Practice Citizenship Questions

Questions on the topics of Community Action + Active Citizenship and Fairness + Justice for the AQA GCSE Citizenship Exam. 

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CITIZENSHIP QUESTIONS
THEME 1 ­ COMMUNITY ACTION + ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP
1. What is a pressure group? (2)
2. What is a focus group? (1)
3. What is a charity?
4. Name 6 types of action used in campaigning? (3)
5. Name 2 points in successful campaigning? (2)
6. Name a historical campaign? (1)
7. What was its aim? (1)
8. Who founded it? (1)
9. Name ways in which they campaigned? (2)
10. What did Emily Davison do? (1)
11. What did they achieve? When? (2)
12. Draw the structure of the local government in Britain? (6)
13. What are the English Government Office Regions for? (1)
14. What are the Unitary Authorities? (2)
15. What is the county council responsible for? (5)
16. What is the District Council responsible for? (5)
17. What are the Metropolitan Counties responsible for? (3)
18. What are the Metropolitan Borough Counties responsible for? (1)
19. What is the GLA? (1)
20. What is the GLA responsible for? (4)
21. What are the London Boroughs responsible for? (6)
22. What are the Parish councils responsible for? (4)
23. What does the government do? (2)
24. How are councilors elected? (2)
25. What is a ward? (1)
26. Who is the Council Leader? (1)
27. What are `surgeries'? (1)
28. What are council meetings? (1)
29. What are committees? (1)
30. What are council officers? (1)
31. What happens in the town hall? (1)
32. Who is the Chief executive? (1)
33. What is the general election? (1)
34. What is the democratic process? How does it work? (5)
35. Give 3 examples of how political parties campaign for votes? (3)
36. What is canvassing? (1)
37. Who are electorates? (1)
38. Name a way in which you can get involved and influence changes? (1)
39. What is lobbying? (1)
40. Why do all workers have the right to be treated fairly? (3)
41. How does the equal opportunities commission work? (2)
42. What does the Sex Discrimination Act do? (1)

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What does the Race Relations Act do? (1)
44. What does the equal Pay act do? (1)
45. What does the Disability Discrimination Act do? (1)
46. What does the Health and Safety at work act do? (1)
47. What does the Employment rights Act do?
48. Why is there a gender pay gap? (3)
49. What's a trade union? (1)
50. What's an industrial tribunal? (1)
51. What is a boycott? (1)
52. Give an example of direct race discrimination? (1)
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Name 2 rights of teachers? (2)
85. Name 2 responsibilities of teachers? (2)
86. Name 2 rights of governors? (2)
87. Name 2 responsibilities of governors? (2)
88. What are the 4 basic principles of the convention for the rights of a child? (4)
89. What is a convention? (1)
90. What year was the Human Rights Act passed by the UK government? (1)
91. Name 2 non-government organisations concerned with human rights? (2)
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Name 2 rules form the code of practice which deal with children? (2)
131. What are European laws? (1)
132. What are statutes? (1)
133. What is case/common law? (1)
134. What are Bylaws? (1)
135. What is a discharge? (1)
136. What is an absolute discharge? (1)
137. What is conditional discharge? (1)
138. What is the custodial sentence for 12-14 year olds? (1)
139. What is the custodial sentence for 15-20 year olds? (1)
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What is reparation? (1)
177. What is the miscarriage of justice? (1)
178. What does the ISSP stand for? (1)
179. What is the ISSP? (2)
180. Identify two different examples of civil law cases
181. What do you understand by the following terms with regard to a Court hearing: the defendant; a
witness?
182. Identify two reasons why a convicted person might appeal to a Crown Court from a Magistrates'
Court
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