British General Knowledge

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Last updated: July 9, 2013
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Who lost the Battle of Hastings in 1066?
Harold Godwinson
What does the BBC stand for?
British Broadcasting Corporation
What is the tallest mountain in Britain?
Ben Nevis
Name the two male Wimbledon Men Championship winners
Fred Perry
Andy Murray
What currency is used?
Pound Sterling
What is the oldest university in the United Kingdom?
What is the most valuable football team?
Manchester United
What is the only country that borders the UK?
Where was the Enigma machine decoded?
Bletchley Park
Who was the longest reigning monarch?
Queen Victoria
What is the largest island in the British Isles?
Great Britain
Which group of people founded London?
What colour are the post boxes and telephone boxes?
What seperates England and France?
English Channel
Name the ship that carried the English Pilgrims to America in 1620
Who wrote 'On the Origin of Species'
Charles Darwin
Who was the UK's Prime Minister during the Second World War?
Winston Churchill
Who did England beat in the final to win the 1966 World Cup?
West Germany
What is the longest river in Britain?
River Severn
Level 74
Jul 9, 2013
Got them all right, but then I'm British so it would have been embarassing not to.
Level 62
Jan 27, 2014
Ireland does'nt actually 'border' uk. to border is to touch
Level 42
Nov 2, 2017
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Rep of Ireland borders Northern Ireland so yes Ireland does border the UK. why else are there such heated discussions about keeping the border open after Brexit??
Level 45
May 21, 2014
Ireland borders Northern Ireland, which is a part of the UK.
Level 80
Nov 19, 2014
Didn't realize you were asking for the name Harold Godwinson. Couldn't figure out why England wasn't working. You may want to clarify.
Level 77
Mar 12, 2019
The question says 'who'
Level 81
Oct 24, 2015
Elizabeth II is now the longest-reigning monarch.
Level 45
Apr 25, 2016
Yes kept trying variants on her name before I realised it was probably written before she got to that point!
Level 77
Mar 12, 2019
The question says 'was', not 'is'
Level 57
Feb 8, 2021
In which case George III should be a correct answer, since he *was* the longest reigning monarch before Victoria
Level 45
Apr 25, 2016
Spelling mistake "separates" in question about England and France. Great quiz!
Level 77
Mar 12, 2019
Yes. It still hasn't been corrected!
Level 75
Oct 24, 2022
Needs updating from Queen Vic .