Life In The UK Practice Test 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The official report of what happens in Parliament is called

    • A.

      The constitution

    • B.

      Hansard

    • C.

      The speaker's notes

    • D.

      The monarchy

    Correct Answer
    B. Hansard
    Explanation
    the official report of parliament is called HANSARD

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  • 2. 

    What percentage of the population of the UK live in the England? 

    • A.

      65%

    • B.

      72%

    • C.

      76%

    • D.

      84%

    Correct Answer
    D. 84%
    Explanation
    84% of the population of the UK live in England. This means that a majority of the population resides in England compared to the other countries within the UK, such as Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the statements are correct?

    • A.

      A debit card does not draw money from you bank account , but you will be sent a bill every month.

    • B.

      A store card is like a credit card but can be used only in a particular shop.

    Correct Answer
    B. A store card is like a credit card but can be used only in a particular shop.
    Explanation
    Debit card draws money from your personal account. You are NOT sent monthly bills.
    Credit card is loan money for which you are billed every month.

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  • 4. 

    In 2001, ethnic minority groups made up?

    • A.

      Less than 5% of the population of England

    • B.

      Between 5% and 10% of the population of England

    • C.

      Between 10% and 15% of the population of England

    • D.

      More than 15% of the population of England

    Correct Answer
    B. Between 5% and 10% of the population of England
    Explanation
    In 2001, ethnic minority groups made up between 5% and 10% of the population of England. This means that less than 10% but more than 5% of the population belonged to ethnic minority groups during that time.

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  • 5. 

    In which ONE of the following places does the European Parliament meet?

    • A.

      London & Manchester

    • B.

      Strassbourg & Brussels

    • C.

      Paris & England

    • D.

      Poland & Germany

    Correct Answer
    B. Strassbourg & Brussels
    Explanation
    The European Parliament meets in Strasbourg and Brussels. Strasbourg is home to the official seat of the European Parliament, where 12 plenary sessions are held each year. Brussels, on the other hand, is where most of the Parliament's work takes place, including committee meetings, political group meetings, and administrative activities. The Parliament has two main locations to accommodate its functioning and to ensure its accessibility to both French and Dutch-speaking members.

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  • 6. 

    Is this statement below TRUE/FALSE?Your pay slips only shows how much money has been taken off for tax; its does not show National Insurance Contributions

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pay slips should show both tax and NI contributions deducted.

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  • 7. 

    The proportion of young people who go onto higher education in the UK is

    • A.

      1 in 2

    • B.

      1 in 3

    • C.

      1 in 4

    • D.

      1 in 5

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 in 3
    Explanation
    In the UK, the proportion of young people who go onto higher education is 1 in 3. This means that out of every three young individuals, one of them chooses to pursue higher education. This statistic highlights the significant number of young people in the country who aspire to further their education beyond secondary school.

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  • 8. 

    Is this statement below TRUE/FALSE?Further education colleges only admit people up to the age of 19?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Most further education courses are free up to the age of 19 but further education colleges also offer courses for adults.

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  • 9. 

    In which year did Guy Fawkes attempt to plant a bomb in the Houses of Parliament?

    • A.

      1703

    • B.

      1605

    • C.

      1066

    • D.

      1815

    Correct Answer
    B. 1605
    Explanation
    In 1605, Guy Fawkes attempted to plant a bomb in the Houses of Parliament. This event is known as the Gunpowder Plot, where Fawkes and his co-conspirators planned to assassinate King James I by blowing up the Parliament building. However, the plot was foiled, and Fawkes was arrested on November 5th, 1605. Since then, November 5th has been celebrated as Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night in the United Kingdom.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following statements is correct?

    • A.

      The UK was a founder member of the European Economic Community.

    • B.

      The UK was a founder member of the Council of Europe.

    Correct Answer
    B. The UK was a founder member of the Council of Europe.
    Explanation
    The UK did NOT join the EEC until the 1973, but was a founder member of Council of Europe when it was created in 1949.

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  • 11. 

    If you become unemployed, and are capable, available and trying to find work, you may be able to claim

    • A.

      An education support grant

    • B.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

    • C.

      An education maintenance allowance

    • D.

      A state pension

    Correct Answer
    B. Jobseeker's Allowance
    Explanation
    If you become unemployed and are actively seeking employment, you may be eligible to claim Jobseeker's Allowance. This allowance is provided to individuals who are capable and available for work but are currently unemployed. It is designed to provide financial support while the individual searches for a new job. The other options mentioned, such as an education support grant, education maintenance allowance, and state pension, are not applicable in this scenario as they do not directly relate to unemployment and job-seeking.

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  • 12. 

    How many woman with children at school are in paid work?

    • A.

      Nearly a quarter

    • B.

      Nearly a half

    • C.

      Nearly two-thirds

    • D.

      Nearly three-quarters

    Correct Answer
    D. Nearly three-quarters
    Explanation
    Nearly three-quarters of women with children at school are in paid work. This means that a large majority of women who have children attending school are also employed. This statistic highlights the importance of women's participation in the workforce and their ability to balance work and family responsibilities. It also suggests that societal and workplace attitudes and policies have evolved to support and accommodate working mothers.

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  • 13. 

    Is this statement below TRUE/FALSE?'One person living in a flat or house is entitled to a 50% reduction in Council tax.'

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Single occupancy of a property entitles the occupant to a 25% reduction in his/her Council tax.

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  • 14. 

    In England and Scotland, children take national tests when they are

    • A.

      7, 9 and 11 years old

    • B.

      5, 7 and 16 years old

    • C.

      9, 14 and 16 years old

    • D.

      7, 11 and 14 years old

    Correct Answer
    D. 7, 11 and 14 years old
    Explanation
    In England and Scotland, children take national tests at the ages of 7, 11, and 14 years old. This means that they are tested once in primary school at age 7, again at the end of primary school at age 11, and once more in secondary school at age 14. These national tests are important for assessing students' progress and determining their educational needs.

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  • 15. 

    Is this statement below TRUE/FALSE?Britain does NOT have a written constitution?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The British Constitution is NOT written.

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  • 16. 

    Some people speak with Cockney accent in

    • A.

      Birmingham

    • B.

      Newcastle

    • C.

      Glasgow

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    D. London
    Explanation
    The correct answer is London because the Cockney accent is traditionally associated with the working-class people in the East End of London. This accent is characterized by its distinct pronunciation and vocabulary, and it is commonly heard among the locals in London.

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  • 17. 

    Is the statement below TRUE/FALSE?'In the 16th and 18th centuries, the Huguenots left France and came to Britain because of FAMINE.'

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    'In the 16th and 18th centuries, the Huguenots left France and came to Britain because of religious persecution NOT famine. The IRISH came to Britain because of FAMINE.

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  • 18. 

    To drive a large lorry or bus in the UK, you must be aged atleast

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      21

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    B. 21
    Explanation
    To drive a large lorry or bus in the UK, you must be aged at least 21. This is because driving a large vehicle requires a higher level of skill and responsibility, and the legal driving age for these vehicles is higher than for regular cars. By setting the age requirement at 21, it ensures that drivers have had more time to gain experience and maturity on the road before operating such large and potentially dangerous vehicles.

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  • 19. 

    Is this statement below TRUE/FALSE?'The spiritual leader of the Church of England is the Archbishop of Canterbury.'

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the spiritual leader of the Church of England is indeed the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Archbishop of Canterbury holds the highest position in the Church of England and is responsible for leading and guiding the Anglican Communion. They are considered the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and play a significant role in the governance and decision-making of the Church of England.

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  • 20. 

    Generally, the earliest legal age for children to do paid work is

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      14

    Correct Answer
    C. 13
    Explanation
    The earliest legal age for children to do paid work is generally 13. This means that in most countries, children are not allowed to engage in paid employment until they reach this age. This is to ensure that children are protected from exploitation and are able to focus on their education and development. By setting a minimum age for paid work, governments aim to safeguard the well-being and rights of children.

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  • 21. 

    Is this statement below TRUE/FALSE?'In the 1980's the largest immigrants groups were from the West Indies, Ireland, India and Pakistan.'

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    'In the 1980's the largest immigrants groups were from the United States, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.'

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following documents prove you identity?

    • A.

      A library card or a pay slip

    • B.

      A passport or travel document, provisional or Full driving licence

    Correct Answer
    B. A passport or travel document, provisional or Full driving licence
    Explanation
    The documents that prove your identity are a passport or travel document, and a provisional or full driving licence. These documents are commonly accepted as valid forms of identification because they contain personal information such as your name, photograph, and in the case of a driving licence, your address. They are issued by government authorities and are considered reliable forms of identification for various purposes such as travel, employment, or age verification.

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  • 23. 

    Is the statement below TRUE/FALSE'There is no way to compare qualifications from abroad with those in the UK.'

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    You can find out how qualifications compare at the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC).

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  • 24. 

    Which statement is correct

    • A.

      People in the UK are more likely to support a pressure than join a political party

    • B.

      People in the UK are more likely to join a political party than support a pressure group.

    Correct Answer
    A. People in the UK are more likely to support a pressure than join a political party
    Explanation
    The statement "People in the UK are more likely to support a pressure than join a political party" is correct because it suggests that individuals in the UK are more inclined to show their support for a cause or movement through joining a pressure group rather than actively participating in a political party. This could be due to various reasons such as disillusionment with traditional political parties, a stronger belief in the effectiveness of pressure groups, or a preference for advocating for specific issues rather than aligning with a broader political ideology.

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