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  56. For electoral purposes Britain is divided into 659 constituencies in which each has______

  representative in Parliament.

  A. one B. two C. three D. four

  57. Which of the following statements is not true?

  A. The Prime Minster is appointed by the Queen

  B. The Prime Minster sometimes presides over the Privy Council

  C. The Prime Minister is also First Lord of Treasury

  D. The Prime Minister is also Minister for the Civil Service

  58. Greater London is divided into_______ boroughs and the City of London, each of which has a

  council responsible for local government.

  A. 31 B. 32 C. 33 D. 34

  59. The Privy Council's membership is about______.

  A. 300 B. 350 C. 400 D. 450

  60. Parliament has the following functions except______.

  A. making law B. authorizing taxation and public expenditure

  C. declaring war and making peace D. examining the actions of the Government

  61. The Church of England is not free to change its form of worship, as laid down in______

  without the consent of parliament.

  A. the Bill of Rights B. the Provisions of Oxford

  C. the Constitutions of Clarendon D. the Book of Common Prayer

  62. The position of the Church of Scotland was defined in the Treaty of Union, 1707, and further

  safeguarded by the Church of Scotland Act.

  63. Easter is traditionally associated with the following except______.

  A. the resurrection of Christ B. the eating of Easter eggs C. the customs of giving presents D. the coming of spring

  64. There are some______universities in Britain, including the Open University.

  A. 70 B. 80 C. 90 D. 100

  65. The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge date from the______centuries.

  A.l2th and 13th B. 13th and 14th C. 14th and 15th D. 15th and 16th

  66. Over______science parks have been set up by higher education institutions in conjunction with

  industrial scientists and technologists.

  A. 10 B. 20 C. 30 D. 40

  67. With about______daily and Sunday newspapers published nationwide, the British public

  reads more newspapers than virtually any other country in the world.

  A. 110 B. 120 C. 130 D. 140

  68. The BBC World Service broadcasts international news worldwide, using English and______

  other languages.

  A. 37 B. 38 C. 39 D. 40

  69. In summer there arte open-air theaters, including one in London's Regent's Park, where_______

  are performed, and the Minack Theater, which is an open Cliffside near Land's End in Cornwall.

  A. William Shakespeare's plays B. Christopher Marlow's plays

  C. Ben Johnson's plays D. George Bernard Shaw's plays

  70. Pantomime is a kind of play based on a traditional fairy tale and performed_______.

  A. at Easter B. on New Year's Day C. on St. Patrick's Day D. at Christmas Eve

  71. In_______each year the National Film Theater hosts the London Film Festival, at which some

  250 new films from all over the world are screened.

  A. September B. October C.November D. December

  72. Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama takes place for a period of 3 to 4 weeks

  between_______ when Edinburgh becomes a center of cultural activity. A July and August

  B. August and September

  C. September and October D. October and November

  73. Ireland is called the Emerald because of_______.

  A. its shape B. its connection with Britain C. its abundant natural resources D.its rich

  green countryside

  74. Ireland is divided into two political parts:_________.

  A. Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland B. Southern Ireland the Republic of Ireland C. The

  Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland D. Northern Ireland and Britain

  75. The largest river in Ireland is_______.

  A. the Liffey River B. the Dodder rover C. the Shannon River D. the Lough River

  76. The most significant feature of Irish landscape is______, which provides peat used for fuel. A.

  bogs B. streams C. islands D. cliffs

  77. Ireland is unique among European countries for_______.

  A. its small population B. its beautiful scenery C. its rich natural resources

  D. its century-long population emigration

  78. The population decreased from 1840s until about 1970, largely because of_______. A. a low

  birth rate B. a high death rate

  C. a low employment rate D. a high emigration rate

  79. The population of Ireland is predominantly of______origin.

  A. English B. Celtic C. Norman D. French

  80. Irish nationalism climaxed in________in which an Irish Republic was proclaimed. A. the

  massacre of Drogheda B. the Easter Uprising of 1916

  C. the battle of Borne (1690) D. the Chartist Movement

  81. The creation of Northern Ireland dates from_______when the Irish Free State was set up. A.

  1916 B.1921 C. 1937 D. 1949

  82. On Easter Monday, April 18, 1949, Eire became the Republic of Ireland, formally free of

  allegiance to the British crown and no longer a member of_________.

  A. the Commonwealth of Nations B. the United Nations C. the NATO D. the EC

  83. When Albert Reynolds became the Prime Minister in 1992, both Ireland and Britain agreed to

  hold regular meetings_______.

  A. to deal with the IRA B. to make preparations for a united Ireland

  C. to seek an end to the violence in Northern Ireland

  D. to improve relations with each other

  84. As a result of peace talks between Ireland and Britain a peace agreement on Northern Ireland

  was signed in________.

  A. April 1997 B. May 1997 C. April 1998 D. May 1998

  85. The peace agreement on Northern Ireland was approved by voters across all of Ireland in a

  referendum held in______.

  A. April 1997 B. May 1997 C. April 1998 D.May 1998

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