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Question 1: The authority of local and devolved bodies like the ________ is dependent on Acts of Parliament, and they can in principle be abolished at the will of the British Parliament in Westminster.
Scottish GovernmentScottish independenceScotlandScottish Parliament

Question 2: It is unheard of in modern times for the Sovereign to refuse to assent to a bill, though the possibility was contemplated by George V in relation to the fiercely controversial Irish ________.
Irish nationalismHome Rule Act 1914Irish Home Rule MovementJohn Redmond

Question 3: Act of Union 1800 - union of ________ & Ireland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
ScotlandWalesEnglandGreat Britain

Question 4: Likewise the Greater London Council was abolished in 1986 by the Local Government Act 1985, and a similar institution, the ________ was established in 2000 by the Greater London Authority Act 1999.
South East EnglandSouth West EnglandGreater London AuthorityYorkshire and the Humber

Question 5: By the ________, the default length of a term of parliament is five years, but this may be extended with the consent of both Houses.
LawConstitutional lawCommon lawParliament Acts 1911 and 1949

Question 6: One reason for the uncertainty derives from the UK's membership of the ________.
GermanyDenmarkEuropean ParliamentEuropean Union

Question 7: These pillars are, first, the principle of ________; and, second, the rule of law.
ScotlandParliamentary sovereigntyEnglandUnited Kingdom

Question 8: This power was most recently used during ________ to extend the lifetime of the 1935 parliament in annual increments up to 1945.
Soviet occupationsWorld War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 9: The Prime Minister is normally a member of the House of Commons: the last Prime Minister to be a member of the House of Lords was ________: however he resigned from the Lords and became a member of the Commons shortly after his appointment as Prime Minister.
Harold MacmillanAnthony EdenAlec Douglas-HomeJohn Major

Question 10: ________ do not, on ratification, automatically become incorporated into UK law.
Kyoto ProtocolEuropean UnionEuropeTreaty


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