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Life in the UK Test » Test 3

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1. In England, judges developed 'common law' by a process of tradition and precedence that is, following previous decisions
True
False
2. The period after the Norman Conquest up until about 1485 is called
(Choose any 2 answers)
The Age of Discovery
The Middle Ages
The Medieval period
The Renaissance
Late Antiquity
3. Everyone in the UK with a TV, computer or other medium which can be used for watching TV must have a ______
television licence
copyright licence
driving licence
personal licence
4. New citizens ______ loyalty to the Queen as part of the citizenship ceremony
(Choose any 2 answers)
send
swear
affirm
sign
5. People in the UK have to pay tax on their income, which includes:
(Choose any 3 answers)
All ISAs and Savings Certificates
Wages from paid employment
Taxable benefits
Attendance Allowance
Pensions
Pension Credit
6. 2 seconds' silence is observed on Remembrance Day
True
False It should be 2 minutes
7. The Prime Minister has control over many important public appointments
True
False
8. Drivers can use their driving licence until they are ______ years old
60
65
70
75
9. In the 20th century, Sir Edwin Lutyens designed ______ to be the seat of government in India
Mumbai
New Delhi
Bangalore
Kolkata
10. The Council of Europe has no power to make laws
TrueIt has no power to make laws but draws up conventions and charters
False
11. The European Union law is an important source of law in Britain
True
False
12. What is the role of the shadow cabinet?
Ask the members to join their party
Challenge the government and put forward alternative policies
Opening and closing of Parliament are some ceremonial duties
13. It is ______ to carry a weapon of any kind, even if it is for self-defence
your responsibility
your right
a criminal offence
14. St Andrew is the Patron Saint of ______
Scotland
Wales
England
Northern Ireland
15. If you are self-employed, you need to pay your own tax through a system called
Self-checkout
Self-assessment
Trade Union
National Insurance contribution
16. The UK is historically a ______ country
Jewish
Christian
Hindu
Muslim
17. The most serious cases in Scotland, such as murder, are heard at a ______ with a judge and jury
Crown Court
Magistrates' Court
High Court
18. What is the origin of Parliament?
The Church's system of governance
The King's council of advisers
The Knights' round table
The Noblemen's council of governance
19. What is Hansard?
The Prime Minister's progress report
Parliament's official reports
Report about the Queen
20. What is the Church of England formally known as?
The Methodist Church
The Anglican Church
The Baptist Church
21. The Magna Carta protected the rights of the nobility and restricted the king's power to collect taxes or to make or change laws
True
False
22. Roman Emperor ______ built a wall in the north of England to keep out the Picts (ancestors of the Scottish people)
Antoninus
Hadrian
Marcus Aurelius
Verus
23. Examples of civil laws are
(Choose any 3 answers)
Carrying a weapon or drugs
Unfair dismissal or discrimination in the workplace
Murder, racial crime
Theft and assault
Disputes between landlords and tenants
Faulty consumer goods or services
24. Who makes a speech which summarises the government's policies for the year ahead?
The Queen's husband
The Queen's oldest son
The Prime Minister
The Queen
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"