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U.K. General Knowledge MC #1

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about the United Kingdom ?
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Last updated: June 13, 2020
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1. In which city were the 1960s band "The Beatles" formed ?
Liverpool
Manchester
Birmingham
London
2. In what year was the Battle of Hastings ?
1166
1966
1066
1566
3. What is the SECOND longest river in the U.K. ?
Severn
Thames
Trent
Ouse
4. At 232 miles (374 km) which is the longest motorway in the U.K.?
M1
M5
M4
M6
5. The tragic 1988 bombing of an airplane over Lockerbie, Scotland involved a Boeing 747 operated by which airline ?
Lufthansa
PanAm
British Caledonian
Laker Air
6. What is traditionally served as the main course on Burns Night ?
Black Pudding
Meat and Potato Pie
Haggis
Fish and Chips
7. Four National Parks were established in 1951, which was the first ?
Peak District
Lake District
Snowdonia
Dartmoor
8. Which major football (soccer) team play their home games at Stamford Bridge ?
Arsenal
Leeds United
Chelsea
Everton
9. Chaim Herzog, the sixth president of Israel (1983-1993) was born in which U.K. city?
Glasgow
Belfast
London
Cardiff
10. The inhabitants of which Overseas Territory are mostly descendants of the mutineers from HMS Bounty ?
Pitcairn Islands
Falkland Islands
Tristan da Cunha
Montserrat
11. Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister, what was her fathers occupation ?
Politician
Policeman
Grocer
Doctor
12. Second only to the Bay of Fundy in Canada, which body of water has the highest tidal range in the U.K. ?
Thames Estuary
Bristol Channel
Firth of Forth
Humber Estuary
13. Which brand of luxury car is built in the town of Crewe ?
Bentley
Rolls Royce
Jaguar
Lotus
14. The Royal Yacht "HMY Britannia" is now permanently moored in which city ?
Swansea
London
Edinburgh
Belfast
15. Barnes Wallis is best known for inventing what during World War 2?
Barrage Balloons
Bouncing Bomb
Radar
Method of decoding messages
6 Comments
+1
Level 78
Mar 3, 2020
There is a missing space between football and (soccer), and Britannia is spelt wrong.
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2020
Missing Space ? Really ? However as it means SO much to you, Ive added the space, and corrected the spelling mistake for which I thank you. I tend to type quicker than my ability and then go through the text again before submitting the quiz, these must have evaded me.
+2
Level 29
Sep 17, 2020
Jeez calm down
+5
Level 78
Sep 17, 2020
@ RegtheLedge1000 I have calmed down now, Ive had over 6 months to do so,
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Level 65
Apr 16, 2022
Too right "toowise". Missing space! What a plank! Thanks for the quiz.
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Level 78
Apr 16, 2022
You're welcome.