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UK General Knowledge #1

Answer the general knowledge questions based on the United Kingdom
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Last updated: November 24, 2022
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What is the longest river in the UK?
River Severn
What is the UK population (To the nearest million)?
68 Million
In what century did the Romans invade Britain?
1st Century BCE
Which British town is closest to France?
Dover
Which British football team has won the UEFA Champions League the most times?
Liverpool F.C.
Which internationally renowned band formed in Liverpool in 1960?
The Beatles
In which year did the UK join the European Union?
1973
How many times has London hosted the Olympics?
3 times
Who is the current British Prime Minister?
Rishi Sunak
Which city is home to the legendary tale of Robin Hood?
Nottingham
The northernmost point of the UK is part of which country?
Scotland
What is the home of the British Monarch?
Buckingham Palace
What fictional character drives Aston Martin's and works for the MI6?
James Bond
In what year did the Monarch's of England and Scotland merge?
1603
What is London's equivalent of a 'Subway'?
London Underground
What is the most South-Western city in England?
Truro
What does BBC stand for?
British Broadcasting Corporation
Which famous poet wrote plays such as 'Hamlet' and 'Romeo and Juliet'?
William Shakespeare
In which UK city was the Titanic constructed?
Belfast
Which country declared independence from British Empire in 1947?
India
19 Comments
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Level 47
Jun 30, 2016
1. Robin Hood was Nottingham, not York.

2. BBC stands for British Broadcasting CORPORATION (should also accept Biased Broadcasting Corporation)

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Level 45
May 22, 2019
I agree Robin Hood was Nottingham (to be specific, Sherwood Forest)
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Level 89
Sep 17, 2023
Yes, that’s right, the BBC are basically communist agents intent on the destruction of the West. That, and overturning the will of the British people. The British print media on the other hand, are bastions of middle ground sanity, champions of truth and justice for all…

PS: The quiz needs a couple of type-ins

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Level 68
Sep 17, 2023
Wow. You are so wrong, it's comical.
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Level 26
Apr 18, 2024
im in your hood robbing everybody
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Level 32
Mar 22, 2020
Robin Hood was definitely in Nottingham and is widely believed to have been there
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Level 79
Aug 13, 2020
Please update the quiz for the current Prime Minister, and the UK population to the nearest million is now 68 million.
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Level 79
Aug 13, 2020
Also please remove the apostrophes in 'Aston Martins' and 'Monarchs'. Also nice if you could accept 'Tube' for London Underground.
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Level 46
Sep 28, 2021
It's British Broadcasting Company??????????????
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Level 78
Feb 23, 2022
it isn't
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Level 43
Nov 24, 2022
prime minister needs updating again :P
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Level 72
Sep 17, 2023
The monarch has more than one official residence (as well as their private homes). Suggest question is either changed or multiple answers accepted.
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Level 68
Sep 17, 2023
more type ins, 'Bond'. I tried every year between 45 and 80 but none were accepted. It is common to accept last two digits for years in the past century. Should just require a number for the Roman question and BC.
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Level 84
Sep 17, 2023
Bond doesn't work, "James Bond" is required. Get real.
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Level 66
Sep 17, 2023
Thought Penzance would've been the answer for most SW but the British are weird in terms of whats officially a city or not.
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Level 60
Sep 17, 2023
The Romans didn't invade in the 1st century BC. Julius Caesar TRIED to, but it wasn't achieved until the reign of Claudius in 1st Century AD.
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Level 85
Sep 17, 2023
Just a few notes. Apostrophes make a word possessive, not plural, so it should be "Aston Martins" and "Monarchs". Also, "Bond" should work for James Bond. Also, it was the kingdoms of England and Scotland that merged. You could maybe say the monarchies merged, but definitely not the monarchs.
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Level 65
Sep 18, 2023
could clarify the Champions league question. Liverpool have the most when you include European Cups but since the champions league era Liverpool, Chelsea and Man utd all have 2 wins.
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Level 55
Sep 28, 2023
The Romans didn't actually manage to invade Britain until the first century CE/AD