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Life in the UK Test » Test 5

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1. An international organisation working to prevent war and maintain peace is
United Nations
Red Cross
NATO
Save The Children
2. There are ______ who are specialists in particular areas, and their knowledge is useful in making and checking laws
House of Commons
House of Lords
MPs
Peers
3. When did the First World War end?
1917
1918
1919
1920
4. The United Nations aims to
(Choose any 2 answers)
work together towards shared goals in democracy
prevent war
promote international peace and security
work together towards shared goals in development
5. Young people will often dress up in frightening costumes to play 'trick or treat' on Halloween
True
False
6. Where is St Patrick's Day celebrated on 17th March?
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
England
Scotland
Wales
7. You can volunteer with the police, and become a special constable or a lay representative
Yes, this is true
No, you cannot become a constable
8. England has ______ flower associated with it and sometimes worn on national saints' day
the rose
the thistle
the daffodil
the shamrock
9. The House of Lords is more powerful than The House of Commons
True
False
10. It is important to recycle as much of your waste as you can because using recycled materials to make new products uses less energy and means that we need to extract fewer raw materials from the earth
True
False
11. What is the National Citizen Service?
It provides free, confidential and impartial advice on consumer issues
It helps you build your skills for work and life
It provides free, independent, impartial advice on your rights and responsibilities
It is a volunteering programme for young people who want to do voluntary development work abroad
12. The ______ is an informal way of helping people to settle minor disputes without spending a lot of time and money using a lawyer
payment protection insurance (PPI)
small claims procedure
smart claim online
13. If police officers are corrupt or misuse their authority they are severely punished
Yes, it's correct
No, they will only be given warnings
14. The King or Queen does not rule the country but appoints the government chosen by the people in a democratic election
True
False
15. The Victoria Cross was introduced during the ______
First World War
Second World War
Boer War
Crimean War
16. If you are self-employed, you have to pay your own tax
True
False
17. If it is difficult for you to get to a polling station or polling place
you can ask a family member who can vote on your behalf
you can register for a telephone vote
you can register for a postal ballot
18. It is a serious criminal offence to drive a vehicle without insurance
Yes, this is correct
No, if you drive carefully then you don't need one
No, if you drive slowly then you don't need the insurance
19. Boudicca was one of the tribal leaders who
built Hadrian's Wall
fought against the Romans
built Stonehenge
converted to Christianity
20. Henry VIII established the ______. In this new Church, the King rather than the Pope has the power to appoint bishops and defines how people should worship
Church of Ireland
Church in Wales
Church of England
Church of Scotland
21. Many place names such as Grimsby and Scunthorpe, come from the ______ languages
English
Spanish
Scottish
Viking
22. MPs are elected in a General Election held at least every ______ year(s)
one
three
four
five
23. Young people can legally buy alcohol in pubs and off licences as soon as they are 15
True
False
24. In the mid-19th century, the Chartists campaigned for democratic reforms including:
(Choose any 3 answers)
All women to have the vote
MPs to be paid
Any man to be able to stand as an MP
Secret ballots
Open voting
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The test is based on the offical book "Life in the UK Handbook 3rd Edition: A Guide for New Residents"