British citizenship test

Discussion in 'BOARDANIA' started by jaccairn, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. jaccairn New Member

    Lifestyle quizzes

    Would you qualify for British Citizenship?

    An idea of the type of questions proposed for new citizens. None of native Brits who tried it got enough right to qualify.

    Neither would I as I only got 3 right!

    How do you do?
  2. Katcal I Aten't French !

    wow, 4 out of 10, I wasn't expecting as much...

    I'm hardly surprised that most native Brits don't know enough to pass, the French system is going exactly the same way...
  3. Marcia Executive Onion

    I had to take the exam to get my Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK this past March.

    There is a thread about it here, somewhere, already.

    I also had to pay almost £1000 for the privilege of remaining here.
  4. Hsing Moderator

    Seeing you're married to a native, what would have happened if you had either failed the test or hadn't been able to pay that much?
  5. mowgli New Member

    Hoot! 4 out of 10. And I read BBC (usually when I should be working). Must read more!

    (When I was preparing for my American Citizenship test, people (Americans)who helped me study admitted that they didn't know the answers either :tongue: Long live the system in which the immigrants end up - voluntarily or otherwise - knowing more about the country's history and politics than the native-born!*)

    *Not me though - I promptly forgot most of what I learned as soon as I walked out of the naturalization office! But I can tell you who was the head of the Assassin's guild in "Men at Arms", etc.
  6. lipi New Member

    I got 5/10. And believe me, I didn't even know what the heck they were asking about in a few questions. Lucky guesses, mostly.
  7. Maljonic Administrator

    I got 6 out of 10.
  8. Garner Great God and Founding Father

    i had to shell out that sort of cash, but they didn't give me a quiz.

    let's hear it for white males aged 18-35! We still get freebies!
  9. Marcia Executive Onion

    If I failed the test, I would have had to apply for a 2-year extension on my limited leave to remain, which would also have cost loads of money, then taken the test again in 2 years and paid the fee again. I don't know if there is a limit on the number of times you can re-take the test.

    I suppose, technically, if you can't pay the fee to get your leave to stay in the country, you would be deported. I think in reality what would happen would be that people would try to stay past the expiration data on their original visa without reapplying to stay legally, and so would just remain in the country illegally.
  10. spiky Bar Wench

    5/10 and a big fat fail...

    We just got the same thing and you can have a go here
  11. Maljonic Administrator

    I fluked a worrying 7 out of 10 for the Australian one. :eek:
  12. Pepster New Member

    You know it is surprising the amount of space (pages) in the booklet they give them to study off devoted to the cricketer Sir Donald George Bradman.

    I understand that you would want imigrants and such to appriecate the past of the country they are applying for citizenship in but it is just bonkers what they test them on.
  13. spiky Bar Wench

    I'm guessing you got the three other words for swimmers right yes?
  14. Katcal I Aten't French !

    Well, I'm kind of relieved, I only got 4 out of 10 for the aussie one. But that makes me as fit for Australia as I am for England. Ouch.
  15. Maljonic Administrator

    I think that was one of the only questions I actually knew the answer to.
  16. Buzzfloyd Spelling Bee

    6 out of 10 on the British exam (half of them lucky guesses) and 4 out of 10 on the Australian.

    I remember discussing this when Marcia had to take the exam. I think the requirements made of immigrants are unrealistic and probably made up to satisfy an ignorant and xenophobic populace.
  17. Maljonic Administrator

    I think it would be great if they did away with this test but replaced it with a compulsory language course and follow up test to show you can speak the native tongue. I think this should be the only requirement, aside from not being a homicidal maniac et cetera, to go and live in any country. You'd probably find out more about the country as a side affect of learning the language than you would discovering the percentage of Mormons living in Anglesey.
  18. Saccharissa Stitcher

    4 out of 10

  19. Tephlon Active Member

  20. Electric_Man Templar

    To me, it seems like this test is more a test of desire to stay in the country. If you want to stay, you have to do the study and save up the cash for it.

    Although I only got a lucky 5/10, I'm sure if I'd studied the recommended books it wouldn't have been so difficult. Maybe.

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