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Flashcard 149665596

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Question
Anno Domini – referring to the number of years after the birth of Jesus Christ – used as a time reference.
Answer
AD


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Flashcard 149665731

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Question
Show that something or someone is remembered.
Answer
commemorate


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Flashcard 149665761

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Question
The legal system that deals with illegal activities.
Answer
criminal law


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Flashcard 149665931

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All the organisations which give information to the public, i.e. newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the internet.
Answer
the media


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Flashcard 149665966

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Question
To be in power in government.
Answer
office, to be in


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Flashcard 149666006

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Question
A very serious, infectious disease.
Answer
plague


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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 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 149666941

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


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Flashcard 149666951

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Question
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 149669598

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Question
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and Gertrude Jekyll designed gardens around country houses.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669603

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Question
Elections for the European Parliament are held every how many years?
Answer
5


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Flashcard 149669608

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Northern Ireland and Scotland have their own banknotes which are valid everywhere in the UK.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669613

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What is the minimum age you can drive a car or motor cycle in the UK?
Answer
17


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Flashcard 149669618

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What do you need to drive on public roads?
Answer
Driving licence.


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Flashcard 149669623

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How often are members of Parliament (MPs) elected?
Answer
At least every 5 years.


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Flashcard 149669628

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Question
The ‘plantation’ settlements in Ireland during the 17th century led to Protestant farmers replacing Catholic landowners.
Answer
There was a clear policy in the 17th century to populate areas of Ireland with Protestants.


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Flashcard 149669633

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What are Beowulf, The Tyger and She Walks in Beauty?
Answer
Poems


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Flashcard 149669638

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Question
The first person to use the title Prime Minister was Sir Robert Walpole.
Answer
True, he was Prime Minister from 1721 until 1742.


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Flashcard 149669643

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Snowdonia is a national park in North Wales.
Answer
True. Its most well-known landmark is Snowdon, which is the highest mountain in Wales.


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Flashcard 149669648

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Which language was spoken by people during the Iron Age?
Answer
Celtic-based language.


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Flashcard 149669653

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Which records tell us about England during the time of William I (the Conqueror)?
Answer
Domesday Book and Bayeux Tapestry


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Flashcard 149669658

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Which event occurs each year on the third Sunday in June?
Answer
Father's Day


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Flashcard 149669663

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A husband who forces his wife to have sex can be charged with rape.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669668

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Which form of religion developed as a result of the Reformation?
Answer
Protestantism


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Flashcard 149669673

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Question
The Mousetrap is a play that has been running in London’s West End since 1952.
Answer
True. It's by Agatha Christie.


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Flashcard 149669678

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Traditional food associated with Scotland is?
Answer
Haggis (sheep’s stomach stuffed with offal, suet, onions and oatmeal).


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Flashcard 149669683

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Two major horse-racing events in the UK?
Answer
Royal Ascot (5-day meeting in Berkshire) and The Scottish Grand National at Ayr.


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Flashcard 149669688

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Question
County Courts deal with civil disputes.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669693

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Which TWO countries are members of the Commonwealth?
Answer
Australia and Canada (among 54 countries).


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Flashcard 149669698

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Question
A public vote in 2002 decided that Winston Churchill was the Greatest Briton of all time.
Answer
True.


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Flashcard 149669703

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Which TWO religions celebrate Diwali?
Answer
Hindus and Sikhs.


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Flashcard 149669708

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A free press means tat what is written in newspapers is free from government control.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669713

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If a person is aged under 21, their case will be heard in a Youth Court.
Answer
False


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Flashcard 149669718

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If a person is aged 10 to 17, their case will be heard in a Youth Court.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669723

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Why was the Habeas Corpus Act of 1679 so important?
Answer
It ensured no person could be held prisoner unlawfully (without just cause).


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Flashcard 149669728

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Are The Channel Islands a Crown dependency?
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669733

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The Speaker of the House of Commons is an MP elected by fellow MPs in a secret ballot.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669738

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The Speaker is neutral and does not represent a political party, even though he or she is an MP.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669743

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Question
The Speaker of the House of Commons has to give up being an MP when elected as Speaker
Answer
False


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Flashcard 149669748

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Question
What awards event celebrates British theatre?
Answer
The Laurence Olivier Awards


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Flashcard 149669753

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Question
Takes place annually and awards are given in a variety of categories, including best director, best actor and best actress.
Answer
The Laurence Olivier Awards


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Flashcard 149669758

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Question
Which wars was England involved in during the Middle Ages?
Answer
Crusades and Hundred Years War (116 years; from 1337 to 1453)


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Flashcard 149669763

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Dundee and Aberdeen are cities in Northern Ireland.
Answer
False, they're in Scotland.


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Flashcard 149669768

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Question
How old do you need to be in order to stand for public office?
Answer
Citizens of the UK, the Irish Republic or the Commonwealth must be aged 18 or over to stand for public office.


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Flashcard 149669773

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Question
During Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, English settlers began to colonise which part of the world?
Answer
The eastern coast of North America.


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Flashcard 149669778

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During Queen Victoria’s reign, English settlers began to colonise which part of the world?
Answer
Australia and the Pacific.


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Flashcard 149669783

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Question
Which queen is remembered for her rebellion against the Romans?
Answer
Boudicca


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Flashcard 149669788

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Question
The jet engine and radar were developed in Britain in the 1830s.
Answer
False. It was in the 1930s.


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Flashcard 149669793

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Question
Big Ben is the nickname of the great bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.
Answer
True. Many people call the clock Big Ben as well.


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Flashcard 149669798

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Question
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is associated with the development of nursing.
Answer
True. Especially Crimean War 1853-1856.


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Flashcard 149669803

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Question
The Training School for nurses at St Thomas’ Hospital in London was funded by
Answer
Florence Nightingale


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Flashcard 149669808

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Question
When walking your dog in a public place, what must you ensure?
Answer
That dog is wearing a collar showing the name and address of the owner


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Flashcard 149669813

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Question
What did St Augustine and St Columba do during the Anglo-Saxon period?
Answer
They were early Christian missionaries.


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Flashcard 149669818

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Question
A jury has to listen to the evidence presented at the trial and then decide a verdict of ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’, based on what they have heard.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669823

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Question
Many sailing events are held throughout the UK, the most famous of which is at [...] on the Isle of Wight.
Answer
Cowes


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Flashcard 149669828

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Question
In the UK you are expected to respect the rights of others to have their own opinions.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669833

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Question
Examples protected by law from discrimination in work?
Answer
Disability, marital status, age, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion, belief, sexuality.


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Flashcard 149669838

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Question
The UK is a member of NATO.
Answer
True. NATO has 28 member states.


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Flashcard 149669843

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Question
The Industrial Revolution is the name given to the rapid development of industry that began in the 18th century.
Answer
True


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Flashcard 149669848

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Question
Two events that are religious festivals?
Answer
Easter and Christmas.


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