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Question 1 of 24
In which of the following years did England win the World Cup?Correct
England won the World Cup in 1966 when it was captained by Bobby Moore.
Question 2 of 24
During the Battle of Trafalgar Britain fought against:Correct
Britain’s navy fought against combined French and Spanish fleets, winning the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Question 3 of 24
What is the name given to the first formal anti-slavery groups set up in the late 1700s?Correct
The first formal anti-slavery groups were set up by the Quakers in the late 1700s, and they petitioned Parliament to ban the practice.
Question 4 of 24
More women than men study at university.Correct
This statement is TRUE.
Question 5 of 24
Why did Ireland suffer a famine in the middle of the 19th century?Correct
In the middle of the century the potato crop failed, and Ireland suffered a famine. A million people died from disease and starvation.
Question 6 of 24
What sort of battle was ‘the Battle of Britain’?Correct
Hitler wanted to invade Britain, but before sending in troops, Germany needed to control the air campaign against Britain, but the British resisted with their fighter planes and eventually won the crucial aerial battle against the Germans, called ‘the Battle of Britain’, in the summer of 1940.
Question 7 of 24
Who is in charge of appointing the local Chief Constable?Correct
PCCs (Police and Crime Commissioners) set local police priorities and the local policing budget. They also appoint the local Chief Constable.
Question 8 of 24
What does the money from the National Insurance Contributions pay for (CHOOSE TWO)?Correct
The money raised from National Insurance Contributions is used to pay for state benefits and services such as the state retirement pension and the National Health Service (NHS).
Question 9 of 24
How many British died on the first day alone of the Battle of Somme?Correct
The British attack of the Somme in July 1916, resulted in about 60,000 British casualties on the first day alone.
Question 10 of 24
When was the first Union flag created?Correct
The first Union Flag was created in 1606 from the flags of Scotland and England, the Principality of Wales was already untied with England.
Question 11 of 24
Which of the following territories is not part of the UK?Correct
The UK comprises England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are several islands which are closely linked with the UK but are not part of it: the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Question 12 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a fundamental principle of British life?Correct
The fundamental principles of British life include: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and participation in community life.
Question 13 of 24
What do Sir Terence Conran, Clarice Cliff and Thomas Chippendale have in common?Correct
Britain has produced many great designers, from Thomas Chippendale (who designed furniture in the 18th century) to Clarice Cliff (who designed Art Deco ceramics) to Sir Terence Conran (a 20th-century interior designer).
Question 14 of 24
Which of the following cities is not in Wales?Correct
Bradford is located in England.
Question 15 of 24
People on the electoral register with ages between 18 and 70 can be asked to serve on a jury.Correct
As well as getting the right to vote, people on the electoral register are randomly selected to serve on a jury. Anyone who is on the electoral register and is aged 18 to 70 can be asked to do this.
Question 16 of 24
Which Saxon king of England was killed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066?Correct
In 1066, an invasion led by William, the Duke of Normandy (in what is now northern France), defeated Harold, the Saxon king of England, at the Battle of Hastings. Harold was killed in the battle.
Question 17 of 24
During the ‘swinging sixties’ Britain experienced a growth in:Correct
The decade of the 1960s was a period of significant social change. It was known as the ‘swinging sixties’. There was growth in British fashion, cinema and popular music.
Question 18 of 24
As a permanent resident or citizen of the UK you should:Correct
If you wish to be a permanent resident or citizen of the UK, you should: respect and obey the law, respect the rights of others, including their right to their own opinions, treat others with fairness, look after yourself and your family and look after the area in which you live and the environment.
Question 19 of 24
When did the BBC start the world’s first regular television service?Correct
The BBC started radio broadcasts in 1922 and began the world’s first regular television service in 1936.
Question 20 of 24
Women in Britain today make up about one third of the workforce.Correct
Women in Britain today make up about half of the workforce.
Question 21 of 24
The evacuation of British and French soldiers from France in a huge naval operation during WWII gave rise to which phrase:Correct
During WWII as France fell, the British decided to evacuate British and French soldiers from France in a huge naval operation. Many civilian volunteers in small pleasure and fishing boats from Britain helped the Navy to rescue more than 300,000 men from the beaches around Dunkirk. The evacuation gave rise to the phrase ‘the Dunkirk spirit’.
Question 22 of 24
Which programme helps 16 and 17 year-olds develop their skills and are part in community projects?Correct
The National Citizen Service programme gives 16- and 17-year-olds the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities, develop their skills and take part in a community project.
Question 23 of 24
Queen Victoria became queen in:Correct
In 1837, Queen Victoria became queen of the UK at the age of 18.
Question 24 of 24
Who wrote the books ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’?Correct
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English novelist. Her books include Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.
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