How British Are You?

WORLD

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Being British is not, contrary to what Richard Curtis and other movies would have you believe, a matter of living in a perfect chocolate box village while stripping for charity calendars, to save shoe factories, or to regain custody of one's son. It is also not, per Simon Pegg, a constant alien or zombie invasion requiring a super-cop buddy duo to put a halt to it. These days, being British is a far more nuanced thing.

Brexit notwithstanding, modern Britain is a forward-looking and diverse place that celebrates progressive values. The Conservative party is largely seen there as the "nasty," heartless, far-right party despite adhering to a set of policies that would, in the USA, place it squarely in the Democrats. Questions such as marriage equality, universal healthcare, climate action, and women's right to choose are considered uncontroversial and barely worth discussing; indeed, they are simply settled, such that it is a matter of how to do them instead of whether.

This modern mindset exists alongside a strong love for tradition, the Queen, cups of tea, and of course, Britain's national dish - which is actually chicken tikka masala, the most-ordered dish in the UK. Assuming it isn't all destroyed by Brexit - which, according to the political class in the UK, is currently not a safe bet - a lovely blend of past and future, that means a person can value where they came from while still being open to the new. Would you fit in? Let's find out!

Are you sorry?

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How are you?

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What do you think of this weather we've been having?

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Would you like a cup of tea?

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You've trodden on our foot. What do you say to that?

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It's raining. What shall we do now?

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What's for dinner?

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You need to emphasize the end of a sentence. What do you use?

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Would you like another cup of tea?

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Something is very nice. How do you convey this?

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You have accidentally exposed your nude flesh to the world. What do you do?

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You go to your friend's house and you see medication left out on the counter. What do you do?

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You have arrived at 7.29 but the invitation said 7.30. What do you do?

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How much money do you make?

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What do you drive?

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The sun has come out unexpectedly. What is going to happen to you?

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Any more tea?

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Would you care to join us for cricket?

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In making a proper Sunday roast, what is the essential side dish?

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Now you've finished all the tea, would you like a biscuit with that?

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You are in a room that is Arctically cold, but it's not in your house. What do you do?

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You meet a dog. What are the first words you say to the dog?

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You meet a cat. What do you say?

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Would you like to wash down that biscuit with a lovely pint?

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What is the most frightening thing happening in the world today?

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If you had a gun, where would you keep it?

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Have you ever met a duke?

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Which is the best one, out of these book series?

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You can't understand someone who is giving you directions to avoid falling into a fiery pit from which no one can escape. How many times do you ask them to repeat themselves?

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Would you mind?

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