London's Skies

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Following the resumption of flights over London, this week's questions are all themed around the skies over the city.


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  • 1. 
    The first manned balloon flight in England, by Vincenzo Lunardi on 15 September 1784, took off from which London location?
    • A. 

      Greenwich Park

    • B. 

      The grounds of Buckingham House (now Palace)

    • C. 

      The artillery ground in Moorfields (now the Honourable Artillery Company)

    • D. 

      Primrose Hill

  • 2. 
    Who painted this sky-filled canvas of Westminster and Lambeth?
    • A. 

      Canaletto

    • B. 

      Constable

    • C. 

      Turner

    • D. 

      Hogarth

  • 3. 
    In what year did the Queen open the first passenger terminal at Heathrow Airport?
    • A. 

      1955

    • B. 

      1957

    • C. 

      1959

    • D. 

      1961

  • 4. 
    From where in London did A. V. Roe make the first powered flight in Britain by a British citizen in a British plane?
    • A. 

      Clapham Common

    • B. 

      Walthamstow Marsh

    • C. 

      The village of Heath Row

    • D. 

      Along the Thames

  • 5. 
    In the popular film Mary Poppins, how much money does it cost to acquire 'paper and strings' in order to go fly a kite?
    • A. 

      Tuppence

    • B. 

      Thruppence

    • C. 

      Half a crown

    • D. 

      Penny

  • 6. 
    The ring-necked parakeet is now a common sight (and sound) around the open spaces of south London, but from which film set are the original breeding colonies rumoured to have escaped?
    • A. 

      Doctor Doolittle

    • B. 

      Romancing the Stone

    • C. 

      African Queen

    • D. 

      The Third Man

  • 7. 
    Where in London can you currently find a statue of aviator Sir Keith Park?
    • A. 

      Leicester Square

    • B. 

      Trafalgar Square

    • C. 

      Poplar High Street

    • D. 

      Dulwich College

  • 8. 
    And where can you find a likeness of Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris?
    • A. 

      Third Plinth, Trafalgar Square

    • B. 

      Southern end of Whitehall

    • C. 

      Bank

    • D. 

      Eastern end of the Strand

  • 9. 
    What colour is the Meridian Laser, which shines out over north-east London from the Greenwich Observatory? 
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Orange

  • 10. 
    The London Air Ambulance is based at which London hospital?
    • A. 

      The Royal London Hospital

    • B. 

      The Horse Hospital

    • C. 

      Guy's Hospital

    • D. 

      Charing Cross Hospital