Can you pass British Citizenship test?


I passed my test about a year ago before finally applying for British Citizenship. I really felt uncomfortable with the whole process, it was patronising, felt degrading sometimes and the test itself was just so out of touch. I just saw that certain Harry’s fiancé will have to pass this so I thought lets what people think of the test.

Guardian link below to check your grasp of Britishness :slight_smile:

Guardian test is mostly about Royal fmaily but you can have go at the link below if you want to challange yourself bit more :smiley:

(Andy Little) #2

I took a mock test of it once. Failed, even though I was born and have always lived in Yorkshire. If I recall it was mostly about history, which is not my strong suit.

(Colin Robinson) #3

You got…

You’ve no hope of marrying into royalty. Eternal serfdom for you

60+ and English - my history knowledge has faded from my head!

(J Bouzroud) #4

I have done mine a few years ago, not even people who are born here will know the answers to certain questions. I would not want to do it again tho.

(MikeF) #5

I got 4/12 but then we never did British History atschool in the 80’s. If it happened before WWI I don’t know much about it :frowning:


You got… 8/12
More of a jack than a king, you need a bit more practice to make the leap into the royal family


my boyfriend is a naturalised citizen - he knows a LOT more than I do

(Herp Derp) #7

Failed the first 2, read the next 2 questions though nah mate and closed the page therefore I failed :joy_cat:



13 of 24 questions answered correctly

Your time: 00:03:53

You have reached 13 of 24 points, (54.17%)

(Tony Hoyle) #9

I took a look at the first 3 questions, wrote ‘I am a fish’ 400 times, then fainted.

(If there's the wrong end of a stick, you'll find me holding it.) #10

Not a chance. If I did manage to fluke it I wouldn’t be prepared to swear allegiance to the queen so probably I should be chucked off this little rock.



16 of 24 questions answered correctly

Your time: 00:03:31

You have reached 16 of 24 points, (66.67%)


19/24 (79.17%) Time: 2mins.

Some of the ones I didn’t know were fairly easy to guess

(Brian Hunter) #13

You have reached 15 of 24 points, (62.5%)
Average score
Your score

Failed You FAILED the Test!

(If there's the wrong end of a stick, you'll find me holding it.) #14

If they expelled everyone in the UK who was unable to pass the test, they’d need a bloody big boat :grinning:


You’re ready for your oath or pledge now :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

"I, [name], swear by Almighty God that, on becoming a British
citizen, I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors
according to law."
“I will give my loyalty to the United Kingdom and respect its
rights and freedoms. I will uphold its democratic values. I
will observe its laws faithfully and fulfil my duties and
obligations as a British citizen.”

(If there's the wrong end of a stick, you'll find me holding it.) #16

Nope. Not swearing to that.


I choose to Pledge when I went for this weirdest ceremony ever…


18:24 so I passed. But ridiculous questions. Who cares when the war of the roses started? Or when Great Britain separated from the mainland?

And I’m with anarchist on the oath.

(Eve) #19

19 of 24 questions answered correctly (79.17%).
Your time: 00:01:50

The questions were a little patronising or irrelevant to what you’d need now. I doubt most Brits would know the answers to all of them, but foreigners taking the test would be expected to know the full history back to back :woman_shrugging:t2:. I dedicate most of my right answers to the Horrible Histories books I enjoyed reading as a child.


Yeah sure i’d swear to that. I’m a monarchist so that’s all fine with me :wink: