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England County Quiz - Oxfordshire

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Oxfordshire?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
First submittedDecember 18, 2020
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Oxford
A poem by Matthew Arnold gave the above place this nickname due to the stunning
architecture of its university buildings
City of Dreaming Spires
This monumental country house in Woodstock, was the birthplace and ancestral
home of this wartime leader
Winston Churchill
Hertford Bridge is known by this name due to its similarity to another one in Venice
Bridge of Sighs
Bronze age hill carving, formed from deep trenches filled with white chalk
Uffington White Horse
English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, born in the county. He achieved his first degree at this 'Oxbridge' university and went on to achieve greatness at the other one
Stephen Hawking
Alternative name for the River Thames, used for its course through Oxfordshire
Isis
Prestigious rowing event which has been held annually on the River Thames since 1839
Henley
Royal Regatta
First person to run a mile in less than four minutes, achieved at the Iffley Road track
Roger Bannister
The place you need to go 'to see a fine lady ride on a white horse, with rings on her
fingers and bells on her toes, she shall have music wherever she goes'
Banbury Cross
Town in north east Oxfordshire, home to a very popular designer outlet shopping 'Village'
Bicester
Located at Carterton, near Witney, this is the largest RAF Station in the UK
Brize Norton
Merton Professor of English Language and Literature who created the fantasy world
and tales of Middle Earth
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Culham Science Centre is the location of the UK's national laboratory for research
into this futuristic means of energy generation
Nuclear Fusion
The market town of Wallingford was home to this famous crime writer
Agatha Christie
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