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Flashcard 149667737

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Q: Bonfire Night when people set off fireworks at home or in special displays takes place on [date]
Answer
A: 5-th of November


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Flashcard 149667747

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Q: Famous for her work to improve the quality of nursing and hospital conditions in the 19th century.
Answer
A: Florence Nightingale


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Flashcard 149667757

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Q: Famous Stone Age site in the UK is called?
Answer
A: Stonehenge


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Flashcard 149667762

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Q: St David is the patron saint of which country of the UK?
Answer
A: Wales


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Flashcard 149667772

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Q: St Andrew is the patron saint of which country of the UK?
Answer
A: Scotland


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Flashcard 149667787

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Q: Selling tobacco to anyone under the age of 18 and racial crime are examples of […] law.
Answer
A: criminal


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Flashcard 149667792

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Q: St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on
Answer
A: 17 March


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Flashcard 149667857

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Q: What are the names of 2 novels by Jane Austen?
Answer
A: Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice


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Flashcard 149667862

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Q: What are the names of novels by Thomas Hardy
Answer
A: Far from the Madding Crowd and Jude the Obscure


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Flashcard 149667902

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Q: Evelyn Waugh is best known for novel […]
Answer
A: Brideshead Revisited


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Flashcard 149667912

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Q: 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped' and 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' are by
Answer
A: Robert Louis Stevenson


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Flashcard 149669598

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


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Flashcard 149669603

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


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Flashcard 149669753

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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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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 149669773

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


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Flashcard 149669788

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


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Flashcard 149669803

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


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Flashcard 149669823

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


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