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Life in the UK Test » Test 33

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1. Reading the Queen speech and opening and closing of Parliament are some ceremonial duties performed by
The Queen's husband
The Queen's oldest son
The Prime Minister
The Queen
2. The types of case which are held in County Courts includes:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Breaches of contract
Divorce
Minor criminal offences
Murder
3. Which landmark is a prehistoric structure which still stands in the English county of Wiltshire?
Offa's Dyke
Hadrian's Wall
Windsor Castle
Stonehenge
4. A lot of people have gardens at home and will spend their free time looking after them
True
False
5. The UK is governed by the parliament sitting in
Scotland
Wales
Westminster
Northern Ireland
6. What happened to hereditary peers in the House of Lords in 1999?
Women were allowed to inherit their titles
Their numbers were greatly increased
They lost their automatic right to attend the House of Lords
Their salaries were stopped
7. Since 1958, the Prime Minister has had the power to appoint ______ just for their own lifetime
Peers
The monarch
The Speaker
8. Emmeline Pankhurst is famous for her leadership of the campaign to give women the voting rights in parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom
True
False
9. The second largest party in the House of Commons is usually known by ______
the Opposition
the Senate
the Other Side
the Lords
10. The person who chairs the debates in the House of Commons is given the title of ______
the Prime Minister
the Chairman
the Leader of the House
the Speaker
11. Which country is a part of the Commonwealth?
USA
Panama
Canada
Norway
12. The Romans stayed in this country for approximately ______
50 years
100 years
200 years
400 years
13. ______ were built during the Industrial Revolution to link the factories to towns and cities and to the ports, particularly in the new industrial areas in the middle and north of England
Train tracks
Telephone poles
Canals
Ropeways
14. How much do a solicitor charge?
it's usually based on how much time they spend on a case
it's fixed, per case
it's based on 'No Win No Fee'
15. Scotland has ______ flower associated with it and sometimes worn on national saints' day
the rose
the thistle
the daffodil
the shamrock
16. Which of the following statements is correct?
Elizabeth I had very good relations with Parliament
Elizabeth I handled Parliament badly during her reign
17. What values are upheld by the Commonwealth association of countries?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Rule of law
Communism
Democracy
Violence
18. What's the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square, London?
Nelson
Drake
Raleigh
Cook
19. Newspapers were allowed to operate without a government licence from ______
1660
1675
1680
1695
20. Everyone has the legal right to choose their religion in the UK, or to choose not to practice a religion
Yes, this is correct
No, in the most forms you have choose what is your religion
21. During the 18th century, new ideas about politics, philosophy and science were developed, called 'the Enlightenment'
True
False
22. Which of the following statements is correct?
Halloween is a modern American festival that has recently become popular in the UK
Halloween has its roots in an ancient pagan festival marking the beginning of winter
Halloween is an ancient African festival that has recently become popular in the UK
23. When is Mothering Sunday?
3 weeks before Easter
3 weeks before 14th February
3 weeks before Christmas
24. Major outdoor music festivals in the UK are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Hogmanay
Royal Ascot
Isle of Wight Festival
Glastonbury
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"