Multiple Choice Quiz

Take the quiz to test your understanding of the key concepts covered in the chapter. Try testing yourself before you read the chapter to see where your strengths and weaknesses are, then test yourself again once you’ve read the chapter to see how well you’ve understood.

1. What is the origin of the contemporary idea of ‘equal rights’?

  1. The European Union
  2. The Human Rights Act
  3. The United Nations
  4. The British Governmen


c. The United Nations

2. At which stage of the criminal justice process are Black people overrepresented the most compared to their numbers in the general population?

  1. The prison
  2. The courts
  3. Stops and searches
  4. Arrests


a. The prison

3. How many times as much are tax losses as a result of evasion, avoidance and failure to collect taxes than losses due to benefit fraud?

  1. Twice as much
  2. Five times as much
  3. Ten times as much
  4. Hundred times as much


d. Hundred times as much

4. What has been the effective rate of tax paid in recent years by US companies Amazon, Facebook, Google and Starbucks on their British profits?

  1. 40%
  2. 0.1%
  3. 22%
  4. 10%


b. 0.1%

5. How many avoidable premature deaths are there in London each year as a result of illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution?

  1. 120
  2. 1,335
  3. 3,370
  4. 5,879


d. 5,879