The new british citizenship test-would you pass it?

(60 Posts)
mumnosbest Sun 08-Jul-12 14:00:37

Take the test here www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/quiz/2012/jul/05/uk-citizenship-test

I scored 6 and DH (who passed the old one) scored 8. We're both smart enough, been to uni, ok jobs etc. You need 10 to pass!

Would you be allowed to stay or be deported with us?

Pandygirl Sun 08-Jul-12 14:04:13

I got 11, but guessed on some of them.

jollyrancher Sun 08-Jul-12 14:05:03

I got 10 but my elation was short lived. You need over 10 to pass, not 10.

meditrina Sun 08-Jul-12 14:05:45

I got 14/15

(The one I got wrong was about when English laws were first extended to Wales).

iloveACK Sun 08-Jul-12 14:07:33

I scored 9! (decent education & jobs like you too!!).

BodyOfEeyore Sun 08-Jul-12 14:07:38

I scored 5. Ooops. I'll start packing.

Magneto Sun 08-Jul-12 14:09:39

I got 9.

And I'm hoping to start a history degree in September blush

Quite proud that I got all the ones asking for names of people right, my historical geography is clearly awful though.

Off to watch more Horrible Histories to brush up my skills. wink

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 08-Jul-12 14:10:03

10 here too, although there was some guessing involved.

slalomsuki Sun 08-Jul-12 14:11:10

Got 8 but there are a lot of questions that relate to England and not whole of the UK in history and in my defence I was educated in Scotland with Scottish history.

Pandygirl Sun 08-Jul-12 14:13:38

DSS got 2, but I've told him it's okay, they can't throw him out just because the UK education system let him down grin

onedaysandy Sun 08-Jul-12 14:26:57

Rather surprisingly I got 11. I've been teaching English to international students recently and a lot of the course material covers British history. I think that's helped me brush up!

mumnosbest Sun 08-Jul-12 14:33:19

looks like we might be getting some very clever foeigners coming to show us up A bit. by the way Im a teacher so im educating your children! sorry blush

Empusa Sun 08-Jul-12 14:36:32

I got 9. Always wondered how knowing any of that information makes someone a more desired citizen?

TheWalkingDead Sun 08-Jul-12 14:41:25

I got 12, and out of the five I guessed three of them were correct guesses. I put it down to luck

Shanghaidiva Sun 08-Jul-12 14:46:09

I got 12 -<swot>

MummyDoIt Sun 08-Jul-12 14:47:05

I scored 12 but a couple were lucky guesses. Some of those were really easy but others were impossibly hard!

Akermanis Sun 08-Jul-12 14:51:11

I got 11 but I have no formal qualifications at all ( I think I may be an inverse snob )

I got 23 out of 25 for my Aussie test but that was because i refused to give the answer that Capt. Cook discovered Australia and I didn't know when the gold rush started in Victoria.

2old2beamum Sun 08-Jul-12 16:12:17

DH got 11 he thinks he is so clever confused but I think as a yorkshireman he should deported. Me of alien descent got 12 grin

WitchOfEndor Sun 08-Jul-12 16:27:12

I got 11 with a few guesses, but I haven't covered some of this stuff since school so it wasn't too bad. At least I get to stay!

globalmouse Sun 08-Jul-12 16:33:21

I've got an a in history as level (European, not British), a first class degree and a pHd (science).

I got 8.

In my defence, i hate history, its really dull smile and i only managed 8 cos i guessed a lot of them!

Not sure what the test is meant to be doing. I'd be an asset to the UK but i wouldn't get in....

WitchOfEndor Sun 08-Jul-12 16:34:26

DH got 4 grin

mumnosbest Sun 08-Jul-12 17:12:31

ok out of our family of 8 the highest score was 8. DS7 then did it and scored 9!

flexybex Sun 08-Jul-12 21:49:13

All my family are failures!
MY ds has a VERY good idea. Give this test to all members of the BNP. If they fail - deport them!

flexybex Sun 08-Jul-12 21:56:07

The question on the black death is ridiculous - they don't know how many people were alive at the time, nor exactly how many died. There were about 7-8 outbreaks of the black death in the 14th century.

What a stupid question.

Why do people need to know such specific questions on English history to be a citizen of the UK? I would have thought road signs or existing laws would be more useful.

Maryz Sun 08-Jul-12 22:03:01

I scored 10.

And I'm Irish.

To be fair, though, I'm not sure which ones I got wrong. I put at least three that I knew were guesses.

Where are the answers?

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