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 Post subject: Life in the UK Test
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:13 
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https://lifeintheuktests.co.uk/life-in-the-uk-test/

You need 18 out of 24 to pass.

I scraped through with 18 and these tests are a farce and should be abolished.

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:17 
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https://lifeintheuktests.co.uk/life-in-the-uk-test/

You need 18 out of 24 to pass.

I scraped through with 18 and these tests are a farce and should be abolished.


18.

I agree

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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Also 18. Although I made a few bonehead mistakes. David Weir! I'm an idiot


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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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I think there really is a place for a test like this, asking practical questions about living in the U.K. and covering things you really need to know to make it easy to live here. Not this history and sport bullshit.

There was a question about typical British values and 'queuing' wasn't one of the answers. FFS.

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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I got 19, although there was a lot of guessing.

I also agree.

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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I used questions from this for a quiz round once. Worked well although I realised I didn't know how to pronounce 'Inigio'.


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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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I doubt that very many native Britons could tell you much about the Chartists, or the timeline of early Christianity.


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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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I mean, these kind of tests should be used to show how well someone is or is going to get to grips with the culture. The questions should have a lot less of "The Government has used their power to devolve the Irish Assembly, True or False"

That's a complete crapshoot right there.

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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Or what year were movies first shown in the UK (a later test).

1896, for the curious.


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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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I used questions from this for a quiz round once. Worked well although I realised I didn't know how to pronounce 'Inigio'.

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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20. The principle of British life question was laughable. People are horrible to each other and chuck litter on the floor all the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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Mr Russell wrote:
I mean, these kind of tests should be used to show how well someone is or is going to get to grips with the culture. The questions should have a lot less of "The Government has used their power to devolve the Irish Assembly, True or False"

That's a complete crapshoot right there.


Nah, it should be:
You are applying for a driving license. Which of these places can you get the form?
A) By phone to the DVLA
B) The local town hall
C) The post office
D) Chicken Cottage

Useful shit.

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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20. The principle of British life question was laughable. People are horrible to each other and chuck litter on the floor all the time.


Right? What a terrible question.

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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I got 18, just scraped it. :D

I happen to think we *do* need a test regarding living in the UK, it's just that this one is so absurd.... who gives a flying fuck about Mo Farrah running some sack-race faster than some bunch of other people, and which luvvies have won gongs at the latest film-fest? What possible, or indeed practical relevance is this to anyone whatsoever, let alone would-be new entrants to the UK?

So, sound idea but very poor execution.

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20. The principle of British life question was laughable. People are horrible to each other and chuck litter on the floor all the time.


The correct answer, clearly, was the right to drive cars.
Shame they missed out riding motorbikes; more marginalization of minorities. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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Do we know that the questions this site serves up are actually the same or even representative of the official test given that this is an unaffiliated website as far as I can tell?


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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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From what I remember of the official book I took from the library that time, yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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I got 23/24 but don't mind being deported somewhere better. Can I go to Denmark?

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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Same. I think the questions must be pretty random, as I'm pretty sure that most of you lot would have known them. The only one I really had to guess at was the one I got wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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Same. I think the questions must be pretty random, as I'm pretty sure that most of you lot would have known them. The only one I really had to guess at was the one I got wrong.

I think they're all the same.

10,000 meters, Oscars, Rise of Chartists and Christianity, who "built" the Tower of London?

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Yes, I had all those

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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Yep, me too. got 20/24.

Bloody stupid questions in the main.

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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Yes, they randomise the order though.

This is pulled from the 2017 set of questions I believe, as it changes each year naturally.

So what questions should we have instead?

I like the idea of there being one about queueing.

On a packed commuter train, how many conversations would you reasonable expect to strike up in a 1 hour journey?
- 0
- 1-2
- 3-4
- over 4

Where the answer is clearly 0 leave me alone thank you very much also no eye contact it makes me uncomfortable.

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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If you scroll down past the first question of the test there's a whole set of other quizzes to take.

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20 out of 24. Lots of guesses though.

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20 out of 24. Lots of guesses though.


Wouldn't want unlucky people here.

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So what questions should we have instead?

Would you like to live in this country?
Yes / No

Repeat in every written language that people use, and have an interpreter stood there in case they can't read.

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Mr Russell wrote:
So what questions should we have instead?


Is Peter Cushing canon?


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Mr Russell wrote:
So what questions should we have instead?

Would you like to live in this country?
Yes / No

Repeat in every written language that people use, and have an interpreter stood there in case they can't read.


You missed out the second part.

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 Post subject: Re: Life in the UK Test
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I got 17/24 and therefore failed.

One of the questions is "Who appoints "life peers"?"

I'd watched a Politics Unboringed video on the House of Lords last week that said that life peers were chosen by the Prime Minister, so naturally I went with that as a choice.

But no, they're appointed by the Monarch on the advice of the prime minister - so basically, by the Prime Minister then. What a pointless distinction on a question that has absolutely no bearing on life in the UK.

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