UK Citizenship Test Practice
Who is the patron Saint of England?
The patron Saint of England is St George.
Where is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park located?
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is located in the west of Scotland.
Wales has its own established church.
There is no established Church in Wales or Northern Ireland.
Which stories are associated with Geoffrey Chaucer?
Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a series of poems in English about a group of people going to Canterbury on a pilgrimage. This collection of poems is called The Canterbury Tales
When is Boxing Day celebrated?
Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day (26th December) and is a public holiday.
What is the name of the holiday when banks and many other businesses are closed for the day?
There are public holidays each year called bank holidays, when banks and many other businesses are closed for the day.
Why were women given the right to vote?
In 1918, women over the age of 30 were given voting rights and the right to stand for Parliament, partly in recognition of the contribution women made to the war effort during the First World War.
What do you need to drive in the UK?
In the UK, you must have a driving licence to drive on public roads.
Where does “the Fringe” festival take place?
The Edinburgh Festival takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, every summer. It is a series of different arts and cultural festivals, with the biggest and most well-known being the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (‘the Fringe’).
How many members does the Welsh Assembly have?
The National Assembly has 60 Assembly members (AMs) and elections are held every four years using a form of proportional representation.
The names or photographs of young people found guilty of a crime can be published in newspapers or used by the media.
False. Members of the public are not allowed in Youth Courts, and the name or photographs of the accused young person cannot be published in newspapers or used by the media.
What was Edward Elgar famous for?
Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) was a musician. His best known work is probably the Pomp and Circumstance Marches. March No1 (Land of Hope and Glory) is usually played at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Which of the following is not a British banknote?
There are no £25 notes in the UK.
Where does the Scottish Grand National take place?
The Scottish Grand National takes place at Ayr.
When did the UK join the EU?
The UK originally decided not to join this group but it became a member in 1973.
During the reign of Elizabeth I, a large fleet of ships was sent to England to conquer the country and to restore Catholicism, where did this fleet come from?
Elizabeth I became one of the most popular monarchs in English history, particularly after 1588, when the English defeated the Spanish Armada (a large fleet of ships), which had been sent by Spain to conquer England and restore Catholicism.
What did the Habeas Corpus Act introduce?
The Habeas Corpus Act became law in 1679. This was a very important piece of legislation which remains relevant today. Habeas corpus is Latin for ‘you must present the person in court’. The Act guaranteed that no one could be held prisoner unlawfully. Every prisoner has a right to a court hearing.
What did Emmeline Pankhurst fight for?
Emmeline Pankhurst she set up the women’s Franchise League in 1889, which fought to get the vote in local elections for married women. In 1903 she helped found the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). This was the first group whose members were called ‘suffragettes’. The group used civil disobedience as part of their protest to gain the vote for women. In 1918, women over the age of 30 were given voting rights and the right to stand for Parliament, partly in recognition of the contribution women made to the war effort during the First World War.
What is “the Proms”?
The Proms is an eight-week summer season of orchestral classical music that takes place in various venues, including the Royal Albert Hall in London.
What was Isaac Newton known for?
Newton’s most famous published work was Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (‘Mathematical Principle of Natural Philosophy’), which showed how gravity applied to the whole universe.
When did the WWI come to an end?
The World War I ended in 1918.
Who built a wall in the north of England to keep out the Picts (ancestors of the Scottish people)?
The Emperor Hadrien built a wall in the north of England to keep out the Picts (ancestors of the Scottish people).
Which two universities participate in an annual rowing race that takes place on the River Thames?
Rowing is also popular, both as a leisure activity and as a competitive sport. There is a popular yearly race on the Thames between Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Does England have a written constitution?
The British constitution is not written down in any single document, and therefore it is described as ‘unwritten’.
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