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Question 1 of 24
Which of the following statements is TRUE?Correct
Forcing another person to marry is a criminal offence.
Question 2 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 3 of 24
Which court deals with serious criminal offences in Wales?Correct
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, serious criminal offences are tried in front of a judge and a jury in a Crown Court. In Scotland, serious cases are heard in a Sheriff Court with either a sheriff or a sheriff with a jury.
Question 4 of 24
When were Protection Orders to protect a person from being forced into a marriage, or to protect a person in a forced marriage introduced for Scotland?Correct
Forced Marriage Protection Orders were introduced in 2008 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland under the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007. Court orders can be obtained to protect a person from being forced into a marriage, or to protect a person in a forced marriage. Similar Protection Orders were introduced in Scotland in November 2011.
Question 5 of 24
Since when have hereditary peers lost the automatic right to attend the House of Lords?Correct
Question 6 of 24
What name is given to the elected members of the Welsh Assembly?Correct
The National Assembly has 60 Assembly members (AMs) and elections are held every four years using a form of proportional representation.
Question 7 of 24
How often do the ministers that form the Cabinet meet to make important decisions about government policy?Correct
The cabinet is a committee which usually meets weekly and makes important decisions about government policy.
Question 8 of 24
How many countries are members of the United Nations?Correct
The UK is part of the United Nations (UN), an international organization with more than 190 countries as members.
Question 9 of 24
Which of the following statements is true?Correct
The police force is a public service that helps and protects everyone, no matter what their background or where they live.
Question 10 of 24
What is the system by which the income tax is automatically taken from the employee’s income by their employer and paid directly to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)?Correct
For most people, the right amount of income tax is automatically taken from their income from employment by their employer and paid directly to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the government department that collects taxes. This system is called “Pay As You Earn” (PAYE).
Question 11 of 24
How many local authorities are there in London?Correct
London has 33 local authorities, with the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London coordinating policies across the capital.
Question 12 of 24
Who is the head of the state in the UK?Correct
Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state of the UK.
Question 13 of 24
Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) are elected on the basis of:Correct
Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) are elected by a form of proportional representation.
Question 14 of 24
The action of handing out leaflets in the street or knocking on people’s doors to ask for their political support is known as:Correct
The action of handing out leaflets in the street or knocking on people’s doors to ask for their political support is known as canvassing.
Question 15 of 24
Which of the following is a charity that works with old people?Correct
Age UK is a charity that works with old people.
Question 16 of 24
How many members does the Council of Europe have?Correct
The Council of Europe is separate from the EU. It has 47 member countries, including the UK, and is responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights in those countries.
Question 17 of 24
In the UK, Members of the Parliament (MPs) are elected on the basis of:Correct
MPs are elected through a system called ‘first past the post’. In constituency, the candidate who gets the most votes is elected.
Question 18 of 24
People in the UK do NOT have to pay tax on:Correct
People in the UK have to pay tax on their income, which includes: wages from paid employment, profits from self-employment, taxable benefits, pensions and income from property, savings and dividends.
Question 19 of 24
What Treaty established the European Economic Union in 1957?Correct
The European Union (EU), originally called the European Economic Community (EEC), was set up by six western European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) who signed the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 1957.
Question 20 of 24
When did hereditary peers lose the automatic right to attend the House of Lords?Correct
Since 1999, hereditary peers have lost the automatic right to attend the House of Lords. They now elect a few of their number to represent them in the House of Lords.
Question 21 of 24
When did the Queen start reining?Correct
The Queen has reigned since her father’s death in 1952, and in 2012 she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee (60 years as queen).
Question 22 of 24
Members of the public are not allowed in Youth Courts, and the name or photographs of the accused young person cannot be published in newspapers or used by the media:Correct
Members of the public are not allowed in Youth Courts, and the name or photographs of the accused young person cannot be published in newspapers or used by the media.
Question 23 of 24
How do we call a set of principles by which a country is governed and which includes all of the institutions that are responsible for running the country and how their power is kept in check?Correct
A constitution is a set of principles by which a country is governed. It includes all of the institutions that are responsible for running the country and how their power is kept in check.
Question 24 of 24
What is the National Anthem of the UK?Correct
The National Anthem of the UK is ‘God Save the Queen’.
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