Rules and Laws
If you break a rule in town such as stealing, a police officer will take action.

Rules and Laws

In KS2 Citizenship, you will learn about rules and laws. These are also known as regulations. Rules and laws are everywhere at home, in school, even when you play a game. A regulation is a rule made by an authority. Breaking rules and laws is likely to get you into trouble at the very least!

There is a common saying - ‘rules are made to be broken’ - but is that just another rule?! You can challenge or question a rule if you think it’s unfair or just plain silly (there are a lot of silly rules, especially ones that are very old and no longer apply to our era), but it’s wise to keep on the good side of the law!

This quiz is all about rules and laws - how they are made, why we have them and how they can be changed.

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  1. Why do we have rules when playing Monopoly?
    What is your favourite property in Monopoly?
  2. Why do we have the rule in school not to run down the corridor?
    Falling over when running can cause more damage than when walking
  3. What is the name of the rules God gave to Moses in the Bible?
    How many of them do you know?
  4. Who makes the rules at home?
    The rules might be very different if it was left to the children!
  5. If you break a rule in school who usually decides the consequences?
    Sometimes the school council may have helped to set the rules but teachers and headteachers have to agree
  6. If you break a rule in town such as stealing who will take action?
    It's always better to keep on the good side of the law
  7. Who makes the laws in Britain?
    Parliament is made up of Members of Parliament who have meetings to discuss making laws
  8. How is a new law made?
    It can be quite a lengthy process
  9. Where do you have to go if you break the law?
    The court will decide on the next step
  10. If you break a serious law what punishment might the court give you?
    The judge will decide how long you have to go to prison

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