
 
the
 
opposition?
 
73.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
 job
 
of 
 
the
 
leader
 
of 
 
the
 
opposition?
 
74.
 
Where
 
is
 
an
 
important
 
place
 
where
 
this
 
happens?
 
75.
 
What
 
is
 
the
 
shadow
 
cabinet?
 
The
 
Speaker
 
76.
 
Who
 
is
 
the
 
speaker?
 
77.
 
What
 
two
 
roles
 
does
 
he/she
 
have?
 
The
 
Party
 
System
 
78.
 
Under
 
the
 
British
 
system
 
of 
 
parliamentary
 
democracy,
 
who
 
may
 
stand
 
for
 
being
 
an
 
MP?
 
79.
 
Who
 
are
 
the
 
major
 
parties
 
(3)?
 
80.
 
What
 
do
 
the
 
main
 
politicial
 
parties
 
do?
 
Wrt
 
ordinary
 
people?
 
81.
 
How
 
often
 
are
 
policy
 
making
 
conferences
 
held?
 
Pressure
 
and
 
Lobby
 
Groups
 
82.
 
What
 
do
 
pressure
 
and
 
lobby
 
groups
 
do?
 
83.
 
Why
 
are
 
they
 
important?
 
84.
 
Name
 
two
 
things
 
they
 
may
 
represent
 
(with
 
examples)?
 
The
 
Civil
 
Service
 
85.
 
Who
 
are
 
civil
 
servants?
 
86.
 
How
 
do
 
they
 
handle
 
political
 
affiliation?
 
87.
 
What
 
do
 
they
 
do
 
if 
 
they
 
think
 
a
 
policy
 
is
 
impractical
 
or
 
not
 
in
 
the
 
public
 
interest?
 
88.
 
What
 
happens
 
before
 
a
 
general
 
election?
 

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