British Culture Quiz

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With the Diamond Jubilee next weekend and the Olympics in the summer, the eyes of the world will be focused on the UK for a while. I thus suggest you test yourself and try to answer this quiz about British culture in 60 questions.

1. What are the nations that compose the UK?
2. What is England’s national flower?
3. How many inhabitants are there in England?
4. What is the most popular food in Britain?
5. What river flows in London?
6. What is the Tube?
7. What is a double-decker?
8. What is the name of the famous London clock?
9. Who is David Cameron?
10. Saint George is the patron saint of England. He was famous for killing something, what was it?

11. Where is the Rosetta Stone?
12. Where are the House of Lords and the House of Commons situated?
13. What is Madame Tussauds?
14. What is the British currency?
15. What is 221B Baker Street famous for?
16. Why is 10 Downing Street famous?
17. What is a bobby?
18. What village in Somerset is famous for its cheese?
19. What is the name of the British flag?
20. What is the town of Stratford upon Avon famous for?

21. What is Liverpool famous for?
22. What are the main two political parties? Are they right or left wing?
23. Which religious building did Christopher Wren build?
24. What is Hadrian’s Wall?
25. Who won the Battle of Trafalgar?
26. Who were Elizabeth the first’s parents?
27. Name Henry VIII’s six wives.
28. What is Harrods?
29. Name the four Beatles.
30. What did Forrest Mars invent in 1933?

31. Who is Nessie?
32. When is Poppy Day? What do the English celebrate?
33. When is Boxing Day? What do people do?
34. What do the letters BBC stand for?
35. What is a GP?
36. What is an MP?
37. What is the NHS?
38. What is the RSPCA?
39. What is the RAF?
40. In what book can you find the following quotation: “To be or not to be, that is the question.”

41. Who wrote Murder on the Orient Express?
42. Who wrote Robinson Crusoe?
43. Who wrote Pride and Prejudice?
44. Who wrote Oliver Twist?
45. Who wrote Animal Farm?
46. Who wrote Harry Potter?
47. Who wrote A Brave New World?
48. Who wrote The War of the Worlds?
49. Who wrote Frankenstein?
50. Who wrote Wuthering Heights?

51. When was the Queen born?
52. When was her coronation service held?
53. What is the name of the primary residence of the British monarch?
54. Name Queen Elizabeth’s four children.
55. Who was the Prime Minister when Queen Elizabeth acceded to the throne?
56. What is the motto of the British monarch?
57. Who is the only British monarch who has reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth?
58. What was Prince Philip’s religion before he married the Queen?
59. What is Queen Elizabeth’s favourite breed of dog?
60. Concerning the line of succession, what is the main difference between the British monarchy and the Swedish monarchy?

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9 thoughts on “British Culture Quiz

  1. 1. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
    2. poppy?
    3. 60,000?
    4. fish and chips
    5. River Thames
    6. It’s the London underground (subway) system
    7. bus with two stories
    8. Big Ben
    9. Prime Minister
    10. the devil?
    11. on the shelf with the other dictionaries. or online.
    12. London
    13. hangout place in London with a wax museum I think?
    14. Pound Sterling
    15. Parliament?
    16. Buckingham Palace?
    17. A British police man with a potch stick
    18. Cheddar
    19. Union Jack?
    20. facial cleanser
    21. the Beatles
    22. Labour (left), Conservative (right)
    23. The whatsitcalled Abbey in London
    24. I don’t remember but I think I was there once.
    25. The Britons
    26. Anne and Henry
    27. Hah! forget it…
    28. A department store
    29. Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, … (This is embarassing)
    30. The… Mars bar.
    31. Loch Ness Monster
    32. End of World War 2.
    33. Day after Christmas. People return gifts (in their boxes. to the shops.)
    34. British Broadcasting Corporation (Company?)
    35. General Practitioner
    36. Member of Parliament
    37. National Health System
    38. Royal Service for the Protection and Care of Animals
    39. Royal Air Force
    40. Hamlet
    41. John Doe
    42. …
    43. Yargh.
    44. Mark Twain
    45. Why am I blanking out…. I know this.
    46. JK Rowling
    47. Aldus Huxley (I love that book!)
    48. –
    49. –
    50. –
    51. 1924
    52. I don’t know what coronation is.
    53. Buckingham Palace
    54. Charles, Henry… William’s the hot one who got married recently, right? He’s a grandson, yeah?
    55. Disraeli
    56. God Save the King/Queen
    57. Queen Anne
    58. Catholic
    59. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
    60. Swedish chooses oldest child regardless of gender while England only has queens continue the dynasty if there are no sons.

    How did I do?

  2. Nice set of questions.

    1. England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland.
    2. Rose
    3. 55.000,000
    4. I think it is curry. When I have been there, it is on many menus in restaurants.
    5. Thames?
    6. Underground railroad
    7. bus
    8. Big Ben
    9. Prime Minister
    10. A dragon
    11. London…British Museum, I believe
    12. House of Parliament, overlooking Thames
    13.Wax Museum
    14. Pound Sterling
    15. Museum of Sherlock Holmes
    16. Prime Minister’s residence
    17. A police person
    18. Cheddar from Cheddar, lol
    19. Union flag?
    20. Shakespeare’s birthplace…a lovely little house I have been to.

    21. The Beatles
    22. Whigs and Tories. Whigs Left, Tories Right
    23. Not sure, want to say Windsor something or other, but not castle.
    24.Built across England to keep out the Romans, I’ve been to it, near Carlisle
    25. Who won the Battle of Trafalgar?
    26. Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn,
    27. Ann Boleyn, Katharine of Aragon, Jane Seymour
    28. Famous upscale Department Store
    29. Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon
    30. What did Forrest Mars invent in 1933? LOL, Mars Bar?
    31. Loch Ness Monster
    32. When is Poppy Day? What do the English celebrate?
    33. The day after Christmas, in order to box up or pack up their gifts
    34. British Broadcasting Comany
    35. General Practitioner?
    36.Not sure, Parliament Member?
    37. What is the NHS?
    38. What is the RSPCA? Something for the prevention of cruelty to animals?
    39. Royal Air Force
    40. Hamlet
    41. Agatha Christie
    42. Daniel DeFoe
    43. Jane Austen
    44. Charles Dickens
    45. George Orwell
    46. J.K. Rowling
    47. Aldous Huxley
    48. H.G. Wells
    49. Mary Shelley
    50. Emily Bronte

    51. 1926
    52. 1953, I watched it with my parents
    53. Buckingham Palace
    54. Charles, Princess Anne, Edward, and Andrew
    55. Churchill?
    56. Not sure
    57.Victoria?
    58. What was Prince Philip’s religion before he married the Queen?
    59. Welsh Corgi
    60. Not sure

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  4. What a fun quiz!!!

    1. England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales
    2. Rose
    3. 5 million
    4. Fish and chips
    5. River Thames
    6. Subway
    7. Bus
    8. It is incorrectly known as Big Ben. Big Ben is actually the name of the bell.
    9. PM
    10. ???
    11. British Museum
    12. Parliament. Which is located in Palace of Westminster.
    13. Wax Museum
    14. Pound Sterling
    15. Residence of Sherlock Holmes
    16. Residence of the PM
    17. Policeman
    18. ???
    19. Union Jack
    20. Ole’ Will the Shake
    21. The Titanic. Oh, and the Beatles.
    22. Labour (left) and Conservative – aka Tories – (right)
    23. St. Paul’s Catherdral
    24. ???
    25. ???
    26. Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
    27. Three Catherines, two Annes, and a Jane
    28. One of the most amazing departments stores ever.
    29. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
    30. Mars bar
    31. The Loch Ness monster.
    32. ????
    33. December 26. The poor would go door-to-door with their pushkes, requesting tzedakah.
    34. British Broadcasting Company
    35. General Practitioner
    36. Member of Parliament
    37. National Health System
    38. Royal Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    39. Royal Air Force
    40. Hamlet
    41. Dame Agatha Christie
    42. Daniel Defoe
    43. Jane Austen
    44. Charles Dickens
    45. George Orwell
    46. J.K. Rowling
    47. Aldous Huxley
    48. George Wells
    49. Mary Shelley
    50. Emily Brönte
    51. 1926
    52. 1952
    53. Buckingham Palace
    54. Charles Philip Arthur George, Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, Andrew Albert Christian Edward, Edward Antony Richard Louis (Watched too many documentaries, me thinks.)
    55. Winston Churchill
    56. God and my right (though usually rendered in Latin)
    57. HM Queen Victoria
    58. Greek Orthodox
    59. Corgi
    60. Now? None since the rules of succession in the UK were recently changed to allow the first-born, regardless of gender, to assume the throne.

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