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Match the flag to the British nation.
- Northern Ireland
A Chancellor of the Exchequer isGoedFout
Former Queen Elisabeth II ascended the throne inGoedFout
The official head of the Church of England is
I Northern Ireland is the smallest of the four nations comprising the UK.
II The unionists of Northern Ireland are predominantly Roman Catholic.GoedFout
Judging by the name, Paddy O’Dowd is most probably fromGoedFout
London’s nickname isGoedFout
The title of the eldest son of the English monarch isGoedFout
The address of the British Prime Minister’s official residence isGoedFout
“The MP claims that there is now no obstacle to him standing at the next general election.”
The British abbreviation MP stands forGoedFout
The British flag is often known asGoedFout
The British call their government leader aGoedFout
What is the garment, i.e. skirt, called which Scottish men often wear on formal occasions?GoedFout
What does the Speaker do in British Parliament? (S)HeGoedFout
Match the stereotype of national character to the nation.
- the Irish
- the Welsh
- the Scots
- the English
great singing ability
careful with money
stiff upper lip
I Unlike most Western states, the United Kingdom lacks a single document in which the state’s Constitution has been affirmed in writing.
II Unlike most western heads of government, a British Prime Minister is also a Member of Parliament.GoedFout
Which answer is INCORRECT? The Glorious RevolutionGoedFout
Match the identifying symbols to the four UK nations.
Which of the following nations is not a part of Great Britain?GoedFout
What does the term “The Troubles” refer to?GoedFout
I “Loch” is a Celtic word for lake, still in use in Scotland today.
II Scots English cannot usually be understood in other parts of the UK.GoedFout
I Some 20% of the people in Wales are native speakers of Welsh.
II Like Scotland, Wales has its own distinctive legal system.GoedFout
The climate of the British Isles can be characterized asGoedFout
The City of London is home to the UK’sGoedFout
Scotland became an integral part of Great Britain in the yearGoedFout
I Scotland does not have the right to print its own banknotes
II Scotland has traditionally been divided into the Highlands and the Lowlands.GoedFout
Which of the following is the odd one out?GoedFout
Match the following British laws / principles, which form the foundation of the British constitution, to their descriptions.
- Magna Carta
- The Petition of Right
- The Habeas Corpus Act
- Bill of Rights
- Act of Settlement
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Medieval document limiting the King’s absolute power.
A statement of civil liberties sent by the English Parliament to Charles I.
An Act of Parliament protecting citizens against unlawful imprisonment.
An historic statute that emerged from the “Glorious Revolution” establishing the rights and power of Parliament and deposition of James II.
An Act of Parliament of England to ensure the Protestant succession to the English throne.
The United Kingdom consists of four nations.
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Fill in the correct names:
Who is the present Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?GoedFout
British parliament convenes in (the)GoedFout