The UK parliament is made up of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Members of the Commons are elected using the First Past the Post voting system. Members of the Lords are unelected.
How often are members of the UK Parliament elected?
Every four years
Every five years
What is the name given to the leader of the UK government?
The First Minister
The Prime Minister
How many Members of the UK Parliament are there?
What is the name given to the MPs chosen by the Prime Minister to help run the country?
Members of the Parliament
What is the role of the monarch ?
To decide the law
To sign bills
To choose the cabinet
Which one of the following is a reserved UK power?
In what way do newspapers differ from television in the way political news is covered?
Television can report what is likes but newspapers must be fair and balanced
Newspapers can report what they like but television must be fair and balanced
There is no difference in the way political news is reported by newspapers and television
Which of these are the most widely read 'popular' newspapers in the UK?
The Sun and the Times
The Sun and the Daily Mail
The Daily Mail and the Telegraph
How are most members of the House of Lords chosen?
They are appointed by the monarch, based on the advice of the Prime Minister
They are elected by members of the public in the same way as MPs
They are selected at random from all UK citizens over the age of 18
Which of the following is a right of a trade union member?
To go on strike without a vote
To elect local trade union representatives (shop stewards)
To force everyone in the workplace to become a trade union member.