Life in the UK Practice Test 9

1) In England, judges developed 'common law' by a process of tradition and precedence that is, following previous decisions

  • True
  • False

2) Everyone in the UK with a TV, computer or other medium which can be used for watching TV must have a ______

  • Driving licence
  • Copyright licence
  • Television licence
  • Personal licence

3) 2 seconds' silence is observed on Remembrance Day

  • True
  • False

4) The Prime Minister has control over many important public appointments

  • True
  • False

5) Drivers can use their driving licence until they are ______ years old

  • 80
  • 70
  • 55
  • 60

6) In the 20th century, Sir Edwin Lutyens designed ______ to be the seat of government in India Mumbai

  • Bangalore
  • New Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Hyderabad

7) The Council of Europe has no power to make laws

  • True
  • False

8) The European Union law is an important source of law in Britain

  • True
  • False

9) It is ______ to carry a weapon of any kind, even if it is for self-defence

  • Your responsibility
  • Your right
  • A criminal offence
  • None of the above

10) St Andrew is the Patron Saint of ______

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

11) If you are self-employed, you need to pay your own tax through a system called

  • Self-assessment
  • Self-checkout
  • Trade Union
  • None of the above

12) The UK is historically a ______ country

  • Christian
  • Jewish
  • Hindu
  • Muslim

13) The most serious cases in Scotland, such as murder, are heard at a ______ with a judge and jury

  • High Court
  • Magistrates' Court
  • Crown Court
  • None of the above

14) What is the Church of England formally known as?

  • The Anglican Church
  • The Methodist Church
  • The Baptist Church
  • None of the above

15) The Magna Carta protected the rights of the nobility and restricted the king's power to collect taxes or to make or change laws

  • True
  • False

16) Roman Emperor ______ built a wall in the north of England to keep out the Picts (ancestors of the Scottish people)

  • Antoninus
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • Hadrian
  • Verus

17) Who does make a speech which summarises the government's policies for the year ahead?

  • The Queen
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Queen's husband
  • None of the above

18) The Church of England is also called

  • Welsh Church
  • Scottish Church
  • Anglican Church
  • London Church

19) When was the current voting age established?

  • 1839
  • 1869
  • 1939
  • 1969

20) In 1200 the English ruled an area around Dublin, in ______, known as 'The Pale'

  • Scotland
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Wales

21) How many members does a jury have in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?

  • 16
  • 13
  • 12
  • 17

22) What is the minimum age to drive a car or motorcycle in the UK?

  • 17
  • 14
  • 15
  • 19

23) Who defeated the Vikings?

  • King Kenneth
  • King Harold
  • King Alfred the Great
  • King Edward I

24) In the UK, you must be at least ______ years old to drive a car or motor cycle

  • 15
  • 17
  • 19
  • 20
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