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Life in the UK Test » Test 20

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1. It is ______ to smoke tobacco products in nearly every enclosed public place in the UK
allowed
against the law
legal
2. The House of Lords checks laws that have been passed by the House of Commons to ensure they are fit for purpose and suggest amendments or propose new laws
True
False
3. It is a criminal offence to
(Choose any 2 answers)
sell alcohol to anyone who is under 18
go to surgery without booking an appointment
buy alcohol for people who are under the age of 18
go to hospital without a letter from your GP
4. Members of the House of Lords may stand for election to the House of Commons
True
False
5. In the years leading up to ______, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a series of poems in English about a group of people going to Canterbury on a pilgrimage
1200
1300
1400
1500
6. Magistrates and Justices of the Peace (JPs) are members of the
local community
Metropolitan Police
Parliament
7. European Union law is legally binding in the UK
True
False
8. From where does most of the money come for local services?
Advertising
Central government
Water rates
TV licence fees
9. How can you get a National Insurance number?
Phone your MP
Apply in the local council offices
You will need to telephone the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
There is an application form in your local public library
10. What are the allowed religions in Britain?
Christianity, Islam and Buddhism
Christianity and Islam
Only Christianity
Everyone has right to religious freedom
11. Which of the following is a bridge built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel?
The Abingdon Bridge
The Avonmouth Suspension Bridge
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
The London Bridge
12. There are ______ ski centres in Scotland, as well as Europe's longest dry ski slope near Edinburgh
two
three
four
five
13. A National Insurance number on its own proves to an employer that you have the right to work in the UK
True
False
14. Edward VI died at the age of ______ after ruling for just over six years, and his half-sister Mary became queen
15
24
26
30
15. The House of Lords can overrule the House of Commons
Yes, some times
Yes, the House of Lords have more powers than the House of Commons
No, that's not right
16. Football has a long history in the UK and the first professional football clubs were formed in the late ______ century
16th
17th
18th
19th
17. If you think someone is trying to persuade you to join an extremist or terrorist cause, you should
notify your local police force
tell them that I will inform police
leave the country
move to another city
18. A National Insurance number makes sure that the National Insurance Contributions and tax you pay are properly recorded against your name
Yes, this is correct
No, it is only for state retirement pension
19. Wales formally united with England during the reign of
Henry VIII
Elizabeth I
Edward VI
James IV
20. The Prime Minister's official residence is
Palace of Westminster
10 Downing Street
The cabinet
Buckingham Palace
21. How many member states are there in the Commonwealth?
51
52
54
58
22. What does an MP do?
Meets other MPs to talk about the good old days
Represents constituents, helps create new laws and scrutinise and comment on what government is doing
Helps people with personal problems and makes sure all the taxes are collected
Stays at home and writes new laws
23. When is Bonfire Night?
November 5th
November 11th
November 25th
24. Practising Female genital mutilation (FGM) or taking a girl or woman abroad for FGM is a criminal offence
True
False
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"