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Life in the UK Test » 1

"The Life in the United Kingdom Test" is a test for individuals seeking Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or naturalisation as a British citizen. The test lasts for 45 minutes, the entrants have to answer 24 questions. the test is based on chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 of a revised handbook (second edition) "Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship". Remember that you need to get at least 75% to pass this test
 
  1. If a driver has more than the permitted amount of alcohol in his/her body or refuses to take the test
    He or she will be arrested
    He or she will be taken to his home
    He or she will be given a warning
    He or she will be asked to provide medical certificate
  2. Which of the following is not required for a new car?
    MOT Test
    Seat belts
    Road Tax
    Car insurance
  3. An adult person receiving unemployment benefit should join New Deal programme if he/she has been unemployed for
    6 months
    12 months
    18 months
    24 months
  4. Many other religions are explained to children in all the schools as part of their lessons in religious education in the UK
    True
    False
  5. What percentage of children lives with both birth parents?
    45%
    50%
    55%
    65%
  6. Who does not have to pay for a sight test in England?
    People over 50
    People under 18 and over 60, pregnant women or with babies under 12 months, or people on income support or Jobseekers Allowance
    People who have always lived in the United Kingdom and who hold a British passport
    Everyone
  7. There is concern in Britain over the age at which some young people start drinking
    True
    False
  8. People in part-time work do not have legal protection from discrimination
    True
    False
  9. The voltage supplied to almost all properties in the United Kingdom is ______
    110 Volts
    150 Volts
    240 Volts
    480 Volts
  10. A new born baby should be registered with The Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths within ______ (in England and Wales)
    2 weeks
    3 weeks
    4 weeks
    6 weeks
  11. Which of the following is not proof of identity?
    Benefits book
    Recent gas bill
    Letter from a friend
    Home Office document
  12. What percentage of the population live in Wales
    5%
    6%
    7%
    11%
  13. After the Second World War where did British textile and engineering firms send agents to find workers?
    Australia and New Zealand
    Poland and Switzerland
    India and Pakistan
    Ireland and Belarus
  14. Which is April Fools' Day?
    1st April
    11th April
    15th April
    31st April
  15. Which is the largest police force?
    The Welsh Constabulary
    Liverpool and Leeds Constabulary
    Bristol
    The Metropolitan
  16. What Christmas dish is made from suet, dried fruit and spices?
    Yorkshire Pudding
    Dumplings
    Christmas Pudding
  17. How much maternity leave can women take?
    6 weeks
    10 weeks
    13 weeks
    26 weeks
  18. What is the minimum age to drive a car or motorcycle?
    16
    17
    18
    21
  19. A driving licence held by a driver over 70 should be renewed ______
    Every year
    Every 3 years
    Every 5 years
    Every 10 years
  20. When did the European Union originate?
    Just before the first World War
    Just before the Second World War
    Immediately after the Second World War
    Just after the First World War
  21. Which of the following is a public holiday?
    St Valentines Day
    Boxing Day
    April Fools Day
    Birthday
  22. What is a CRB check?
    A reference
    A referee
    A Criminal Records Check with the police
    Car history
  23. It is illegal to drive a vehicle while using a mobile phone
    True
    False
  24. Controlled drugs are legal drugs in the UK
    True
    False

Life in the UK Test » 2

  1. Compulsory test help parents a good indication of their children's progress
    True
    False
  2. Britain has a very low birth rate and very high number of aging people
    True
    False
  3. Interest rates in credit unions are usually higher than banks and building societies
    True
    False
  4. If you are self-employed, you have to pay your own tax
    True
    False
  5. Why were specialist immigration centres set up in the West Indies in the 1950's?
    To recruit Train Crews
    To recruit Shop Workers
    To recruit Bus Crews
    To make bridges
  6. An international organisation working to prevent war and maintain peace is
    United Nations
    Red Cross
    NATO
    Save The Children
  7. Where does Santa Claus come from?
    South Pole
    North Pole
    Poland
    Iceland
  8. The House of Lords can
    Delay the passage of new laws
    Overrule the passage of new laws
    Change interest rate
    Do nothing
  9. Civil servants can on occasion be pushed into open support for party policies they think to be either impractical or incompatible with other policies
    True
    False
  10. In the Old times The House of Lords was more powerful than The House of Commons
    True
    False
  11. One TV licence covers all of the equipment at one address, but people who rent different rooms in a shared house must each buy a separate TV licence
    True
    False
  12. Where is the Scouse dialect spoken?
    Liverpool
    Tyneside
    Scotland
    London
  13. What percentage of the UK population is Jewish?
    0.8%
    0.7%
    0.6%
    0.5%
  14. What hours can a child age 14-16 work?
    Not more than 4 hours without a one hour rest
    Not more than 5 hours without a one hour rest
    Not more than 6 hours without a one hour rest
    Not more than 3 hours without a one hour rest
  15. What is the earliest legal age for a children to do paid work?
    12
    14
    15
    16
  16. The British system of government is a parliamentary democracy
    True
    False
  17. The Queen is allowed to criticise or support the government publicly on certain issues
    True
    False
  18. Who is responsible for collecting domestic waste?
    Estate Agent
    Local Authority
    No collection is offered
    Royal Mail
  19. By law Census must be completed
    True
    False
  20. Britain, like most countries in the world, is a member of the United Nations (UN)
    True
    False
  21. Who is responsible on keeping a workplace safe?
    Government
    Employees
    Employer
    Health and Safety Authority
  22. What percentage of the UK's population is white
    88%
    92%
    90%
    98%
  23. What is the minimum age to drive a large lorry or bus?
    16
    17
    18
    21
  24. What is the highest denomination bank note in England?
    £10
    £20
    £50
    £100

Life in the UK Test » 3

    1. How many members does The National Assembly for Wales have?
      50
      60
      70
      80
    2. What is the name of the minister responsible for the economy?
      The Speaker
      Home Secretary
      Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Prime Minister
    3. 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
    4. What classification is given to a film suitable for everyone but some parts may be unsuitable for children?
      PG
      4
      U
      C
    5. How many countries are members of the Commonwealth?
      36
      49
      53
      62
    6. The Cabinet is a very large committee?
      True
      False
    7. Where did the tradition of playing jokes on one another on April 1st originate?
      Germany
      Holland
      France
      Asia
    8. Which court specialises in employment matters?
      Employment Tribunal
      County Court
      Magistrates Court
      High Court
    9. What discount on television licence is offered to blind people?
      100%
      75%
      50%
      25%
    10. How many members does the Welsh Assembly have?
      60
      70
      80
      90
    11. Why did Protestant Huguenots come to Britain in the mid 1840s?
      To escape religious persecution
      To escape war
      To become Catholics
      To escape famine
    12. Which group of people form the largest minority group?
      Indian
      Pakistani
      Black Caribbean
      Bangladeshi
    13. What is the water rate based on if a water meter is not installed?
      Size of the property
      Value of the property
      Location of the property
      Same everywhere
    14. The North East and North West of England have experienced a decline in population
      Yes in North West but not in the North East
      Yes, its right
      False
    15. When did the Gunpowder Plot take place?
      5th November 1505
      5th November 1605
      5th November 1705
      5th November 1805
    16. What percentage of the population in Scotland
      4%
      6%
      8%
      12%
    17. The senior members from the Opposition Party who 'shadow' Government Ministers in different departments are called
      The Speaker
      Lords
      Shadow Officers
      Shadow Cabinet
    18. What is the speed limit for a motorway or dual carriageway?
      40 mph
      50 mph
      70 mph
      80 mph
    19. What is Wimbledon Championships?
      Rugby Tournament
      Cricket Tournament
      Tennis Tournament
      Snooker Tournament
    20. If the parents are not married, only the mother can register the birth
      True
      False
    21. Where is the Scottish Parliament?
      Edinburgh
      Stenhousmuir
      Falkirk
      Aberdeen
    22. Does Britain have a written constitution?
      Yes
      No
    23. L plates are required on a vehicle when a car is driven
      by newly passed driver
      by an unlicensed driver
      on a motorway
      by provisional licence holder
    24. You have to be on the electoral register to visit the Parliament
      True
      False

Life in the UK Test » 4

  1. The British Constitution is government through a number of institutions which provide checks on each other
    True
    False
  2. All the newspapers have their own angle in reporting and commenting on political events
    True
    False
  3. Women in Britain received voting rights at the same age as men in ______
    1926
    1927
    1928
    1929
  4. The European Parliament scrutinises and debates the proposals, decisions, and expenditure of the European commission
    True
    False
  5. According to the 2001 Census how many people of the United Kingdom live in Scotland?
    8%
    12%
    18%
    19%
  6. How long a Driving licence from a country outside the EU is valid in the UK?
    6 months
    1 year
    3 years
    5 years
  7. The deposit required for candidates standing as a Member of the European Parliament is
    £5000
    £25,000
    £500
    None
  8. What are the two characteristics of civil servants?
    Friendliness and efficiency
    Long holidays and quick service
    Political neutrality and professionalism
    Political correctness and slow but careful service
  9. 45% of the population of ethnic minorities live in the London area
    True
    False
  10. The majority of the Britain believes that women shouldn't work in the UK
    Yes its right
    No, it is not right
    It's a mixed point
  11. A small group of MPs who ensure the discipline and attendance of MPs at voting time in the House of Commons is called
    Ministers
    Whips
    Secretaries
    Seniors
  12. Once a policy is agreed by the cabinet it is sent to the Parliament for approval
    True
    False
  13. Which of the following is a criminal offence if you are involved in a accident?
    Not putting the hazard lights on
    Not taking a photograph of the scene
    If you forget to wear seat-belt
    Driving away without stopping
  14. Who is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England ever since the church was established
    The Archbishop of Canterbury
    The Prime Minister
    The King or the Queen
    The President
  15. The Monarch is not important and popular among most people in Britain
    True
    False
  16. 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
  17. Which is the spiritual leader of the Church of England?
    The Peers
    The Queen
    The Archbishop of Canterbury
    The Pope
  18. What is the established church in Scotland?
    The Protestant Church
    The Presbyterian Church
    The Edinburgh Ecclesiastical
    The Church of Scotland
  19. At what age do students take GCSE's?
    11
    12
    14
    16
  20. Most members of ethnic minority groups live in England?
    True
    False
  21. NHS Walk-in centres provide treatment for minor injuries and illnesses seven days a week
    True
    False
  22. Where do you normally go first if you wish to buy a house in Scotland?
    Solicitor
    Estate Agent
    Building Society
    Local Bank
  23. Who can appoint and dismiss ministers of the state?
    Lawyers
    Prime Minister
    Lord Chancellor
    House of Lords
  24. Women faced discrimination before 1960 and 1970s in the workplace
    True
    False
 Life in the UK Test » 5
 
  1. How often are MEPs elected?
    Every 4 years
    Every 6 years
    Every year
    Every 5 years
  2. In the ______ general election, only 1 in 5 potential first-time voters actually cast their vote
    1801
    1901
    1951
    2001
  3. 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
  4. The United Kingdom's constitution is written by
    Parliament
    The Archbishop of Canterbury
    The Queen
    It is an unwritten constitution
  5. Sometimes even radio, television, and newspapers try to fool people with fake stories and jokes
    True
    False
  6. Who can get a free prescription?
    Anyone who has just moved to the UK
    Anyone under 16 and over 60, pregnant or with a baby under 12 months or under 19 and in full time education or anyone on income support
    Everyone
    Anyone with only a small household income
  7. What is the speed limit on motorways and dual carriageways?
    40mph
    60mph
    70mph
    80mph
  8. There is no connection between hard drugs and crime
    That's correct
    No, there is a link
    Maybe there are some
  9. The Speaker of the House of Commons is
    Appointed by the Prime Minister
    Heir to the throne
    An ordinary MP
    Appointed by the Queen
  10. Some young people take a year out before going to university to
    Do voluntary work
    Earn money
    Travel overseas
    All of these
  11. When the laws were passed against sex discrimination in the workplace?
    1990 - 2000
    1960 - 1970
    1940 - 1950
    1930 - 1940
  12. 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 Westminster
  13. What is the State Pension age for men?
    60
    65
    70
    75
  14. Where is the Northern Ireland Assembly situated?
    Dublin
    Belfast
    Stormont
    None of these
  15. 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
    True
    False
  16. When did women achieve voting equality with men?
    1935
    1929
    1928
    1924
  17. These days, there is evidence of increasingly equality in parental roles, with fathers participating more in raising the family and household chores
    True
    False
  18. 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
    They pay for pensions and the national health service
  19. What are Mandatory Services?
    Keeping buses and trains running smoothly
    Port management and sporting facilities in any seaside town
    Things like: education, housing, social services
    None of these
  20. What is the population of England?
    21.9 million
    25.1 million
    39.9 million
    50.1 million
  21. Both British born and naturalised citizens have full civic rights and jury duties services, also the right to vote in all elections, only if they're on the electoral register
    True
    False
  22. Religious education is compulsory for students, however parent can withdraw children if they wish
    True
    False
  23. More Girls enter University than Boys
    True
    False
  24. Why is Boxing Day so called?
    Sport, especially Boxing is played on this day
    Servants received money in a Christmas box
    All of the boxes that Christmas presents came in, are thrown away
    None of these
 Life in the UK Test » 6
 
  1. What is the fundamental principle of the British Constitution?
    Power of the People
    Sovereignty of Parliament
    Rule of Law
    None of these
  2. What is the name of the person who carries out checks on the structure and condition of the property?
    A plasterer
    An assessor
    A surveyor
    A builder
  3. Where can you get advice about contraception and sexual health?
    From your local News-agent
    From your Family Planning Association (FPA)
    From the mayor
    From your MP
  4. Restrictions are not planned against smoking in public places
    True
    False
  5. Consuming a lot of alcohol in one session is known as what?
    Party drinking
    Booze drinking
    Binge drinking
    Hard drinking
  6. Judges are selected from
    Senior policemen
    Senior lawyers
    Senior politicians
    Senior civil servants
  7. 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
  8. Many part of Britain is not the same, national newspapers, different languages, radio, and television, and shops with branches throughout the United Kingdom mean that everybody, does not share a similar culture
    True
    False
  9. Where does most of the money for the local authority services comes from
    Monarchy treasure
    Donations
    Government provided taxation
    Council Tax
  10. The United Kingdom has had a Census since 1801, which year was the Census not carried out?
    1941
    1945
    1951
    1961
  11. If you have a dispute with a neighbour you can use ______ to try to solve the problem
    An MP
    A doctor
    A friend
    A mediator
  12. In the General Election of 2001, less than half of voters below the age of 25 actually voted
    True
    False
  13. What percentage of the UK population stated that they were Christian?
    Over 60%
    Over 70%
    Over 80%
    Over 65%
  14. Where can you get advice on all aspects of education, schools and the costs?
    From the local education authority or the Citizens Advice Bureau
    From the library or your MP
    From your GP
    From the local council offices
  15. Members in the Welsh Assembly can speak English and Welsh, and all publications of the Assembly are in both language
    True
    False
  16. In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland learner drivers have to put an L plate on their cars or motorcycles
    Yes
    No
  17. Local authorities are responsible for education, planning, environmental health, passenger transport, the fire service, social services, refuse collection, libraries, and housing
    True
    False
  18. When did the Queen come to the thorne?
    1953
    1952
    1951
    1950
  19. About a ______ of the population as a whole have used illegal drugs at least once
    Fourth
    Third
    Quarter
    Half
  20. Where St Patrick's Day is celebrated on the 17th of March?
    Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
    England
    Scotland
    Wales
  21. What is Guy Fawkes Night?
    Guy Fawkes was the prime Minister of the UK, it's to remember the Prime Minister
    November 5th commemorates the Gunpowder Plot in 1605
    It's a religious festival
    It's a fun day for children
  22. The main role of the House of Lords is to examine in detail, the new laws proposed by the House of Commons and suggest changes
    True
    False
  23. Young people are sent their National Insurance number just before their ______ birthday
    14th
    16th
    17th
    18th
  24. The story of Santa Claus came from America and Canada
    True
    False, it's from Germany, Holland and Sweden
    No it's from Italy
    No it's from America

Life in the UK Test » 7 

  1. Who appoints Life Peers?
    The Queen
    The Prime Minister
    The Archbishop of Canterbury
    None of these
  2. What international organisation is working to prevent war and to maintain international peace?
    Red Cross
    United Nations
    UNICEF
    NATO
  3. What is the British system of government?
    A parliament democracy
    A federal government
    A legal democracy
  4. How many children are at work at any one time?
    3 million
    2.5 million
    2 million
    1.5 million
  5. Cigarette consumption in Britain has been significantly increasing
    True
    False
  6. How much has the population grown since 1971?
    7.7%
    11%
    15%
    17%
  7. How many young people go onto higher education?
    1 in 3
    1 in 5
    1 in 10
    1 in 20
  8. How many European states adopted the euro in 2002?
    6
    9
    10
    12
  9. It is now common for young people to have a ______ job whilst they are still at school
    Voluntary
    Part-time
    Full-time
    Night-shift
  10. Easter eggs symbolise new life and the coming of spring
    True
    False
  11. There is a Parliament for Northern Ireland but no Assembly for Scotland
    True
    False
  12. How old does a candidate have to be to stand for public officer?
    16
    18
    21 or over
    25
  13. How many people stated that they had a religion?
    60%
    75%
    80%
    85%
  14. In 1948 the invitation for immigrants was extended to people in ______
    India and the Bangladesh
    Scotland and the Wales
    Ireland and the West Indies
    India and Pakistan
  15. Almost a quarter of children in the United Kingdom live in a single parent family
    True
    False
  16. Tobacco should not be sold to anyone under the age of
    14
    16
    18
    21
  17. Why do some researchers think that many young people don't vote in elections?
    They are lazy
    They hate elections
    They are not interested in politics
    They do not know how to vote
  18. In 2001 what was the percentage of Chinese descent?
    0.1%
    0.3%
    0.4%
    0.6%
  19. What is buying a part of a house/flat called?
    Shared ownership
    Shared partnership
    Shared relationship
    Shared dealership
  20. Redundancy pay is based on ______
    Education
    Work experience
    Length of employment time
    Marital Status
  21. 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
  22. Where were the textile firms located that a recruited worker from abroad from the 1950's onwards?
    The North and Midlands
    London and the South East
    South West
  23. If you are aged 60 or over prescriptions are free
    True
    False
  24. How many people in England belong to an ethnic minority?
    4%
    9%
    17%
    27%
 Life in the UK Test » 8
 
  1. A UK citizen may stand for public service
    True
    False
  2. What is Scotland Yard?
    The headquarters of Police
    A city in the UK
    Just a famous area
    The resident of The PM
  3. In 2005 almost ______ people of the UK live in England
    63%
    75%
    84%
    93%
  4. What is the basis for the main Christian festivals?
    Sport
    Good food
    Raising money for charity
    Christian beliefs
  5. The Prime Minister is a very important man in the country
    True
    False
  6. What must a dog 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
  7. What is the State Pension age for women?
    55
    60
    65
    70
  8. What are the two emergency numbers for an ambulance, police or fire brigade?
    911 or 989
    888 or 211
    999 or 112
    777 or 101
  9. The normal holiday entitlement for someone aged 16 and over (including national holidays) is ______
    1 week
    2 weeks
    3 weeks
    4 weeks
  10. What kinds of courses are available at further education colleges?
    Karate, Judo, and other martial arts
    Courses to improve English, numeracy or literacy, and courses for employment skills
    Courses in serious games such as chess, 3d chess and poker
    Courses to improve IQ
  11. England doesn't have its own Parliament
    True
    False
  12. Assembly Members, MPs, and MEPs are listed in the Yellow Pages and Phone book?
    True
    False
  13. Since 1993 there has been a rise in the numbers moving to Britain from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Indian sub-continent
    True
    False
  14. There are 646 MPs in the United Kingdom Parliament?
    True
    False
  15. During Question Time who asks the questions?
    Journalists
    MPs
    The Speaker
    Visitors
  16. If similar circumstances of a case have not arisen before, or if senior judges decide that existing judgements do not reflect modern society
    The court case should be dropped
    Judges should wait until the parliament makes a new law
    Judges can make decisions which in a way make or change the law
    The case should be passed to international courts
  17. It was reported ______ of young people had taken part in some form of community activity over the past year
    56%
    76%
    86%
    96%
  18. People usually start A Level courses at age 16
    True
    False
  19. 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
  20. Where do you normally go first if you wish to buy a house in England?
    Building Society
    Solicitor
    Estate Agent
    Local News-paper agent
  21. A young person should receiving unemployment benefit join New Deal programme if unemployed for
    6 months
    12 months
    18 months
    24 months
  22. How many Bank Holidays in the UK ?
    4
    7
    8
    9
  23. Primary schools are larger than Secondary schools
    True
    False
  24. Only 2% of the UK population reported they had religion
    True
    False
Life in the UK Test » 9
 
  1. Women were given the right to vote at the same age as men in 1982
    True
    False
  2. What is the current minimum wage for workers aged between 18 and 21?
    £3.85 per hour
    £4.10 per hour
    £4.45 per hour
    £5.35 per hour
  3. Where did the first immigrants come from after the Second World War?
    Europe
    United States
    Africa
    Asia
  4. When did a woman's earnings and property stop automatically becoming her husband's on marriage?
    1880
    1881
    1882
    1884
  5. When was the Council of Europe created?
    1948
    1949
    1950
    1951
  6. What is the current minimum wage for workers aged between 16 and 17?
    £3.30 per hour
    £4.10 per hour
    £4.45 per hour
    £5.35 per hour
  7. Many people remark on the great variety in the British landscape
    True
    False
  8. The Prime Minister can be dismissed by ______
    his or her party
    the Public
    the Leader of the Opposition
    the Queen
  9. 50% overall proportion of today's African Caribbean, Pakistani, Indian, and Bangladeshi communities in Britain were born in Britain
    True
    False
  10. Britain has a constitutional Monarchy in which the King or The Queen have unlimited powers
    True
    False
  11. You should contact ______ to register yourself as self-employed
    Jobcentre Plus
    HM Revenue and Customs
    City council
    Trade Union
  12. What is the National Curriculum?
    A club for all state schools
    A state university
    A college for 16 - 18 year olds
    The course of study followed by all state schools in the UK
  13. People under 18 are not allowed into betting shops
    True
    False
  14. ______ override national legislation and must be followed by the courts in each member state
    Regulations
    European Law
    Directive
    UK Law
  15. What is the state retirement age?
    Men and women both retire at 65
    Men 70, Women 65
    Women 55, Men 60
    Men 65, Women 60
  16. Britain uses informal method of education to assess school children?
    True
    False
  17. When the Northern Ireland assembly was most recently suspended?
    2003
    2005
    2006
    2007
  18. Can the monarch express his/her views on the government matters?
    Yes, but only privately, to the Prime Minister
    No, never
    Yes, to the Parliament and the Government
    Yes, whenever she/he wants
  19. What ratio of first time (young) voters actually vote?
    1 in 4
    1 in 5
    1 in 6
    2 in 5
  20. The 1941 Census was not carried out in the United kingdom because
    The government did not plan a census
    People did not participate
    There was not enough time to carry out the census
    The Second World War was in progress
  21. People open their Christmas presents during Easter
    True
    False
  22. When are children assessed in England?
    5, 10 and 15
    7, 11 and 14
    3, 8 and 15
    8, 12 and 15
  23. What is the leader of the party that wins the election called?
    Shadow Prime Minister
    Home Secretary
    Chancellor of the Exchequer
    Prime Minister
  24. Can a party candidate win a constituency if they don't get the majority of votes?
    Yes
    No
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  1. People under 19 represent almost
    1/4 of the UK population
    1/2 of the UK population
    1/3 of the UK population
    10% of the UK population
  2. Young people can legally buy alcohol in pubs and off licences as soon as they are 15
    True
    False
  3. Why did the Huguenots come to the UK?
    To set up vineyards
    To escape religious persecution
    To earn money
    None of these
  4. The British system of government is a ______ Democracy
    Cabinet
    House of Lords
    Parliamentary
    The Queen
  5. The title of Prime Minister is called
    Hansard in Latin
    Primus inter pares in Latin
    The President in Latin
    The Chancellor of Exchequer in Latin
  6. The House of Commons could abolish the House of Lords
    True
    False
  7. Which country in the United Kingdom has the second largest population?
    Wales
    England
    Northern Ireland
    Scotland
  8. In the 1950s agents were sent to find workers in India and Pakistan
    True
    False
  9. 51% of the UK population are females
    No they're equal in population
    Yes
    No it's not correct
  10. What is another common name for family doctor?
    General Practitioner or 'GP'
    Mr Medicine
    The 'Quack'
    JP
  11. What is the minimum age to be able to drink alcohol with a meal?
    16
    17
    18
    21
  12. 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
  13. What percentage of local authority expenditure is funded through the collection of council tax?
    15%
    20%
    25%
    30%
  14. What percentage of the UK population is Buddhist?
    0.3%
    0.4%
    0.5%
    0.6%
  15. UK citizens have right to ______ in any EU country
    Vote
    Travel free
    Work
    Do anything
  16. In the 2001 election, what percentage of young voters actually used their vote?
    1 in 4
    1 in 5
    1 in 3
    1 in 2
  17. The Prime Minister is
    in charge of the economy
    The MP in charge of Health
    The leader of the opposition party
    The leader of the party in power
  18. Where do women usually have their babies in the United Kingdom?
    In the doctor's surgery
    At the midwife's home
    In hospital
    At home
  19. What is an Employment Tribunal?
    A place where you can find work
    A court specialising in employment matters
    A type of trade union
    A canteen at work
  20. Where is the centre of political debate in Britain?
    House of Commons
    House of Lords
    Buckingham Palace
    The Scottish Parliament
  21. The majority of the UK residents do not attend church regularly
    True
    False
  22. Cocaine and Heroin are ______
    Drugs
    Name of the European famous places
    Medicines
    Famous Hotels
  23. How many people make up the Cabinet?
    About 30 senior MPs
    About 20 senior MPs
    About 50 senior and junior MPs
    About 20 men and 20 women
  24. There are 160 Members in the Welsh Assembly
    True
    False
     

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  1. Education in state schools in the UK is Free
    True
    False
  2. When is the next census?
    2007
    2011
    2015
    2020
  3. Political reporting should be balanced?
    True
    False
  4. Is university free?
    Yes
    No
  5. Taxis and mini cabs have to display a Licence plate
    True
    False
  6. Regulations are specific rules, such as those limiting the hours that drivers of goods vehicles can work, which automatically have the force of law in all EU member states
    True
    False
  7. The Prime Minister is the head of the Commonwealth
    True
    False
  8. The deposit required for candidates standing as a member for The Scottish Parliament or The Welsh or Northern Ireland Assemblies is
    £850
    £500
    £250
    None
  9. Nowadays, children in the UK do not play outside the home as much as they did in the past, This is because
    They dislike active sports
    There is Home Entertainment
  10. Migrants in the past came here to ______ the UK
    Marry British
    Build canals
    Build big building
    Re-build
  11. How can you check if you are entitled to work in the United Kingdom?
    You can get information from your MP
    You can get information from the Home Office
    You can get information from the public library
    You can get information from your midwife
  12. Women earn ______ lower than Men
    32%
    25%
    20%
    2%
  13. Britain is a permanent member of the UN Security Council
    No, it's not true
    Yes, it's true
  14. 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
  15. Civil servants must ______ ministers if they think a policy is impractical or even against the public interest
    Complain against
    Warn
    Phone
    Write to
  16. In 2001 what was the population of Pakistani descent?
    0.7 million
    0.6 million
    0.5 million
    0.4 million
  17. How are proceedings in Parliament recorded?
    By secretaries
    By radio and Morse code
    By TV and Hansard
    By tape recorder
  18. The Welsh language spoken in Northern Ireland
    True
    False
  19. The Good Friday agreement signed between
    Irish and British government
    IRA and the UA
    Republic of Ireland and British government
  20. In the past, ______ suspected that civil servants too easily imposed their departmental policies on new ministers
    Commentators
    The Public
    The Opposition
    Prime Ministers
  21. Children get their pocket money from the government as Child Allowance
    True
    False
  22. In Britain, the King or Queen doesn't have to accept the decisions of the Cabinet and Parliament
    True
    False
  23. You can sell alcohol to 17 years old
    True
    False
  24. Wales uses informal methods to assess school children
    True
    False
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  1. Nowhere in Britain is no more than 75 miles from the coast
    True
    False
  2. What are Halloweens lanterns traditionally made from?
    Apples
    Cucumbers
    Potatoes
    Pumpkins
  3. What are Pressure groups?
    Membership branches of the main political parties
    The voice of commercial, financial, industrial and professional organisations
    Voluntary bodies of ordinary citizens
  4. Why may it be useful to have a bank or building society account when you are working?
    So your employer can pay your salary directly into your account
    It's a safe place for your money
    You can send money to your relatives abroad
    None of these
  5. What is the correct order of the National Days?
    St Georges Day, St Davids Day, St Patricks Day, St Andrews Day
    St Davids Day, St Patricks Day, St Georges Day, St Andrews Day
    St Patricks Day, St Davids Day, St Andrews Day, St Georges Day
    St Davids Day, St Patricks Day, St Andrews Day, St Georges Day
  6. The Queen also has the right to appoint a number of senior church officers including the Archbishop of Canterbury
    True
    False
  7. There is strong evidence that many young people are interested in some political issues
    Yes that's correct
    No that's incorrect
    Partially correct
  8. Britain was one of the founder members of The Council of Europe
    True
    False
  9. Remembrance Day November 11th keeps alive the memory of those who died in both World Wars and in later conflicts
    True
    False
  10. Teenagers take A Level and A/S Level at the age of______
    12 or 13
    13 or 14
    17 or 18
    19 or 20
  11. What is the largest religion in the UK after Christianity?
    Buddhism
    Sikhism
    Hinduism
    Islam
  12. The current heir to the throne is
    The Prince of Wales
    Prince William
    Princess Ann
    Prince Harry
  13. The Queen can only, in a famous phrase,
    Rule, govern, and reign
    Advise, warn and encourage
    Revise, warn, and observe
    Encourage, observe and advise
  14. Children and young people in Britain represent almost
    35%
    46%
    10%
    25%
  15. The terrible famine in ______ in the mid 1840s led to a surge of migration to the British mainland
    Scotland
    Europe
    Ireland
    Asia
  16. What must you 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
  17. In the 1950s agents were sent to find workers in ______
    Germany and Ukraine
    India and Pakistan
    West Indies and Poland
  18. When does a 'by-election' take place?
    When an MP resigns or dies in office
    When the PM wants a new MP
    At least every five years
    At least every ten years
  19. 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
  20. What time is the church service traditionally held on the Christmas Eve?
    10 pm
    Midnight
    9.45 pm
    10 am
  21. The United Kingdom has a written constitution
    True
    False
  22. When were immigrants from Ireland and the West Indies invited to come to the United Kingdom?
    1945
    1946
    1948
    1947
  23. 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
  24. How old must you be to enter a betting shop or gambling club?
    14
    16
    17
    18
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  1. Scottish and Northern Irish bank notes valid everywhere in the UK
    True
    False
  2. There is a record number of people aged ______ and over in the UK
    50
    60
    65
    85
  3. Compared to England and Wales, what ratio of People regularly attends Church in Scotland?
    Almost twice as many
    Almost triple the amount
    Half as many
    About the same
  4. Where is the Welsh language spoken?
    London
    Ireland
    Wales
    Highlands and Islands of Scotland
  5. In many households, women continue to have a ______ in childcare and housework
    Major share
    Less share
    Some share
    No share
  6. 29% of all residents in the London area comprise of ethnic minorities
    True
    False
  7. In the UK, what is the official church of the state?
    The Church of England
    The UK Church
    The Catholic Church
    None of these
  8. A CRB check is needed when working with vulnerable people
    True
    False
  9. What powers do the Council of Ministers have in EU
    They can only dismiss new proposals for law
    They can only accept new proposals for law
    They have powers to propose new laws and decisions regarding the EU
    No powers
  10. 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
  11. What is the name of the document that lists furniture and fittings in a property?
    Inclusive
    An inventory
    A log
    An accessory list
  12. What is a housing association?
    A place where you can get a mortgage
    An independent organisation that looks after old people
    An independent organisation which provides housing for rent or 'shared ownership'
    A place where you can get housing insurance
  13. Where do mother and toddler groups take place?
    In special areas provided by supermarkets
    In your local MP's offices
    In the public library
    Usually in a local church
  14. When are Elections for the local government councillors held?
    Each year in March
    Each year in April
    Each year
    in May
  15. Migrants to Britain, however, face increasingly tighter controls, as the Government attempts to prevent unauthorised immigration and to examine more closely the claims of those seeking asylum
    True
    False
  16. Life peers have to be Christians
    True, no other faith members are allowed
    False, other faith members can also be life peers
  17. Tobacco is common in the UK and can be sold to anyone of any age
    True
    False
  18. In Britain, there are
    No local parliaments, there is only one British Parliament
    Two local parliaments: Assembly of Wales and the Scottish Parliament
    Three local parliaments: Assembly of Wales, Scottish Parliament and English Parliament
    No local parliaments, except the Scottish Parliament, created in 1999
  19. Who are pressure groups?
    Pressure groups are organisations that try to raise funds for the charity
    Pressure groups are organisations that are against government's policy
    Pressure groups are organisations that try to influence government policy
  20. GPs work in places called 'Theatres'
    True
    False
  21. Pregnant women with young babies get free dental treatment
    True
    False
  22. When can Members of Parliament ask question of Government Ministers?
    During cabinet meetings
    During Question Time
  23. As long as you live in United Kingdom you can vote in any elections
    True
    False
  24. Who can only give 'advice, warn and encourage' about government matters?
    Prime Minister
    Members of the public
    The Queen

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  1. The electoral register is updated annually?
    No, it's updated every five years
    No, it's updated every month
    Yes, that's correct
  2. What committee do senior government ministers form?
    The House of Lords
    The Cabinet
    The Treasury
    The Working Party
  3. Who usually selects the Archbishop and other senior church officials?
    The Pope
    The Prime Minister and a committee appointed by the Church
    The Foreign Secretary
    The Cabinet
  4. The Grand National is a Horse Race
    True
    False
  5. The majority of the UK residents attend church very regularly
    True
    False
  6. From where did the largest immigrant group come in the 1980s?
    The Far East
    USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
    Russia
    Europe
  7. What are parents encouraged to do whilst their child is at Primary school?
    Collect the child from school
    Give the child a packed lunch and drink
    Help the child with reading and writing
    Take the child to physical education sessions
  8. In the late ______ and early 90s there was the fall of the Iron Curtain and the break-up of the Soviet Union
    1980s
    1960s
    1930s
  9. Ethnic minority group makes up ______ of the UK's population
    7%
    9%
    15%
    20%
  10. What discount on Council Tax is offered to a person living on his own?
    20%
    25%
    50%
    75%
  11. When did the Anglican Church come into existence?
    1299
    1534
    1699
    1723
  12. Which political issues are young people interested in?
    Police brutality and speeding fines
    The environment and cruelty to animals
    Pensions and Social Security
    None of these
  13. 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
  14. What are the key features of the civil service?
    Political partisanship and efficiency
    Political neutrality and professionalism
    Independence and efficiency
    Corruption and favouritism
  15. What is Christmas day?
    The birth of Jesus Christ
    Holidays
    The death of Jesus Christ
  16. Christmas day celebrates
    The birth of Jesus Christ
    The death of Jesus Christ
    Beginning of a new year
    End of a year
  17. The total population of countries that are members of the Commonwealth is
    2 billion
    3 billion
    6 billion
    1.7 billion
  18. Britain joined the European Economic Community in
    1945
    1999
    1973
    2000
  19. Regarding to the myth When does father Christmas comes?
    Early in the morning
    At midnight
    At noon
  20. Before entering university ______
    Students have to start studying as soon as possible
    Some Students can take a year off to travel or earn some money to pay for studying
    Students take long holidays
    Students retake exams
  21. The Government aim for young children to reach higher education is to reach ______
    Two in three
    One in five
    One in two
    Two in eight
  22. Directives are general requirements that must be introduced within a set time, but the way in which they are implemented is left to each member state
    True
    False
  23. What do couples traditionally do under the mistletoe?
    They exchange gifts
    They leave gifts for children
    They kiss
    They hug
  24. What is Boxing day?
    Refers to a time when servants used to receive money
    When people collect boxes to recycle
    When people watch boxing championship

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  1. What percentage of children lives in single parent families?
    10%
    15%
    20%
    25%
  2. What is the name of the major tennis championship in the UK?
    Cup Final
    Wimbledon Tennis Championship
    Grand National Tennis Championship
  3. What is the name of the popular UK Tennis tournament played in South London?
    Kingston
    Vauxhall
    Wimbledon
    Lords
  4. Which group forms the majority of students at the universities?
    Women
    Men
    Neither, both are equal
  5. The EU legislation consists mainly of Regulations and Directives
    True
    False
  6. The centre of political debate in Britain is
    The Queen's Palace
    The House of Commons
    The 10 Downing Street
  7. Most of Asian teenagers still live with their parents
    True
    False
  8. In 2001 what was the population of Chinese descent?
    0.5 million
    0.1 million
    0.2 million
  9. 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
  10. A new law passed in 1957 enabled who to appoint House of Lords peers for their own lifetime?
    The Prime Minister
    The Home Secretary
    The Queen
    The Opposition Leader
  11. The Bank Holidays have a religious significance in the UK
    True
    False
  12. In 2001 what was the percentage of Bangladeshi descent?
    0.7%
    0.5%
    0.1%
  13. The Scottish Parliament can pass legislation on anything not specifically reserved for Westminster
    True
    False
  14. The electoral register is updated annually?
    Yes, it's true
    No, it's updated every month
    No, it's updated every five years
  15. Is there a strong support among British population for Britain to become a republic?
    Yes
    No
  16. When were women allowed to vote?
    1882
    1948
    1928
    1918
  17. Who is responsible for a dog?
    The doctor
    The owner
    The council
    The breeder
  18. Children today in the UK do not play outside their home as much as they did in the past
    True
    False
  19. In the past women had more opportunities to enter university than today
    True
    False
  20. Remembrance Day is celebrated on
    1st November
    11th November
    24th November
    25th November
  21. Class ______ National Insurance contribution will self-employed people pay on the profits from their trade or business
    1
    2
    3
    4
  22. The Monarchy still remains important and popular among most people in Britain
    True
    False
  23. In 2001 what was the percentage of Indian descent?
    1.8%
    1.6%
    1.9%
  24. What is the name given to members of the House of Lords?
    Patriots
    Looks
    Peoples Representatives
    Peers
 Life in the UK Test » 16
 
  1. A defeated Prime Minister in an important vote in the House of Commons, or who loses the confidence of the Cabinet, can be removed by their party at any time
    True
    False
  2. The Prime Minister appoints ______
    The Archbishop of Canterbury
    The Queen
    Senior Church officers
  3. After Scotland which country is the largest in the United Kingdom?
    Northern Ireland
    England
    Wales
  4. Compulsory testing doesn't take place at the 7, 11, 14 in Wales
    True
    False
  5. If you cannot afford to pay a vet, you can go to a charity called the PDSA
    True
    False
  6. Nearly three quarters of the UK women don't work
    True
    False
  7. What is the main role of the House of Lords today?
    To examine the work of the Queen
    To examine the political situation in the Kingdom and propose new laws
    To examine the work of the Prime Minister
    To examine in detail new laws proposed by the House of Commons and to suggest amendments or changes
  8. The European Convention on Human Rights is a convention drawn up by
    The Council of Europe
    The European Union
    The European Economic Community
    The European Commission
  9. Playing outside the homes also is an increased concern for children's safety
    True
    False
  10. How many Jewish people came to Britain during the World Wars
    6 million
    2 million
    5 million
  11. Towns, cities, and rural areas in Britain are administered by a system of local government or councils
    True
    False
  12. What is a Credit Union?
    A financial cooperative with members who pool savings and make loans to each other
    A special club for people with more than 3 credit cards
    A group of shoppers who buy things together using credit cards
    A group of credit card companies
  13. The UN was set up after the Second World War to prevent war and promote international peace and security
    True
    False
  14. On average women get paid less than men
    True
    False
  15. What is the meaning of Republic state
    State with the Queen or the King ruling the country
    State with only Prime Minister ruling the country
    State with an elected President
  16. Who is the head of state of many Commonwealth countries?
    Prince Charles
    The Pope
    The Queen
    The Prime Minister
  17. None UK citizens can vote and hold a British passport
    Maybe they can have Passport but they can't vote in any election
    Yes, it's true
    No, it's wrong
  18. People Celebrate Christmas at the beginning of the New Year
    True
    False
  19. What does an MP do?
    Meets other MPs to talk about the good old days
    Represents constituents, helps create new laws and scruti
    Helps people with personal problems and makes sure all the taxes are collected
    Stays at home and writes new laws
  20. According to the 2001 Census 75% of the UK population reported that they had a religion?
    True
    False
  21. How does the British Government attempt to prevent unauthorized immigration?
    By examining closely the claims of those seeking asylum
    By establishing an Iron Curtain, in the late 1980s
    By prohibiting immigration from certain countries
    None of the these, the British Government does not attempt to prevent unauthorized immigration
  22. Women have to stop work when they get married?
    True
    False
  23. Why did women's protests decrease during the First World War?
    Because women joined in the war effort doing a greater variety of jobs
    Because women were ordered to stop
    Because women accepted their position
    None of these
  24. No laws passed by the Parliament can be challenged by any British court
    True
    False

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  1. People eat real chicken eggs on Easter
    True
    False
  2. Women in Britain make up
    50% of the workforce
    51% of the workforce
    45% of the workforce
    35% of the workforce
  3. What do parents give their children for doing jobs around the house?
    Extra food
    Cinema tickets
    Sweets and lemonade
    Weekly pocket money
  4. In the UK the King or the Queen can sack the Prime Minister any time
    Yes, they can
    No they can't
    Any time as they please
  5. In 2001 what was the population of Other descent?
    0.1 million
    0.4 million
    0.2 million
  6. How many people of Pakistan origin are there in the UK?
    0.7 million
    0.6 million
    0.8 million
    0.5 million
  7. Where can you find copies of Hansard report
    the internet
    Shopping stores
    Libraries
  8. Alcohol should not be sold to anyone under the age of
    16
    18
    14
    21
  9. You can give thank you money to the ______ for their work in the whole year on Boxing Day
    Gardeners
    Bin collectors
    Post men
    All of these
  10. In 2001 what was the population of Indian descent?
    2.1 million
    0.1 million
    0.2 million
    1.1 million
  11. What is a PIN?
    An item used for sewing cloth
    A secret number for use with a credit/debit card when using a cash machine
    None of these
  12. In which year did women gain the right to divorce their husband in the UK?
    1457
    1857
    1957
    1587
  13. In 2001 what was the percentage of Black Caribbean descent?
    0.1%
    1.1%
    1.0%
  14. According to estimates what percentage of England's population regularly attend church
    11-15%
    25-30%
    8-11%
    31%
  15. What percentage of the population claims to have a religion?
    75%
    88%
    83%
    79%
  16. A survey of the attitudes of young people in England and Wales in 2003 revealed that crime, drugs, war/terrorism, racism, and health were the five most important issues they felt Britain faced today
    True
    False
  17. Who is responsible for safety in the workplace?
    The owners of the company
    Employers and employees
    Just the employee
    Just the employer
  18. Current statistics indicate that half of young adults have used illegal drugs at one time or another
    True
    False
  19. After the Second World War where were centres set up to recruit people to drive Bus?
    The West Indies
    Germany
    France
    Ireland
  20. What is the judiciary?
    MPs who vote for laws
    A pressure group
    The judges who interpret the law
    Priests who suggest new laws
  21. The First World War ended on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918
    True
    False
  22. How can you get a National Insurance number?
    Phone your MP
    Apply in the local council offices
    You apply to Jobcentre Plus or your local Social Security Office
    There is an application form in your local public library
  23. The second wave of Jewish people came from______
    Asia
    Poland
    Germany
  24. In the 16th and 17th centuries, who came to Britain from France to escape political persecution?
    French Royal Family
    Protestant Huguenots
    Jews escaping violence
    Hungry labourers

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  1. A member of the House of Lords appointed by the Prime Minister is called
    Hereditary Peer
    Life Peer
    Quangos
    Member of Lords
  2. 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
  3. The Prime Minister can be dismissed by
    EU
    The Queen
    The Party to which he or she belongs
    Archbishop of Canterbury
  4. During the general election campaign the main parties have to pay for TV time?
    True
    False
  5. The Northern Ireland Parliament was established in
    1922
    1999
    1997
    1950
  6. UK citizens have
    a duty to protect the world
    at least 2 jobs
    The right to work without paying tax
    The right to work in any country in the EU
  7. In the 1960s Government passed new laws restricting immigration to Britain
    True
    False
  8. Where the engineering firms were located that recruited workers from abroad from the 1950 are onwards?
    The North and the Midlands
    Wales
    London and the South East
  9. The Queen is also a member of Parliament
    Yes, they're automatically members of the Parliament
    No, they're not
    Maybe they're
  10. When it comes to political reporting, all newspapers report facts
    False, owners and editors of most newspapers hold strong political opinions and sometime it is difficult to distinguish fact from opinion
    True, owners and editors of most newspapers are neutral
  11. There has been a rise in the number of people coming to Britain from Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Indian Sub-continent since 1994. Many of them sought political asylum
    True
    False
  12. The European Commission is based in
    India
    Brussels
    Italy
    Ireland
  13. Wales and Scotland don't have their own languages
    Yes
    No, they both have their own languages
    Only Wales have its own language
  14. Political party membership in Britain has been declining rapidly in the last few years especially among ______ year olds
    18-25
    25-35
    50-60
  15. Traditionally a Church service held at Midnight on the Christmas Eve
    True
    False
  16. The Queen can freely express their political opinions
    True
    False
  17. When is St Valentine's Day?
    January 1st
    25 December
    February 14th
  18. The Candidates for the Parliament must be nominated by political parties, and individual independent candidates are not allowed
    True
    False
  19. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition argue in the Parliament about the government issues
    True
    False
  20. Who investigates serious complaints against the police?
    Senior Judges
    An Independent Authority
    The Metropolitan Police
    Elected local councillors and Magistrates
  21. ______ in Britain do not have the same access as men to promotion and better Paid jobs
    Men
    Women
    Teenagers
  22. What percentage of UK's ethnic minorities lives in the London area?
    50%
    49%
    45%
    35%
  23. Women in the United Kingdom do not have equal right with men
    True
    False
  24. On average, how much less is the hourly rate for women compared to men?
    10% less
    40% less
    30% less
    20% less

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  1. Viewing of the electoral register is supervised
    True
    False
  2. What is the dialect sometimes spoken in Northern Ireland that is influenced by old Scottish language?
    Ulster Cockney
    Ulster Scouse
    Ulster Scots
    Ulster Welsh
  3. In the coronation ceremony, the monarch takes an oath in which he/she must swear to maintain
    The catholic religion in the United Kingdom
    The Protestant religion in the United Kingdom
    All the religion in the United Kingdom
    None of these
  4. What does PM stand for?
    Prime Minister
    Process Manager
    Post Meridian
  5. Moving of children from their parent's house varies from one family and one community to another
    True
    False
  6. What is a New Years tradition in Scotland?
    Last footing
    First footing
    Door opening
  7. What is the function of the party Whip?
    To help new MPs to get settled in
    To maintain discipline and attendance of MPs at voting time
    To act as secretary to the Cabinet
  8. One in three young people now move onto higher education after school
    True
    False
  9. Artificial ______ are sold in shops and many people wear them in their buttonholes in memory of the dead
    Poppies
    Lilies
    Red rose
  10. Home entertainment, such as TV, video, and computers, are seen as part of the reason for children not playing outside
    True
    False
  11. The Information taken to the Census about individuals is?
    Confidential
    Public
    Available by subscription
  12. Britain is a Security Council member of ______
    The European Parliament
    The UK Parliament
    The United Nation
  13. People Serve ______ for the Christmas Dinner
    Turkey
    Lamb
    Chicken
    Beef
  14. Just like Christmas, Easter has become increasingly secular
    True
    False
  15. In the 2001 Census, over ______ of the UK population reported that they had a religion
    95%
    65%
    85%
    75%
  16. About 50% of the ethnic minority were born in Britain
    No only 25% were born here
    Yes its right
    No about 75% were born here
  17. What percentage of the population of England is of ethnic minority decent?
    4%
    9%
    13%
    15%
  18. With not enough people available for work, the British government encouraged workers from other parts of Europe to help with the process of reconstruction
    True
    False
  19. During general elections political parties spend lot of money on broadcasting short party political broadcasts on radio and television
    True, it's expensive to broadcast on radio and television
    False, they are given free time on radio and television
  20. Where does tradition state that Father Christmas comes from?
    North Pole
    Lapland
    Iceland
    England
  21. Who can delay the passage of new laws
    The Parliament
    The House of Lords
    The House of Common
    All of these
  22. Which group of people did Britain allow to settle in the United Kingdom in the 1960s?
    Refugees from Morocco and north Africa
    Relatives of Jewish refugees
    Refugees from Uganda and south east Asia
    None of these
  23. On Mothering Sunday children remember their mothers by usually giving them ______
    New clothes and new shoes
    Just wishing cards
    Flowers and Chocolates
  24. Research shows that majority of the people believe that women in Britain shouldn't work
    True
    False

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  1. Who expresses his or her view in a Weekly audience to the Prime Minister privately?
    Members of the government
    President of USA
    The King or The Queen
  2. In 2004, ten new member countries joined the EU bringing membership to a total of 25
    True
    False
  3. Wales is a separate country and Prince Charles is its King
    True
    False
  4. According to some theories, on what folklore is the Father Christmas based?
    Irish folklore
    Dutch, German and Swedish settlers folklore
    Welsh folklore
    Russian folklore
  5. Which condition do you have to fulfil to stand for an MP in the election?
    Live in the constituency
    Be a local councillor
    Have property or business in the constituency
    To pay a deposit
  6. From where did the largest immigrant groups come in the early 1990s?
    From the former Soviet Union
    From Germany and France
    From the USA
    From Australia and New Zealand
  7. Half of young adults have used illegal drugs at one time or another
    True
    False
  8. The Queen is a symbol of National Unity
    True
    False
  9. Employers paying less than the national minimum wage are breaking the law
    True
    False
  10. What must appear on your wage slip?
    Your address
    Your date of birth
    Exactly how much has been deducted for tax and national insurance
    Your full name
  11. England is the largest country in the Europe
    True
    False
  12. How many members does The Northern Ireland Assembly have?
    108
    118
    128
    138
  13. What are the local governments responsible for? (example)
    Fire service
    Relations with other countries
    Defence
    The exchange rate of the Pound Sterling
  14. St Andrew's Day is the national day of ______
    England
    Scotland
    Wales
  15. Where in the United Kingdom has there been a decline in the population?
    Cornwall
    Tyneside
    Liverpool
    North Wales
  16. What percentage of the population in England is estimated to regularly attend church?
    Between 8% and 10%
    Between 8% and 11%
    Between 8% and 12%
  17. The Council of Europe was created in 1960
    Yes, it's a right answer
    No, it was created in 1979
    There is no such thing as the Council of Europe
    No, it was created in 1949
  18. 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
  19. Until 1882, a woman's earnings (all properties and money) automatically belonged to her husband
    True
    False
  20. What is another name for independent school?
    Upper school
    Secondary school
    Private school
  21. The House of Commons is also known as
    The upper House
    The Lower House
  22. 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
  23. How often are the elections held in Britain?
    Every 3 years
    Every 4 years
    At least every 5 years
    Every 7 years
  24. There are ______ constituencies from which MPs are elected for the United Kingdom Parliament
    745
    646
    545
 Life in the UK Test » 21
 
  1. In 1928 women in Britain received voting rights at the same age as men
    True
    False
  2. When did the Government first pass laws restricting immigration?
    1950s
    1960s
    1970s
    1980s
  3. You should take your prescription to a ______
    Chemist
    Vet
    Bank
    Doctor
  4. About 50% of the funds comes from Council Tax
    True
    False
  5. 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
  6. What is a minimum wage?
    A salary for short people
    The starting wage for a new job
    The legal minimum wage an employer must pay
    The pay that you get when you are 16 years old
  7. The senior members from the ______ who 'Shadow' Government Ministers in different departments are called 'shadow Cabinet'
    Opposition Party
    Junior party
    The Queen's party
    Senior party
  8. What should you do if you lose a credit or store card?
    Inform the card company
    Apply for another card
    Pay by cash instead
    Go back and find that card
  9. Many young people show little interest in party politics
    True
    False
  10. What is NHS Direct?
    A 24 hour telephone/internet service giving information on health problems
    It is a modern method of operating on people in their home - to save money
    A private medical company which sends a doctor to your house without complaining
    None of these
  11. After the Second World War why were migrants allowed into Britain?
    To improve British cuisine
    To built subways
    To re-build Britain
    To improve education
  12. A Census of the population in Britain has been taken every ten years since 1801 (with the exception of 1941, when Britain was at war)
    True
    False
  13. The protests and demonstrations were halted during the First World War, because women joined in the war effort and took on a much greater variety of work than they had done before
    True
    False
  14. Men can be victims of sexual harassment at work
    True
    False
  15. There would be constitutional crisis if the ______ ever spoke out publicly against the government
    The Public
    The Prime Minister
    The Monarch
  16. Christmas cards are normally sent to family and friends from the ______ of December
    Beginning
    Middle
    25 of December
    End
  17. In the London area, ethnic minorities comprise of
    Almost 40% of all residents
    4.75% of all residents
    29% of all residents
    19% of all residents
  18. At work, where do discrimination laws not apply?
    When the job involves building work
    When the job involves working for someone in their own home
    When the job involves work at sea
    When the job involves working with machines
  19. Christmas pudding is made from suet, dried fruit and spices
    True
    False
  20. When is the New Year celebrated in the United Kingdom?
    25th of December
    26th of December
    1st of February
    1st of January
  21. The Proportional Representation System ensures the Parliament is not dominated by a single party
    True
    False
  22. What is the national day of Northern Ireland?
    St George's
    St Andrew's
    St Patrick's
    St David's
  23. When was the Church of England founded?
    1532
    1534
    1531
    1634
  24. The United Kingdom population has grown by 17% since 1951
    True
    False
     

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  1. In 2001 what was the percentage of Other Black descent?
    0.5%
    0.2%
    0.1%
  2. What proportion of people in the UK own their own home?
    Three fifths
    One half
    One Quarter
    Two thirds
  3. Can the Prime Minister of the UK express his/her views against the monarch of the UK?
    He says it all the time
    No, he can't
    Yes, any time he wants
  4. What is being done to control people consuming a lot of alcohol in one session?
    Increasing penalties and introducing on the spot fines
    Raising the age that people can buy alcohol
    Closing Public Houses earlier
  5. Sexual discrimination includes: indecent remarks, comments about your appearance that make you feel uncomfortable, comments about your sex life, inappropriate touching, bullying behaviour
    True
    False
  6. Recent estimates suggest that there are ______ children at work at any one time
    1 million
    2 million
    3 million
  7. What percentage of the UK's ethnic minorities lives in the London area?
    19%
    35%
    45%
    50%
  8. What are services that local government are required by law to provide called?
    Permissive services
    Essential services
    Mandatory services
  9. By what percentage has the European Union population grown since 1951?
    3%
    13%
    14%
    23%
  10. There is one single Parliament for all the countries of the UK
    True
    False
  11. In the past a married woman had right to divorce her husband any time
    True
    False
  12. Elections for local government councillors are held each year in
    April
    February
    May
    March
  13. In the 1840s, which country had a terrible famine which caused many people to come to Britain?
    Norway
    France
    Ireland
    America
  14. What is an MP?
    A Member of Parliament
    A member of the Military Police
    A Mile Post
  15. The form asks for a lot of information to ensure that official statistics about the population are accurate, but is all completely confidential and anonymous as regards each individual
    True
    False
  16. If you are under 16 years of age, prescriptions are free
    True
    False
  17. Two very important documents produced by the United Nations are the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
    True
    False
  18. 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
  19. Every year Britain's population grows massively?
    True
    False
  20. When will the next Census take place?
    2012
    2011
    2009
    2008
  21. If you admit the accident was your fault, the insurance company may not pay you
    True
    False
  22. How do you make an offer on a property?
    Through the local mayor
    By advertising your offer in the newspapers
    Through a chartered surveyor
    Through an estate agent
  23. Where does the European Parliament meet?
    In Berlin
    Strasbourg
    Luxembourg
    Brussels
  24. You must register to pay council tax when you move into a new property
    True
    False
Life in the UK Test » 23
  1. How old must you be to drive a motor vehicle?
    At least 18
    At least 19
    At least 20
    At least 17
  2. People wear red rose in their buttonholes in memory of the dead in World Wars
    Yes they wear red roses
    No they don't put any flower
    No they wear artificial poppies
  3. 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
  4. St Andrew's Day is on the ______
    23rd November
    17th November
    30th November
  5. According to the 2001 Census how many people stated that they were Christian?
    90%
    70%
    80%
    60%
  6. When did the Northern Ireland Assembly get established?
    1822
    1933
    1922
  7. There is only one electricity supplier and one gas supplier in the UK
    True
    False
  8. When the Second World War ended, from where did Britain encourage workers to come to Britain?
    Ireland and other parts of Europe
    North Africa
    The Middle East
    Australia and Bermuda
  9. 1st April is the day when people may play jokes on one another, but only ______
    Until midnight
    Until 12 noon
    Until 6 pm
  10. How many members does the Scottish Parliament have?
    139
    145
    129
    150
  11. There is a well-established link between the use of hard drugs and crime
    True
    False
  12. What is the population of Northern Ireland?
    1.1 million
    1.8 million
    1.6 million
    1.7 million
  13. In Wales where more informal methods of assessment are favoured
    True
    False
  14. In World War one and two Britain was in war for 10 years
    True
    False
  15. The Countryside is ______ regarded by many
    Old England
    Real England
    Boring England
  16. Mothering Sunday is two weeks before Easter
    True
    False, its three weeks
  17. The emergency numbers for police, ambulance or fire brigade are 999 and 112
    True
    False
  18. On April Fools day people normally give each other presents
    True
    False
  19. What is the speed limit for a built-up area?
    60mph
    50 mph
    40 mph
    30 mph
  20. The King installed himself as head of the Church
    True
    False
  21. The headquarters of the Metropolitan police force is
    The HQ
    New Scotland Yard
    New Metro Head Office
    Police HO
  22. In European Union the Council of Ministers are
    Government ministers form each member states
    MPs from the United Kingdom
    Elected during European elections
    Member of the Commonwealth
  23. The Welsh assembly can pass legislation on anything not specifically reserved for Westminster
    True
    False
  24. Who decides on the penalty in a serious crime case?
    A magistrate
    A jury
    The Queen
    A judge
     

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  1. In Wales ______ is taught in schools and widely spoken in north and west Wales
    Spanish
    Welsh
    Italian
  2. Ethnic minority groups make up ______ of the total of England's population
    7%
    4%
    2%
    9%
  3. The Government can instruct the police to arrest or proceed against an individual
    True
    False
  4. It is legal to buy heroin in the UK
    Yes you can buy it secretly
    Yes you can buy this publicly
    No, it is not allowed
  5. Which source provides the population information?
    Country Statistics
    International Statistics
    National Statistics
  6. How many independent schools are there in the UK?
    About 1,000
    About 1,500
    About 1,800
    About 2,500
  7. In ______, the invitation for immigrants was extended to people in Ireland and the West Indies
    1948
    1958
    1998
    1968
  8. What is traditionally eaten as a dessert on Christmas Day?
    Spotted dick
    Christmas pudding
    Christmas pie
    Christmas cake
  9. What sorts of women were allowed to vote from 1918 onwards?
    Single Women
    Married Women
    Women with property
    Working Women
  10. Who normally mugg in the street by violence and threat?
    People who need money for drugs
    Mugging is begging for money
    People don't mugg in the street now a days
  11. Migrants to Britain does not face that much control than there were in the past
    True
    False
  12. What do parents have to pay for in state schools in the UK?
    Text books and karate lessons
    Drinks and cricket bats
    Pens and paper
    Uniforms, sportswear, school meals and sometimes music lessons and outings
  13. The maximum distance that anywhere in Britain is from the Sea is ______
    No more than 100 miles
    No more than 125 miles
    No more than 75 miles
  14. How many women with school age children are in paid employment?
    Almost 75%
    Almost 80%
    Almost 65%
    Almost 50%
  15. What are the two stages of compulsory education in most areas of the UK?
    Small and Larger
    Initial and Intermediary
    Primary and Secondary
    First and Second
  16. Since ______ there has been a rise in the numbers moving to Britain from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Indian sub-continent
    1993
    1994
    1995
  17. The Chief Whip commonly attends Cabinet or Shadow Cabinet meetings and will negotiate with the Speaker over the timetable and the order of the business
    True
    False
  18. How long can you take before you make a complaint about your employer?
    4 months
    5 months
    3 months
    6 months
  19. What is the usual period for repaying a mortgage?
    10 years
    15 years
    20 years
    25 years
  20. What is the meaning of Easter
    The Birth of Moses
    The coming of Summer
    The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus
    The Birth of Jesus
  21. As soon as you become self-employed you should register yourself for tax an national insurance with HM Revenue and Customs
    True
    False
  22. The Whips are small group of MPs to ensure discipline and attendance of MPs at voting time in the House of Commons
    True
    False
  23. The distance from the west coast of Wales to the east coast of England is
    About 520 miles
    About 320 miles
    About 420 miles
    About 450 miles
  24. Most young children take GCSE examinations at the age of 16th
    True
    False
 Life in the UK Test » 25
 
  1. Members of ethnic minorities in Britain live in the West Midlands, the South East, the North West, and Yorkshire and Humberside?
    True
    False
  2. Women with property were allowed to vote from ______ onwards
    1914
    1916
    1917
    1918
  3. People don't celebrate Christmas as much as they use to before
    True
    False
  4. What are the allowed religions in Britain?
    Christianity, Islam and Buddhism
    Christianity and Islam
    Only Christianity
    Everyone has right to religious freedom
  5. In general, where do children get money from?
    They do not receive any money
    They receive a weekly allowance from their parents
    The government pay them a Child Allowance
  6. Some students take ______ to do voluntary work, travelling overseas, or earning money to pay for fees and living expenses at university
    One year out
    Three years out
    Two years out
  7. The Britain is part of the United Nation
    True
    False
  8. In 2001 what was the population of people of white descent?
    64.2 million
    74.2 million
    44.2 million
    54.2 million
  9. How many children live in lone parent families
    35%
    55%
    25%
    45%
  10. In Britain the next largest religious groups after Christians, Muslims and Hindu groups are
    Only Christians and Jewish
    Christians, Muslims and Hindu
    Sikhs, Jews, and Buddhists
  11. You are entitled to a free health check when you register with a GP
    True
    False
  12. What was the main reason for Irish people to come to Britain in the Mid 1840's?
    Religious persecution
    Unemployment
    Famine
    Severe Floods
  13. What is the film classification 18?
    No one under 18 is allowed to see or rent the film
    People under 18 can see the film if accompanied by an adult
    Only people aged 19 or over can see this film
    People over 18 can see the film, but it may be noisy and contain violent material
  14. Who is a Speaker?
    Leader of the opposition
    An ordinary MP
    None of these
  15. Where did most immigrants come from in the 1950s?
    France, Italy and Spain
    West Indies, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
    Russia and Scandinavia
    United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa
  16. EU citizens who are resident in the UK can vote in national parliamentary elections
    Maybe sometimes
    Yes, they can
    No, they can't
  17. In the ______ centuries, protestant Huguenots came from France
    14th and 15th
    16th and 17th
    18th and 19th
  18. The Northern Ireland Assembly has powers to decide on matters such as education, agriculture, environment, health, and social services
    True
    False
  19. MP is short for
    Member of the Politics
    Member of Parliament
    Minister of Men
    Minister of Population
  20. Neutrality and Professionalism are not the 2 main key features of the civil services
    True
    False
  21. The population of the Northern Ireland was ______ in 2001
    1.6 million
    1.8 million
    1.7 million
  22. In England and Wales local authorities may only offer permissive services if empowered to do so by government legislation, But in Scotland, local authorities can do anything they are not explicitly forbidden to do so
    True
    False
  23. 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)
  24. The United Kingdom has more people aged 85 and over than ever before?
    True
    False
 Life in the UK Test » 26
 
  1. What is an example of a Statutory Advisory Body to Ministers?
    Forestry Commission
    Gaming Board
    National Savings Bank
    Arts Council
  2. Who appoints Judges?
    The Prime Minister
    The Queen
    The Mayor of London
    The Lord Chancellor
  3. How many people stated that they are Hindu
    1%
    9%
    3%
    5%
  4. How can doing voluntary work help you?
    Someone might give you a tip
    It may help you to forget your own problems
    Someone might give you a badge
    It shows you support the local community and can help when applying for jobs
  5. Responsibilities of an MP include
    Representing their constituency
    Scrutinising and commenting on Government work and debating important national issues
    Helping to create and shape new laws
    All of these
  6. In education, what is EMA?
    The Euro masters Association, a club for people with Masters degrees
    European Masters Academy for European students
    The English Mothers Academy for mothers who want to go to university
    Educational Maintenance Grant, helping young people's education if they are from a low-income family
  7. What does it cost to get treatment from a GP?
    It is free for simple cases, but serious attention requires insurance
    It's free but you need a special voucher
    £10 per hour
    It is free
  8. Women are not allowed to vote in Britain
    True
    False
  9. What is the purpose of these organisations: the Commission for Racial equality, the Equal Opportunities Commission, and the Disability Rights Commission
    They give help and advice to migrants
    They work to promote equal opportunities
    They help migrants enter the UK
    They lend money to migrants
  10. Incidents of child molestation by strangers are often reported in great detail, but there is ______ that dangers of this kind are increasing
    No evidence
    Some evidence
    Great evidence
  11. What organisation takes care of the day to day running of the European Union?
    The European Bureau
    The Council of Europe
    The European Government
    The European Commission
  12. The Council of Ministers is one of the most ______ in the EU
    Friendly Bodies
    Influential Bodies
    Political Bodies
  13. In 2001 what was the population of Black Caribbean descent?
    0.4 million
    0.7 million
    0.6 million
    0.5 million
  14. What is a Census?
    A Film
    A count of the population
    Elections
    None of these
  15. Who has an important ceremonial role in this country?
    Queen
    Prime Minister
    Archbishop of Canterbury
  16. 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
  17. Local government elections are held
    Every Year in May
    Every other year in May
    Councillors are normally appointed by the Prime Minister
    Every 5 Years
  18. Judges in Britain are appointed by which Government minister
    The Lord Chancellor
    The President
    The Prime Minister
  19. Which immigrants traditionally became labourers and helped to build canals and railways across Britain?
    Jewish people
    Irish people
    French people
    Spanish people
  20. Who can become a member of a trade union?
    Only workers over 21 years of age
    Only working women
    Usually, anyone
    Only working men
  21. Since 1994 one of the major reasons for applying to immigrate to the UK has been
    To become rich
    To join up with existing family members
    To seek political asylum
    To get a better education
  22. By how much has the UK population grown since 1971?
    6%
    7.7%
    10.2%
    12.8%
  23. When did a Census not take place since 1801?
    1901
    1914
    1921
    1941
  24. The average hourly pay for women is about
    The same as it is for men
    30% lower than it is for men
    20% lower than it is for men
    10% lower than it is for men

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  1. The Prime Minister is in charge of the economy
    No, he's not
    No, he's only in charge of the Parliament
    No, he's only in charge of the Health
  2. When you make an offer to buy a property, your offer should be 'subject to contract' in case there is a reason why you cannot complete the contract
    True
    False
  3. Which body would have to give consent if a government wanted to change the law that elections be held at least every 5 years?
    The House of Commons
    Windsor castle
    The House of Lords
    Chequers
  4. Who defends the debating rights of the Opposition in the Parliament?
    The Prime Minister
    The Queen
    The Hansard
    The Speaker
  5. How many Houses make up the House of Parliament?
    2
    3
    4
    5
  6. Which official report is broadcast on digital TV?
    Parliamentary News
    Hansard
    None
  7. In the past immigrant groups came to invade and to seize land
    True
    False
  8. For which reason did the British government encouraged workers from Europe and other parts of the world to come to Britain after the 2nd World War?
    To improve education
    To improve British cuisine
    To re-build Britain
    To built subways
  9. ______ may find themselves in a dilemma if they think that a minister is being too optimistic about the outcome of a particular policy
    The Home Secretary
    The Prime Minister
    Civil servants
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer
  10. What is the traditional meat served for Christmas Dinner?
    Turkey
    Chicken
    Beef
    Lamb
  11. In a 2003 survey, what percentage of young people had taken part in fund - raising and community events?
    94%
    73%
    75%
    50%
  12. New Deal is a government programme that aims to give unemployed people the help they need to get back to work
    True
    False
  13. Which country of United Kingdom doesn't have its own local Parliament?
    Scotland
    Wales
    Northern Ireland
    England
  14. When is the electoral register updated?
    December/January
    September/October
    November/December
    October/November
  15. Although young people below the age of ______ are not allowed by the law to buy alcohol
    18
    19
    20
    25
  16. 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
  17. In the area of education, what happens at the ages of 7, 11 and 14 in both England and Scotland, but not in Wales?
    Compulsory testing
    Children must change schools
    Children must do unpaid community work
    Meetings with parents
  18. You can listen to the debate of the House of Common and the House of Lords in the public galleries in the Parliament
    True
    False
  19. In the United Kingdom, the King or the Queen have unlimited powers
    True
    False
  20. The East India Company governed India
    True
    False
  21. There are four public holidays a year, called ______
    National Holidays
    Bank Holidays
    Religious Holidays
  22. It is an offence in Britain to possess, produce or supply substances such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamines, and cannabis
    True
    False
  23. When is Christmas Day?
    25th December
    1st January
    23rd March
    7th January
  24. How often is a Census held?
    Every 3 years
    Every 5 years
    Every 8 years
    Every 10 years

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  1. January 1st is a Public Holiday in The UK
    True
    False
  2. Where did the second wave of Jewish immigrants come from?
    Belarus
    Poland
    Germany
    India
  3. What extra language do children learn in Welsh schools?
    Scottish
    Gaelic
    Welsh
    French
  4. What is Hogmanay?
    A Scottish celebration on 31st December
    A Welsh celebration on 27th December
    The day after Christmas Day
    A type of pork meal enjoyed by Scots
  5. As a result of changing attitudes toward divorce and separation, family patterns in Britain have also changed considerably in the last ______
    40 years
    20 years
    50 years
  6. The Christmas presents are placed underneath the Holly Wreath
    True
    False
  7. How many people of black Caribbean origin are there in the UK?
    0.3 million
    0.9 million
    0.6 million
    1.1 million
  8. What can happen if the child's parent does not make sure their child goes to school, arrives on time and attends for the whole school year?
    The family may have to pay for peak season holidays
    The child can miss contact with friends
    The parent can be prosecuted
    None of these
  9. 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, some times when members feel like it
    Yes, always
  10. The Queen's speech contains
    A speech written by the Queen
    A statement of the Government's policies for the next session of Parliament
  11. When a General Election is pending or taking place, top civil servants study closely the ______ so that they are ready to serve a new government loyally
    Prime Minister
    Opposition's policies
    Department they work in
    Public
  12. Boys smoke more than Girls
    True
    False
  13. Who forms the Government?
    The party asked by The Queen
    The party with the greatest number of elected candidates
    The party with the greatest number of votes
  14. According to the 2001 Census how many people live in Wales?
    4.9 million
    2.9 million
    3.9 million
  15. Centres were set up in the ______ to recruit bus crews
    India
    West Indies
    Australia
    USA
  16. The population of the Scotland was ______ in 2001
    7.1 million
    6.1 million
    5.1 million
  17. Where can you get information about maternity and ante-natal services?
    From your local health authority, health visitor or GP
    From friends who have already had a baby
    From your public library or local council
    None of these
  18. What percentage of the population claims to have no religion?
    15.5%
    1.7%
    10%
    18.5%
  19. Who is the Symbolic head of the Commonwealth?
    The Foreign Secretary
    The Queen
    The Prime Minister
    All of these
  20. The Church of England was founded in ______
    1834
    1634
    1534
  21. If a civil servant finds that a certain government policy is against public interest
    she/he must inform the media
    she/he must change the policy in question
    she/he can warn ministers, but ultimately must find a way of putting into practice the policies of the elected Government
    she/he must resign
  22. In some public places smoking is restricted
    True
    False
  23. Who established the Church of England?
    The Prime Minister
    The King of England
    The Queen of England
    The Pope
    None of these
  24. The average hourly pay for women compared to men is?
    The same
    20% lower
    5% lower
    20% higher

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  1. The distance from the north coast of Scotland to the South coast of England is approximately ______ miles
    270
    470
    870
    1070
  2. ______ of the young people had taken part in fund raising or collecting money for charity
    80%
    50%
    60%
  3. What is another name for local authority housing?
    Tower blocks
    Housing co-operative
    Council housing
    Terraced housing
  4. The general elections are held in the United Kingdom
    Every Five years
    Every year
    Every ten years
    Every 2 years
  5. It is estimated that regular church attendance in England is between 9% and 5% of the population
    True
    False
  6. What is the name for a loan that pays for a property?
    Mortgage
    Bank loan
    Endowment
    Housing credit
  7. What percentage of the UK population is Sikh?
    0.5%
    0.4%
    0.3%
    0.6%
  8. Who makes the decisions on government policies?
    The PM and the police
    The PM and the Archbishop of Canterbury
    The PM and the Cabinet
    The PM and the Queen
  9. Today Guy Fawkes is remembered with fireworks and the burning of a 'Guy' on a bonfire
    True
    False
  10. What percentage of the population of the UK are Catholics?
    10%
    12%
    20%
    30%
  11. What is a health visitor?
    A nurse who advises people about diet
    A nurse who advises about exercise
    A qualified nurse who can advise you about your baby, and who visits your home
    None of these
  12. What role does the Queen play in the Church of England?
    She is the Supreme Leader of the Church of England
    She is the Supreme Commander of the Church of England
    She is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England
  13. On Boxing Day people visit family and friends and continue with Christmas festivities
    True
    False
  14. Gaelic is spoken by the people in
    England
    Wales
    Northern Ireland
    Scotland
  15. What can you do if your application for a loan is refused?
    You can ask your family for a loan
    You have the right to ask why you were refused
    You can apply for a loan elsewhere
    You will have to forget about borrowing
  16. The Council of Ministers are Local MPs?
    Yes, they are
    No, they're not
  17. In state schools, what help is there for parents on low incomes?
    Taxis can be offered for transport to and from school
    Help with costs and paying for school meals
    There is no help available
    The bank will lend money to pay for school costs
  18. Nowadays local authorities in England and Wales have considerably more control over the organisation of these services than they did in the past
    True
    False
  19. Father Christmas travels on a ______ pulled by reindeer
    Sledge
    Train
    Bicycle
  20. Church attendance in Scotland is almost twice the level of England and Wales
    No
    Yes
    No, it's the same
  21. Children at age ______ take GCSE's
    12
    16
    18
    15
  22. According to life in the UK handbook Father Christmas travels from
    An area close to North Pole
    An area close to South Pole
    America
    Scotland
  23. When was the current voting age established?
    1959
    1969
    1979
    1989
  24. Why did Huguenots come to the UK?
    To become British
    To Study in the UK
    To escape religious persecution
    To earn extra money

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  1. What year did the Church of England come in existence?
    2000
    1952
    1852
    1534
  2. Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition can debate matters of its own choice in Parliament
    True, it has a guaranteed amount of time in Parliament
    False, only the Government can do that
  3. Was there still a labour shortage in the 1950s?
    Yes
    No
  4. In the UK, how often is a Census carried out?
    Every year
    Every 5 years
    Every 10 years
    Every 12 years
  5. Mistletoe is often hung above doorways, beneath which couples traditionally ______
    Hug
    Get married
    Exchange gifts
    Kiss
  6. Is education for children expensive in the UK?
    Yes - most people need a loan for the children to go to school
    No - it's free in state schools
  7. In the 2001 general election, only ______ potential first-time voters actually cast their vote
    1 in 15
    1 in 5
    1 in 25
  8. Who is the administrative head and spiritual leader of the Church of England?
    The Archbishop of Canterbury
    The Queen
    The Pope
    The Mayor of London
  9. Evidence shows that Child abuse is on the increase
    Yes it is
    Maybe its is
    No its not
  10. What is the Home Secretary responsible for?
    Building new homes
    Taxation
    Defence
    Law, order and immigration
  11. The Queen can reject the decisions of the Cabinet and Parliament
    True
    False
  12. When is Christmas Eve?
    23rd December
    25th December
    24th December
    26th December
  13. In the last few years, political party membership has been
    Increasing
    Declining
  14. When is the Boxing day?
    24th December
    25th December
    26th December
    27th December
  15. Nowhere in Britain is more than 75 miles and 120 km from the coast
    True
    False
  16. When can the monarch express his or her views on government matters?
    He/she can issue a press release with his/her opinion
    He/she cannot express an opinion
    He/she can give an interview to a newspaper since Britain has a free press
    He/she can express his/her views privately to the Prime Minister at their weekly audience
  17. According to the 2001 Census how many people live in the United Kingdom?
    78.8 million
    68.8 million
    70 million
    58.8 million
  18. Heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamines and cannabis
    Are legal drugs
    Are illegal drugs
    Are medicine names
  19. How many Assembly Members are there in the National Assembly for Wales?
    50
    60
    75
    80
  20. When did the NHS begin?
    1948
    1950
    1955
    1959
  21. What is the Church of England formally known as?
    The Methodist Church
    The Anglican Church
    The Baptist Church
  22. How old must you be to be able to buy a lottery ticket or scratch card?
    16
    17
    18
    21
  23. Proportional Representation is disliked by the main UK political parties because they believe
    The Queen wouldn't allow it
    It's very complicated
    Proportional Representation will lead to coalitions and instability
    People do not like changes
  24. Which of the national days is celebrated with a holiday?
    St Andrews's Day
    St George's Day
    St Patrick's Day
    St David's Day
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  1. As a rule, judges normally apply the law
    Only sometimes
    In the same way as they have done before
    However they want to
    Without observing the previous examples
  2. How many member states of the EU are working together to protect Human rights
    50
    70
    60
    20
  3. What is consuming too much alcohol in one session called?
    Diabetes
    Binge drinking
    Obesity
  4. What proportions of women with children (of school age) also work?
    Nearly a quarter
    Nearly half
    Nearly a third
    Nearly three quarters
  5. The Census is
    Completely confidential and anonymous
    Waste of time and money
    Very small and non confidential
  6. What percentage of the UK population lives in England
    3%
    5%
    9%
    83%
  7. According researchers one of the reasons for the low turnout of first time voters is
    Too busy
    Lack of understanding
    Distrust of Politicians and the political process
    Laziness
  8. Women achieved voting equality with men in
    1928
    1983
    1882
    1838
  9. Many parents in Britain worry that their children may misuse addictive substance and drugs in some way
    Yes
    No
    Parents don't care
  10. Nowadays children do not play outside because they don't like active sports
    True
    False
  11. The average hourly rate of pay for women is about ______ lower than it is for men
    70%
    50%
    20%
  12. Many parents believe that part-time work of this kind helps children to become more ______
    Independent
    Dependent
    Lazy
    Active
  13. Judges can make new laws as they please
    True
    False
  14. What can be done if your child's English is weak?
    The child may have to attend a full-time English school
    The child can just speak their own language and not worry about English
    The child may have to leave the school
    The school may arrange extra language support from a specialist teacher
  15. Who appoints Senior Church Officers?
    The Archbishop of Canterbury
    The Queen
    The Prime Minister makes the selection on the recommendation of a special committee
    The Mayor of London
  16. It was reported 86% of young people had taken part in some form of community activity over the past year
    True
    False
  17. The distance of the widest part across England and Wales is
    1000km
    Just over 500km
    75km
    120km
  18. On Valentine's Day people exchange gifts and cards and send anonymous cards to people they secretly admire
    True
    False
  19. At what age do children take vocational qualifications, AGCEs or Scottish Higher/Advanced higher qualifications?
    13 or 14
    15 or 16
    17 or 18
  20. An employee can be dismissed immediately for ______
    Poor attendance
    Bad dress sense
    Serious misconduct
    Bad time-keeping
  21. How long can you ask advice from your health visitor?
    Until the child is 5 years old
    Until the child is 6 years old
    Until the child is 4 years old
    Until the child is 3 years old
  22. GPs work in places called 'Surgeries'
    True
    False
  23. There was not enough time to carry out the Census in 1941 in the UK
    True
    False, because World War was in progress
    No, Census was carry out in 1941
  24. The European Union law is an important source of law in Britain
    True
    False

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  1. 3% of Scotland's population are from the ethnic minorities
    Yes, that's correct
    No, 2% is the right one
    No, 4% is the right one
  2. The Leader of the Opposition asks questions to the Prime Minister at Question time?
    True
    False
  3. Northern Ireland Assembly has 120 members?
    True
    False
  4. The House of Lords has more powers then the House of Commons
    True
    False
  5. UK citizens can take the local government to the court if they do not perform their mandatory services
    True
    False
  6. The Government started a programme of devolved administration for Wales and Scotland in
    2000
    1990
    1997
    1991
  7. What percentage of the population in England
    73%
    83%
    93%
  8. The Queen's speech is provided by the
    Speaker of the Parliament
    The Home Secretary
    The leader of the opposition
    The Prime Minister
  9. In 2001 what was the population of Other Black descent?
    0.4 million
    0.1 million
    0.6 million
    0.5 million
  10. 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
  11. European Union law is legally binding in the UK
    True
    False
  12. In 19th century Britain, in most households, men, women, and children all contributed towards the family income
    True
    False
  13. Cocaine is illegal to
    Supply
    Possess
    Produce
    All of these
  14. Many country dwellers regard the abolition of fox hunting as
    A denial of their values and traditions
    An act of revenge by the government
  15. Remembrance Day
    Keep alive the memory of Guy Fawkes
    Keeps alive the memory of those who died in both world wars and later conflicts
    Keeps alive the memory of those whose fought against the king
    Celebrates the victory of world wars
  16. What are pressure and lobby groups?
    Groups that support MPs
    Groups that travel around the country causing trouble
    Organisations that try to influence government policy
    Organisations that
  17. The Leader of the Opposition has a ______ status
    Lower
    Equal
    Constitutional
  18. Under the British system
    Judges can challenge the legality of laws
    Judges can never challenge the legality of laws but can declare it incompatible with human rights
  19. Can the father attend the birth in a hospital?
    No - fathers are banned from attending because they get in the way
    Yes - if the mother agrees
    Yes - even if the mother does not agree
    No - this is women's work
  20. To seek political asylum, nowadays migrants have come to the UK especially for that
    True
    False
  21. Generally speaking, once they reach adulthood, children tend to move away from the family home
    True
    False
  22. The European Union originated in the period immediately after the Second World War
    True
    False
  23. Easter takes place in January and February
    Yes its right
    No, it takes place in November and December
    No, it takes place in March or April
  24. Ethnic minority groups make less than 5% of the UK population
    True
    False

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  1. The Council of Europe has no power to make laws
    True
    False
  2. By what system are Members of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly elected?
    Proportional representation
    Instant runoff
    First past the post
  3. The Ceremonial duties performed by the monarch include, reading of Queen's Speech and opening and closing of Parliament
    True
    False
  4. The British society faces a problem in dealing with muggings and drugs
    True
    False
  5. In Wales learner drivers have to put a P plate on their cars or motorcycles
    True
    False
  6. How many member countries are in the European Union?
    15
    17
    20
    27
  7. What can you do if you need urgent medical treatment?
    Look at books in your public library
    Phone a friend
    Contact your GP or go to the A & E (Accident and Emergency) department of your local hospital or call 999 or 112 for an ambulance if it is a real emergency
    Look at the NHS Direct site on the internet
  8. Day to day running of the European Union is taken care of by
    The European Parliament
    The European Commission
    The Council of Europe
  9. From where does most of the money come for local services?
    Central government
    Water rates
    TV licence fees
    Advertising
  10. What do many Christians do on Christmas Eve?
    Have a family meal
    Get drunk
    Go shopping
    Go to church
  11. Increasing penalties including on-the-spot fines are being introduced to help control large consumption of alcohol
    True
    False
  12. What is the percentage of women with children (of school age) who also work?
    25%
    50%
    75%
    None of these
  13. At the end of the Second World War, there was the huge task or rebuilding Britain after six years of war
    True
    False
  14. England's population is Approximately ______ of UK's population
    89%
    83%
    75%
    60%
  15. Who are the Whips?
    Speaker's assistants
    A small group of MPs, appointed by their party leaders, to ensure discipline and attendance of MPs at important voting time
    Leaders of parliamentary committees
    The Archbishop of Canterbury
  16. When did the survey ask young people about their participation in political and community events?
    2001
    2002
    2003
  17. From whom can you rent property?
    From a housing association, council or private landlord
    From a building societies and banks
    From a solicitors
    None of these
  18. What does a solicitor do?
    Makes sure there are no structural problems with the building
    Carries out checks and provides legal agreements
    Arranges for your furniture to be taken to your new home
    Makes arrangements for alternative accommodation when you have problems with your move
  19. What is Gaelic?
    Its a famous city in the Europe
    It's a old Scottish language
    It's a historical place in Scotland
  20. In practice, the Prime Minister appoints a number of senior church officers on the recommendation of a special committee appointed by the Church
    True
    False
  21. Researchers have concluded that one reason young people do not vote is because they distrust politicians and the political process
    True
    False
  22. The Government places great importance on the need to assess and test pupils in order to know what they have achieved
    True
    False
  23. What does the leader of the Opposition do?
    He counts the votes in the House of Commons
    He supports the Prime Minister when necessary
    He leads their party in pointing out the government's
    He keeps order in the House of Commons
  24. Who provides administration for the Government?
    Supporters of the party
    Elected local councillors and magistrates
    The civil service
    The general public

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  1. Girls do better academically than Boys
    True
    False
  2. What is the population of Wales?
    2.9 million
    2.7 million
    19 million
    5 million
  3. Why must you give your landlord a deposit?
    To cover the cost of any damage
    Because landlords don't trust anyone
    To cover the landlord's expenses
    So you don't go away
  4. How long were immigrants arriving from the West Indies, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh?
    About 24 years
    About 25 years
    About 15 years
    About 20 years
  5. What is a Breathalyser Test?
    A test for drivers who may have drunk too much alcohol
    A test to check how fresh your breath
    A test to see how white your teeth
    A test to see what kind of drugs drivers have been taking
  6. What is the Lower House called?
    The House of Commons
    The House of Lords
    The Senate
  7. Normally Christmas cards are sent to family and friends from the
    Beginning of December
    Beginning of the year
    On Boxing Day
    End of December
  8. What is the largest ethnic minority in the UK?
    People of black Caribbean origin
    People of Jewish origin
    People of Russian origin
    People of Indian origin
  9. When is Remembrance Day?
    November 5th
    November 11th
    November 25th
  10. What regional language is spoken in Wales?
    Geordie
    Gaelic
    Welsh
    Cornish
  11. Many argue that more needs to be done to achieve greater equality between women and men, in the ______
    Workplace
    Housework
    Both housework and workplace
  12. What door is opened at the first stroke of midnight in Wales to release the old year?
    Front Door
    Back Door
    Side Door
  13. Regulations that are specific rules and directives are general requirements, are the main legislations of the European Union
    True
    False
  14. Since medieval times, ______ have prided themselves on being independent of the crown
    Judges
    Prime Minister
    The Queen
  15. Do children receive careers advice at school?
    Yes
    No
  16. What is a trade union?
    An organisation of shops and small businesses
    An organisation that aims to improve the pay and working conditions of its members
    None of these
  17. What percentages of young people were reported to have been part of a community activity in the past year?
    86%
    76%
    66%
    56%
  18. The FA Cup Final, Wimbledon Tennis Championships and Grand National Horse Racing are three sports considered to be major sporting events
    True
    False
  19. The early immigrants took land by force
    True
    False
  20. The protestant Huguenots came from ______ to Britain to escape religious persecution
    Germany
    Italy
    France
    Poland
  21. To become a local councillor, a candidate must have ______
    Lots of money
    Relations with the other councillors
    A local connection with the area
  22. Many children take vocational qualifications
    True
    False
  23. Benefits are payments available to the sick, disabled, older people, the unemployed and those on low incomes
    True
    False
  24. Who administers towns, cities, and rural areas in Britain?
    The Police
    Local Authorities
    The Civil Service
    All of these
 Life in the UK Test » 35
 
  1. In 2001 what percentage of the UK population was white?
    68%
    74%
    85%
    92%
  2. In 2003 what were shown to be important issues for young people?
    Crime, drugs, terrorism, racism, health
    Taxes, parking fines, rubbish collection, hospitals
    Alcohol, making noise late at night, keeping dangerous animals at home
    None of these
  3. What is council tax?
    It is money for the council to spend on parties and celebrations
    It is a tax you must pay if your property increases in value
    It is a tax on old and wealthy people
    It is a local tax which applies to all domestic properties
  4. When did the Government begin a programme of devolving power from central government?
    1986
    1989
    1997
    1999
  5. What percentage of England's population is made up of ethnic minorities?
    3%
    5%
    9%
    12%
  6. Judges are appointed by
    The Queen
    The Prime Minister
    The Lord Chancellor
    The Home Secretary
  7. In 2001 what was the population of Bangladeshi descent?
    0.7 million
    0.5 million
    0.3 million
    0.4 million
  8. A child age 14-16 can not work more than ______ before school starts
    half an hour
    one hour
    two hours
    three hours
  9. Between ______ large numbers of Jewish people came to Britain from what are now Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus
    1860 - 1910
    1880 - 1910
    1870 - 1910
  10. 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
  11. The United Kingdom has less old people than before
    True
    False
  12. The Cabinet is a committee of a hundred senior politicians who normally meet weekly to decide the general policies for the government
    True
    False
  13. There are some who argue that modern Britain should become a republic
    True
    False
  14. There is a very strong support among British population for Britain to become ______
    Separated
    Republic
    United
  15. What is proportion of first time voters who actually cast their vote in the 2001 general election?
    15%
    20%
    32%
    45%
  16. Today ______ of children live with both birth parents
    75%
    65%
    85%
  17. Britain is not proud of its tradition of providing a safe haven for people fleeing persecution and conflict
    True
    False
  18. The ethnic minority comprises ______ of all residents
    25%
    29%
    50%
    75%
  19. The growth of the UK is much faster than any other European country?
    True
    False
  20. What percentage of the workforce are women?
    45%
    48%
    50%
    53%
  21. NHS Direct is a charity for animals
    True
    False
  22. 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
  23. What percentage of the population in England are estimated to attend church?
    Between 9% and 10%
    Between 8% and 11%
    Between 1% and 2%
  24. Where do most members of ethnic minority group live in?
    England
    Wales
    Scotland
    Northern Ireland

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  1. Nearly 45% of all workforce in the UK are women
    True
    False
  2. Since 1994 many have sought political asylum
    True
    False
  3. The predominant religious denomination in Scotland is
    Methodist
    Presbyterian
    Baptist
  4. The Council of Ministers is
    Elected during European elections
    Local MPs
    Local councillor
    Is comprised of Government ministers from each member state
  5. In what situation can judges create or change the law?
    When a judge is a member of the House of Lords
    In circumstances that have never arisen before, or when the existing judgements do not reflect modern society
    When the judge is approached by a pressure group
    When the judge feels that the law is unfair
  6. The present Queen has reigned since
    1952
    1962
    1972
    1982
  7. Which Minister is responsible for the economy?
    The Home Secretary
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer
    The Foreign Secretary
  8. In the ______ the largest immigrant groups were from the United States, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia
    1940s
    1980s
    1990s
  9. 65% of Children in the UK live with both birth parents
    True
    False
  10. The Gun powder plot was plotted on ______ 1605
    25 December
    5th November
    15 February
  11. What percentage of all residents in London are from an ethnic minority?
    9%
    19%
    29%
    58%
  12. Who was captured guarding the explosives beneath Parliament?
    Guy Fawkes
    Guy Forks
    Guy Folks
  13. When is Guy Fawkes Night?
    November 5th
    November 25th
    November 11th
  14. What are EU Regulations?
    Rules that automatically have the force of law in all EU member states
    General requirements that must be introduced within a set time, but the way in which they are implemented is left to each member state
    EU law proposals
    Rules that can be followed by EU members if their governments agree
  15. Which Prime Minister was forced to resign in 1990s?
    John Major
    Margaret Thatcher
    Tony Blair
  16. To register to vote you have to ______
    Pay fees
    Fill in a form
    have to go to the MP
  17. Majority of the people in the UK do not go on to higher education
    True
    False
  18. In Britain 1% of people stated that they are ______
    Jewish
    Muslims
    Hindu
  19. The employment of children is strictly controlled by law in Britain
    True
    False
  20. How many people are there in the Commonwealth association?
    2.5 billion
    1.7 billion
    1.9 billion
  21. 2% of Scotland's population are from ethnic minorities
    True
    False
  22. Who celebrates Christmas in the UK
    Only non believers
    Only Christians
    Both, Believers and non Believers
  23. Women in Britain had ______ in law than men
    Fewer rights
    A lots of rights
    None rights
  24. In citizenship lessons in schools, young students are encouraged to read
    The News
    Stories
    Books
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  1. 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
  2. Since 1999 there has been an Assembly in Wales
    True
    False
  3. The Council of Europe was established in
    1945
    1949
    1999
    1973
  4. 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
  5. When an MP dies, ______ are held to fill a vacancy
    Elections
    Interviews
    Meetings
  6. What exams do young people take at age 17 or 18 years old?
    B Levels
    C Levels
    S Levels and S/A Levels
    A Levels and A/S Levels
  7. 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
  8. The House of Lords is more powerful than The House of Commons
    True
    False
  9. Another name for tenancy agreement is
    Lease
    Let
    Hire
    Lend
  10. You can buy alcohol in a shop or pub when you are 16 years old
    True
    False
  11. Traditionally female areas, of employment were health care, teaching, secretarial, and sales
    True
    False
  12. How many young people have part-time jobs?
    1 million
    2 million
    2.5 million
    3 million
  13. European law overrides British law
    True
    False
  14. The Archbishop of Canterbury is appointed by
    The Lord Chancellor
    The Queen
    The Prime Minister
    The Duke of Westminster
  15. Who wrote the United Kingdom's constitution?
    Queen Victoria
    King George III
    Winston Churchill
    Nobody, it's an unwritten constitution
  16. What percentage of the United Kingdom's population is made up of ethnic minorities?
    5%
    7.9%
    10%
    12%
  17. What do children do when they expect presents from Father Christmas?
    They leave open cardboard box near the door
    They leave an empty bucket in the fireplace
    Nothing, Father Christmas is supposed to leave the presents under the Christmas tree
    They hang up a long sock at the foot of their bed or around the fireplace
  18. Candidates standing for public office must pay a deposit, This is not returned if they get less than ______ of the vote
    2%
    3%
    5%
    7%
  19. What happens if the Prime Minister loses a vote of confidence or a very important vote?
    The Prime Minister is removed by his party at any time
    A General Election is called
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer takes over
  20. When The electoral registration form is sent to all households?
    November/December
    September/October
    June/July
  21. How many children live with a single parent?
    15%
    35%
    45%
    25%
  22. How many countries are members of the European Union?
    13
    15
    20
    27
  23. Children don't have to pay for sight tests and glasses
    True
    False
  24. Britain has a constitutional monarchy
    True
    False

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  1. The most common jobs that children do are newspaper delivery and work in supermarkets and newsagents
    True
    False
  2. Why do top civil servants study the Opposition party's policies before a general election?
    Because they like discussing politics
    In case they need to be ready to serve a new government with
    Because they like to keep in touch with current affairs
    None of these
  3. An independent manager/administrator who has a job requiring them to carry out Government policy is called a
    Pressure group
    Quango
    Civil servant
    Temps
  4. Northern Ireland Assembly has ______ elected members
    200
    108
    180
  5. Where were the engineering firms located in the United Kingdom to recruit engineers?
    In the Ireland
    In the North of the UK
    In the Wales
  6. The House of Lords is also known as
    The Chambers
    The Upper House
    The House
    The Lower House
  7. In ______ century Britain, families were usually large
    17th
    18th
    19th
  8. No one has religious freedom in the UK
    True
    False
  9. What is the name of the organisation that can tell you how qualifications from another country compare to those of the UK?
    BASRIC
    NARIC
    CARIC
    NORIC
  10. Which group of people came to Britain to escape Pogroms?
    Jewish people
    Catholics
    Irish people
    Protestants
  11. What are civil servants?
    Very polite members of the House of Lords
    Managers and administrators carrying out government policy
    MPs who live in the south of England
    None of these
  12. When can the Prime Minister be quizzed by his opposition member?
    The Opening of Parliament
    Question Time
    When a vote is to be taken
  13. What documents can you use to prove your identity?
    Your bus pass and a note from your doctor
    An ID card, a national insurance card, a driving licence, utility bill or official home office documents
    Anything with your name on
    Your school certificate
  14. 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
  15. Since 1951 how much has the UK population has grown by
    13%
    17%
    23%
    50%
  16. What does the Queen do at the opening of the new Parliamentary session each year?
    She talks about the past parliamentary session
    She talks about her family and her health
    She talks about her meetings with Prime Minister
    She opens the session and outlines the government's policies for the year ahead
  17. During election time political parties get free time on radio and TV
    True
    False
  18. When did the first wave of Jewish immigrants arrive in Britain?
    Between 1891-1924
    Between 1871-1904
    Between 1880-1910
    Between 1790-1801
  19. The Census started in ______ in the UK
    1901
    1851
    1801
    1781
  20. Drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamines and cannabis are
    Allowed for personal use
    Some are legal
    Always illegal
    All are illegal, except cannabis
  21. St Andrew is the Patron Saint of?
    Scotland
    Wales
    England
    Northern Ireland
  22. When will GPs visit your home?
    Never, They've got lives as well
    Only in exceptional circumstances
    Any time as long as it does not interrupt a meal or is in the middle of the night
    Any time between 7pm and 9am
  23. The Queen's speech contains a statement of the government's policies for the next session of parliament
    True
    False
  24. People who do not have legal rights of residence in the UK cannot usually receive benefits
    True
    False
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  1. What percentage of young people go into higher education?
    76%
    45%
    33%
    12%
  2. Much crime, such as burglary or stealing in the street by threat or violence called mugging is associated with wanting money for drugs
    True
    False
  3. Planning, Housing and Fire services are some of the responsibilities of a local authority
    True
    False
  4. A number of places on a school's governing body are reserved for parents
    True
    False
  5. According to the 2001 Census how many people live in England?
    59.1 million
    50 million
    49.1 million
    69.1 million
  6. In which area is Gaelic spoken?
    Nowhere, it's not a language
    Wales
    Greater London
    Highlands and Islands of Scotland
  7. By law there are concerns for the safety of children who work illegally or are not properly supervised
    True
    False
  8. Who must be present when the birth is registered if the unmarried parents want both their names to be given to the baby?
    Both mother and father
    Either one or both of the grand-parents
    Either mother or father
    Either mother, father or step-mother or step-father
  9. The growth of the USA is 89% which is faster than UK
    True
    False
  10. When should you look for a new GP?
    If your GP does not give you enough drugs and medicine
    As soon as you move to a new area
    If you need plastic surgery and your GP won't help you
    As soon as you decide you don't like the GP you are using
  11. If you were a visitor to a Scottish home at New Year, what might you be expected to bring?
    Toys for children
    Roast Chicken
    Coal, bread and whisky
    Roast Turkey
  12. In UK Christmas is celebrated by
    Believers and non-believers alike
    Christians believers only
  13. What percentage of UK Christians is Catholic?
    25%
    20%
    15%
    10%
  14. A fundamental principle of the British constitution is called
    The Government law
    The Cabinet law
    The sovereignty of a Parliament
  15. In Wales today, Baptists and Methodists are the two most widespread denominations
    True
    False
  16. The reason given for asking for deposits to stand for election is
    Only rich people should stand for public office
    The government needs the money
    To discourage frivolous or hopeless candidates
    Holding elections are costly
  17. In 2001 what was the population of people of Mixed descent?
    0.6 million
    0.7 million
    0.5 million
    0.4 million
  18. The Church of England is also known as The Anglican Church?
    True
    False
  19. What percentage of the UK population is Muslim?
    3.5%
    2.7%
    2%
    1.6%
  20. It is allowed to use cannabis in the UK at
    Clubs and bars
    Home
    It is not allowed
    At a Cafe/Restaurant
  21. In the 2001 Census more than eight people out of ten stated that they were Christian
    True
    False
  22. There has been no debate over the reasons of potential first-time voters not voting
    True
    False
  23. What does the Council of Ministers do?
    Run the elections in the country
    Suggest new laws about the European Union
  24. These days young people do trust the political process
    True
    False

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  1.  party candidate must get
    The most votes out of any other candidates to win their constituency
    The least votes to win their constituency
    2% of votes to win their constituency
    At least 1 vote
  2. Neutrality in the Civil Service is very important, but sometimes a difficult balance to strike
    True
    False
  3. What happens to the policy and law decisions once they have been agreed by cabinet?
    They submitted to the Queen for approval
    They are made into laws
    They are submitted to the Parliament
  4. In 2001 what was the percentage of Black African descent?
    0.8%
    0.7%
    0.5%
    0.3%
  5. What percentage of Men's salary do Women earn?
    60%
    70%
    80%
    90%
  6. The Census information can be accessed by the general public after ______
    10 years
    50 years
    100 years
    150 years
  7. What percentage of the population in Northern Ireland
    9%
    5%
    3%
    1%
  8. What is the largest (in population) part of the UK after England?
    Scotland
    Northern Ireland
    Wales
    Australia
  9. When must your employer give you a contract of employment?
    Within 4 months of starting a new job
    Within 2 months of starting a new job
    Within 6 months of starting a new job
    Within 3 months of starting a new job
  10. The Citizens of a EU member states have the right to travel to any EU country as long as they have a valid passport or identity card
    True
    False
  11. Majority of the UK population are Catholics
    True
    False
  12. Where is the Geordie dialect found?
    Scotland
    Tyneside
    Birmingham
    Liverpool
  13. What does Easter commemorate?
    The coming of Winter
    The birth of Jesus Christ
    The Crucifixion and Resurrection Jesus Christ
  14. In UK people love watching and playing ______
    Football, Cricket and Rugby
    Base ball, Snooker, Judo
    Chess, Table Tennis, Hockey
  15. When can you attend hospital without a GPs letter?
    If it's the middle of the night and you don't have a phone
    Only in an emergency
    If you have any general problems
    If your doctor can't see you immediately
  16. What is the title of the Minister responsible for law, order and immigration?
    Minister of Interior
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer
    The Secretary of Law
    The Home Secretary
  17. Young people don't participate in community activity
    True
    False
  18. What is the Northern Ireland Parliament often called?
    Stormont
    Reichstag
    Senate
    Eiregrhagg
  19. In which year was the Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament created?
    2004
    1999
    1985
    1980
  20. In 1979 and 1997 the first and second referendum for ______ Parliament were held?
    Northern Ireland
    Britain
    Scottish
    Welsh
  21. The Church of England was built in 1543
    Yes, its right
    No, it was built in 18th Century
    No, it was building in 1534
  22. In 1922 which Parliament was established
    The Parliament of Scotland
    The Parliament of Wales
    The Parliament of the UK
    The Parliament of Northern Ireland
  23. What is the third largest party at Westminster?
    Communists
    Tories
    Liberal-Democrats
    Christian-Democrats
  24. What happens if the parents preferred secondary school does not have enough places?
    Students living close to the school are given priority
    Children are offered a place according to the school's admission requirements
    Rich families are given first priority
    Children with brothers or sisters at the school are given priority

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  1. Quangos are appointed by ______
    Jury
    Local people
    Government
    Judges
  2. MPs who ensure the discipline and attendance of MPs at voting time in the House of Commons are called
    Local Councillors
    Whips
    Senior MPs
  3. The present Queen has reigned since her father's death in
    1972
    1962
    1952
    1942
  4. What is the Grand National?
    A tennis championship
    A football cup competition
    A horse race
    A motor race
  5. Eid ul-Fitr and Diwali are the National days
    Yes, its right
    No, these are European Cities
    No, these are other religious days
  6. The Head of the State is ______
    The King or the Queen
    The Prime Minister
    The Leader of the Opposition party
  7. If you visit the House of Common you may find some MPs sitting in the
    Debating Chamber
    In there own private offices
    The Queen's throne
  8. How many children live within a step-family
    10%
    30%
    40%
    50%
  9. Nowadays The House of Commons can overrule the House of Lords
    Maybe, sometimes
    No, that's not right
    Yes, always
  10. When was the Welsh Assembly created?
    1998
    1999
    2000
    2005
  11. Christmas presents are opened
    On boxing day
    On new years eve
    On Christmas day
    A day before Christmas day
  12. 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
  13. People celebrate April Fool's day more than Christmas
    Yes
    No
    It's the same
  14. What percentage of the population are women?
    46%
    49%
    50%
    51%
  15. If you have a problem or need advice about anything that worries you, you can contact the Citizens Advice Bureau
    True
    False
  16. 1 in 3 young people go on to higher education
    True
    False
  17. Half of people in the UK own their own home
    True
    False - it's two thirds
  18. Who appoints the Cabinet?
    The Prime Minister
    Prince Harry
    Prince Charles
    The Queen
  19. The population of England is around
    60 million
    75 million
    50.1 million
    35 million
  20. From how many constituencies are MPs elected to sit in the House of Commons?
    646
    545
    840
    745
  21. A woman's earnings, property and money automatically belonged to her husband until ______
    1882
    1866
    1927
    1870
  22. Britain is a relatively small country
    True
    False
  23. Migration to Britain started in the 1950's?
    True
    False
  24. The population of the UK is over 60 million people?
    No it's equal to the Canada
    Yes It's true
    No it's just under 60 million people

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  1. Judges can never ______ laws but can declare it incompatible with Human rights
    Ignore
    Challenge the legality of
    Change laws
  2. What is Hansard?
    The Prime Minister's progress report
    Parliament's official reports
    Report about the Queen
  3. When women were first given the right to vote it was only permitted if they were
    40 years or more
    30 years or more
    21 years or more
    18 years or more
  4. Does the UK population grow as fast as the population of the EU?
    Yes, it does
    No, it grows faster
    No, it grows much slower
    No, it grows a little lower
  5. The elections for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are held every four years
    True
    False
  6. Traditionally, what do children do on Mother's Day?
    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
  7. The House of Lords may delay but not prevent the passage of new laws
    True
    False
  8. You must register your baby at the Register Office within 3 weeks of birth
    True
    False
  9. Children go to secondary school at age 12
    True
    False
  10. There has been a general increase in population in the UK over the last 20 years
    No, its average
    Yes
    No, it decreased
  11. What percentage of young people has taken part in fund raising for charity?
    48%
    50%
    55%
    60%
  12. What is a midwife?
    A married woman in her middle years
    A female doctor who specialises in older children
    The wife of a doctor
    Someone who works in a hospital/health centre and who provides support for you and your baby
  13. The party with the highest number of elected MPs forms the ______
    Cabinet
    Labour party
    Wardrobe
    Chair
  14. 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
  15. When the Queen opens Parliament or when wreaths are laid who stands besides the Prime Ministers
    No one
    Leader of the Opposition party
    The Queen
  16. In Britain ______ of people stated that they are Muslims
    1%
    3%
    6%
  17. What services are Councils required to provide?
    Mandatory services
    Optional services
    Church services
    Housing services
  18. Engaged couples get married on St. Valentine's day
    True
    False
  19. Ministers responsible for the Economy, law and order and immigration, foreign affairs, education, health and defence are all members of a
    Building
    Cabinet
    Office
  20. Where did the first wave of Jewish immigrants come from?
    Poland, Hungary and Romania
    Poland and Lithuania
    Poland, Ukraine and Belarus
  21. Who is the ceremonial leader of the council?
    The Prime Minister
    The mayor
    The Chief Whip
    The Speaker
  22. Is it true if you visit the House of Commons you may find MPs in the main debating chamber?
    True
    False
  23. The average growth of the European Union's countries are
    44%
    33%
    23%
  24. What is the fee you have to pay to Visit the Parliament?
    There is no fee
    £100 per person
    General public is not allowed in the Parliament

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  1. In 2001 what was the percentage of Pakistani descent?
    1.1%
    1.2%
    1.3%
  2. At least 2 million young people have part-time jobs
    True
    False
  3. 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
  4. St Patrick's day is a public holiday
    True
    False
  5. What is the population of the United Kingdom?
    59.8 million
    53.3 million
    50.5 million
    58.5 million
  6. What is another name for tenancy agreement?
    Mortgage
    Inventory
    Lease
    Let
  7. Easter eggs are made of real eggs
    True
    False
  8. Since 1958, the Prime Minister has had the power to appoint ______ just for their own lifetime
    Peers MPs
    The monarch
    The Speaker
  9. What can you do to help pay your rent if you are on a low income?
    You can move to a cheaper property
    You can ask the landlord to lower the rent
    You can apply for Housing benefit
    You can pay by credit card
  10. Many parents believe that children doing part-time work can provide them and sometimes their family with extra income
    True
    False
  11. The growth of the Australia is 13%
    True
    False
  12. What is the established church in Wales and Northern Ireland?
    There is none
    The Church of Wales and Northern Ireland
    The Catholic Church
    The Protestant Church
  13. How old do you have to be to have your name placed on the electoral register
    16 or over
    18 or over
    20 or over
    25 or over
  14. What is the Upper House called?
    The House of Commons
    The House of Lords
    The Senate
  15. Which country is part of the Commonwealth?
    USA
    Panama
    Canada
    Norway
  16. In the past, people came to Britain to find safety and in search of jobs and better life
    True
    False
  17. A landlord legally discriminate against someone looking for accommodation on grounds of race, sex, nationality or ethnic group
    If a foreign student is trying to rent the property, the landlord can refuse because they can cause problems
    When the landlord or close relative of the landlord shares the accommodation
    The landlord can discriminate against family with young children
    The landlord can discriminate any time - after all, it's his property
  18. Do self-employed people have to keep financial records?
    Yes
    No
  19. Which country in the United Kingdom has the largest population?
    Scotland
    Wales
    England
    Northern Ireland
  20. The countryside is regarded by many as 'Real England'
    True
    False
  21. The Speaker is a ordinary member of the House of Commons who is respected on all sides
    True
    False
  22. Who created the story of Father Christmas?
    Dutch, German and Swedish settlers
    The Victorians
    Parents created the story to tell children
    Shakespeare
  23. 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
  24. Migrants to Britain are now facing tighter controls than before
    True
    False

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  1. The main role of the House of Lords is to
    Agree with all the laws proposed by the House of Commons
    Gather once a week
    Refuse to allow laws proposed by the House of Commons
    Examine in detail and at greater leisure, the new laws proposed by the House of Commons and suggests amendments or changes
  2. Where is the Cockney dialect spoken?
    Tyneside
    Liverpool
    London
  3. How is the second largest party in the House of Commons referred to?
    Hansard
    Whitehall's Cenotaph
    Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition
    Her Majesty's Second Largest Party
  4. When is New Years Day?
    31st December
    1st January
    7th January
    1st February
  5. What artificial flower is used to symbolize the sacrifice of those who fell in war?
    The Tulip
    The Poppy
    The Rose
    The Carnation
  6. Half of the ethnic minority's communities were born here in the UK
    Yes that's correct
    No only 20%
    No just 1%
  7. Today almost ______ of women with children of school age are in paid work
    Half
    Three Quarters
    None
  8. Who is Head of State of the United Kingdom?
    The Foreign Secretary
    The Prime Minister
    The Queen
    The MP
  9. The growth of UK birth rate rose slightly in ______
    2003
    2004
    2005
    2006
  10. In Britain there are almost 15 million children and young people up to the age of 19
    True
    False
  11. During Christmas Holidays month houses are decorated with special Christmas garlands, and sometimes a wreath of holly on the front door
    True
    False
  12. Father Christmas is a grumpy old man
    Yes that's correct
    Yes he gets grumpy some times
    No he's a cheerful old man
  13. St David's Day, the national day of ______
    England
    Wales
    Republic of Ireland
    Scotland
  14. Most young people take their Advanced level examination at
    15
    16
    17 and 18
    20
  15. Who is responsible for checking the hours and conditions for working children?
    The council
    Pressure groups
    Trade unions
    Your MP
  16. When did large numbers of Irish people first migrate to Britain?
    Mid 1840s
    Mid 1850s
    Mid 1860s
    Mid 1870s
  17. Britain is historically a ______ society
    Jewish
    Christian
    Hindu
    Muslims
  18. Everyone in Britain has the right to religious freedom
    True
    False
  19. Cannabis is allowed in the UK
    True
    False
  20. What is the name of the PM's country house?
    Edinburgh castle
    Chequers
    The House of Lords
    Windsor castle
  21. How many Ugandan Asians did the UK admit in the 1970's?
    26,000
    28,000
    30,000
  22. Broadcasters are free to interview politicians in tough and lively times
    True
    False
  23. How do students pay for their living expenses while at university?
    The parents pay
    The state pays
    A low-interest bank loan
    The school pays
  24. What percentage of the UK population is Hindu?
    1%
    2%
    3%
    4%
 Life in the UK Test » 45
 
  1. The Opposition has the right to have issues of its choice debated in Parliament?
    True
    False
  2. What exams do most young people take at age 16?
    GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education)
    GSEC (General Secondary Education Certificate)
    CGSE (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
  3. There would be a constitutional crisis if the Monarch ever spoke out publicly either for or against government policy
    True
    False
  4. When do you have to prove your identity?
    All the time - the police can stop you without warning
    Normally when you buy drinks or adult movies
    When opening a bank account, renting house, enrolling for a course, hiring a car, applying for benefits or a marriage licence
    When you buy a TV or want to hire a taxi
  5. What is the population of Scotland?
    2.9 million
    3.5 million
    4.9 million
    5.1 million
  6. The Welsh and Scots have their own Assembly and Parliament?
    Only Welsh have
    Only Scots have
    Yes, they have
    No, they haven't
  7. There is strong evidence that attitudes are changing and that women are doing a much wider range of work than before
    True
    False
  8. Pressure groups are organisation that try to influence government policies
    True
    False
  9. In government, what are Surgeries?
    These are when the MP opens his doors to meet individuals to discuss matters
    This is when an MP has to visit the doctor in an emergency
    This is where MPs meet to discuss any personal health problems
    These are operations carried out by the NHS, but which are paid for privately
  10. What is the Kirk?
    A protestant denomination based in Wales
    The other name of the Church of Scotland
    The main church in Northern Ireland
    The name often given to Roman Catholics in Britain
  11. Which of the following groups of people are not allowed to stand for public office
    Those found guilty of certain criminal offences
    Members of armed forces
    Civil servants
    All of these
  12. What is the name of the official report of the Parliament's Proceedings?
    Westminster's Herald
    Hansard
    Cenotaph
    Gansard
  13. Nowadays women have to stop work when they get married?
    Yes
    Some companies do get ride of them
    No
  14. What is the government's aim for young people to go on to higher education?
    1 in 2
    1 in 3
    1 in 4
  15. What is another name for the Church of England?
    The Catholic Church
    The UK Church
    The English
    The Anglican Church
  16. Where in Scotland is Gaelic still spoken?
    Borders
    Highlands and Islands of Scotland
    Major Cities
  17. Children take tests at school when they are 7, 11 and 14 in England and Scotland
    True
    False
  18. Ethnic minority groups make up 9% of the UK population
    True
    False
  19. The administration of the Police is controlled by
    The Home Secretary
    A division of the civil services
    Police authorities of local councillors and magistrates
  20. Centres were set up in the textile and engineering firms in the ______
    West of England
    South of England
    East of England
    North of England
  21. Boxing Day celebrates
    Beginning of a new year
    Appreciation of work by servants and trade people
    The birth of Jesus Christ
    None of these
  22. What is a Gap Year?
    This is a year of work experience in work
    This is a year out of education to work or perhaps travel overseas
    This is time spent doing extra lessons if you fail an exam
    This is time spent away from education due to illness
  23. Republic of Ireland is
    An independent country
    Part of the United Kingdom
    Part of the United States
    Part of the Northern Ireland
  24. When were women given the right to divorce their husbands?
    1857
    1957
    1859
    1858

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  1. What proportions of young adults have tried illegal drugs?
    1/2
    1/4
    1/3
  2. After the World War where did the immigrants came from?
    Europe
    Africa
    South America
    Asia
  3. When was the Northern Ireland Parliament abolished?
    1997
    1975
    1979
    1972
  4. What are the most common jobs for children?
    Market selling and shining shoes
    Delivering milk and potatoes
    Newspaper deliveries and supermarket work
    Cleaning jobs
  5. Cabinet decisions on major matters of policy and law are submitted to Parliament for approval
    True
    False
  6. Most children in Britain receive weekly pocket money from ______
    From friends
    Government
    Their parents
  7. Margaret Thatcher was forced to resign in ______
    1970
    1980
    1990
  8. In what year did the Prime Minister gain powers to be able to appoint members of the House of Lords?
    1937
    1957
    1947
    1948
  9. When did women receive voting rights at the same age as men?
    1918
    1948
    1928
    1882
  10. In Britain there are almost ______ children and young people up to the age of 19 years
    20 million
    15 million
    25 million
  11. What is the film classification, PG?
    Parents Good Film - for parents and older people only
    Popcorn and Goody bags - for children only
    Parental guidance - the parents should decide if the film is suitable for a children
    None of these
  12. What kind of bird do people usually eat on Christmas Day?
    Duck
    Chicken
    Turkey
    Ostrich
  13. What is the name for payments of welfare benefits to people who do not have enough money to live on?
    Social assistance
    Freebie cash
    Hand-outs
    Social security
  14. When did the Census start in the UK?
    1901
    1801
    1701
  15. Women over the age of 30 were finally given the right to vote in ______
    1922
    1918
    1914
    1912
  16. Before 1960s and 1970s when woman married, it was quite common for her to be asked to leave work by her employer
    True
    False
  17. The electoral register is supervised
    True
    False
  18. The two most distinctive areas of Britain are Wales and Scotland
    No
    No its Northern Ireland
    Yes
  19. What is the youngest age a child can do paid work?
    14
    15
    16
    17
  20. What is the name of the pets charity that can help people on low incomes with veterinary care?
    YMCA (Young Mongrel's Charity and Aid)
    HEP (Help My Pet)
    PDSA (People's Dispensary for Sick Animals)
    RSA (Royal Society for Animals)
  21. The United Kingdom has less young children aged 16 and under than before
    True
    False
  22. There are more young people than ever before in the United Kingdom
    True
    False
  23. Where is the European Parliament situated?
    Scotland
    Brussels
    London
    Strasbourg
  24. Migrants to Britain, however face increasingly loose controls now a days
    True
    False
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  1. In the space of a few hours it is possible to travel from a major cosmopolitan city to historic sites, old cathedrals, villages, moors and mountains
    True
    False
  2. Immediately after 1928, was it easy for women to enter university
    No, this equality did not happen immediately
    Yes, as soon as women won the right to vote, they were given equal status with men
  3. What language is spoken in some parts of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland?
    Welsh
    Brummy
    Gaelic
    Scouse
  4. The next Census is in 2011
    No it's in 2012
    No it's in 2020
    Yes its in 2011
  5. What did the immigrants from Ireland and the West Indies do when they were invited into the UK after the Second World War?
    Help with farming
    Aid the reconstruction effort
    Join the army
    None of these
  6. The Queen residence in 10 Downing Street?
    True
    False
  7. The distance across the widest part of England and Wales is about ______ miles
    230
    430
    320
  8. The Queen's ______ is the heir to the throne
    Oldest daughter
    Oldest son
    Oldest grandson
  9. Where will you find the majority of ethnic groups in the UK?
    Northern Ireland
    Scotland
    Wales
    England
  10. It is widely accepted that drug misuse carries a huge social and financial cost to the country
    True
    False
  11. When did the First World War end?
    1917
    1918
    1919
    1920
  12. Christmas cards sent by Non Christians often simply say
    Seasons Greetings
    Merry Christmas
    Happy Christmas
  13. How many weeks can a father have off work for paternity leave?
    2
    3
    4
    5
  14. What are the Grand National, FA Cup, the 'Open' and Wimbledon?
    Sporting events
    Shops in Knightsbridge
    Famous places
    Parks in London
  15. Some student delay their university entrance by taking a year out
    True
    False
  16. The title of the Prime Minister is
    The Chancellor
    Primus inter pares in Latin
    The Leader
  17. Stealing in the street by threat or violence is called
    Mugging
    Burglary
    Racial attack
    Vandalism
  18. What percentage of the population are young people under the age of 19?
    Nearly 30%
    Nearly 19%
    Nearly 25%
    Nearly 20%
  19. How many senior politicians are in a Cabinet?
    2
    5
    21
    20
  20. How long should a man work for an employer before he can be entitled to paternity leave?
    8 weeks
    12 weeks
    26 weeks
    52 weeks
  21. Bank Holidays have no national or religious significance
    True
    False
  22. Who has their headquarters at New Scotland Yard?
    The London Transport Police
    Sherlock Holmes
    The Metropolitan Police
  23. Who is the heir to the throne?
    The Queen's oldest son
    The Queen's husband
    The Prime Minister
    None of these
  24. To control people consuming a lot of Alcohol in one session the Government has increased penalties and introduced on the spot fine
    True
    False

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  1. 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
  2. When the Census does takes place in the UK?
    Every 10 years
    After every 100 years
    Every other year
  3. What does Christmas Day celebrate?
    New Year
    The end of the year
    The birth of Jesus Christ
    The end of the Second World War
  4. No one other than Christians can be life peers
    True
    False
  5. The population growth of Britain is
    Same rate as USA
    Faster than USA
    Slower than Europe
    Faster than Europe
  6. Between what ages must children attend school?
    3 - 16
    4 - 15
    4 - 17
    5 - 16
  7. The Council of Europe was established to
    Fight the cold war
    Fight the Second World War
    Rule the world
    To protect human rights and seeks solutions to problems facing European countries
  8. According to the 2001 Census how many people live in Scotland?
    5.1 million
    3.5 million
    6.1 million
    4.1 million
  9. What is mugging?
    Sitting in the street with a mug and begging for money
    Any drug-related crime
    Stealing from children
    Stealing in the street by threat or violence
  10. Why did the British Government encourage immigration in the late 1940s?
    To help with the reconstruction after the World War II
    Because of the decolonisation
    To give refuge to people from communist countries
    None of the these. The British Government did not encourage immigration in that period
  11. Football, Rugby and Cricket all have a large following in the United Kingdom
    True
    False
  12. Conventions and traditions are very important in British political life?
    True
    False
  13. How long has the Queen reigned?
    Since her father's death in 1952
    Since her father's death in 1958
    Since Winston Churchill died in 1965
    Since her father's death in 1954
  14. The police are organised on a local basis, usually with one force for each county
    True
    False
  15. St George is the Patron Saint of?
    Scotland
    Northern Ireland
    England
    Wales
  16. In which year was a new law passed, enabling the Prime Minister to appoint peers just for their own lifetime?
    2005
    1957
    1857
    1851
  17. Until ______ a married woman had no right to divorce her husband
    1867
    1857
    1887
  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. The republic of Ireland is
    a part of the UK
    a part of the Europe
    an independent country
  20. How much is the deposit for candidates standing as a Member of the European Parliament?
    £5000
    £3000
    £1000
    £500
  21. Young people do not take part in any charity
    True
    False
  22. Nowadays women in Britain do not have the right to divorce their husband
    True
    False
  23. What year did the first Census of the United Kingdom take place?
    1801
    1851
    1861
    1901
  24. Nowadays Britain doesn't accept migrants from anywhere
    True
    False
Life in the UK Test » 49
 
  1. Who pays the full cost of education in independent schools?
    The state
    Local authority
    The parents
    The School
  2. Textile and Engineering firms in the North of England and Midlands sent agents to find more workers in Australia and Russia in 1950's
    True
    False
  3. What is an L plate?
    It's a tray for children's drinks and plates
    It's a sign for women who are having a party and getting married the next day
    A sign put on a car or motorcycle if you are learning to drive
    It's a bridge that is used in British dental surgery
  4. What percentage of under 25's voted in the General Election of 2001?
    Less than a third
    Less than a quarter
    Less than half
    A third
  5. In Britain, the Government control the press
    True
    False
  6. Where would you normally apply for a mortgage?
    A bank or building society
    A housing association
    A credit company
    Council offices
  7. Girls are more likely to smoke cigarettes than boys are
    True
    False
  8. If the parents are married, who can register the birth?
    Either the mother or father
    Only the father
    Only the child's god-mother or father
    Only the mother
  9. What percentage of women in the UK work?
    40%
    45%
    50%
    55%
  10. Nowhere in Britain is more than ______ from the coast
    25 miles
    125 miles
    75 miles
    150 miles
  11. Women gained equal political, financial and social rights in 1960's and 1970's
    True
    False
  12. Until what age can children stay at school?
    16
    17
    18
    19
  13. What hours can a child age 14-16 work?
    Not before 6am or after 8pm
    Not before 8am or after 7pm
    Not before 7am or after 7pm
    Not before 6am or after 7pm
  14. Women in the United Kingdom have equal right with men?
    True
    False
  15. Who is entitled to get a state pension?
    Only people who have worked at least 15 years
    Only people who have worked at least 20 years
    Only people who have worked at least 30 years
    Anyone who has paid enough national insurance contributions
  16. To show respect to those that died in the World War dead, What do people do at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month?
    2 minute silence held
    People give charity to the World War dead's family
    Nothing
    People throw parties
  17. For the police, what does 'operational independence' mean?
    Government can only instruct the police in serious crimes cases
    Government cannot instruct the police in a particular case
    The police don't work with other emergency services
    The police can spend all the money they get from parking fines
  18. Where can you get help if you are homeless?
    You can use a house that No one is living in
    You can apply to your bank for a loan
    Directly from the government
    The council, Citizens Advice Bureau or Shelter, a housing charity
  19. Today almost 3/4 of women with children of school age are in paid work
    True
    False
  20. ______ young people now move onto higher education after school
    One in three
    One in five
    One in ten
  21. Where is the Welsh National Assembly situated?
    Cardiff
    Manchester
    London
  22. Immigrants from Ireland and West Indies came to Britain in
    1948
    1884
    1985
  23. What is the meaning of Constitution of the State
    Set of written rules governing how laws can be made
    Set of written history
    Set of written reports of the government
  24. How many member states are there in the Commonwealth?
    51
    52
    53
    58

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  1. In 1951 some UK industries launched advertising campaigns to attract workers from overseas
    True
    False
  2. What sport is played at Wimbledon Championships?
    Rugby
    Tennis
    Football
    Cricket
  3. At what ages do children take national tests?
    9, 13 and 17
    8, 12 and 16
    4, 9 and 16
    7, 11 and 14
  4. What are the two main Christian festivals?
    April Fool's Day and Halloween
    New Year and Mother's day
    Guy Fawkes and St Valentine's Day
    Easter and Christmas
  5. Under a constitutional monarchy, the powers of the King or Queen are
    They do not have any powers
    Limited by either constitutional law or convention
    Unlimited
  6. Before ______ many jobs were closed to women, and women found it very difficult to enter university
    1985s and 1990s
    1970s and 1980s
    1960s and 1970s
  7. Education in independent schools in the UK is Free
    True
    False
  8. How many children and young people up to the age of 19 are there in Britain?
    5 million
    10 million
    15 million
    30 million
  9. Census records are confidential and anonymous, and can be consulted freely only after
    100 years
    50 years
    Never
    10 years
  10. There are more people in Scotland attending Church than in England
    True
    False
  11. The Prime Minister's official residence is
    Palace of Westminster
    10 Downing Street
    The cabinet
    Buckingham Palace
  12. When do students repay their tuition fees for university education?
    Before their course starts
    At the end of their course
    When they start working
    During the course
  13. The main aim behind the European Union today is for member states to become a single market
    True
    False
  14. What percentage of the British population is Roman Catholic?
    7%
    10%
    15%
    19%
  15. 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)
  16. Remembrance Day keeps alive the memory of ______
    Kinghts and Kings
    The Former Prime Ministers of UK
    Those who died in both World
  17. What is a Faith School?
    A school that studies all religions
    A school that has no religious beliefs
    A primary or secondary school linked to the Church of England or the Roman Catholic Church
    A school that believes in strong discipline
  18. Now a days young people take great interests in voting and politics
    True
    False
  19. When are local elections for councillors held?
    May
    June
    July
    August
  20. Permanent Residents of the United Kingdom, who are not citizens,
    Have all civil and welfare rights except the right to hold a British Passport and a general right to vote
    Have the same rights as citizens
    Have all civil and welfare rights except the right to hold a British Passport
    Have all civil and welfare rights except a general right to vote
  21. Mortgage is a special loan and normally paid back, with interest, over a long period of time
    True
    False
  22. 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
  23. Which is the largest descent after the Indian descent?
    Pakistani
    African
    Bangladeshi
    Polish
  24. December 26th celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ
    True
    False

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  1. Between 1880 and 1920 from which countries did a large number of Jewish people come to Britain to escape racist attacks?
    Estonia, Latvia and Finland
    France, Spain and Portugal
    Scandinavian countries
    Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Belarus
  2. Members of the British civil service are ______ working for whatever party is in power
    Work as PA's to the Prime Minister
    Servants of the state
    A team of investigators
    A groups of senior judges
  3. What are the official reports of proceedings in Parliament known as?
    Hansards
    White Papers
    Green Papers
  4. What is FA mean?
    Football Association
    Fishing Association
    Flying Association
  5. The Queen can reject any decision made by the Parliament or the Government
    No they're not bothered about any decision made by the Parliament
    No, they can't
    Yes, they can any time
  6. 10 Downing street is the official residence of ______
    The Queen
    The President
    The Prime Minister
  7. What is the second largest religion in the UK?
    Islam
    Sikhism
    Judaism
    Hinduism
  8. 9% of the UK's population lives in
    Scotland
    Northern Ireland
    Wales
    England
  9. The House of Commons can
    Never overrule
    Always overrule the Lord
    Only sometime overrule the Lords
  10. Tobacco should not be sold to anyone under the age of 25
    True
    False
  11. 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
  12. How much money for local authority services comes from Council tax?
    20%
    30%
    40%
    50%
  13. 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
  14. Drinking alcohol is very common in the UK
    True
    False
  15. What is formed by the party with the largest number of MPs?
    The government
    The Whips
    The Opposition
    Pressure groups
  16. What is the meaning of MEPs?
    Members of the European Parliament
    Members of the Electoral Parliament
    Member of the Economics Parliament
  17. Can EU citizens who are resident in the UK vote in national parliamentary elections
    Yes
    No
  18. Civil servants must ultimately find a way of putting into practice the policies of the elected Government
    True
    False
  19. When did Britain join the European Union?
    1971
    1973
    1975
    1976
  20. An independent Authority investigates serious complaints against the police
    True
    False
  21. About half the members of the African Caribbean, Pakistani, Indian, and Bangladeshi communities were born in Britain
    True
    False
  22. 80% of young people had taken part in fund raising or collecting money for charity
    True
    False
  23. The Lords may prevent the passage of new legislation
    True
    False
  24. When is Mothering Sunday?
    3 weeks before Easter
    3 weeks before 14th February
    3 weeks before Christmas

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  1. The Queen is the Spiritual Leader of the UK
    True
    False she is Supreme Governor
    No she is just a leader
  2. Who can be a referee for a job application?
    Usually, your current employer or college tutor
    Usually, a close friend or relative
    Usually, an MP or Taxi driver
    Usually, your Neighbour or local Shop-keeper
  3. In 1949 the council of Europe was established
    No, it was establish in 1918
    Yes, its right
    No, it's not even established yet
  4. Where do modern Prime Ministers have their official residence?
    12 Downing Street
    11 Downing Street
    10 Downing Street
  5. Britain is not a member of the United Nation?
    True
    False
  6. In which subjects are the national tests that children take?
    English, Maths and Social Science
    English, Maths and Citizenship
    English, Maths and PE
    English, Maths and Science
  7. A child age 14-16 cannot work more than 2 hours on any school day or ______
    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
  8. 2 minutes silence is observed on the Remembrance Day
    True
    False
  9. How are films classified for viewing?
    By age and suitability
    Violent or Non Violent
    There are two categories: for Children or for Adults
    By price
  10. 99% of the UK population is of mixed ethnicity
    True
    False
  11. From when did women in the UK gain right to divorce their husband
    1857
    1951
    1587
    1761
  12. What type of illegal Discrimination is missing from this list: Sexual orientation, age, colour, race, nationality, ethnic group?
    Weight
    Length of hair
    Education
    Religion
  13. The third largest party in the House of Commons is
    The Green Party
    The Liberal Democrats
    The Labour Party
    The Conservative Party
  14. People of Chinese, Italian, Polish, Australian, Greek and Turkish Cypriot, Canadian, New Zealand and American descent also live within the UK
    True
    False
  15. In the early 19th century, women in Britain
    Had the right to divorce
    Earned equal as men
    Had less rights than men
    Had right to vote
  16. Does the British government have a written Constitution?
    Yes only one Constitution
    Maybe
    Yes two Constitutions
    No
  17. 2 seconds silence is observed on the Remembrance Day
    True
    False
  18. Easter eggs, made from ______ are traditionally decorated chicken's eggs are given as presents on Easter
    Dry fruit
    Real chicken eggs
    Chocolate
  19. At the end of the Second World War, there was the huge task of ______ after six years of war
    Rebuilding Asia
    Rebuilding Britain
    Rebuilding Europe
  20. When were the first women given the right to vote in the United Kingdom?
    1918
    1908
    1928
  21. Members of House of Commons are elected by 'First past the post' system
    True
    False
  22. What is a store card?
    A credit card used for buying Petrol
    A kind of game that children play
    A credit card for use just in one shop
    A card that stores computer information
  23. Christmas is also celebrated by believers and Non believers
    True
    False
  24. The Civil Service began in
    Early 18th Century
    Early 16th Century
    Early 19th Century
    Early 17th Century

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  1. In the 1980s, the largest immigrant groups were from the United States, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia
    True
    False
  2. Spokesmen and women of political parties who put their own views on things are called
    Advisors
    Media Doctors
    Media personalities
    Spin Doctors
  3. Queen Elizabeth II started her reign in
    1972
    1963
    1952
    1941
  4. The Population of which region has increased during the past 20 years?
    The South East
    The North East
    The North West
  5. Employment of children is not strictly controlled by law
    True
    False
  6. The population of the Wales was ______ in 2001
    2.9 million
    4.9 million
    3.9 million
  7. In the 19th Century men, women and children all contributed to the Household income
    True
    False
  8. Jewish people in the 1930s, ______ were able to leave Germany and central Europe
    Half of them
    Fewer
    All of them
  9. According to the 2001 Census how many people stated they have a religion?
    70%
    75%
    65%
    42%
  10. England does not have the largest population in the UK
    True
    False
  11. National days are not celebrated in Britain in the same way as they are in a number of other countries
    It's the same
    Yes
    No it's very wrong
  12. Life Peers is a member of the House of Lords appointed by the PM
    True
    False
  13. The European Commission is based in
    Strasbourg
    Paris
    Brussels
    Milan
  14. 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
  15. Employment opportunities for women now are much greater than they were in the past
    Yes
    No
    No they're equal
  16. The Queen is the supreme governor of the Church of England
    True
    False
  17. Now a days more women are at university than men
    Yes
    No
    No they're equal
  18. There are very few people in Britain that are Roman Catholics
    True
    False
  19. What happens to policy and law decisions once they have been agreed by cabinet?
    They are submitted to The House of Lords for approval
    They are submitted to The Queen for approval
    They are made into laws
    They are submitted to Parliament for approval
  20. From what age can people in the UK vote?
    14
    16
    18
    21
  21. Why did the Irish migrate to the United Kingdom between 1846 and 1850?
    To work for British Rail
    To escape famine
    To escape religious persecution
    To earn money
  22. The countryside is regarded by many as
    Muddy land
    Open space
    Boring place
    Real England
  23. What are Whips and what do they do?
    Whips are security staff at the House of Commons
    Whips are all the female MPs in The House of Commons
    Whips is a pressure group that pushes MPs into action
    Whips are a small group of MPs appointed to keep order and make sure MPs turn up for important votes
  24. Almost everyone living in Britain today may be seen to have their origins elsewhere
    True
    False
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  1. In 2001 what was the population of Black African descent?
    0.4 million
    0.7 million
    0.6 million
    0.5 million
  2. The Leader of the Opposition has offices in Parliament and receives financial support from the Treasury both for his or her office and for the Shadow Cabinet
    True
    False
  3. Who is most likely to get council accommodation?
    People who work for the council
    People who know someone in the council
    Someone who has a lot of points because they have priority needs
    Unemployed people
    Recent immigrants, because they have nowhere to live
  4. It is illegal to sell tobacco to under 16 years old
    True
    False
  5. What kind of work did the immigrants from Ireland and the West Indies do when they were invited into the UK after the Second World War?
    Aid the reconstruction effort
    Join the army
    Help with farming
    None of these
  6. In the past families were small
    True
    False
  7. What time do people hold a two minute silence on Remembrance Day?
    9am
    10am
    11am
    12am
  8. When was the Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement signed?
    1999
    1998
    1997
    1996
  9. Why can credit cards be expensive?
    You just keep on buying and buying
    If you lose the card, someone can use and you will have to pay
    Shops, theatres and pubs charge more when you use a credit card
    The interest rates are often very high
  10. Since 1994, why has there been a global rise in mass migration?
    Women are looking for foreign husbands
    People are escaping natural disasters
    Because of political and economic reasons
    Men are looking for foreign wives
  11. What did the early immigrants do when they arrived?
    Set up communities of their own
    Merged in with the existing inhabitants
    Took land by force
  12. Who gets a guaranteed amount of time in Parliament to debate matters of its own choice?
    Her Majesty's Loyal opposition
    Any member of public
    No one
  13. Britain does not have an ageing population
    True
    False
  14. Many young people do travelling, voluntary work or earn money before going to university, This is called as
    Bank Holiday
    Year Out
    Workshop
    Holiday
  15. Can you write to your local MP and ask for a Parliament ticket?
    Yes, you can
    No, MP is a busy person you can't ask him to do that
    No, you can't
  16. The Church of England is also called
    Scottish Church
    Welsh Church
    Anglican Church
  17. Women in Britain make up ______ of the population
    48%
    51%
    52%
    55%
  18. GPs do not charge for treatment
    True
    False
  19. What is New Year called in Scotland?
    Hogsback
    Hogwarts
    Hogmanay
  20. Women over the age of 25 were finally given the right to vote in 1918
    True
    False
  21. What the local government is required to do is called
    Mandatory services
    Official services
    Common services
  22. When a Census takes place, a Census form is delivered to households in the country
    True
    False
  23. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, an increasing number of women campaigned and demonstrated for greater rights and, in particular, the right to vote
    True
    False
  24. What percentage of the UK population is female?
    41%
    49%
    51%
    61%
 Life in the UK Test » 55
 
  1. You can't sell cigarettes to anyone below 16 years old
    Yes, it's correct
    No
    Yes, you can sell them secretly
  2. What do people do on April 1st
    Go horse-racing
    Attend church
    Play tricks on each other
    Have demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
  3. The Good Friday Agreement was signed in
    1990
    1997
    1998
    1999
  4. What is the name for the department in the hospital that sees people for minor tests?
    Inpatients Department
    Outpatients Department
    Short-Time Department
    Day patients Department
  5. If you receive Income Support/Jobseeker Allowance/Working Families/Disabilities Tax Credit, prescriptions are free
    True
    False
  6. Prime Minister is not a important person
    True
    False
  7. How many young people under the age of 19 are there in the UK?
    15 million
    25 million
    10 million
    20 million
  8. The second largest party in the House of Commons is
    The Conservative Party
    The Green Party
    The Liberal Democrats
    The Labour Party
  9. In the 18th Centaury men, women and children all contributed to the Household income
    True
    False
  10. How many Bank Holidays are there in the UK each year?
    3
    4
    5
    6
  11. For about 25 years people from the West Indies, India, Pakistan and later Bangladesh, travelled to work and settle in Britain
    True
    False
  12. Young people in Britain are able to vote in elections from the age of ______
    16
    17
    18
    19
  13. When was the Northern Ireland Parliament established?
    1901
    1922
    1935
    1997
  14. In education, until what age is the Secondary stage?
    Until age 17
    Until age 19
    Until age 18
    Until age 16
  15. In 2001 what was the population of other Asian descent?
    0.2 million
    0.4 million
    0.5 million
  16. Only about 20% of Council Tax is funded locally
    True
    False
  17. The number of people turning out to vote in parliamentary elections in Britain has been falling for several years, especially amongst the young
    True
    False
  18. The Welsh celebrate Christmas by bringing coal, bread and whisky
    True
    False
  19. UK MPs are elected on the basis of
    Proportional Representation
    First past the post system
  20. St David is the Patron Saint of?
    England
    Northern Ireland
    Scotland
    Wales
  21. Where is the National Assembly for Wales situated?
    Swansea
    Newport
    Cardiff
  22. Who owns credit unions?
    Banks
    Government
    Building Society
    Their members
  23. Where are the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police?
    10 Downing Street
    12 Oxford Circus
    48 Regent Street
    6 Scotland Yard
  24. What is Prime Ministers Question time?
    It's when Members of Parliament ask questions to the Prime Minister
    It's when members of the public ask questions to the Prime Minister
    It's when Prime Minister asks questions to members of the public

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