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Question 1 of 24
Who was known as the Iron Duke?Correct
In 1815, the French Wars ended with the defeat of the Emperor Napoleon by the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo. Wellington was known as the Iron Duke and later became Prime Minister.
Question 2 of 24
Who appoints the members of the Cabinet?Correct
The Prime Minister (PM) is the leader of the political party in power. He or she appoints the members of the cabinet and has control over many important public appointments.
Question 3 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a British invention?Correct
The World Wide Web, the Turing machine and the hovercraft are British inventions.
Question 4 of 24
When did Argentina invade the Falklands Islands?Correct
In 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory in the South Atlantic.
Question 5 of 24
Which of the following statements is true?Correct
County Courts deal with a wide range of civil disputes including family matters, breaches of contract and divorce.
Question 6 of 24
When is Boxing Day?Correct
Boxing Day is on the 26th of December, the day after Christmas Day and is a public holiday.
Question 7 of 24
According to 2011 Census, what percentage of the population identified themselves as Sikh?Correct
In the 2011 Census, 59% of people identified themselves as Christian. Much smaller proportions identified themselves as Muslim (4.8%), Hindu (1.5%), Sikh (0.8%), Jewish or Buddhist (both less than 0.5%).
Question 8 of 24
Which court usually deals with serious criminal cases in Scotland?Correct
In Scotland, serious criminal cases are heard in a Sheriff Court with either a sheriff or a sheriff with a jury. The most serious cases in Scotland, such as murder, are heard at a High Court with a judge and jury.
Question 9 of 24
Which of the following are British overseas territories?Correct
There are several British overseas territories in other parts of the world, such as St Helena and the Falkland Islands. They are also linked to the UK but are not part of it.
Question 10 of 24
When did Alexander Fleming win the Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of penicillin?Correct
Fleming won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1945 for the discovery of the penicillin.
Question 11 of 24
What is Sir Jackie Stewart famous for?Correct
Sir Jackie Stewart (1939-) is a Scottish former racing driver who won the Formula 1 world championship three times.
Question 12 of 24
The decade of the 1960s was a period of significant social change, when there was growth in British fashion, cinema and popular music:Correct
This statement is true.
Question 13 of 24
When did Britain and France develop the world’s only supersonic commercial airliner known as ‘The Concorde’?Correct
The 1960s was a time of technological progress, when Britain and France developed the world’s only supersonic commercial airliner, Concorde.
Question 14 of 24
When were the United Nations set up?Correct
The UN was set up after the Second World War and aims to prevent war and promote international peace and security.
Question 15 of 24
Where can you find copies of the ‘Hansard’?Correct
Proceedings in Parliament are broadcast on television and published in official reports called Hansard. Written reports can be found in large libraries and at www.parliament.uk.
Question 16 of 24
Which court normally deals with cases of children aged 10 to 17 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?Correct
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, if an accused person is aged 10 to 17, the case is normally heard in a Youth Court in front of up to three specially trained magistrates or a District Judge. The most serious cases will go the Crown Court.
Question 17 of 24
How old do you need to be to be able to go into betting shops or gambling clubs?Correct
You have to be 18 to go into betting shops or gambling clubs.
Question 18 of 24
Which flag has a diagonal white cross on a blue ground?Correct
The cross of St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, is a diagonal white cross on a blue ground.
Question 19 of 24
How long do Muslims fast for during Ramadan?Correct
Eid a-Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadan, when Muslims have fasted for a month.
Question 20 of 24
Which British actor has recently won an Oscar?Correct
Recent British actors to have won Oscars include Colin Firth, Sir Antony Hopkins, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Tilda Swinton.
Question 21 of 24
Which was the first major railway built in Britain?Correct
The Great Western Railway, which was the first major railway built in Britain.
Question 22 of 24
In the 15th century, Henry Tudor, the leader of the House of Lancaster, became:Correct
In 1485, Henry Tudor, the leader of the House of Lancaster, became King Henry VII after defeating King Richard III of the House of York at the Battle of Bosworth Field.
Question 23 of 24
How many senior MPs are appointed by the Prime Minister?Correct
The Prime Minister appoints about 20 senior MPs to become ministers in charge of departments.
Question 24 of 24
Who won an Olympic gold medal in the pentathlon in 1972?
Mary Peters was a talented athlete who won an Olympic gold medal in the pentathlon in 1972.
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