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Question 1 of 24
How many members does the Scottish Parliament have?Correct
There are 129 members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), elected by a form of proportional representation.
Question 2 of 24
What does the term ‘coalition’ refer to?Correct
The government is usually formed by the party that wins the majority of constituencies. If no party wins a majority, two parties may join together to form a coalition.
Question 3 of 24
How much do you have to pay to visit the Palace of Westminster?Correct
The entrance to the Palace of Westminster is free.
Question 4 of 24
Civil servants cannot stand for public office:Correct
Most citizens of the UK, the Irish republic or the Commonwealth aged 18 or over can stand for public office. There are some exceptions, including: members of the armed forces, civil servants, people found guilty of certain criminal offences.
Question 5 of 24
What is the main function of the Council of Europe?Correct
Question 6 of 24
In which of the following areas has the Welsh Assembly the power to make laws (choose four)?Correct
The Welsh Assembly has the power to make laws in 20 areas, including: education and training, health and social services, economic development and housing.
Question 7 of 24
How many members comprise the UN Security Council?Correct
There are 15 members on the UN Security Council, which recommends action when there are international crises and threats to peace.
Question 8 of 24
Members in the Welsh Assembly can speak English and Welsh, but all publications of the Assembly must be in English:Correct
Members in the Welsh Assembly can speak English and Welsh, and all publications of the Assembly are in both languages.
Question 9 of 24
How many members does the Northern Ireland Assembly have?Correct
The Northern Ireland Assembly has 108 elected members, known as MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly). They are elected with a form of proportional representation.
Question 10 of 24
Which of the following civil laws include disputes between landlords and tenants over issues such as repairs and eviction?Correct
Housing law includes disputes between landlords and tenants over issues suck as repairs and eviction.
Question 11 of 24
How can you visit the Scottish Parliament?Correct
To visit the Scottish Parliament, you can get information, book tickets or arrange tours through visitor services. You can also write to them at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP, telephone 0131 348 5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question 12 of 24
Which of the following is NOT a duty of the police?Correct
The job of the police in the UK is to protect life and property, prevent disturbances (also known as keeping the peace) and prevent and detect crime.
Question 13 of 24
How often are the elections for the European Parliament held?Correct
Elections for the European Parliament are held every five years.
Question 14 of 24
What do new citizens have to swear or affirm as part of the citizenship ceremony?Correct
New citizens swear or affirm loyalty to the Queen as part of the citizenship ceremony.
Question 15 of 24
In which TWO cases may a person who has been summoned to do jury service be exempted from doing it:Correct
Everyone who is summoned to do jury service must do it unless they are not eligible (for example, because they have a criminal conviction) or they provide a good reason to be excused, such as ill health.
Question 16 of 24
What is the role of the shadow cabinet?Correct
The role of the shadow cabinet is to challenge the government and put forward alternative policies.
Question 17 of 24
If you are self-employed:Correct
If you are self-employed, you need to pay your own tax through a system called ‘self-assessment’, which includes completing a tax return.
Question 18 of 24
What name is given to the elected members of the Northern Ireland Assembly?Correct
Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly are known as MLAs (members of the Legislative Assembly).
Question 19 of 24
Which senior MP is responsible for issues relating to crime, policing and immigration?Correct
The Home Secretary is responsible for crime, policing and immigration.
Question 20 of 24
How can a person be protected from being forced into a marriage?Correct
Court orders can be obtained to protect a person from being forced into a marriage, or to protect a person in a forced marriage.
Question 21 of 24
Which of the following is NOT classified as a criminal offence in the UK?Correct
Unfair dismissal or discrimination in the workplace is classified as a civil offence.
Question 22 of 24
Which of the following is NOT considered to be a main part of the British government?Correct
The European Council is not part of the British government.
Question 23 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 24 of 24
Which court usually deals with the MOST serious civil cases in Scotland?Correct
More serious civil cases – for example, when a large amount of compensation is being claimed – are dealt with in the High Court of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, they are dealt with in the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
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