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1. Question1 points
How old do you need to be to buy a lottery ticket or scratch card?CorrectIncorrect
People under 16 are not allowed to participate in the National Lottery.
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Where was Catherine of Aragon (the first wife of Henry VIII) from?CorrectIncorrect
Catherine of Aragon was a Spanish princess.
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When did motor-car racing start in the UK?CorrectIncorrect
Motor-car racing in the UK started in 1902.
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The Commonwealth is based on the core values of democracy, good government and the rule of law:CorrectIncorrect
The Commonwealth is based on the core values of democracy, good government and the rule of law.
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How long does it take to donate blood?CorrectIncorrect
Giving blood only takes about an hour to do.
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When did the post-war economic boom come to an end?CorrectIncorrect
In the late 1970s, the post-war economic boom came to an end.
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During its government, Margaret Thatcher made structural changes to the economy through the privatisation of nationalised industries and imposed legal controls on trade union powers:CorrectIncorrect
Margaret Thatcher made structural changes to the economy through the privatisation of nationalised industries and imposed legal controls on trade union powers.
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Who sat at the House of Commons during the Middle Ages?CorrectIncorrect
In the Middle Ages, Knights, who were usually smaller landowners, and wealthy people from towns and cities were elected to sit in the House of Commons.
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Which of the following words come from the Anglo-Saxon language?CorrectIncorrect
The words ‘Apple’ and ‘summer’ are based on Anglo-Saxon words.
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Where do local authorities get funding from (choose TWO answers)?CorrectIncorrect
Local authorities provide a range of services in their areas. They are funded by money from central government and by local taxes.
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If you are self-employed:CorrectIncorrect
If you are self-employed, you need to pay your own tax through a system called ‘self-assessment’, which includes completing a tax return.
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What name is given to the elected members of the Northern Ireland Assembly?CorrectIncorrect
Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly are known as MLAs (members of the Legislative Assembly).
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How long does the Hanukkah celebration last for?CorrectIncorrect
Hanukkah is in November or December and is celebrated for eight days.
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Which of the following areas did the British Empire NOT cover during the Victorian period?CorrectIncorrect
During the Victorian period, the British Empire grew to cover all of India, Australia and large parts of Africa.
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What percentage of the total British population is located in Wales?CorrectIncorrect
The usual resident population of Wales was 3,107,500 in 2021 (5.2% of the total population of England and Wales). This was the largest population ever recorded through a census in Wales. The population increased by 44,000 (1.4%) compared with Census Day 2011, when there were 3,063,456 people in Wales.
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Which senior MP is responsible for issues relating to crime, policing and immigration?CorrectIncorrect
The Home Secretary is responsible for crime, policing and immigration.
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Which British scientist led the development of the atomic bomb?CorrectIncorrect
Scientists led by Ernest Rutherford, working at Manchester and then Cambridge University, were the first to ‘split the atom’ and took part in the Manhattan Project in the United States, which developed the atomic bomb.
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Which of the following movies played an important role in boosting morale during the Second World War?CorrectIncorrect
During the Second World War, British movies (for example, In Which We Serve) played an important part in boosting morale.
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After the Black Death, the growing wealth in the towns led to the development of a strong middle class:CorrectIncorrect
After the Black Death, new social classes appeared, including owners of large areas of land (later called the gentry), and people left the countryside to live in the towns. In the towns, growing wealth led to the development of a strong middle class.
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What was the ability of the Harrier jump jet aircraft?CorrectIncorrect
The Harrier jump jet, an aircraft capable of taking off vertically, was also designed and developed in the UK.
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Who won the 2012 Olympic gold medal in heptathlon?CorrectIncorrect
Jessica Ennis (1986-) won the 2012 Olympic gold medal in the heptathlon, which includes seven different track and field events. She also holds a number of British athletics records.
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What is the name of the annual cultural Welsh festival which includes music, dance, art and original performances largely in Welsh?CorrectIncorrect
The National Eisteddfod of Wales is an annual cultural festival which includes music, dance, art and original performances largely in Welsh. It includes a number of important competitions for Welsh poetry.
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What is the most well-known rugby league (club) competition?CorrectIncorrect
The Super League is the most well-known rugby league (club) competition.
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Where do the Laurence Olivier Awards take place?CorrectIncorrect
The Laurence Olivier Awards take place annually at different venues in London.