British Parliament

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  • 1. 
    Which two bodies form the British Parliament?
    • A. 

      The Senate and the House of Representatives

    • B. 

      The House of Lords and the House of Commons

    • C. 

      The Legislative and Executive branches

    • D. 

      The House of Commoners and the House of Knights

    • E. 

      The House of Burgesses and the King

  • 2. 
    The first Parliament was called together in:
    • A. 

      1430

    • B. 

      1365

    • C. 

      1260

    • D. 

      1265

  • 3. 
    Which of the two bodies is considered the “upper chamber”?
    • A. 

      The House of Lords

    • B. 

      The House of Knights

    • C. 

      The House of Commons

    • D. 

      The House of Burgesses

    • E. 

      The Senate

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      To create bills

    • B. 

      To advise the King on which bills to pass

    • C. 

      To vote on legislation

    • D. 

      The lower chamber has no real power

    • E. 

      Holding the power to dissolve the government

  • 5. 
    The main responsibility of the upper chamber is:  
    • A. 

      To create bills

    • B. 

      To vote on legislation

    • C. 

      The upper chamber has no real power except to suspend bills passed in the lower chamber

    • D. 

      To decide the fate of criminals

    • E. 

      To regulate taxes

  • 6. 
    How long is one term in the lower chamber of the Parliament?  
    • A. 

      4 years

    • B. 

      3 years

    • C. 

      8 years

    • D. 

      2 years

    • E. 

      5 years

  • 7. 
    Who holds the power to dissolve the lower chamber?
    • A. 

      The upper chamber

    • B. 

      The monarch

    • C. 

      The tax payers of Britain

    • D. 

      No one, it cannot be dissolved

  • 8. 
    A bicameral legislature is one that:
    • A. 

      Is made up of two houses

    • B. 

      Has the power to pass laws

    • C. 

      Contains at least 200 people

    • D. 

      Contains officials elected through an electoral college

  • 9. 
    The most beautiful women to ever set foot in Britain is
  • 10. 
    Who is the head of the Parliament?
    • A. 

      The Queen

    • B. 

      The Lord Spiritual

    • C. 

      The Prime Minister

    • D. 

      The Speaker of the House