British Citizenship Test Practice
As a British citizen, you should:
As a British citizen you should respect and obey the law and look after the area in which you live and the environment are the correct answers.
When is Halloween celebrated?
Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October.
The Bill of Rights of 1689 gave women the right to vote.
The Bill of Rights, 1689, confirmed the rights of Parliament and the limits of the king’s power.
What is the name of the most famous cricket competition played between England and Australia?
The most famous cricket competition is the Ashes, which is a series of Test matches played between England and Australia.
What was the biggest source of employment during the 18th century?
During the 18th century, manufacturing jobs became the main source of employment in Britain.
In 1314 the Scottish, led by Robert the Bruce, defeated the English at the battle of Bannockburn, and Scotland remained unconquered by the English.
This statement is true.
Which of the following is an example of criminal offence?
Smoking in public places. It is against the law to smoke tobacco products in nearly every enclosed public place in the UK. There are signs displayed to tell you where you cannot smoke.
Which Scottish clan was killed for not taking the oath?
The MacDonalds of Glencoe.
Which two issues can the devolved administrations pass laws on?
Policy and laws governing defence, foreign affairs, immigration, taxation and social security all remain under central UK government control. However, many other public services, such as health and education, are controlled by the devolved administrations.
The assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914 led to which of the following wars?
On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated. This set off a chain of events leading to the First World War (1914-18).
What is the capital city of Scotland?
The capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh.
In 1833 the Emancipation Act abolished slavery throughout the British Empire.
This statement is true.
What is the name of the process by which many Scottish landlords destroyed individual small farms (known as ‘crofts’) to make space for large flocks of sheep and cattle?
A process began which became known as the ‘Highland Clearances’. Many Scottish landlords destroyed individual small farms (known as ‘crofts’) to make space for large flocks of sheep and cattle.
The Falkland Islands are a British overseas territory and are part of the United Kingdom.
The Falkland Islands are a British overseas territory. They are also linked to the UK but are not part of it.
Which two of the following are Civil War Battles?
The Battles of Marston Moor and Naseby.
What was the name of the activist group who fought for the women’s right to vote?
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an increasing number of women campaigned and demonstrated for greater rights and, in particular, the right to vote. They formed the women’s suffrage movement and became known as the ‘suffragettes’.
What UK landmark was voted as Britain’s favourite view in 2007?
In 2007, television viewers voted Wastwater (Lake District) as Britain’s favourite view.
Who were the first people to live in Britain in what we call the Stone Age?
The first people to live in Britain were hunter-gatherers.
What is the name of the movement against the authority of the Pope and the ideas of the Catholic Church that took place during the reign of Henry VIII?
What do you need to do to apply for a National Insurance Number?
If you have permission to work in the UK, you will need to telephone the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to arrange to get a National Insurance number.
Which of the following is a major horse-racing event in England?
Famous horse-racing events include: Royal Ascot , a five-day race meeting in Berkshire attended by members of the Royal Family; the Grand National at Aintree near Liverpool; and the Scottish Grand National at Ayr.
How many members form a jury in Scotland?
In Scotland a jury has 15 members.
What is known as Lent?
The 40 days before Easter are known as Lent.
When was the last successful foreign invasion of England?
The Norman Conquest was the last successful foreign invasion of England in 1066.
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