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British Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Who is Great Britain’s head of state?
    • A. 

      Princess Fiona I.

    • B. 

      Lord Farquard III.

    • C. 

      King Brian IV.

    • D. 

      Queen Elisabeth II.

  • 2. 
    Which of these countries does not belong to Great Britain?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Republic of Ireland

    • C. 

      Northern Ireland

    • D. 

      Wales

  • 3. 
    What’s the name of the London underground train?
    • A. 

      The Bus

    • B. 

      The Ship

    • C. 

      The Metro

    • D. 

      The Tube

  • 4. 
    Which bridge in London can be opened?
    • A. 

      London Bridge

    • B. 

      Millenium Bridge

    • C. 

      Tower Bridge

    • D. 

      Westminster Bridge

  • 5. 
    What’s the name of the British flag?
    • A. 

      Maple Leaf

    • B. 

      Stars and Stripes

    • C. 

      Union Jack

    • D. 

      Tricolour

  • 6. 
    What are the guards in the Tower of London called?
    • A. 

      Castle Guards

    • B. 

      Beefeaters

    • C. 

      Teadrinkers

    • D. 

      Tower Guards

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not traditionally a part of a full English breakfast?
    • A. 

      Bacon

    • B. 

      Eggs

    • C. 

      Sausages

    • D. 

      Pancakes

  • 8. 
    What is the Grand  National?
    • A. 

      A Tennis Championship

    • B. 

      A Football Cup Tournament

    • C. 

      A Horse Race

    • D. 

      A Motor Race

  • 9. 
    Christmas presents are opened on  
    • A. 

      Boxing Day

    • B. 

      New Year's Eve

    • C. 

      Christmas Day

    • D. 

      Christmas Eve

  • 10. 
    Does the British government have a written consitution?
    • A. 

      Yes, of course

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

  • 11. 
    Queen Elizabeth II is the 40th monarch since William the Conqueror. When did William the Conqueror obtain the Crown of England?
    • A. 

      1066

    • B. 

      1068

    • C. 

      1073

    • D. 

      1081

  • 12. 
    The 31st of October celebrates
    • A. 

      Valentine's Day

    • B. 

      Guy Fawke's Day

    • C. 

      Halloween

    • D. 

      Hogmanay

  • 13. 
    The Notting Hill Carnival is held in
    • A. 

      Liverpool

    • B. 

      Manchester

    • C. 

      Edinburgh

    • D. 

      London

  • 14. 
    Which ONE of the following is true:
    • A. 

      25% of all ethnic minority people live in London

    • B. 

      35% of all ethnic minority people live in London

    • C. 

      45% of all ethnic minority people live in London

    • D. 

      55% of all ethnic minority people live in London

  • 15. 
    The easiest, politest and most English way to start a conversation with someone you don't know is to
    • A. 

      Talk about the weather

    • B. 

      Say, 'hi, my name's x, how do you do?'

    • C. 

      Recommend a good fish and chip take away place

    • D. 

      Nod and smile and hope they come over

  • 16. 
    What is the polite upper-class way of saying toilet?
    • A. 

      Loo

    • B. 

      Little girl's room/ little boy's room

    • C. 

      Lav

    • D. 

      Bog

  • 17. 
    If you want someone to move out of your way, what is the most common way to ask?
    • A. 

      Pardon

    • B. 

      Excuse me

    • C. 

      Move!

    • D. 

      Please could you move?

  • 18. 
    Choose the correct English saying:
    • A. 

      It's raining axes

    • B. 

      It's raining frogs

    • C. 

      It's raining cats and dogs

    • D. 

      It's raining tea

  • 19. 
    Who wrote Hamlet and Julius Caesar?
    • A. 

      William Shakespeare

    • B. 

      John Grisham

    • C. 

      John Tyndale

    • D. 

      Walter Raleigh

  • 20. 
    The Magna Carta established the English tradition that the monarch is limited to the laws of the land.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What is the capital of Scotland ?
    • A. 

      Edinburgh

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Glasgow

    • D. 

      Dublin

  • 22. 
    What animals are on the England crest ?  (often seen on tracksuits and football teams !)
    • A. 

      A lion and a unicorn

    • B. 

      Two bulldogs

    • C. 

      Three lions

    • D. 

      Four horses

  • 23. 
    What is Prince Charles' official title ?
    • A. 

      Prince of Ears

    • B. 

      Prince of Wales

    • C. 

      Prince of London

    • D. 

      Queen's son

  • 24. 
    What is the family name of the Royal family ?
    • A. 

      Spencer

    • B. 

      Windsor

    • C. 

      Thatcher

    • D. 

      Middleton

  • 25. 
    Which two footballteams are from the same city?
    • A. 

      Leeds and West Ham

    • B. 

      Manchester United and Wigan

    • C. 

      Liverpool and Everton

    • D. 

      Newcastle and Bolton

  • 26. 
    Which Swede was headmanager of Englands national team?
    • A. 

      Glenn Hysen

    • B. 

      Tord Grip

    • C. 

      Tommy Svensson

    • D. 

      Sven-Göran Eriksson

  • 27. 
    You are staying with a British family and their dog sits on you, gives you his paw and licks you.  You say
    • A. 

      Isn't he sweet?

    • B. 

      Help! Get me out of here!

    • C. 

      Why don't you put him on the balcony?

  • 28. 
    You are standing at a bus stop on a sunny morning in Britain.  Another person who is waiting says, "Lovely weather, isn't it?"  You reply
    • A. 

      No, I think it's cold.

    • B. 

      Yes, it is.

    • C. 

      I think it's going to rain.

    • D. 

      Whatever.

  • 29. 
    Which king/queen has served the longest?
    • A. 

      Elizabeth I

    • B. 

      Victoria

    • C. 

      Elizabeth II

    • D. 

      James I

  • 30. 
    How do you spell the word color (American English spelling) in Great Britain?
    • A. 

      Colohr

    • B. 

      Coleur

    • C. 

      Colour

    • D. 

      Colore

  • 31. 
    What is the name of the Prince of Wales' oldest son?
    • A. 

      William

    • B. 

      Charles

    • C. 

      Harry

    • D. 

      David

  • 32. 
    What animal is the fur originated from that makes up the tall hats worn by foot guards?
    • A. 

      Racoon

    • B. 

      Panther

    • C. 

      Lion

    • D. 

      Bear

    • E. 

      Horse

  • 33. 
    What is the national anthem of Great Britain?
    • A. 

      Star-Spangled Banner

    • B. 

      God Save the Queen

    • C. 

      London Calling

    • D. 

      Land of Hope and Glory

  • 34. 
    The Lake Loch Ness is in Wales
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    What is the highest mountain in Britain?
    • A. 

      Snowdon

    • B. 

      Ben Nevis

    • C. 

      Scafell Pike

    • D. 

      Rocky Mountain