Unofficial UK Citizenship Test

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The Official UK Citizenship Test would be failed by most UK citizens. This test, however, would be passed by most UK citizens and would probably be failed by non-UK citizens. Try it for yourself and see. Pass mark is 75% (18/24).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is traditionally served with Roast Beef?

    • A.

      Sage and Onion

    • B.

      Yorkshire Pudding

    • C.

      Apple Sauce

    • D.

      Tarka Dall

    Correct Answer
    B. Yorkshire Pudding
    Explanation
    Sage and Onion goes with chicken, apple sauce with pork and Tarka Dall is not a British dish.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these is not a TV channel?

    • A.

      BBC2

    • B.

      ITV3

    • C.

      Channel 4

    • D.

      Sky5

    Correct Answer
    D. Sky5
    Explanation
    Sky5 is not a TV channel because it does not exist. The other options, BBC2, ITV3, and Channel 4, are all well-known TV channels in the UK.

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  • 3. 

    At what age is drinking an alcoholic drink legal in a UK pub?

    • A.

      16

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      24

    Correct Answer
    B. 18
    Explanation
    In the UK, the legal drinking age for consuming alcoholic drinks in a pub is 18. This means that individuals who are 18 years old or above are legally allowed to purchase and consume alcohol in a pub. It is important to adhere to this age restriction to ensure responsible drinking and to comply with the law.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is a political party?

    • A.

      The Official Monster Raving Loony Party

    • B.

      The Infamous Blue Blancmange Party

    • C.

      The Traditional Civil War Party

    • D.

      The Democratic Alliance Party

    Correct Answer
    A. The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
    Explanation
    The Official Monster Raving Loony Party is a political party because it has a specific name and is referred to as a "party." Additionally, the word "official" suggests that it is a recognized and legitimate political organization. The inclusion of the term "raving" and "loony" may imply that the party has unconventional or eccentric beliefs, but it does not disqualify it from being a political party.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is not a football club?

    • A.

      Sheffield Wednesday

    • B.

      Brighton and Hove Albion

    • C.

      Basildon Bond

    • D.

      Partick Thistle

    Correct Answer
    C. Basildon Bond
    Explanation
    Basildon Bond is a brand of writing paper.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is not a county?

    • A.

      Hampshire

    • B.

      Sussex

    • C.

      Jersey

    • D.

      East Lothian

    Correct Answer
    C. Jersey
    Explanation
    Jersey is one of the Channel Islands. Hampshire and Sussex are English counties, East Lothian is a Scottish county.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following towns is not in Wales?

    • A.

      Bangor

    • B.

      Merthyr Tydfil

    • C.

      Llandudno

    • D.

      Ballykissangel

    Correct Answer
    D. Ballykissangel
    Explanation
    Ballykissangel is a fictional Irish village from the eponymous TV show.

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  • 8. 

    In which year was the Great Fire of London?

    • A.

      1333

    • B.

      1444

    • C.

      1555

    • D.

      1666

    Correct Answer
    D. 1666
    Explanation
    The Great Fire of London occurred in the year 1666. This devastating fire started on September 2nd and lasted for three days, causing significant damage to the city. It started in a bakery on Pudding Lane and quickly spread, destroying thousands of buildings and leaving many people homeless. The fire had a profound impact on the city's architecture and led to the implementation of new building regulations and fire safety measures.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is an English apple?

    • A.

      Cox's Orange Pippin

    • B.

      Dante's Red Inferno

    • C.

      Granny's Green Delicious

    • D.

      Fred's Purple Haze

    Correct Answer
    A. Cox's Orange Pippin
    Explanation
    Cox's Orange Pippin is an English apple because it is named after Richard Cox, who was a horticulturist from England. The apple variety was first cultivated in England in the 19th century and has since become one of the most popular and well-known English apple varieties. It is known for its distinctive flavor and is often used in baking and cooking.

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  • 10. 

    Which bridge can be found in Edinburgh?

    • A.

      Waterloo Bridge

    • B.

      Forth Road Bridge

    • C.

      Severn Bridge

    • D.

      Whey Bridge

    Correct Answer
    B. Forth Road Bridge
    Explanation
    The Forth Road Bridge can be found in Edinburgh. This bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the Firth of Forth, connecting the city of Edinburgh to the town of South Queensferry. It is an iconic landmark in Edinburgh and an important transportation route for both vehicles and pedestrians.

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  • 11. 

    What cry goes out at a cricket match?

    • A.

      Owzat!

    • B.

      Hulloo!

    • C.

      Yo Ho Ho!

    • D.

      Chirpy Chirpy Cheap Cheap!

    Correct Answer
    A. Owzat!
    Explanation
    Owzat! is short for "how's that?" and is used to ask the umpire if the batsman is out or not.

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  • 12. 

    Complete the following phrase:"Your country needs..."

    • A.

      Saving

    • B.

      Tax

    • C.

      Help

    • D.

      You

    Correct Answer
    D. You
    Explanation
    The phrase was used on a World War One recruiting poster, alongside an image of Lord Kitchener pointing towards the reader.

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  • 13. 

    Which name links an ex-Prime Minister with a nodding dog?

    • A.

      Thatcher

    • B.

      Churchill

    • C.

      Peel

    • D.

      Blair

    Correct Answer
    B. Churchill
    Explanation
    Churchill was a Prime Minister and is also the name of an insurance company, fronted in its commercials by a 'nodding dog' car toy.

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  • 14. 

    What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?

    • A.

      A circle

    • B.

      History

    • C.

      QED

    • D.

      42

    Correct Answer
    D. 42
    Explanation
    As revealed in 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' (radio play, books and film)

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  • 15. 

    What might you say if you were asked to do twice the work for half the money?

    • A.

      You're having a giraffe

    • B.

      You're giving birth to a lion

    • C.

      You're copulating with a tortoise

    • D.

      You're taking the temperature

    Correct Answer
    A. You're having a giraffe
    Explanation
    "Girraffe" is used to replace "laugh" with which it rhymes.

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  • 16. 

    Who is the patron saint of England?

    • A.

      St. Albans

    • B.

      St. Michael

    • C.

      St. George

    • D.

      St. Pancras

    Correct Answer
    C. St. George
    Explanation
    St. Alban's is a town, St. Michael was the brand name of Marks and Spencer clothing and St. Pancras is an area of London around a railway station of the same name.

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  • 17. 

    How might one colloquially refer to a native of Scotland?

    • A.

      Paddy

    • B.

      Scouse

    • C.

      Jock

    • D.

      Taffy

    Correct Answer
    C. Jock
    Explanation
    Paddy is used for the Irish, Scouse for Liverpudlians and Taffy for the Welsh.

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  • 18. 

    Which is the odd one out?

    • A.

      Nuts

    • B.

      Plums

    • C.

      Balls

    • D.

      Bristols

    Correct Answer
    D. Bristols
    Explanation
    The first 3 are slang names for part of the male genitalia whilst the fourth is slang for women's breasts (Cockney rhyming slang: Bristol Cities).

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  • 19. 

    Which of these owns several jumbos?

    • A.

      British Rail

    • B.

      British Gas

    • C.

      British Airways

    • D.

      British Heart Federation

    Correct Answer
    C. British Airways
    Explanation
    Jumbo Jets refers to Boeing 747 airplanes.

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  • 20. 

    Which of these does not describe 'Rugby'?

    • A.

      A town in Warwickshire

    • B.

      National sport of Wales

    • C.

      A game played by men with odd shaped balls

    • D.

      Cockney Rhyming slang for 'swimming'

    Correct Answer
    D. Cockney Rhyming slang for 'swimming'
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Cockney Rhyming slang for 'swimming'", does not describe 'Rugby'. Cockney Rhyming slang is a form of slang that originated in the East End of London, and it involves replacing a common word with a phrase that rhymes with it. However, 'Rugby' is not a term used in Cockney Rhyming slang to refer to swimming. Instead, it is a sport that originated in England and is played with an oval-shaped ball.

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  • 21. 

    Which of these would you not find in a traditional English breakfast?

    • A.

      Sausage

    • B.

      Bacon

    • C.

      Eggs

    • D.

      Deep fried Mars bar

    Correct Answer
    D. Deep fried Mars bar
    Explanation
    Deep fried Mars bars are a delicacy from Scotland.

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  • 22. 

    What is traditionally considered to be at the opposite end of the UK from Land's End?

    • A.

      John O'Groats

    • B.

      Tom O'Connor

    • C.

      The English Channel

    • D.

      A rainbow

    Correct Answer
    A. John O'Groats
    Explanation
    John O'Groats is traditionally considered to be at the opposite end of the UK from Land's End. Land's End is located in Cornwall, England, at the southwestern tip of the country, while John O'Groats is located in Caithness, Scotland, at the northeastern tip. These two locations are often used as markers to represent the farthest points in the UK from each other, making John O'Groats the correct answer.

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  • 23. 

    Which of these is a traditional British dish?

    • A.

      Chicken Tikka Massala

    • B.

      Pepperoni Pizza

    • C.

      Bubble and Squeak

    • D.

      Fish and Sheep

    Correct Answer
    C. Bubble and Squeak
    Explanation
    Bubble and Squeak is re-fried potato and cabbage, mixed together.

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  • 24. 

    What is the next line from this commentary:"Some people are on the pitch; they think it's all over."

    • A.

      They're wrong

    • B.

      They're right

    • C.

      It's not

    • D.

      It is now

    Correct Answer
    D. It is now
    Explanation
    It's commentary by Kenneth Wolstenholme (for the BBC) from the English football team winning the World Cup in 1966.

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