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Have a Quick British History Test

By July 20, 2012

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The British government is changing its citizenship test to include more questions on British history, and this has prompted the Guardian to post a quiz. It's not the actual quiz people will take, but it's been provided by a publishing company who provide citizenship study guides. There are fifteen questions given, you'll need ten right to pass, and they don't charge the 50 fee. I'm fully aware it's a little bit of fun for me, but deadly serious to others.


July 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm
(1) Bruce says:

As an American, I am proud to say that I passed your test! However, just barely. I goofed up on questions 1, 4, 7, 8 , and 14.


Of those, the only one that I cannot excuse myself for is number 1. But I am surprised. Northern Ireland is NOT officially part of Great Britain? Interesting.

July 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm
(2) Bruce says:

Ah! Great Britain is the ISLAND on which are located England, Scotland, and Wales (in alphabetical order!). Therefore, it’s the UNITED KINGDOM of Great Britain AND Northern Ireland.

July 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm
(3) Francisco says:

I’ve got 12 over 15. I am from Chile and I like very much British history.

Best regards

P.S. I enjoy each of your newsletters. Thanks a lot for a good work!!

July 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm
(4) Builderbill says:

My first try I scored a 9. I’ll keep studying English history. Really appreciate your website

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