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  1. Which river is said to divide the county of Kent into two parts?
  2. What nickname is given to Kent because of its relative abundance of fruit-growing?

  3. Which seaside town is famous for its 'Native Oysters' which are celebrated with an annual Oyster Festival?
  4. What name was given to the five historic coastal towns in Kent and Sussex, which were originally formed for trade and military purposes?
  5. The village of Coxheath hosts which sort of annual world championships?
  6. The White Cliffs of Dover's chalk face also shows horizontal bands of which dark-coloured rock?
  7. Kent is a variety of which fruit?
  8. Precisely, if men born in East Kent are labelled "Men of Kent", what are those in West Kent called?
  9. Who was the Member of Parliament for Maidstone from 1987 to 2010?
  10. What name is given to the sparsely populated wetland area in the counties of Kent and East Sussex?
  11. Which castle did Henry VIII transform in 1519 for his wife Catherine of Aragon?
  12. Which port was the central Cinque Port, laying between Hastings and New Romney to the west, and Dover and Sandwich to the east?
  13. Which Royal Dockyard at the forefront of shipbuilding and industrial technology has built over 500 ships for the Royal Navy?
  14. The county has two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The High Weald is one, can you name the other?
  15. Which Nobel Prize winner taught English and music at Maidstone Grammar School between 1938 and 1940?
  16. As of 2018, name Kent's highest ranked football team?

  17. Which country house near the town of Westerham was for over forty years the home of Winston Churchill?
  18. Which archbishop was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170?
  19. Which seaside town just south of Margate is a popular day trip holiday destination for Londoners drawn to its sandy beaches?
  20. Which medieval castle is the largest castle in England?
  21. Which headland, formed largely of a shingle beach, shares its name with a power station?
  22. On 24 August, 1875, Matthew Webb began his swim across the English Channel by diving off which town's Admiralty Pier?
  23. Which Roman road was paved to connect the Kentish ports?
  24. The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge is a River Thames crossing on the A282 that links Thurrock in Essex with which town in Kent?
  25. Which notorious long sandbank lays 6 miles off the Deal coast?


  1. The Medway
  2. The Garden of England
  3. Whitstable
  4. The Cinque Ports
  5. World Custard Pie Throwing Championships
  6. Flint (also accept chert)
  7. Apple
  8. Kentish Men
  9. Ann Widdecombe
  10. Romney Marsh
  11. Leeds castle
  12. Hythe
  13. Chatham Royal Dockyard
  14. North Downs
  15. William Golding

  16. Gillingham FC (as of the 2018/19 season, they play in Football League One)
  17. Chartwell
  18. Thomas Becket
  19. Ramsgate
  20. Dover Castle (Note: Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest "inhabited" castle in the world)
  21. Dungeness
  22. Dover
  23. Watling Street
  24. Dartford (More trivia: Mick Jagger was born and grew up in Dartford)
  25. Goodwin Sands (more than 2,000 ships are believed to have been wrecked there)

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