As part of my application for “indefinite leave to remain” in the UK I had to take a life in the UK test. The study materials include UK history, politics and culture.
Not knowing what to expect, I bought a study guide and read through it a couple times, then tried a number of practice tests.
I found the history section interesting and fairly straightforward, although l did spend some time trying to come up with ways to remember things like the order in which Henry VIII married his wives.
The politics section was also easy enough to wrap my mind around, having studied Canada’s parliamentary system in school.
The culture section was the hardest for me to remember. The names of comedians, film directors and paralympians seem to slip out of my memory all too quickly.
The good news is I passed. The test itself was rather less difficult than finding a place to park in London.
If you are interested in the types of questions on the test, you can try a practice version here.
And this is a copy of the study guide I used to prepare: