Test yourself on the new British Immigration exam

My ‘sensational’ post Am I British enough? published on Jan 1 this year is the most read post on my blog. I lamented that I needed to pass the Life in the UK immigration test if I were to apply for British citizenship.

Am I British enough?

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The Telegraph reported today that Theresa May, the Home Secretary, “has torn up the 2007 edition’s section on New Labour, swept away guides to immigrants’ rights and put a new focus on what it means to be British.” The new test from March will focus on British values, culture and history, as well as the success of Olympic heroes at London 2012.

I know you are fascinated and you can’t wait to do the test. I’ve copied the 10 questions from Can you pass the British immigration exam? from The Telegraph over here, so that you can have a go.

Remember: Applicants for British citizenship will be expected to answer 75% of 24 questions correctly. Do not cheat.

Q.1
Which landmark is a prehistoric monument which still stands in the English county of Wiltshire?
  •  Stonehenge
  •  Hadrian’s Wall
  •  Offa’s Dyke
  •  Fountains Abbey
Q.2
What is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square, London?
  •  Cook
  •  Drake
  •  Nelson
  •  Raleigh
Q.3
In 1801, a new version of the official flag of the United Kingdom was created. What is it often called?
  •  The British Standard
  •  The Royal Banner
  •  The St George Cross
  •  The Union Jack
Q.4
Who is the patron saint of Scotland?
  •  St Andrew
  •  St David
  •  St George
  •  St Patrick
Q.5
What flower is traditionally worn by people on Remembrance Day?
  •  Poppy
  •  Lily
  •  Daffodil
  •  Iris
Q.6
Which of these sporting events was hosted in London in 2012?
  •  The Commonwealth Games
  •  The Cricket World Cup
  •  The European Football Championship
  •  The Paralympic Games
Q.7
At her jubilee in 2012, how many years as queen did Queen Elizabeth II celebrate?
  •  25
  •  40
  •  50
  •  60
Q.8
The second largest party in the House of Commons is known by what name?
  •  The senate
  •  The Opposition
  •  The Lords
  •  The other side
Q.9
From what age can you be asked to serve on a jury?
  •  16
  •  18
  •  21
  •  25
Q.10
What is the title given to the person who chairs the debates in the House of Commons?
  •  The chairman
  •  The Speaker
  •  The leader of the House
  •  The prime minister

Quiz Completed. See answers below:

Q.1 Which landmark is a prehistoric monument which still stands in the English county of Wiltshire?
Stonehenge
Q.2 What is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square, London?
Nelson
Q.3 In 1801, a new version of the official flag of the United Kingdom was created. What is it often called?
The Union Jack
Q.4 Who is the patron saint of Scotland?
St Andrew
Q.5 What flower is traditionally worn by people on Remembrance Day?
Poppy
Q.6 Which of these sporting events was hosted in London in 2012?
The Paralympic Games
Q.7 At her jubilee in 2012, how many years as queen did Queen Elizabeth II celebrate?
60
Q.8 The second largest party in the House of Commons is known by what name?
The Opposition
Q.9 From what age can you be asked to serve on a jury?
18
Q.10 What is the title given to the person who chairs the debates in the House of Commons?
The Speaker

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23 thoughts on “Test yourself on the new British Immigration exam

  1. Jamie Dedes

    All American-girl with roots in the Near East: did well! Probably thanks to the BBC.
    Fun.
    Have a lovely Sunday, Janet … I suppose it’s evening by you now. 🙂

    Reply
    1. Ruby

      Haggis not haggis :-). I had some too – though have to confess, I didn’t catch it myself, but bought it (boned and gutted) from the supermarket

      Reply
    1. Janet Williams Post author

      Dear JoV,

      70%? Oh dear, still failed. Nearly there. You need to score 75% to pass.

      But now you can go to Jerusalem with a Malaysian passport, there’s no need for you to pass the test anyway.

      Look forward to reading about your adventures.

      Reply
  2. jade

    HY !
    There are 25 questions.
    Does anyone have the rest of the questions.I would like,please, to send it, my e-mail:angel.lumino@yahoo.com
    Thank you very much

    Reply
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