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Would You Pass The British Citizenship Test If You Had To Take It Today?

The "Life in the UK" test isn't quite as easy as you might think. Like those really taking the test, you need 75% to pass. Questions inspired by theuktest.com.

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    True
    False
  2. 2.

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    Every four years
    Every five years
    Every seven years
    Every two years
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    1754
    1837
    1918
    1923
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    1485
    1487
    1489
    1495
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    The Slavery Act
    The Anti Slavery Act
    The Emancipation Act
    The Freedom From Slavery Act
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    MarkB1985/MarkB1985
    120 years old
    143 years old
    155 years old
    180 years old
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    14
    16
    17
    18
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    1918
    1929
    1945
    1969
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    It's always 18
    21, duh
    16, if you actually have a meal
    It's actually 17
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You can purchase alcohol in the UK when you're 18 but you're allowed to drink some with a meal in a restaurant or pub.

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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    There's actually a two-MINUTE silence.

  11. 11.

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    Yes
    No
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    Hides in the shadows of the House of Commons
    Builds the cabinets for the Houses of Parliament
    Challenges the government on its policies
    Performs only ceremonial duties
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Would You Pass The British Citizenship Test If You Had To Take It Today?

Umm, you got less than 15% and will never pass the British citizenship test.

I'm really sorry to let you down but I think, on some level, you always knew deep down that you will just never be British. But hey, I don't really think you mind, do you?

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I mean, you failed, but at least you tried.

There's hope left for you yet. I mean the citizenship is hard. If everyone could pass it, the whole world would be British. Just a little more study and you'll pass next time, for sure.

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You failed. You were so so close though, you’ll definitely pass next time!

I mean, you nearly passed, which is almost as good. And who even cares how old Big Ben is or when voting reform happened. If the questions were about things that really mattered, like what to put on your fish and chips (vinegar, duh), you'd pass.

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Congrats! You’d pass the UK citizenship test!

It was tough going there for a little while but you made it through. You could just stroll into a test centre and complete the test to become British. Boom.

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You’d pass the UK citizenship test with flying colours!

OMG You are so incredibly British that no will will ever ask you to do this test because they'll basically just believe you're already British.

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Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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