Do you know your battles from your landmarks? Take our UK citizenship test questions to find out

Applicants for British citizenship must take the test

Applicants for British citizenship must take the test - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

We challenged Redbridge politicians and our reporters to tackle 20 sample questions from the Life in the UK Test for this week’s paper. But do you know your historical figures and landmarks? Take the test below and find out how you have fared when we reveal the answers later on today.

1. Which landmark is a prehistoric monument which still stands in the English county of Wiltshire?

A. Stonehenge

B. Hadrian’s Wall

C. Offa’s Dyke


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D. Fountains Abbey

2. What is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square, London?

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A. Cook

B. Drake

C. Nelson

D. Raleigh

3. In 1801, an official new version of the official flag of the United Kingdom was created. What is it often called?

A. The British Standard

B. The Royal Banner

C. The St George Cross

D. The Union Jack

4. Who is the Patron Saint of Scotland?

A. St Andrew

B. St David

C. St George

D. St Patrick

5. What flower is traditionally worn by people on Remembrance Day?

A. Poppy

B. Lily

C. Daffodil

D. Iris

6. Which of these sporting events was hosted in London in 2012?

A. Commonwealth Games

B. Cricket World Cup

C. European Football Championship

D. Paralympic Games

7. At her jubilee in 2012, how many years as queen did Queen Elizabeth II celebrate?

A. 25

B. 40

C. 50

D. 60

8. The second largest party in the House of Commons is usually known by what name?

A. The Senate

B. The opposition

C. The Lords

D. The Other Side

9. From what age can you be asked to serve on a jury?

A. 16

B. 18

C. 21

D. 25

10. What is the title given to the person who chairs the debates in the House of Commons?

A. The Speaker

B. The chairman

C. The Leader of the House

D. The Prime Minister

11. Which of these forts were part of Hadrian’s Wall?

(Choose any 2 answers)

A. Housesteads

B. Skara Brae

C. Sutton Hoo

D. Vindolanda

12. ‘The Enlightenment’ is known as

A. New ideas about politics, philosophy and science that were developed in the 18th century

B. The abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire in the 19th century

C. New laws introduced in the 18th century to protect workers

D. The Industrial Revolution in the 18th century

13. Why is 1928 an important date for women’s rights?

A. Women could vote at 18, the same age as men

B. Women could vote at 21, the same age as men

C. Woman could vote if they were 30 years old

D. None of these

14. James I and his son Charles I believed in the Divine Right of kings, the idea that the king was directly appointed by who to rule?

A. The Queen

B. The prime minister

C. The church

D. God

15. King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth in which year?

A. 1485

B. 1490

C. 1495

D. 1498

16. The Big Ben bell is how many years old?

A. 150

B. 180

C. 200

D. 210

17. Which act abolished slavery throughout the British Empire?

A. The Abolition Act

B. The emancipation Act

C. The Freedom Act

D. The Slavery Act

18. Who is the patron saint of Wales and on which date is the feast day?

A. St Michael March 3

B. St Peter November 29

C. St James September 5

D. St David March 1

19. During the reign of Charles II, which scientist successfully predicted the return of a comet which was then named after him?

A. Isaac Newton

B. Richard Arkwright

C. Samuel Pepys

D. Edmund Halley

20. Which of these statements is correct?

A. During the Second World War, on D-Day, British and French soldiers were evacuated from France

B. During the Second World War, on D-Day, British and French soldiers landed in France

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