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The type of government where a king or queen is the official head of state but has little power is
a) dictatorship b) democratic republic c) constitutional monarchy d) communist
The type of government where voters elect representatives to a lawmaking body called a Parliament is
a) constitutional monarchy b) parliamentary democracy c) democratic republic d) socialist
In a Parliamentary democracy, the government leader which is the Prime Minister, is chosen by
a) the political party which has the largest number of members in the House of Commons b) the leader of the House of Lords c) the Electoral College d) the popular vote
Low swampy lands are called
a) bogs b) peat patches c) meadows d) hills
Wet, decaying plants that can be dried and used for fuel is
a) wood b) swamp rot c) peat d) coal
The party in Ireland which is mostly Roman Catholic and wants Northern Ireland to unite with Ireland is
a) Loyalists b) Republicans c) traitors d) Nationalists
The party in Ireland which is mostly Protestant Christian and prefers Northern Ireland to remain British is
a) Loyalists b) Republicans c) Nationalists d) Democrats
The ancient peoples who settled Ireland around 500 B.C. were
a) Brits b) Celts c) Normans d) Germans
Because of a lack of farmland and a limited growing season, the United Kingdom must import
a) all of its food b) none of its food c) 1/3 of its food d) 90% of its food
Ireland's nickname is
a) the Land of Bogs b) the United Kingdom c) Shannonland d) the Emerald Isle
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