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Which country invented rugby?CorrectIncorrect
Rugby originated in England in the early 19th century and is very popular in the UK today.
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Who were the Huguenots?CorrectIncorrect
Between 1680 and 1720 many refugees called Huguenots came from France. They were Protestants and had been persecuted for their religion.
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What British scientist showed who gravity applied to the whole universe?CorrectIncorrect
Isaac Newton most famous published work was Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (‘Mathematical Principle of Natural Philosophy’), which showed how gravity applied to the whole universe.
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What composer wrote music for King George I and for his son, George II?CorrectIncorrect
George Frederick Handel wrote the Water Music for King George I and Music for the Royal Fireworks for his son, George II.
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When did the English civil war start?CorrectIncorrect
Civil war between the king and Parliament could not now be avoided and began in 1642. The country spilt into those who supported the king (the Cavaliers) and those who supported Parliament (the Roundheads).
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During the 19th century, the UK was the world’s major producer of which THREE materials?CorrectIncorrect
British industry led the world in the 19th century. The UK produced more that half of the world’s iron, coal and cotton cloth.
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Which TWO of the following British athletes have won gold medals in the Olympic Games?CorrectIncorrect
Dame Kelly Holmes (1970–) – won two gold medals for running in the 2004 Olympic Games. She has held a number of British and European
Jessica Enis -(1986–) is an athlete. She 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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Which TWO of the following are environmental charities?CorrectIncorrect
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Which flag has a diagonal red cross on a white ground?CorrectIncorrect
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Which TWO of the following are examples of criminal offences:CorrectIncorrect
Selling tobacco to anyone under the age of 18 and drinking in public are examples of criminal offences.
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What British landmark was built as part of the UK’s celebration of the new millenium?CorrectIncorrect
The London Eye was originally built as part of the UK’s celebration of the new millennium and continues to be an important part of New Year celebrations.
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Where did slaves mainly come from during the slave trade?CorrectIncorrect
Slaves came primarily from West Africa.
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Who introduced ‘shampooing’ in Britain?CorrectIncorrect
Sake Dean Mahomet and his wife also introduced ‘shampooing’, the Indian art of head massage, to Britain.
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Who was the inventor of the World Wide Web?CorrectIncorrect
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What does the UK offer to its residents or citizens (choose FIVE answers)?CorrectIncorrect
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When did the Wars of the Roses start?CorrectIncorrect
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How many members does the Scottish Parliament have?CorrectIncorrect
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What does the term ‘coalition’ refer to?CorrectIncorrect
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The public can listen to debates in the Palace of Westminster from public galleries in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.CorrectIncorrect
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Pool and darts are traditional pub games.CorrectIncorrect
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When did the UK join the European Economic Community (EEC)?CorrectIncorrect
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What is the minimum age requirement in the UK to drink wine or beer with a meal provided you are with someone over 18?CorrectIncorrect
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Who is the spiritual leader of the Church of England?CorrectIncorrect
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Civil servants cannot stand for public office:CorrectIncorrect