I forgot to post the answers to these fascinating questions. Here they are.
1.What is the financial help called that is available to young people from low income families who leave school early?
A. After School Allowance
B. Education Maintenance Allowance
C. Housing Benefit
D. School Leaver's Payment
Now, you might think it would be After School Allowance or School Leaver's Payment because they've left school. Sounds right, doesn't it? Wrong, it's B., Education Maintenance Allowance.
2. What proportion of young adults in the UK have used illegal drugs at one time or another?
A. One quarter
B One third
C. One half
D. Two thirds
This is purely subjective. How many young adults will admit to using illegal drugs is how it should be phrased. The answer is C., one-half. But only after smoking a spliff and snorting some cocaine.
3. Which of the following is not an agreement produced by the UN?
A. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
B. The Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer
C. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
D. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Wait a minute. Isn't this supposed to be a questionnaire on life in the UK? WTF does the UN have to do with it? Anyway, the answer is B., the Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer.
4. What percentage of Christians in the UK are Roman Catholic?
Judging from the enrollment at the local Catholic schools, I assumed a big number. It's not. The answer is A., 10 percent (except when trying to get their children into a Catholic school).
5. What percentage of the UK population say they attend religious services?
A. Around 10%
B. Around 20%
C. Around 30%
D. Around 40%
The answer is A., Around 10 percent, which is why the Mormon Church has targeted the UK as a country to send missionaries to. Seriously.