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Flashcard 149665173

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What do Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel and Julian Barnes have in common?
Answer
they won Man Booker Prize for Fiction


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Flashcard 149666726

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What festival is celebrated on 31 October?
Answer
Halloween


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Flashcard 149666731

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Question
The British constitution is contained in a single written document
Answer
False


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Flashcard 149666736

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Question
Popular television programmes/soap operas:
Answer
EastEnders and Coronation Street


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Flashcard 149666741

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Question
Year that hereditary peers lost automatic right to attend House of Lords
Answer
1999


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Flashcard 149666746

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Question
Pantomimes are plays based on fairy stories
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666751

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Question
Major political parties in the UK
Answer
Conservative Party, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats


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Flashcard 149666756

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How often does Prime Minister’s Questions occur when Parliament is sitting?
Answer
Once a week


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Flashcard 149666761

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Procedure that helps people to settle minor disputes in an informal way
Answer
Small claims procedure


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Flashcard 149666766

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Protestant Christian groups in the United Kingdom?
Answer
Baptists, Methodists, Anglicans, Church of England, Church of Scotland Presbyterians, Quakers.


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Flashcard 149666771

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Fundamental principles of British life:
Answer
Participation in community life and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs


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Flashcard 149666776

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Why is 1918 an important date in the history of women’s rights?
Answer
Women were given the right to vote.


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Flashcard 149666781

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Question
The National Citizen Service provides military training to young people.
Answer
False


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Flashcard 149666786

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The National Citizen Service gives 16- and 17-year-olds the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities, develop their skills and take part in a community project.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666791

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For which TWO types of literature is William Shakespeare famous?
Answer
Plays and Sonnets


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Flashcard 149666796

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In which year the Spanish Armada (a large fleet of ships) attempted to invade England and restore Catholicism?
Answer
1588


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Flashcard 149666801

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In which year women over the age of 30 were given the right to vote?
Answer
1918


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Flashcard 149666806

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In which year women were given the right to vote at 21, the same age as men?
Answer
1928


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Flashcard 149666811

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What is the name of the UK currency?
Answer
Pound sterling


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Flashcard 149666816

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Question
English Civil War battle that took place in 1644?
Answer
Marston Moor Battle


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Flashcard 149666821

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Question
English Civil War battle that took place in 1645?
Answer
Naseby Battle


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Flashcard 149666826

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Question
The Battles won by the parliamentary armies during English Civil War?
Answer
Marston Moor and Naseby Battles


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Flashcard 149666831

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How was Mary Queen of Scots related with Queen Elizabeth I?
Answer
They were cousins.


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Flashcard 149666836

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British scientists were the first to clone a mammal successfully. What was the animal?
Answer
Dolly the sheep.


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Flashcard 149666841

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Confederation of British Industry (CBI – which represents British business) lobbies politicians to get their views across.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666846

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Greenpeace (which is concerned about environmental issues) lobbies politicians to get their views across.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666851

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What animal is depicted on the official flag of Wales?
Answer
Dragon


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Flashcard 149666856

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What were the names of the two main groups in Parliament in the early 18th century?
Answer
Whigs and Tories


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Flashcard 149666861

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Two main groups in Parliament from 1689 onwards:
Answer
Whigs and the Tories


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Flashcard 149666866

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Which stories are associated with Geoffrey Chaucer?
Answer
The Canterbury Tales


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Flashcard 149666871

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The Canterbury Tales are stories about a group of pilgrims travelling to [...]
Answer
Canterbury


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Flashcard 149666876

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The voting age was reduced to 18 for men and women in [year].
Answer
1969


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Flashcard 149666881

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Two Christian religious festivals celebrated in the UK are?
Answer
Christmas and Easter


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Flashcard 149666886

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Self-employed people need to pay National Insurance Contributions themselves.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666891

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How are local councils funded?
Answer
From central government and local taxes.


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Flashcard 149666896

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Both Jane Austen and Charles Dickens are famous novelists.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666901

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What type of government was formed after the General Election of 2010?
Answer
Coalition


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Flashcard 149666906

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To prevent war and promote international peace and security is the aim of […]?
Answer
United Nations (193 member states, 2 observer states).


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Flashcard 149666911

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The United Kingdom is governed by the parliament sitting in Westminster.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666916

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Question
The Brit Awards is an event where [...] are given awards
Answer
Musicians


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Flashcard 149666921

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What important event happened in England in 1066?
Answer
The Norman invasion


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Flashcard 149666926

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‘The Divine Right of Kings’ meant that the [...] was appointed by God.
Answer
king


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Flashcard 149666931

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Are democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; tolerance of those of different faith/belief; participation in community life fundamental principles of British life?
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666936

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Are Snowdonia (Wales) and Loch Lomond (freshwater lake in Scotland) famous UK landmarks?
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666941

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Are members of the public allowed to attend Youth Court hearings?
Answer
No


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Flashcard 149666946

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Elizabeth I had very good relations with Parliament.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666951

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What event is remembered on 5 November each year?
Answer
A plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 (Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night).


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Flashcard 149666956

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Were Roundheads and Cavaliers associated with King Charles I and Parliament during the English Civil War?
Answer
Yes, Roundheads were supporters of Parliament and Cavaliers were supporters of the King.


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Flashcard 149666961

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‘The Restoration’ refers to the re-establishment of Catholicism as the official Church in the 17th century.
Answer
False. Restoration was re-establishment of the monarchy in 1660 (Charles II)


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Flashcard 149666966

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Disputes between landlords and tenants and discrimination in the workplace are examples of […] law.
Answer
civil


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Flashcard 149666971

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The Scottish Parliament can pass legislation for Scotland on all matters.
Answer
False


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Flashcard 149666976

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Question
Gilbert and Sullivan wrote many comic operas.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149666981

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Who wrote 'HMS Pinafore', 'The Pirates', and 'The Mikado'?
Answer
Gilbert and Sullivan


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Flashcard 149666986

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Which new national bodies were established in 1999?
Answer
Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament


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Flashcard 149666991

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Question
The Union Flag comprises four crosses, one for each part of the United Kingdom.
Answer
False. The Union Flag comprises 3 crosses (St George, St Andrew and St Patrick)


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Flashcard 149666996

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Some people rent land called ‘an allotment’, where they grow fruit and vegetables
Answer
True


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