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England Quiz Questions I

  1. Name the second largest lake in the Lake District?
  2. In which county is Belvoir Castle (HINT: it's also the family seat of The Duke of Rutland)?

  3. Name the battle that ended the Monmouth Rebellion on 6 July 1685?
  4. Stansted Mountfitchet is an English village in which county?
  5. Offa was king of which Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of England?
  6. Which cathedral city in Somerset has a population of about ten thousand?
  7. The M1 motorway connects London to which English city?
  8. How old was William Pitt the Younger when he became the youngest Prime Minister in 1783?
  9. Which city has been known as 'Britain's Detroit' and the 'City of Peace and Reconciliation'?
  10. 'S and DR' operated in north-east England from 1825 to 1863, what do the initials stand for?
  11. Who was the final ruler of the House of Tudor?
  12. The fort and city the Romans named Eboracum evolved into which present-day English city?
  13. Golden Cap is a hill and cliff situated on the coast of which county?
  14. Which Royal Park in North Yorkshire is a designated World Heritage Site?
  15. What name is given to the chalk headland near Eastbourne, immediately east of the Seven Sisters?
  16. In which county is the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare?
  17. Name the only town in England which has a name ending with an exclamation mark?
  18. In 1811, nearly a quarter of all women in England had what name?
  19. What was the official language of England from 1066 to 1362?
  20. John Betjeman described which town in Shropshire as 'probably the loveliest town in England'?


  1. Ullswater (the biggest lakes in order of size are Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake, and Coniston Water)
  2. Leicestershire
  3. The Battle of Sedgmoore
  4. Essex (it's also the location of Stansted Airport)
  5. Kingdom of Mercia
  6. Wells
  7. Leeds
  8. 24
  9. Coventry
  10. Stockton and Darlington Railway (the world's first permanent steam locomotive-hauled passenger railway)
  11. Elizabeth I
  12. York
  13. Dorset
  14. Studley Royal Park
  15. Beachy Head
  16. Somerset
  17. Westward Ho!
  18. Mary
  19. French
  20. Ludlow

Did you know that in England you can never be more than 70 miles from the sea? And the village of Coton in the Elms in Derbyshire is furthest from the sea.

England Quiz II

  1. Which city was from 827 to 1066 the first capital of England?
  2. Found in Wiltshire, name the largest man-made earthen mound in Europe?
  3. In which English county is the Eden Project?
  4. What near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, is England's oldest recorded tourist attraction?
  5. England is how many times smaller than the USA: (a)35, (b)55, or (c)75?
  6. Which city is known as the 'Seattle of England' because of its youth culture?
  7. William Wordsworth described which village as 'the loveliest spot that man hath ever found'?
  8. Who was the first ever Labour Prime Minister of the UK?
  9. In which year was the Domesday Book completed?
  10. The Victorian era ended in 1901, but in which year did it start?
  11. Which English cathedral is home to the most famous Mappa Mundi, one of the world’s unique medieval treasures?
  12. Which river runs along the boundary with Cornwall and Devon?
  13. 'And did those feet in ancient time' is the first line from which well known anthem with music written by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916?
  14. Which country's football team did England beat in the semi-final of the 1966 World Cup?
  15. Who was appointment Archbishops of Canterbury in February 2013?
  16. The Suffolk Punch is a breed of which animal?


  1. Winchester
  2. Silburry Hill
  3. Cornwall
  4. Mother Shipton's Cave
  5. 75
  6. Bristol
  7. Grasmere
  8. Ramsay MacDonald
  9. 1086
  10. 1837
  11. Hereford
  12. River Tamar
  13. Jerusalem
  14. Portugal (2-1)
  15. Justin Welby
  16. Horse

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