How Well You Know About River Thames? Trivia Quiz

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How Well You Know About River Thames? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    At which point does the Thames stop being tidal, also marking the boundary of the Port of London Authority's jurisdiction?
    • A. 

      Hammersmith

    • B. 

      Twickenham

    • C. 

      Teddington

    • D. 

      Richmond

  • 2. 
    What is the traditional name for the part of the Thames between London Bridge and Rotherhithe?
    • A. 

      Maw of London

    • B. 

      Charybdis of London

    • C. 

      Torrent of London

    • D. 

      Pool of London

  • 3. 
    Where is the starting line for the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race?
    • A. 

      Putney Bridge

    • B. 

      Gravesend

    • C. 

      Hammersmith Bridge

    • D. 

      London Bridge

  • 4. 
    Which of these towns/cities is not on the River Thames?
    • A. 

      Reading

    • B. 

      Oxford

    • C. 

      Maidenhead

    • D. 

      Aldershot

  • 5. 
    The Thames is the second-longest river in the UK. Which is the longest?
    • A. 

      Humber

    • B. 

      Trent

    • C. 

      Severn

    • D. 

      Great Ouse

  • 6. 
    In which year was the Thames Barrier officially opened (or should that be closed?)?
    • A. 

      1964

    • B. 

      1974

    • C. 

      1984

    • D. 

      1994

  • 7. 
    Which famous landmark was built on Thorney Island (now reclaimed and part of 'mainland' London)?
    • A. 

      Westminster Abbey

    • B. 

      Southwark Cathedral

    • C. 

      Tower of London

    • D. 

      County Hall

  • 8. 
    Land levels have changed since ancient times, and the Thames was once a tributary of which European river?
    • A. 

      Elba

    • B. 

      Rhine

    • C. 

      Danube

    • D. 

      Seine

  • 9. 
    Which species of mammal made nationwide headlines after swimming up the Thames as far as Chelsea in 2006?
    • A. 

      Bottle-nosed whale

    • B. 

      Porpoise

    • C. 

      Manatee

    • D. 

      Blue whale

  • 10. 
    In which year did the Thames completely freeze over in central London for the final time, allowing a 'frost fair' to take place on its frozen surface?
    • A. 

      1666

    • B. 

      1991

    • C. 

      1900

    • D. 

      1814