Well, I failed the citizenship test.
Not by too much - I got 71% on the 30 questions.
Not good enough though. The passmark is 75%.
So what do I do now?
My brother, who twittered a similar result, is fortunate to be making a timely departure for Canada later this month.
As it is reported that six in seven current Brits fail the test means it would cause some serious disruption if new immigrants and would-be citizens were not being held to a much higher standard than any of us current denizens. [NB: the headline on that report has the finding the wrong way around if you read on].
Even if that's not quite cricket, so to speak.
(On which point, could Phil Woolas please clarify as to whether booing Ricky Ponting should lose or gain you citizenship points? The former, I would hope).
Clearly, this is not a citizenship test.
It is a general knowledge paper for civil service entrance, apparently organised by the Driving Licence Authority. Even getting it rewritten by somebody who has ever been to a pub or seen a TV general knowledge programme could mitigate the sheer uselessness of it.
Next Left readers would rightly expect me to know the exact number of MPs in the House of Commons. And, after a quick bit of rough mental arithmetic, I managed to get the precise percentage of the British Muslim population, having only the population figure in people terms in my head.
But I am afraid guessed wrong as to whether there are currently 13, 14, 15 or 16 million under 18s in Britain, and whether schools are obliged by law to open 180, 190 or 200 days each year. And though I can easily list 19th and 20th century Prime Ministers off the top of my head to liven up parties (not many invites, strangely), I picked the wrong year for the divorce law reform which enabled women to divorce their husbands wrong
I don't think those were the oddest questions either, though issues about specific policy delivery and advice agencies were home turf for me.
Of course, would-be citizens who need to swot up on the book can get through it, and then forget all about.
But the silliness is frustrating because it brings an important idea into disrepute.
I think the idea of citizenship education, and induction ceremonies are positive. And I am not opposed to the principle of some sensible test as part of a citizenship process. But this bonkers insistence on swotting up specific knowledge that very few current citizens simply undermines the legitimate case for a proper focus on the content of our citizenship, our history and the ties that bind our society together - for current and new citizens aside.
So, once again, a healthy British scepticism and mockery of authority will prevail. And fair play to it too. Orwell was right that this may be an underrated safeguard against authoritarianism.
But we could easily have done better than this.
One slightly regrettable aspect of British culture is that we have developed the expression "too clever by half". (Or is that the English? Discuss). So I fear too that suspicion might more reasonably fall on the one in seven of you who can pass it.
So go ahead clever clogs, make my day. See how you get on.
But no gloating please.
And, if you do pass, congratulations - and try not to worry too much about a late night knock on the door.