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How British are you?

The BBC has 15 questions based on the Citizenship Test. I got 13/15. I didn't know the proper home for Father Christmas, nor did I get question 1 right.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4099770.stm

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autopope
Oct. 31st, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
I scored 9/15.

I should note that a good 2 of these questions (possibly 3) rely on recondite knowledge specifically relating to Christian religious issues -- saint's days? Santa Claus? -- so I'd have to say this is a poor way of judging the Britishness of a non-Christian (which means, functionally speaking, 60% of us, these days).
whollyrandom
Oct. 31st, 2005 11:03 am (UTC)
I scored 10; the order of the Saints' days I got right by accident and I at least know what question I would ask any solicitor before engaging him ...
karohemd
Oct. 31st, 2005 11:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, I got the solicitor one wrong because I forgot what sort of moneygrabbers you are. :oP
gbsteve
Oct. 31st, 2005 11:14 am (UTC)
But we don't have disestablishment, so religion is core to political life in the UK, apparently. Of course that would be the Church of England. Not much of a nod to the rest of you, except for knowing why the streets are full of drunken English tourists in March.

Perhaps we should have an alternative test that covers what really happens at bus stops, how opening hours differ, how to pronounce "scone" by region and which fish comes with fish & chips.
karohemd
Oct. 31st, 2005 11:42 am (UTC)
I've got 9, too.
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gbsteve
Oct. 31st, 2005 12:49 pm (UTC)
You are forgiven, and not just because you organise parties and make damn fine pumpkin pie.
whollyrandom
Oct. 31st, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
It was good pumpkin pie.
undyingking
Oct. 31st, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
I got 11... failing on the obvious ones and also on how quickly you can get divorced. Fortunately this hasn't yet become an issue in my life...
former_pirate
Nov. 1st, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
I got something over 12... I suspect this has more to do with my ability to guess the contents of government literature (e.g question 1 and the Father Christmas one) than any resolute Britishness.
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