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…


When was the first Union Flag created?


Who chairs debates in the House of Commons?


What happens at a polling station or polling place?


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


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


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


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


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


In which city is the Scottish Parliament based?


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?


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


What event is commemorated on 5 November every year?


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


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


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


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


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


How often is Prime Minister’s Questions held?


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


When were the first professional football clubs formed?


The first people lived in Britain during which period?


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


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


What sport is played in the UEFA Champions League?


The UK has what kind of monarchy?


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


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


Where does the UK Parliament sit?


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


Which of the following statements is true?


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


How often is a General Election held?


Where did people of the Bronze Age bury their dead?


How are the local authorities funded?


A poll card includes which TWO pieces of information?


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


When did Julius Caesar lead the Roman invasion of Britain?


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


Which British novelist created the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes?


Which of these books did Graham Greene not write?


Lewis Hamilton is a leading figure in which sport?


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


Who became queen after the death of Edward VI?


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


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


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


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


What were The Canterbury Tales?


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


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


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


Where did the Boer War take place?


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


Who is the patron saint of Scotland?


Which TWO of the following have the right to vote?


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


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


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


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


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


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?


What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?


Which of the following is correct?


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


Where were Elizabeth I’s parents?


Which of the following statements is correct?


How is the electoral register updated?


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


What is a Yorkshire pudding?


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


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


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


Diwali is a religious celebration for which TWO religious groups?


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


Which country is not represented on the Union Flag?


How old was Edward VI when he died ?


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


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


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


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


A judiciary is responsible for which TWO of the following :


What are MEPs?


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


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?


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