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Life in the UK Test » Test 31

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1. ______ is a fundamental principle of British life
The rule of law
The rule of the upper classes
The rule of your local member of Parliament (MP)
The rule of the monarch
2. Who established the Church of England?
Henry VII
Edward VI
Henry VIII
King Richard III
3. Courts that deal with minor criminal cases in the UK are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Crown Court
Justice of the Peace Court
Centre Court
Coroner's Court
Magistrates' Court
4. If a judge finds that a public body is not respecting someone's legal rights, they can
(Choose any 2 answers)
order them to change their practices
place its members in prison
close down the public body
order them to pay compensation
5. The Prime Minister can be changed if
(Choose any 3 answers)
the queen orders
the MPs in the governing party decide to do so
he or she wishes to resign
the House of Commons decide to do so
his or her party loses a General Election
he or she do not answer the phone for 2 days
6. ______ developed horse-driven spinning mills that used only one machine
Richard Arkwright
Adam Smith
James Watt
Howard Florey
7. ______ is the process of preparing fibres for spinning into yarn and fabric
Cordmill
Spindering
Milling
Carding
8. The first man to be called the Prime Minister was ______, who was Prime Minister from 1721 to 1742
Isaac Newton
Sir Robert Walpole
Ernest Rutherford
Howard Florey
9. The East India Company, originally set up to trade, gained control of large parts of India
True
False
10. London's West End, also known as ______, is particularly well known Theatre
Theatreworld
Theatreland
Theatreboom
Westtheatre
11. When did the English defeat the Spanish Armada, which had been sent by Spain to conquer England and restore Catholicism?
1455
1488
1544
1588
12. One of the most important principles of the Enlightenment was that
everyone should have the right to their own political and religious beliefs
newspapers should be free from political involvement
everyone should have the right to the vote
13. All young people in the UK are sent a National Insurance number just before their
13th birthday
14th birthday
16th birthday
18th birthday
14. ______ was the first to be extensively covered by media
The First World War
The Second World War
The Boer War
The Crimean War
15. Civil war between the king and Parliament began in ______
1622
1632
1642
1652
16. ______ defeated a Scottish army in the Battles of Dunbar and Worcester
Robert Burns
Oliver Cromwell
William Shakespeare
Isaac Newton
17. In November 2012, the public elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in
(Choose any 2 answers)
England
Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
18. The Scots had ______ to the execution of Charles I and declared his son Charles II to be king
agreed
not agreed
19. Commonwealth members are
(Choose any 4 answers)
Bangladesh
Czech Republic
Germany
India
Poland
South Africa
Spain
UK
20. Some constituencies were controlled by a single wealthy family, but other constituencies had hardly any voters and were called ______
county boroughs
rotten boroughs
Parliamentary boroughs
pocket boroughs
21. There are ______ members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)
109
119
129
139
22. During the First World War ______ and ______ countries/empires were part of the Central Powers
(Choose any 2 answers)
Belgium
Bulgaria
Italy
The Austro-Hungarian Empire
23. On the official flag of the UK, what does the cross of St George represent?
England
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
24. Night clubs with dancing and music usually open and close ______ than pubs
earlier
later
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"