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Life in the UK Test » Test 44

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1. There were no laws before 1215 to limit the power of the king of England
True King John was forced by his noblemen to agree to the Magna Carta, which limited the powers of the monarchy in 1215
False
2. The novels by Charles Dickens are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Harry Potter
Great Expectations
Oliver Twist
Pride and Prejudice
3. The 'Swinging Sixties' was a period of
social change
economical change
religious change
4. On becoming a UK citizen or permanent resident
you will be agreeing to respect the laws, values and traditions of the UK
you can choose which laws and responsibilities you want to accept by ticking on the application form
5. The Battle of ______ is commemorated in the Bayeux Tapestry
Boyne
Agincourt
Hastings
Bosworth
6. You should use ______ to get money back that was owed to you
Youth Court
County Court
Coroner's Court
Magistrates' Court
7. A law abolished slavery throughout the British Empire in 1833
True
False
8. Some local councils appoint ______, who is the ceremonial leader of the council
local business leader
a mayor
a local celebrity
a member of the Royal Family
9. Traditional British foods are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
Haggis
Sushi
Welsh cakes
Strudel
10. From 1945 to 1950 the major welfare changes introduced were:
(Choose any 2 answers)
State retirement pension
National Health Service (NHS)
A social security system for all
Employment exchanges
11. The British Empire during the Victorian period became the largest empire the world has ever seen
True The British Empire grew to cover Australia, India and large parts of Africa
False
12. At ______ festival mince pies are traditionally eaten
Easter
Dlwali
Halloween
Christmas
13. Several British writers have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, including
(Choose any 3 answers)
Sir William Golding
Clarice Cliff
Seamus Heaney
Harold Pinter
Thomas Chippendale
Vivienne Westwood
14. Two British film actors who have recently won Oscars are
(Choose any 2 answers)
Colin Firth
Jayne Torvill
Tilda Swinton
Robert Louis Stevenson
15. Dunkirk is associated with the events of
(Choose any 2 answers)
The rescue of 300,000 men
Landings on D-Day
Small boats coming to the rescue
The fall of Singapore
16. The Queen's ______ is the heir to the throne
Oldest daughter
Oldest son
Oldest grandson
17. People usually spend Christmas Day at home and eat a special meal, which often includes ______
(Choose any 3 answers)
pizza
roast turkey
burger
christmas pudding
mince pies
fish and chips
18. Which of these were introduced before the First World War in 1914?
(Choose any 2 answers)
State retirement pension
Free school meals
National Health Service (NHS)
Child Benefit payments
19. The Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in England were united under
King Alfred the Great
King Kenneth MacAlpin
King Henry VIII
20. The minimum age for jury service is ______
16
18
21
30
21. ______ is one of the Roles of school governors and school boards
Marking students' homework
Setting the strategic direction of the school
Giving teachers ideas for lesson plans
Serving food and drink in the kitchen canteen
22. The Home Secretary is the government minister responsible for
managing relationships with foreign countries
crime, policing and immigration
23. The capital city of Northern Ireland is ______
Swansea
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Belfast
24. The composer George Frederick Handel (1695-1759) was born in ______ and spent many years in the UK and became a British citizen in 1727
Iceland
Germany
Japan
Russia
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"