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#1241511 - Fri Aug 30 2019 02:05 PM British Citizenship Test
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Today, 30 August 2019, the BBC published examples of questions from the test that people applying for British citizenship have to take. Here is the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49485612

The questions are in an article and one has to scroll down some way to reach them.

There are twelve questions in this sample, ranging from the hard to the easy. My own score was 11/12. (I got the answer to the question on dogs wrong, but as I am very definitely a Cat Person, perhaps that is not surprising. = ^ - ^ = ).

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#1241536 - Fri Aug 30 2019 03:58 PM Re: British Citizenship Test
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I got 8/12 but the ratio of questions that seemed in any way relevant to the possibility of being a British citizen able to properly take part in daily life and fulfil their civic duties seemed way lower than that. Opened the first what again?
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#1241539 - Fri Aug 30 2019 04:20 PM Re: British Citizenship Test
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Like bloomsby, I'm a cat person, so I got the dog question wrong Otherwise I got 11/12. I'd be interested to find out how many Home Office ministers and top officials would get the necessary 9/12 to qualify for citizenship.
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#1241580 - Sat Aug 31 2019 01:49 AM Re: British Citizenship Test
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Oh dear I failed miserably! They wont let me back in! Shame!
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#1241582 - Sat Aug 31 2019 02:32 AM Re: British Citizenship Test
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Congratulations, you passed! To pass the UK citizenship test you need to get at least 75% of your answers correct. In this case that would be nine out of 12 or more.

Your score:
10/12

I should think so after living here for almost 70 years.

My question to them is, what has any of that to do with being British?
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#1241598 - Sat Aug 31 2019 08:24 AM Re: British Citizenship Test
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Ah Wesley, perhaps you don't know how deep the British love for curry goes - but I only got that one right because I guessed it was about curry, I certainly didn't actually know the answer.
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#1241617 - Sat Aug 31 2019 05:40 PM Re: British Citizenship Test
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Quote:
Opened the first what again?


Haha. I must confess that I found that question rather odd, too! smile

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#1241630 - Sun Sep 01 2019 03:42 AM Re: British Citizenship Test
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I struck out, clean bowled:

Quote:
Bad luck, you failed. To pass the UK citizenship test you need to get at least 75% of your answers correct. So, in this case, that would be nine out of 12 or more.

Your score:

8/12

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#1241635 - Sun Sep 01 2019 05:11 AM Re: British Citizenship Test
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Thankfully, I failed too, with 8/12. I have no desire to be an Englishman. smile
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#1242387 - Tue Sep 10 2019 04:59 AM Re: British Citizenship Test
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I passed with 9/12 but, I must admit, 3 were correct out of luck! Other than that, I have no intention of becoming a British subject, I am too fond of my burgundy EU passport! smile

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#1242485 - Wed Sep 11 2019 09:09 AM Re: British Citizenship Test
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8/12 Just as well that my citizenship was automatic. smile
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#1245886 - Tue Oct 15 2019 08:30 PM Re: British Citizenship Test
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9/12 and cannot even begin to explain that good of a result.

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#1245965 - Wed Oct 16 2019 05:26 PM Re: British Citizenship Test
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The questions struck me as a strange mixture of the easy and the rather hard.

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#1249938 - Sat Nov 16 2019 05:43 PM Re: British Citizenship Test
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Considering I've no clue on some things British, I got 8/12. The coffee house was rather obscure.
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#1250459 - Thu Nov 21 2019 03:32 PM Re: British Citizenship Test
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Well done! I agree that the coffee house question is obscure. smile

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