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Famous Hills

Quiz Questions About Hills

  1. Which hill is thought to be the location on which the Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October 1066?
  2. How many hills was the ancient city of Rome built on?
  3. The popular song "Blueberry Hill" is best remembered for its 1950s rock and roll version by which singer?
  4. Porlock Hill, the steepest A-road in the United Kingdom and part of the A39, is located in which English county?
  5. The Black Hills is a small mountain range located mainly in which American state?
  6. Gold Hill, a steep cobbled street famous for the 1973 "Boy on Bike" television advertisement for Hovis bread, is in which English county?

  7. What is famously thrown down Cooper's Hill every Spring Bank Holiday?
  8. What geographical name is given to a long hill formed by the movement of glaciers?
  9. Spion Kop (or Spioenkop) is a hill in which country?
  10. Which three letter word is often used to name an exposed granite hilltop on Dartmoor, Devon?
  11. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought in which war?
  12. Can you name the largest historic residential neighbourhood in Washington, D.C.?
  13. Mount Zion is a hill in which city?
  14. Which range of hills straddle the border of England and Scotland?
  15. Which famous hill in east Shropshire, England, is located roughly five miles west of Telford?
  16. Which range of limestone hills are located to the south of Bristol and Bath?
  17. Which famous prehistoric artificial chalk mound is near Avebury in Wiltshire?
  18. The Battle of Hamburger Hill was a battle in which war?
  19. Mount Manisty is a large man-made small hill created from earth excavated during the building of which 36-mile route completed in 1893?
  20. The Uffington White Horse is a prehistoric hill figure in which English county?
  21. What was described by Robert Louis Stevenson as "a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design"?
  22. What is a hillock?


  1. Senlac Hill
  2. Seven hills
  3. Fats Domino
  4. Somerset
  5. South Dakota
  6. Dorset (in the town of Shaftesbury)
  7. Cheese (Double Gloucester)
  8. Drumlin
  9. South Africa
  10. Tor
  11. American War of Independence or the American Revolutionary War
  12. Capitol Hill
  13. Jerusalem
  14. The Cheviot Hills
  15. The Wrekin
  16. The Mendip Hills (commonly called the Mendips)
  17. Silbury Hill

  18. Vietnam War
  19. The Manchester Ship Canal
  20. Oxfordshire
  21. Arthur's Seat (an ancient volcano which is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh)
  22. A small hill