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National Symbols of England


  1. Saint George's Day is celebrated on which date in April?
  2. Queen Victoria began her reign in which year?
  3. Which rose is England's national flower?
  4. Written records dated 1448 record a payment of seven shillings by the Goldsmiths' Company in London to 'precisely' which sort of entertainers?

  5. England's national tree is the Royal Oak. Which English king hid in one after being defeated in battle? Also, can you name the battle?
  6. Which dish is also the French nickname for English people?
  7. Built by the Associated Equipment Company in 1954, which model of red double decker bus is an iconic symbol of London?
  8. Alfred the Great was King of Wessex and the dominant ruler in England in which century?
  9. Which London borough lends its name to a London taxi?
  10. What sort of room did Thomas Twining open at 216 Strand, London, in 1706?
  11. What name is given to the bonnet ornament sculpture on Rolls-Royce cars?
  12. What are Sir Winston Churchill's two middle names?
  13. What's the official name of the clock tower we all call Big Ben?
  14. Who was the first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace?
  15. Whose best-known works are the four lion sculptures at the base of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square?
  16. Name the oldest continuously serving regiment in the British Army? It gets its name after a location in Scotland from which it marched in 1660 to help restore the monarchy.
  17. The White Cliffs of Dover form part of which ridge of chalk hills in south east England?
  18. Which sort of shops first appeared in the UK in the 1860s and by 1910 there were over 25,000 throughout the UK?
  19. The Cenotaph is a war memorial on which road in the City of Westminster?
  20. Which satirical character was created by John Arbuthnot and first appeared in the 1712 pamphlet Law is a Bottomless Pit?


  1. 23rd
  2. 1837
  3. Tudor rose
  4. Morris dancers
  5. Charles II. Battle of Worcester (1651)
  6. Roast beef ("les rosbifs"... "the roast beefs")
  7. Routemaster
  8. Ninth century (849 – 899)
  9. Hackney (hackney carriage)
  10. Tea room
  11. The Spirit of Ecstasy
  12. Leonard Spencer (Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill)
  13. Elizabeth Tower
  14. Queen Victoria
  15. Sir Edwin Landseer
  16. Coldstream Guards
  17. North Downs
  18. Fish and Chips Shops
  19. Whitehall
  20. John Bull