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89 Britain Trivia Questions for the English Expert

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Britain

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August 21, 2022

Britain as a country has been around for centuries. But the earliest human interaction with its lands dates to 900,000 years ago! Over those years, the British Isles were fought over by all manner of peoples and kings until it finally landed in the hands of King William after the Norman Conquest. His invasion laid the groundwork for the Britain we know today. 

Do you know everything there is to know about the culture, people, and history of Britain? What about the fashions, popular pastimes, and sports of the past and present? Could you find Glasgow on a map? Do you know where the aptly-named Land’s End is? If your immediate answer isn’t “By George, I’ve got it!”, you might not be the expert you thought you were. 

This list of Britain trivia questions and answers will test the knowledge of even the most patriotic Britons (not to mention everyone the world over!). So, test your knowledge with this Britain quiz to see if you have what it takes to call yourself a true Britophile!

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1. Which of these is the administrative capital of Shropshire?

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2. On which picturesque Scottish loch is the island of Inchmurrin?

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3. When was the British Broadcasting Corporation officially formed?

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4. Stephen Hawking and Keith Chegwin both graduated from which university?

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5. Which great British cyclist hails from the Isle of Man?

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6. Which London Underground line is pink?

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1. Which English monarch was the first to live in Buckingham Palace?

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2. Sark is in which island group?

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3. Which town was called 'Athens of the north' in Victorian times?

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4. Which of these was NOT an innovation associated with the Roman occupation of Britain?

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5. The National Railway Museum is housed in which city?

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6. Which Michael is a past winner of the 'Rear of the Year' award?

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1. Former PM Winston Churchill and jockey Lester Piggott were both born in which English county?

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2. Who was the first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace?

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3. Which A-road passes through Wigan,Shrewsbury, and Hereford?

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4. When did Trevor McDonald become the first black newsreader in Britain?

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5. Which actor threatened to leave Britain after tax increases were announced in the 2009 Budget?

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6. Winchester is the Admin center for which H?

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1. In May 09 Michael Martin announced his resignation from which position?

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2. Which London Underground line is brown?

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3. Kirkwall is the capital of which British island group?

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4. Ashby de la Zouch is situated in which county?

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5. Name the gardener who landscaped the park at Chatsworth?

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6. Cartoon character Andy Capp only worked one half day in his life. Where?

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1. Name the low-lying area of East Anglia

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2. Which of these is NOT considered to be a Spa Town?

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3. What was Margaret Thatcher's surname before she married?

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4. Who would clash with Mods at seaside resorts in the 60s?

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5. Kirkwall is the capital of which island group?

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6. Which 20th century Prime Minister was known to be a keen sailor?

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1. Which Prime Minister never married?

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2. Which industrialist founded Port Sunlight?

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3. On which course did Peter Thomson complete his hat-trick of consecutive Open Championship victories in 1956?

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4. Which of these towns was NOT developed by the Romans during their occupation of Britain?

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5. Indian Queens lies inland from which Cornish resort?

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6. What breed were the two dogs who mauled and killed a British man in May 09?

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1. Which former Foreign Secretary was slammed for retaining a full security team 2 years after being removed ?

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2. Henry Cooper was one of the British greats in which sport?

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3. Which London Underground line is black?

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4. Who is the UK's Solicitor General?

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5. What is Britain's largest species of deer?

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6. Iain Duncan Smith took over from who as Tory leader?

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1. Which of these is native to Britain?

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2. What is the capital city of England?

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3. Who was King of England from 1035 to 1040?

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4. How much was the 'scrappage allowance' announced in the 2009 budget for new car buyers?

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5. In which city is the University of East Anglia?

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6. What political persuasion is Baroness Uddin, who claimed £100,000 expenses on a 'home' that was an empty flat?

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1. Which of these is the administrative capital of Wiltshire?

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2. Russell Harty and Anita Roddick both had early careers as what?

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3. Trowbridge is the Admin center for which W?

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4. Which of the following is the administrative capital of Gwynedd?

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5. Which of these London Underground lines opened first?

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6. Matlock is the Admin center for which D?

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1. What motorway joins the M18 at its west end?

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2. Who ruled England from 1135 to 1154?

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3. Which of these is NOT native to Britain?

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4. Which of these is England's most southerly point?

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5. Corfe Castle and Studland Bay are in which county?

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6. In which British city was the first public lavatory opened in 1852?

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1. At what distance did Mo Farah set a new British record during a road race in May 09?

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2. Which former Prime Minister said : 'I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals'?

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3. Which of these is the administrative capital of Cornwall?

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4. In what decade was the last execution at the Tower of London?

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5. British statesman William Gladstone was born in which city?

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6. Which ancient civilisation invaded Britain in AD43?

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1. Which area of Britain did the Romans know as Caledonia?

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2. Reading is the Administration center for which B?

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3. Which of these is the home of the Duke of Rutland?

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4. Which of these Shipping Forecast areas is furthest north?

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5. Lerwick is the capital of which British island group?

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6. At which sport is Ian Bell an England international?

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1. Which of these is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London?

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2. Scientist Isaac Newton was born in which county?

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3. Sutton and Drake are parliamentary constituencies in which English city?

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4. When did Margaret Roberts marry Denis Thatcher?

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5. Who championed the Gurkhas in their fight to be allowed to settle in Britain?

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6. Which of these is the name of a Dorset landmark?

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1. A man who was evicted from his site near Stonehenge in 2009 had changed his name to what?

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2. In 1958, Bristol's Susan Cadge was the first winner of which title?

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3. Actor John Mills, painter Thomas Gainsborough and composer Benjamin Britten were all born in which county?

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4. What illness killed Oliver Cromwell?

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5. Where are the Kingsway & Queensway tunnels?

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6. Which of these is NOT the name of a Roman road still used in Britain today?

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1. In the first half of 2009, which cabinet position was held by Jacqui Smith?

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2. After her success championing the Gurkhas, Joanna Lumley threw her support behind which party?

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3. Which structure was built by the Romans to prevent raids by Pictish tribes from Scotland?

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4. In approximately which year did the Romans finally leave Britain?

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5. Which Claire is a past winner of the 'Rear of the Year' award?

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