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  • 1. 

    This quiz is limited in scope to include only England & the English. Who exactly are the English. Check all that apply.

    • A.

      The English live in 'England'.

    • B.

      England and the 'UK' or 'United Kingdom' mean one and the same

    • C.

      Because England is an island it may also be referred to as the 'English Isles'.

    • D.

      'England' and 'Great Britian' may be used interchangably

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The English live in 'England'.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the English live in 'England'. This is because England is the country where the English people reside. The other statements are incorrect. While England is part of the UK or United Kingdom, they are not the same thing. The term 'English Isles' is not commonly used to refer to England, and 'England' and 'Great Britain' are not interchangeable as Great Britain includes Scotland and Wales as well. Therefore, the only correct statement is that the English live in 'England'.

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  • 2. 

    England's borders include: Check all that apply.

    • A.

      The Celtic Sea; The Irish Sea; The Bristol Channel

    • B.

      Land borders with Scotland & Wales

    • C.

      The North Sea; The English Channel

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The Celtic Sea; The Irish Sea; The Bristol Channel
    B. Land borders with Scotland & Wales
    C. The North Sea; The English Channel
    Explanation
    All definitions of 'England' read about the same and why shouldn't they. Rather than try to re-word the distinctions here I have taken the following from The Free Dictionary By Farlex http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/England
    England: The largest and most populous portion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.... It is bounded by Wales and the Irish Sea on the west and Scotland on the north. The English Channel, the Strait of Dover, and the North Sea separate it from the continent of Europe. The Isle of Wight, off the southern mainland in the English Channel, and the Scilly Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean off the southwestern tip of the mainland, are considered part of England.

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  • 3. 

    The current Prince of Wales is Charles Phillip Arthur George, born 14 November 1948. Thus he beat an important deadline. Prince Charles may, assuming compliance with two contingencies, take on the crown of Wales, thereby becoming the first Prince of Wales (Tywysog Cymru) to do so since 1713.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The governments of the United Kingdom and of Wales almost invariably define Wales as a country. The Welsh Assembly Government says: "Wales is not a Principality. Although we are joined with England by land, and we are part of Great Britain, Wales is a country in its own right. The title Prince of Wales is still conferred on the heir apparent to the British throne, currently Prince Charles. However the Prince of Wales has no constitutional role in modern Wales. According to the Welsh Assembly Government: "Our Prince of Wales at the moment is Prince Charles, who is the present heir to the throne. But he does not have a role in the governance of Wales, even though his title might suggest that he does.

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  • 4. 

    So, if Charles is the current Prince of Wales, it follows that his wife Carmilla is the Princess of Wales.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Currently there is no one holding this title.
    Although one must assume Carmilla did, in fact, assume the title upon her marriage to Phillip, she is obliged not to use the title in honour of the late Diana Princess of Wales.

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  • 5. 

    Which statement is true? Select one.

    • A.

      The Capital of the United Kingdom is England

    • B.

      The Capital of England is London

    • C.

      Both of the above are true

    Correct Answer
    C. Both of the above are true
    Explanation
    Both statements are true because the capital of the United Kingdom is indeed England, and within England, the capital city is London. Therefore, both statements accurately represent the relationship between the United Kingdom, England, and its capital city.

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  • 6. 

    So what, if any title might properly be applied to Carmilla? Select only one answer.

    • A.

      Duchess of Cornwall & Countess of Chester

    • B.

      Dutchess of Rothesay

    • C.

      Both Dutchess of Cornwall, Countess of Chester, as well as Dutchess of Rothesay

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both Dutchess of Cornwall, Countess of Chester, as well as Dutchess of Rothesay
  • 7. 

    GMT which originated in England might also be called 'Zulu Time'.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    GMT, which stands for Greenwich Mean Time, was established in England and is used as a standard time reference for the entire world. It is also commonly referred to as "Zulu Time" in military and aviation contexts. Therefore, the statement that GMT, which originated in England, might also be called "Zulu Time" is true.

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  • 8. 

    What is the official, 'Formal' title of the UK?

    • A.

      The United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland

    • B.

      The United Kingdom of Great Britian, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales

    • C.

      The United Kingdom

    • D.

      Great Britain

    Correct Answer
    A. The United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland
    Explanation
    The official, 'Formal' title of the UK is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This is the correct answer because it accurately reflects the full name of the country, including all its constituent parts.

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  • 9. 

    It's quite common in England to use Fahrenheit when referring to summer temperatures and Celsius when complaining about frigid winter conditions. This is because 90 degrees Fahrenheit sounds hotter than 32.2 degrees Celsius, conversely 0 degrees Celsius sounds colder by far than 32 degrees Fahrenheit. True or False?  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Newspapers get many complaints from readers some of whom feel the practice puts them in mind of the Americans who hang on to Fahrenheit when all the world had changed over.

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  • 10. 

    England is the largest island of the UK. Which is the truest statement?

    • A.

      England contains 84% of the population of the UK & The English language originated in England

    • B.

      England contains 56% of the population of the UK & all British peoples are offically English.

    • C.

      The only country included in the UK that hasn't its own Parlament or National Assembly is Wales.

    • D.

      The English Tip their Food Servers at a higher rate than tourists from the US who are nortoriously mean tippers.

    Correct Answer
    A. England contains 84% of the population of the UK & The English language originated in England
    Explanation
    England contains 84% of the population of the UK, meaning that the majority of the UK's population resides in England. Additionally, the English language originated in England, which further establishes England's significance in terms of population and cultural influence.

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  • 11. 

    There are many Anglophiles. Most countries in the UK are English wannabies. Point of fact is it's almost insulting to refer to a person as a 'Scot' rather than an 'Englishman'. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Most Scots, Welsh, & Irish are fierce Nationalists

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  • 12. 

    The Le tunnel sous la Manche or Chunnel runs from: Pick the correct answer. 

    • A.

      London & Calais

    • B.

      Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais to Folkstone, Kent

    • C.

      Calais & Dover

    • D.

      Dover to the Sangatte Refugee Camp

    Correct Answer
    B. Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais to Folkstone, Kent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais to Folkstone, Kent. The Chunnel, also known as the tunnel under the English Channel, connects the city of Coquelles in Pas-de-Calais, France, to Folkstone in Kent, England. It is a 31.35-mile long tunnel that allows trains to travel between the two countries.

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  • 13. 

    Saint Patrick was born a Roman in Banna Venta Berniae which was located in England. True or False

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Banna Venta Berniae was in present day Cumbria

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  • 14. 

    What is the highest mountain peak in England?

    • A.

      Warden Hill at 371 feet or 113 metres

    • B.

      Ben Nevis at 4,409 feet or 1,344 metres

    • C.

      Mt Snowdon at 3,560 feet or 1,085 metres

    • D.

      Scafell Pike at 3,209 feet or 978 metres

    Correct Answer
    D. Scafell Pike at 3,209 feet or 978 metres
    Explanation
    Scafell Pike is in the Lake District
    Mt Snowdon is in Wales.
    Ben Nevis is in Scotland

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  • 15. 

    University of Cambridge is in Cambridge The University of Oxford is in Oxford Eaton College is in Eaton True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Eaton College is in Windsor, Berkshire

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