Practice Life in the UK Test

The Life in the UK test is compulsory if you are aged between 18 and 65 and wish to become a British Citizen.

The test focuses on British traditions and values and you are given 45 minutes to complete it.

The Official Life in the UK Test consists of 24 Questions with a pass mark of 75%.

You must book your test at least 3 days in advance. It costs £50.

There are over 60 test locations around the UK.

This test is 100 questions with a pass mark of 75% – pass it and you’ll be well prepared for the Official Test…


William Shakespeare wrote a number of sonnets. What are sonnets?


George Frederick Handel, the German-born composer who became a British citizen, wrote which of the following?


Which of the following is one of the Queen’s important ceremonial roles?


Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE?
The Bill of Rights confirmed the rights of Parliament and the limits of the king’s power.


Causing trouble whilst drinking in public can result in which TWO of the following from the police?


To apply to become a permanent resident or citizen of the UK, you will need to be able to do which TWO of the following?


Which country is not represented on the Union Flag?


When was the first Union Flag created?


Which of these books did Graham Greene not write?


A poll card includes which TWO pieces of information?


Who became queen after the death of Edward VI?


Which of the following statements is correct?


How often is a General Election held?


Which TWO events happened to the church in England following the restoration of Charles II?


Charles I was unwilling to reach an agreement with Parliament. Following his defeat in the Civil War, what happened to him?


Which British novelist created the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes?


What event in 1851 took place at the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park and showed goods and exhibits from Britain and across the world?


John Petts was a Welshman famous in which of these TWO areas of art?


How are the local authorities funded?


Which of the following statements is true?


How is the electoral register updated?


Which of the following is not an aim of the United Nations?


Which of the following is correct?


What event is commemorated on 5 November every year?


In Crown Court, who decides the verdict of “guilty” or “not guilty”?


What is the name of the famous horse race held near Liverpool?


Who was James II’s eldest daughter, Mary, married to?


Lewis Hamilton is a leading figure in which sport?


Where does the UK Parliament sit?


Who did William the Conqueror defeat at the Battle of Hastings in 1066?


Which TWO of the following have the right to vote?


How old do you have to be to buy alcohol in the UK?


Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE?
The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are part of the UK.


The War of the Roses was fought by the supporters of which TWO families in order to decide who should be King of England?


Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state for which TWO of the following?


Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE?
Norman French influenced the development of the English language as we know it today.


Who chairs debates in the House of Commons?


In 1649, England was declared a republic. What was it called?


Where did Florence Nightingale establish the Nightingale School for Nurses in 1860?


In which city is the Scottish Parliament based?


An attempt by which group to put James II’s son on the throne instead of George I was quickly defeated?


The first people lived in Britain during which period?


Which of these is not a Christmas tradition in the UK?


Who is the patron saint of Scotland?


Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE?
Military training for young people is provided by The National Citizen Service.


What is the common name for the Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London?


Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE?
Adult citizens of other EU states may vote in General Elections.


The Chancellor of the Exchequer is responsible for which area of government policy?


Which TWO of the following are amongst the shared goals of the Commonwealth?


After the Act of Union, Scotland was no longer an independent country. In what TWO ways was it still separate from the rest of Great Britain?


How often is Prime Minister’s Questions held?


How many people emigrated from the UK during Victoria’s reign between 1853-1913?


Which of the following statements is correct?


Which king annexed Wales to the Crown of England with the Statute of Rhuddlan?


The UK has what kind of monarchy?


Which of the following statements is correct?


Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE?
Discrimination in the workplace is an example of criminal law.


What were The Canterbury Tales?


The First World War ended in victory for Britain and its allies. At what exact time and date in 1918 did the war end officially?


The Battle of Boyne is celebrated with a bank holiday in which country?


During the reign of Henry VIII, which country of the union became formally united with England?


When were the first professional football clubs formed?


What are MEPs?


Which of the following statements is correct?


What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?


Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE?
The UK is a parliamentary democracy.


A judiciary is responsible for which TWO of the following :


Henry VIII has 6 wives. What was the name of his first wife?


A snack made from flour, dried fruits and spices and served either hot or cold is which of the following?


When did Julius Caesar lead the Roman invasion of Britain?


Around which structure in London is the Remembrance Day service usually held?


In a Crown Court, who decides what the penalty will be, in the case of a guilty verdict?


Which Anglo-Saxon poem tells of its hero’s battles against monsters?


Which annual flower show in London exhibits garden designs from around the world?


Where did the Boer War take place?


Which Catherine was executed after being accused of taking lovers by Henry VIII?


Who did Henry VIII marry after the execution of Anne Boleyn?


Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE?
By around AD 600, Anglo-Saxon kingdoms were established in Britain.


Where did people of the Bronze Age bury their dead?


Which of these is not a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera?


Sake Dean Mahomet opened which establishment in George Street, London in 1810?


Diwali is a religious celebration for which TWO religious groups?


Since which year has the UK had a fully democratic voting system.


What sport is played in the UEFA Champions League?


Is the statement below TRUE or FALSE?
Members of the House of Lords are elected by a constituency.


What is a Yorkshire pudding?


Which of the following statements is correct?


Which of the following countries did not help to set up the EEC?


Which of these is an accurate estimate of the number of casualties suffered by Britain in the First World War?


Which TWO of the following are freedoms offered to citizens and permanent residents of the UK?


Which of the following statements is correct?


What do you accept and agree to when you become a permanent resident of the UK?


Who wrote musicals such as Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Evita?


The last successful foreign invasion of England was by which of the following?


MPs have a duty to serve and represent which of the following groups?


Where were Elizabeth I’s parents?


Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel and Julian Barnes have all won which literary prize?


Who was King of England at the time of the Norman Invasion in 1066?


What happens at a polling station or polling place?


How old was Edward VI when he died ?