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UK General Knowledge Multiple Choice #3

Can you answer these multiple choice questions with a British focus?
Adapted by the Quizmaster from this unabridged series
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Last updated: April 9, 2021
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First submittedJanuary 16, 2021
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1. What did Harland and Wolff build?
The Cape to Cairo Road
Harrod's
The RMS Titanic
Tower Bridge
2. What is the collective name of the rivalry between Glasgow's two main football clubs (Celtic and Rangers)?
The Clyde Challenge
The Mighty Battle
The Old Firm
The Twin Armies
3. What is the the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team better known as?
The Red Arrows
The Red Barons
The Red Flashes
The Red Jets
4. What is the term for the comprehensive understanding of local geography that London cabbies are required to have?
The Cabbie's Code
The Knowledge
Maporization
Street wisdom
5. What does the 00 in James Bond's 007 code name mean?
Diplomatic immunity
He doesn't officially exist
Licence to kill
Nothing in particular
6. Which river flows through Stoke, Nottingham, and Newark?
Mersey
Ouse
Trent
Tweed
7. What sport is played at the Oval?
Cricket
Polo
Motorsports
Snooker
8. What item of clothing is Mary Quant credited with inventing?
Bikini
Miniskirt
Strapless Bra
Tank Top
9. What did Queen Elizabeth II train to do during the Second World War?
Carpenter
Driver and mechanic
Nurse
Postal sorter
10. What drink advertises itself as "Made in Scotland from Girders"?
Bells Whisky
Buckfast Wine
Irn-Bru
Tizer
11. Where are the Crown Jewels kept?
British Museum
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London
Windsor Castle
12. What is the easternmost county in the U.K?
Shropshire
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey
13. About what percentage of people in the U.K. live in England?
23%
43%
63%
83%
14. Who was Robert Baden-Powell?
Anti-slavery campaigner
Antarctic explorer
Bassist for The Who
Founder of the Scout Movement
15. Who among these people was never mayor of London?
Boris Johnson
Gordon Brown
Sadiq Khan
Ken Livingstone
44 Comments
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Level 78
Jan 17, 2021
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Level 73
Jan 16, 2021
These are great quizzes! I didn't do well on them but I learned a lot.
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Level 78
Jan 17, 2021
Thank you, my aim is to inform and entertain, pehaps you'll do better next time.
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Level 75
Feb 5, 2021
Inform, educate and entertain ;)

I thought this was the easiest of the three, I only had no idea about Mary Quant...

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Level 78
Feb 5, 2021
Thank you, and now you know about Mary Quant !
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Level 88
Jan 17, 2021
It is quite difficult indeed
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Level 78
Jan 17, 2021
Sorry about that , but maybe you learnt something, thanks for taking one of my quizzes
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Level 69
Apr 7, 2021
Agreed. Awesome quiz. I did badly and learned some new things.
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Level 55
Jan 17, 2021
I don't know much about the U.K., but it's always fun to learn! Great Quiz! The only ones I was absolutely sure about was Q.7, Q.3, and Q.13
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Level 78
Jan 17, 2021
Thanks for the comments, sorry you didn't do well, but if you learnt something that's great !
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Level 92
Jan 18, 2021
I only really knew 4, and got 5 more on educated/lucky guesses.

Tough quiz for us Yanks.

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Level 78
Jan 18, 2021
That's not too bad, at least you learnt something , thanks for taking my quiz
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Level 85
Jan 18, 2021
Only got 7 - but not too disappointed, being a Yank. I have to wonder, how easy or difficult is it for Brits?
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Level 78
Jan 18, 2021
You either know an answer or don't , maybe slightly easier for us Brits , but not excessively so. Thanks for taking my quiz
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Level 66
Apr 7, 2021
I got 14/15. About 12 were very easy, I had to think about two of them and make educated guesses. The one I got wrong I really should have got right, but I thought it was the county directly north (which wasn't one of the ones on the list).
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Level 72
Jul 13, 2021
It is easier if you are a Brit. I found it quite straight forward, one or two required a bit of thinking but it’s definitely easier for us Brits.
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Level 54
Jan 20, 2021
Wow! Three featured quizzes at the same time! Congratulations! But you derserved it, with all the efforts you make creating quizzes.
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Level 78
Jan 20, 2021
Thank you, i was shocked myself.
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Level 29
Apr 7, 2021
Got 10 and I've only been to Heathrow. lol
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2021
Well done, Heathrow is a fine airport, if you like that sort of thing.
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Level 74
Apr 7, 2021
Wow I am shocked that the one about what percentage of people live in England is by far the lowest, it seems to me like that would be common knowledge especially compared to some of this more obscure historical or pop culture trivia.
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2021
Perhaps people think the population is equally spread ? Sometimes questions that you'd think were simple turn out to be harder? Who knows ?
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Level 76
Apr 7, 2021
i’m not sure the james bond one is really a question about the uk - i assume the number system isn’t real, so anyone who’s seen the films can get it and they only happen to be set in britain. maybe a question about wales instead?
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2021
James Bond is a fictional British character invented by a British author that works for the British Secret Service. Why wouldn't this be a relevant question ?
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Level 58
Apr 7, 2021
Great quiz. FWIW it's just 'Tower Bridge', never "the" Tower Bridge.
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2021
Good point, I'll adjust the answer !
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Level 31
Apr 7, 2021
Can't believe more people got the river question correct than percentage of people who live in England! Great quiz
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Level 59
Apr 9, 2021
Stoke is sometimes known as "Stoke-on-Trent", so that probably helps a lot.
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2021
You spotted the "hidden" clue !
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Level 64
Oct 1, 2022
There's a university called Nottingham Trent as well which is a big clue.
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Level 78
Oct 1, 2022
Hadn't thought of that, and one of my friends has a grandson there.
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Level 39
Apr 7, 2021
Any quiz that includes Irn-Bru must be good! This was actually trickier than I expected though, but still a fun quiz
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2021
Irn-Bru is the nectar of the Gods ....and a great hangover cure...apparantly.
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Level 50
Apr 8, 2021
The James Bond question really didn't make sense. It may be true that 00 in the books and movies stood for something but if you include "he doesn't officially exist" as an answer, that should be the correct one as he doesn't officially exist like what
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2021
But I would think that everybody knows he is a fictional character, although I see your point. I'll have a think about the answers and see if I can come up with an alternative.
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Level 64
Sep 20, 2021
Any quiz that reminds me of my favourite advert is good! https://youtu.be/4yZOab5gl-4
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Level 78
Sep 21, 2021
Nothing wrong with a drop or three of the orange nectar
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Level 61
Jun 23, 2023
I understood that 007 was the number of Ian Fleming's bus that he took regularly from Kent to London.
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Level 78
Jun 24, 2023
Not heard that before, I shall have to look it up.
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Level 78
Jun 24, 2023
I've done a little research, and it seems that is one of many theories that aren't proven.

THIS BLOG explains the theories way better than I could.

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Level 57
Mar 13, 2024
You should maporization to maporisation. It’s obvious that it isn’t the answer if it is in American English.
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Level 78
Mar 13, 2024
Sometimes it's nice to have an obvious answer, besides which it's a made-up word anyway, and in the UK both spellings of similar words are acceptable.
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Level 83
Apr 11, 2024
Acceptable on an official basis maybe but you'd probably start fights if you suggested it to the general public.
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Level 78
Apr 11, 2024
Very true, wars have been fought over less!