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Can you pass as a British Citizen?

wgscott

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#41
That's a new word for me. But I don't seem to be able to find it in any dictionary...
It is a Greg Palast term

eg:

We can't define ourselves as the "anti-Bush," blindly supporting those he opposes, and thereby letting the nitwit Napoleon in the White House pick our enemies for us. Nor can our revulsion for Bush's horrors throw us into the arms of swamp-things like George Galloway.

Don't get me wrong. Unlike Hitchens, I cannot support the Prevaricator-in-Chief, the President who ordered Cindy Sheehan's son, Casey, to march to his death in Najaf. But I'll be damned if I'll cheer some rich white Brit-hole who brings joy to those who killed him.
 

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#42
I passed with 21 out of 24 correct! Whoopee! Missed the cricket one (I chose horse race) lol I hate sports, the patron saint one (atheist here lol), and the Nobel prize for literature winners.

20/20 on the U.S. one, which is good since I was born and raised here lol
 
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Dogen

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#43
Pass with 20 out of 24. If a similar test were given to qualify as a US citizen, I think there would be a mass exodus.
 
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#45
23/24, but I don't think the questions reflect modern British life very well, more that the government seems to be in some kind of colonial fantasy when the empire ripped off the rest of the world
 

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#46
22/24. Does this mean I have to regrow my foreskin?
 

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I tend to think that people are often a lot more switched on than politicians and the media like to believe and concern themselves with stuff which is slightly more relevant to their lives than the stuff governments dream up. Not that there is no shortage of dim people, but it is a standard staple of the outraged to feel good about how much more clever they are than the great unwashed. Not that I'm a cynic or anything.
 

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#50
as someone said - mostly common sense:

Your result
Pass
Congratulations, you’ve passed! You got 23 out of 24 correct.

it does help to be a fan of the BBC shows on PBS...
 

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Everything that happened after the Magna Carta is irrelevant.
 
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#54
19/24 on the UK, and as per below on Australia - I can't decide where to go.

ps. growing up/living in Canada ( a former British colony ) helps with these tests.

Phil





Your score: 9 / 10
You passed!

A score of 75% is needed on the citizenship test to pass. Welcome new Australian citizen!
 

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23/24 but only because I've never owned a dog. UK citizen of 48 years.

To be honest we'll let anyone in if they donate enough money to a political party.
 

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#58
22/24. But I am already a British citizen so that may be cheating, though I haven't been in the country for 35 years ... ;-)

I got the question about dog walking wrong and one about British values or something. They never had any values when I lived there so it's certainly gone downhill in the last few decades ...
 

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