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British Histography Quiz 11

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

 
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Royal Leamington Spa was made 'Royal' when which monarch visited the town?

  • Edward VII
  • George IV
  • Victoria
  • William IV

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In 2001, which musician became the first official busker on the London Underground?

  • Evelyn Glennie
  • Julian Lloyd Webber
  • Nigel Kennedy
  • Vanessa Mae

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How many miles long is Offa's Dyke - the boundary built between England and Wales in the 7th century?

  • 147 miles
  • 156 miles
  • 167 miles
  • 176 miles

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Which cathedral has a library of approximately 30,000 books and pamphlets printed before the 20th century?

  • Canterbury
  • Coventry
  • Hereford
  • Lincoln

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The smallest listed building in Europe was erected in Comrie, Perthshire in 1874 to study what?

  • Earthquakes
  • Rainfall
  • Squirrels
  • The night sky

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Which was the first city in Britain to introduce a congestion charge, in 2002?

  • Birmingham
  • Durham
  • London
  • York

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At which university was Britain's first student union formed?

  • Bristol
  • Durham
  • Liverpool
  • St Andrews

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Near which coastal town did the last invasion of the British mainland take place in 1797?

  • Dover
  • Fishguard
  • Hartlepool
  • Skegness

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Which King of Scotland gained Orkney and Shetland as part of his dowry?

  • James I
  • James II
  • James III
  • James IV

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Which British Isle was known as 'Sarnia' to the Romans?

  • Guernsey
  • Jersey
  • Lindisfarne
  • Lundy

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Where in Wales was the first National Eisteddford held in 1176?

  • Cardigan
  • Carmarthen
  • LLandudno
  • Rhyl

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In which year did London's Tower Bridge come into operation?

  • 1834
  • 1854
  • 1874
  • 1894

 

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