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British Quiz Questions I

  1. What is the earliest known name for Great Britain?
  2. The Norfolk Black is a British breed of what domestic animal?
  3. Which city is just 8 miles from Southampton?
  4. What sort of fruit would you find on top of Heather Phillipson’s 'The End'?

  5. Which county is known as "The Garden of England"?
  6. Can you name Cornwall's only city?
  7. We want the year and month - when did the Brexit referendum take place?
  8. Which British medal carries the words "For Gallantry"?
  9. Whose coffin was transported on the London Underground before his state funeral at Westminster Abbey, at which the future monarchs Edward VII and George V acted as pallbearers?
  10. Which city's telephone area code is 0161?
  11. Who was the last British king born outside the UK?
  12. Which island off the north-west coast of Wales is the seventh largest in the British Isles?
  13. The Shambles with overhanging timber-framed buildings is an old street in which British city?
  14. True or false? The border separating Scotland and England runs for 48 miles?
  15. How many Tudor monarchs were there?
  16. What is the name of the three chalk stacks that rise out of the sea at the furthest western point of the Isle of Wight?


  1. Albion
  2. Turkey
  3. Winchester
  4. A cherry (a work of art on display on the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, since 2020.)
  5. Kent
  6. Truro
  7. June 2016
  8. George Cross
  9. William Gladstone
  10. Manchester
  11. George II
  12. Anglesey
  13. York
  14. False (it's double that at 96 miles)
  15. Five (Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I)
  16. The Needles

Quiz II

  1. Which street in Mayfair, London, is known for its traditional bespoke tailoring for men?
  2. Was the last private resident of 10 Downing Street named Mr. Chicken, Mr. Lamb, or Mr. Fox?
  3. In the 1960s, politican Priti Patel's parents emigrated to the UK from which country?
  4. Billingsgate in London is associated with the selling of which product?
  5. What does the 'J' stand for in the name J.K. Rowling?
  6. Can you name the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated?
  7. On what day of the week is Pancake Day?
  8. The closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics featured which actor as Winston Churchill?
  9. Who first appearing in print in 1887's A Study in Scarlet?
  10. Former Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill was born in which British city?
  11. In the British army what ranks between Major General and Colonel?
  12. Which American city was named after a British Prime Minister?
  13. Founded in 886, what has its headquarters in Llantrisant, Wales?
  14. Andy Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon for 77 years in which year?
  15. How many runways does Heathrow airport have?
  16. The Royal Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in which city?


  1. Saville Row
  2. Mr. Chicken
  3. Uganda
  4. Fish
  5. Joanne
  6. Spencer Perceval
  7. Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)
  8. Timothy Spall
  9. Sherlock Holmes
  10. Sheffield
  11. Brigadier
  12. Pittsburgh
  13. The Royal Mint
  14. 2013
  15. Two runways (the northern runway and the southern runway)
  16. Liverpool

Quiz III

  1. Which British postage stamp, issued in 1841, continued as the main type of postage stamp in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until 1879?
  2. What was the name of the small defensive forts that were built across the British Empire during the 19th century?
  3. Which London street is the most expensive of the green-coloured set on the British Monopoly board?
  4. Who was beheaded for treason on January 30, 1649, in London?
  5. Which British film and television studio is well known as the home of the James Bond and Carry On film franchises?
  6. A group of at least how many ravens are always resident at the Tower of London due to an ancient decree put in place by King Charles II?
  7. Which river runs through the grounds of Balmoral castle?
  8. Which London building completed in 2012 is as of 2021 Europe’s tallest building?
  9. What was built by Sir John Fowler, Benjamin Baker and over 4,500 men to link North Queensferry and Queensferry in the late 19th century?
  10. The Lace Market is a historic quarter-mile square area of which city?
  11. James II's Act of Parliament in 1457 banned which two sports so that men would instead practise archery?
  12. The UK headquarters of Mars, Incorporated is in which English town?
  13. Which city in central Scotland is 26 miles north-east of Glasgow and 37 miles north-west of Edinburgh?
  14. The Armada Memorial depicting Britannia can be seen in which city?
  15. At just 117 square miles, can you name the smallest national park in the United Kingdom?
  16. Which British chemist and astronaut who was the first British citizen to go into space?


  1. Penny Red
  2. Martello towers
  3. Bond Street
  4. King Charles I
  5. Pinewood Studios
  6. Six ravens
  7. River Dee
  8. The Shard
  9. The Forth Bridge
  10. Nottingham
  11. Football and golf
  12. Slough
  13. Stirling
  14. Plymouth
  15. The Broads
  16. Helen Sharman

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