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Life in the UK Test » Test 38

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1. Big Ben is
a popular children's television character
the nickname of the great bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament
a popular children's cartoon character in Scotland
2. Which one of the following is a Crown dependency?
England
Wales
The Channel Islands
Northern Ireland
3. The Habeas Corpus Act of 1679 was so important because
it allowed people to bury the dead where they wished before the death
it ended capital punishment in England
it ensured no person could be held unlawfully
it ensured that those who died could only be buried by a family member
4. When Queen Anne died, a German, George of Hanover, became the next king of England
Yes, this is correct
No, it should be Wales
5. Major horse-racing events in the UK are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Six Nations Championship
The Open Championship
Royal Ascot
Scottish Grand National
6. When is a by-election for a parliamentary seat held?
Every two years
Half-way through a parliamentary term
When the Prime Minister decides
When an MP dies or resigns
7. Charles I was unwilling to reach any agreement with the Parliament and in ______ he was executed
1649
1654
1659
1664
8. Snowdonia is a national park in Scotland
True
False Snowdonia is a national park in North Wales
9. Magistrates
usually work unpaid and do not need legal qualifications
must be specially trained legal experts who have been solicitors for three years
10. Famous British authors are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
J K Rowling
Gustav Holst
Sir Steve Redgrave
11. Everyone celebrates New Year on the First January in Britain
Yes, that correct
No it's celebrated on the 1st December
No it celebrated on the 25th December
12. ______ celebrates British theatre
The Man Booker Prize
The Brit Awards
The Laurence Olivier Awards
The BPI Awards
13. For which types of literature is William Shakespeare famous?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Sonnets
Plays
Novels
Biographies
14. Records that tell us about England during the time of William I are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Bayeux Tapestry
Diary of Samuel Pepys
Domesday Book
Magna Carta
15. At a court trial a jury decides
whether the accused is 'guilty' or 'not guilty'
whether evidence should be allowed to be heard
who the judge should be in the next session
the sentence that the accused should be given
16. The names of the main groups in Parliament in the early 18th century were:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Labour
Tories
Nationalists
Whigs
17. County Courts deal with
criminal cases
murder cases
civil disputes
18. Isaac Newton is a famous musician from the 18th century
True
False He was a famous scientist who developed our understanding of gravity
19. Queen ______ is still remembered for her rebellion against the Romans
Anne
Boudicca
Elizabeth
Victoria
20. 'The Mousetrap' is
an environmental policy aiming to prevent mice from destroying your home
a play that has been running in London's West End since 1952 It's a murder-mystery play by Dame Agatha Christie
21. You need to be ______ years or older in order to stand for public office
16
18
21
25
22. In the United Kingdom a citizen may only follow an approved religion
True
False Everyone has the legal right to choose a religion, or to choose not to practise a religion at all
23. Christian groups are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Baptists
Buddhists
Roman Catholics
Sikhs
24. 'The Divine Right of Kings' meant that
the king was appointed by God
the English king should rule France
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"