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…


Which British novelist created the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes?


Who is the patron saint of Scotland?


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


Which of these books did Graham Greene not write?


Which of the following is correct?


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


When did Julius Caesar lead the Roman invasion of Britain?


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


The first people lived in Britain during which period?


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


Which TWO of the following have the right to vote?


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


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


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


What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


What happens at a polling station or polling place?


Which of the following statements is correct?


How old was Edward VI when he died ?


Who chairs debates in the House of Commons?


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?


Lewis Hamilton is a leading figure in which sport?


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


What are MEPs?


A poll card includes which TWO pieces of information?


A judiciary is responsible for which TWO of the following :


When was the first Union Flag created?


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


How is the electoral register updated?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


What sport is played in the UEFA Champions League?


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


Who became queen after the death of Edward VI?


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


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


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


Where does the UK Parliament sit?


When were the first professional football clubs formed?


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


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


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


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


What were The Canterbury Tales?


What is a Yorkshire pudding?


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


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


Where did people of the Bronze Age bury their dead?


Where were Elizabeth I’s parents?


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


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?


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


Where did the Boer War take place?


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


How are the local authorities funded?


Diwali is a religious celebration for which TWO religious groups?


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


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


How often is Prime Minister’s Questions held?


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


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


What event is commemorated on 5 November every year?


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


How often is a General Election held?


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


In which city is the Scottish Parliament based?


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


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


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


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


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


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


The UK has what kind of monarchy?


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


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


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


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


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


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?


Which of the following statements is true?


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


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


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


Which country is not represented on the Union Flag?


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


Which of the following statements is correct?