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When did women get the right to vote at the same age as men? A. 1918 B. 1928 c. 1938 D. 1948B. 1928
Who supported King Charles I during the Civil War?Cavaliers
Racial crime and smoking in public places are examples of: A. Civil offences or B. Criminal offencesB. Criminal Offences
Who developed the radar?Sir Robert Watson-Watt
Where is the official home of the Prime Minister?10 Downing Street
Which territory is not part of Great Britain? A. England B. Northern Ireland C. Scotland D. WalesB. Northern Ireland
As a British citizen, which of the below is one of your responsibilities? A. To respect and obey the law B. To walk your dog only during the day C. To go to church on a Sunday D. To look after yourself and your familyA. To respect and obey the law
Which of the following records gives us information about England during the reign of William I? A. The Magna Carta B. The Canterbury Tales C. The Domesday BookC. The Domesday Book
Which of these political parties was part of a coalition government in 2010? A. The Liberal Democrats Party B. The Green Party C. The Labour PartyA. The Liberal Democrats Party
How often are general elections held in the UK?Every 5 years
What charity works to preserve important buildings, coastline and countryside in the UK?The National Trust
What sort of event is the Grand National?Horse Racing
0131 is the dialling code of which City in the UK?Edinburgh
'God Save the Queen' is the oldest National Anthem that is still in use today. What year was it first performed? 1745, 1845 or 1945?1745
A fizzy drink popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s was called ‘Dandelion and ……. ‘?Burdock
A modern version of the Scottish speciality dish called haggis can be ordered in fancy restaurants under the title of 'Flying Scotsman'. What is this dish?Chicken breast stuffed with haggis
Alphabetically, which is the last County?Worcestershire
Are the Channel Islands a part of the United Kingdom?No
At what age did Horatio Nelson join the Royal Navy?12
Before becoming an actress, what did Julie Walters originally train to be?A Nurse
Bethlehem is not only a town in Israel, but is also a tiny farming village in which Welsh county?Carmarthenshire
By law, which TWO types of media have to give a balanced coverage of all political parties and equal time to rival viewpoints before an election?TV and Radio
Deadly Nightshade is related to which vegetable?Potato
Depending where you are in the UK, you'll need to ask for a roll, bap, barm cake, bun, buttery or even a stottie cake. So where in the UK would you be if you order a cob?West Midlands
During the reign of Charles II parts of London were destroyed, what was the cause of this destruction?A Fire
How did Charles I die?Execution (beheading)
How many assassination attempts did Queen Victoria survive?Seven
How many grandchildren did Queen Victoria (1819-1901) have?42
How many of the 30 'Carry On' Films did Barbara Windsor appear in?9
In 1913, the British government promised ‘Home Rule’ for Ireland, why were any changes in Ireland delayed until 1921?Due to the outbreak of the First World War
In 2002, why did MP's sign a motion to bring cats into the Houses of Parliament?To deal with the growing problem of mice
In 2003 a traffic warden issued 101 tickets in 1 day. Why did all 101 tickets get cancelled?It was May Day Bank Holiday (Free Parking)
In Britain, were infant mortality rates higher in 1800 or 1900?1900
In Gaelic, Whiskey is known as Uisge Beatha (ish-key Byah-ha). What does Uisge Beatha mean?Water of Life
In her life-time, how long does the average British Woman spend looking in the mirror?Two Years
In pop, who was the king of the wild frontier?Adam Ant
In which year did Celtic FC first have numbers on the back of their shirts?1994
Is it only the male or only the female wasp that stings?Female
Laila Morse who plays Mo Harris in EastEnders is the elder sister to which English Actor and Filmmaker?Gary Oldham
On which river is the city of Liverpool located?Mersey
One American State still has the Union Jack as part of its state flag – which is it?Hawaii
Queen Anne (1665-1714) had 17 children but how many of them died before she did?All of them
Scouse is a popular stew made up of cheap cuts of meat and as many potatoes as possible. What would it mean to eat 'blind scouse'?No Meat
The Angel of the North was completed in 1998 and designed by which sculptor?Anthony Gormley
The last horse-drawn bus ran in London on 25 October 1911. True or False?True
The phrase 'Girl Power' is often associated with which 1990's girl band?The Spice Girls
The Slaughter, Heel and Station Stones can be found where in Britain?Stonehenge
The worker bee is widely used as a symbol of which British City?Manchester
The world’s oldest surviving working clock is in which British cathedral?Salisbury Cathedral
There are 15 national parks in England, Wales and Scotland. What are national parks?Areas of protected countryside
Traditionally found in the industrial north, Pease Pudding is made by simmering a muslin bag of split peas in a stockpot of ham. But why is the southern town of Pease Pottage named after this dish?For providing pease pudding to convicts being transported to the South Coast
True or False: Great Britain refers only to England, Wales and Scotland?True
True or False: Northern Ireland has its own established church?False
True or False: Scotland and Wales use a system called ‘individual registration’ where all those entitled to vote must complete their own registration form?False
True or False: Scotland has its own banknotes, which are valid everywhere in the UK?True
True or False? By 1949, it was estimated that 81% of men and 39% of women in the UK were smokers?True
True or False? Sherlock Holmes never said 'Elementary, my dear Watson' in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Novels?True
Wales has a population of just over 3 million people, what population of sheep does Wales have?Approx. 9 million
What are Natives of Leeds known as?Loiners
What battle is commemorated in the Bayeux Tapestry?The Battle of Hastings
What breed of dog has to be delivered by Caesarean section, as their large heads mean that they can get stuck in the birth canal?Bulldog
What inspired 3-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Chris Hoy to start cycling?The 1982 Film, E.T
What is inside a ‘Welsh Cake’?Dried Fruit
What is the most popular month to get married?August
What is the only team from outside Scotland that plays in the Scottish Professional Football League?Berwick Rangers FC
What percentage of Welsh can speak in their Native Tongue?0.21
What pet did super-nurse Florence Nightingale always travel with?Owl
What plant was originally known as the love apple?Tomato
What type of character was played by Charlie Chaplin? A. A Tramp B. A Superhero C. A Scientific Genious D. A BanditA. A Tramp
What type of literature are the Canterbury Tales?Poems
What was Liverpool John Lennon Airport previously known as?Speke Airport
What was the last battle between Great Britain and France?The Battle of Waterloo
What was the occupation of Leicester-based, Henry Walker who served his first cooked sliced potato in 1945 and founded Walkers Crisps in 1948?Butcher
When he left school, the headmaster of Which English Billionaire told him 'I predict you will either go to prison on become a Millionaire'?Sir Richard Branson
When is Christmas Day?25 December
Where is Swansea located?Wales
Where is the oldest Mormon congregation in the World?Preston
Which band member from the British rock band, The Who, was the first person in rock n' roll history to smash an instrument on stage during a live show?Pete Townsend
Which chocolate biscuit was the first to be advertised b name rather than by the company that manufactured it?Penguin
Which City was the inaugural UK City of Culture in 2013?Derry / Londonderry
Which English King died at the age of 14?Edward VI
Which English King’s remains were discovered under a Leicester city centre car park?Richard III
Which flower is associated with Wales?Daffodil
Which king was executed in 1649?Charles I
Which of the following is a famous British Paralympian? A. Dame Kelly Holmes B. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson C. Jayne TorvillB. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
Which of these documents do you need to apply for a National Insurance number? A. A document with your address on it B. Documents that prove you have permission to work in the UK C. A contract from your employerB. Documents that prove you have permission to work in the UK
Which Prime Minister led Britain to victory in WW1?David Lloyd George
Which two houses form the UK Parliament?The House of Lords and The House of Commons
Who built the Tower of London?William the Conqueror
Who is the head of the Church of England?The Monarch
Who is the only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated?Spencer Perceval
Who made the first coins to be minted in Britain?The people of the Iron Age
Who sits on the Woolsack?Lord Chancellor
Who was Britain’s first Olympic Gold Medalist in a throwing event?Tessa Sanderson
Who was the only British prime minister to have spoken English as a second language?David Lloyd George
Who was the tribal leader who fought against the Romans?Boudica
Who was voted the greatest Briton of all time in 2002?Winston Churchill
Whom did Margaret Thatcher replace as the leader of the Tories?Edward Heath