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Question 1 of 24
Which Scottish city is known as the home of golf?Correct
St. Andrews in Scotland is known as the home of golf.
Question 2 of 24
Which court deals with the most serious 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 3 of 24
What is the name of the best preserved prehistoric village in northern Europe and which origin traces back to the Stone Age?Correct
Skara Brae on Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, is the best preserved prehistoric village in northern Europe, and has helped archaeologists to understand more about how people lived near the end of the Stone Age.
Question 4 of 24
When was the National Trust founded?Correct
The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three volunteers.
Question 5 of 24
After the Black Death, new social classes appeared in England, including owners of large areas of land known as:Correct
Following the Black Death, the smaller population meant there was less need to grow cereal crops. There were labour shortages and peasants began to demand higher wages. New social classes appeared, including owners of large areas of land (later called the gentry), and people left the countryside to live in the towns. In the towns, growing wealth led to the development of a strong middle class.
Question 6 of 24
Elizabeth I was the younger daughter of which King?Correct
Elizabeth I was the younger daughter of Henry VIII.
Question 7 of 24
Which of the following operas was written by Gilbert and Sullivan?Correct
In the 19th century, Gilbert and Sullivan wrote comic operas, often making fun of popular culture and politics. These operas include HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado.
Question 8 of 24
Where is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park located?Correct
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is located in the west of Scotland.
Question 9 of 24
Who is married to the Queen of the United Kingdom?Correct
The Queen of the United Kingdom is married to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Question 10 of 24
By what TWO other names is the Church of England known?Correct
The official Church of the state is the Church of England (called the Anglican Church in other countries and the Episcopal Church in Scotland and the United States).
Question 11 of 24
Who was the first British Prime Minister?Correct
The first man to British Prime Minister was Sir Robert Walpole, who was Prime Minister from 1721 to 1742.
Question 12 of 24
What day does Lent start?Correct
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
Question 13 of 24
How old do you need to be to apply for a free TV licence?Correct
People over 75 can apply for a free TV licence and blind people can get a 50% discount.
Question 14 of 24
What time do pubs usually open on Sundays in the UK?Correct
Pubs are usually open during the day from 11.00 am (12 noon on Sundays).
Question 15 of 24
What is the official home of the Prime Minister?Correct
The official home of the Prime Minister is 10 Downing Street, in central London, near the Houses of Parliament. He or she also has a country house outside London called Chequers.
Question 16 of 24
What name is given to the elected members of the European Parliament?Correct
Elections for the European Parliament are held every five years. Elected members are called members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
Question 17 of 24
Which British sportswoman won two gold medals for running in the 2004 Olympic Games?Correct
Dame Kelly Holmes won two gold medals for running in the 2004 Olympic Games. She has held a number of British and European records.
Question 18 of 24
What percentage of the total British population is located in England alone?Correct
The population is very unequally distributed over the four parts of the UK. England more or less consistently makes up 84% of the total population, Wales around 5%, Scotland just over 8%, and Northern Ireland less than 3%.
Question 19 of 24
What was the population of the UK in 2010?Correct
The population of the UK in 2010 was just over 62 million people.
Question 20 of 24
Which court deals with cases involving personal injury, family matters, breaches of contract and divorce in England and Wales?Correct
County Courts deal with a wide range of civil disputes. These include people trying to get back money that is owed to them, cases involving personal injury, family matters, breaches of contract, and divorce. In Scotland, most of these matters are dealt with in the Sheriff Court.
Question 21 of 24
What is the name of the building where the Scottish Parliament meet?Correct
In Scotland the elected members, called MSPs, meet in the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood in Edinburgh.
Question 22 of 24
Which flower is associated with England?Correct
The rose is the flower associated with England.
Question 23 of 24
Who was Robert Burns?Correct
Known in Scotland as ‘The Bard’, Robert Burns was a Scottish poet.
Question 24 of 24
In which period did British Film studios flourish?Correct
British film studios flourished in the 1930s.
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