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Yet another Weird and Wonderful Britain Quiz

Unusual bits and pieces about Britain. 12 Questions.

 
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1

At one time, the spire of Derwent parish church was visible above which mass of water?

  • Lake Windermere, Cumbria
  • Grafham Water, Cambridgeshire
  • Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire

2

When St. John's Church, in Little Brington, Northamptonshire was demolished in 1947, they kept the spire. Why?

  • It has several gargoyles on the side
  • It is a landmark for RAF pilots
  • It is a stop-off point for long distance coaches

3

Still on the subject of spires, what is the name of the church in Chesterfield, Derbyshire with a crooked spire?

  • St. Denys
  • St. Michael's
  • St. Mary's and All Saints

4

'Stinking bishop' is a kind of...

  • mushroom
  • leafy plant
  • cheese

5

The Nutter Dance from Bacup, Lancashire is usually performed by...

  • skinheads
  • morris dancers
  • politicians

6

In most British churchyards, the dead are buried facing which direction?

  • east
  • north
  • south

7

Scotland's only underground transport system is in which city?

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen

8

The Royal coat of arms shows a lion and a unicorn. The unicorn represents which country?

  • Wales
  • England
  • Scotland

9

Cardiff became the capital of Wales in which year?

  • 1955
  • 1785
  • 1837

10

Where can you find Fat Betty, Young Ralph and Old Ralph?

  • Exmoor
  • Bodmin Moor
  • North Yorkshire Moors

11

What are they?

  • monsters
  • stones
  • pubs

12

And finally, legend has it that this castle, when viewed from the sea, appears intact, in its original state. Which castle is it?

  • Beaumaris
  • Dover
  • Hastings

 

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