TheUKTest

Life in the UK Test » Test 19

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1. The Speaker is elected by
The Prime Minister
The Queen/King
The Home Secretary
Other MPs
2. For some Scottish people, ______ is a bigger holiday than Christmas
Hogmanay
Halloween
Bonfire Night
Boxing Day
3. There are ______ members on the UN Security Council
15
20
25
30
4. Northern Ireland and Scotland have their own banknotes, which are valid everywhere in the UK
True
False
5. 1st April is the day when people may play jokes on one another, but only ______
Until midnight
Until 12 noon
Until 6 pm
6. People lived in roundhouses and buried their dead in tombs called
tombs barrows
round barrows
ground barrows
dead barrows
7. The King or Queen rules the country
True
False
8. Citizens of the United Kingdom, the Irish Republic, or the Commonwealth, aged ______, may stand for public office
Aged 18 or over
Aged 21 or over
Aged 25 or over
9. People under ______ are not allowed to participate in the National Lottery
16
17
18
19
10. The capital city of Scotland is ______
London
Cardiff
Edinburgh
Belfast
11. Political parties are particularly busy at
natural disaster
election times
terrorist threats
12. One of the most important responsibilities of all residents in the UK is
to know and obey the law
find illegal immigrants
secretly buy drugs
pay under the table to the poor people so they get more money
13. It was during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD that the first ______ communities began to appear in Britain
Jewish
Christian
Muslim
Buddhist
14. Bank Holidays are at the beginning of May, in late May or early June, and in August
True
False
15. Which is April Fools' Day?
1st April
11th April
15th April
31st April
16. Selling or buying drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis is allowed in the UK
True
False
17. The Ashes are a series of Test
rugby matches played between England and New Zealand
cricket matches played between England and Australia
football matches played between England and France
tennis matches played between England and the USA
18. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, serious offences are tried in front of a judge and a jury in a
Magistrates' Court
Justice of the Peace Court
Crown Court
19. A popular way for people to stay in touch with friends, organise social events, and share photos, videos and opinions is possible via social networking websites such as:
(Choose any 2 answers)
UK Border Agency
GOV.UK
Facebook
Online Banking
Twitter
Royal Mail
20. What is the name of the major tennis championship in the UK?
Cup Final
Wimbledon Tennis Championship
Grand National Tennis Championship
21. Local authority has to make its electoral register available for anyone to check.
True
False
22. Elections to the European Parliament use a system of ______, where seats are allocated to each party in proportion to the total number of votes it has won
Proportional representation
Instant runoff
First past the post
23. The Church of England is also known as The Anglican Church?
True
False
24. The UK faces terrorist threats from Al Qa'ida, its affiliates and like-minded organisations
True
False
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"