Life in the UK Test

31 Aug

Which of the following plays was written by William Shakespeare?

A) Pride and Prejudice

B) A Midsummer Night’s dream

C) Sense and Sensibility

D) Great Expectations

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​B

30 Aug

When was the Carta Magna created?

A) 1514

B) 1215

C) 1415

D) 1314

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​B

29 Aug

Under which king did the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in England unite to defeat the Vikings?

A) William of Orange

B) King Alfred the Great

C) Henry VIII

D) Robert the Bruce

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​B

28 Aug

What is the title of the Queen’s eldest son, Prince Charles?

A) Prince of Kent

B) Prince of Wales

C) Prince of Hanover

D) Prince of Brunswick

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​B

27 Aug

Who became Prime Minister and was an inspirational leader to the British people during WWII?

A) Winston Churchill

B) Clement Attlee

C) Margaret Thatcher

D) Sir Robert Walpole

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A

26 Aug

Where did the first farmers come from?

A) South-west Europe

B) South-east Europe

C) North-east America

D) North-west Asia

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​B

25 Aug

When did Ireland become a republic?

A) 1925

B) 1939

C) 1949

D) 1927

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​B

24 Aug

Women over the age of 30 were given the right to vote as a result of their contribution towards the war effort. Which war was that?

A) The Second World War

B) The Crimean War

C) The First World War

D) The Civil War

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C

23 Aug

When walking your dog in a public place, you must ensure:

A) That your dog does not play with other dogs

B) That your dog wears a collar showing the name and address of the owner

C) That your dog wears a high visibility jacket

D) That your dog does not bark

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​B

22 Aug

What is the Home Secretary responsible for?

A) Health

B) Defence

C) Education

D) Policing

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D

21 Aug

What are the 40 days before Easter called?

A) Diwali

B) Lent

C) Hannukah

D) Vaisakhi

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​B

20 Aug

During the Great Depression in the 1930s which industry was badly affected?

A) Charles I

B) Charles II

C) Winston Churchill

D) Oliver Cromwell

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D

19 Aug

Who wrote ‘The Daffodils’?

A) William Blake

B) Robert Browning

C) Lord Byron

D) William Wordsworth

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D

18 Aug

What did Sir Frank Whittle invent in the 1930s?

A) Radar

B) Hovercraft

C) Jet engine

D) Ballpoint pen

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C

17 Aug

Which of the following territories is a Crown dependency but is NOT part of the UK?

A) Northern Ireland

B) Wales

C) The Channel Islands

D) Scotland

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C

16 Aug

What will you be given to vote before a general election takes place?

A) A poll tax relief

B) A number to queue at the polling station

C) A poll card

D) An specific time for you to vote

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C

15 Aug

What is a bank holiday?

A) A public holiday when banks are open all day

B) A public holiday for people working in banks

C) An additional day off that every worker in the UK is entitled to

D) A public holiday when banks and many other businesses are closed for the day

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D

14 Aug

How is a jury selected?

A) From the NHS registration system

B) Randomly from the electoral register

C) Alphabetically from the telephone directory

D) From a postcode selection

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​B

13 Aug

What is the minimum age required to serve on a jury?

A) 16

B) 18

C) 21

​D) 25

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​B

12 Aug

When did the English defeat the Spanish Armada?

A) 1466

B) 1066

C) 1254

D) 1588

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D

11 Aug

Who was the captain of the English football team that won the World Cup in 1966?

A) Sir Roger Bannister

B) Sir Jackie Stewart

C) Sir Ian Botham

D) Bobby Moore

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D

10 Aug

Who chairs the debates at the House of Commons?

A) A bishop

B) The Prime Minister

C) The Speaker

D) The archbishop of Canterbury

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C

9 Aug

Who was the first female Prime Minister of the UK?

A) Mary Stuart

B) Theresa May

C) Margaret Thatcher

D) Florence Nightingale

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C

8 Aug

What is the Cenotaph?

A)  A flower

B) A Christian church

C) A war memorial

D) A theatre

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C

7 Aug

Who is the patron Saint of Scotland?

A) St David

B) St Patrick

C) St George

D) St Andrew

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D

6 Aug

Where is the UK geographically located?

A) South west of Europe

B) North east of Europe

C) North west of Europe

D) South east of Europe

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C

5 Aug

When were men and women given the right to vote at the age of 21?

A) 1918

B) 1903

C) 1928

D) 1923

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C

4 Aug

Where is the Big Ben located?

A) Buckingham Palace

B) The Tower of London

C) Trafalgar Square

D) The Houses of the Parliament

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D

3 Aug

Which jubilee did Queen Elizabeth II celebrate in 2012?

A) Golden Jubilee

B) Silver Jubilee

C) Platinum Jubilee

D) Diamond Jubilee

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D

2 Aug

Who was the first man in the world to run 1 mile in under 4 minutes?

A) Sir Chris Hoy

B) Sir Roger Bannister

C) David Weir

D) Mo Farah

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​B

1 Aug

During the Great Depression in the 1930s which industry was badly affected?

A) Housing construction

B) Shipbuilding

C) Automobile

D) Aviation

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​B