Time in the UK

Do you have the time?
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Last updated: March 13, 2022
First submittedSeptember 27, 2021
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1. What is the telephone number of the speaking clock?
2. What was the first institution to adopt Greenwich Mean Time?
The Royal Navy
The Great Western Railway
The City of London
The University of Greenwich
3. What was the Killing Time?
When German planes were in British airspace during the Blitz
A 17th century conflict about which branch of Christianity should prevail in Scotland
A medieval term for the hours between midnight and dawn
A term used in a 1980s animal rights campaign to refer to the fox hunting season
4. Which line of time passes through the UK?
International Date Line
Prime Meridian
Arctic Circle
Polar Axis
5. In 1571, what did Robert Dudley give Queen Elizabeth as a present?
a wristwatch
a pocket watch
a pendulum clock
an astrolabe
6. In 1714 an Act of Parliament offered financial rewards to anyone who could do what?
Devise an accurate method for setting clocks
Make a clock that would not run fast in warm weather
Make a clock that could show seconds as well as minutes and hours
Devise a means to accurately measure longitude at sea
7. The 14th century astronomical clock at Wells Cathedral has two faces. What is represented by the moving images on the indoor face?
The four seasons
A cat chasing and catching a mouse
The stations of the cross
The phases of the moon and the sun revolving around the earth
8. Who were almost wiped out in the Last Great Time War?
Huguenot clockmakers
Timekeepers using analogue devices
Time Lords
Militant supporters of the Julian and liturgical calendar
9. Considering all British territories, how many time zones does the UK have?
10. What is the tallest freestanding clock tower in the world?
Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, Birmingham
St Pancras railway station, London
Royal Liver Building, Liverpool
Shell Mex House, London
11. In 'London Calling', the Clash said it was 55 minutes past 11. What clock were they referring to?
Liberty Clock, Regent’s Street
Shepherd Gate Clock, Greenwich
Big Ben
The Doomsday Clock
12. Complete this sentence from the Laws of Cricket: "After the call of Time...
the bails shall be removed from both wickets."
the striker is out."
the match shall be declared a draw."
play is concluded for the day."
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