The concept of Britishness: could you pass the UK Citizenship test?

With talk of schools teaching 'British values' and the Scottish referendum potentially signalling the breakup of the UK, Britishness is a much-discussed subject

The Who under a Union Flag in the mid-1960s. From left, Keith Moon, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle

Proposals to teach British values in schools; the Scottish referendum; the Commonwealth Games and questions over the Commonwealth's identity. The idea of Britishness is in constant flux and it's often difficult to find consensus over what it means to belong to these isles we call home.

Imagine all that complexity, nuance, hundreds of years of history and development - all boiled down to a set of multiple choice questions. Can you? Well, imagine no longer - the government's gone and done it.

Working age immigrants wanting to become British citizens must pass the UK Citizenship test, which has a range of questions looking at Great Britain's history, culture and structure. The pass mark is 75%.

Sounds easy, right? It's just stuff everyone kind of knows, yeah? Well, maybe...and there's only one way to find out. Pass, and proudly tweet your score to the world. Fail, and, well - tweet your score anyway and see if your friends can do better.

 

 

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