The Britishness test
is a hypothetical list of questions that will be posed to applicants for British citizenship
. The concept was recommended in 2003
by Sir Bernard Crick's advisory group on citizenship, and endorsed by the United Kingdom Home Secretary David Blunkett
. Applicants will have to demonstrate a certain level of fluency in English
According to the Guardian , typical citizenship test questions (proposed) may look like:
- Who is the prime minister? (Wikipedia has the answer.)
- How do you pay a phone bill?
- What does it mean to be a good neighbour?
- How did the United Kingdom come about? (Wikipedia has the answer.)
- When was Britain last invaded? (Wikipedia has the answer: Act of Union)
- Identify the political party with each of the following three policy statements ... (Wikipedia has the answer, given a bit of research on the user's part.)
Some of them are trivial, but some of them look like doctoral thesis topics.
Another list of typical questions from the BBC has in addition: