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Quiz I

  1. Which British city has more trees per person than any other city in Europe?
  2. Name the northernmost city in the United Kingdom?




  3. Victorian poet Matthew Arnold called which city the 'the city of dreaming spires'?
  4. Name the only official city in the Republic of Ireland province of Connacht?
  5. Which city is the largest city in England by land area?
  6. Which city, roughly 16 miles north of Birmingham, is notable for its three-spired medieval cathedral?
  7. Which city, with historical links to lace making, was in 2015 named as England's official 'Home of Sport'?
  8. Which city, located at the western end of the South Downs National Park on the River Itchen, developed from the Roman town of Venta Belgarum?
  9. The Census Act 1800 resulted in Great Britain's first modern Census a year later, which city had the greatest population after the big four of London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham?
  10. Which city was the most severely damaged British city (or town) during World War Two, with 95 percent of its houses damaged?
  11. The M5 motorway starts at Junction 8 of the M6 at West Bromwich and ends in which city?
  12. Where would you find a collection of narrow lanes called The Lanes, which are famous for their small shops?
  13. Name Scotland's fourth-largest city?
  14. During the 19th-century which city was nicknamed 'Copperopolis'?
  15. There are two cities in Somerset, can you name both?
  16. Can you name the smallest city in Wales (less than 2,000 people live there)?
  17. Which English city was granted city status in 2012, to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II?
  18. From the Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution, which city was the largest city in England after London?
  19. The Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in which city?
  20. According to a legend, in which city did Lady Godiva ride through naked?




Answers:

  1. Sheffield
  2. Inverness
  3. Oxford
  4. Galway (it will be the European Capital of Culture in 2020)
  5. Carlisle (although the majority of its territory is not urbanised, but rural)
  6. Lichfield
  7. Nottingham
  8. Winchester
  9. Bristol
  10. Hull
  11. Exeter (in Devon)
  12. Brighton
  13. Dundee
  14. Swansea (the 19th-century centre of the copper industry)
  15. Bath and Wells
  16. St Davids
  17. Chelmsford
  18. Norwich
  19. Liverpool
  20. Coventry (to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband imposed on his tenants)




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