New Life in the UK Test Chapter 2

This is the test for chapter 2 of Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents (3rd Edition) book.

Also this is the shortest and the easiest chapter in the whole book !!!

 

What is the UK?

This test will gauge your knowledge on how much you know about all the countries that comprises the UK.

It’s much quicker easier and smarter to study our chapter summaries at http://lifeuk.info/new-Life-in-the-UK-Test/new-life-in-the-uk-test-chapter-summaries-life-in-the-united-kingdom-a-guide-for-new-residents-3rd-edition-2013/

 

The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You can remember that as NEWS (Northern Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland) The rest of Ireland is an independent country.

The official name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ‘Great Britain’ refers only to England, Scotland and Wales, not to Northern Ireland. The words ‘Britain’, ‘British Isles’ or ‘British’, however, are used in this book to refer to everyone in the UK.

There are also several islands which are closely linked with the UK but are not part of it: the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. These have their own governments and are called ‘Crown dependencies’. There are also several British overseas territories in other parts of the world, such as St Helena and the Falkland Islands. They are also linked to the UK but are not a part of it.

The UK is governed by the parliament sitting in Westminster. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also have parliaments or assemblies of their own, with devolved powers in defined areas.

Critical to understand

  • The different countries that make up the UK

 

Life in the UK Test Chapter 2

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Question 1
What countries make up the UK?
A
England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
B
England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
C
England, Scotland, Wales, Southern Ireland
D
Non of the above.
Question 1 Explanation: 
Besides England, Wales, and Scotland, only the northern part of Ireland is part of the UK.
Question 2
The term "Great Britain" refers to what countries?
A
England, Scotland, Wales
B
England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland
C
England, Wales, and Northern Ireland
D
England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Question 2 Explanation: 
Northern Ireland is not classified under "Great Britain".
Question 3
TRUE OR FALSE: The complete name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?
A
True
B
False
Question 3 Explanation: 
Great Britain refers to England, Scotland, and Wales, whilst Northern Ireland is officially recognized in the complete name.
Question 4
What terms are used to describe the entirety of the United Kingdom?
A
Britain
B
British Isles
C
British
D
All of the above
Question 4 Explanation: 
All three terms describe the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland.
Question 5
What term is used to describe territories near the UK territory but that are not part of the UK?
A
British territories
B
British dependencies
C
Crown dependencies
D
Crown territories
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct term is crown dependencies. They have their own governments but are linked to the Crown.
Question 6
What territory is an example of a Crown dependency?
A
the Channel Islands
B
Isle of Man
C
None of the above
D
Question 6 Explanation: 
Both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are linked to the Crown and considered Crown dependencies.
Question 7
TRUE OR FALSE: The UK parliament is located in London, England?
A
True
B
False
Question 7 Explanation: 
The UK parliament is located in Westminster, London, England.
Question 8
TRUE OR FALSE: The other three countries (Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) have a parliamentary government or assemblies of their own.
A
True
B
False
Question 8 Explanation: 
Each country has their own parliamentary government or assembly, though, the other three have devolved powers.
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