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Civil parishes in England: Quiz


Question 1: Civil parishes do not cover the whole of England, and most exist in ________ and smaller urban areas.
United States Census BureauRural areaUnited StatesAustralia

Question 2: For example, ________ has a parish, New Frankley, whilst Oxford has four, and Northampton has seven.

Question 3: In England parishes arose from ________ divisions, and were originally purely ecclesiastical divisions, but over time they became used for some purposes of civil administration.
Church of EnglandBishop of LincolnArchbishop of CanterburyArchbishop of York

Question 4: However some townships in large parishes administered the ________ themselves.
English Poor LawsOpposition to the Poor LawsElizabethan Poor Law (1601)Poor Law Amendment Act 1834

Question 5:
What type is thing is Civil parishes in England?

Question 6: Parish councils are run by volunteer ________ who are elected to serve for four years and it is rare for them to be paid.
CouncillorDoctor (title)ProfessorJudge

Question 7: This system was made more formal by the Poor Law Act 1601, which made parishes responsible for administering the ________.
English Poor LawsOpposition to the Poor LawsIrish Poor LawsPoor Law Amendment Act 1834

Question 8: There are currently no civil parishes in ________ and before 2007 their creation was not permitted within a London borough.
North West EnglandEnglandGreater LondonSouth East England

Question 9: The poor had previously been looked after by the ________ until their dissolution.
Christian monasticismMonasteryMonasticismMonk

Question 10: In 1974 the ________ retained civil parishes in rural areas and small urban areas, but abolished them in larger urban areas.
Local Government Act 1972Unparished areaLocal Government Commission for England (1958–1967)Local Government Act 1933


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