Life In The UK Test

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United Kingdom Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What is the national emergency services telephone number?
    • A. 

      911

    • B. 

      111

    • C. 

      999

  • 2. 
    Is the following statement TRUE or FALSE? 'Three countries make up the UK.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    How many countries make up the UK?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

  • 4. 
    Where is the Prime Minister's official home in London?
    • A. 

      Downing Street

    • B. 

      Parliament Square

    • C. 

      Richmond Terrace

    • D. 

      Whitehall Palace

  • 5. 
    Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE? Citizens in the UK can vote in elections at the age of 18.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of these statements is correct?
    • A. 

      Scottish bank notes are valid in all parts of the UK.

    • B. 

      Scottish bank notes are valid only in Scotland.

  • 7. 
    Which TWO places can you go to if you need a National Insurance number?
    • A. 

      Department for Education and Skills

    • B. 

      Home Office

    • C. 

      Jobcentre Plus

    • D. 

      Social security office

  • 8. 
    Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE? 'In the 1980s, the largest immigrant groups were from the West Indies, Ireland, India and Pakistan.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Why did the Huguenots come to Britain?
    • A. 

      To invade the country and seize land.

    • B. 

      To find jobs and a better life.

    • C. 

      To avoid religious persecution.

    • D. 

      To avoid a famine.

  • 10. 
    Which of these statements is correct?
    • A. 

      In the 1950s, centres were setup in the West Indies to recruit bus drivers for the UK.

    • B. 

      In the 1950s, centres were setup in India and Pakistan to recruit bus drivers for the UK.

  • 11. 
    Is the statement belows TRUE or FALSE? 'After the Second World War the British government invited people from Ireland and other parts of Europe to come to the UK.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Since 1979 the number of refugees from South East Asia who have been allowed to settle in the UK is:
    • A. 

      Less than 2,500

    • B. 

      Between 2,501 and 10,000

    • C. 

      Between 10,001 and 25,000

    • D. 

      Over 25,000

  • 13. 
    Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE? 'In the UK, boys leave school on average with better qualifications than girls.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Women in Britain first got the vote in:
    • A. 

      1882

    • B. 

      1918

    • C. 

      1928

    • D. 

      1945

  • 15. 
    Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE? 'In the UK, it is illegal to discrimintate against women at work because of their sex.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    From which TWO places were people invited to come and work in the UK during the 1950s?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      New Zealand

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      West Indies

  • 17. 
    Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE? 'Women have had equal voting rights with men in the UK since 1928.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    In which year did married women get the right to divorce their husband?
    • A. 

      1837

    • B. 

      1857

    • C. 

      1875

    • D. 

      1882

  • 19. 
    Jewish came to Britain from Poland, Ukraine and Belarus to escape racial attacks.
    • A. 

      From 1830 to 1850

    • B. 

      From 1880 to 1910

    • C. 

      From 1910 to 1920

    • D. 

      From 1930 to 1945

  • 20. 
    The Irish famine was in the middle of the
    • A. 

      1820s

    • B. 

      1830s

    • C. 

      1840s

    • D. 

      1850s

  • 21. 
    Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE? 'In the late 1960s the government passed new laws which restricted immigration from Australia, New Zealand and Canada.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many women demonstrated for what right?
    • A. 

      The right to vote

    • B. 

      The right to equal pay

    • C. 

      The right to divorce their husbands

    • D. 

      The right to have an abortion

  • 23. 
    What percentage of the UK workforce are women?
    • A. 

      43%

    • B. 

      45%

    • C. 

      49%

    • D. 

      51%

  • 24. 
    Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE? 'There are 2 million children at work in the UK at any one time.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The proportion of young people who go on to higher education in the UK is
    • A. 

      1 in 2

    • B. 

      1 in 3

    • C. 

      1 in 4

    • D. 

      1 in 5

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