UK Citizenship Test

Can you pass it ?

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04/07/2013 at 13:48

A few of us in our office have just taken the UK Citizenship Test. I would say that we are a fairly intelligent bunch of people but none of us have passed the test. Give it a try and post your score and comments - http://www.ukcitizenshiptest.co.uk/

 

04/07/2013 at 14:09

What bizarre questions - who knows most of that stuff aparts from politicians and statisticians?

I passed the US one though, it's dead easy  

04/07/2013 at 14:11

Erm... I'll get me coat.

04/07/2013 at 14:12

Anyone who's read the special book they give you to revise from, I'd imagine. I got 16 (would have been 17 if I'd read the questions properly) so I'm not worthy either, but in general the ones I got right were practical stuff about how things and institutions work, and the ones I got wrong were guesses about dates and statistics.

04/07/2013 at 14:20

Some of the questions are misleading. For example

"'In the 1980s, the largest immigrant groups were from the West Indies, Ireland, India and Pakistan.' True or False?

Is false, the correct answers being Americans, Australians, South Africans and New Zealanders.

If you read the question as referring to ethnic origin of the population, it's true, if you read it as referring to who immigrated in the 80s, it's false.

Shite question.

I got 50%.

 

 

04/07/2013 at 14:25

I got 54% and mostly guessed.

 

Pudge    pirate
04/07/2013 at 14:33

Leave the country, all of you.

You're not worthy of being here.

04/07/2013 at 14:33

58% - most of those questions are subjects most brits are just not interested enough to find out

04/07/2013 at 14:40

12/24  Fail.

And I don't agree with some of the answers either. Some are badly worded.

Also, prescriptions are free to all where I live. Perhaps the people in London don't know that.

That is one terrible test.  It just tests if you're any good at learning a pointless handbook (what year did divorce come in? Er... who cares?

How many Muslims in uk?  How many under 19s in UK?  

I wouldn't mind if the multiple choice options were wildly different... that would test if you had a feel for the UK.  But, for example, having to choose between 15 million, 16 million, 17 million or 18 million  Under 19s... can only be learned by rote.  I'd rather they said 2 million, 9 million, 16 million or 24 million.

04/07/2013 at 14:55

Why have multiple choice at all ? Someone could pass the test by not knowing any of the answers and guessing everything

04/07/2013 at 14:59

I didn't! 

Seriously though, have a look at the US one, it's ridiculously easy by comparison. Not quite "Where does the president live?" but almost...

Edited: 04/07/2013 at 14:59
seren nos yn canu    pirate
04/07/2013 at 15:00

so a test of how can learn some basic facts.........

if the questions are the same each time then they just need to learn the pattern of answers.a,c,,a,b,d etc.........they won't even have to learn english to get top marks

04/07/2013 at 15:55

I failed (16/24) so obviously it's a stupid quiz.

Half a dozen questions on queuing etiquette would probably be more appropriate.

04/07/2013 at 16:12

63% - fail. 

I mostly guessed the answers, although I did know some of them. I have no idea how/why knowing that stuff would make you a 'worthy' citizen...

04/07/2013 at 16:28

Well I'm pretty good at guessing but still a failure. 17 right in 7mins 20secs or 18secs per question. At least I got the single carriageway speed limit question right - about the only useful and relevant fact to know..

04/07/2013 at 16:43
Peter Everitt wrote (see)

Well I'm pretty good at guessing but still a failure. 17 right in 7mins 20secs or 18secs per question. At least I got the single carriageway speed limit question right - about the only useful and relevant fact to know..

But even that was a bit ambiguous.  There are huge portions of the network where single carriageways have 20,30,40 or 50mph limits.    It just seems to have been written in a slap-dash way.  I know it could not have been 70mph, so it just had to be the 60mph answer, but they should still have said 'unless otherwise designated'.

 

It should say speed limit - unless otherwise designated.

04/07/2013 at 17:19

If they keep people out on the basis of this test (15 for me, for the record), the country's going to be empty before long.

04/07/2013 at 17:43

I didn't do too great and I honestly thought I knew the answers to most of them.  As others have said, when I looked back over them again I noticed that some of the questions were designed to lead you to a particular answer.

04/07/2013 at 21:00
Peter Collins wrote (see)

If they keep people out on the basis of this test (15 for me, for the record), the country's going to be empty before long.

Perhaps the questions were drawn up by UKIP - I bet Nigel Farage knows all the answers! 

 

So, anyway, the upshot is nobody knows anybody that passed?

Edited: 04/07/2013 at 21:02
04/07/2013 at 21:13

I did, well I had to last year   They have updated the test a bit now but it's still nuts.

 

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