UK Citizenship Test

Can you answers these questions that appear on the test to become a UK citizen? You would need 75% to pass the real test.
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Last updated: February 27, 2015
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The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and which other nation?
Northern Ireland
King Henry VIII's daughter Mary was a devout Catholic and persecuted Protestants, which is why she became known as...
Bloody Mary
It is an offence not to have an MOT certificate if your vehicle is more than how many year old?
What kind of race is The Grand National?
A Horse Race
What is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square, London?
How many members does a jury have in Scotland?
If an MP resigns or dies what is the term used to describe the election that takes place in their constituency to elect an new MP?
What kind of bird do people usually eat on Christmas Day?
What is the longest river in the UK?
How many parliamentary constituencies are in England
The UK is one of five permanent members of the Security Council of which intergovernmental organisation?
The United Nations
Maiden Castle is found in which English county?
The First World War ended on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in what year?
James I and his son Charles I believed in the 'Divine Right of Kings', the idea that the king was directly appointed to rule by who?
Who is the Patron Saint of Wales?
St David
Which King was killed at The Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 marking the end of The War of the Roses?
Richard III
What is the name of the popular UK Tennis tournament played in South London?
Which government department is responsible for tax collection?
HM Revenue and Customs
What is the 40 day period before Easter known as?
Which landmark is a prehistoric monument which still stands in the English county of Wiltshire?
Level 51
Sep 23, 2018
For the Grand National question, I got stumped due to being too specific. I was typing in things such as "handicap", "jump", "flat" etc.
Level 56
Apr 1, 2020
how many do you need to pass? I got all but Maiden Castle
Level 59
Jun 17, 2021
I’m always amazed by what is considered necessary knowledge in a citizenship test. I am British and I “passed”, but I don’t know how many constituencies there are, nor do I care, nor has it ever been necessary for me to know! Many of the others also seem like random trivia rather than key knowledge for being a successful and integrated citizen.
Level 84
Jun 17, 2021
Completely agree about the constituencies. I doubt many British people know that, and have no idea why they would need to.
Level 67
Jun 17, 2021
I agree about the random trivia. I've seen the US test, and I recall it's much more focused on history and the nature of the US government. This test seems to dip into the realm of pub trivia. Very odd.
Level 45
Jun 18, 2021
Pub trivia is very British though! :-) But you're right, it is random trivia and is odd for a citizenship test.
Level 64
Jun 17, 2021
Good quiz.

On a separate note I feel as if we should be focusing more on cultural integration rather than peoples ability to study and regurgitate information.

Level 63
Jun 18, 2021
what do you mean. half of this is boring British history stuff and a few are even about religion
Level 77
Jun 17, 2021
Allow inland revenue?
Level 45
Jun 18, 2021
Inland Revenue hasn't existed since 2005 (it merged with another department in 2005 to create HMRC).
Level 63
Jun 20, 2021
failed with 50% as an american
Level 43
Jan 25, 2022
100% with 43 seconds remaining.

Not bad for someone who isn't British.

Although I had over two minutes to spare with the constituency question so kept guessing until I got it right. I knew it had to be around that number when the Scottish Welsh etc constituencies are taken from the 650 in the UK overall.

Not getting why there's a question about lent there though. Isn't that a season observed by Christians worldwide?

Level 82
Oct 18, 2023
I had to guess on the constituencies and Maiden Castle. Fortunately I started in Cornwall and was working my way up the map, which made that one quick!

Regarding Lent, the citizenship test includes some cultural questions about religion, values, law, hobbies, etc, that apply to the UK, but aren't necessarily UK-only. In this case, since not all immigrants are from Christian countries, they might not be familiar with Christian holidays. Personally, I think those kinds of questions are more relevant than the random history or sports trivia, since they can affect your daily life and interactions.

Level 56
Oct 19, 2023
It turns out that observing Lent is quite a British thing, at least as far as I can find out. Christians from other countries where it's not observed in my experience are surprised to see all sorts of people who would never darken the door of a church observing it. It seems to be more of a cultural thing than a religious one.
Level 89
Feb 8, 2023
The U.K. is so backwards it requires religious tests for citizenship? Some of these questions are meaningless like a horse race and vehicle registration questions that will simply be a requirement when you go to register it. You don't have to know, because they're going to tell you regardless.
Level 82
Oct 18, 2023
It's not a religious test, it's about knowing something about the culture you're moving to. Even if most people aren't particularly religious anymore, the Christian calendar still affects things like school and bank holidays. There are also questions about things like queuing and pets, which aren't strictly necessary, but useful for understanding the people around you.
Level 56
Oct 19, 2023
The fact that you dismiss some questions as 'religious' shows how sensible it is to have them on the test - they are about culture first and foremost, and that is the main thing that needs to be understood. Lent in particular is observed by all manner of people regardless of religious belief - and if you were planning to become a British citizen it would definitely be a useful thing for you to know if you have any intention of integrating. I would expect, if I were going to naturalise as a Saudi, say, that the test might contain things like "when is Eid al Fitr", because it would be relevant to my life there regardless of my religious beliefs.

In any case in a general sense it seems much more backward to me not to have any questions in the test about widely-held religious beliefs. How can you culturally integrate if you don't have the first idea about widespread religion(s) in the country you're going to be living in?