10 LIFE IN THE UK TEST QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
In this article we will provide you with 10 Life in the UK test questions and answers to give you an idea of what the test involves.
The Life in the UK test must be taken and passed by anyone who wishes to remain in the United Kingdom on indefinite leave or who wishes to apply for naturalisation. The test will assess a candidates knowledge and understanding of UK life so that they are suitable to become a citizen in England, Scotland Ireland or Wales.
In total there are only 24 questions in the Life in the UK test and the test-taker will have 45 minutes in which to complete it. The test has to be taken in English unless the person is wishing to reside on Wales or Scotland when it can, by request, be taken in Welsh Language or Scottish Gaelic.
Sitting the Life in the UK test
The Life in the UK test is taken on a computer and it will look similar to the following:
You will see from the above image that there are dark boxes across the top. These boxes signify the number of test questions you have to take; there are 24 in total.
Providing you can navigate with a mouse you can move to any question you wish.
The Life in the UK test consists of a number of questions that are taken from different subject headings. Here are just a few examples to give you an idea of the areas in which you need to study:
– The history of the United Kingdom;
– Facts about the British Government;
– The geography of Britain;
– Britain’s culture and ethics.
You can book your test with the official test body here: UK Border Agency Life in the UK Test.
Let us now take a look at some sample Life in the UK test questions and answers to help you prepare.
Question 1. What are the national regions of the UK? (choose 1 answer)
a) Ireland, Scotland, Midlands and Wales
b) Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
c) England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
d) England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Answer – D. A national region has some powers of self-government
Question 2. How many national regions are there within the United Kingdom? (choose 1 answer)
Answer – B. There are 4 national regions in the UK: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Question 3. Is this statement TRUE or FALSE? Wales has two official languages: English and Welsh. (choose 1 answer)
Answer – B
Question 4. What proportion of the population of Scotland come from ethnic minority groups? (choose 1 answer)
Answer – D. There are few large cities in Scotland, and high unemployment in many areas, so fewer people from ethnic minority groups choose to settle here.
Question 5. What proportion of the population of Wales come from ethnic minority groups? (choose 1 answer)
Answer – C. People settling in the UK often go to cities, where there are more job opportunities.
Question 6. Which one of these two statements is correct? (choose 1 answer)
a) Most ethnic minority people live in areas with beautiful countryside, such as the South West and the Lake District.
b) Most ethnic minority people in England live in areas with large populations, such as the South East and the West Midlands.
Answer – B
Question 7. In the FA cup final, what does FA stand for? (choose 1 answer)
a) Football Agents
b) Field Athletics
c) Federation of Athletes
d) Football Association
Answer – D
Question 8. Is this statement TRUE or FALSE? Most people in the UK have no interest in sport (choose 1 answer)
Answer – A
Question 9. What sport is played at the FA Cup final? (choose 1 answer)
Answer – A
Question 10. Which statement is correct? (choose 1 answer)
a) Young people in Scotland and Northern Ireland have similar political and social attitudes to young people in England and Wales
b) Young people in different parts of the UK have very different political and social attitudes
Answer – A. A survey in 2003 found that half of young people in England and Wales had taken part in fund-raising or collecting money for charity during the previous year, and nearly 90% had taken part in some form of community event during the previous year. Similar results have been found in surveys in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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