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The Great Britain Quiz

How British do you think you are? Well try this quiz to see . . . 15 Questions.

 
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1

What year did women in the UK gain the right to divorce their husband?

  • 1945
  • 1810
  • 1901
  • 1857

2

What is the most common street name in Britain?

  • First Street
  • High Street
  • Main Street
  • Station Road

3

Which tribal leader fought against the Roman conquest of Britain?

  • Hadrian
  • Boudicca
  • King Canute
  • Churchill

4

Which king defeated the Vikings at the end of the 9th Century?

  • King Alfred the Great
  • King Canute
  • King William
  • King John

5

Which British university has more students than any other?

  • The University of Manchester
  • The Open University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • The University of Nottingham

6

What is the route of the longest motorway in Britain, the M6?

  • Rugby to Carlisle
  • London to Pont Abraham
  • London to Leeds
  • Liverpool to Humberside

7

A rare example of a word that rhymes with orange, the Blorenge is a what?

  • River in Scotland
  • Forest in England
  • Mountain in Wales
  • None of the above

8

Which of the wives of King Henry VIII was married to him the longest?

  • Jane Seymour
  • Catherine Parr
  • Anne of Cleves
  • Catherine of Aragon

9

Under the feudal system, what were people who worked the land called?

  • Troglodytes
  • Yeomen
  • Serfs
  • Slaves

10

How many years did Queen Victoria reign?

  • 57 Years
  • 63 Years
  • 65 Years
  • 72 Years

11

When did the English first impose English laws on Wales and the Welsh?

  • The first half of the 16th century
  • The second half of the 16th century
  • The first half of the 15th century
  • The last half of the 15th century

12

Which kinds of skilled workers did not come to England in large numbers from Europe in the Middle Ages?

  • Canal builders
  • Weavers
  • Carpenters
  • Engineers

13

In which year did India claim independence from Britain?

  • 1939
  • 1935
  • 1942
  • 1947

14

Which of the following British Prime Ministers were appointed under Edward VII?

  • Archibald Primrose
  • Arthur Balfour
  • Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • William Ewart Gladstone

15

Which British Prime Minister was the first from the Tory party?

  • John Stuart
  • Thomas Pelham-Holles
  • Frederick North
  • George Grenville

 

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