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?


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


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


Which of the following is correct?


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


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


Where does the UK Parliament sit?


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


The UK has what kind of monarchy?


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


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


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


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


How are the local authorities funded?


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


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


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


How old was Edward VI when he died ?


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


Where did people of the Bronze Age bury their dead?


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


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


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


How often is Prime Minister’s Questions held?


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?


What are MEPs?


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


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


How often is a General Election held?


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


When were the first professional football clubs formed?


What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?


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


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


What sport is played in the UEFA Champions League?


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


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


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


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


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


Which of these books did Graham Greene not write?


Who became queen after the death of Edward VI?


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


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


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?


A judiciary is responsible for which TWO of the following :


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


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


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


Which of the following statements is correct?


Which of the following statements is true?


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


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


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?


What were The Canterbury Tales?


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


What event is commemorated on 5 November every year?


What is a Yorkshire pudding?


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


Diwali is a religious celebration for which TWO religious groups?


When did Julius Caesar lead the Roman invasion of Britain?


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


A poll card includes which TWO pieces of information?


Which country is not represented on the Union Flag?


Who is the patron saint of Scotland?


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


Where were Elizabeth I’s parents?


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


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


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


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


The first people lived in Britain during which period?


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


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


In which city is the Scottish Parliament based?


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


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


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


When was the first Union Flag created?


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


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


Lewis Hamilton is a leading figure in which sport?


How is the electoral register updated?


Which of the following statements is correct?


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


Where did the Boer War take place?


Which TWO of the following have the right to vote?


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


What happens at a polling station or polling place?