British Geography Multiple Choice

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about the geography of the Britain Isles?
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Last updated: May 13, 2020
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1. Which of these cities is furthest north?
York
London
Canterbury
2. What generally, but not always, did a settlement need to have to be granted official city status in Great Britain?
An annual fair
A cathedral
A strategic military location
3. True or false: There are glaciers in Great Britain.
True
False
4. Which city is on the river Thames?
Edinburgh
Oxford
Cambridge
5. Which of these countries is closest to Great Britain?
Denmark
Canada
Belgium
6. Which of these islands is part of Wales?
Isle of Skye
Anglesey
Isle of Wight
7. If you dug directly through the center of the Earth from London, where would you emerge?
near Mexico
near New Zealand
near China
8. Which of the following is a nickname of Aberdeen, Scotland?
Cottonopolis
The Big Smoke
The Venice of the North
Granite City
9. What does the flag of the Isle of Man look like?
10. What is the name of the counties which surround London?
The Home Counties
The Central Counties
The Near Counties
11. Where do Cockney accents come from originally?
Manchester
London
Yorkshire
Cornwall
12. What is the term for people from Liverpool?
Liverpoolites
Liverpudlians
Liverpoolers
13. Many places in Great Britain end in the suffix "Chester". Where does this name come from?
A Viking term for valley
A French term for hill
A Roman term for fort
14. Which of the following types of landscape is not closely related to the others?
Fen
Marsh
Bog
Heath
Marshes, bogs, and fens are all wetlands. Heaths are not.
15. How do most people commute to work in the UK?
Walking
By car
Public transit
Cycling
68% travel by car. Just 18% use public transit. Source.
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Level ∞
May 13, 2020
The last question is solely for correcting the misconceptions of Americans. I couldn't help myself :)
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Level 57
May 13, 2020
How do you think we travel to work out of interest? I really hope you all think we get around using silly walks.
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Level ∞
May 13, 2020
American liberals think Europe is a socialist paradise where everyone takes the train.

American conservatives think Europe is a socialist hellhole where everyone takes the train.

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Level 76
May 13, 2020
And both ignore the diversity (particularly regarding trains) about as much as Europeans ignore US diversity.
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Level 74
May 14, 2020
I didn't know they thought that of us.

Public transport in the UK is expensive and very badly run (and largely privatised - at least the rail service - these days so it's only public transport in terms of who can use it, not who owns it). Other European countries manage to run far more efficient services with far cheaper ticket prices - I don't know why we are so bad at it :-(
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Level 71
May 13, 2020
Given that this is a new quiz in lockdown, surely the answer should be 'by staying at home'
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Level 62
May 13, 2020
To be technically correct and match your plural answers, the question should be "people from Liverpool".
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Level ∞
May 13, 2020
Okay
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Level 67
May 14, 2020
Your plan to trick people seem to have worked! I have never seen an answer so low in these types of quizzes, usually lowest is around 60% this one is currently at 33%!

btw non-americans can fall for it too, I did. (but partly since you added it as a question, thinking if the answer would be car the question wouldn't be on here. And maybe partly cause I am naive haha, and actually I didn't read througoughly, was thinking more of london than the entire UK. Because if I would have thought about the entire UK no way I would have answered Public transport.)

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Level 31
May 24, 2020
Why is the Isle of Man on a UK quiz it isn’t part of the UK