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Would You Pass The British Citizenship Test?

Would You Pass The British Citizenship Test?

Everyone loves a good pub quiz, right? Beers, bar tab prizes and no Google (we only dabble in the serious ones).

So it's no wonder really that when the home secretary mentioned that the British citizenship test is akin to a pub quiz, we jumped right on that shit.

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Sajid Javid was voicing his concerns about the test, which is a key part of the immigration system for permanent settlement.

We've mocked up some of the potential questions that could crop up in the test:

According to the Independent, over two million tests have been sat since it launched in 2005.

Immigrants sit a multiple choice exam with 24 randomly selected questions and must get 18 or more correct to pass the exam. It costs £50 ($65) for each attempt - with one person being known to have taken it 64 times. Put that on yer CV, mate.

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The main purpose of the Life in the UK test is to check that the person taking it has integrated into British society.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

There are believed to be roughly 3,000 facts covered by the questions (so no wonder that poor bastard ended up taking it more than 60 times).

However, people have been unhappy about whether the test is really as useful as it was intended to be - especially as there's no mention of the number for the emergency services (999, btw. You can have that one for free) or how many MPs sit in the House of Commons.

Instead you must know what happened in 1066, who Geoffrey Chaucer is, and what Gilbert and Sullivan did to make them famous - because, of course, that's the sort of information we all find useful on a daily basis. So you should have no problem acing our test...

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Topics: News, uk news, Interesting, UK

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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