Life in the UK 2020

  1. 1. When is St David’s day?

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    1st March

  2. 2. Which of these UK landmarks is in Wales?

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    Snowdonia

  3. 3. Which flower is associated with England?

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    Rose

  4. 4. What created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland?

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    The Act of Union

  5. 5. The UK government hasn’t used the power to suspend the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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    False

  6. 6. When is Christmas Eve?

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    24th December

  7. 7. What Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851?

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    Crystal Palace

  8. 8. Who is Queen Elizabeth II married to?

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    Prince Philip

  9. 9. Roast beef is a traditional food of which country?

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    England

  10. 10. Who appoints “Life peers”?

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    The Monarch

  11. 11. What did the Chartists campaign for?

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    The right to vote for the working class

  12. 12. Where was Robert Burns from?

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    Scotland

  13. 13. Which of the following is part of the UK?

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    Wales

  14. 14. Which TWO are British Overseas territories?

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    St Helena and The Falkland Islands

  15. 15. Which flag has a white cross on a blue background?

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    Scottish

  16. 16. When did the first Christian communities appear in Britain?

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    3rd and 4th centuries

  17. 17. Which charity works to preserve important buildings?

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    The National Trust

  18. 18. Who built the Tower of London?

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    William the Conqueror

  19. 19. Where is the Cenotaph located?

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    Whitehall, Westminster

  20. 20. What is not a fundamental principle of British life?

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    Driving a car

  21. 21. Who was the first Briton to win the Olympic gold medal in the 10,000 meters?

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    Mo Farah

  22. 22. Which of these is a famous classical music event in the UK?

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    The proms

  23. 23. Who became Prime Minister during WWII?

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    Winston Churchill

  24. 24. When do pubs usually open?

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    11 AM

  25. 25. Where does the Prime Minister reside?

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    10 Downing Street

  26. 26. What do you need to apply for UK citizenship?

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    Speak and read English

  27. 27. Where does the Fringe take place?

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    Edinburgh

  28. 28. Where in Scotland is known as the home of golf?

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    St Andrews

  29. 29. What is the Church of England known as in Scotland and the US?

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    The Episcopal Church

  30. 30. What is the money limit for the small claims procedure in England and Wales?

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    £10,000

  31. 31. What is known as Lent?

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    The 40 days before Easter

  32. 32. What must the police officer tell you if you get arrested?

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    The reason for your arrest

  33. 33. Who won gold medals in rowing in five consecutive Olympic Games?

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    Sir Steve Redgrave

  34. 34. Which Two British film actors have recently won Oscars?

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    Tilda Swinton and Colin Firth

  35. 35. What did the “Bill of Rights” confirm?

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    Parliament’s increased power

  36. 36. What is the system that automatically deducts tax called?

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    PAYE

  37. 37. Where in Scotland is known as the home of golf?

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    St Andrews

  38. 38. Hadrian’s Wall is a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site

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    True

  39. 39. Where did the people of the Bronze Age bury their dead?

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    Round barrows

  40. 40. Who was Henry Purcell?

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    A musician

  41. 41. When did people learn how to make bronze?

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    4,000 years ago

  42. 42. What does the TV licence money pay for?

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    The BBC

  43. 43. How old is Big Ben?

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    150

  44. 44. What was the population of the UK in 1901?

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    40 million

  45. 45. Who invented the World Wide Web?

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    Sir Tim Berners-Lee

  46. 46. Who mapped the coast of Australia?

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    James Cook

  47. 47. How long did the Romans stay in Britain?

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    400 years

  48. 48. What is the monarch’s ceremonial role?

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    Opening a parliamentary session

  49. 49. Which country’s flag is not part of the Union Flag?

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    Wales

  50. 50. Who developed important Human Nature ideas?

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    David Hume

  51. 51. Which of these gardens is located in Wales?

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    Bodnant Garden

  52. 52. Which of these venues is located in Scotland?

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    The SECC (The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre)

  53. 53. When is Boxing Day?

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    The day after Christmas Day

  54. 54. What language did the Iron Age people speak?

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    Celtic

  55. 55. What is the fundamental principle of British life?

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    The rule of law

  56. 56. Where did the ancestors of the first farmers come from?

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    South-East Europe

  57. 57. Which style of architecture became popular in the 19th century?

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    Gothic

  58. 58. Under which king did the people unite to defeat the Vikings?

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    King Alfred the Great

  59. 59. When did the WWI begin?

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    1914 and ended in 1918

  60. 60. Who won two gold medals for running in the 2004 Olympic Games?

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    Dame Kelly Holmes

  61. 61. Where was Florence Nightingale born?

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    Italy

  62. 62. Who was one of the founders of England’s naval tradition?

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    Sir Francis Drake

  63. 63. Who is the head of the Church of England?

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    The Monarch

  64. 64. Which countries are in Great Britain?

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    England, Wales, Scotland

  65. 65. What marked the beginning of “constitutional monarchy”?

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    The Glorious Revolution

  66. 66. Where did the engineers come from in the middle ages?

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    Germany

  67. 67. Who became one of the most popular monarchs in the 16th century?

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    Elizabeth I

  68. 68. How often are the General Elections held?

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    Every 5 years

  69. 69. Who designed the new St Paul Cathedral?

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    Sir Christopher Wren

  70. 70. What proportion of the population died because of the Black Death?

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    One third

  71. 71. When did the Roman army leave Britain?

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    410 AD

  72. 72. What percentage of the population has a grandparent born outside of the UK?

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    10%

  73. 73. What percentage of the UK population is Sikh?

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    1%

  74. 74. For how long did England remain a republic?

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    11 years

  75. 75. What does the UK offer to its residents?

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    Freedom of belief and religion

  76. 76. What did Henry VII do?

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    Reduced the power of the nobles

  77. 77. Who is responsible for subjects such as education, health and defence?

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    Secretary of State

  78. 78. What is the official report that contains everything said in Parliament called?

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    Hansard

  79. 79. Which of these charities works with children?

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    NSPCC – National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

  80. 80. Who can get a 50% discount on their TV licence?

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    Blind people

  81. 81. When did the Enlightenment happen?

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    18th century

  82. 82. When is Halloween celebrated?

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    31st of October

  83. 83. Where can you find the ship HMS Victory now?

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    Portsmouth

  84. 84. Where are the most serious civil cases heard in England and Wales?

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    High Court

  85. 85. What is the capital of Wales?

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    Cardiff

  86. 86. Where is Loch Lomond located?

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    Scotland

  87. 87. Which operas were written by Gilbert and Sullivan?

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    HMS Pinafore and The Mikado

  88. 88. When did Ireland split into 2 countries?

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    1922

  89. 89. What is the judiciary responsible for?

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    Interpreting the law – Judges, who are together called ‘the judiciary’, are responsible for interpreting the law and ensuring that trials are conducted fairly.

  90. 90. What is the National Anthem of the UK?

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    God Save the Queen

  91. 91. What did the first farmers build in Britain?

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    Houses and Monuments

  92. 92. Who sat in the House of Lords in the middle ages?

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    The nobility and great landowners

  93. 93. Who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo?

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    The Duke of Wellington

  94. 94. Which word comes from the Viking language?

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    Scunthorpe

  95. 95. Which of these are ‘Crown Dependencies’?

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    The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

  96. 96. Who was the first woman Prime Minister?

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    Margaret Thatcher

  97. 97. Where does the UK government sit?

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    Westminster

  98. 98. Which of the events is the bombing of English cities by the Germans?

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    The Blitz

  99. 99. Where was one of the Anglo Saxon kings buried with treasure and armour?

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    Suffolk

  100. 100. What helped the progress of the industrial revolution?

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    Steam Power

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