Our free online practice tests for the UK citizenship exams will help you to improve your performance on test day.

British Democracy

If you want to see a debate in the House of Commons, you can get tickets from…?

Question 1 of 39

Who is the head of state in the UK?

Question 2 of 39

The UK's system of government is a…?

Question 3 of 39

The Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament have existed since…?

Question 4 of 39

If an MP dies or resigns, what happens?

Question 5 of 39

What is the Prime Minister's country house called?

Question 6 of 39

On election days, what time do polling stations open?

Question 7 of 39

To be eligible to vote in elections in the UK you must be on the…?

Question 8 of 39

Civil servants must be…?

Question 9 of 39

The mid-19th century campaigners for electoral reform were called what?

Question 10 of 39

Where does the Northern Ireland Assembly sit?

Question 11 of 39

Where is the prime minister's official home?

Question 12 of 39

What minimum age do you have to be to stand as an MP?

Question 13 of 39

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is responsible for what?

Question 14 of 39

Which of these may not stand for public office in the UK?

Question 15 of 39

UK general elections must be held at least once every…?

Question 16 of 39

Queen Elizabeth has been reigning since which year?

Question 17 of 39

Who is currently heir to the throne of the UK?

Question 18 of 39

How many members does the Welsh National Assembly have?

Question 19 of 39

The few hereditary peers who still sit in the House of Lords are selected by…?

Question 20 of 39

Where is the Welsh government based?

Question 21 of 39

An MP who does not represent any of the main political parties is called what?

Question 22 of 39

Who chairs debates in the House of Commons?

Question 23 of 39

If one party in the UK does not get a majority in an election, they can join with another party in a…?

Question 24 of 39

Which minister is responsible for policing?

Question 25 of 39

Which of these elements of the press must offer political balance?

Question 26 of 39

New British citizens swear what to the Queen as part of the citizenship ceremony?

Question 27 of 39

Who makes a speech at the opening of Parliament each year?

Question 28 of 39

Members of Parliament have a duty to serve…?

Question 29 of 39

Which of these is not an arm of the British government?

Question 30 of 39

In most local authorities, councillors are elected in which month?

Question 31 of 39

Peers chosen to sit in the House of Lords only for their own lifetime are called...?

Question 32 of 39

An MP's responsibility is to…?

Question 33 of 39

Every MP in the UK is voted for by their…?

Question 34 of 39

How many Members of the Scottish Parliament are there?

Question 35 of 39

Members of local authorities are selected by…?

Question 36 of 39

The British Constitution is ...?

Question 37 of 39

The Cabinet usually consists of around how many ministers?

Question 38 of 39

The second largest party in the House of Commons is called the…?

Question 39 of 39



Accepted forms of Identification Document for booking the test

The following are acceptable ID documents that you can use to book for the test:

  • A valid passport
  • A Biometric residence card
  • A biometric residence permit
  • A valid travel document with a photo

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