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Life in the UK Test » Test 35

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1. Thomas Hardy is a famous author who wrote 'Far from the Madding Crowd'
True
False
2. The small claims procedure
is an informal way of helping people to settle minor disputes
helps people to make small home insurance claims
3. When is the electoral register updated?
every 5 years in December/January
every year in September/October
every 4 years in November/December
every 2 years in October/November
4. What do The National Trust do?
Preserves old aircraft
Plants more trees in the UK
Conserves native bird species
Preserves important buildings and places
5. 20th century British discoveries or inventions are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Mobile phones
Cloning a mammal
Walkmans
ATMs/Cash machines
6. ______ is a British overseas territory
The Falkland Islands
USA
Northern Ireland
France
7. Gilbert and Sullivan
were a comedy double act
were football players
wrote many comic operas
8. The money from TV licences is used to pay for the ______
Sky
BBC
DVLA
road maintenance
9. The Tower of London is built by
William the Conqueror
Oliver Cromwell
Winston Churchill
Queen Elizabeth II
10. A fundamental principle of British life is
inequality
extremism
intolerance
individual liberty
11. What do pressure and lobby groups do?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Assist MPs in their constituency work
Influence government policy
Represent the views of British businesses
Organise violent protests
12. What festival is celebrated on 31 October in the UK?
Valentine's Day
Bonfire Night
Hogmanay
Halloween
13. Mary, Queen of Scots was ______ Queen Elizabeth I
a sister of
a daughter of
a cousin of
unrelated to
14. In 1969, what important change to our voting rights took place?
The voting age was reduced to 18 for men and women
Compulsory voting was introduced
Women over 30 were given the vote
Prisoners were given the vote
15. What international organisation is working to prevent war and to maintain international peace?
Red Cross
United Nations
UNICEF
NATO
16. ______ developed ideas about human nature continue to influence philosophers
Adam Smith
James Watt
Howard Florey
David Hume
17. The National Assembly of Wales has ______ Assembly members
60
70
80
90
18. The Head of the State and the monarch in both ceremonial and symbolic sense is
The Queen's oldest son
The Queen's Husband
The Queen
19. Political parties in the UK are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Office Party
Conservative Party
Modern Party
Labour Party
20. British scientists were the first to clone a mammal successfully and the animal was a rabbit
True
False The British team used a sheep for the first mammal cloning and the sheep was called Dolly
21. There are a variety of foods that are traditionally associated with England:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Roast beef, which is served with potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings
Fish and chips
Haggis
Ulster fry
Welsh cakes
22. The patron saint's days are no longer public holidays in England and Wales
True
False
23. The Union Flag comprises ______ crosses, one for each part of the United Kingdom
two
three
four
24. In order to vote in a parliamentary, local, or European election, you must have your name on the register of electors, known as the electoral register
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"