Questions to test British knowledge

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The Government revealed details today of the "Britishness test" which will have to be sat by foreigners who want to become UK citizens. Here are some typical questions which will feature in the "Life In The UK" test, which becomes compulsory for those who apply from tomorrow.

The questions are similar to those which will feature in the proper test, but to avoid revealing answers from the pool of 200 questions already devised, the following are indicative only.

Question one: Which of these courts uses a jury system?

Magistrates' Court; Crown Court; Youth Court; County Court.

Question two: Is the statement below true or false?

Your employer can dismiss you for joining a trade union?

Question three:Which two telephone numbers can be used to dial the emergency services?

112? 123? 555? 999?

Question four: Which of these statements is correct?

A television licence is required for each television in a home; A single television licence covers all televisions in a home.

Answers: 1. Crown Court. 2. False. 3. 112 and 999. 4. A single television licence covers all televisions in a home.

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