How British Are You?

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How British Are You?

Imperialist Cecil Rhodes once declared "you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life". We all know that every American secretly wishes he/she was British. Take Christian's British Trivia to find out how British you really are. Good luck! You have 10 minutes to answer 24 questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    MUSICUndoubtedly one of the coolest men of the 1960s, this individual’s life was tragically cut short at the age of 27 when he drowned in the swimming pool of his Sussex home, what is his name?
    • A. 

      Pete Best, the original drummer for The Beatles

    • B. 

      Brian Jones, founding member of The Rolling Stones

    • C. 

      Hilton Valentine, lead guitarist for The Animals

    • D. 

      Ray Davies, lead singer for The Kinks

  • 2. 
    MUSICSex Pistols' controversial hit 'God Save the Queen' was released to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee. What year was this?
    • A. 

      1975

    • B. 

      1976

    • C. 

      1977

    • D. 

      1978

  • 3. 
    MUSICAs you may be aware, the British technically invented music. One of the most famous bands of all time is a skiffle outfit from Liverpool known locally as 'The Beatles'. Which Beatles song contains the lyrics "He got muddy water, he one mojo filter, he say one and one and one is three"?
    • A. 

      Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

    • B. 

      All You Need Is Love

    • C. 

      Yellow Submarine

    • D. 

      Come Together

  • 4. 
    MUSICSuccessfully plagarising their favourite bands for 18 years, Oasis spearheaded Britpop - a genre recognised as one of the best in the history of music. But which Oasis song did Jay Z destroy at Glastonbury in 2008?
    • A. 

      Morning Glory

    • B. 

      Champagne Supernova

    • C. 

      Roll With It

    • D. 

      Wonderwall

  • 5. 
    SPORTIn July 2014, Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy won golf's Open Championship, beating the closest American contender by two shots, but which European tennis ace was McIlroy recently engaged to?
    • A. 

      Maria Sharapova

    • B. 

      Victoria Azarenka

    • C. 

      Caroline Wozniacki

    • D. 

      Jelena Jankovic

  • 6. 
    SPORTBriton's call soccer 'football', as unlike US football, players actually use their foot with the ball. Brian Clough is considered one of English football's greatest ever managers and won back-to-back European cups with which club?
    • A. 

      Nottingham Forest

    • B. 

      Manchester United

    • C. 

      Liverpool

    • D. 

      Aston Villa

  • 7. 
    SPORTAll sports worth playing were invented by the British. Cricket is one of these sports. In cricket, what are 'The Ashes'?
    • A. 

      A term used to describe a batsman who scores 0 runs

    • B. 

      A cricket ground in North London that is considered to be the home of the sport

    • C. 

      An urn containing the charred remains of the sport's founder

    • D. 

      A bi-ennial cricket series played between England and Australia

  • 8. 
    SPORTMuhammed Ali was only floored 4 times in his career. On the second of these occasions, Ali declared that he got hit so hard his "ancestors in Africa felt it". Which Briton delivered this famous blow?
    • A. 

      Brian London

    • B. 

      Henry Cooper

    • C. 

      Richard Dunn

    • D. 

      Frank Bruno

  • 9. 
    FILM & TVBriton's have been flying and practicing magic for centuries. In Harry Potter, what spell unsticks any object it hits?
    • A. 

      Rictumsempra

    • B. 

      Alohomora

    • C. 

      Waddiwasi

    • D. 

      Tarantallegra

  • 10. 
    FILM & TVAverage Briton's have been living in castles for generations. In which castle is Downton Abbey set?
    • A. 

      Warwick Castle

    • B. 

      Highclere Castle

    • C. 

      York Castle

    • D. 

      Belvior Castle

  • 11. 
    FILM & TVSuave, sophisticated, handsome & brave are just some of the terms people attribute to all British males. One such British male is James Bond. How many official (Eon produced) James Bond films have there been to date?
    • A. 

      21

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      27

  • 12. 
    FILM & TVBritish writer Hesketh Pearson once noted 'Our true patron saint is not St George but John Falstaff... we are the most civilised people in the world, the reason being that we are the most humorous people in the world'. In Monty Python's Life of Brian, Reg was the leader of which political organisation?
    • A. 

      Judean Popular People's Front

    • B. 

      Popular Front of Judea

    • C. 

      Judean People's Front

    • D. 

      People's Front of Judea

  • 13. 
    THE ROYAL FAMILYOn 22nd July 2013, the birth of Prince George was met with a collective shrug across the British Isles. How much did George weigh at birth?
    • A. 

      8lbs

    • B. 

      8lbs 3oz

    • C. 

      8lbs 6oz

    • D. 

      8lbs 9oz

  • 14. 
    THE ROYAL FAMILYThere's no better example of the famous British sense of fair play than having an arbitrary, unelected family reign over the land and its colonies. But how long did Queen Victoria reign over Great Britain and its territories?
    • A. 

      63 years and 7 months

    • B. 

      65 years and 3 months

    • C. 

      67 years and 8 months

    • D. 

      69 years and 1 month

  • 15. 
    THE ROYAL FAMILYNotorious suffragette King Henry VIII of England famously had 6 wives. Who was the first?
    • A. 

      Anne Boleyn

    • B. 

      Catherine Parr

    • C. 

      Anne of Cleeves

    • D. 

      Catherine of Aragon

  • 16. 
    THE ROYAL FAMILYIn 2012, Queen Elizabeth II became only the second British monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. A particular highlight of the celebrations was the 670-boat flotilla that took over The River Thames on a rainy Sunday in June. As the royal convoy passed through Waterloo Bridge, the British National Theatre performed a montage from which of its notable productions?
    • A. 

      War Horse

    • B. 

      Henry V

    • C. 

      Frankenstein

    • D. 

      Treasure Island

  • 17. 
    HISTORYThose ungrateful Scots have a referrendum next month on whether they should stay part of Great Britain or go it alone. In which year did James VI of Scotland pass the Union of Crowns that granted him monarchy of both England and Scotland, that laid the foundations for 1707's Act of Union?
    • A. 

      1495

    • B. 

      1571

    • C. 

      1603

    • D. 

      1678

  • 18. 
    HISTORYThe British invented the majority of things we now take for granted, including the telephone, fresh air, and hands. One such invention is penicillin. Who invented penicillin in 1928?
    • A. 

      Alexander Watt

    • B. 

      Max Born

    • C. 

      John Dalton

    • D. 

      Alexander Fleming

  • 19. 
    HISTORYAs you are no doubt aware, modern America would not even be in existence had it not been for the British. The Mayflower set sail to America on 6th September 1620 from which English port?
    • A. 

      Southampton

    • B. 

      Portsmouth

    • C. 

      Plymouth

    • D. 

      Felixtowe

  • 20. 
    HISTORYThe British Empire is the most extensive empire to have ever been in existence and in 1922 covered 25% of the Earth's total land area. In 1879, a small contingent of British soldiers defended a mission station in which South African town, in a battle that was later immortalised in the 1964 film Zulu?
    • A. 

      Spion Kop

    • B. 

      Rorke's Drift

    • C. 

      Isandlwana

    • D. 

      Mafeking

  • 21. 
    Art & LiteratureFrom Dickens to Tolkien to that women that wrote Fifty Shades of Grey, Britain is responsible for producing more famous authors than it has dentists. Which George Orwell book features characters called Napoleon, Old Major, and Boxer?
    • A. 

      1984

    • B. 

      Animal Farm

    • C. 

      Down and out in Paris and London

    • D. 

      Homage to Catalonia

  • 22. 
    Art & LiteratureBriton's have long since had drinking problems, as was documented in the 1751 painting 'Gin Lane' by which Georgian artist?
    • A. 

      Thomas Gainsborough

    • B. 

      JMW Turner

    • C. 

      John Constable

    • D. 

      William Hogarth

  • 23. 
    Art & LiteratureWhen he wasn't writing The Jungle Book, receiving a Nobel Prize in Literature or contributing ideas to the formation of the Boy Scout movement, English writer Rudyard Kipling turned his hand to poetry. Complete the last few lines of his most famous poem:If you can fill the unforgiving minuteWith sixty seconds' worth of distance run,Yours is the earth and everything that's in it...
    • A. 

      And-which is more-you can lie back and think of England!

    • B. 

      And-which is more-you'll find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry!

    • C. 

      And-which is more-you'll be a Man my son!

    • D. 

      And-which is more-you will compare thee to a summer's day!

  • 24. 
    Art & LiteratureConscious that generations of schoolchildren around the world would have nothing else to study in English Literature lessons, William Shakespeare wrote 40 plays and 154 sonnets during his lifetime. From which Shakespeare comedy does the immortal line 'Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them' come from?
    • A. 

      Merchant of Venice

    • B. 

      A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • C. 

      As You Like It

    • D. 

      Twelfth Night