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United Kingdom A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, guess these answers about the United Kingdom.
All the answers are a single word
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: October 4, 2019
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First submittedJuly 24, 2015
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Clue
Answer
A
London concert venue:
Royal _____ Hall
Albert
B
Capital of Northern Ireland
Belfast
C
Capital of Wales
Cardiff
D
County bordering Cornwall
Devon
E
Scotland's 2nd biggest city
Edinburgh
F
Three letter word for a marsh
Fen
G
British territory bordering Spain
Gibraltar
H
Scottish dish made of
sheep organs
Haggis
I
Man or Wight, for example
Isle
J
British car brand now merged
with Land Rover
Jaguar
K
County closest to France
Kent
L
Capital (and largest) city
London
M
Nicknamed "Warehouse City"
Manchester
N
England's northernmost county
Northumberland
Clue
Answer
O
Oldest university
Oxford
P
Official currency of the UK
Pound
Q
Marquess who made rules
for boxing
Queensberry
R
Starr of the Beatles
Ringo
S
Shakespeare wrote 154 of these
Sonnets
T
London's main river
Thames
U
Bob's your what?
Uncle
V
Nickname of Elizabeth I:
The _____ Queen
Virgin
W
Tennis tournament in London
Wimbledon
X
Element discovered
by Ramsey and Travers
Xenon
Y
Type of "pudding" made with batter
Yorkshire
Z
Pedestrian crossing with stripes:
_____ Crossing
Zebra
67 Comments
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2015
Other Country A-Z quizzes: United States, Canada, Greece, Spain.
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Level 30
Apr 8, 2020
26/26
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Level 47
Nov 28, 2015
The most favourite letter on this quiz is X, as a chemistry bachelor.
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Level 33
Jan 10, 2020
that's cool and all but i dont remember asking
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Level 33
Jan 10, 2020
after thinking about what i said i apologize for my behavior
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Level 64
May 23, 2023
character arc
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Level 77
Dec 1, 2015
Apparently I need to brush up on my English counties. The only ones I missed were K, N, and D. All of the county questions.
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2016
#devonpride
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Level 34
Aug 27, 2021
yesssss
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Level 62
Jan 22, 2016
21 out of 26. Not bad for a Canadian.
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Level 56
Jan 30, 2016
Being Brit, this was a gimme. I'm impressed that 47% of quizzers (many of whom were presumably not British) got Fen. Kudos!
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2019
Well the rest are super easy, so you have you 2 minutes left to try things there. (and think of things for queensberry, but well that is no 3 letter answer so hard to get by just guessing, so yeah missed that one)
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Level 66
Oct 8, 2019
Know it from crossword puzzles, don't think I've ever heard it used otherwise.
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Level 65
May 25, 2023
Not for nothin', but Fenway Park is on the path of the awesome Back Bay Fens.

Sometimes there are creeps chillaxing within the reeds so watch yourself, go with a buddy. Heading up to Longwood, though, is woodsy and idyllic. Best part of my commute.

tangent advisory

The damming of the Charles led to a less swampy Fens, and the rise of the sly dog, Washburn, of the Museum of Science, who my Pops learned to avoid while on the Theatre of Electricity design team. Van de Graf Generators! Also, 2nd hand doobage at the Planetarium; great music, leave the kids at home till they sneak out on their own.

tangent eot

Some fun can be had tracing fen to England, then lutetium, to Paris/Lutetia, and rooting around in the swampy mire. Viva la Chomsky! 🙃

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Level 91
Oct 21, 2019
I come across it fairly regularly in poetry. I was trying to come up with an example to put here, but they were all fairly obscure, except:

"Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,

Fair Ravenclaw, from glen,

Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,

Shrewd Slytherin, from fen."

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Level 72
Aug 27, 2021
That is also pretty obscure to me
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Level 65
May 25, 2023
Ooh, Sorting Hat song! Good summer reading.

Nice work

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Level 84
Aug 27, 2021
Must be a lot of Red Sox fans. The back bay fens are well known and the 'fen' in Fenway Park,
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Level 48
Feb 23, 2016
19 for the Yank.
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Level 70
Feb 25, 2016
22/26 for the Yankee.
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Level 72
Jan 1, 2017
That "Pudding" question got me totally. Such a face palm when I read the answer. I'd never heard the M one before either, but it was easy enough to guess.
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Level 58
Jan 16, 2017
24/26 for this American Anglophile, but there's no way I'd ever get Devon or Northumberland.
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Level 75
Oct 8, 2019
Northumberland is the only one that gave me problems. I tried Northumbria, Northumberton, even Northampton and Newcastle out of desperation before finally getting it.
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Level 33
Jan 10, 2020
i am also an anglophile but i haven't come out to my family yet
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Level 65
May 25, 2023
Bill Bryson doomed me to a lifetime amongst the Anglophiliacs. James Herriot books, Spotted Dick, Peep Show, King Arthur. It's been... oddly ok.

I do prescribe more BBC and Canadian relatives. Canadians may be weird, but easy to befriend.

My Mimo from the Maritimes respected only the Queen of England as her ruler (and Springfield as the capital of Massachusetts, hmm).

Glorious, unstoppable Madness.

Get on it, ye' tadgers!

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Level 51
Feb 24, 2017
2.26 left, I started off typing medium speed and halfway through realised I could get a decent time here if I type a bit faster (well at least as fast as I can type, which isn't the fastest!)
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Level 81
Mar 27, 2017
As a Brit from the Northwest, I've never heard of Manchester being called "Warehouse City", although I could guess it. Also, if we're being totally accurate, the currency is the "Pound sterling", sometimes shortened to just "Sterling".
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Level 75
Oct 6, 2019
Also a Brit, never heard of Warehouse City (but guessed it straight away) and agree with Sterling
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Level 58
Oct 8, 2019
I've lived in or near Manchester for 50 years and I've never heard it called that either
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Level 63
Oct 31, 2019
I'm from Manchester and never heard that term before, must be from the cotton production era
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Level 79
Sep 9, 2020
I'm sorry Mr Quizzer 6794, but Manchester is not known as the Warehouse City by anyone. Just Google it and you will find zero hits for 'The Warehouse City'. OK, Manchester is known for its warehouses, mainly cotton and other textile warehouses, but it is also known for many other things. For instance, it is known as Cottonopolis because of its historical role in the industrial revolution and the textile industry. It is the place of the founding of the Co-operative movement, home of the Haçienda night club, famed for Joy Division, New Order, The Smiths, The Happy Mondays. It was an inspiration for both Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels to write their famous treatises (Das Kapital and The Condition of the Working Class in England respectively). Indeed it is where Marx and Engels met for the first time. It was the home of Emiline Pankhurst, suffragist leader. There are many many things you could associate with Manchester, and yet the one thing is selected that has no meaning for a Mancunian
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Level 79
Sep 9, 2020
In addition, all manner of household linen (bedding, tablecloths, pillow cases etc) is known by the collective noun 'Manchester' by inhabitants of Australia and New Zealand. Alan Turing, based at the University of Manchester, worked to break the German Enigma code during World War Two helping defeat Nazi Germany. What about the first ever passenger railway in 1830? The splitting of the atom by Ernest Rutherford in 1919? The Peterloo Massacre? I would urge you to find a more suitable clue for your question on Manchester, please sir...respectfully. EDIT - OK, I have re-Googled it, and it seems it may have been 'dubbed' 'Warehouse City' in the mid-19th Century, but it is not an epithet currently associated with the city...
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Level 82
Aug 27, 2021
Glad to read I'm not the only Mancunian who has never heard of this nickname for my own city!
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Level 75
Oct 22, 2021
I've never heard that nickname either, although I've only got 6 or 7 years living in Manchester on my CV. My initial thought was somewhere with an IKEA...

With 'city' in the clue and beginning with 'M' it wasn't a big stretch, but still. Definitely agree with the suggested change to Cottonopolis.

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Level 65
May 24, 2023
I've lived nearby in Liverpool for 40 years and worked in Manchester for parts of that - never ever heard it referred to as Warehouse City either (from the inside or outside).
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Level 84
Jun 29, 2017
Only got Northumberland because.......of taking other quizzes on JetPunk and being exposed to such information. JetPunk: educating idiots like me one bit of information at a time!
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2019
Makes your lamp shine brighter ;)
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Level 75
Oct 8, 2019
Making my lamp shine brighter may raise me from a dimwit to a halfwit, but I still have a long way to go before I light the room with my brilliance. As Don said, it's one step at a time.
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Level 89
Oct 4, 2019
40% got the entire alphabet. Pretty easy evidently.
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Level 72
Oct 7, 2019
Once again, all those hours spent watching Downton Abbey have paid off.
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2019
That was fantastic!
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2019
Thanks stew!
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Level 35
Oct 6, 2019
great quiz done in 50 seconds
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Level 83
Oct 8, 2019
Never heard of Manchester referred to as 'Warehouse City' despite having lived all my days in the UK, twenty of them in the Greater Manchester area.
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Level 60
Oct 8, 2019
Well, I too didn't have a clue. I just figured that the Industrial Revolution began in Manchester and warehouses have some relation to building and industries so I figured, why not try it. And I got the answer. :)
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Level 70
Oct 8, 2019
Lived in Manchester all my life, never heard it called that. I got the answer straight away anyway though.
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Level 60
Oct 8, 2019
I didn't know Zebra Crossings were a British thing.
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Level 66
Oct 9, 2019
Well, none more well known than the iconic cover of "Abbey Road".
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Level 63
Oct 11, 2019
Zebra crossings are known throughout Europe but the term is of British origin.
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Level 62
Oct 8, 2019
To be ruthlessly pedantic (this is the Internet after all)

The Queensberry rules for boxing were not made by the Marquess of Queensberry. They were written by John Graham Chambers - the Marquess sponsored them as a prominent figure, so they got named after him.

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Level 48
Oct 8, 2019
Great quiz. Got 100% so feeling extra patriotic now.
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Level 60
Jul 1, 2020
To anyone who know. What is the difference between Devon/ Devonshire and Northuberland/Northumbria? Why is one used and the other one not?
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Level 79
May 26, 2021
I think Northuberland is where you get a late night cab in Newcastle. I hope this helps :)
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Level 46
Jul 14, 2021
Northumberland is a county of England. Northumbria was a kingdom during the Anglo-Saxon period of English history. Both are/were located in the north-east of England, the county's name coming from the old kingdom's name. The name Northumbria is also sometimes used around that area (such as in the name of a university).
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Level 82
Aug 27, 2021
Devonshire is just an archaic name for Devon.
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Level 83
Aug 27, 2021
Devonshire's a historical name that's just not used anymore.
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Level 44
Sep 3, 2021
The only one I didn't get was F. My last name is Fenn...
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Level 47
Sep 12, 2021
We also have pelican, puffin, toucan and Pegasus crossings, although I don't think most of them are often referred to as such.
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Level 81
May 24, 2022
As a scouser, I know lots of nicknames for Manchester, but I've never heard of "Warehouse City"!
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2023
26/26 But I'm from Wales, ha.
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Level 58
May 23, 2023
The "Man or Wight" hint confused me a bit. My first try was "Imp"...
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Level 36
May 23, 2023
As a Bostonian, I'm mad I didn't get F, given that our baseball stadium is called Fenway Park.
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Level 49
May 23, 2023
Only one I didn't know was Queensberry and that's because I care very little for boxing and nobility.
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Level 65
May 24, 2023
Only one that I didn't get either although I should have known it really.
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Level 48
May 24, 2023
Is it me, or are Gibraltar, and Isle of Man not part of the UK? BOT and Crown Dependency respectively. Just a quirk and curiosity that might hopefully send one down a wikipedia rabbit hole.
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Level 46
Jul 11, 2023
This quiz got me to level 37, also I can't spell Thames correctly, I spelt it Thems
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Level 79
Aug 23, 2023
Well, it is die Themse auf Deutsch. :)