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Can you pass the UK citizenship test?

(114 Posts)
vampirequeen Fri 09-Dec-16 21:08:53

I only managed 14/20 and only then because I have more than a passing interest in history blush

Does this mean I have to go and live in another country? Will I lose my citizenship? Hang on we live in a monarchy. Does that mean I'll stop being a subject?

tanith Fri 09-Dec-16 21:14:22

Well I just tried the link but every time I answer the first question it tells me I've passed with 100% don't know how that happens

lesleyberry Fri 09-Dec-16 21:16:24

Yes the same thing happened to me as well.

Ana Fri 09-Dec-16 21:18:56

We don't have to pass it though, do we?

If we wanted to go and settle in another country, perhaps we'd be required to know similar facts about it before being accepted as a permanent resident.

tanith Fri 09-Dec-16 21:24:49

Be nice to know if we qualify though Ana wink

Katek Fri 09-Dec-16 21:40:39

Same 20/20 just for clicking on the link!

vampirequeen Fri 09-Dec-16 21:42:37

Sorry try this link

ninathenana Fri 09-Dec-16 21:52:03

If you click on the picture at the top left of the page it will start the quiz.
I only got 12 shock but as vp says you need to be a history buff.

ninathenana Fri 09-Dec-16 21:52:49

The one with the union jack.

DanniRae Fri 09-Dec-16 21:58:10

15/20 - lucky guesses for a few!

glammanana Fri 09-Dec-16 22:00:10

Well I am surprised I got 70% does that give me a pass or not.

cornergran Fri 09-Dec-16 22:14:27

Blimey - 80%. Shows how good I am at guessing!

mcem Fri 09-Dec-16 22:24:08

16 but not impressed that they asked about driving licenses !!

Luckygirl Fri 09-Dec-16 22:33:47

80% for me!

But half these questions are nonsense. It is important that a new citizen knows that the Magna Carta exited and its implications for living in Britain, but who cares which king was around at the time? These questions mostly demand a knowledge of history - surely citizenship tests should concentrate on the fundamentals of living in Britain? - what is important today.

Eloethan Fri 09-Dec-16 22:33:59

13/20 - not very good.

Whilst, as a person born here, I feel I should have known more of the answers, I really don't see the need for people to know them in order to become a British citizen. I would have thought it much more useful to know about custom and practice, what is and isn't generally thought to be acceptable behaviour, etc., rather than which building has a particular type of architecture.

Luckygirl Fri 09-Dec-16 22:41:02


cornergran Fri 09-Dec-16 23:05:48


Greenfinch Fri 09-Dec-16 23:25:53

I got14.Pathetic !Should have done better.

Nelliemoser Fri 09-Dec-16 23:36:54

Me too. 100% of one question??

tinaf1 Fri 09-Dec-16 23:43:25

17/20 so quite pleased but felt some of the questions a bit irrelevant

lefthanded Fri 09-Dec-16 23:43:36

16 - but like most of you I think it is a ridiculous test. Remembering the order of the wives of Henry VIII does not make you "British".

absent Fri 09-Dec-16 23:46:50

What a completely stupid collection of questions! Henry VIII's sixth wife? I knew the answer but cannot see the slightest relevance of the question. Gothic or neo Gothic architecture? Ditto. And so on…

Nelliemoser Fri 09-Dec-16 23:48:04

14/20 The questions seem ridiculously irrelevent to anything much. If you don't happen to watch soaps you are stuffed.

Judthepud2 Fri 09-Dec-16 23:49:38

Agree that most of these questions are irrelevant to citizenship! Why? They should be about every day living surely. Very English centred. Wales and Scotland got 1 question each and NI none. And why out of the blue was there 1 question about Hinduism and none about any other of the many religions in U.K.?

I got 75% which I suppose isn't bad for someone who isn't English! A few were lucky guesses.

SueDonim Fri 09-Dec-16 23:50:16

17/20. And two of the wrong ones, I should have known better. hmm