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Life in the UK Test » Test 23

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1. The House of Commons has powers to overrule ______, but these are not used often
The House of Lords
Peers
The Queen
The Prime Minister
2. The police can confiscate alcohol or move young people on from public places
True
False
3. Remembrance Day is celebrated on
1st November
11th November
24th November
25th November
4. The Eden Project is in ______
Devon
Cornwall
Wales
Somerset
5. Henry VIII was king of England from 21 April ______
1509
1559
1609
1659
6. Volunteering and helping your community are an important part of being a good citizen
True
False
7. The Assembly has the power to make laws for Wales in ______ areas
5
10
15
20
8. 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
9. When are local elections for councillors held?
May
June
July
August
10. You can help prevent any problems and conflicts with your neighbours by
(Choose any 2 answers)
telling them that you do not like them
respecting their privacy
limiting how much noise you make
telling them that you will park your car on their driveway
11. Political party members work hard to persuade people to vote for their candidates by handing out leaflets in the street or by knocking on people's doors and asking for their support, this is called
Fund-raising
Marketing
Canvassing
Promoting
12. What describes the level of expression that the monarch is restricted to when discussing government matters?
Warn, revise and observe
Overrule, argue and advise
Advise, warn and encourage
Encourage, advise and observe
13. Elections of the National Assembly for Wales are held every ____ years using a form of proportional representation
one
two
four
five
14. charities that care about the environment are
(Choose any 2 answers)
British Red Cross
Age UK
National Trust
Friends of the Earth
15. Henry Tudor, the leader of the House of Lancaster, became
King Richard III
King Henry VII
King James I
16. Engaged couples get married on St. Valentine's day
True
False
17. In Scotland, 31 December is called ______
Hogsback
Hogwarts
Hogmanay
18. The Prime Minister appoints
(Choose any 4 answers)
Chequers
Home Secretary
The President
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Foreign Secretary
the House of Lords
Secretaries of State
19. Which is the spiritual leader of the Church of England?
The Peers
The Queen
The Archbishop of Canterbury
The Pope
20. After the Act of Union was agreed upon in 1707, Scotland
was no longer an independent country
became an independent country
21. How old must you be to drive a motor vehicle in the UK?
At least 18
At least 19
At least 20
At least 17
22. 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
23. To visit Scottish Parliament you can book tickets or arrange tours through visitor services
True
False
24. In Scotland, most minor criminal cases are dealt with in a
Magistrates' Court
Justice of the Peace Court
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"