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Question 1 of 24
When did people learn to make bronze?Correct
Around 4,000 years ago, people learned to make bronze. We call this period the Bronze Age.
Question 2 of 24
When is the Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah normally celebrated?Correct
Hanukkah is in November or December and is celebrated for eight days.
Question 3 of 24
What musical award is given during the Mercury Music Prize?Correct
The Mercury Music Prize is awarded each September for the best album from the UK and Ireland.
Question 4 of 24
Who was Boudicca?Correct
One of the tribal leaders who fought against the Romans was Boudicca, the queen of the Iceni in what is now eastern England.
Question 5 of 24
Which TWO of the following water sports are popular in the UK?Correct
Sailing continues to be popular in the UK, reflecting its maritime heritage. Rowing is also popular, both as a leisure activity and as a competitive sport.
Question 6 of 24
Which of the following statements is TRUE?Correct
Forcing another person to marry is a criminal offence.
Question 7 of 24
In the UK, what should dogs wear in public places?Correct
All dogs in public places must wear a collar showing the name and address of the owner.
Question 8 of 24
Where do UK residents need to register their car or motorcycle?Correct
If you are resident in the UK, your car or motor cycle must be registered at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
Question 9 of 24
Popular social networking websites in the UK include:Correct
Social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter are a popular in the UK.
Question 10 of 24
According to the 2011 Census, what percentage of the population identified themselves as Muslim?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 11 of 24
How often are elections held for the National Assembly for Wales?Correct
The National Assembly for Wales has 60 Assembly members (AMs) and elections are held every four years using a form of proportional representation.
Question 12 of 24
Who was the British Minister after Margaret Thatcher?Correct
John Major was Prime Minister after Mrs Thatcher, and helped establish the Northern Ireland peace process.
Question 13 of 24
What name is given to the person appointed by local authorities to be the ceremonial leader of a particular council?Correct
Many local authorities appoint a mayor, who is the ceremonial leader of the council. In some towns, a mayor is elected to be the effective leader of the administration.
Question 14 of 24
What is the meaning of the term ‘first past the post’?Correct
MPs are elected through a system called ‘first past the post’. In each constituency, the candidate who gets the most votes is elected.
Question 15 of 24
Who defeated Emperor Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815?Correct
In 1815, the French Wars ended with the defeat of the Emperor Napoleon by the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo.
Question 16 of 24
Which court deals with the MOST serious cases in Scotland, such as murder?Correct
In Scotland, serious 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 17 of 24
What was the symbol of the House of Tudor?Correct
The symbol of the House of Tudor was a red rose with a white rose inside it as a sign that the Houses of York and Lancaster were now allies.
Question 18 of 24
What animal is represented in the Welsh flag?Correct
There is also an official Welsh flag, which shows a Welsh dragon. The Welsh dragon does not appear on the Union Flag because, when 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 19 of 24
Which famous economist developed ideas about economics during the 18th century and which are still referred to today?Correct
During the 18th century, new ideas about politics, philosophy and science were developed. This is often called ‘the Enlightenment’. Many of the great thinkers of the Enlightenment were Scottish. Adam Smith developed ideas about economics which are still referred to today.
Question 20 of 24
Who is the ceremonial head of the Commonwealth?Correct
The Queen is the ceremonial head of the Commonwealth.
Question 21 of 24
What time do usually pubs open during the week?Correct
Pubs are usually open during the day from 11.00 am (12 noon on Sundays).
Question 22 of 24
In which TWO movie categories does Britain continue to be particularly strong at?Correct
Britain continues to be particularly strong in special effects and animation movies.
Question 23 of 24
What British artist was a portrait painter who often painted people in country or garden scenarios?Correct
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was a portrait painter who often painted people in country or garden scenery.
Question 24 of 24
During which religious celebration do Muslims sacrifice an animal to eat?Correct
Many Muslims sacrifice an animal to eat during Eid ul Adha.
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