Immigration to Britain - Multiple Choice


1. Which Roman Emperor conquered Britannia?

Augustus
Caesar
Nero
Claudius

2. Why did the Romans withdraw their troops from Britannia?

They couldn't cope with the Scots and the Picts in the North any more
The Emperor needed the troops in North Africa
The Great Migrations increased the Germanic pressure on more essential parts of the Roman borders
The British Celts were able to defend themselves against the Scots and the Picts

3. What was the name of the first English monastery to be raided by Norwegian vikings?

Iona
Lindisfarne
Jarrow
Monkwearmouth

4. When did this first viking-attack take place?

792
793
794
795

5. In 1066 England was attacked by two kings - Who were they?

King Harold and King Harald Hardråde of Norway
William of Normandy and King Harold
William of Normandy and King Harald Hardråde of Norway
King Harald Hardråde of Norway and King Canute (Knut) of Denmark

6. Why did the Irish leave their country for England (and other countries) in 1848-49?

British troops forced them out to make room for English farmers
They were not allowed to establish their own republic
The population suffered from a violent and deadly flu
There was a serious famine because the potatoes rottened in the fields

7. What was the most important statement in the British Nationality Act of 1948?

It granted UK citizenship to all citizens of the British Empire
It granted UK citizenship to all citizens of the British Commonwealth
It granted UK citizenship to all citizens of the British colonies
It granted UK citizenship to all citizens of British Guiana

8. Which act did put a final stop to the extended (immigration) rights of Commonwealth citizens?

The Commonwealth Immigrants Act of 1962
The Commonwealth Immigrants Act of 1965
The Commonwealth Immigrants Act of 1968
The Commonwealth Immigrants Act of 1971

9. Why did the British make an exception for the Asians with British passports who lived in Uganda in 1972?

British industry needed skilled labour
They were thrown out of Uganda by the tyrant Idi Amin
The were reunited with their families in the UK
They were mostly bankers and financial experts needed by the Bank of England

10. What do the British actually mean when they say 'the UK'?

England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
England, Man, Scotland, Northern Ireland
England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
England, The Channel Islands, Man, Wales, Northern Ireland

11. ...and what is meant by 'Great Britain'?

England, Wales, Northern Ireland
England, Scotland, Northern Ireland
England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
England, Wales, Scotland

12. What was the "Empire Windrush"?

The ship carrying Asians from Uganda to Britain in 1972
The ship bringing the first immigrants from India to Britain in 1948
The ship bringing the first immigrants from the West Indies to Britain in 1948
The ship bringing Queen Victoria to India in 1872

13. What are asylym seekers?

Individuals who claim to be refugees who are waiting for a decision from the Secretay of Foreign Affairs on their case.
Individuals who claim to be job-seekers who are waiting for a decision from the Home Office (HO) on their case.
Individuals who claim to be British citizens who are waiting for a decision from the Home Office (HO) on their case.
Individuals who claim to be refugees who are waiting for a decision from the Home Office (HO) on their case.

14. What does "exceptional leave to remain" mean:

A person does not qualify as a job-seeker but has genuine humanitarian reasons for staying in the UK.
A person does not qualify as a refugee but has genuine humanitarian reasons for staying in the UK.
A person does not qualify as a refugee but is needed in the UK as skilled labour (doctors, nurses, etc.).
A person does not qualify as a refugee but has been granted immigration by the Foreign Office.

15. What happens to lorry-drivers taking illegal immigrants into Britain?

They face a 3,000 fine for each illegal entrant discovered travelling in the back of their vehicles.
They are imprisoned for 1 year
Their lorry is taken from them
They face a 2,000 fine for each illegal entrant discovered travelling in the back of their vehicles.

16. What are pre-entry controls?

Controls to prevent passengers with no claim to enter the UK from travelling in the first place
Controls to prevent foreign women to join their spouses in the UK
Controls to prevent unskilled workers to enter the UK
Controls to prevent Asian refugees to enter the EU

17. What is a refugee?

someone recognised to have a well-founded need for joining his/her relatives in the UK
Someone recognised to have a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of criminal activities in his/her mother-country
Someone recognised to have a well-founded fear of unemployment in his/her mother-country
Someone recognised to have a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or holding a political opinion