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Can You Pass Our Britishness Exam?

If you can't, you lose your passport.

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  1. 1. Which of these is the correct Union Jack?

  2. 2. Who is on the back of the current £20 note?

    britishnotes.co.uk
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    Sir Isaac Newton
    Adam Smith
  3. 3. What is the most popular pub name in the UK?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Red Lion!

  4. 4. Who is the patron saint of Scotland?

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    St Andrew
    St David
    St Martin
  5. 5. What is the first line of the second verse of "God Save the Queen"?

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    O Lord our God arise
    Confound their politics
    Not in this land alone
  6. 6. Which of these Cornish pasties is the right shape?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A traditional Cornish pasty must be a "D" shape.

  7. 7. Who was the first British person to go into space?

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    Helen Sharman
    Tim Peake
    Michael Collins
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Helen Sharman!

    She visited the Mir space station in 1991.

  8. 8. What is the national flower of Wales?

  9. 9. What does FTSE stand for?

    Shaun Curry / AFP / Getty
    Financial Turn Stock Exchange
    Financial Times Stock Exchange
    Finance and Trade Stock Exchequer
  10. 10. What's the UK's biggest-selling newspaper?

    <i>The Daily Mail</i>
    Via Daily Mail
    The Daily Mail
    Via Daily Mail
    <i>The Sun</i>
    Via The Sun
    The Sun
    Via The Sun
    <i>The Times</i>
    Via The Times
    The Times
    Via The Times
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Sun!

  11. 11. What is the minimum age for drinking alcohol in a pub or restaurant?

    en.wikipedia.org
    16
    17
    18
    21
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 16!

    If you are 16 you are allowed to drink beer, cider, or wine in a pub or restaurant in the UK, so long as you have it with a meal and are accompanied by an adult.

  12. 12. Who is the current home secretary?

    Theresa May
    Via Peter Macdiarmid / Getty
    Theresa May
    Via Peter Macdiarmid / Getty
    George Osborne
    Via Sean Gallup / Getty
    George Osborne
    Via Sean Gallup / Getty
    Philip Hammond
    Via Dan Kitwood / Getty
    Philip Hammond
    Via Dan Kitwood / Getty
  13. 13. When is St George's Day?

    Chris Jackson / Getty
    5 April
    23 April
    20 May
  14. 14. Which is the correct Marmite logo?

  15. 15. Which sport do England use this logo for?

    Cricket
    Rugby
    Football
  16. 16. Can you pick out the Welsh celebrity?

    Christian Bale
    Via Anthony Harvey / Getty
    Christian Bale
    Via Anthony Harvey / Getty
    Sir Anthony Hopkins
    Via Frederick M Brown / Getty
    Sir Anthony Hopkins
    Via Frederick M Brown / Getty
    Emma Thompson
    Via Frederick M Brown / Getty
    Emma Thompson
    Via Frederick M Brown / Getty
    Helena Bonham Carter
    Via Eugene Gologursky / Getty
    Helena Bonham Carter
    Via Eugene Gologursky / Getty
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sir Anthony Hopkins!

    Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, but both of his parents are English, and he has said in the past that he is English, not Welsh.

  17. 17. When did the last Woolworths store close?

    en.wikipedia.org
    2005
    2007
    2009
  18. 18. Which is Britain's busiest train station, in terms of the number of passengers passing through it?

    Waterloo
    Via David Martin / geograph.org.uk
    Waterloo
    Via David Martin / geograph.org.uk
    King's Cross
    Via Mike Quinn / geograph.org.uk
    King's Cross
    Via Mike Quinn / geograph.org.uk
    Paddington
    Via en.wikipedia.org
    Paddington
    Clapham Junction
    Via N Chadwick / geograph.org.uk
    Clapham Junction
    Via N Chadwick / geograph.org.uk
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Waterloo!

    It's Waterloo, with more than 99 million passengers per year.

  19. 19. What was the most-watched TV event in Britain in 2015?

    <i>The Great British Bake Off</i> final
    Via BBC
    The Great British Bake Off final
    Via BBC
    England v Wales, Rugby World Cup
    Via David Rogers / Getty
    England v Wales, Rugby World Cup
    Via David Rogers / Getty
    <i>Strictly Come Dancing</i> final
    Via BBC
    Strictly Come Dancing final
    Via BBC
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Great British Bake Off final!

    It was watched by more than 15 million people!

  20. 20. Which of these ridiculous British laws is fake?

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    MPs are not allowed to wear armour in parliament.
    You cannot ride in a taxi if you have the plague.
    You cannot walk backwards through the streets of York.

Can You Pass Our Britishness Exam?

You failed

Sorry, but you just don't know enough to be British – you're either going to have to hand in your passport or spend the next few months doing nothing but drinking tea and eating fancy cakes to make up for your terrible sins.

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So close, but you've failed

You came so close to passing, but you've missed out by just a couple of marks. You're going to need to do a bit more swotting up before you can proudly fly the Union Jack from your house.

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You've passed

Congratulations, you know enough to be considered undeniably British! You're more British than a buttered crumpet or a barbecue that's been ruined by the rain.

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