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New British citizenship test will cover things like Margaret Thatcher, Monty Python and the Beatles

If you’re applying for British citizenship in the near future, you’d better start studying not only British history, but British culture. The UK will be revising their citizenship test to replace questions about water meters and job interviews with more important information about things like Stonehenge, Margaret Thatcher, the Beatles and Monty Python.

Ten example questions offered by the Home Office include “which landmark is a prehistoric monument which still stands in the English county of Wiltshire?” and “what is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square, London?”

The Home Office said the test and handbook had been “completely re-written, removing questions on topics that those living in the UK should already be aware of like public transport, credit cards and job interviews”.

Immigration minister Mark Harper said: “We’ve stripped out mundane information about water meters, how to find train timetables, and using the internet.

“The new book rightly focuses on values and principles at the heart of being British. Instead of telling people how to claim benefits it encourages participation in British life.”

He added: “This is just part of our work to help ensure migrants are ready and able to integrate into British society and forms part of our changes which have broken the automatic link between temporary and permanent migration.

“We have made radical changes to the immigration system and are determined to reduce net migration from the hundreds of thousands into the tens of thousands by the end of the Parliament.”

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