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Birmingham Quiz

In 1791, Arthur Young described Birmingham as "the first manufacturing town in the world". Birmingham was known as the 'City of a Thousand Trades' after achieving city status in 1889.

Quiz Questions on the City of Birmingham in England

  1. What name is given to the mixed-use city centre development which was the former site of the Royal Mail's main sorting office for Birmingham?
  2. Which affluent suburban area of central Birmingham is also home to a Test match cricket venue?
  3. When combined with Grand Central, which major shopping area in central Birmingham is the UK's largest city centre based shopping centre?

  4. Which engineer moved to Birmingham in 1774 to partner Matthew Boulton in the manufacture of an improved steam engine?
  5. Where does the 29 mile long canal start that passes through 58 locks to its destination in Gas Street Basin, Birmingham?
  6. At his chemist shop in Birmingham, in 1837, Alfred Bird developed the recipe for what type of food because his wife was allergic to eggs?
  7. Which model village on the southwest side of Birmingham was founded by the Quaker Cadbury family for employees at its chocolate factory?
  8. Which type of food, served in a thin wok, first arrived in the UK in Birmingham in 1971?
  9. Which television series gangster gang is loosely based on a real urban youth gang of the same name who were active in Birmingham from the 1890s to the 1910s?
  10. Name the television studio complex which served as the headquarters for BBC Birmingham from 1971 until 2004?
  11. Which museum in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is the only museum in the UK devoted to the history of this product and industry?
  12. Which author lived in nine homes in the south of Birmingham during his childhood from 1895 to 1911 and referred to Birmingham as his home town and to himself as a 'Birmingham man'?
  13. Which athletics club based at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium was founded in 1877?
  14. By what name do we better know junction 6 of the M6 motorway where it meets the Aston Expressway in the Gravelly Hill area of Birmingham?
  15. Which bank originates from 1765, when an iron dealer and a button maker set up a private banking business in Dale End, Birmingham?
  16. Which department store is a landmark building in Birmingham with a facade that comprises 15,000 anodised aluminium discs?
  17. Which university in the centre of Birmingham received its Royal Charter in 1966?
  18. What is held every year over four days in early March at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre?
  19. What is the name of Birmingham's principal railway station? And what other main station is just a 2,135 feet walk away?
  20. Which suburb of Birmingham was home to the popular greyhound racing stadium which existed from 1927 until 2017?
  21. Holed up in his home in Birmingham during World War II air raids, Anthony E. Pratt invented which board game?
  22. Which town next to Birmingham got its name from where the people of Birmingham dumped earth?
  23. For 250 years, what has been the hallmarking symbol for jewellery manufactured in Birmingham?
  24. What is the tallest structure in the city?
  25. Which British Prime Minister was born in Birmingham? This PM's half-brother was a Nobel Peace Prize winner and his father a former Mayor of Birmingham.

Did you know: a person who is born and raised in Birmingham is known as a 'Brummie.'


  1. Mailbox or Mailbox Birmingham
  2. Edgbaston
  3. The Bull Ring
  4. James Watt
  5. Worcester
  6. Bird's Instant Custard
  7. Bournville
  8. Balti
  9. Peaky Blinders
  10. Pebble Mill Studios
  11. The Pen Museum
  12. J. R. R. Tolkien
  13. Birchfield Harriers
  14. Spaghetti Junction
  15. Lloyds Bank
  16. The Selfridges Building
  17. Aston University
  18. Crufts Dog Show
  19. Birmingham New Street. Birmingham Snow Hill Station.
  20. Hall Green
  21. Cluedo
  22. Solihull (was named after 'Soily Hill')
  23. Anchor (from the Crown & Anchor Tavern, a popular haunt for politicians at the time)
  24. The BT Tower (formerly known as the Post Office Tower and the GPO Tower)
  25. Neville Chamberlain