The UK Citizenship test is an essential part of the citizenship application process. The test is called the Life in the UK test and quizzes citizenship applicants on UK history, government and culture. Below are the topics you’ll be test on along with a few sample test questions. The question answers are listed at the bottom of the page.
History of British Migration
1. What spurred a mass migration to the UK in the mid-20th century?
a. World War I
b. World War II
c. The Industrial Revolution
2. When was slavery banned in Britain?
The role of women in British society
3. When were women given the right to vote in the UK?
b. Women have always been allowed to vote.
Everyday life for UK families
4. Are same-sex couples allowed to be married in the UK?*
Everyday life for UK children
5. Are children required to attend school in the UK?
6. From what ages is school compulsory for children in the UK?
7. Is marijuana legal in the UK?
8. What is the legal age to buy cigarettes in the UK?
9. How many people live in the UK?
a. More than 60 million
b. Less than 40 million
c. Approximately 23 million
10. How many counties are in England (excluding Greater London and the Isles of Scilly)?
a. 100 counties
c. 83 counties
11. What is the capital of the UK?
12. Are persons living in the UK granted the freedom to practice any religion?
13. What religion is the Church of England?
Customs & Traditions
14. What is Boxing Day?
a. A holiday in June celebrating the sport of boxing.
b. A holiday celebrated on 17 January to honor the birth of boxing world champion Muhammad Ali.
c. A public holiday celebrated December 26th as an extension of Christmas.
15. Which of the following sports is popular in the UK?
16. Who appoints the Prime Minister in the UK?
a. The ruling monarch
b. The House of Lords
c. The King of Ireland
17. How many houses are in the British Parliament?
18. What are the houses of the British Parliament?
a. House of Lords and House of Commons
b. House of Democrats and House of Republicans
c. House of Representatives and Senate
Correct Answers: (1)a; (2)c; (3)1918; (4)b; 5(b); (7)b; (8)16; (9)a; (10)c; (11)b; 12(a); 13(c); (14)b; (15)a; (16)c; (17)c; (18)a
*As of Feb. 5, 2013 Parliament voted in overwhelming majority to pass a bill allowing same-sex couples to be legally married. The bill must still pass through certain legislative bodies before it becomes law.