If you want to become a citizen of the UK, you’ll first have to pass the official United Kingdom citizenship test. The written citizenship exam will test your knowledge of basic facts about the country’s history, political system and major events.

The Victorian Age

Isambard Kingdom Brunel built the Great Western Railway, which runs to the south-west of England from which London station?

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Florence Nightingale was born in which European country?

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In the middle of the 19th century Ireland suffered a famine due to the failure of what crop?

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How many people in Ireland died as a result of the famine?

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In which country was the Boer War fought?

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The Great Exhibition opened in London in which year?

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How many Irish people emigrated as a result of the famine?

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The Great Exhibition’s Crystal Palace was located originally in which London park?

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The great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel came from which town in England?

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In what year did Queen Victoria’s reign come to an end?

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Which medal for valour was introduced during the Crimean War?

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How old was Queen Victoria when she became Queen of the UK?

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Which class expanded and became increasingly more significant during Victoria’s reign?

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In which year did Queen Victoria come to the throne of the UK?

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At its peak, how many people lived in the British Empire?

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Between 1853 and 1913, up to how many British citizens emigrated from Britain?

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Florence Nightingale is regarded as a pioneer in which area of medicine?

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Which of these Britons pioneered the railway engine?

Question 18 of 38

Britain fought the Crimean War between 1853 and…?

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No married British woman had an automatic right to her earnings, property and money until what year?

Question 20 of 38

London's Crystal Palace was built from...?

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Which bridge did Isambard Kingdom Brunel build in Bristol to span the Avon Gorge?

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Free trade was promoted in the Victorian era partly by the abolition of what laws in 1846?

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In what year was the Reform Act passed?

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The Boer War began in which year?

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In the 19th century, Britain produced what proportion of the world's iron, cotton and cloth?

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The Boers were settlers from which European country?

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Women who fought for the right to vote were known as what?

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Britain’s allies in the Crimean War were…?

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Women over 30 were allowed to vote and stand for Parliament in the UK in which year?

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Who were Britain’s opponents in the Crimean War?

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Which of these areas did not see significant British Empire expansion under Victoria?

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Which poem by Rudyard Kipling has frequently been voted one of the UK’s favourites?

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Which of these women founded the Women’s Franchise League in 1889?

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Between 1870 and 1914, around 120,000 Jews came to Britain to escape persecution, from which countries?

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The majority of British Empire countries given their independence have joined the…?

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In what year did British women finally get equal voting rights with men?

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In 1847, the number of hours that women and children could work was limited to how many hours per day?

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Citizenship UK Quiz Can Help You

A UK citizenship practice test is a mock test with an aim is to expose you to possible questions and the format of the official test. The practise questions are structured like a real test. By doing them, you get to answer all types of questions, and this gives you a feeling of how the official Life in the UK Test will be. The questions are not the actual ones that you’ll find in the official test but they are highly beneficial in determining whether you are ready for the test.