Life in the UK Test » Test 46

1. The Speaker of the House of Commons is chosen
by the Prime Minister
by the monarch
in a secret ballot
through a public election
2. Northern Ireland and Wales each have their own Church of state
False There is no established Church in Northern Ireland or Wales
3. Most people live in the countryside in the United Kingdom
False Most people in the United Kingdom live in towns and cities, but much of Britain is still countryside
4. Baptists, Methodists and Quakers are
all linked to the Roman Catholic Church
protestant Christian groups
5. The Industrial Revolution
introduced changes in the banking system in the 1970s
was the rapid development of industry in the 18th and 19th centuries
6. The most important minister in Parliament became known as the ______
Head Minister
Prime Minister
Head of the Parliament
House of Lord
7. What do you need to apply for UK citizenship or permanent residency?
(Choose any 2 answers)
Driving licence
TV License
Good understanding of life in the UK
Bank account
Ability to speak and read English
8. The Anglo-Saxons were Christians when they first came to Britain
9. Pressure groups and lobby groups are organisations which try to influence government policy
10. As long as you live in United Kingdom you can vote in any elections
11. The Channel Islands are a part of the United Kingdom
False Its not a part of the UK but closely linked to it
12. Proceedings in Parliament
cannot be reported on the internet
are broadcast on television
can only be reported in the newspaper
13. James VI of Scotland was not related to Queen Elizabeth I of England
False James VI of Scotland was a cousin of Queen Elizabeth
14. The Union Flag comprises the crosses of
(Choose any 3 answers)
St David
St Patrick
St James
St George
St Andrew
St Piran
15. Decisions on government policies are made by ______
The monarch
The Prime Minister and cabinet
16. Some of the famous lines from William Shakespeare's plays and poems which are still often quoted are:
(Choose any 2 answers)
By all the means you can
A rose by any other name
Listen to many, speak to a few
All the world's a stage
17. Since 1927 the BBC has sponsored and organised famous concerts of ______
The Proms
Aldeburgh Festival
The Eisteddfod
18. The Boer War of 1899-1902 took place in ______
South Africa
19. Betting and gambling are illegal in the United Kingdom
False Its legal, you have to be over 18 to go into a betting shop or a gambling club
20. The civil service is
politically neutral
largely consists of political appointees
21. Britain has never been at war with France
False Britain fought many wars with France during the Middle Ages and later
22. The Isle of Man is a Crown dependency with its own government
23. England's largest national park is The Lake District
24. Dylan Thomas from ______ was a famous writer and poet
Northern Ireland

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