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British Canals Quiz.

There are nearly 90 canals in the United Kingdom, the barges and ships using these canals supplying cargo to many cities and towns. 8 Questions.

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The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is 127 miles long, a British Canal that links directly which two counties?

  • Yorkshire and Lancashire
  • Devon and Somerset
  • Hampshire and Wiltshire
  • Sussex and Kent

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The Grand Union Canal is 137 miles long like most British Canals it has many what to open and close?

  • Locks
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Turnstiles

Question 3 Photo

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is typical of many British Canals using what mode of transport for business and pleasure usage?

  • Yachts
  • Barges
  • Coracles
  • Trawlers

Question 4 Photo

The Grand Western Canal is only 11 miles long like most British Canals, what product was taken from cities and towns by barge to be used on farm land?

  • Human Waste
  • Coal
  • Ashes
  • Cooking Fat

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The Manchester Ship Canal is a British Canal designed to take big ships, it has the only swing what in the world?

  • Bridge
  • Aqueduct
  • Lock
  • Gatehouse

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The Thames and Severn Canal is a British Canal undergoing restoration in many areas, which two famous actors have helped in the past with this work?

  • Prunella Scales and Timothy West
  • Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal
  • Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith
  • Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

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The Cambridgeshire Lodes Canal system dates back to roman times, what area would this British Canal cover?

  • The New Forest
  • The Forest of Dean
  • The Fens
  • The Yorkshire Dales

Question 8 Photo

The Bridgewater Canal is the first true British Canal to carry what vital product to where it was needed?

  • Wax
  • Coal
  • Straw
  • Beer