British History Past Papers

1- Who are the Boers?
a) British settlers in Australia
b) French settlers in Cameroon
c) Dutch settlers in South Africa
d) German settlers in Namibia
e) None of these

2- When was the first Home Rule Bill passed?
a) 1872
b) 1801
c) 1912
d) 1914
e) None of these

3- Who was the Earl of Shaftesbury?
a) British PM
b) Leader of the Whigs
c) Philanthropist and reformer
d) Natural scientist
e) None of these

4- Who was called a "Little Englander"?
a) An anti-imperialist politician
b) An English patriot
c) A young soldier
d) Nick name for a gun
e) None of these

5- Who is a "bluestocking"?
a) A British soldier
b) An educated woman
c) The title of a novel
d) Judge of the High Court
e) None of these

6- When was universal franchise introduced in UK?
a) 1893
b) 1914
c) 1918
d) 1927
e) None of these

7- On what issue did UK join WW-I?
a) The Irish question
b) German invasion of Belgium
c) German invasion of France
d) South Africa crisis
e) None of these

8- Who was siding with Britain in WW-I?
a) Germany
b) France
c) Switzerland
d) Spain
e) None of these

9- Where was the peace treaty signed after WW-I?
a) Versaille
b) Paris
c) Berlin
d) London
e) None of these

10- Which war was called "the war ending all wars"?
a) Crimean war
b) Boer war
c) WW-I
d) WW-II
e) None of these

11- What is the meaning of dominion status?
a) Independence
b) Responsible government
c) Limited self governance
d) Free state
e) None of these

12- What was the status of Westminsk?
a) British constitution
b) A decision giving full autonomy to dominions
c) Limited autonomy to dominions
d) A regulation of parliamentary proceedings
e) None of these

13- Which Countries/territories came under Mandak system?
a) Iraq
b) Palestine
c) Iran
d) South Africe
e) None of these

14- When did UK invade Iraq?
a) 1941
b) 1929
c) 1932
d) 1936
e) None of these

15- Where was the Headquarters of League of Nations?
a) Paris
b) New York
c) Geneva
d) London
e) None of these

16- Which British politician declared war on Germany in 1939?
a) Chamberlain
b) Churchill
c) Eden
d) Baldwin
e) None of these

17- Where was the division of Germany after the end of WW-II decided?
a) Potsdam
b) Berlin
c) Yalta
d) Paris
e) None of these

18- When did Queen Elizabeth access the thron?
a) 1949
b) 1952
c) 1955
d) 1960
e) None of these

19- How many members does EU have currently?
a) 22
b) 25
c) 27
d) 30
e) None of these

20- What was decided in the treaty of Maastricht?
a) Creation of European Union
b) Creation of Euro as common currency
c) Common economic policy
d) Common Foreign policy
e) None of these


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