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How British Are You? Take the Citizenship Test

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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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youd be suprised how many people lived in their respective countries forever and dont know squat about the history.




posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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It really is a ridiculous test... but people have to sit such tests.
I can't believe that people have to answer such crap... MOST people do not know that stuff.

As I said, on the show I'm watching, 90% of the people failed... ALL British citizens.


Just got me thinking and I thought I'd see if we were the same here.

If it were not for pure luck... I would have got probably 13 or 14 questions right and absolutely failed.
In fact if I took it again I'd probably fail.

It's an insanely stupid test.

I'd imagine many would fail the English tests too... Used to be called the IELTS test, not sure what it is now.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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DAMN!!


23 out of 24??

Amazing..

Well done.


Did you write the test?




posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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Canuck gets 42%. Which is fairly accurate as my fathers family has been in Canada forever and my mother is from the Lake District. Damn, would have liked 50% just for realism.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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To tell you the truth I actually tried to do really well on that test and ended up failing miserably.. and even then I had no choice but to guess half of them and got lucky a fair few times.

You got me thinking now. Maybe I'm just very stupid and don't belong here, I dunno. Most probably, lol..



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Lol RA, I got 14 right and as you know I'm an American.
Maybe they cut me slack for being a Mod.


You're one of the brightest people I know here, don't sweat failing a trivia quiz with question you'll never need to know the answers for in real life.
Cheers,
ATA

I was hoping there would be some history questions in there, gah!
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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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I failed miserably. It was actually quite hard, I pretty much skimmed through it, but some of the questions were quite ambiguous. I cant see too many people from other countries passing that test.

good programme (program) though, next week looks quite interesting.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by Rising Against
You got me thinking now. Maybe I'm just very stupid and don't belong here, I dunno. Most probably, lol..




I actually think it raises a few questions..


Is this test too hard for for people wishing to gain citizenship if most Brits don't even know this stuff?

What relevance does any of this have to actually being a good citizen or worthy of citizenship?


And several other questions I thought of earlier and now can't remember :shk:



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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You have passed the practice citizenship test.

Questions answered correctly: 23 out of 24 (96%)

Time taken: 01 minutes 34 seconds



Pics or it didn't happen

Sorry, i spend too much time in Aliens and UFO forums.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Two of us here in my office,

im 27 and failed at 42%

My work mate also failed he's 50+


both born and bread in Scotland, relativley well rounded and educated IT techs....


so at least we know folks cant just walk in here



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by blupblup
 


I failed miserably. It was actually quite hard, I pretty much skimmed through it, but some of the questions were quite ambiguous. I cant see too many people from other countries passing that test.

good programme (program) though, next week looks quite interesting.




Same as that.... I whipped through in 3 mins odd and yes, next weeks looks great.

Which questions were ambiguous did you think?

It wasn't so much that for me, more whether I knew them or not....



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by blupblup
reply to post by cranspace
 




DAMN!!


23 out of 24??

Amazing..

Well done.




Did you write the test?



No just a few good guesses
If i were to write the test i would make it more difficult

Cran



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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You have failed the practice citizenship test.

Questions answered correctly: 8 out of 24 (33%)

Time taken: 05 minutes 37 seconds

Please select 'Test summary' for a full summary of your test and for advice on how to use the Official Handbook and Study Guide to prepare for the actual test.

Please note: At the end of the actual test, your answers will not be displayed on screen. At the end of the test session the test supervisor will tell you whether you have passed or not.


yeah - I know, right? I was surprised too

:-)



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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I am British, and failed dismally.
This was partly because some of them were statistical or historical questions which the average Briton would not necessarily know without being trained up to them. And I'm neither a parent nor a teacher; why should I know how many days schools are supposed to be open?

It should be possible to devise a test which would be a much more accurate test of familiarity with British culture;
E.g.;

Q1; What is the correct answer to the query "What do you think of the weather?"
a) Not bad for the time of year.
b) I never talk about the weather.
c) I'm looking forward to the cool season.
d) I think it will be disastrous if we don't get more rain soon.

Q2; What is your most likely reaction to the destruction of your house?
a) These things are sent to try us.
b) Not another tornado!
c) I knew we shouldn't have built it in an earthquake zone.
d) I hate those Americans and their guided missiles.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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I can't actually remember the questions now. Maybe my terrible memory provides some explanation for my poor result.

I guess I consider myself a citizen of the world
So these questions are of little significance to me.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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Here's what I got. I pwn3d them so massively.


You have failed the practice citizenship test. Questions answered correctly: 8 out of 24 (33%) Time taken: 04 minutes 35 seconds Please select 'Test summary' for a full summary of your test and for advice on how to use the Official Handbook and Study Guide to prepare for the actual test. Please note: At the end of the actual test, your answers will not be displayed on screen. At the end of the test session the test supervisor will tell you whether you have passed or not.


Well .. I wouldn't have thought it would turn out *that* bad lol



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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Lol RA, I got 14 right and as you know I'm an American.


Gaah, now I just feel stoooopid, thanks a bunch lol.


Na in all seriousness though I really don't mind failing that test. Like I said to Blup, it really does seem quite pointless and I'm sure most people who've lived here all their lives would fail it. I do wonder though why there isn't more questions related to thing's like our current laws, our rules of the road and stuff like that though. That seems like the obvious thing to ask, not questions on Immigration from the 1980's or questions asking which year from the 1800's women got the right to divorce their husbands etc. That's just pointless stuff to ask in my opinion.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by cranspace
If i were to write the test i would make it more difficult

Cran


OK, got one for you. Which of the following had an American influence?

1- Benny Hill
2- Monty Python
3- Abfab

No Google dude.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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Here is an American Citizenship practice test....


Let's see how this goes.

If Americans could let me know whether this test is accurate or not, I'd be grateful.

Cheers.

freecitizenshiptest.org...



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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LOL. Failed miserably at 38%. However, I have never been to the UK, I was born and raised an American, and don't know squat about things British. I have to admit I guessed wildly and took 3 minutes to take the test, so I assume that if I were to take the test blindfolded and threw darts at the screen I would have scored about the same.

I'm pretty sure that most Americans I know would fail the citizenship test for our country as well.



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