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Life in the UK Test » Test 39

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1. 'The Troubles' were about
disagreement over Ireland becoming one country
setting up an English Parliament
independence for Wales
independence for Scotland
2. Which of these countries are members of the Commonwealth?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Australia
Canada
Russia
USA
3. Pantomimes are plays based on fairy stories
True
False
4. 'Beowulf', 'The Tyger' and 'She Walks in Beauty' are ______
Poems
Plays
Novels
Movies
5. There is a yearly ______ race on the River Thames between Oxford and Cambridge Universities
sailing
swimming
rowing
6. Florence Nightingale is famous for her work on children's education in the 19th century
True
False Florence Nightingale was famous for her work to improve hospital conditions and the quality of nursing so she is often considered the founder of modern nursing
7. Christian religious festivals celebrated in the UK are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
New Year
Halloween
Easter
Christmas
8. English Civil War battles are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Marston Moor
Naseby
Waterloo
Hastings
9. The Speaker of the House of Commons
has to give up being an MP when elected as Speaker
remains an MP after election as Speaker
10. You are expected to respect the rights of others to have their own opinions in the UK
True
False
11. The event that occurs every year on the 3rd Sunday in June is
Remembrance Day
Father's Day
Mother's Day
Halloween
12. Diwali is celebrated by
(Choose any 2 answers)
Christians
Sikhs
Buddhists
Hindus
13. What is played at important national occasions and at events attended by the Queen or the Royal Family?
Drums
National Anthem
Guitar
Euphonium
14. Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and Gertrude Jekyll were famous
garden designers
carpenters
characters in a Sherlock Holmes story
15. In 1588 the English defeated a
German invasion fleet of bomber planes
Spanish invasion fleet of ships
16. St David is the patron saint of which country of the United Kingdom?
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
17. Which of the following is correct?
All shops in the UK close on Sundays
Most shops in the UK open seven days a week
18. If your driving licence is from a country in the European Union
you have to apply for a UK licence in order to drive
you can drive in the UK for as long as your licence is valid
you don't need to apply for a car insurance
19. Which traditions or festivals are held in November every year?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Father's Day
Remembrance Day
Valentine's Day
Bonfire Night
20. In the 18th century two political groups emerged are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
the Whigs
the Conservatives
the Tories
the Liberals
21. During Queen Elizabeth I's reign, English settlers began to colonise
the southern coast of Africa
the western coast of Asia
the eastern coast of North America
Australia
22. Florence Nightingale is associated with
the development of nursing
the development of engineering in farm
the shipbuilding industry
policing
23. Examples of criminal law are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Discrimination in the workplace
Selling tobacco to anyone under the age of 18
Racial crime
Disputes about faulty goods
24. In 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Nelson defeated the German fleet
True
False Admiral Nelson defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"