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England General Knowledge - Multiple Choice

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1. Famous for it's chalk cliffs, which town is nearest to the European mainland ?
Ramsgate
Dover
Hastings
Folkestone
2. The English Civil War, (1642–1651), was fought between Royalists known as "Cavaliers" and Parliamentarians known by what name ?
Blockheads
Squareheads
Bigheads
Roundheads
3. The Great Fire of London in 1666 started in a bakery in which street ?
Pudding Lane
Baker Street
Oat Lane
Nutmeg Lane
4. Which northern city has soccer clubs named United and Wednesday ?
Bradford
Sheffield
Newcastle upon Tyne
Preston
5. England is currently divided into how many ceremonial counties ?
Fifty Seven
Forty Eight
Thirty Nine
Sixty One
6. St. Mary's and Tresco are islands in which county ?
Devon
Essex
Cornwall
Cumbria
7. Which is England's largest natural lake ?
Bassenthwaite Lake
Rutland Water
Windermere
Wast Water
8. The M60 motorway is an orbital road around which city ?
London
Manchester
Birmingham
Norwich
9. Guarded by four lion statues, Nelson's Column is a feature of which public area of London ?
Trafalgar Square
Piccadilly Circus
Hyde Park Corner
Kensington Park Gardens
10. The TV series Downton Abbey, about a fictional Yorkshire country estate, was filmed at Highclere Castle in which county ?
Shropshire
North Yorkshire
Hampshire
Norfolk
11. The East End of London is known for a speciality food dish of jellied what ?
Chestnuts
Eels
Oysters
Apples
12. The world's first seaside pier was built in 1813 - 1814, in which seaside resort ?
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Blackpool, Lancashire
Torquay, Devon
Ryde, Isle of Wight
13. Which market town has the highest elevation at about 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level ?
Cirencester
Chipping Norton
Buxton
Barnsley
14. Which is the longest river entirely within England ?
Trent
Thames
Ribble
Derwent
15. Which racecourse is best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase ?
Aintree
Epsom Downs
Ascot
Goodwood
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Level 65
Apr 16, 2022
Good quiz. Cheers
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Level 78
Apr 16, 2022
Thank you, much appreciated.