General Knowledge Of London England I

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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

    Correct Answer
    D. Thames
    Explanation
    The Thames is the most famous of London's rivers. It is internationally recognized and has played a significant role in the history and culture of the city. The river flows through the heart of London, passing iconic landmarks such as the Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye. It has been a source of inspiration for countless artists, writers, and musicians, and is a popular tourist attraction. The Thames also has a rich maritime history and has been a vital trade route for centuries.

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  • 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'

    Correct Answer
    C. Severn
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Severn. The question asks for the longest river entirely within the UK, and out of the given options, the Severn is the longest. The Thames and Mersey rivers also flow through parts of England, but they extend beyond the borders of the UK. Tims' is not a recognized river, so it is not a valid option. Therefore, the Severn is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Which is the longest river in the British Isles?

    • A.

      Mersey

    • B.

      Shannon

    • C.

      Thames

    • D.

      Severn

    Correct Answer
    B. Shannon
    Explanation
    The Shannon is the longest river in the British Isles. It flows through Ireland and is approximately 360.5 kilometers long. The other options, Mersey, Thames, and Severn, are also rivers in the British Isles, but they are not as long as the Shannon.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. It's not
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It's not." This means that the White Tower of London is not whitewashed at all.

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  • 5. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that most Londoners would agree that the Swiss Bank is in a difficult or problematic situation. This implies that there are issues or challenges faced by the Swiss Bank that are widely recognized and acknowledged by Londoners. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct as it aligns with the given statement.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Samuel Johnson
    Explanation
    In this passage, James Boswell is quoting someone who said, "Why yes, Sir, but I have had cats whom I liked better than this;" and then added, "but he is a very fine cat, a very fine cat indeed." Based on the given information, the correct answer is Samuel Johnson.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Samuel Johnson
    Explanation
    In his most famous biography, James Boswell quoted Samuel Johnson when he made the statement, "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." This suggests that Boswell was quoting Johnson's perspective on London and its significance, emphasizing that London offers everything that life has to offer and that intellectuals find it difficult to leave the city.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
    Explanation
    The given quote does not mention the name of the person being quoted. It simply states that the best way to see London is from the top of a bus. Therefore, the correct answer is neither James Boswell nor Samuel Johnson.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. 84 Charing Cross Road
    Explanation
    Frank Doel was employed at 84 Charing Cross Road.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A film short starring Tweetie & Sylvester set in the Broken Arms
    Explanation
    "Canary Row" is a film short starring Tweetie & Sylvester set in the Broken Arms.

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