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British Histography Quiz 10

Mixed history and geography from around the British Isles 12 Questions.

 
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In 1890 the first electric advertising sign was erected in Piccadilly Circus - what product was it advertising?

  • Bovril
  • Horlicks
  • Ovaltine
  • Oxo

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Which English county has Britain's greatest concentration of pre-historic sites?

  • Hampshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Somerset
  • Wiltshire

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Where would you find 'Tarr Steps', Britain's oldest bridge?

  • Dartmoor
  • Exmoor
  • Norfolk Broads
  • Salisbury Plain

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In 1939 which pub game was banned in Glasgow for being 'too dangerous'?

  • Darts
  • Dominoes
  • Quoits
  • Skittles

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Where was the 'Great English Earthquake' of 1884?

  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Carlisle
  • Colchester

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Battersea Dog's Home first opened in which century?

  • 17th
  • 18th
  • 19th
  • 20th

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Hawarden in Flintshire houses a library of over 32,000 books belonging to which former Prime Minister?

  • B Disraeli
  • W E Gladstone
  • David LLoyd-George
  • Viscount Palmerston

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Where in England was the first lifeboat station opened in 1786?

  • Bamburgh
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Scarborough
  • Whitley Bay

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In 1938 the first British blood bank opened - in which city?

  • Cambridge
  • Ipswich
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham

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In which year was the name of Great Britain first officially used?

  • 1607
  • 1657
  • 1707
  • 1757

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Which castle on the Isle of Skye has been home to the clan MacLeod since 1270?

  • Armadale Castle
  • Castle Moil
  • Dunvegan Castle
  • Eilean Donan Castle

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On to which motorway did a British Midlands Boeing 737 crash in January 1989?

  • M1
  • M2
  • M5
  • M6

 

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