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…

 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

What were The Canterbury Tales?

 
 
 
 

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?

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

When were the first professional football clubs formed?

 
 
 
 

Which British novelist created the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

When did Julius Caesar lead the Roman invasion of Britain?

 
 
 
 

Which of the following statements is correct?

 
 

How are the local authorities funded?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

How is the electoral register updated?

 
 
 
 

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?

 
 

Diwali is a religious celebration for which TWO religious groups?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Which of these books did Graham Greene not write?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

What are MEPs?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

A poll card includes which TWO pieces of information?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

What event is commemorated on 5 November every year?

 
 
 
 

A judiciary is responsible for which TWO of the following :

 
 
 
 

What happens at a polling station or polling place?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Where does the UK Parliament sit?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Who is the patron saint of Scotland?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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.

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Which of the following is correct?

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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?

 
 
 
 

Which of the following statements is correct?

 
 

The UK has what kind of monarchy?

 
 
 
 

Which of the following statements is correct?

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Where were Elizabeth I’s parents?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

Where did the Boer War take place?

 
 
 
 

How often is a General Election held?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

In which city is the Scottish Parliament based?

 
 
 
 

What sport is played in the UEFA Champions League?

 
 
 
 

The first people lived in Britain during which period?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Which of the following statements is correct?

 
 

Which TWO of the following have the right to vote?

 
 
 
 

Who became queen after the death of Edward VI?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

When was the first Union Flag created?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Lewis Hamilton is a leading figure in which sport?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Which of the following statements is true?

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

How often is Prime Minister’s Questions held?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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?

 
 
 
 

How old was Edward VI when he died ?

 
 
 
 

What is a Yorkshire pudding?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Which country is not represented on the Union Flag?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Who chairs debates in the House of Commons?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Where did people of the Bronze Age bury their dead?