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Examen du Supérieur Université de Technologie de Belfort Montbéliard. Sujet de Culture et civilisation britanique 2006. Retrouvez le corrigé Culture et civilisation britanique 2006 sur Bankexam.fr.
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BRITISH CIVILIZATION
STUDENT’S NAME :
……………………………….
Signature :
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FINAL EXAM : QUIZ
Spring 2006
1. Who was William Beveridge and which five giants did he want to
slay ?
2. Who was Aneurin Bevan and which important Act did he push
through Parliament in 1948?
3. Who was Zec and how did he influence the 1945 British General
Election?
4. When did the Empire Windrush carrying the first significant influx of
coloured immigrants arrive in London?
5. Who made an inflammatory speech against immigration in 1968;
what name do we give to this speech?
6. Fill in the blanks:
“Mad dogs and Englishmen……………………………….
The Japanese……………………, the Chinese…………………,
Hindus and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve to one,
But Englishmen……………………………”
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FINAL EXAM : QUIZ (continued)
7.
a) How many wives did Henry VIII have? b) Who did he divorce to
marry his second wife? c) Why was this divorce so significant in
British history?
8.
Who was Stephen Lawrence and what is his importance in UK race
relations?
9.
Identify the following: a) Henry Purcell, b) William Blake,
c) Edward Elgar
.
10.When did William the Conqueror successfully invade England?
11.Whom did he defeat to get the English crown, and at which battle?
12.When and where was Magna Carta signed?
13.
Fill in the blanks:
“Shall I…………………………………..?
Thou art…………………………………
……………………
So long as……………………………...see
So long………………………………..thee”
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FINAL EXAM : QUIZ (continued)
14.What are Magna Carta’s two most famous clauses?
15.What measure(s) did Simon de Montfort enforce to ensure
parliamentary representation?
16.
a) Where do the leading members of the government and of the
opposition sit? b) What is another name for them?
17.What is the name given to the Prime Minister’s closest group of
collaborators?
18.When were women in the UK first given the vote?
19.Who was the leader of the aggressively militant Suffragettes?
20. Fill in the blanks:
“If you can keep……………when all about………
Are…………………….and……………..it on you;
If you can……………………..when all…………………..
But………………………… for their……………………..”
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FINAL EXAM : QUIZ (continued)
21.Why is the Rokeby Venus famous in women’s agitation for suffrage?
22.What do we mean when we talk of Winston Churchill’s ‘Locust
Years’?
23.When did Churchill first become Prime Minister?
24.What took place over England between the Royal Air Force and the
Luftwaffe in 1940?
25. Fill in the blanks:
“Yours is…………
....
and……………
..................
And…………………you’ll…………………………”
26. Name the patron saints and national emblems of England,
Ireland, Scotland and Wales respectively.
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ESSAY.
Choose one of the following topics and write at least 300-350 words:
(The blank pages 6, 7 and 8 are provided for your essay.)
1.
“But why is Churchill so unpopular in the House? Perhaps his
arrogance and his bad judgement are the reasons, and yet his
many magnificent qualities are obvious to all.”
Do you think this is a good assessment? Examine his life. What were his
defects and his qualities?
2.
At the age of nine Thatcher won a poetry recital competition at the local
festival. When the head (directeur) congratulated her, saying she was
lucky, Thatcher was indignant: “I wasn’t lucky. I deserved(mériter) it
because I worked hard,” she said.
What does this anecdote tell you about Thatcher ? Trace her life and
career.
3.
Beveridge was afraid that by giving what is needed for subsistence
it is a discouragement to an individual to provide more than the
minimum for himself and his family.
Describe the construction of the Welfare State. Do you think Beveridge’s
fears were justified?
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. “The women of England threw off Victorian ideals and created a new
identity and a new place in society for themselves.”
Discuss this with reference to the Suffragettes.
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