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Quiz: International students – how well do you know your British culture?

Are you planning on studying in England in the foreseeable future? Try our quiz to see how well you know your British culture. Source: Shutterstock

Newsflash: to watch a British television series such as Peaky Blinders or Sherlock; to wear clothes from Topshop or Topman; to listen to artists such as Adele; to read books like Harry Potter; to shop at Tesco; and even to support English football teams like Manchester City or Liverpool, you don’t have to be from Britain.

These quintessentially-British things are enjoyed by many around the globe, and likely even yourself, despite not growing up in the country.

But that doesn’t matter – you’ve been exposed to British culture through films and a variety of media, which might lead you to think you have a relatively good grasp of British slang and culture…but do you really?

For anyone who didn’t grow up in England or the UK, here’s a quiz to see how well you know your British culture.

1. What's the nickname used to describe London’s underground?

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2. Which of the following celebrities is from Britain?

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3. What's a nickname for police officers?

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4. In which part of England do people speak with a cockney accent?

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5. What do people wear on Remembrance Day?

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6. In which part of England do people speak with a Geordie accent?

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7. Where is Big Ben located?

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8. Where does the Prime Minister live?

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9. “Ron is enjoying his butty.” What is a butty?

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10. What is ‘toad in the hole’?

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Quiz: International students - how well do you know your British culture?
Blimey.

You don’t know much about British culture, but don’t let it get you down. Who can really blame you grew up in a different country? Have another go!
Not bad!

Turns out all those books and films have taught you enough to scrape by. Good job!
Ace!

Well done! We bet you’re chuffed with your results!

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