Practice Test 1 (24 questions):


1. During the reign of Henry VIII, which country of the union became formally united with England?

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2. What was the Spanish Armada?

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3. People can be randomly chosen for jury service if they are which TWO ofthe following?

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4. Who was the 17th-century organist who developed a particularly British style of church and opera music?

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5. How often is Prime Minister's Questions held?

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6. In 1485, the Wars of the Roses ended with which battle?

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7. In 1805, Britain’s navy fought combined fleets from which nations to win the Battle of Trafalgar?

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8. During the First World War the British fought against countries including Germany, the Ottoman Empire and the AustroHungarian Empire. What was this alliance known as?

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9. What were the Crusades?

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10. Is the following statement TRUE or FALSE? A rebellion began in Ireland during the reign of Charles I because Catholics feared the growing power of the Puritans.

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11. Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE? Charles I was interested in science and during his reign, the Royal Society was formed.

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12. Is the following statement TRUE or FALSE? There are a total of five notes in UK currency - £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100.

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