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British Geography Quiz #1

Answer these random questions about the geography of the United Kingdom and its territories.
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First submittedFebruary 16, 2016
Last updatedJanuary 5, 2019
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What is the main river flowing through London?
Thames
What is the tallest mountain on Great Britain?
Ben Nevis
What island chain lies 80 kilometers northeast of the Orkney islands?
Shetland
What royal forest once covered much of Nottinghamshire, but is now reduced
to just 4.23 square kilometers?
Sherwood
What is the word for lake in Scotland?
Loch
What is the word for lake in Ireland?
Lough
What is the longest river in the United Kingdom?
Severn
What national park can be found in northern Wales?
Snowdonia
What Roman wall was built near the border of Scotland and England?
Hadrian's Wall
What city's residents are referred to as Scousers?
Liverpool
What major city is located on the River Clyde?
Glasgow
What is the westernmost point of the mainland of England?
Land's End
In what county would you find the above?
Cornwall
What World Heritage Site near Salisbury was built around 3,000 BC?
Stonehenge
What cathedral was the tallest building in London until 1962?
St. Paul's Cathedral
What is the tallest building in London today?
The Shard
What British territory is located at the southern tip of Spain?
Gibraltar
On what ocean inlet does Edinburgh lie?
Firth of Forth
What city, due south of London, lies on the English Channel?
Brighton
What city was the destination of pilgrims honoring Thomas Becket?
Canterbury
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level 72
Feb 16, 2016
Maybe tweak the clue to "westernmost point of mainland England"? The Scilly Isles are part of England, and further west.
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level 45
Feb 18, 2016
In the answer box did it say "____'s end" though Jerry?
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level 59
Apr 25, 2016
Scilly Isles, what a silly name! What's even Scilly-er is that the islands waged a war with the Netherlands for 335 years (1651-1986).
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level 35
Apr 25, 2016
Waged a war might be pushing it...
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level 72
Sep 9, 2018
Let‘s be nitpicky again: 2nd question is incorrect. The correct answer would be Mount Paget on South Georgia, which forms as much part of the UK as Scotland does, especially if you use in the description the term "and its territories". Maybe change it to 'highest mountain in Great Britain'?
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level ∞
Jan 5, 2019
Okay, I changed that question and the other one.
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level 56
Apr 25, 2016
The Lough question seems out of place as Ireland is a separate country to the UK. I understand that it's the same word used in Northern Ireland, so maybe you should specify this.
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level 65
Apr 16, 2018
Not only that, but "Lough" is merely an anglicized spelling of the correct Gaelic (Irish and Scots) spelling "Loch".
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level ∞
Jan 5, 2019
The question is correct and not out of place. For example, here is the largest lake in Northern Ireland.
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level 49
Apr 25, 2016
I don't really care, but while we are being pedantic the quiz is entiteld British geography but then syas it is about the UK. These things aren't quite the same as Northern Ireland - for example is in the UK but not Britain (although it is in the British Isles). Having said that - good quiz Thanks
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level 59
Apr 25, 2016
"British" is the official short form for things relating to "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." It's been used correctly here.
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level 72
Apr 25, 2016
As opposed to Gibraltar ... but it does say its territories too
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level 44
Apr 25, 2016
I'm British, but I only got 10/20! I'm also surprised that this hasn't already been made.
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level 56
Mar 11, 2019
I'm Malaysian and got 17/20 (missed Sherwood, Brighton and Canterbury)
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level 20
Jun 2, 2019
I got 20/20 with almost 2 minutes remaining. Best quiz for me so far.
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level 71
Apr 25, 2016
Firth of Forth...? Try saying that 10 times fast. What the hell?
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level 46
Apr 26, 2016
90% without even really thinking about it.
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level 56
Mar 14, 2017
"What national park can be found in northern Wales?" You accept Snowdon, which is not the name of the national park but the name of the tallest mountain in the national park (i.e. they are not the same). Also, you could accept the Welsh name for the park (Eryri).
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level 72
Aug 10, 2018
I did much better than average and my native language is American.
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level 49
Aug 27, 2018
Do you mean your native language is English?
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level 52
Oct 30, 2018
is American a language?
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level 47
Jan 29, 2019
14/20 and i'm not even British!
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level 44
Apr 2, 2019
Never mind
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level 60
Apr 2, 2019
Land's end is not the most westerly point, check out this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardnamurchan_Point
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level 63
Apr 2, 2019
That's not in England though, and the question does specify England...
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level 60
Apr 2, 2019
Ooops my bad
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level 59
Aug 30, 2019
What country? Wales. Whales. WTF Wales. Piece of Junk. Oh. County.
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level 62
Apr 2, 2019
Just two I didn't know: the Irish word for lake, and the Firth in Edinburgh.
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level 64
Apr 2, 2019
Loughs (and lochs) aren't just lakes, they can also be sea inlets/fjords. See Belfast Lough for example.
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level 64
Apr 2, 2019
This isn't intended as a criticism by the way, just thought enquiring minds would like to know.
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level 72
Apr 2, 2019
I tried Penzance for the westernmost point. I should have known the correct answer.