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UK General Knowledge #6

Answer the general knowledge questions based on the United Kingdom
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Which British monarch reigned between 1837-1901?
Queen Victoria
Which country in the UK has the highest percentage of Roman Catholics?
Northern Ireland
In which century did the Industrial Revolution begin?
18th Century
Which Welsh author wrote books such as 'Matilda' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'?
Roald Dahl
What is the Average Life Expectancy of the UK? (To the nearest year)
81 years
English runner Roger Bannister became the first man to run what distance in under 4 minutes?
1 Mile
Who founded the charity group Band-Aid in 1984? (Name one)
Bob Geldof / Midge Ure
What invading Germanic Tribe was England named after?
Angles
What mythical beast features on the flag of Wales?
Dragon
What Scottish born scientist is credited with the invention of the telephone?
Alexander Graham Bell
In which city is the UK's oldest university located?
Oxford
How many teams make up the English Premier League?
20
The Falklands War was fought between the UK and who else?
Argentina
Who was behind the failed Gunpowder Plot in 1605?
Guy Fawkes
Which river flows from Gloucestershire, through London, and into the North Sea?
River Thames
Who was the British Prime Minister for the second half of WW1?
David Lloyd George
What is the UK English version of 'Eggplant'?
Aubergine
In which decade did the UK decimalise it's currency, abolishing the shilling?
1970's
The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom are held in which historic castle in London?
Tower of London
What is the demonym of a person from Glasgow?
Glaswegian
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Level 64
Sep 17, 2023
Robert Catesby was the leader of the gunpowder plot, Guy Fawkes was just the guy trusted with planting the explosives.