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cherrycoke
877943.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:42 am Reply with quote

10/24.
What a load of bollocks that test was. Who give a rat's arse if the EU is run by The Council of the European Union or The Council of Europe?

Did anyone at all not have to guess how many children under 18 there are in the UK? What's the point in knowing that?

What i noticed is that every question linked to a relevant page in the "'Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship' Handbook.", so it's not a test of citizenship or national knowledge, just about how well you can comprehend and retain useless facts.

 
Posital
877946.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:33 am Reply with quote

cherrycoke wrote:
just about how well you can comprehend and retain useless facts.
Ooo - then they've definitely come to the wrong place...

 
Alfred E Neuman
877948.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:06 am Reply with quote

14/24 and I've never even been to the UK.

 
filofax
877949.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:28 am Reply with quote

Failed!

 
PDR
877984.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:04 am Reply with quote

cherrycoke wrote:
10/24.
What a load of bollocks that test was. Who give a rat's arse if the EU is run by The Council of the European Union or The Council of Europe?


Jenny gets quite excised on this subject, but she's the only one I can think of off-hand.

Quote:

so it's not a test of citizenship or national knowledge, just about how well you can comprehend and retain useless facts.


You're suggesting it's an Eng Lit A-level?

PDR

 
exnihilo
877985.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:13 am Reply with quote

cherrycoke wrote:
Who give a rat's arse if the EU is run by The Council of the European Union or The Council of Europe?


While I agree it's irrelevant to this test, it's not exactly the most obscure fact, is it?

 
djgordy
877989.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:34 am Reply with quote

I got 54% but I did the test in 4 minutes. I expect that I could have found the other answers in the other 40 minutes I was allowed.

 
PDR
877995.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:47 am Reply with quote

I assumed it was a "closed book" test.

PDR

 
AlmondFacialBar
878008.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:03 am Reply with quote

15/24 (63%)

I figure the pointless trivia questions are there mostly to test the applicants actual commitment to the country, no?

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
cornixt
878012.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:17 am Reply with quote

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so it's not a test of citizenship or national knowledge, just about how well you can comprehend and retain useless facts.


Sounds like the US one then. I prefer the citizenship test that asks which one is Ant and which one is Dec.

 
masterfroggy
878014.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:22 am Reply with quote

cornixt wrote:
Quote:

so it's not a test of citizenship or national knowledge, just about how well you can comprehend and retain useless facts.


Sounds like the US one then. I prefer the citizenship test that asks which one is Ant and which one is Dec.
Is this the point where Alan gets to wave his "Nobody Knows" banner?

 
AlmondFacialBar
878018.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:41 am Reply with quote

Well, I'd still pass the German citizenship anyhoo... Though at least one of the questions is badly out of date.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
soup
878027.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:17 pm Reply with quote

cornixt wrote:


Sounds like the US one then. I prefer the citizenship test that asks which one is Ant and which one is Dec.


Ant is the one on the left.

 
Spoilt Victorian
878030.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:21 pm Reply with quote

soup wrote:
Ant is the one on the left.


Only if you're looking at them from the front.
That's like saying "The low notes on a piano are on the right".

~ V

 
Strawberry
878031.  Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:25 pm Reply with quote

Ant is also the one with the big forehead.

 

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