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Question 1 of 24
Which TWO of the following charities work with homeless people?Correct
Charities that work with homeless people include Crisis and Shelter.Incorrect
Question 2 of 24
Members of the Welsh Assembly (AMs) are elected every four years on the basis of:Correct
The National Assembly has 60 Assembly members (AMs) and elections are held every four years using a form of proportional representation.
Question 3 of 24
What is the Commonwealth?Correct
The Commonwealth is an association of countries that support each other and work together towards shared goals in democracy and development.
Question 4 of 24
When was the voting age reduced to 18 for men and women?Correct
In 1969, the voting age was reduced to 18 for men and women.
Question 5 of 24
When was the Northern Ireland Parliament established for the first time?Correct
The Northern Ireland Parliament established for the first time in 1922.
Question 6 of 24
What is the opposition?Correct
The second largest party in the House of Commons is called the opposition.
Question 7 of 24
Which THREE of the following groups form part of the British government?Correct
In the UK, there are several different parts of government. The main ones are: the monarchy, the Parliament (the House of Commons and the House of Lords), the Prime Minister, the cabinet, the judiciary (courts), the police, the civil service and the local government.
Question 8 of 24
Who chairs the debates in the House of Commons?Correct
Debates in the House of Commons are chaired by the Speaker.
Question 9 of 24
A woman who is violent towards her partner cannot be prosecuted in the UK:Correct
Anyone who is violent towards their partner – whether they are a man or a woman, married or living together – can be prosecuted.
Question 10 of 24
Many MPs, Assembly Members, MSPs and MEPs hold regular local events where constituents can go in person to talk about issues that are of concern to them. These are known as:Correct
Many MPs, Assembly members, MSPs and MEPs hold regular local ‘surgeries’, where constituents can go in person to talk about issues that are of concern to them.
Question 11 of 24
Which Act introduced the Forced Marriage Protection Orders for England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2008?Correct
Forced Marriage Protection Orders were introduced in 2008 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland under the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007. Similar Protection Orders were introduced in Scotland in November 2011.
Question 12 of 24
When is the electoral register updated?Correct
The electoral register is updated every year in September or October.
Question 13 of 24
Where does the Scottish Parliament sit?Correct
In Scotland the elected members, called MSPs, meet in the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood in Edinburgh.
Question 14 of 24
Which of the following is a ceremonial role to be undertaken by the Queen?Correct
The Queen has important ceremonial roles, such as the opening of the new parliamentary session each year. On this occasion the Queen makes a speech which summarises the government’s policies for the year ahead.
Question 15 of 24
How long can you use your driving licence in the UK if you have a licence from another country?Correct
If you have a licence from another country, you may use it in the UK for up to 12 months.
Question 16 of 24
Which Court deals with the most serious civil cases in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?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.
Question 17 of 24
If you are arrested and taken to a police station, a police officer should:Correct
If you are arrested and taken to a police station, a police officer will tell you the reason for your arrest and you will be able to seek legal advice.
Question 18 of 24
The UK is one of the five permanent members of the Security Council:Correct
This statement is true.
Question 19 of 24
Which of the following four changes did the Chartists NOT campaign for?Correct
The Chartists campaigned for every man to have the vote, elections every year, for all regions to be equal in the electoral system, secret ballots, for any man to be able to stand as an MP and for MPs to be paid.
Question 20 of 24
Which of the following is a criminal offence?Correct
It is illegal and a criminal offence to sell tobacco products (for example, cigarettes, cigars, roll-up tobacco) to anyone under the age of 18.
Question 21 of 24
Which court deals with serious criminal offences in Northern Ireland?Correct
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, serious criminal offences are tried in front of a judge and a jury in a Crown Court.
Question 22 of 24
Which political party does the Speaker represent?Correct
The Speaker is neutral and does not represent a political party, even though he or she is an MP, represents a constituency and deals with the constituents’ problems like any other MP.
Question 23 of 24
When was the Scottish Parliament formed?Correct
The Scottish Parliament was formed in 1999.
Question 24 of 24
Who is the heir to the throne of the UK?Correct
The Queen’s eldest son, Prince Charles (the Prince of Wales), is the heir to the throne.
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