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(Independent)   Oh, sure, you can pass a simple US Citizenship test. Any idiot can pass one of those. But can you pass a UK Citizenship test?   (i100.independent.co.uk) divider line 95
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2014-09-01 06:08:58 AM  
23/24- not bad for a Yank. Missed the Magistrate question-no idea what they are in the UK.
 
2014-09-01 06:37:36 AM  
Why is it that a good number of the questions ask for 2 answers but only let you select one?

Anyway, my teeth are pretty crooked so I might get extra credit.
 
2014-09-01 07:52:23 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-09-01 08:08:11 AM  
20/24 Pass!

Where do I pick up my umbrella?
 
2014-09-01 08:08:18 AM  

mr_a: 23/24- not bad for a Yank. Missed the Magistrate question-no idea what they are in the UK.


Same thing here. Was anyone else able to pick both answers? I tried to pick out both, but the other answers faded out after the first pick.
 
2014-09-01 08:09:00 AM  
ANNNNNDDD, it helps if you read at least to the second comment.
 
2014-09-01 08:11:55 AM  

MrBallou: 20/24 Pass!

Where do I pick up my umbrella?


Sorry, the correct term is "brolly", which means you lose a point and have to eat something made with blood and/or intestines to still be in the running.
 
2014-09-01 08:15:39 AM  
21/24.  Brits don't pass that?
 
2014-09-01 08:15:58 AM  

I'm an Egyptian!: mr_a: 23/24- not bad for a Yank. Missed the Magistrate question-no idea what they are in the UK.

Same thing here. Was anyone else able to pick both answers? I tried to pick out both, but the other answers faded out after the first pick.


There is a note in the text that the quiz webpage doesn't allow multiple correct answers, so you get a correct answer even if you only know one.
 
2014-09-01 08:20:22 AM  
22/24.

The National Insurance answer was wrong. Of the four choices NI only funds state pensions. It does not fund the NHS, which is funded from general taxation.
 
2014-09-01 08:59:47 AM  

mr_a: 23/24- not bad for a Yank. Missed the Magistrate question-no idea what they are in the UK.


Same here.  Probably like justices of the peace.
 
2014-09-01 09:01:38 AM  
I had 22/24. Guessed at at least 6 of them.
 
2014-09-01 09:07:28 AM  
20/24

I would have gotten a higher score, but I was tricked by this one:

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I just assumed the numbers were in ascending order and figured anything over 21 made no sense.

Also, the question about the two largest political parties looking for new members made no sense to me, and I thought it must be one of the True/False questions were the answer was the opposite of what you would expect.
 
2014-09-01 09:07:34 AM  
24/24. But then i am British.

Wolfmanjames: mr_a: 23/24- not bad for a Yank. Missed the Magistrate question-no idea what they are in the UK.

Same here.  Probably like justices of the peace.


Magistrates are a bit like junior judges who deal with very minor legal cases like speeding tickets and petty theft. They have access to expert legal advice and any decision is not a legal precedent. Plus you can appeal a decision and get the case seen by a proper judge if needed
 
2014-09-01 09:08:17 AM  
19/24

But then again i grew up in Africa.
 
2014-09-01 09:08:23 AM  
23/24

/uk-us citizen
 
2014-09-01 09:15:06 AM  
21/24,  I guess I'll throw that result in the boot and drive away on the left.
 
2014-09-01 09:19:04 AM  
22/24. Seemed pretty simple.
 
2014-09-01 09:38:18 AM  

mr_a: 23/24- not bad for a Yank. Missed the Magistrate question-no idea what they are in the UK.


22 of 24, I missed the same one.
 
2014-09-01 09:42:36 AM  
22/24 -- got the magistrate question.  Missed the voting age and engineering recruitment ones.
 
2014-09-01 09:44:42 AM  
Nothing has made me realize I care about that rainy island less.
 
2014-09-01 09:47:02 AM  
21/24, but the boyfriend's British, so I should have done better.
 
2014-09-01 09:47:36 AM  

mr_a: 23/24- not bad for a Yank. Missed the Magistrate question-no idea what they are in the UK.


Native Texan. Mum was a Crown Magistrate in one of the Commonwealth thingies.
 
2014-09-01 09:49:08 AM  

BitwiseShift: mr_a: 23/24- not bad for a Yank. Missed the Magistrate question-no idea what they are in the UK.

Native Texan. Mum was a Crown Magistrate in one of the Commonwealth thingies.


Also 23/24.

 
2014-09-01 09:49:47 AM  
20--who the fark is Richard Arkwright? And what's up with volunteer judges? Cardiff? Schmardiff. And I should have known George was German but I so don't care about the royal line.
 
2014-09-01 09:57:36 AM  
23/24
 
2014-09-01 10:03:37 AM  
Got 23/25, not bad for an American from Missouri.  My family is from the York area of England so maybe its genetic.  That or I've watched way too many English sitcoms.
 
2014-09-01 10:06:18 AM  

ginandbacon: 20--who the fark is Richard Arkwright? And what's up with volunteer judges? Cardiff? Schmardiff. And I should have known George was German but I so don't care about the royal line.


Arkwright was a shop owner from Doncaster.  Here is a photo of him with his girlfriend and nephew.
www.independent.co.uk
 
2014-09-01 10:12:48 AM  
21 of 24, wankers !
 
2014-09-01 10:19:45 AM  
21/24.  'Murican.  I can't believe they don't make Europeans pass a driving test before giving them a license.  That sounds dangerous- don't they drive on the other side of the road?
 
2014-09-01 10:19:54 AM  

largedon: ginandbacon: 20--who the fark is Richard Arkwright? And what's up with volunteer judges? Cardiff? Schmardiff. And I should have known George was German but I so don't care about the royal line.

Arkwright was a shop owner from Doncaster.  Here is a photo of him with his girlfriend and nephew.
[www.independent.co.uk image 620x364]


Heh. You people and your Britcoms.
 
2014-09-01 10:26:25 AM  

lostcat: 20/24

I would have gotten a higher score, but I was tricked by this one:

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I just assumed the numbers were in ascending order and figured anything over 21 made no sense.


Strange as the 18 was on the left when I took it.  So the test was coded well enough to scramble the ages into a random order each time but not good enough to take two clicks on the multiple questions that asked for two answers.  There's got to be a good comparison to the British Empire there somehow but I don't feel like trying to come up with it.

/20-24 So I'm good if I want to move there, but I don't
//if anyone cares, probably not
 
2014-09-01 10:30:13 AM  
21 out of 24. Missed the ones about Richard Arkwright, Magistrates and St. David. I feel justified.
 
2014-09-01 10:33:35 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Magistrates are a bit like junior judges who deal with very minor legal cases like speeding tickets and petty theft. They have access to expert legal advice and any decision is not a legal precedent. Plus you can appeal a decision and get the case seen by a proper judge if needed


Huh.  That's interesting.  Thanks for clarifying that.  That was the only question that really surprised me.
 
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2014-09-01 10:34:19 AM  
I became a US citizen four years ago at age 19 (after moving here from the UK when I was 7). I could speak more English than the guy giving me the test and he only asked me three of the ten required questions before saying yeah alright you're done.
 
2014-09-01 10:56:23 AM  
23 - Had to guess on the St. David one . . .
 
2014-09-01 11:00:01 AM  
22/24 here
As a British citizen I am ok with that, given I haven't lived there since I was 7.
Like so many Farkers, I got the Magistrate one wrong. I also got the George I question wrong, no excuses there. I knew the Germans took over I just thought it was about time in the quiz for a trick question so I wondered if that was when.
 
2014-09-01 11:03:08 AM  
So to be a UK citizen you need to know about football?  I wonder when "Which of the following is not an NFL team?" will be added to the US test.
 
2014-09-01 11:17:28 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: MrBallou: 20/24 Pass!

Where do I pick up my umbrella?

Sorry, the correct term is "brolly", which means you lose a point and have to eat something made with blood and/or intestines to still be in the running.


Oh my god, my wife and I ate at a bar near Grosvenor square area and after eating for a bit something tasted a little funny to me. After looking at the menu again we found out it was some kind of blood kidney or something like that, my wife almost puked it back up.

From then on we read the menu more carefully.
 
2014-09-01 11:39:37 AM  
20/24

www.american-buddha.com
 
2014-09-01 11:41:15 AM  

Flint Ironstag: 22/24.

The National Insurance answer was wrong. Of the four choices NI only funds state pensions. It does not fund the NHS, which is funded from general taxation.


The NHS does receive money from NI.

23/24 btw.
 
2014-09-01 11:42:45 AM  
21/24
Can I get my free health insurance now?
 
2014-09-01 11:51:37 AM  
A partial picture of a guy carrying a flag ? How is that even a test ?
 
2014-09-01 11:53:53 AM  
Got 1 wrong, but disappointed there are no Doctor Who questions on the test
 
2014-09-01 11:59:04 AM  
22/24 - german

WTF is wrong with those youngish brits?
 
2014-09-01 12:00:37 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: MrBallou: 20/24 Pass!

Where do I pick up my umbrella?

Sorry, the correct term is "brolly", which means you lose a point and have to eat something made with blood and/or intestines to still be in the running.


Bollocks. What a bloody cockup. Reckon I'm done up like a kipper .
 
2014-09-01 12:39:47 PM  
19/24-American

I expected a few trick questions but most of them seem like anything in a basic history book here
 
2014-09-01 12:47:22 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: 21/24.  'Murican.  I can't believe they don't make Europeans pass a driving test before giving them a license.  That sounds dangerous- don't they drive on the other side of the road?


Your USA license is good in UK and Ireland as well. It the first 15 minutes of driving on the weong side of the road that is sheer stark terror.
 
2014-09-01 01:04:37 PM  
19/24. Pass. Can I Haz Citizenship?
 
2014-09-01 01:19:10 PM  
20/24.  Missed the ones on the Magistrates, Whigs and Tories, George of Hanover, and the driver's license.

Football shouldn't be a citizenship question but beer should be:

What kind of beer is London famous for?

a) Pilsner
b) Porter
c) India Pale Ale
d) Lager

You know, the important stuff.
 
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