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Life in the UK Test » Test 14

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1. The job of the police in the UK is to
(Choose any 3 answers)
protect life and property
protect the trees
prevent disturbances and keeping the peace
prevent floods
prevent and detect crime
prevent limnic eruptions
2. During the reign of ______ the Book of Common Prayer was written to be used in the Church of England
Henry VII
Edward VI
Henry VIII
King Richard III
3. A Charity working with older people is ______
Friends of the Earth
British Red Cross
Age UK
NSPCC
National Trust
4. During the Enlightenment, ______ developed ideas about economics which are still referred to today
Adam Smith
Robert Smith
David Hume
Isaac Newton
5. The population of England consistently makes up ______ of the UK
65
74%
84%
90%
6. The day before Lent starts is called
(Choose any 2 answers)
Christmas Day
Good Friday
Shrove Tuesday
April Fool's Day
Pancake Day
7. Anyone can make a complaint about the police by
(Choose any 2 answers)
visiting the local polling places
going to a police station
visiting a council office
writing to the Chief Constable of the police force involved
8. People don't celebrate Christmas as much as they use to before
True
False
9. The Commonwealth is an association of countries that support each other and work together towards shared goals in democracy and development
Yes, this is correct
No, it is a group of countries that supports the EU
10. MPs are elected through a system called
First past the post
Proportional Representation
Instant runoff
11. The Romans remained in Britain for 200 years and they built roads and public buildings, created a structure of law, and introduced new plants and animals
Yes, this is true
No, it's 400 years
12. BBC radio stations are funded by ______
TV licences
the government
the local council
advertisements
13. In about AD 600, Anglo-Saxon kingdoms were established in Britain, these kingdoms were mainly in what is now
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
14. A civil war was begun to decide who should be king of England in
1405
1455
1505
1555
15. The Queen represents the UK to the rest of the world
True
False
16. In the 2009 Citizenship Survey, ______ of people identified themselves as Christian
40%
50%
60%
70%
17. The UK has had a fully democratic voting system since
1898
1908
1918
1928
18. Donated blood is used by ______ to help people with a wide range of injuries and illnesses
medical centres
hospitals
surgeries
chemists
19. Criminal law relates to ______, which are usually investigated by the police or another authority such as a council, and which are punished by the courts
civil law
common law
crimes
20. Universities, housing associations, museums and arts councils may advertise for people to serve as volunteers in their governing bodies
Yes, this is correct
No, but they can advertise for paid jobs
21. Police officers themselves do not have to obey the law
True
False
22. The British system of government is a parliamentary democracy
True
False
23. ______ in Scotland is known as the home of golf
St Andrews
St David
St George
St Patrick
24. Mothering Sunday is two weeks before Easter
True
False, its three weeks
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"