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Wanna try the UK Citizenship test?

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Thzumbiewitch Wed 12-Oct-11 12:34:01

See how well you do!

I am a Disgrace - I only got 12/24 - good job I've already left the country! grin

Oh, and when you've done it, click on Show Answers to see what you should have said smile

MotherPanda Wed 12-Oct-11 12:39:37

I only got 10/24! But I drink tea and speak like the Queen!

MotherPanda - You have failed, the pass mark was 75% According to the Life in the UK Test, you have insufficient knowledge of the English language or of life in the UK to remain.

I've only been abroad once in my life, for a school trip to Paris. Where will I go?

lubeybooby Wed 12-Oct-11 12:41:21

11/24 oh dear

Thzumbiewitch Wed 12-Oct-11 12:41:28

I know, shocking isn't it? wink

DooinMeCleanin Wed 12-Oct-11 12:42:07

I am also a disgrace with 12/24. They should kick me out, really. I won't protest, somewhere nice and warm will do nicely, Australia would be perfect grin [lives in hope]

I loved the halloween question. I personally go for the hiding option, although round here calling the police would probably be appropriate too hmm

BadgersPaws Wed 12-Oct-11 12:42:15

15/24, I failed... I'll pack my bags now shall I?

AMumInScotland Wed 12-Oct-11 12:43:10

17/24 - better than I thought it might be, since a lot were guesses, but still a fail.

What on earth does knowing the answers to those questions have to do with having the knowledge you need to live in Britain? If I wanted to know how many parliamentary constituencies there are, or exactly when divorce was legalised, I'd Google it!

Thzumbiewitch Wed 12-Oct-11 12:44:59

It's not warm in my bit of australia at the moment, Dooin - I'm sitting here with a blanket over me! But it is night time, and it was quite pleasant today while the sun was around smile

Bucharest Wed 12-Oct-11 12:47:08


Not bad until you remember I am someone who used to work in the office that sets the thing. grin

tabulahrasa Wed 12-Oct-11 12:50:00

18, I passed, so I get to stay, lol

but, the ones I got wrong were mostly ones I thought I knew and some of the ones I got right were lucky guesses

10/24 nearly all answers were guesses.

I'll get me coat.

Whitershadeofpale Wed 12-Oct-11 12:51:04

I failed too 15/24

lovemysleep Wed 12-Oct-11 12:51:37

Hilarious! I failed with 11 out of 24.......shame on me wink.

I bet at least 70% of the population would fail it, and what a stupidly bureaucratic waste of time and money...

MotherPanda Wed 12-Oct-11 12:54:01

really, we don't know these things - you certainly aren't taught them in school. Why are these the things that allow you to be a UK citizen?

Apart from the halloween one - that's important, although a tad American.

FlyingPirates Wed 12-Oct-11 12:54:14

I got 21 <preen> grin But I recently had to do it for my indefinate leave to remain, so I guess that is cheating somewhat!

Georgimama Wed 12-Oct-11 12:54:31

13/24. Some of those questions are absurd. Trick or treating is a vile American tradition for one thing.

FeelMyWraith Wed 12-Oct-11 12:54:44


Though I'm inclined to argue that there are many ways one might stop a child from playing tricks on you at Halloween. Calling the police might stop them. So I take issue with the question.

And why the frickety frick does half of that stuff matter? It's not particularly useful now is it?

FeelMyWraith Wed 12-Oct-11 12:55:19

Halloween's Scottish isn't it? Or did I dream that?

Hulababy Wed 12-Oct-11 12:56:38

I failed too = 13/24

I do know someone who has sat this test and passed. There is a book that has all the information in and lots of practise questions. Loads to learn though.

TheBride Wed 12-Oct-11 12:56:38

17, but I guessed most of them. I have failed but dont live in the Uk anyway, so they can't deport me- Ha!

Shanghaidiva Wed 12-Oct-11 12:57:03

13 for me. Luckily I left the UK 17 years ago.

Georgimama Wed 12-Oct-11 12:57:56

You don't trick or treat in Scotland. You go guising.

Thzumbiewitch Wed 12-Oct-11 12:58:25

The Hallowe'en one is a bit of a trick (ha!) question - the answer's in the "Trick or treat" - you get the sweets or chocolate as the treat to stop the trick. I think, anyway. I still got it wrong (I put Hide, cos that's what I do!)

GetOrfMo1Land Wed 12-Oct-11 12:58:42

13/24. God.

Some of the questions were shchtoooooopid.

AMumInScotland Wed 12-Oct-11 12:58:59

Scotland has a tradition of "guising" at halloween - you went round in costume and sang or did some other form of entertainment to try to get a few coins out of your audience. No threats involved....

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