General Knowledge Of London England I

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Common knowledge gained by years of touring London, Englands Great Capital


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  • 1. 
    Little room for argument here: Which is the most famous of London's rivers
    • A. 

      Mersey

    • B. 

      Severn

    • C. 

      Rhone

    • D. 

      Thames

  • 2. 
    At 354 K  or 220 Mi, which is the longest river entirely with the UK? When you get it wrong you'll call it a Trick Question
    • A. 

      Thames

    • B. 

      Mersey

    • C. 

      Severn

    • D. 

      Tims'

  • 3. 
    Which is the longest river in the British Isles?
    • A. 

      Mersey

    • B. 

      Shannon

    • C. 

      Thames

    • D. 

      Severn

  • 4. 
    How often is the White Tower of London whitewashed? 
    • A. 

      When it needs it as decided by the Queen

    • B. 

      It's not

    • C. 

      Every decade for Her Royal Majesty's' Anniversary

    • D. 

      It's touched up annually

  • 5. 
    Most Londoners would agree entirely with you if you said "The Swiss Bank is in a 'Pickle'."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    James Boswell, in what was arguably his most famous biography was quoting whom when he wrote: 'Why yes, Sir, but I have had cats whom I liked better than this;' and then as if perceiving Hodge to be out of countenance, adding, 'but he is a very fine cat, a very fine cat indeed.'
    • A. 

      Samuel Johnson

    • B. 

      James Boswell

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 7. 
    James Boswell, in what is arguably his most famous biography was quoting whom when he wrote: "Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
    • A. 

      James Boswell

    • B. 

      Samuel Johnson

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 8. 
    For a final quote; whom is being quoted here?: "Yes, gentlemen, the way to see London is from the top of a 'bus—from the top of a 'bus, gentlemen."
    • A. 

      James Boswell

    • B. 

      Samuel Johnson

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 9. 
    The actor who played Frank Doel went on to find even greater fame playing the role of a brain-eating genius. Where was Frank Doel employed. We are looking for the Name of the Film as well as the Physical Location of his place of employment.
    • A. 

      Escape From Bellview, Battersbey North West.

    • B. 

      84 Charing Cross Road

    • C. 

      Night of the Hunter, Canary Row

    • D. 

      Pottery Lane Brickyard, Notting Hill

  • 10. 
    'Canary Row' is the name of:
    • A. 

      A John Steinbeck novel set in Monterey California

    • B. 

      The re-developed Docklands of London~ the Isle of Dogs

    • C. 

      A film short starring Tweetie & Sylvester set in the Broken Arms

    • D. 

      None of the above

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