'life In The UK' Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these statements is correct?
    • A. 

      When renting a property, a deposit is paid to the landlord at the beginning of the tenancy to cover the cost of any damage.

    • B. 

      When renting a property, a deposit is paid to the landlord at the beginning of the tenancy to cover his/her administrative costs.

  • 2. 
    St David is the patron saint of
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Scotland

    • C. 

      Wales

    • D. 

      Northern Ireland

  • 3. 
    You can receive health advice and treatment when you are pregnant and after you have had the baby from which TWO sources?
    • A. 

      Your GP

    • B. 

      The Family Planning Association

    • C. 

      Your health visitor

    • D. 

      The local nursery

  • 4. 
    True or false: "The UK football team is very important to British people."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which TWO of the following are members of the Cabinet?
    • A. 

      The Chancellor of the Exchequer

    • B. 

      The Speaker of the House of Commons

    • C. 

      The Leader of the Opposition

    • D. 

      The Home Secretary

  • 6. 
    Where can you find details of trade unions in the UK?
    • A. 

      The Home Office

    • B. 

      Your local library

    • C. 

      Trade Unions Congress (TUC) website

    • D. 

      Jobcentre Plus website

  • 7. 
    In the 1950s, textile and engineering firms sent agents to which TWO countries to find workers?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Vietnam

    • D. 

      Pakistan

  • 8. 
    Which of these statements is correct?
    • A. 

      For cars and motorcycles the speed limit on single carriageways is 60mph

    • B. 

      For cars and motorcycles the speed limit on single carriageways is 70mph

  • 9. 
    True or false: "Every household in the UK is required by law to complete a census form."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The group of senior MPs appointed by the Leader of the Opposition to lead the criticism of government ministers is called
    • A. 

      The Opposition Cabinet

    • B. 

      The Shadow ministers

    • C. 

      The Shadow Cabinet

    • D. 

      The Opposition ministers

  • 11. 
    True or false: "There is no national minimum wage for those aged under 16."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    True or false: "School-age boys smoke more than girls".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    When you obtain a mortgage to buy a house, who normally carries out checks on the property to ensure that it is sound?
    • A. 

      A solicitor

    • B. 

      A plumber

    • C. 

      A surveyor

    • D. 

      An electrician

  • 14. 
    True or false: "Women have had equal voting rights with men in the UK since 1928". 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Who opens Parliament each year?
    • A. 

      The Archbishop of Canterbury

    • B. 

      The Prime Minister

    • C. 

      The Speaker of the House of Commons

    • D. 

      The Queen

  • 16. 
    Which TWO places can you contact about getting a National Insurance number?
    • A. 

      The Home Office

    • B. 

      The Department for Work and Pensions

    • C. 

      Jobcentre Plus

    • D. 

      Your local social security office

  • 17. 
    The minimum wage for 18-21-year-olds is 
    • A. 

      £5.35 per hour

    • B. 

      £4.35 per hour

    • C. 

      £3.30 per hour

    • D. 

      £4.45 per hour

  • 18. 
    How many days a year must schools be open?
    • A. 

      160

    • B. 

      180

    • C. 

      190

    • D. 

      210

  • 19. 
    After Christianity, which are the TWO largest religious groups in the UK?
    • A. 

      Jewish

    • B. 

      Muslim

    • C. 

      Hindu

    • D. 

      Buddhist

  • 20. 
    Which TWO statements about the Commonwealth are true?
    • A. 

      The Prime Minister is the head of the Commonwealth.

    • B. 

      There are 54 members.

    • C. 

      Membership is for countries that were part of the British Empire.

    • D. 

      The Commonwealth has no power over its members.

  • 21. 
    Maternity leave is:
    • A. 

      6 weeks

    • B. 

      12 weeks

    • C. 

      26 weeks

    • D. 

      36 weeks

  • 22. 
    The aims of the United Nations are
    • A. 

      To function as a single market

    • B. 

      To prevent war and promote peace and security

    • C. 

      To examine decisions made by the European Union

    • D. 

      To promote democracy, good government and eradicate poverty

  • 23. 
    Which TWO countries are members of the Commonwealth?
    • A. 

      Indonesia

    • B. 

      Malaysia

    • C. 

      Pakistan

    • D. 

      Ireland

  • 24. 
    How much has the population of the UK grown since 1971?
    • A. 

      6.1%

    • B. 

      7.5%

    • C. 

      8.6%

    • D. 

      7.7%

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