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044 - Commonwealth of Nations

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1. The Commonwealth of Nations, commonly known as the Commonwealth is a voluntary association of __ countries:
A 14
B 24
C 54
D 84

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Most of the countries that are part of the Commonwealth were formerly part of the British Empire.
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2. Who is the Head of the Commonwealth?
A Queen Elizabeth II
B Secretary-General
C Chairperson-in-Office
D None of the above

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As per the London Declaration of 1949, British monarch is considered a symbol of the free association of independent countries, and as such the Head of the Commonwealth. When Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 she became Head of the Commonwealth. However, the Queen's heir will not automatically become Head of the Commonwealth.
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3. In which country is the headquarters of Commonwealth situated?
A Australia
B Canada
C England
D New Zealand

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Marlborough House, in London, is the headquarters of the Commonwealth.
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4. The Commonwealth Games, the Commonwealth's most visible activity, was last held in 2006. Which country hosted it?
A England
B Australia
C Canada
D India

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Melbourne, Australia hosted the 18th Commonwealth Games. Commonwealth games are organised every four years. The first one was held in 1930 in Canada. India is hosting the 19th one this year.
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5. Commonwealth Day is celebrated every year on the:
A first Monday in March
B second Monday in March
C third Monday in March
D fourth Monday in March

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The reason for selecting second Monday in March was because all Commonwealth children would be in school and the primary focus was to reach a young audience. 1977 was the first time the Commonwealth Day was observed.
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