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Geography of the British Empire

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First submittedMarch 18, 2017
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What lake is often considered to be the source of the Nile River?
Lake Victoria
What city was the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway?
Vancouver
Which British territory borders Spain?
Gibraltar
What is the only European country that is a former member of the Commonwealth?
Ireland
What was the first British colony in Australia? (Hint: now an Australian state)
New South Wales
What was the most populous British city in North America in 1700?
Boston
What was the most widely-practiced religion in the British Empire in 1900?
Hinduism
What country in Central America speaks English?
Belize
What were the two most important British cities captured by Japan during WWII?
Hong Kong
Singapore
What African country was once known as Southern Rhodesia?
Zimbabwe
What area was assigned as a Jewish homeland by the Balfour Declaration of 1917?
Palestine
Who founded the doomed Roanoke Colony, England's first attempt at overseas colonization?
Sir Walter Raleigh
What private company once owned 1/3rd of Canada's land?
Hudson's Bay Company
What was the primary export of the Colony of Virginia?
Tobacco
What island had 300,000 slaves (85% of the population) before emancipation in the 1830s?
Jamaica
What British island can be found in the Atlantic Ocean about 750 miles east of the U.S.?
Bermuda
What city, founded in 1840, was named after the British commander at the Battle of Waterloo?
Wellington
What island in the Persian Gulf became independent from the UK in 1971?
Bahrain
On what island did Greek-speaking guerillas revolt against British rule in the 1950s?
Cyprus
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level 71
Mar 18, 2017
Very interesting quiz!
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level 67
Mar 19, 2017
Neat quiz, good mix of questions.
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level 77
Mar 20, 2017
Nice quiz, but surely you mean a group of islands for Bermuda? I missed it because I was seeking a single island like Montserrat.
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level 75
Mar 23, 2017
Agreed, it is a group of islands.
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level 59
Sep 9, 2017
Was Malta not a part of the commonwealth?
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level 47
Sep 9, 2017
Malta still is part of the Commonwealth, I believe
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level 54
Sep 9, 2017
No, Malta is a sovereign nation.
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level 61
Sep 9, 2017
Like Pakistan, Namibia, New Zealand, and a host of others, Malta is both a sovereign nation and a member of the Commonwealth.
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level 67
Sep 9, 2017
I tried Malta too, yes they are a member of the Commonwealth as are Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, etc. etc. etc.
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level 66
Sep 11, 2017
Malta is a member of the commonwealth and a sovereign nation. However it's not a "former member of the commonwealth" as asked by the question.
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level 66
Aug 2, 2018
It was a member last year, wasn't it?
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level 56
Mar 28, 2019
@CardinalSin Ha-ha.
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level 77
Sep 9, 2017
You wouldn't believe how hard it is to train a gorilla to speak Greek.
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level 67
Sep 9, 2017
Everyone has to have a hobby, even you kalbahamut.
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level 51
Sep 9, 2017
British = Hinduism ? I have heard they forced Indian Hindus to accept Christianity.
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level 53
Sep 9, 2017
If that were true, you'd see a lot more Christians in India. Dunno where you heard that, but it's not accurate.
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level 67
Sep 9, 2017
I think you have taken the 'Creative' part of your name too literary.
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level 66
Sep 9, 2017
Awesome quiz!
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level 14
Sep 10, 2017
This quiz is all wrong. The true geography is:Everything is either Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch.
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level 72
Sep 11, 2017
Wasn't Zimbabwe just "Rhodesia"; and Zambia was "Northern Rhodesia"?
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level 72
Sep 11, 2017
Aha - only from 1964; was indeed Southern Rhodesia up until then...
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