Life in the UK Test » Test 37

1. Local councils are funded
from central government and local taxes
by money raised from local fund-raising events
from local businesses
by donations from local people
2. The services that funded by National Insurance Contributions are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Supermarket home deliveries
Local taxi services
National Health Service (NHS)
State retirement pension
3. What did St Columba and St Augustine do during the Anglo-Saxon period?
They were early Christian missionaries
They were leaders of an uprising in Wales
They were courageous warriors
They invented new efficient farming techniques
4. A famous Stone Age site in the United Kingdom is
Windsor Castle
Nelson's Column
5. During the Iron Age ______ language was spoken by people
6. During the English Civil War which two were associated with King Charles I and Parliament?
(Choose any 2 answers)
7. If a person is under the age of 21, their case will be heard in a Youth Court
False If the person is aged 10 to 17, the case is normally held in a Youth Court
8. The radar and jet engine were developed in Britain in the 1830s
False It was in 1930s
9. The Council of Europe is separate from EU
10. In the different parts of the UK there are many variations in language
True Gaelic is spoken in some parts of Scotland, in Wales many people speak Welsh, and in Northern Ireland some people speak Irish Gaelic
11. Which of these wars was England involved in during the Middle Ages?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Hundred Years War
12. The 'plantation' settlements in Ireland during the 17th century led to
Catholic farmers replacing Protestant landowners
Protestant farmers replacing Catholic landowners
13. Freedoms offered by the UK to citizens and permanent residents are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
A right to a fair trial
Long lunch breaks on Friday at work
Free groceries for everyone
Freedom of speech
14. The Proms
are a series of tennis matches held every July in London
is an eight week summer season of orchestral music
15. In 1348 a third of the populations of England, Wales and Scotland died as a result of ______ plague
the White Death
the Black Death
the Dark Death
the Blue Death
16. The name of a novel by Jane Austen is ______
Our Man in Havana
Sense and Sensibility
Oliver Twist
Far from the Madding Crowd
17. Most people in the United Kingdom live in towns and cities
18. When walking your dog in a public place, you must ensure that your dog
wears a collar showing the name and address of the owner
never strays more than 3 metres away from you
wears a special dog coat
does not come into contact with other dogs
19. Why did Protestant Huguenots come to Britain in the 16th and 18th centuries?
To escape religious persecution
To escape war
To become Catholics
To escape famine
20. What important event happened in England in 1066?
The building of the Offa Dyke
The Romans left England
The Battle of Bannockburn
The Norman invasion
21. You have to pay tax on
(Choose any 2 answers)
small amounts of money given to you as a gift
profits from self-employment
shopping vouchers given to you by family or friends
income from property, savings and dividends
22. Aberdeen and Dundee are cities in Northern Ireland
False Aberdeen and Dundee are cities in Scotland
23. British overseas territories are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Falkland Islands
St Helena
24. In order to vote in elections you must have
passed an electoral test
registered your identity with the police
put your name on the electoral register
paid income tax in the previous year

The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents #ad"