... about 'Life in the UK'?
I’m nearing the end of my fifth year here. This means that it is time for me to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. Yup, I’m here in this rainy country indefinitely and more than likely permanently. What can I say? I love it here. As part of the process to get my Indefinite Leave I have to take a ‘Life in the UK Test.’ Now some of these questions are no-brainers if you have been here for as long as I have, but then there are these.
So, I put forth a challenge to all you UK citizens. Answer these questions without looking them up anywhere (online, in books, etc). After all, aren’t you expected to just know this? Then, leave your answers as a comment (Yarp) or email me (you can find an email link in my Blogger profile) with your answers. You must submit your answers before 9AM GMT on Friday the 19th March. That is the day that I will be taking my ‘Life in the UK’ test for real. If you pass my little version of this test with 75% (9 out of 12 questions correct), I will buy you a pint (provided you live within the London metropolitan area). 75% is what I’m expected to get in order to pass.
I will publish the answers after I take my test. Of course I'll also be letting you know how I scored.
Good Luck! And no cheating!
1. How many seats for representatives from the UK are there in the European Parliament?
2. What is the population of Wales?
a. 2.9 million
b. 2.2 million
c. 1.9 million
d. 1.2 million
3. Which of the following countries does NOT use a proportional representation electoral system?
d. Northern Ireland
4. From which TWO locations did Britain admit refugees during the late 1960s and early 1970s?
a. South East Asia
5. How many member countries are there in the EU?
6. What proportion of people in the UK own their own home?
7. During the 1980s, the largest immigrant groups to the UK came from which countries?
a. China, Japan and South Korea
b. Russia, Poland, Belarus and Ukraine
c. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
d. United States, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand
8. What is the difference in the average hourly pay rate for men and women?
a. The average hourly pay rate is 5% lower for women.
b. The average hourly pay rate is 10% lower for women.
c. The average hourly pay rate is 20% lower for women.
d. No difference- the average hourly pay rate for women is the same as men.
9. What proportion of young people who became first time voters in the 2001 general election actually used their vote?
a. One in two
b. One in three
c. One in five
d. One in six
10. Why did Britain admit 28,000 people of Indian origin in the late 1960s and early 1970s?
a. They were escaping religious persecution
b. Because of an agreement with the Indian government
c. They were forced to leave Uganda
d. To address shortages in skilled labour
11. What percentage of England's population is made up of ethnic minority groups?
12. According to the 2001 Census what percentage of the UK population reported that they had a religion?
(Note: This competition is over, but try anyway and then check your answers here)