Tuesday, 21 February 2012

British Culture and Society Quick Questions

I teach a course called British Culture and Society. The final exam begins with 20 quick questions. These give me an idea how much of the course the students have retained. Students can refer to the weekly handouts of my PowerPoint presentations so they simply have to find the right slide to know the correct answer. Nevertheless, here are some of the students' wrong answers.

NAME THE FOUR COUNTRIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM?

Wales, Scotland, London, Northern Ireland

WHO WROTE THE SONG 'AULD LANG SYNE'?

Richard Branson
Arthur Conan Doyle
The EIGHTES
Oasis

WHO IS THE PRIME MINISTER?

James Brown
Morris Dancer

WHO WROTE THE SHERLOCK HOLMES' STORIES?

Agatha qulisty
Agatha Christie
Connan Doile
Konan Dyle
Conan Doil

WHO INTRODUCED CHRISTIANITY TO BRITAIN?

Christians (no, he didn't get a point for being a smart arse)
Saint Patrick
Agath christie
Anglo-Saxons
King Henry VII
Charles the first
Agatha Christie
Patrick
Maurice

WHICH EXPENSIVE BUT POPULAR FOOD ITEM WAS GROWN IN THE WEST INDIES?

Laverbread
Eggs or milk
Cheese
Fish and Chips

WHAT LANGUAGE DID WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR BRING TO ENGLAND IN 1066?

Viking words
Viking words: old Norse
English
Anglo-Saxon language
Latin
He brought the language of the ruling classes.

DOES THE UNITED KINGDOM HAVE THE DEATH PENALTY?

No,he doesn't.

HOW MANY WIVES DID HENRY VIII have?

One.
two
5 wives
8
He had 9 wives.
twelve
seven
He had 7 wives.
12
9

(From last year's paper) WHAT EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON 29TH APRIL 2011?

It is Showa Emperor's birthday. (This is technically true although the Showa Emperor died in 1989. And he wasn't British.)

Some short answer questions tomorrow.

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