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Life in the UK test
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wiz
Posted 2008-12-10 5:16 PM (#17684)
Subject: Life in the UK test


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Here's a quiz/test for anyone who is interested in obtaining permanent UK residency and/or citizenship. Or, you could just take it if you're terminally bored after stuffing your face with turkey and xmas pud.

The LIFE IN THE UK TEST was dreamed up by a series of new Labour sycophants who are several visas short of a full passport. The link is by far the 'best' (I use the word loosely) of the online mock tests I've seen which mimic the REAL test immigrants to the UK now have to take to obtain permanent residency and/or citizenship.

I've done the test several times and mostly failed. The questions range from the bleeding obvious through the politically biased, to the downright ridiculous. But that's to be expected from our wonderful government of incompetent morons.

I'd be interested to see how many of our RR chums and the RW on here do in the test. I wouldn't be at all surprised if you score much better than I did. My average score was 65% (FAIL). Kind of ironic considering I've lived in the UK for the best part of 38 years...and I have a British Nationality and Passport!

Here's the link to the test.

LIFE IN THE UK TEST

The site doesn't have any nasty pop-ups or scripted nasties that I've detected.

If mods want to move the thread, feel free...

Malcolm
Posted 2008-12-10 6:28 PM (#17687 - in reply to #17684)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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What a load of bollocks.
I got 87% because I didn't know how long you have to unemployed before starting the new deal. So who needs to know that? Oh yes, all those people who want to claim benefits of course.
If these really are the kind of questions that are part of the test then welcome to the New Labour Police State of the former United Kingdom, now just a small colony of Europe.
And don't forget to claim those benefits.
TonyH
Posted 2008-12-10 6:53 PM (#17691 - in reply to #17684)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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Now now Malcolm no need to spit out your dummy just could you didn't get 100%....go one have another go
nickomsk
Posted 2008-12-10 7:37 PM (#17694 - in reply to #17691)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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tripled
Posted 2008-12-11 12:12 AM (#17697 - in reply to #17684)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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I got 83% is less than 4 minutes, so i rushed it but wouldn't have done any better by going slowly (unless i cheated), but guessed some answers and if you gave me another set of questions and i could quite easily fail and i consider myself successful at surviving in this country and reasonably educated in all aspects of life, i would say majority of questions are totally irrelevant and will not determine wether or not you know enough to live in the UK, it shouldn't be what you know but your suitibility, like malcolm says why would you need to know about claiming benefits !! maybe immigrants should be rewarded for knowing f**k all about our benefit system, why would you need to know about driving a car ? surely if you have passed your test you have proved ( well about 50% of drivers, of course Male - calm down cheep joke sorry ) your competence and if you don't drive then there's no need to know. Why would you need to know about history - That don't pay the bills, Geography - buy a Tom Tom, infact Why should a person need to know anything at all , we live in a world were access to information is very easy, why clutter your brain with useless information, if the hopeful citizen is here for business reasons then they will have enough ability to learn what they need ( lets face it, ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law, and most countrys have similar laws and behaviour standards, expectations, so its not a reason to prevent crime - which of course all immigrants are guilty of ), advise me please other members but what criteria must you fulfill to be in this position, to get or apply for British Citizenship, who can apply for this ? to be married to another British passport holder or what other options give you right to apply, surely if married then the partner has all the knowledge that you should need to help you live in this country. If you are born in Europe you can live here with absolutely no knowledge about this country whatsoever, so you don't need to know anything to live here unless you are an immigrant, which comes back to why are you here, so what is the real criteria to live here, i think if you can speak english and can demonstrate your ability to support yourself then thats enough, and of course not full of disease , surely if you have a job and a proven basic level of Education then thats enough. I am bound to have missed some important point or consideration, so other members give us your idea's what would be suitable or reasonable to get past this hurdle. Its not like a test for any joe blogs who turns up at our border for the first time, several other hoops must have been jumped through first and time spent here and then only 24 stupid questions which could easily be put on "Who wants to be a Millionaire" could decide your fate. Another load of B*ll*cks from a Goverment who would struggle to run a tap properely, maybe our Goverment should spend its money on educating our kids better, teaching them useful things like how to avoid debt and be good citizens, teach them stuff that they will need in life. Its amazing a country who has one of the most respected higher education systems in the World is run by clowns who quite often turn out to be lower than a snakes belly, it dosn't matter what area you look at they normally deal with it in a very incompetent way which would see them fail in real business, but when they f**k up we pay the price with our tax , we should have a successful business person who knows how to perform running this country, if you can't do it teach it springs to mind.
stuey
Posted 2008-12-11 8:37 AM (#17702 - in reply to #17697)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test
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First go 83% in under 2 1/2 mins.
tripled
Posted 2008-12-11 11:11 AM (#17711 - in reply to #17702)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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stuey - 2008-12-11 8:37 AM

First go 83% in under 2 1/2 mins.


well i think we can both stay here then
tripled
Posted 2008-12-11 11:13 AM (#17712 - in reply to #17711)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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tripled - 2008-12-11 11:11 AM

stuey - 2008-12-11 8:37 AM

First go 83% in under 2 1/2 mins.


well i think we can both stay here then


My pig just failed though, he may have to go back to Vietnam or i'll hide him in the oven
nickomsk
Posted 2008-12-11 11:46 AM (#17713 - in reply to #17712)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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Hey Julian, leave Rasher out of this...lol....
mym
Posted 2008-12-11 3:48 PM (#17726 - in reply to #17684)
Subject: RE: Life in the UK test
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wiz - 2008-12-10 5:16 PM
I've done the test several times and mostly failed. The questions range from the bleeding obvious through the politically biased, to the downright ridiculous. But that's to be expected from our wonderful government of incompetent morons.


Which ones do you think are "politically biased"?

It's just general knowledge, and you get all the answers to all the questions in the book that goes with the test, so it is a way of making sure that immigrants read something with a lot of general info in it about their new country.
A good thing IMO.

(87% in 30 seconds fwiw)
wiz
Posted 2008-12-11 5:42 PM (#17735 - in reply to #17684)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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For those who tried the test.

Have you gone through all the 55 pages or only the 1st one?

It does not take 4 minutes but over 45 minutes... LOL

Mark

if you go through the whole 55 pages I am sure you will find the "politically biased " questions.



tripled
Posted 2008-12-11 7:17 PM (#17737 - in reply to #17735)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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wiz - 2008-12-11 5:42 PM

For those who tried the test.

Have you gone through all the 55 pages or only the 1st one?

It does not take 4 minutes but over 45 minutes... LOL

Mark

if you go through the whole 55 pages I am sure you will find the "politically biased " questions.



Ahhhhhhhhh good point , see i'm English and can't even follow the instructions so much for my education, i guess i was hoping it was finished after 24 questions, but its still rubbish, just now 55 pages of rubbish. When i am totally bored ( maybe boxing day) i will give it a go, see if i can pass, no chance for the pig though (his names Malcolm, named after a friend who looked similar - sorry not Malcolm here) his attention span is much less than mine.Maybe he could eat all 55 pages and make something useful out of it for the garden.
y-ola
Posted 2008-12-11 7:36 PM (#17740 - in reply to #17684)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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I just tried the first 2 pages and this was my results, be interesting to see everybody else have a random go at it !!!!
Total Score: 17/24 (70 %)
You have FAILED the Test
You need to get at least 75% (18 Questions correct) to pass this test
Rasboinik
Posted 2008-12-11 9:27 PM (#17741 - in reply to #17740)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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OK I'm packing my bags and moving to Russia :-)
All I can say is that at least one of the questions has a wrong answer. I can vouch for the fact that Scotland is (still) part of the UK and that there is a 100 pound note available as legal tender.
nickomsk
Posted 2008-12-12 7:22 AM (#17745 - in reply to #17741)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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20/24=48 seconds...

TonyH
Posted 2008-12-12 8:44 AM (#17748 - in reply to #17684)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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yawn !!!
tripled
Posted 2008-12-12 1:17 PM (#17765 - in reply to #17684)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test


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grunt grunt, malcolm !!!
Adele
Posted 2017-01-03 2:36 PM (#88682 - in reply to #17684)
Subject: Re: Life in the UK test
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Good site to practice, I used it while preparing for my test as well. Now, there is a new one with videos too http://www.britishcitizenshiptests.co.uk. Although the more practice you can get the better.
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