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Old Jul 5th 2012, 9:28 am
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Although the new official test questions have not been published, the quiz below is an independent representation of the new questions that a would-be citizen could be asked. You need more than 10 answers to pass the test, and in real life if you fail you'd have to wait a week and pay £50 to take another one (and hand over your British passport in the meantime...).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/qu...tizenship-test

You need more than 10 - I was always crap at history and I failed - I only got 10... looks like I am stateless now....
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 9:46 am
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5. And I am a quiz Genius (Usually)

Do they have questions on Entertainment or Sport?
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 9:48 am
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13/15
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 9:53 am
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12 to match my QI.
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I scored 10 and must therefore give up my birth rights

Interestingly, this blog post the other day is attempting to expose incorrect questions in the test: http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/...ife-in-the-uk/

In the test on the Guardian for example, outdated figures for Black Death fatalities are seen in the test, in that it states 1/3 of the UK population died, where it is now thought 1/2 did.

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I scored 10 and must therefore give up my birth rights

Interestingly, this blog post the other day is attempting to expose incorrect questions in the test: http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/...ife-in-the-uk/

In the test on the Guardian for example, outdated figures for Black Death fatalities are seen in the test, in that it states 1/3 of the UK population died, where it is now thought 1/2 did.
I just got an extra point then. 6/15.
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I just got an extra point then. 6/15.
I ticked the 3/4 answer. I guess I'm a pessimist then, should fit right in! Although I do blame the curriculum (or my memory) when taking A level (Human) Biology 5 or 6 years ago.
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 10:40 am
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12.

Defo 3-4 educated guesses though.
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 10:45 am
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A speedy 12.
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 10:47 am
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8/15. Then again, I am Australian.

Still, I don't see the point of asking immigrants abritary questions about our past. They should be focused on key points, such as not when the NHS was set up, but why.

Being able to recite dates is next to useless. Being able to show you understand why things are as they are in the UK should be considered more important you would have thought.
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4!

Nato and Great Britain are the only ones I'm sure of. Rest all educated (or not) guesses.

History not my strong point
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 11:00 am
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A cracking 13 out of 15, bizarrely falling down on the wrong century for the famine thinking the 1800's were the 18th century

and some shit about when laws came to Wales
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 11:24 am
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4. Will stick to the quiz at Stars N Bars and hope there won't be a round on UK Citizenship!
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12 - but canal builders in the Middle Ages?
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 4:28 pm
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10. But I have been out drinking in Shanghai. And I guessed a few. So probably should have been 6-9 :-(
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