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Quiz: Constitutional Monarchy

Test your knowledge of Great Britain's political system. Select your answers below then click Submit to see if you were correct. Teachers can find additional resources for this activity in the For Educators section.

  1. Great Britain is the only active constitutional monarchy in the world.
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  2. A constitutional monarch is a figurehead with no power in the government.
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  3. Queen Elizabeth II is also known as Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
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  4. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is directly elected by the people.
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  5. The Prime Minister is the Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces.
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  6. As the representative of Her Majesty's government, the Prime Minister meets with The Queen once a week for an hour-long briefing.
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  7. Britain has a written constitution similar to the United States Constitution.
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  8. Both the President of the United States and the Queen are considered the Head of State for their respective countries.
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  9. In the British system, the Queen appoints the prime minister and cabinet ministers and assents to legislative bills passed by Parliament.
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  10. For the annual State Opening of Parliament, the Queen and her staff prepare a speech with her suggestions for the running of the government.
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