How much do you really know about England?

From its rich history and royalty to its famous landmarks and world-renowned sporting events, England is full of surprises. See how much you really know about this fascinating country by answering these 100 questions.

Round 1 – Royalty & Politics

1 – In what year was Queen Elizabeth II born?

2 – Which is larger, Buckingham Palace or The White House?

3 – Which Prime Minister was in power during the Falklands War?

4 – Who was King during World War I?

5 – Which British Prime Minister was assassinated in 1812?

6 – In what year did Theresa May become Prime Minister?

7 – Which King famously abdicated in 1936?

8 – In which London borough are the Houses of Parliament situated?

9 – In what year did Queen Elizabeth II celebrate her Diamond Jubilee?

10 – What was Gordon Brown’s official government position immediately prior to him becoming Prime Minister in 2007?

11 – Who was elected Lord Mayor of London in 2016?

12 – In which building did Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer get married?

13 – Which Prime Minister famously triggered the UK EU referendum (which later became known as Brexit)?

14 – In what year was Tony Blair first elected as Prime Minister?

15 – Who was elected as Prime Minister immediately after Margaret Thatcher?

16 – What was Margaret Thatcher’s middle name?

17 – In what year was Queen Victoria’s coronation?

18 – Which political party was in power when the Brexit referendum came into effect?

19 – What is the address of the Prime Minister’s official residence?

20 – In what year did Queen Elizabeth II share her first Instagram post?

21 – How many wives did Henry VIII have?

22 – How many children has Queen Elizabeth II had?

23 – Which British Prime Minister famously quoted ‘Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others’?

24 – In which London borough does the annual Trooping of the Colours take place?

25 – In what London landmark building was Anne Boleyn beheaded?

Round 2 – Sports & Entertainment

1-Which English author created the character, James Bond?

2 – In which castle was the TV series Downton Abbey predominantly filmed?

3 – Which English football club is nicknamed ‘The Magpies’?

4 – In what city was the English Olympic diver Tom Daley born?

5 – In what year was Elton John born?

6 – In what year did long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe first win the London Marathon?

7 – In which English city was the TV series Peaky Blinders set?

8 – Which male singles player won the Wimbledon tennis tournament in 2013?

9 – In what year did English racing driver Lewis Hamilton first win the British Grand Prix?

10 – In what city was David Bowie born?

11 – The 2014 film ‘The Theory of Everything’ was based on which English theoretical physicist?

12 – Which famous annual music festival is held at Worthy Farm in South West England?

13 – What is the first name of English footballer David Beckham’s wife?

14 – In what year did England first win the FIFA World Cup?

15 – Which English actor played Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy?

16 – Which famous global boy band was formed during The X Factor TV show in 2010?

17 – How many members of the Spice Girls were there?

18 – What is the name of Chelsea Football Club’s home stadium?

19 – In what year did Roger Federer win his first Wimbledon Grand Slam title?

20 – Which music group famously posed for an album cover on a zebra crossing on London’s Abbey Road?

21 – In which forest was the legendary character Robin Hood supposedly based?

22 – In what city was the actress Dame Judi Dench born?

23 – Which English artist designed the bullet-proof vest that Stormzy wore at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival?

24 – Which racing driver won the British Grand Prix in 2010?

25 – As of 2020, in which city is the Wasps Rugby Club based?

Round 3 – Landmarks & Nature

1 – Which famous architect designed St Paul’s Cathedral?

2 – What is the official name for Big Ben?

3 – Which is larger, London’s Hyde Park or New York’s Central Park?

4 – What is the name of the highest mountain in England?

5 – How many capsules, or pods, does The London Eye have?

6 – Which English civil engineer designed The Clifton Suspension Bridge?

7 – In what year was the broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough born?

8 – What is the name of the southernmost point in England?

9 – What is the national animal of England?

10 – What is the name of the main river that runs through London?

11 – In which county is Stonehenge situated?

12 – What is the name of the famous sculpture in Gateshead that was designed by Antony Gormley OBE?

13 – What is the name of the largest canal in England?

14 – As of 2020, how many National Parks are there in England?

15 – In which National Park is Lake Windermere?

16 – Which bridge crosses The River Thames between St Paul’s Cathedral and The Tate Modern art gallery?

17 – What is the name of the motorway that circles around Greater London?

18 – In what city is England’s oldest aquarium, opened in 1872?

19 – In which London borough is The Shard situated?

20 – Which cathedral featured in the 1976 film The Omen?

21 – In which county is The Eden Project situated?

22 – What is the name of the northernmost point in England?

23 – What is the name of England’s largest natural gorge?

24 – Which large island is located just south of Hampshire county?

25 – What is the name of the ancient Roman wall running across the north of England?

Round 4 – History & Historic Figures

1 – What is the name of the patron saint of England?

2 – Which palace is the official residence of The Archbishop of Canterbury?

3 – Before London, which city was the capital of England?

4 – In what year did the Battle of Hastings take place?

5 – In what month do the English celebrate Guy Fawkes, or Bonfire Night?

6 – In what year did Britain hand Hong Kong over to the People’s Republic of China?

7 – In what year did the Great Fire of London sweep through the city?

8 – Which famous English playwright and poet wrote Romeo and Juliet?

9 – In which city was the author Charles Dickens born?

10 – Which English writer had his book, The Jungle Book, published in 1894?

11 – Which author’s picture was featured on £10 notes first issued in 2017?

12 – Which British passenger liner sank on its way to New York in 1912?

13 – In what year did the Channel Tunnel (also known as The Euro Tunnel) officially open?

14 – Which English author wrote the famous Peter Rabbit series?

15 – In what year was the National Health Service (NHS) established?

16 – What is the full name of the English computer scientist that purportedly invented the world wide web?

17 – In what year was William Shakespeare born?

18 – In which city is the JORVIK Viking Centre located?

19 – By what popular name are the ceremonial Yeoman Guards at the Tower of London known?

20 – In what year did the Concorde jet make its last commercial passenger flight from New York to London?

21 – Which scientist purportedly ‘discovered’ gravity while sitting under an apple tree?

22 – In what year was English novelist George Orwell’s book ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ published?

23 – Where was the Magna Carta signed in 1215?

24 – In what year did England officially enter World War I?

25 – In what year did the famous novelist Jane Austen die?

 

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