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Test 1

1. Which of these forts that were part of Hadrian's Wall?


(Choose any 2 answers)
Housesteads
Skara Brae
Sutton Hoo
Vindolanda
2. The monarch is the head of the Church of England
True
False
3. The UK is part of the United Nations (UN)
Yes, this is correct
No, the UK is not part of UN anymore
4. A very impressive hill fort can still be seen today at Maiden Castle, in the English county
of ______
Danebury
Cornwall
Dorset
5. How often are the elections held in Britain?
Every 3 years
Every 4 years
At least every 5 years
Every 7 years
6. What are Halloweens lanterns traditionally made from?
Apples
Cucumbers
Potatoes
Pumpkins
7. 'The Enlightenment' is known as
New ideas about politics, philosophy and science that were developed in the 18th century
The abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire in the 19th century
New laws introduced in the 18th century to protect workers
The Industrial Revolution in the 18th century
8. On Christmas Day families traditionally sit down to a dinner of roast turkey, Christmas
pudding and a rich steamed pudding made from suet, dried fruit and spices
True
False
9. The UK is one of five permanent members of the Security Council in the United Nation
True
False

10. Walking and using public transport to get around when you can is also a good way to
protect the environment because it create less pollution than when you use a car
Yes, this is correct
No, because public transport such as a bus is using more fuel then a car
11. When were women allowed to vote?
1882
1948
1928
1918
12. What is the Grand National?
A tennis championship
A football cup competition
A horse race
A motor race
13. Who is the patron saint of Wales and on which date is the feast day?
St Michel 3rd March
St Peter November 29th
St James 5th September
St David 1st March
14. James I and his son Charles I believed in the 'Divine Right of Kings': the idea that the king
was directly appointed by ______ to rule
the Queen
the Prime Minister
the Church
God
15. Many schools organise events to raise money for extra equipment or out-of-school
activities
Yes, this is correct
No, schools get money from the government
16. The words 'Britain', 'British Isles' or 'British', however, are used in this test to refer to
everyone in
(Choose any 4 answers)
England
The Isle of Man
Scotland
Wales
Channel Islands
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland

17. You have to be ____ to go into betting shops or gambling clubs


15
16
17
18
18. The most famous Tennis tournament hosted in Britain is The Wimbledon Championships,
which takes place each year at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
True
False
19. It is illegal to sell tobacco products to under 18 years old
True
False
20. King Richard III of the House of York was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field in
1485
1490
1495
1498
21. Big Ben clock is over ______ years old and is a popular tourist attraction
150
180
200
210
22. ______ abolished slavery throughout the British Empire
The Abolition Act
The Emancipation Act
The Freedom Act
The Slavery Act
23. Why is 1928 an important date for women's rights?
Women could vote at 18, the same age as men
Women could vote at 21, the same age as men
Women could vote if they were over 30 years old
None of these
24. There is no place in British society for extremism or intolerance
True
False

1. What is the correct order of the National Days?

Test 2

St George's Day, St David's Day, St Patrick's Day, St Andrew's Day


St David's Day, St Patrick's Day, St George's Day, St Andrew's Day
St Patrick's Day, St David's Day, St Andrew's Day, St George's Day
St David's Day, St Patrick's Day, St Andrew's Day, St George's Day
2. When is Christmas Eve?
23rd December
24th December
25th December
26th December
3. Pubs are usually open during the day from ______
8.00am
9.00am
10.00am
11.00am
4. On Valentine's Day people exchange gifts and cards and send anonymous cards to people
they secretly admire
True
False
5. 'The Canterbury Tales' was one of the first books to be printed by William Caxton, the first
person in England to print books using a printing press
True
False
6. What is the minimum age for drinking alcohol in a hotel or restaurant?
Usually 19, but at 16 you can have a drink with a meal
Usually 18, but at 15 you can have a drink with a meal
Usually 21, but at 18 you can have a drink with a meal
Usually 18, but at 16 you can have a drink with a meal
7. Life peers have to be Christians
True, no other faith members are allowed
False, other faith members can also be life peers
8. What can be done to protect a person from being forced into a marriage, or to protect a
person in a forced marriage?
Ask the priest to verify the identities
Check the age of both people to make sure they are over 18
Court orders can be obtained by a potential victim or someone acting for them
9. Who is the heir to the throne?
The Queen's oldest son
The Queen's husband

The Prime Minister


None of these
10. The present voting age of 18 was set in
1918
1928
1949
1969
11. Nowadays The House of Commons can overrule the House of Lords
Yes, always
Maybe, sometimes
No, that's not right
12. Lent begins on _____
Good Friday
Ash Wednesday
Good Friday
St Valentine's Day
13. Anyone who is violent towards their partner (whether they are a man or a woman,
married or living together) can not be prosecuted
Yes, it's correct
No, they can be prosecuted
14. Sir Francis Drake's ship the 'Golden Hind', was one of the first to sail right
around/circumnavigate ______
the Ireland
the United Kingdom
the Europe
the world
15. In Northern Ireland, cases are heard by a District Judge or Deputy District Judge, who is
legally qualified and paid
Yes, it's correct
No, they do not get paid
16. UK MPs are elected on the basis of
Proportional Representation
First past the post system
Instant runoff
17. What is the name and the date of the National Day of Wales?
St Andrew's Day, 30 November
St Francis's Day, 19 June
St George's Day, 23 April
St David's Day, 1 March

18. When is the New Year celebrated in the United Kingdom?


25th of December
26th of December
1st of February
1st of January
19. People usually eat roast ______ for the Christmas Dinner
Turkey
Lamb
Chicken
Beef
20. The Middle Ages or the medieval period was a time of almost constant war
True
False
21. In 1928 women in Britain received voting rights at the same age as men
True
False
22. The government, public bodies and the courts must follow the principles of the European
Convention
True
False
23. All dogs in public places must wear ______
A collar with the name and address of the owner
Wellington boots for big puddles
Sunglasses on a sunny day to avoid eye damage
A raincoat in wet weather
24. Judges are responsible for interpreting the law and ensuring that trials are conducted
fairly
Yes, it's correct
No, they are not responsible about trials

Test 3
1. In England, judges developed 'common law' by a process of tradition and precedence that
is, following previous decisions
True
False
2. The period after the Norman Conquest up until about 1485 is called
(Choose any 2 answers)
The Age of Discovery
The Middle Ages
The Medieval period
The Renaissance
Late Antiquity
3. Everyone in the UK with a TV, computer or other medium which can be used for watching
TV must have a ______
television licence
copyright licence
driving licence
personal licence
4. New citizens ______ loyalty to the Queen as part of the citizenship ceremony
(Choose any 2 answers)
send
swear
affirm
sign
5. People in the UK have to pay tax on their income, which includes:
(Choose any 3 answers)
All ISAs and Savings Certificates
Wages from paid employment
Taxable benefits
Attendance Allowance
Pensions
Pension Credit
6. 2 seconds silence is observed on the Remembrance Day
True
False
7. The Prime Minister has control over many important public appointments
True
False
8. Drivers can use their driving licence until they are ______ years old
60
65

70
75
9. In the 20th century, Sir Edwin Lutyens designed ______ to be the seat of government in
India
Mumbai
New Delhi
Bangalore
Kolkata
10. The Council of Europe has no power to make laws
True
False
11. The European Union law is an important source of law in Britain
True
False
12. What is the role of shadow cabinet?
Challenge the government and put forward alternative policies
Ask the members to join their party
Opening and closing of Parliament are some ceremonial duties
13. It is ______ to carry a weapon of any kind, even if it is for self-defence
your responsibility
your right
a criminal offence
14. St Andrew is the Patron Saint of ______
Scotland
Wales
England
Northern Ireland
15. If you are self-employed, you need to pay your own tax through a system called
Self-checkout
Self-assessment
Trade Union
National Insurance contribution
16. The UK is historically a ______ country
Jewish
Christian
Hindu
Muslims
17. The most serious cases in Scotland, such as murder, are heard at a ______ with a judge
and jury
Crown Court

Magistrates' Court
High Court
18. What is the origin of Parliament?
The Church's system of governance
The King's council of advisers
The Knights' round table
The Noblemen's council of governance
19. What is Hansard?
The Prime Minister's progress report
Parliament's official reports
Report about the Queen
20. What is the Church of England formally known as?
The Methodist Church
The Anglican Church
The Baptist Church
21. The Magna Carta protected the rights of the nobility and restricted the king's power to
collect taxes or to make or change laws
True
False
22. The Emperor ______ built a wall in the north of England to keep out the Picts (ancestors
of the Scottish people)
Antoninus
Hadrian
Marcus Aurelius
Verus
23. Examples of civil laws are
(Choose any 3 answers)
Carrying a weapon or drugs
Unfair dismissal or discrimination in the workplace
Murder, racial crime
Theft and assault
Disputes between landlords and tenants
Faulty consumer goods or services
24. Who does make a speech which summarises the government's policies for the year
ahead?
The Queen's husband
The Queen's oldest son
The Prime Minister
The Queen

1. The Church of England is also called


Scottish Church
Welsh Church
Anglican Church
2. Many people volunteer simply because
they don't want to go to school
they are rich and do not need a paid job
they want to become a famous
they want to help other people
3. When was the current voting age established?
1949
1959
1969
1979
4. The English ruled an area of ______ known as the Pale, around Dublin in 1200
England
Scotland
Ireland
Wales
5. How many members does jury have in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?
12
14
15
18
6. What is the minimum age to drive a car or motorcycle in the UK?
16
17
18
21
7. Who defeated the Vikings?
King Kenneth
King Alfred the Great
King Harold
King Edward I
8. In the UK, you must be at least ______ years old to drive a car or motor cycle
16
17

Test 4

18
21
9. Early members of the Royal Society were
(Choose any 2 answers)
Sir Edmund Halley
Sir William Shakespeare
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Geoffrey Chaucer
10. Members in the Welsh Assembly can speak English and Welsh, and all publications of the
Assembly are in both language
True
False
11. What is the name of the official report of the Parliament's Proceedings?
Westminster's Herald
Hansard
Cenotaph
Gansard
12. What is constitution?
Set of principles by which a country is governed
Set of written history
Set of written reports of the government
13. What is the name given to members of the House of Lords?
Patriots
Whips
Peoples Representatives
Peers
14. The UK has a constitutional monarchy
True
False
15. The Speaker also represents Parliament on ceremonial occasions
True
False
16. English kings fought a long war with France, called the Hundred Years War actually lasted
______ years
96
100
108
116

17. Easter eggs often given as presents at Easter as a symbol of new life
True
False
18. Elizabeth I never married and so had no children of her own to inherit her throne
True
False
19. 10 Downing street is the official residence of ______
The Queen
The President
The Prime Minister
20. The UK has hosted the Olympic Games on three occasions
(Choose any 3 answers)
1908
1938
1948
1968
1998
2012
21. Many theatres produce a ______ at Christmas time
tragedy
puppetry
reflection
pantomime
22. The current heir to the throne is
The Prince of Wales
Prince William
Princess Ann
Prince Harry
23. Tobacco should not be sold to anyone under the age of 25
True
False
24. The UK is not a member of NATO
True
False

1. An international organisation working to prevent war and maintain peace is

Test 5

United Nations
Red Cross
NATO
Save The Children
2. There are ______ who are specialists in particular areas, and their knowledge is useful in
making and checking laws
House of Commons
House of Lords
MPs
Peers
3. When did the First World War end?
1917
1918
1919
1920
4. The United Nations aims to
(Choose any 2 answers)
work together towards shared goals in democracy
prevent war
promote international peace and security
work together towards shared goals in development
5. Young people will often dress up in frightening costumes to play 'trick or treat' on
Halloween
True
False
6. Where St Patrick's Day is celebrated on the 17th of March?
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
England
Scotland
Wales
7. You can volunteer with the police, and become a special constable or a lay representative
Yes, this is true
No, you cannot become a constable
8. England has ______ flower associated with it and sometimes worn on national saints' day
the rose
the thistle
the daffodil
the shamrock

9. The House of Lords is more powerful than The House of Commons


True
False
10. It is important to recycle as much of your waste as you can because using recycled
materials to make new products uses less energy and means that we do not need to
extract more raw materials from the earth
True
False
11. What is National Citizen Service?
It provides free, confidential and impartial advice on consumer issues
It helps you build your skills for work and life
It provides free, independent, impartial advice on your rights and responsibilities
It is a volunteering programme for young people who want to do voluntary development work
abroad
12. The ______ is an informal way of helping people to settle minor disputes without
spending a lot of time and money using a lawyer
payment protection insurance (PPI)
small claims procedure
smart claim online
13. If police officers are corrupt or misuse their authority they are severely punished
Yes, it's correct
No, they will only be given warnings
14. The King or Queen does not rule the country but appoints the government, which the
people have chosen in a democratic election
True
False
15. The Victoria Cross was introduced during the ______
First World War
Second World War
Boer War
Crimean War
16. If you are self-employed, you have to pay your own tax
True
False
17. If it is difficult for you to get to a polling station or polling place
you can ask a family member who can vote on your behalf
you can register for a telephone vote
you can register for a postal ballot
18. It is a serious criminal offence to drive a vehicle without insurance
Yes, this is correct

No, if you drive carefully then you don't need one


No, if you drive slowly then you don't need the insurance
19. Boudicca was one of the tribal leaders who
built Hadrian's Wall
fought against the Romans
built Stonehenge
converted into Christianity
20. Henry VIII established the ______ and in this new Church, the king, not the Pope, would
have the power to appoint bishops and order how people should worship
Church of Ireland
Church in Wales
Church of England
Church of Scotland
21. Many place names such as Grimsby and Scunthorpe, come from the ______ languages
English
Spanish
Scottish
Viking
22. MPs are elected at a General Election, which is held at least every ______ year(s)
one
three
four
five
23. Young people can legally buy alcohol in pubs and off licences as soon as they are 15
True
False
24. The Chartists group campaigned for reform the democracy and they wanted some
changes includes:
(Choose any 3 answers)
Every women to have the vote
MPs to be paid
Any man to be able to stand as an MP
Secret ballots
Open voting
1. An international organisation working to prevent war and maintain peace is
United Nations
Red Cross
NATO
Save The Children

2. There are ______ who are specialists in particular areas, and their knowledge is useful in
making and checking laws
House of Commons
House of Lords
MPs
Peers
3. When did the First World War end?
1917
1918
1919
1920
4. The United Nations aims to
(Choose any 2 answers)
work together towards shared goals in democracy
prevent war
promote international peace and security
work together towards shared goals in development
5. Young people will often dress up in frightening costumes to play 'trick or treat' on
Halloween
True
False
6. Where St Patrick's Day is celebrated on the 17th of March?
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
England
Scotland
Wales
7. You can volunteer with the police, and become a special constable or a lay representative
Yes, this is true
No, you cannot become a constable
8. England has ______ flower associated with it and sometimes worn on national saints' day
the rose
the thistle
the daffodil
the shamrock
9. The House of Lords is more powerful than The House of Commons
True
False
10. It is important to recycle as much of your waste as you can because using recycled
materials to make new products uses less energy and means that we do not need to
extract more raw materials from the earth

True
False
11. What is National Citizen Service?
It provides free, confidential and impartial advice on consumer issues
It helps you build your skills for work and life
It provides free, independent, impartial advice on your rights and responsibilities
It is a volunteering programme for young people who want to do voluntary development work
abroad
12. The ______ is an informal way of helping people to settle minor disputes without
spending a lot of time and money using a lawyer
payment protection insurance (PPI)
small claims procedure
smart claim online
13. If police officers are corrupt or misuse their authority they are severely punished
Yes, it's correct
No, they will only be given warnings
14. The King or Queen does not rule the country but appoints the government, which the
people have chosen in a democratic election
True
False
15. The Victoria Cross was introduced during the ______
First World War
Second World War
Boer War
Crimean War
16. If you are self-employed, you have to pay your own tax
True
False
17. If it is difficult for you to get to a polling station or polling place
you can ask a family member who can vote on your behalf
you can register for a telephone vote
you can register for a postal ballot
18. It is a serious criminal offence to drive a vehicle without insurance
Yes, this is correct
No, if you drive carefully then you don't need one
No, if you drive slowly then you don't need the insurance
19. Boudicca was one of the tribal leaders who
built Hadrian's Wall
fought against the Romans

built Stonehenge
converted into Christianity
20. Henry VIII established the ______ and in this new Church, the king, not the Pope, would
have the power to appoint bishops and order how people should worship
Church of Ireland
Church in Wales
Church of England
Church of Scotland
21. Many place names such as Grimsby and Scunthorpe, come from the ______ languages
English
Spanish
Scottish
Viking
22. MPs are elected at a General Election, which is held at least every ______ year(s)
one
three
four
five
23. Young people can legally buy alcohol in pubs and off licences as soon as they are 15
True
False
24. The Chartists group campaigned for reform the democracy and they wanted some
changes includes:
(Choose any 3 answers)
Every women to have the vote
MPs to be paid
Any man to be able to stand as an MP
Secret ballots
Open voting

Test 6
1. Adult citizens of the UK, and citizens of the Commonwealth and the Irish Republic who are
resident in the UK, can vote in all public elections
True
False
2. You must treat everyone equally, regardless of sex, race, age, religion, disability, class or
sexual orientation
True
False
3. How many members does jury have in Scotland?
12
14
15
18
4. To be able to vote in a parliamentary, local or European election, you must have your
name on the electoral register
True
False
5. Mary the daughter of Henry VIII was a devout Catholic and persecuted Protestants, she
became known as
Catholic Mary
Scary Mary
Bloody Mary
Killer Mary
6. It is an offence not to have an MOT certificate if your vehicle is more than ______ year(s)
old
one
two
three
five
7. Julius Caesar led a Roman invasion of Britain in 55 BC but this was unsuccessful and for
nearly ______ years Britain remained separate from the Roman Empire
50
100
200
300
8. How often are MPs elected?
Every 2 years (or earlier if there is an election)
Every 5 years (or earlier if there is an election)
Every 3 years (or earlier if there is an election)
Every 4 years (or earlier if there is an election)

9. The Grand National is a Horse Race


True
False
10. If you are resident in the UK, your car or motor cycle must be registered at the Driver and
Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Yes, this is correct
No, if you buy a used car, you don't have to register it
11. The UK was one of the first countries to sign the European Convention in ______
1880
1910
1930
1950
12. When was the first Union flag created?
1506
1556
1606
1656
13. There will be a fresh election, called a by-election, in his or her constituency if an MP
(Choose any 2 answers)
get sick
dies
goes abroad
resigns
14. What you must buy if you have a device that can be used for watching or recording TV
programmes?
A video player
Beer and popcorn
A TV licence
A set of speakers
15. Small claims can also be issued online through Money Claims Online
Yes, it can be issued from www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
No, it cannot be done online
16. Parliaments were called in England for the king to consult his nobles, particularly when
the king needed to
get married
heir apparent
raise money
17. The House of Lords is normally more ______ of the government than the House of
Commons
powerfull

successfull
independent
18. What kind of bird do people usually eat on Christmas Day?
Duck
Chicken
Turkey
Ostrich
19. The Speaker is chosen by other MPs in a secret ballot
True
False
20. How is the Speaker elected?
The Archbishop of Canterbury chooses him/her
The Queen chooses him/her
The PM chooses him/her
by fellow MPs
21. The London Eye is situated on the southern bank of the River ______
Tyburn
Walbrook
Thames
Fleet
22. Henry VIII was most famous for
(Choose any 2 answers)
breaking away from the Church of Rome
bringing peace in the UK
marrying six times
his great skills of art
writing poems for the nation
23. The First World War ended on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh
month in 1918
True
False
24. People cannot apply to join the civil service through an application process, like other jobs
in the UK
True
False

1. Christmas pudding is made from suet, dried fruit and spices

Test 7

True
False
2. Women were given the right to vote at the same age as men in 1982
True
False
3. One of the tribal leaders who fought against the Romans was Boudicca, the queen of the
Iceni in what is now
northern England
eastern England
western England
southern England
4. The Scottish Parliament ______
may pass laws on foreign and defence affairs
may pass laws on general economic policy
is not elected by a form of proportional representation
may pass legislation on anything not specifically reserved to the UK Parliament
5. Forcing another person to marry is
allowed in the UK
a criminal offence
only allowed if they are cousins
6. The devolved administrations each have their own civil service
Yes, this is correct
No, they do not have it
7. Young people are sent their National Insurance number just before their ______ birthday
14th
16th
17th
18th
8. The major political parties are
(Choose any 3 answers)
The Green UK Party
The National Party
The Conservative Party
The Labour Party
Traditional Voice
The Liberal Democrats

9. The members of the armed forces can stand for public office
True
False
10. In the Old times The House of Lords was more powerful than The House of Commons
True
False
11. The Vikings came from ______
(Choose any 2 answers)
Denmark
Germany
Norway
Spain
12. Police officers are supported by police community support officers (PCSOs)
True
False
13. Charles I wanted the worship of the Church of England to include more ceremony and
introduced a revised
Bible
Book of Church
Book of England
Prayer Book
14. ______ is a group of European and North American countries that have agreed to help
each other if they come under attack
NATO
Red Cross
United Nations
UNICEF
15. Some public places have alcohol-free zones where you cannot drink in public
True
False
16. At the beginning of the Middle Ages, Ireland was an independent country
Yes, this is true
No, Ireland was part of the United Kingdom
17. What is the Shadow Cabinet?
Senior members of the main opposition party who 'shadow' Government ministers in different
departments
The cabinet where the Prime Minister had to resign
The cabinet that is in trouble
The name of the office of the Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament
18. EU citizens who are resident in the UK can vote in national parliamentary elections
Maybe sometimes

Yes, they can


No, they can't
19. Drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamines and cannabis are
Allowed for personal use
Some are legal
Always illegal
All are illegal, except cannabis
20. Vaisakhi (also spelled Baisakhi) is celebrated on ______ each year with parades, dancing
and singing
14 April
14 July
14 October
14 January
21. How many countries are members of the European Union?
13
15
20
27
22. Who had a great influence on the English language and invented many words that are still
common today?
Edward Thomas
William Blake
William Shakespeare
Wilfred Owen
23. Anyone aged ______ or over can stand for election as an MP
17
18
21
25
24. When did civil war begin between the King Charles I and Parliament?
1625
1632
1642
1678

1. Who used a system of land ownership known as feudalism?

Test 8

The Anglo-Saxons
The Normans
The Romans
The Vikings
2. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadan, when Muslims have fasted for ______
2 days
3 days
a week
a month
3. Examples of criminal laws are
(Choose any 2 answers)
Carrying a weapon or drugs
Murder, racial crime, theft and assault
Disputes between landlords and tenants
Faulty consumer goods or services
Unfair dismissal or discrimination in the workplace
4. Where is the Scottish Parliament building located?
At Stormont
At Westminster
At Holyrood
In the Senedd
5. What is the name of the popular UK Tennis tournament played in South London?
Kingston
Vauxhall
Wimbledon
Lords
6. There are ______ pence in a pound
10
100
1,000
10,000
7. Assembly Members, MPs, and MEPs are listed in the Yellow Pages and Phone book?
True
False
8. The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation with more than ______
countries as members
90
130
160
190

9. Women in Britain today make up about ______ of the workforce


all
half
third
quarter
10. People who are self-employed
do not have to pay for National Insurance contributions after the age of 60
need to pay National Insurance Contributions themselves
have their National Insurance deducted from their pay by their employer
11. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the government department that
is responsible for road safety
collects taxes
is responsible for the housing benefits
12. When did the first farmers arrive in Britain?
3,000 years ago
4,000 years ago
5,000 years ago
6,000 years ago
13. In Northern Ireland, the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in July is also a public
holiday
True
False
14. ______ is the UK's most popular sport
Cricket
Football
Rugby
Golf
15. A civil war was fought between the supporters of two families:
(Choose any 2 answers)
The House of Commons
The House of Lancaster
The House of Lords
The House of York
16. 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 on ______
5th November 1505
5th November 1605
5th November 1705
5th November 1805
17. People aged 16 or over cannot drink alcohol with a meal in a hotel or restaurant
True
False

18. Missionaries from Ireland spread the Christian religion in the


north
east
west
south
19. The 40 days before Easter are known as ______
Easter holiday
Lent
Santaday
Winter holiday
20. Members of the public are allowed in Youth Courts
Yes, it's correct
No, they are not allowed
21. The main Olympic site for the 2012 Games was in ______
Bournville, Birmingham
Bradford
Manchester
Stratford, East London
22. Who does keep order during political debates to make sure the rules are followed
The Prime Minister
The Queen
The Hansard
The Speaker
23. You have to be on the electoral register to visit the Parliament
True
False
24. The European Union member states are
(Choose any 4 answers)
Germany
India
Lithuania
Nigeria
New Zealand
Romania
Swaziland
UK

1. Police forces are independent of the government

Test 9

True
False
2. St Patrick's day is a public holiday in Northern Ireland
True
False
3. The members of the National Assembly for Welsh (AMs) can only speak in Welsh
Yes, this is correct
No, They can also speak in English
4. What is the capital city of Scotland?
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Aberdeen
Dundee
5. The jury has to listen to the evidence presented at the trial and then decide a verdict of
'guilty' or 'not guilty' based on what they have heard
Yes, it's correct
No, they don't decide a verdict
6. Remembrance Day November 11th commemorates those who died fighting for the UK
and its allies
True
False
7. Anne of Cleves the wife of Henry VIII was a ______ princess
German
French
Scottish
Spanish
8. In 1605 when a small group of Catholics have plotted gunpowder to kill the King by
blowing up the Houses of Parliament is called Guy Fawkes Night
True
False
9. Who is the head of state of the UK?
Queen Elizabeth II
King George III
Queen Victoria
Winston Churchill
10. There are a few MPs who do not represent any of the main political parties are called
Self Member
Shadow Members
Oppositions
Independents
11. The fundamental principles of British life include:
Democracy

The rule of law


Individual liberty
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Participation in community life
All of the above
12. What is another name for the Church of England?
The Catholic Church
The UK Church
The English
The Anglican Church
13. You can buy alcohol in a shop or pub when you are 16 years old
True
False
14. People in the UK have to pay tax on their income, which includes:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Disability Living Allowance
Profits from self-employment
Income from property, savings and dividends
Working/Child Tax Credit
Child Benefit
Maternity Allowance
15. In each constituency, the candidate who gets the most votes is
elected
collected
selected
16. Judges can make decisions in disputes about contracts, property or employment rights
or after an accident
True
False
17. To register to vote you have to ______
Pay fees
Fill in a form
have to go to the MP
18. British citizens can stand for office as a
Member of Parliament
Local councillor
Member of the European Parliament
All of the above
19. Britain has a constitutional Monarchy in which the King or The Queen have unlimited
powers
True
False

20. A National Insurance number is


a unique record for the NHS
a unique personal account number
a unique record for the Surgery
21. What is the established church in Scotland?
The Protestant Church
The Presbyterian Church
The Edinburgh Ecclesiastical
The Church of Scotland
22. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, most minor criminal cases are dealt with in a
Magistrates' Court
Justice of the Peace Court
23. Who is the ceremonial head of the Commonwealth?
The Foreign Secretary
The Queen
The Prime Minister
All of these
24. Most towns and cities have a central shopping area, which is called ______
the market
the town centre
the shopping club
carboot sale

Test 10

1. At the turn of the 19th century, Britain was NOT a democracy as we know it today
True
False
2. Civil Servants are accountable to ______
Ministers
Members
Oppositions
The national party
3. What time do people hold a two minute silence on Remembrance Day?
9am
10am
11am

12am
4. What is the distance (in miles) between the North coast of Scotland and the South
coast of England?
270 miles
470 miles
870 miles
1070 miles
5. Which of the following are a public holiday?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Good Friday
April Fool's Day
Easter Monday
St Valentine's Day
Birthday
6. It is ______ to cause harassment, alarm or distress to someone because of their
religion or ethnic origin
your right
a criminal offence
your responsibility
7. What date in November commemorates an event from 1605?
Guy Fawkes Night, November 5
Remembrance Day, November 11
Mothering Sunday
Great Victory Day, November 20
8. Forced Marriage Protection Orders were introduced in ______ for Scotland
2008
2009
2010
2011

9. The police force is a public service that helps and protects


everyone, no matter what their background or where they live
only british citizens
10. If your driving licence is from a country in the European Union (EU), Iceland,
Liechtenstein or Norway, you can drive in the UK for
one year from the date of the entry in the UK
two years from the date of the entry in the UK
as long as your licence is valid
No, you must pass the UK driving test before you can drive
11. The hearing for the small claims procedure is held in front of a judge in an ordinary
room, and people from both sides of the dispute sit around a table
Yes, it's correct
No, it cannot be held in an ordinary room
12. Civil Servants are political appointees
True
False
13. Who led the invasion of England in 1066?
The Duke of Normandy
Harold, the Saxon king of England
King Kenneth MacAlpin
King Alfred the Great
14. PCCs set local police priorities and the local policing budget
True
False
15. After 1588, Queen Elizabeth I became one of the most popular monarchs in English
history
Yes, this is true
False, she was before 1568
16. Proceedings in Parliament are broadcast on television and published in official reports
called
Ontario
Hansard
Congressional Record
Political reports
17. When did women achieve voting equality with men?
1935
1929
1928
1924
18. By ______, In England, official documents were being written in English, and English
had become the preferred language of the royal court and Parliament
1200
1300

1400
1500
19. In Britain, the Government control the press (news and media)
True
False
20. When did Britain became permanently separate from the continent by the Channel?
about 5,000 years ago
about 10,000 years ago
about 20,000 years ago
about 30,000 years ago
21. ______ is a national park in North Wales
Peak District
Lake District
Northumberland
Snowdonia
22. Popular programmes in UK include regular soap operas such as:
(Choose any 2 answers)
BBC News
Coronation Street
Eastenders
Sky News
23. When did the Anglican Church come into existence?
1530s
1630s
1730s
1830s
24. King Edward I of ______ introduced the Statute of Rhuddlan in 1284, which annexed
Wales to the Crown of England
England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

Test 11

1. The Elizabethan period is also remembered for the richness of its poetry and drama,
especially the plays and poems of
Edward Thomas
William Blake
William Shakespeare

Wilfred Owen
2. On Remembrance Day, many people hold a two minute silence at 11 AM to mark the
end of the First World War at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh
month in 1911
This is True
False, It should be 1918
3. Local authorities are funded by
(Choose any 2 answers)
money from central government
local taxes
Tv Licence
Advertising
Water rates
4. It is expected that women should stay at home and not work
True
False
5. 2 minutes silence is observed on the Remembrance Day
True
False
6. Bank Holidays have no national or religious significance
True
False
7. English kings fought a long war with France was known as
The English War
The France War
The Ten Years War
The Hundred Years War
8. People celebrate April Fool's day more than Christmas
Yes
No
It's the same
9. What is the traditional meat served for Christmas Dinner?
Turkey
Chicken
Beef
Lamb
10. The UK is a parliamentary democracy with ______ as head of state
The MP

The Prime Minister


Peers
The monarch
11. In the 2009 Citizenship Survey, less than ______ of people identified themselves as
Jewish
0.5%
1%
2%
4%
12. You can't sell cigarettes to anyone below 18 years old
Yes, it's correct
No, but you can sell them secretly
13. Who appoints Life Peers?
The Queen
The Prime Minister
The Archbishop of Canterbury
None of these
14. During the Victorian Age, the government promoted policies of free trade
by importing expensive raw materials
by creating large public trading companies
by abolishing a number of taxes on imported goods
by abolishing slavery
15. In the north of ______, land was owned by members of the 'clans' (prominent
families)
(Choose any 2 answers)
England
Scotland
Ireland
Wales
16. What are the two main Christian festivals?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Halloween
Easter
New Year
Guy Fawkes
Christmas
17. London has ______ local authorities
15
21
33
45
18. Life Peers is a member of the House of Lords appointed by the Queen on the advice of
the PM

True
False
19. There are ______ national parks in England, Wales and Scotland
15
20
25
30
20. Who defeated the Emperor Napoleon in 1815?
Admiral Nelson
Captain Robert
Duke of Cornwall
Duke of Wellington
21. Anyone who does not pay enough National Insurance Contributions will not be able to
receive certain contributory benefits such as
(Choose any 2 answers)
Income support
Jobseeker's Allowance
a full state retirement pension
Housing benefit
22. Britain was invaded by tribes from ______ Europe: the Jutes, the Angles and the
Saxons
northern
eastern
western
southern
23. When is St Valentine's Day?
January 1st
25 December
February 14th
24. Anne Boleyn the wife of Henry VIII was accused of taking lovers so she was executed
at
Pendennis Castle
Peckforton Castle
Red Lion Tower
The Tower of London

1. The people of the Bronze Age were accomplished

Test 12

stoneworkers
metalworkers
woodworkers
glassworkers
2. The Northern Ireland Assembly has ______ elected members, known as MLAs
(members of the Legislative Assembly)
108
118
128
138
3. Tobacco should not be sold to anyone under the age of
14
16
18
21
4. Until what time do people play jokes on one another on April Fool's Day?
Until 9 PM
Until 5 PM
Until noon
Until midnight
5. What is the traditional Christmas meal?
Fish and chips, followed by tea
Roast turkey and pudding made from suet, dried fruit and spices
Oatmeal with blueberries and apple pudding
Meat sausages with mashed potatoes
6. There are charities which may help people who cannot afford to pay a vet
True
False
7. Where is the Welsh language spoken?
London
Ireland
Wales
Highlands and Islands of Scotland
8. What does Christmas Day celebrate?
New Year
The end of the year
The birth of Jesus Christ
The end of the Second World War
9. On election day, you will get your ballot paper, which you take to a polling booth to
fill in front of the polling officer

fill in privately
read in front of the polling officer
10. St Andrew's Day is on the ______
23rd November
17th November
30th November
11. Drivers can use their driving licence until they are 70 years old, after that, The licence
is valid for ______ year(s) at a time after driver reaches 70 years of age
one
two
three
five
12. Who is the patron saint of Northern Ireland and on which date is the feast day?
St Patrick 17th March
St Kieran 17th March
St Swithin 25th September
St Sean 1st October
13. Most shops in the UK are open ______ days a week
four
five
six
seven
14. How many members does The Northern Ireland Assembly have?
108
118
128
138
15. The leader of the opposition appoints senior opposition MPs to be
Shadow Ministers
Home Secretary
Chancellor of the Exchequer
16. The name of Admiral Nelson's ship was HMS ______
Resolution
Victory
Discovery
Bounty
17. You must pay road tax for your car and display the tax disc on the windscreen, which
shows that the tax has been paid
Yes, this is correct
No, if you buy the road tax online then you don't have to display it on the windscreen
18. British branches of international charity organisations includes
Age UK

British Red Cross


National Trust
19. The Prime Minister is the head of the Commonwealth
True
False
20. More serious civil cases (for example, when a large amount of compensation is being
claimed) are dealt with in the ______ in Scotland
Sheriff Court
Court of Session in Edinburgh
High Court
Peace Courts
21. Where can you get details about the small claims procedure?
(Choose any 2 answers)
from your local County Court
from your council office
from a Bus station
from Sheriff Court
22. Henry VIII needed the approval of the ______ to divorce his first wife
Bishop
Priest
Judge
Pope
23. ______ law is used to settle disputes between individuals or groups
criminal
civil
canon
common
24. Hannukah is celebrated to remember the Jews' struggle for religious freedom and it is
in November or December for ______ days
six
seven
eight
nine

Test 13

1. The Northern Ireland Assembly has powers to decide on matters such as education,
agriculture, environment, health, and social services
True
False
2. The National Trust was founded in ______ by three volunteers
1745
1795
1845
1895
3. Anne Boleyn the wife of Henry VIII was a ______ princess, she and Henry had one
daughter, Elizabeth
German
French
English
Spanish
4. You will receive a fine of up to ______ if you watch TV but do not have a TV licence
200
500
800
1,000
5. What is the leader of the opposition party that wins the election called?
Shadow Prime Minister
Home Secretary
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Prime Minister
6. When have hereditary peers lost the automatic right to attend the House of Lords?
1969
1979
1989
1999
7. You can buy alcohol if you are 17 years old
True

False
8. For most people, the right amount of income tax is automatically taken from ______
and paid directly to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
the income from employment by their employer
their bank account by direct debit
9. The capital city of Wales is ______
London
Belfast
Cardiff
Edinburgh

10. Catherine of Aragon the wife of Henry VIII was a ______ princess
German
French
English
Spanish
11. People of the Iron Age sometimes defended sites called
Hill forts
Hill barrows
Round barrows
Skara Brae
12. Parts of the west of Britain, including much of what is now ______, remained free of
Anglo-Saxon rule
(Choose any 2 answers)
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
13. In England, parents and other community groups can apply to open a ______ school in
their local area
free
premium
affordable
14. Stonehenge is in the English county of
Berkshire
Hampshire
Wiltshire
Yorkshire
15. charities that working for the homeless are
(Choose any 2 answers)
British Red Cross
Age UK
Crisis
National Trust
Shelter
16. Who does not have to pay for a TV licence?
People aged 60 or over
People aged 65 or over
People aged 70 or over
People aged 75 or over
17. John Constable was
An important contributor to the 'pop art' movement of the 1960s
A landscape painter, most famous for his works of Dedham Vale on the Suffolk-Essex border
in the East of England

A very successful Northern Irish portrait painter


A Welsh artist, best known for his engravings and stained glass
18. Who has an important ceremonial role in this country?
The Queen
The Prime Minister
The Archbishop of Canterbury
19. These ministers form the cabinet, a committee which usually meets ______ and makes
important decisions about government policy
daily
weekly
monthly
yearly
20. If judges find that a public body is not respecting someone's legal rights, they can
order that body to change its practices and/or pay compensation
ask the public body to come in the court and give the explaination
21. You can find copies of Hansard report in large libraries and on the Internet
True
False
22. What percentage of people identified themselves as Sikh in the 2009 Citizenship
Survey?
1%
2%
4%
6%
23. One TV licence covers all of the equipment at one address, but people who rent
different rooms in a shared house must buy a separate TV licence
True
False
24. What sport is played at Wimbledon Championships?
Rugby
Tennis
Football
Cricket

Test 14
1. The job of the police in the UK is to
(Choose any 3 answers)
protect life and property
protect the trees
prevent disturbances and keeping the peace
prevent floods
prevent and detect crime
prevent limnic eruptions
2. During the reign of ______ the Book of Common Prayer was written to be used in the
Church of England
Henry VII
Edward VI
Henry VIII
King Richard III
3. A charitiy working with older people is ______
Friends of the Earth
British Red Cross
Age UK
NSPCC
National Trust
4. During the Enlightenment, ______ developed ideas about economics which are still
referred to today
Adam Smith
Robert Smith
David Hume
Isaac Newton
5. The population of England consistently makes up ______ of the UK
65
74%
84%
90%
6. The day before Lent starts is called
(Choose any 2 answers)
Christmas Day
Good Friday
Shrove Tuesday
April Fool's Day
Pancake Day

7. Anyone can make a complaint about the police by


(Choose any 2 answers)
visiting the local polling places
going to a police station
visiting a council office
writing to the Chief Constable of the police force involved
8. People don't celebrate Christmas as much as they use to before
True
False
9. The Commonwealth is an association of countries that support each other and work
together towards shared goals in democracy and development
Yes, this is correct
No, it is a group of contries that supports the EU
10. MPs are elected through a system called
First past the post
Proportional Representation
Instant runoff
11. The Romans remained in Britain for 200 years and they built roads and public buildings,
created a structure of law, and introduced new plants and animals
Yes, this is true
No, it's 400 years
12. BBC radio stations are funded by ______
TV licences
the government
the local council
advertisements
13. In about AD 600, Anglo-Saxon kingdoms were established in Britain, these kingdoms
were mainly in what is now
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
14. A civil war was begun to decide who should be king of England in
1405
1455
1505
1555
15. The Queen represents the UK to the rest of the world
True
False

16. In the 2009 Citizenship Survey, ______ of people identified themselves as Christian
40%
50%
60%
70%
17. The UK has had a fully democratic voting system since
1898
1908
1918
1928
18. Donated blood is used by ______ to help people with a wide range of injuries and
illnesses
medical centres
hospitals
surgeries
chemists
19. Criminal law relates to ______, which are usually investigated by the police or another
authority such as a council, and which are punished by the courts
crimes
civil law
common law
20. Universities, housing associations, museums and arts councils may advertise for people to
serve as volunteers in their governing bodies
Yes, this is correct
No, but they can advertise for paid jobs
21. Police officers themselves do not have to obey the law
True
False
22. The British system of government is a parliamentary democracy
True
False
23. ______ in Scotland is known as the home of golf
St Andrews
St David
St George
St Patrick
24. Mothering Sunday is two weeks before Easter
True
False, its three weeks

Test 15

1. William sent people all over England to draw up lists of all the towns and villages,
people who lived there, who owned the land and what animals they owned, this list
was called
The Domesday Book
The England Book
The Exeter Book
The Vercelli Book
2. The Welsh government and National Assembly for Wales are based in
Newport
Cardiff
Swansea
Bangor
3. Do you need to buy a TV Licence if there are no TVs in your house but you watch tv
programs on your mobile phone?
Yes
No
4. The 15th century civil war in England was fought between the supporters of
(Choose any 2 answers)
The House of Wessex
The House of York
The House of Lancaster

The House of Sussex


5. Sometimes even radio, television, and newspapers try to fool people with fake stories
and jokes
True
False
6. In 1603, when Elizabeth I died her heir was her cousin James VI of Scotland who
became King James I of
(Choose any 3 answers)
England
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
The United Kingdom
7. Some of the principles included in the European Convention on Human Rights are
(Choose any 3 answers)
right to life
right to fight
prohibition of slavery and forced labour
prohibition of speech
right to wear any cloths
freedom of expression (speech)

8. Who led the group of scientists who were the first to 'Split The Atom'?
Ernst Chain
Ernest Rutherford
Robert Walpole
Howard Florey
9. What is Wimbledon Championships?
Rugby Tournament
Cricket Tournament
Tennis Tournament
Snooker Tournament
10. By what system are Members of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly
elected?
Proportional representation
Instant runoff
First past the post
11. How can you get a National Insurance number?
You will need to go to any nearest hospital and register with NHS
You will need to telephone the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
You will need to go to the nearest Citizens Advice Bureau office
12. Judges who are together called
the judiciary
Magistrates
District Judges
the Juries
13. ______ is a charitiy working with animals
British Red Cross
People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)
NSPCC
National Trust
14. Governors and school boards have an important part to play in raising school
standards, they have three key roles:
(Choose any 3 answers)
setting the strategic direction of the school
monitoring the students so they go direct to home
ensuring accountability
setting the benches for all the students
monitoring and evaluating school performance
ensuring there is enough equipments in the play area
15. The Prime Minister appoints about ______ senior MPs to become ministers in charge of
departments
10
20

30
40
16. The queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart was only ______ old when her father died and she
became queen
a week
1 year
4 years
9 years
17. Residents who do not respect the law should not expect to be allowed to become
permanent residents in the UK
True
False
18. Some of the most well-known galleries are:
(Choose any 3 answers)
the National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London
the National Museum in Cardiff
the Timeout Art Gallery in Leeds
the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh
Focus Gallery in Birmingham
19. The name or photographs of the accused young person cannot be published in
newspapers or used by the media
Yes, it's correct
No, newspapers is allowed to publish the photographs
20. The small claims procedure is used for claims of less than ______ in England and
Wales
5,000
10,000
15,000
50,000
21. What is Boxing Day?
(Choose any 2 answers)
The day after Christmas Day
When people watch boxing championship
A public holiday
The day everyone punches friends
When people collect boxes to recycle
22. The Queen is married to Prince Phillip
True
False
23. Halloween is an ancient festival and is celebrated on ______
31st October
31st January

31st March
31st July
24. The House of Commons can
Always overrule the Lords
Only sometime overrule the Lords
Never overrule the Lords

Test 16

1. Magistrates decide the verdict in each case that comes before them and, if the person
is found guilty, the sentence that they are given
Yes, it's correct
No, they cannot give the sentence
2. To visit Northern Ireland Assembly you can
(Choose any 2 answers)
contact the Education Service
contact an MSP
arrange tours through visitor services
contact an MLA
3. Does the British government have a written constitution?
Yes only one constitution
Yes two constitutions
Maybe
No
4. There is a food that is traditionally associated with Welsh is ______
Roast beef, which is served with potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings
Fish and chips
Haggis
Ulster fry
Welsh cakes
5. When you move into a new house or apartment,
tell the people who live near you that do not make noises
introduce yourself to the people who live near you so they can help you
warn the people who live near you so they do not bang on the walls

warn the people who live near you so they do not play music
6. The leader of the opposition usually becomes Prime Minister if his or her party wins the
next General Election
True
False
7. Elections for the European Parliament are held every ______ year(s)
one
three
four
five
8. By law, radio and television coverage of the political parties must be ______ and so
equal time has to be given to rival viewpoints
loyal
balanced
elected
called

9. All terrorist groups try to radicalise and recruit people to their cause
True
False
10. What is a Bank Holiday?
A national holiday for all of the UK
A special holiday for bank employees
A national holiday for all of the UK except Wales
11. How many years did the Romans remain in Britain?
100
200
300
400
12. Sometimes the actions of the government are claimed to be illegal, if the judges agree,
then the government must
change its policies and ask Parliament to change the law
force the judges to disagree
13. When was the Scottish Parliament formed?
1959
1979
1989
1999
14. ______, the queen of the Iceni is still remembered today and there is a statue of her
on Westminster Bridge in London
Julian
Ethelfleda
Boudicca
Jehanne
15. Women in Britain received voting rights at the same age as men in ______
1926
1927
1928
1929
16. What is celebrated on February 14th?
February's Fool Day
St Valentine's Day
Remembrance Day
St Patrick's Day (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland)
17. To apply to become a permanent resident or citizen of the UK, you will need to:
(Choose any 2 answers)
speak and read English
renew your current passport by providing a new photograph
have a good understanding of life in the UK

get a provisonal driving license


go to home office and apply in person
18. ______ became formally united with England by the Act for the Government of Wales
during the reign of Henry VIII
England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
19. How many members does The National Assembly for Wales have?
50
60
70
80
20. Films were first shown publicly in the UK in ______
1846
1896
1916
1946
21. It is illegal to sell tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, roll-up tobacco to
anyone under the age of
14
16
18
21
22. The Scottish Parliament sits in
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Aberdeen
Dundee
23. In Northern Ireland some people speak Irish Gaelic
True
False
24. The money raised from National Insurance Contributions is used to pay for
(Choose any 2 answers)
Education
State benefits and services such as the state retirement pension
Road safety
Housing benefits
The National Health Service (NHS)

1. To get a UK driving licence you must pass a driving test, which tests both
(Choose any 2 answers)

Test 17

your blood test


your practical skills
your sugar test
your knowledge
your eye test
2. The Phone Book, published by BT, and Yellow Pages also contains the detail of:
Assembly members
Members of the Parliament (MPs)
Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)
All of the above
3. The UN was set up after the Second World War to prevent war and promote
international peace and security
True
False
4. Very young children believe that Father Christmas (also known as Santa Claus) brings
them presents during the night before Christmas Day
True
False
5. The UK is governed by the parliament sitting in
St Martin
Westminster
The Hague
St Margaret
6. What is the judiciary?
MPs who vote for laws
A pressure group
The judges who interpret the law
Priests who suggest new laws
7. In the 2009 Citizenship Survey, ______ of people said that they had no religion
21%
23%
25%
27%
8. The electoral register is updated annually
Yes, that's correct
No, it's updated every five years
No, it's updated every ten years
9. Who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury?
St Andrew

St Augustine
St Columba
St Patrick
10. Which court deals usually with divorce cases in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?
Youth Courts
Magistrates Court
High Court
County Court
11. Living people can donate a kidney
Yes, this is true
No, you can only donate it after you die
No, you can only donate for your family
12. A Northern Ireland Parliament was established in ______, when Ireland was divided
1922
1932
1942
1952
13. To visit the UK Parliament you can queue on the day at the public entrance for a free
entry
True
False
14. If HMRC sends you a tax return, it is important to complete and return the form
as soon as you have enough money to pay the tax
as soon as you have all the necessary information
but only if you are self-employed
15. There is a very long history of horse racing in Britain, with evidence of events taking
place as far back as ______ times
Roman
Victorian
Georgian
Modern
16. How much do you have to pay to visit the Parliament?
General public are not allowed inside the Parliament
A flat fee of 60 to visit both houses of Parliament and many committees
Whatever your MP demand for the ticket
None of these
17. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected by ______
the Home Office
the police
the public
members of Parliament
18. When a member of Parliament (MP) resigns or dies, what is the election called that is
held to replace them?

By-selection
Re-selection
By-election
Re-election
19. Many local authorities appoint ______, who is the ceremonial leader of the council
a mayor
an MP
an accountant
a shadow minister
20. A fundamental principle of British life is participating in your community
True
False
21. When was the voting age reduced to 18 for men and women?
1918
1928
1949
1969
22. St Patrick's Day is celebrated on
1 March
17 March
23 April
30 November
23. Patron saints' days occur in March are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
St George
St David
St Andrew
St Patrick
24. Bonfire Night occasion is celebrated on ______
5th November
5th Februry
5th May
5th August

1. The Prime Minister is

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in charge of the economy


The MP in charge of Health
The leader of the opposition party
The leader of the party in power
2. The Norman Conquest was the last successful foreign invasion of ______ and led to
many changes in government and social structures
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
3. What do Seamus Heaney, Sir William Golding and Harold Pinter have in common?
They have all been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature
They are all famous British singers
They were part of the first British expedition to the North Pole
They have all been Prime Minister
4. No one has religious freedom in the UK
True
False
5. What is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the Houses of Parliament in
London?
London Eye
Snowdonia
The Eden Project
Big Ben
6. December 26th celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ
True
False
7. What type of government does the UK have?
Dictatorship
Federal government
Parliamentary democracy
Communist government
8. Does Britain have a written constitution?
Yes
No
9. Which of the following UK landmarks is in Northern Ireland?
The Giant's Causeway
Stonehenge
The Eden Project
Snowdonia

10. The Proms is ______ summer season of orchestral classical music


a three-week
a four-week
a six-week
an eight-week
11. During the ______ World War Winston Churchill was the British Prime Minister
First
Second
12. Civil servants
have to be politically aligned to the elected government
are politically neutral
13. The English fleet defeated a large French fleet of ships that Intended to land an army
in England in 1588
True
False
14. Sir Steve Redgrave is a famous
novelist
film actor who has won several BAFTAs
rower who won gold medals in five consecutive Olympic Games
15. The last successful invasion of England was in ______
1066
1205
1442
1940
16. Foods associated with England are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Haggis
Fish and chips
Roast beef
Ulster fry
17. Heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis are
legal drugs
illegal drugs
medicine names
18. The Roman army left Britain in AD ______ to defend other parts of the Roman Empire
and never returned
110
210
310
410
19. Regarding to the myth When does father Christmas comes?
Early in the morning

At midnight
At noon
20. You can be fined or arrested if you consume alcohol in alcohol-free zones
True
False
21. In Ireland, the Black Death killed many in the Pale and, for a time, the area controlled
by the English became larger
Yes, this is correct
No, the area became smaller
22. What is the national day of Northern Ireland?
St George's
St Andrew's
St Patrick's
St David's
23. The Chartists were campaigners who demanded the ______
vote for women
vote for the working classes and other people without property
abolition of slavery
independence of Ireland
24. The Commonwealth has no power over its members, although it can suspend
membership
True
False

1. The Council of Ministers are Local MPs?

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Yes, they are


No, they're not
2. For some Scottish people, ______ is a bigger holiday than Christmas
Hogmanay
Halloween
Bonfire Night
Boxing Day
3. There are ______ members on the UN Security Council
15
20
25
30
4. Northern Ireland and Scotland have their own banknotes, which are valid everywhere
in the UK
True
False
5. 1st April is the day when people may play jokes on one another, but only ______
Until midnight
Until 12 noon
Until 6 pm
6. People lived in roundhouses and buried their dead in tombs called
tombs barrows
round barrows
ground barrows
dead barrows
7. The King or Queen rules the country
True
False
8. Citizens of the United Kingdom, the Irish Republic, or the Commonwealth, aged
______, may stand for public office
Aged 18 or over
Aged 21 or over
Aged 25 or over
9. People under ______ are not allowed to participate in the National Lottery
16
17
18
19
10. The capital city of Scotland is ______
London
Cardiff

Edinburgh
Belfast
11. Political parties are particularly busy at
natural disaster
election times
terrorist threats
12. One of the most important responsibilities of all residents in the UK is
to know and obey the law
find illegal immigrants
secretly buy drugs
pay under the table to the poor people so they get more money
13. It was during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD that the first ______ communities began to
appear in Britain
Jewish
Christian
Muslim
Buddhist
14. Bank Holidays are at the beginning of May, in late May or early June, and in August
True
False
15. Which is April Fools' Day?
1st April
11th April
15th April
31st April
16. Selling or buying drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis is allowed in the
UK
True
False
17. The Ashes are a series of Test
rugby matches played between England and New Zealand
cricket matches played between England and Australia
football matches played between England and France
tennis matches played between England and the USA
18. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, serious offences are tried in front of a judge
and a jury in a
Magistrates' Court
Justice of the Peace Court
Crown Court
19. A popular way for people to stay in touch with friends, organise social events, and
share photos, videos and opinions is possible via social networking websites such as:
(Choose any 2 answers)
UK Border Agency

GOV.UK
Facebook
Online Banking
Twitter
Royal Mail
20. What is the name of the major tennis championship in the UK?
Cup Final
Wimbledon Tennis Championship
Grand National Tennis Championship
21. The electoral register is supervised
True
False
22. Elections to the European Parliament use a system of ______, where seats are
allocated to each party in proportion to the total number of votes it has won
Proportional representation
Instant runoff
First past the post
23. The Church of England is also known as The Anglican Church?
True
False
24. The UK faces terrorist threats from Al Qa'ida, its affiliates and like-minded
organisations
True
False

Test 20

1. It is ______ to smoke tobacco products in nearly every enclosed public place in the UK
against the law
allowed
legal
2. The House of Lords checks laws that have been passed by the House of Commons to
ensure they are fit for purpose and suggest amendments or propose new laws
True
False
3. It is a criminal offence to
(Choose any 2 answers)
sell alcohol to anyone who is under 18
go to surgery without booking an appointment
buy alcohol for people who are under the age of 18
go to hospital without a letter from your GP
4. Members of the House of Lords may stand for election to the House of Commons
True

False
5. In the years leading up to ______, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a series of poems in English
about a group of people going to Canterbury on a pilgrimage
1200
1300
1400
1500
6. Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) are members of the
local community
Metropolitan Police
Parliament
7. European Union law is legally binding in the UK
True
False
8. From where does most of the money come for local services?
Central government
Water rates
TV licence fees
Advertising
9. How can you get a National Insurance number?
Phone your MP
Apply in the local council offices
You will need to telephone the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
There is an application form in your local public library
10. What are the allowed religions in Britain?
Christianity, Islam and Buddhism

Christianity and Islam


Only Christianity
Everyone has right to religious freedom
11. Which of the following is a bridge built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel?
The Abingdon Bridge
The Avonmouth Suspension Bridge
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
The London Bridge
12. There are ______ ski centres in Scotland, as well as Europe's longest dry ski slope
near Edinburgh
two
three
four
five
13. A National Insurance number on its own proves to an employer that you have the right
to work in the UK
True
False
14. Edward VI died at the age of ______ after ruling for just over six years, and his halfsister Mary became queen
15
24
26
30
15. The House of Lords can overrule the House of Commons
Yes, some times
Yes, the House of Lords have more powers than the House of Commons
No, that's not right
16. Football has a long history in the UK and the first professional football clubs were
formed in the late ______ century
16th
17th
18th
19th
17. If you think someone is trying to persuade you to join an extremist or terrorist cause,
you should
notify your local police force
tell them that I will inform police
leave the country
move to another city
18. A National Insurance number makes sure that the National Insurance Contributions
and tax you pay are properly recorded against your name

Yes, this is correct


No, it is only for state retirement pension
19. Wales formally united with England during the reign of
Henry VIII
Elizabeth I
Edward VI
James IV
20. The Prime Minister's official residence is
Palace of Westminster
10 Downing Street
The cabinet
Buckingham Palace
21. How many member states are there in the Commonwealth?
51
52
54
58
22. What does an MP do?
Meets other MPs to talk about the good old days
Represents constituents, helps create new laws and scrutinise and comment on what
government is doing
Helps people with personal problems and makes sure all the taxes are collected
Stays at home and writes new laws
23. When is Bonfire Night?
November 5th
November 11th
November 25th
24. Practising Female genital mutilation (FGM) or taking a girl or woman abroad for FGM is
a criminal offence
True
False

1. Traditionally, what do children do on Mother's Day?

Test 21

Take their mother for a Chinese meal


Take their mother to a park
Take their mother to the cinema
Give gifts/cards to their mother
2. Forced marriage is where one or both parties do not or cannot give their consent to
enter into the partnership
Yes, it's correct
No, it's incorrect
3. The word 'Great Britain' refers to
(Choose any 3 answers)
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
Republic of Ireland
Channel Islands
4. When is Christmas Day?
25th December
1st January
23rd March
7th January
5. The Commonwealth Membership is
compulsory
voluntary
6. If you are arrested and taken to a police station, a police office will tell you
the reason for your arrest
to go back to home
to bring credit card or cheques
7. How many countries are members of the Commonwealth?
36
49
54
62
8. The House of Lords has more powers then the House of Commons
True
False
9. What does MEP stand for?
Member of the European Parliament
Minister of the European Parliament

Member of the Elected Parliament


Minister of the Elected Parliament
10. People eat pancakes, which were traditionally made to use up foods such as egg, fat
and milk before fasting during Lent
True
False
11. Solicitors are trained lawyers who give advice on legal matters, take action for their
clients and represent their clients in court
Yes, it's correct
No, solicitors cannot take action for their clients
12. The Bronze Age was followed by ______
the Stone Age
the Glass Age
the Iron Age
13. Do you need to buy a TV Licence if there are no TVs in your house but you have a
Smartphone?
Yes
No
14. People open their Christmas presents during Easter
True
False
15. The government is usually formed by the party that wins the majority of constituencies
True
False
16. In England, Wales and Scotland, Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) usually
work unpaid and do not need legal qualifications
Yes, it's correct
No, they get paid
17. The Queen can only, in a famous phrase,
Rule, govern, and reign
Advise, warn and encourage
Revise, warn, and observe
Encourage, observe and advise
18. Which on of these is England's largest national park?
The Lake District
Snowdonia
Broads
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
19. During the period of 1600, Ireland was an almost completely ______ country
Catholic
Irish
Protestant
20. People in the UK are living longer than ever before because improved living standards
and better health care

True
False
21. What is the Battle of Agincourt?
The battle where the Scottish defeated the English
A decisive battle that allowed Romans to invade England
The most famous battle of the War of the Roses
The most famous battle of the Hundred Years War
22. The Ceremonial duties performed by the monarch include, reading of Queen's Speech
and opening and closing of Parliament
True
False
23. Police officers must
(Choose any 3 answers)
themselves obey the law
be rude or abusive
not misuse their authority
not make a false statement
commit racial discrimination
24. How many Assembly Members are there in the National Assembly for Wales?
50
60
75
80

1. People Celebrate Christmas at the beginning of the New Year

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True
False
2. Some issues may be debated in the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament, but
remain under the control of the UK Government in London, they are:
Defence, Taxation, Foreign affairs, and social security
Education, Environment, Police
Transport, Defence
Environment, Education, Taxation
3. In the Iron Age most people were ______
(Choose any 3 answers)
shooters
farmers
craft workers
servants
warriors
shopkeepers
4. Many people use social networking by the ______ when out and about
mobile phone
television
newspaper
post
5. The decisions on government policies are made by
(Choose any 2 answers)
The Prime Minister
The monarch
Cabinet
The judge
The Queen
6. Which of the national days is celebrated with a holiday?
St George's Day
St Patrick's Day
St David's Day
7. ______ is a charitiy for medical research
British Red Cross
Age UK
Cancer Research UK
National Trust
Friends of the Earth
8. People came to England after 1400 from abroad to trade and also to work, such as
weavers from France, engineers from Germany, glass manufacturers from Italy and
canal builders from Holland

True
False
9. What is the minimum age to be able to drink alcohol with a meal?
16
17
18
21
10. What is the name of the PM's country house?
Edinburgh castle
Chequers
The House of Lords
Windsor castle
11. A good way to support your local community is
to shop for products locally where you can
to shop from the cheapest supermarkets
to shop from the online grocessory stores
to import fruits and vegetables from the abroad
12. The Giant's Causeway was formed about ______ years ago
10 million
20 million
30 million
50 million
13. Which of the following is a public holiday?
St Valentine's Day
Boxing Day
April Fool's Day
Birthday
14. The United Kingdom is made up of
(Choose any 4 answers)
England
The Isle of Man
Scotland
Wales
Channel Islands
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
15. The capital city of Wales is ______
Bangor
Newport
Cardiff
Swansea

16. Skara Brae on Orkney, off the north coast of ______, is the best preserved prehistoric
village in northern Europe
England
Scotland
Wales
Northen Ireland
17. Queen Elizabeth I was the younger daughter of
Henry VII
Edward VI
Henry VIII
King Richard III
18. Diwali is often called
Navratri
the Festival of Lights
Baisakhi
19. A Formula 1 Grand Prix event is held in the UK ______
every year
every 2 years
every 3 years
every 4 years
20. Who was the new Prime Minister in 1945?
Clement Attlee
Dylan Thomas
Ernest Rutherford
William Beveridge
21. Tobacco is common in the UK and can be sold to anyone of any age
True
False
22. If your vehicle is over ______ year(s) old, you must take it for a Ministry of Transport
(MOT) test every year
one
two
three
five
23. In Northern Ireland, a newly qualified driver must display an 'R' plate (for restricted
driver) for one year after passing the test
True
False
24. MPs have a number of different responsibilities which includes:
(Choose any 4 answers)
Represent everyone in their constituency
Stays at home and writes new laws
Scrutinise and comment on what the government is doing

Helps people with personal problems and makes sure all the taxes are collected
Help to create new laws
Debate important national issues
Meets other MPs to talk about the good old days

Test 23

1. The House of Commons has powers to overrule ______, but these are not used often
The House of Lords
Peers
The Queen
The Prime Minister
2. The police can confiscate alcohol or move young people on from public places
True
False
3. Remembrance Day is celebrated on
1st November
11th November
24th November
25th November
4. The Eden Project is in ______
Devon
Cornwall
Wales
Somerset
5. Henry VIII was king of England from 21 April ______
1509
1559
1609

1659
6. Volunteering and helping your community are an important part of being a good citizen
True
False
7. The Assembly has the power to make laws for Wales in ______ areas
5
10
15
20
8. How do an employee pay their National Insurance contribution?
Deducted from his/her pay by the employer
Will pay in full at the end of each year
Need to pay before 31st March
No need to pay
9. When are local elections for councillors held?
May
June
July
August

10. You can help prevent any problems and conflicts with your neighbours by
(Choose any 2 answers)
telling them that you do not like them
respecting their privacy
limiting how much noise you make
telling them that you will park your car on their driveway
11. Political party members work hard to persuade people to vote for their candidates by
handing out leaflets in the street or by knocking on people's doors and asking for their
support, this is called
Fundraising
Marketing
Canvassing
Promoting
12. What describes the level of expression that the monarch is restricted to when
discussing government matters?
Advise, warn and encourage
Warn, revise and observe
Overrule, argue and advise
Encourage, advise and observe
13. The National Assembly elections are held every ____ years using a form of
proportional representation
one
two
four
five
14. charities that care about the environment are
(Choose any 2 answers)
British Red Cross
Age UK
National Trust
Friends of the Earth
15. Henry Tudor, the leader of the House of Lancaster, became
King Richard III
King Henry VII
King James I
16. Engaged couples get married on St. Valentine's day
True
False
17. In Scotland, 31 December is called ______
Hogsback
Hogwarts
Hogmanay
18. The Prime Minister appoints
(Choose any 4 answers)

Chequers
Home Secretary
The President
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Foreign Secretary
the House of Lords
Secretaries of State
19. Which is the spiritual leader of the Church of England?
The Peers
The Queen
The Archbishop of Canterbury
The Pope
20. After the Act of Union was agreed upon in 1707, Scotland
was no longer an independent country
became an independent country
21. How old must you be to drive a motor vehicle in the UK?
At least 18
At least 19
At least 20
At least 17
22. What is the function of the monarch in government?
To advise, warn and encourage the Prime Minister
To attract tourists to London to help the economy
To accompany the Prime Minister to important meetings
To help the PM choose a Cabinet
23. To visit Scottish Parliament you can book tickets or arrange tours through visitor
services
True
False
24. In Scotland, most minor criminal cases are dealt with in a
Magistrates' Court
Justice of the Peace Court

1. Employees

Test 24

do not have to pay for National Insurance contributions after the age of 60
have their National Insurance deducted from their pay by their employer
need to pay National Insurance Contributions
2. Who is the head of state of the United Kingdom?
The Foreign Secretary
The Prime Minister
The Queen
The MP
3. When is Remembrance Day?
November 5th
November 11th
November 25th
4. The symbol of the House of Tudor was
a red rose
a white rose
a red rose with a white rose inside it as a sign that the Houses of York and Lancaster were
now allies
5. School governors, or members of the school board in Scotland, are people from ______
who wish to make a positive contribution to children's education
the school board
the local community
the teacher union
the Ministry of School
6. Which official report is broadcast on digital TV?
Parliamentary News
Hansard
None
7. Money raised from income tax is being used for
(Choose any 3 answers)
Roads
BBC TV and radio channels
Education
Water and drainage repair and maintenance
State benefits
Police and the armed forces
8. The currency in the UK is the ______
euro
pound sterling
dollars
9. In the 2009 Citizenship Survey, less than ______ of people identified themselves as
Buddhist

0.5%
1%
2%
4%
10. A non-UK national living in the UK and looking for work, starting work or setting up as
self-employed will need a
Provisonal Driving License
National Insurance number
Full Driving License
Birth Certificate
11. What are the official reports of proceedings in Parliament known as?
Hansards
White Papers
Green Papers
12. Father's Day is the ______ Sunday in June
first
second
third
forth
13. Remembrance Day
Keep alive the memory of Guy Fawkes
commemorates those who died fighting for the UK and its allies
Keeps alive the memory of those whose fought against the king
Celebrates the victory of world wars
14. ______ had an important role in drafting the European Convention on Human Rights
and Fundamental Freedoms
British school teachers
British diplomats and lawyers
Chief Constables
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
15. Northern Ireland Assembly has 120 members?
True
False
16. In eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918 that the First
World War (often called the Great War) was started
War was started in 1911
Yes its right
No, it came to an end
17. The queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart's much of the childhood was spent in ______
Germany
France

England
Scotland
18. What documentation do you need to drive a motor vehicle?
A driving licence and a mechanic's report on the engine
A road map and a receipt for the car/motorcycle
Driving licence, insurance, an MOT and road tax
A passport and a photo of your car/motorbike
19. The Queen's residence in 10 Downing Street?
True
False
20. What is the function of the House of Lords?
It give ex-MPs jobs
It has no function and should be declared illegal
It helps old judges keep an interest in things
It suggests amendments or proposes new laws
21. The Council of Europe has power to make laws
True
False
22. There is a food that is traditionally associated with Northern Ireland is ______
Roast beef, which is served with potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings
Fish and chips
Ulster fry - a fried meal with bacon, eggs, sausage, black pudding, white pudding, tomatoes
mushrooms, soda bread and potato bread
Welsh cakes
Haggis - a sheep's stomach stuffed with offal, suet, onions and oatmeal
23. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, if an accused person is aged 10 to 17, the
case is normally heard in a ______ in front of up to three specially trained magistrates
or a District Judge
Youth Court
Children's Court
Child Court
24. There are 160 Members in The National Assembly for Wales
True
False

1. What is Christmas day?


The birth of Jesus Christ
Holidays
The death of Jesus Christ
2. How many wives did Henry VIII have?
3
4
5
6
3. Britain has a constitutional monarchy
True
False
4. How old do you have to be to have your name placed on the electoral register
16 or over
18 or over
21 or over
25 or over
5. Giving blood only takes about ______ to do
10 minutes
1 hour
3 hours
24 hours
6. A marriage should be entered into with the full and free consent of
the parents of both people involved
both people involved
the father of the husband
7. The Prime Minister appoints
The members of the cabinet
The Queen
Members of the Parliament
8. The English kings left France in the ______
1050s
1150s
1250s
1450s
9. If no party wins a majority, two parties may join together to form a coalition
True
False
10. William became king of ______ and is known as William the Conqueror
England
Scotland

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Northern Ireland
Wales
11. What is the highest denomination bank note in England?
10
20
50
100
12. When did people learned to make bronze?
Around 4,000 years ago
Around 5,000 years ago
Around 6,000 years ago
Around 7,000 years ago
13. Who is responsible for keeping the dog under control?
The doctor
The owner
The council
The breeder
14. January 1st is a Public Holiday in The UK
True
False
15. How old must you be to be able to buy a lottery ticket or scratch card?
16
17
18
21
16. The capital city of the UK is ______
Edinburgh
London
Cardiff
Belfast
17. When did the Queen come to the throne?
1953
1952
1951
1950
18. In the UK, you need to be at least ______ years old to ride a moped
16
17
18
21

19. If you have a licence from any non EU country, you


may use it in the UK for up to 12 months
may use it in the UK for up to two years
may use it in the UK for up to three years
must pass the UK driving test before you can drive
20. In the 2009 Citizenship Survey, ______ of people identified themselves as Muslim
2%
4%
8%
10%
21. Each country in the UK also has its own national Football team that competes with
other national teams across the world in tournaments
True
False
22. The Magna Carta established the idea that even the king was subject to the law
True
False
23. The population in the uk in 2010 was
just under 58 million
just over 58 million
just under 60 million
just over 62 million
24. In 1348, a disease, probably a form of plague, came to Britain was known as the
Great Mortality
Black Death
Great Pestilence
Great Plague

1. The modern Conservative Party is still sometimes referred to as

Test 26

The Whigs
The Jacobites
The Tories
The Peers
2. For most people, the right amount of income tax is automatically taken from their bank
account by direct debit
True
False
3. When did the UK join the European Economic Community?
1947
1962
1969
1973
4. The Prime Minister also has a country house outside London called ______
The House of Lords
Windsor castle
Chequers
The UK House
5. The government is formed by
The party with the second largest number of MPs in the House of Commons
The Party favoured by the Queen
The Party which won the largest number of vote
The party with the largest number of MPs in the House of Commons
6. The distance from the north coast of Scotland to the South coast of England is
approximately ______ miles
270
470
870
1070
7. When is Mother's Day?
The Sunday, 1 week after Easter
The Sunday, 3 weeks before Easter
The Sunday, 2 weeks before Easter
The Sunday, 1 week before Easter
8. Party candidate has the right make you vote for a particular candidate
Yes, this is correct
No, only you have the right
9. The symbol of Lancaster was a red rose and the symbol of York was a white rose and
the war between the House of Lancaster and the House of York was called
The Wars of Red
The Wars of White

The Wars of the Roses


The Wars of Red White
10. There is a Parliament for Northern Ireland but no Assembly for Scotland
True
False
11. The small claims procedure is used for claims of less than ______ in Scotland and
Northern Ireland
3,000
6,000
10,000
15,000
12. You can get contact details for all your representatives and their parties from
(Choose any 2 answers)
television
your local library
your local shopping centre
www.parliament.uk
13. You can contact the Assembly Booking Service to book guided tours or seats in the
public galleries for the Welsh Assembly
True
False
14. Who is the head of state of many Commonwealth countries?
Prince Charles
The Pope
The Queen
The Prime Minister
15. When did women receive voting rights at the same age as men?
1918
1948
1928
1882
16. On Mothering Sunday children remember their mothers by usually giving them
(Choose any 3 answers)
new clothes
flowers
new shoes
greeting cards
chocolates
17. One achievement of King James' reign was a new translation of the Bible into ______
German
French
English
Spanish

18. The United Kingdom has a written constitution


True
False
19. What do children do on Father's Day for their fathers?
(Choose any 2 answers)
drive cars
send cards
buy gifts
play football
20. On St Valentine's Day
Secret admirers give unsigned cards
Engaged couples get married
Boyfriends and girlfriends exchange cards and presents
Husband and wives exchange cards and presents
21. In the House of Commons the government is formed by the party gaining the majority
of the seats even if they do not get the most votes
No, that's no true
Yes, sometimes when members feel like it
Yes, always
22. Scottish and Northern Irish bank notes valid everywhere in the UK
True
False
23. Every person in the UK receives ______ under the law, it applies in the same way to
everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from
equal treatment
priority treatment
less treatment
24. On election day, the polling station or place will be open from
7.00 am to 10.00 pm
8.00 am to 8.00 pm
8.00 am to 4.30 pm
9.am to 5.00 pm

1. Around 4,000 years ago, people learned to make bronze, we call this period

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the Stone Age


the Bronze Age
the Iron Age
2. The Council of Europe is ______ for the protection and promotion of human rights in
member countries
responsible
not responsible
3. St George is the Patron Saint of ______
Scotland
Northern Ireland
England
Wales
4. More serious civil cases (for example, when a large amount of compensation is being
claimed) are dealt with in the ______ in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Sheriff Court
County Court
High Court
Peace Courts
5. ______ first visited Britain in AD 789 to raid coastal towns and take away goods and
slaves
The Anglo-Saxons
The Norman Conquest
The Romans
The Vikings
6. In Scotland, serious cases are heard in a ______ with either a sheriff or a sheriff with
a jury
Crown Court
Magistrates' Court
Sheriff Court
7. Good citizens are an asset to the UK
True
False
8. The Council of Europe has ______ member countries, including the UK
32
37
42
47
9. The UK is located in the ______ west of Europe
east
south

north
centre
10. There are also several islands which are closely linked with the UK but are not part of
it:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Northern Ireland
The Channel Islands
The Isle of Man
11. In Britain its tradition to eat ______ on Christmas
Lamb curry, Chicken Vindaloo, Milk pudding
Shepherd's pie, sausages and mash, chocolate cake
Roast turkey, Christmas pudding, Rich steamed pudding
Fish and chips
12. The official name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland
True
False
13. Cricket originated in ______ and is now played in many countries
India
England
Australia
South Africa
14. Areas of what is now Scotland were never conquered by
The Ancient Greeks
The Romans
The Anglo-Saxons
The Vikings
15. The United Kingdom's constitution is written by
Parliament
The Archbishop of Canterbury
The Queen
It is an unwritten constitution
16. Adult citizens of other EU states who are resident in the UK can vote in all elections
True
False
17. When did people learn how to make weapons and tools out of iron?
In the Stone Age
In the Bronze Age
In the Iron Age
18. In Elizabeth I's time, English settlers first began to colonise the eastern coast of
America
Africa

China
Europe
19. What are the Grand National, FA Cup, the 'Open' and Wimbledon?
Sporting events
Shops in Knightsbridge
Famous places
Parks in London
20. The second-largest party in the House of Commons is called
the opposition
the cabinet
the country party
21. The UK is a Security Council member of ______
The European Parliament
The UK Parliament
The United Nation
22. Eid ul-Fitr and Diwali are the National days
Yes, its right
No, these are European Cities
No, these are other religious days
23. On April Fool's day people normally give each other presents
True
False
24. Many people continue to visit ______ for holidays and for leisure activities such as
walking, camping and fishing
shops
the countryside
banks
schools

1. How old must you be to enter a betting shop or gambling club?

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14
16
17
18
2. What Christmas dish is made from suet, dried fruit and spices?
Yorkshire Pudding
Dumplings
Christmas Pudding
3. Who is the head of the state?
The King or the Queen
The Prime Minister
The MP
The Foreign Secretary
4. How can you find a solicitor?
Local newspapers
Yellow Pages
The Citizens Advice Bureau
All of these
5. In Scotland a system called the ______ is used to deal with children and young people
who have committed an offence
Children's Hearings System
Youth Hearings System
Young Hearings System
6. When was the Battle of Bannockburn?
1314
1381
1414
1481
7. Who is the fastest person to sail around the world singlehanded?
Jessica Ennis
Dame Ellen MacArthur
Ellie Simmonds
Dame Kelly Holmes
8. The Paralympic Games for 2012 were hosted in ______
Birmingham
Bradford
Manchester
London
9. Guy Fawkes night commemorates
Gun powder plot of 1605

People who died in The First World War


Fireworks
People who died in The Second World War
10. St Columba founded a monastery on the island of Iona, off the coast of what is now
______
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
11. Almost everybody in the UK who is in paid work, including self-employed people,
______ pay National Insurance Contributions
should
must
may
12. UK laws ensure that people are treated unfairly in any area of life or work because of
their age, disability, sex, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexuality or
marital status
Yes, it's correct
No, it should be fairly
13. In the UK, you must have a ______ to drive on public roads
a mechanic's report on the engine
a road map and a receipt for the car/motorcycle
Driving licence
A passport and a photo of your car/motorbike
14. Alcohol should not be sold to anyone under the age of
16
18
14
21
15. Elizabeth I suspected Mary of wanting to take over the English throne, and kept her a
prisoner for ______ years and was eventually executed, accused of plotting against
Elizabeth I
5
10
15
20
16. What is an electoral register?
A list of people who vote
A list of people who got their own registers
A list of people who are criminals
A list of people who pay their taxes
17. Rugby originated in ______ in the early 19th century and is very popular in the UK
today
Scotland

France
England
Wales
18. St David's Day, the national day of ______
England
Wales
Republic of Ireland
Scotland
19. The European Union (EU) was set up by six western European countries
Yes, this is correct
No, it was nine
20. Who deal with a wide range of civil disputes?
Youth Courts
Peace Courts
County Courts
21. When did the UK sign the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental
Freedoms?
1950
1959
1965
1969
22. Any man who forces a woman to have sex, including a woman's husband, can be
charged with rape
Yes, it's correct
No, if he is married he has the right to do it
23. Who is a Speaker?
Leader of the opposition
An ordinary MP
None of these
24. ______ was one of the worst disasters ever to strike Britain as one third of the
population of England, Scotland and Wales died
The Great Mortality
The Black Death
The Great Pestilence
The Great Plague

1. When do you need a National Insurance number?


When you want to use public transport
When you start work
When you finish your work
After you start work
2. Women do not work after having children
True
False
3. When did the War of the Roses start?
1425
1455
1465
1473
4. People aged 18 to 70 on the electoral register are ______ to serve on a jury
nominated by the local authority
randomly selected
kindly asked
selected in the order of their birth date
5. When did women receive voting equality with men?
1838
1882
1983
1928
6. How many member countries are in the European Union?
15
17
20
27
7. The opposition party points out what they see as the government's
(Choose any 2 answers)
achievements
failures
weaknesses
accomplishments
8. What is the National Anthem of the UK?
Early Day Motion
God Save the Queen
God Defend United Kingdom
The Power of UK
9. There is a food that is traditionally associated with Scotland is ______
Roast beef, which is served with potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings

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Fish and chips


Ulster fry
Welsh cakes
Haggis - a sheep's stomach stuffed with offal, suet, onions and oatmeal
10. What do people do on April 1st
Go horse-racing
Attend church
Play tricks on each other
Have demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
11. What is the purpose of National Insurance?
It pays for retirement homes
It pays for holiday insurance abroad
It pays for the army and navy
It pays for pensions and the national health service
12. St Andrew's Day is the national day of ______
England
Scotland
Wales
13. Population growth has been faster in more recent years because ______ have played a
part in population growth
(Choose any 2 answers)
Improved weather conditions
Migration into the UK
Increase in the unemployment benefit
Longer life expectancy
14. During Charles II's reign, in 1665, there was a major outbreak of plague in ______
where thousands of people died, especially in poorer areas
Derby
Gloucestershire
Hertfordshire
London
15. Ealing Studios has a claim to being the ______ continuously working film studio facility
in the world
oldest
newest
best
16. The UK originally decided not to join the European Union but it became a member in
1973
Yes, this is correct
No, it became a member in 1989
17. Motor-car racing in the UK started in ______
1802
1852

1902
1952
18. Northern Ireland Assembly has ______ elected members
108
180
200
19. ______ is particularly remembered for the efficient and profitable way that he ran his
fabric factories
Adam Smith
Richard Arkwright
James Watt
Howard Florey
20. The Industrial Revolution was the rapid development of industry in Britain in the
15th and 16th centuries
15th and 17th centuries
16th and 17th centuries
18th and 19th centuries
21. The UK is historically a ______ country
Jewish
Christian
Muslim
Buddhist
22. The Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in ______ united under King Alfred the Great, who
defeated the Vikings
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
23. The Scots and the Normans fought on the border between
(Choose any 2 answers)
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
24. Charles II escaped from ______, famously hiding in an oak tree on one occasion, and
eventually fled to Europe
Bosworth Field
Dunbar
Hastings
Worcester

1. Everyone who is summoned to do jury service must do it unless they


(Choose any 2 answers)

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want to go to work
are not eligible for example, because they have a criminal conviction
provide a good reason to be excused, such as ill health
want to attend a wedding party
2. Richard Arkwright originally trained and worked as a
zoo keeper
barber
farmer
teacher
3. The UN was set up
before the first World War
after the First World War
before the Second World War
after the Second World War
4. Cocaine and Heroin are ______
Medicines
Drugs
Name of the European famous places
Famous Hotels
5. As long as you live in United Kingdom you can vote in any elections
True
False
6. Who established the Church of England?
Henry VII
Edward VI
Henry VIII
King Richard III
7. Who can only give 'advice, warn and encourage' about government matters?
Prime Minister
Members of the public
The Queen
8. Arranged marriages, where both parties agree to the marriage, are not acceptable in
the UK
Yes, it's correct
No, it is acceptable
9. In the 18th and 19th centuries manufacturing jobs became the main source of
employment in Britain
Yes, this is correct
No, it was agriculture jobs

10. Which of the following is not proof of identity?


Bank statement
Recent gas bill
Letter from a friend
Home Office document
11. People usually spend Christmas Day at home and eat a special meal, which often
includes ______
(Choose any 3 answers)
pizza
roast turkey
burger
christmas pudding
mince pies
fish and chips
12. Charles II had no legitimate children so after his death in 1685 and his ______, James,
who was a Roman Catholic, became King James II in England Wales and Ireland
elder brother's son
brother
sister's son
13. For much of the Stone Age, Britain was connected to the continent by a
Telephone line
Land bridge
Power line
14. The most important minister in Parliament became known as the ______
Head Minister
Prime Minister
Head of the Parliament
House of Lord
15. In 2003, ______ by JRR Tolkien was voted the country's best-loved novel
The Sound and the Fury
The Heart of the Matter
Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Rings
16. In the Battle of ______ the Scottish army were defeated by the army led by Cromwell
Bosworth Field
Dunbar
Hastings
Worcester
17. St David is the Patron Saint of ______
England
Northern Ireland

Scotland
Wales
18. The Habeas Corpus Act became law in ______
1679
1689
1699
1709
19. Some of the famous lines from William Shakespeare's plays and poems which are still
often quoted are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
By all the means you can
A rose by any other name
Listen to many, speak to a few
All the world's a stage
20. What is the meaning of MEPs?
Members of the European Parliament
Members of the Electoral Parliament
Member of the Economics Parliament
21. The Queen's ______ is the heir to the throne
Oldest daughter
Oldest son
Oldest grandson
22. Before the election you will be sent a
greeting card
poll card
photo card
natinal insurance card
23. The Speaker of the House of Commons is
Appointed by the Prime Minister
Heir to the throne
An ordinary MP
Appointed by the Queen
24. People vote in elections at
(Choose any 2 answers)
local school
polling stations
local library
polling places in Scotland

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1. As part of the citizenship ceremony, new citizens pledge to uphold its democratic
values
True
False
2. St Augustine led missionaries from Rome, who spread Christianity in the
north
east
west

south
3. Forced Marriage Protection Orders were introduced in ______ for England, Wales and
Northern Ireland
2007
2008
2009
2010
4. Where can people see the Crown Jewels?
Edinburgh Castle
The Lake District
The Eden Project
The Tower of London
5. The Prime Minister can be changed if
(Choose any 3 answers)
the queen orders
the MPs in the governing party decide to do so
he or she wishes to resign
the House of Commons decide to do so
his or her party loses a General Election
he or she do not answer the phone for 2 days
6. ______ developed horse-driven spinning mills that used only one machine
Richard Arkwright
Adam Smith
James Watt
Howard Florey
7. ______ is the process of preparing fibres for spinning into yarn and fabric
Cordmill
Spindering
Milling
Carding
8. The first man to be called the Prime Minister was ______, who was Prime Minister
from 1721 to 1742
Isaac Newton
Sir Robert Walpole

Ernest Rutherford
Howard Florey
9. The East India Company, originally set up to trade, gained control of large parts of
India
True
False
10. London's West End, also known as ______, is particularly well known Theatre
Theatreworld
Theatreland
Theatreboom
Westtheatre
11. When did the English defeat the Spanish Armada, which had been sent by Spain to
conquer England and restore Catholicism?
1455
1488
1544
1588
12. One of the most important principles of the Enlightenment was that
everyone should have the right to their own political and religious beliefs
newspapers should be free from political involvement
everyone should have the right to the vote
13. All young people in the UK are sent a National Insurance number just before their
13th birthday
14th birthday
16th birthday
18th birthday
14. ______ was the first to be extensively covered by media
The First World War
The Second World War
The Boer War
The Crimean War
15. Civil war between the king and Parliament began in ______
1622
1632
1642
1652
16. ______ defeated a Scottish army in the Battles of Dunbar and Worcester
Robert Burns
Oliver Cromwell
William Shakespeare
Isaac Newton
17. In November 2012, the public elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in
(Choose any 2 answers)

England
Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
18. The Scots had ______ to the execution of Charles I and declared his son Charles II to
be king
agreed
not agreed
19. Commonwealth members are
(Choose any 4 answers)
Bangladesh
Czech Republic
Germany
India
Poland
South Africa
Spain
UK
20. Some constituencies were controlled by a single wealthy family, but other
constituencies had hardly any voters and were called ______
county boroughs
rotten boroughs
Parliamentary boroughs
pocket boroughs
21. There are ______ members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)
109
119
129
139
22. During the First World War ______ and ______ countries/empires were part of the
Central Powers
(Choose any 2 answers)
Belgium
Bulgaria
Italy
The Austro-Hungarian Empire
23. On the official flag of the UK, what does the cross of St George represent?
England
Scotland
Wales
Ireland

24. Night clubs with dancing and music usually open and close ______ than pubs
earlier
later

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1. Isaac Newton discovered that white light is made up of the colours of the rainbow
Yes, this is correct

No, white light made up from the sun


2. The best-known work of ______ is probably the song Auld Lang Syne, which is sung by
people in the UK and other countries when they are celebrating the New Year
Isaac Newton
Robert Burns
Howard Florey
Ernest Rutherford
3. Set of written rules governing how laws can be made, and setting out the rights and
duties of citizens that can be enforced is called a
Constitution
Story
History
The Law
4. Oliver Cromwell was given the title of ______ and ruled until his death in 1658
Lord Victor
Lord Lucan
Lord Sefton
Lord Protector
5. In Scotland, a third verdict of 'not proven' is also possible
Yes, it's correct
No, only 'guilty' or 'not guilty' are allowed
6. Before the 18th century, ______ was the biggest source of employment in Britain
creating the new roads to join small villages
agriculture
building properties
7. The UK has a free press
This means that what is written in newspapers is free from government control
This means any information is free to view in the newspaper
This means all the information is in the newspapers can also be found in Hansard
8. The Eden Project is located in ______, in the south west of England
Devon
Dorset
Somerset
Cornwall
9. When did Britain join the European Union?
1971
1973
1975
1976

10. The UN Security Council members recommends action when there are
(Choose any 2 answers)
international crises
threats to peace
shared goals in democracy
shared goals in development
11. What discount on television licence is offered to blind people?
25%
50%
75%
100%
12. On the official flag of the UK, The name of the diagonal white cross on a blue ground is
the cross of
St Andrew
St George
St Patrick
St Thomas
13. Several of the cathedrals such as York Minster had windows of stained glass, telling
stories about
(Choose any 2 answers)
The Bible
The Vikings
The Romans
Christian saints
14. If you wish to be a permanent resident or citizen of the UK, you should
respect and obey the law
respect the rights of other, including the right to their own opinions
look after yourself and your family
treat others with fairness
look after the area in which you live and the environment
All of the above
15. People usually decorate their houses during Christmas holidays
True
False
16. Who wrote the United Kingdom's constitution?
Queen Victoria
King George III
Winston Churchill
Nobody, it's an unwritten constitution
17. Henry Tudor was the first king of
the House of Tudor
the House of Lancaster
the House of York

18. During the Industrial Revolution there were no laws to protect employees, who were
often forced to work long hours in dangerous situations
Yes, this is correct
No, there were strict laws to protect employees
19. There are charities which may help people who cannot afford to pay a vet
True
False
20. After the death of Oliver Cromwell, his son, Richard, became ______
Lord Victor
Lord Protector
Lord Lucan
Lord Sefton
21. People might be taken to court if they owe money to someone
True
False
22. In the beginning, the number of people who had the right to vote for members of
Parliament was still very small
(Choose any 2 answers)
Only women who owned property of a certain value were able to vote
Only men who owned property of a certain value were able to vote
Only women aged 30 had the right to the vote
No women at all had the right to the vote
23. If you face problems with discrimination, you can get more information from the
Citizens Advice Bureau
True
False
24. Who was known as 'The Bard' in Scotland?
Isaac Newton
Howard Florey
Ernest Rutherford
Robert Burns

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1. Reading the Queen speech and opening and closing of Parliament are some ceremonial
duties performed by
The Queen's husband
The Queen's oldest son
The Prime Minister
The Queen
2. The types of case which are held in County Courts includes:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Breaches of contract
Divorce
Minor criminal offences
Murder
3. Which landmark is a prehistoric structure which still stands in the English county of
Wiltshire?
Offa's Dyke
Hadrian's Wall
Windsor Castle
Stonehenge
4. A lot of people have gardens at home and will spend their free time looking after them
True
False
5. The UK is governed by the parliament sitting in
Scotland
Wales
Westminster
Northern Ireland
6. What happened to hereditary peers in the House of Lords in 1999?
Women were allowed to inherit their titles
Their numbers were greatly increased
They lost their automatic right to attend the House of Lords
Their salaries were stopped
7. Since 1958, the Prime Minister has had the power to appoint ______ just for their own
lifetime
Peers
The monarch
The Speaker
8. Emmeline Pankhurst is famous for her leadership of the campaign to give women the
voting rights in parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom
True
False
9. The second largest party in the House of Commons is usually known by ______
the Opposition
the Senate

the Other Side


the Lords
10. The person who chairs the debates in the House of Commons is given the title of
______
the Prime Minister
the Chairman
the Leader of the House
the Speaker
11. Which country is a part of the Commonwealth?
USA
Panama
Canada
Norway
12. The Romans stayed in this country for approximately ______
50 years
100 years
200 years
400 years
13. ______ were built during the Industrial Revolution to link the factories to towns and
cities and to the ports, particularly in the new industrial areas in the middle and north
of England
Train tracks
Telephone poles
Canals
Ropeways
14. How much do a solicitor charge?
it's usually based on how much time they spend on a case
it's fixed, per case
it's based on 'No Win No Fee'
15. Scotland has ______ flower associated with it and sometimes worn on national saints'
day
the rose
the thistle
the daffodil
the shamrock
16. Which of the following statements is correct?
Elizabeth I had very good relations with Parliament
Elizabeth I handled Parliament badly during her reign
17. What values are upheld by the Commonwealth association of countries?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Rule of law
Communism

Democracy
Violence
18. What's the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument
in Trafalgar Square, London?
Nelson
Drake
Raleigh
Cook
19. Newspapers were allowed to operate without a government licence from ______
1660
1675
1680
1695
20. Everyone has the legal right to choose their religion in the UK, or to choose not to
practice a religion
Yes, this is correct
No, in the most forms you have choose what is your religion
21. During the 18th century, new ideas about politics, philosophy and science were
developed, called 'the Enlightenment'
True
False
22. Which of the following statements is correct?
Halloween is a modern American festival that has recently become popular in the UK
Halloween has its roots in an ancient pagan festival marking the beginning of winter
Halloween is an ancient African festival that has recently become popular in the UK
23. When is Mothering Sunday?
3 weeks before Easter
3 weeks before 14th February
3 weeks before Christmas
24. Major outdoor music festivals in the Uk are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Hogmanay
Royal Ascot
Isle of Wight Festival
Glastonbury

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1. The Roman Catholics in ______ were afraid of the growing power of the Puritans
England
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
2. Who was recognised as the leader of the new republic?
Robert Burns
Isaac Newton
Oliver Cromwell
William Shakespeare
3. During the 18th century, new ideas about politics, philosophy and science were
developed, this is often called
The Bard
Glorious Revolution
Hogmanay

The Enlightenment
4. In the 18th and 19th centuries the development of the Bessemer process for the mass
production of steel led to the development of
(Choose any 2 answers)
hospitals
the shipbuilding industry
motorways
the railways
5. An aim of the United Nations is
to examine decisions made by the European Union
to create a single free trade market
to promote dictatorship
to prevent war and promote international peace and security
6. When is the Boxing day?
24th December
25th December
26th December
27th December
7. Britain was the first country to industrialise on a large scale
True
False
8. Oliver Cromwell was ______ of the English republic
the King
the leader
the artist
the clans

9. The Industrial Revolution


introduced changes in the banking system in the 1970s
was the rapid development of industry in the 18th and 19th centuries
10. The chambers that form the UK Parliament are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
House of Lords
House of Representatives
House of Commons
House of Fraser
11. When is the electoral register updated?
every 5 years in December/January
every year in September/October
every 4 years in November/December
every 2 years in October/November
12. How often does Prime Minister's Questions occur when Parliament is sitting?
Every day
Once a week
Once a month
Twice a year
13. Political parties that formed the coalition government in 2010 are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Liberal Democrats
Conservatives
Labour
Communists
14. A jury is made up of members of the ______ chosen at random from the local electoral
register
Parliament
public
local council
judges
15. When is New Year's Day?
31st December
1st January
7th January
1st February
16. The Anglo-Saxons were Christians when they first came to Britain
True
False
17. Northern Ireland Assembly at
Stormont, in Belfast
Lisburn, in Belfast

Newtownabbey, in Belfast
Bangor, in County Down
18. Famous UK landmarks are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Loch Lomond
Snowdonia
Notre Dame
Grand Canyon
19. The National Citizen Service provides military training to young people
True
False
20. Stories associated with Geoffrey Chaucer are ______
The Ambridge Tales
The Canterbury Tales
The Westbury Tales
The London Tales
21. EastEnders and Coronation Street are
popular television programmes
historical landmarks
22. European laws are called
(Choose any 3 answers)
civil law
criminal law
directives
human rights
regulations
framework decisions
23. Members of Parliament (MPs) are responsible for:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Supporting the government on all decisions and laws
Scrutinising and commenting on what the government is doing
Representing everyone in their constituency
Representing only those who voted for them
24. What event is remembered on 5 November each year?
A plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605
The end of the Second World War
The defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1605
The Queen's birthday

1. There is a dragon on the official flag of Wales

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True
False
2. During the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries children also worked in
the factories and were treated in the same way as adults
Yes, this is correct
No, children were not allowed to enter in the factories
3. Gilbert and Sullivan
were a comedy double act
were football players
wrote many comic operas
4. The event was called the 'Glorious Revolution' because there was no fighting in ______
England
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
5. The money from TV licences is used to pay for the ______
Sky
BBC
DVLA
road maintenance
6. The Brit Awards is an event where ______ are given awards
sports people
rich people
musicians
poor people
7. Jane Austen and Charles Dickens both are famous
painters
novelists
worriers
8. The small claims procedure
is an informal way of helping people to settle minor disputes
helps people to make small home insurance claims
9. The Tower of London is built by
William the Conqueror
Oliver Cromwell
Winston Churchill
Queen Elizabeth II
10. A fundamental principle of British life is
inequality
extremism

intolerance
individual liberty
11. What do pressure and lobby groups do?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Assist MPs in their constituency work
Influence government policy
Represent the views of British businesses
Organise violent protests
12. What festival is celebrated on 31 October in the UK?
Valentine's Day
Bonfire Night
Hogmanay
Halloween
13. Mary, Queen of Scots was ______ Queen Elizabeth I
a sister of
a daughter of
a cousin of
unrelated to
14. In 1969, what important change to our voting rights took place?
The voting age was reduced to 18 for men and women
Compulsory voting was introduced
Women over 30 were given the vote
Prisoners were given the vote
15. What international organisation is working to prevent war and to maintain
international peace?
Red Cross
United Nations
UNICEF
NATO
16. ______ developed ideas about human nature continue to influence philosophers
Adam Smith
James Watt
Howard Florey
David Hume
17. The National Assembly has ______ Assembly members
60
70
80
90
18. The Head of the State and the monarch in both ceremonial and symbolic sense is
The Queen's oldest son

The Queen's Husband


The Queen
19. Political parties in the UK are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Office Party
Conservative Party
Modern Party
Labour Party
20. British scientists were the first to clone a mammal successfully and the animal was a
rabbit
True
False
21. There are a variety of foods that are traditionally associated with England:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Roast beef, which is served with potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings
Fish and chips
Haggis
Ulster fry
Welsh cakes
22. The patron saint's days are no longer public holidays in England and Wales
True
False
23. The Union Flag comprises ______ crosses, one for each part of the United Kingdom
two
three
four
24. In order to vote in a parliamentary, local, or European election, you must have your
name on the register of electors, known as the electoral register
True
False

1. Wales united with England during the reign of King Henry VIII
True
False
2. Richard Arkwright developed
efficient and profitable factories
new farming methods in the UK
3. Volunteering is a
way of helping others without receiving payment
good way to earn additional money while on benefit
4. Which of these are protected by law from discrimination?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Disability
Choice of car
Marital status
Eye colour
Choice of benefit
5. In 1999 new national bodies established were
(Choose any 2 answers)
English Parliament
House of Lords
Welsh Assembly
Scottish Parliament
6. Fundamental principles of British life are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Growing your own fruit and vegetables
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Only driving your car on weekdays
Participation in community life
7. Which two of the following are plays by William Shakespeare?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Oliver Twist
A Mid summer Night's Dream
Romeo and Juliet
Pride and Prejudice
8. ______ is a country of the United Kingdom
Isle of Man
Channel Islands
Republic of Ireland
Scotland
9. British principles and values are based on history and traditions
True
False

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10. In 2002, a public vote decided that Winston Churchill was the Greatest Briton of all
time
True
False
11. Protestant Christian groups in the UK are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Buddhists
Baptists
Roman Catholics
Methodists
12. ______ developed ideas about economics which are still referred to today
David Hume
James Watt
Adam Smith
Howard Florey
13. Which of the following statements is true?
Bonnie Prince Charlie became King Charles II of England in 1660
Charles, king of Scotland, was restored as King Charles II of England in 1660
14. Who fought in wars against Napoleon?
(Choose any 2 answers)
The Duke of Wellington
Horatio Nelson
Winston Churchill
Margaret Thatcher
15. Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own banknotes
True
False
16. After the Second World War textile and engineering firms recruited workers from
(Choose any 2 answers)
India
Pakistan
France
Canada
17. A famous sailing event is held
in the city of Belfast
at Cowes on the Isle of Wight
in the city of Dublin
18. The public can listen to debates in the Palace of Westminster from public galleries in
both the House of Commons and the House of Lords
Yes, this is true
No, You can only listen on the TV/radio
19. Some constituencies were controlled by a single wealthy family were called the
county boroughs
Parliamentary boroughs

pocket boroughs
municipal boroughs
20. The main political parties actively look for members of the public to join their debates
True
False
21. Examples of civil law are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Carrying a weapon
Disputes between landlords and tenants
Discrimination in the workplace
Selling tobacco
22. Which form of religion developed as a result of the Reformation?
Methodism
Catholicism
Mannerism
Protestantism
23. Which two of the following issues can the devolved administrations pass laws on?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Immigration
Foreign affairs
Health
Education
24. People in the UK are living longer than ever before because of the
(Choose any 2 answers)
improved living standards
improved weather conditions
outdoor activities
better health care
increase in the unemployment benefit

1. Local councils are funded


from central government and local taxes
by money raised from local fundraising events
from local businesses
by donations from local people
2. The services that funded by National Insurance Contributions are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Supermarket home deliveries
Local taxi services
National Health Service (NHS)
State retirement pension
3. What did St Columba and St Augustine do during the Anglo-Saxon period?
They were early Christian missionaries
They were leaders of an uprising in Wales
They were courageous warriors
They invented new efficient farming techniques
4. A famous Stone Age site in the United Kingdom is
Windsor Castle
Chequers
Stonehenge
Nelson's Column
5. During the Iron Age ______ language was spoken by people
Anglo-Saxon
Latin
Celtic
English
6. During the English Civil War which two were associated with King Charles I and
Parliament?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Roundheads
Luddites
Tories
Cavaliers
7. If a person is under the age of 21, their case will be heard in a Youth Court
True
False
8. The radar and jet engine and were developed in Britain in the 1830s
True
False
9. The Council of Europe is separate from EU
True
False

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10. In the different parts of the UK there are many variations in language
True
False
11. Which of these wars was England involved in during the Middle Ages?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Crusades
Crimean
Peninsular
Hundred Years War
12. The 'plantation' settlements in Ireland during the 17th century led to
Catholic farmers replacing Protestant landowners
Protestant farmers replacing Catholic landowners
13. Freedoms offered by the UK to citizens and permanent residents are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
A right to a fair trial
Long lunch breaks on Friday at work
Free groceries for everyone
Freedom of speech
14. The Proms
are a series of tennis matches held every July in London
is an eight week summer season of orchestral music
15. In 1348 a third of the populations of England, Wales and Scotland died as a result of
______ plague
the White Death
the Black Death
the Dark Death
the Blue Death
16. The name of a novel by Jane Austen is ______
Our Man in Havana
Sense and Sensibility
Oliver Twist
Far from the Madding Crowd
17. Most people in the United Kingdom live in towns and cities
True
False
18. When walking your dog in a public place, you must ensure that your dog
wears a collar showing the name and address of the owner
never strays more than 3 metres away from you
wears a special dog coat
does not come into contact with other dogs
19. Why did Protestant Huguenots come to Britain in the 16th and 18th centuries?
To escape religious persecution
To escape war

To become Catholics
To escape famine
20. What important event happened in England in 1066?
The building of the Offa Dyke
The Romans left England
The Battle of Bannockburn
The Norman invasion
21. You have to pay tax on
(Choose any 2 answers)
small amounts of money given to you as a gift
profits from self-employment
shopping vouchers given to you by family or friends
income from property, savings and dividends
22. Aberdeen and Dundee are cities in Northern Ireland
True
False
23. British overseas territories are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Falkland Islands
St Helena
Hawaii
Cyprus
24. In order to vote in elections you must have
passed an electoral test
registered your identity with the police
put your name on the electoral register
paid income tax in the previous year

1. Big Ben is

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a popular children's television character


the nickname of the great bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament
a popular children's cartoon character in Scotland
2. Which one of the following is a Crown dependency?
England
Wales
The Channel Islands
Northern Ireland
3. The Habeas Corpus Act of 1679 was so important because
it allowed people to bury the dead where they wished before the death
it ended capital punishment in England
it ensured no person could be held unlawfully
it ensured that those who died could only be buried by a family member
4. When Queen Anne died, a German, George of Hanover, became the next king of
England
Yes, this is correct
No, it should be Wales
5. Major horse-racing events in the UK are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Six Nations Championship
The Open Championship
Royal Ascot
Scottish Grand National
6. When is a by-election for a parliamentary seat held?
Every two years
Half-way through a parliamentary term
When the Prime Minister decides
When an MP dies or resigns
7. Charles was unwilling to reach any agreement with the Parliament and in ______ he
was executed
1649
1654
1659
1664
8. Snowdonia is a national park in Scotland
True
False
9. Magistrates
usually work unpaid and do not need legal qualifications
must be specially trained legal experts who have been solicitors for three years
10. Famous British authors are:
(Choose any 2 answers)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


J K Rowling
Gustav Holst
Sir Steve Redgrave
11. Everyone celebrates New Year on the First January in Britain
Yes, that correct
No it's celebrated on the 1st December
No it celebrated on the 25th December
12. ______ celebrates British theatre
The Man Booker Prize
The Brit Awards
The Laurence Olivier Awards
The BPI Awards
13. For which types of literature is William Shakespeare famous?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Sonnets
Plays
Novels
Biographies
14. Records that tell us about England during the time of William I are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Bayeux Tapestry
Domesday Book
Magna Carta
Diary of Samuel Pepys
15. At a court trial a jury decides
whether the accused is 'guilty' or 'not guilty'
whether evidence should be allowed to be heard
who the judge should be in the next session
the sentence that the accused should be given
16. The names of the main groups in Parliament in the early 18th century were:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Labour
Tories
Nationalists
Whigs
17. County Courts deal with
civil disputes
criminal cases
murder cases

18. Isaac Newton is a famous musician from the 18th century


True
False
19. Queen ______ is still remembered for her rebellion against the Romans
Boudicca
Elizabeth
Anne
Victoria
20. 'The Mousetrap' is
an environmental policy aiming to prevent mice from destroying your home
a play that has been running in London's West End since 1952
21. You need to be ______ years or older in order to stand for public office
16
18
21
25
22. In the United Kingdom a citizen may only follow an approved religion
True
False
23. Christian groups are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Baptists
Buddhists
Roman Catholics
Sikhs
24. 'The Divine Right of Kings' meant that
the king was appointed by God
the English king should rule France

1. 'The Troubles' were about

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disagreement over Ireland becoming one country


setting up an English Parliament
independence for Wales
independence for Scotland
2. Which of these countries are members of the Commonwealth?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Australia
Canada
Russia
USA
3. Pantomimes are plays based on fairy stories
True
False
4. 'Beowulf', 'The Tyger' and 'She Walks in Beauty' are ______
Poems
Plays
Novels
Movies
5. There is a yearly ______ race on the River Thames between Oxford and Cambridge
Universities
sailing
swimming
rowing
6. Florence Nightingale is famous for her work on children's education in the 19th century
True
False
7. Christian religious festivals celebrated in the UK are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
New Year
Halloween
Easter
Christmas
8. English Civil War battles are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Marston Moor
Naseby
Waterloo
Hastings
9. The Speaker of the House of Commons
has to give up being an MP when elected as Speaker
remains an MP after election as Speaker

10. You are expected to respect the rights of others to have their own opinions in the UK
True
False
11. The event that occurs every year on the 3rd Sunday in June is
Remembrance Day
Father's Day
Mother's Day
Halloween
12. Diwali is celebrated by
(Choose any 2 answers)
Christians
Sikhs
Buddhists
Hindus
13. What is played at important national occasions and at events attended by the Queen or
the Royal Family?
Drums
National Anthem
Guitar
Euphonium
14. Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and Gertrude Jekyll were famous
garden designers
carpenters
characters in a Sherlock Holmes story
15. In 1588 the English defeated a
German invasion fleet of bom ber planes
Spanish invasion fleet of ships
16. St David is the patron saint of which country of the United Kingdom?
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
17. Which of the following is correct?
All shops in the UK close on Sundays
Most shops in the UK open seven days a week
18. If your driving licence is from a country in the European Union
you have to apply for a UK licence in order to drive
you can drive in the UK for as long as your licence is valid
you dont need to apply for a car insurance
19. Which traditions or festivals are held in November every year?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Father's Day
Remembrance Day

Valentine's Day
Bonfire Night
20. In the 18th century two political groups emerged are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
the Whigs
the Conservatives
the Tories
the Liberals
21. During Queen Elizabeth I's reign, English settlers began to colonise
the southern coast of Africa
the western coast of Asia
the eastern coast of North America
Australia
22. Florence Nightingale is associated with
the development of nursing
the development of engineering in farm
the shipbuilding industry
policing
23. Examples of criminal law are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Discrimination in the workplace
Selling tobacco to anyone under the age of 18
Racial crime
Disputes about faulty goods
24. In 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Nelson defeated the German fleet
True
False

1. ______ worked on steam power which helped the progress of the Industrial
Revolution

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Adam Smith
James Watt
Howard Florey
David Hume
2. Sake Dean Mahomet
introduced curry houses and shampooing to Britain from India
is famous for introducing tea-drinking and bungalows to Britain from India
3. What flower is traditionally worn by people on Remembrance Day?
Iris
Poppy
Daffodil
Lily
4. Elderly population is being declined in the UK
True
False
5. A driving licence held by a driver over 70 should be renewed ______
Every year
Every 3 years
Every 5 years
Every 10 years
6. The 'Swinging Sixties' refers to the 1860s
True
False
7. How many years as queen did Queen Elizabeth II celebrate at her jubilee in 2012?
30
40
50
60
8. Who opens the new parliamentary session each year in the UK?
The monarch
The Archbishop of Canterbury
The Speaker of the House of Commons
The Prime Minister
9. The first professional UK football clubs were formed in the late
16th century
17th century
18th century
19th century
10. A new version of the official flag of the United Kingdom was created in 1801 it is often
called ______

the Union Jack


the Royal Banner
the British Standard
the St George Cross
11. Who is the Patron Saint of Scotland?
St David
St Andrew
St Patrick
St George
12. How are proceedings in Parliament recorded?
By secretaries
By radio and Morse code
By TV and Hansard
By tape recorder
13. Which of these people are famous UK sports stars?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Sir Chris Hoy
Jane Austen
Lucien Freud
Dame Kelly Holmes
14. Magna Carta was important because
it established a new system of free education
it limited the power of the monarch
it gave women legal rights
it gave all men the vote
15. Important aspects of the Reform Act of 1832 were:
(Choose any 2 answers)
It gave women the vote
It decreased the power of the monarch
It abolished rotten boroughs
It increased the number of people who could vote
16. The first Jews to come to Britain since the Middle Ages settled in London in ______
1636
1646
1656
1666
17. Which court deals usually with divorce cases in Scotland?
Sheriff Court
Magistrates Court
High Court
County Court

18. What type of government was formed after the General Election of 2010?
National
Coalition
All-party
Premier
19. What is Hogmanay?
A Scottish celebration on New Year
A Welsh celebration on 27th December
The day after Christmas Day
A type of pork meal enjoyed by Scots
20. From age ______, you can be asked to serve on a jury
18
21
25
30
21. Which of these were famous Victorians?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Dylan Thomas
Florence Nightingale
Isambard Kingdom Brunei
Margaret Thatcher
22. Which of the following sporting events was hosted in London in 2012?
the Commonwealth Games
the Paralympic Games
the Cricket World Cup
the European Football Championship
23. 'The Restoration' refers to the re-establishment of Catholicism as the official Church in
the 15th century
True
False
24. Some people rent land called ______, where they grow fruit and vegetables
'an rentment'
'a shipment'
'an allotment'
'a tablement'

1. Who wrote The Bruce about the Battle of Bannockburn?

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Elizabeth of York
Geoffrey Chaucer
James Bruce
John Barbour
2. What is the second sentence of the citizenship pledge?
I will uphold its democratic value
I will give my loyalty to the UK and respect its rights and freedoms
I will fulfil my duties and obligations as a British citizen
I will observe the laws of the UK faithfully
3. 'We shall fight them on the beaches' is a famous quote from a speech by Queen
Elizabeth II about the Spanish Armada
True
False
4. It is an offence not to have an MOT certificate if your vehicle is more than ______ old
6 months
1 year
2 years
3 years
5. 20th century British inventions or discoveries are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Radium
Penicillin
Printing press
Hovercraft
6. The Northern Ireland Assembly was established soon after the Belfast Agreement in
______
1982
1988
1992
1998
7. Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah are well-known athletes who won gold medals at the 2012
London Olympics
True
False
8. Anyone facing ______ can go and stay in safe places, called refuges or shelters in
some areas
jail
domestic violence
9. The roles of police community support officers (PCSOs) are
(Choose any 3 answers)
patrol the street
prevent inflation

work with the public


prevent cold weather
support police officers at crime scenes and major events
10. You can write to your local MP in advance to ask for tickets to visit the UK Parliament
True
False
11. The people of ______ made the first coins to be minted in Britain, some inscribed with
the names of Iron Age kings
the Stone Age
the Bronze Age
the Iron Age
12. Who is the patron saint of England and on which date is the feast day?
St George 23rd April
St Patrick 17th March
St David 1st March
None of these
13. Scotland and Northern Ireland have their patron saint's day as an official holiday
True
False
14. The 'suffragettes' were women who
chose to be single
left the UK to live in other contries
campaigned for women's votes
stayed at home to raise a family
15. National Insurance Contributions is paid by
all those aged 50 and under who is in paid work
everybody in the UK who is in paid work
single people with no dependents
people who work full time
16. The Northern Ireland Assembly can make decisions on
(Choose any 2 answers)
Agriculture issues
Social services
Defence issues
Foreign affairs
17. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as cutting or female circumcision, is legal
in the UK
Yes, it's correct
No, it's illegal
18. By joining a political party, you might be involved in:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Handing out leaflets in the street
Violent clashes with other political parties

Knocking on people's doors and asking for support


Joining your MP for sessions in the House of Commons
19. The Reform Act of 1832 increased
the number of electors
the power of the House of Lords
20. John Constable (1776-1837) founded the modern police force in England
True
False
21. British inventions were
(Choose any 2 answers)
Personal computer (PC)
Television
Diesel engine
Jet engine
22. The longest distance on the mainland is about ______ from John O'Groats on the north
coast of Scotland to Land's End in the south-west corner of England
460 miles
870 miles
1540 miles
2068 miles
23. What percentage of people identified themselves as Hindu in the 2009 Citizenship
Survey?
2%
4%
6%
10%
24. What is traditionally being eaten as a dessert on Christmas Day?
Spotted dick
Christmas pudding
Christmas pie
Christmas cake