British Slang Trivia: MCQ Quiz!

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British Slang Trivia: MCQ Quiz!

Have you ever heard of British slang? British slang is English language slang that is commonly used in modern language. Sometimes it relates to a particular class or group. The slang language is continually evolving, which makes it challenging to keep pace with, and not only does British slang have its own set of words, but they also have different spellings. This quiz will be the center of your attention when you discover all the different British slang.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The family welcomed a "pigeon pair."
    • A. 

      Elderly birdwatchers, who often stay with families in the country.

    • B. 

      Boy and girl twins.

    • C. 

      A break in the routine.

    • D. 

      Foreign-exchange students.

  • 2. 
    She sought work as an "agony aunt."
    • A. 

      Advice columnist.

    • B. 

      Temporary secretary.

    • C. 

      Midwife.

    • D. 

      Helpline operator.

  • 3. 
    He called the movie's plot "codswallop."
    • A. 

      Confusing.

    • B. 

      Overly long.

    • C. 

      Nonsense.

    • D. 

      Derivative.

  • 4. 
    The tourist arrived in London for the Games only to realize he'd forgotten to pack "pants."
    • A. 

      Trousers made of wool.

    • B. 

      Tennis shoes.

    • C. 

      Floss.

    • D. 

      Underwear.

  • 5. 
    Rhyming slang: "Adam and Eve."
    • A. 

      Sleeve.

    • B. 

      Believe.

    • C. 

      Weave (as in wig).

    • D. 

      Deceive.

  • 6. 
    Would you care for "a cuppa"?
    • A. 

      A couple of cookies.

    • B. 

      A second helping.

    • C. 

      A look at the wine list.

    • D. 

      A cup of tea.

  • 7. 
    "On your bike!"
    • A. 

      Not on your life!

    • B. 

      Go away!

    • C. 

      You're kidding me!

    • D. 

      Absolutely!

  • 8. 
    She spotted him at a nearby "zebra crossing."
    • A. 

      Zoo.

    • B. 

      Popular nightclub.

    • C. 

      Crosswalk.

    • D. 

      Starbucks.

  • 9. 
    The Olympic runner was "pipped at the post."
    • A. 

      Hung over the day after his victory.

    • B. 

      Excited to be at the Games.

    • C. 

      Disqualified right before the race.

    • D. 

      Just beaten in the race.

  • 10. 
    Rhyming slang: "German beer."
    • A. 

      Fear.

    • B. 

      Engineer.

    • C. 

      All clear.

    • D. 

      Near.

  • 11. 
    The restaurant was known for its "afters."
    • A. 

      Desserts.

    • B. 

      Late-night crowds.

    • C. 

      Customer service.

    • D. 

      Coffee.

  • 12. 
    "Bob's your uncle."
    • A. 

      How embarrassing

    • B. 

      There you have it.

    • C. 

      The game is afoot.

    • D. 

      The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

  • 13. 
    She hoped to find an "eiderdown" at Ikea that she liked.
    • A. 

      Armoire.

    • B. 

      Living-room set.

    • C. 

      Floor lamp.

    • D. 

      Comforter.

  • 14. 
    The whole evening was a "rum do."
    • A. 

      Wild party.

    • B. 

      Confusing incident.

    • C. 

      Well-planned outing.

    • D. 

      Expensive.

  • 15. 
    The building was "scheduled."
    • A. 

      Zoned for commercial usage.

    • B. 

      Scheduled for demolition.

    • C. 

      Designated as historic.

    • D. 

      Government built and operated.

  • 16. 
    Rhyming slang: "Apples and pears."
    • A. 

      Who cares?

    • B. 

      Bus fares.

    • C. 

      Wares.

    • D. 

      Stairs.

  • 17. 
    He hoped there would be a "pillar box" on the next block.
    • A. 

      Pub known for its hearty fare.

    • B. 

      Mailbox.

    • C. 

      Public restroom.

    • D. 

      Entrance to the subway.

  • 18. 
    It was her goal to one day see the "merry dancers."
    • A. 

      A show on Broadway.

    • B. 

      Pamplona's annual running of the bulls.

    • C. 

      Northern lights.

    • D. 

      The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

  • 19. 
    He could hear the "tip lorry" approaching.
    • A. 

      Express bus.

    • B. 

      Thunderstorm.

    • C. 

      Helicopter.

    • D. 

      Dump truck.

  • 20. 
    The British call fries "chips." What do they call chips?  
    • A. 

      Biscuits.

    • B. 

      Jolly canoes.

    • C. 

      Crisps.

    • D. 

      Fry snacks.

  • 21. 
    It's a big year for Britain, and not just because of the Olympics. Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this year. How many years has she been on the throne?
    • A. 

      50.

    • B. 

      55.

    • C. 

      60.

    • D. 

      75.

  • 22. 
    What are the Olympic mascots' names?
    • A. 

      Sherlock and Shropshire.

    • B. 

      Wenlock and Mandeville.

    • C. 

      Liddell and Abrahams.

    • D. 

      Neville and Malory.

  • 23. 
    What are the mascots named after?
    • A. 

      The main characters in "Chariots of Fire."

    • B. 

      An inventor and a legendary coach.

    • C. 

      A village and a hospital.

    • D. 

      Politicians who helped London get named as an Olympic location.

  • 24. 
    Visitors from around the world soon will be swarming London's streets, and it doesn't take many clues to deduce that some will be fans of Sherlock Holmes. To what address will they flock to take a photo of the fictional detective's lodgings?
    • A. 

      84 Charing Cross Road.

    • B. 

      10 Downing Street.

    • C. 

      127A Russell Street.

    • D. 

      221B Baker Street.

  • 25. 
    The London Aquatics Centre, which will house the Olympic swimming and diving events, is said to look like what animal?
    • A. 

      A stingray.

    • B. 

      An oyster.

    • C. 

      A beluga whale.

    • D. 

      A hammerhead shark.

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