Statistics for Geography of the British Empire

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  • The average score is 14 of 20

Answer Stats

Question Answer % Correct
Which British territory borders Spain?Gibraltar
93%
What lake is often considered to be the source of the Nile River?Lake Victoria
90%
What country in Central America speaks English?Belize
82%
What city was the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway?Vancouver
81%
What African country was once known as Southern Rhodesia?Zimbabwe
81%
What is the only European country that is a former member of the Commonwealth?Ireland
81%
What was the first British colony in Australia? (Hint: now an Australian state)New South Wales
79%
On what island did Greek-speaking guerillas revolt against British rule in the 1950s?Cyprus
75%
What was the most populous British city in North America in 1700?Boston
73%
What was the most widely-practiced religion in the British Empire in 1900?Hinduism
68%
What island in the Persian Gulf became independent from the UK in 1971?Bahrain
68%
What island had 300,000 slaves (85% of the population) before emancipation in the 1830s?Jamaica
66%
What were the two most important British cities captured by Japan during WWII?Hong Kong
65%
What area was assigned as a Jewish homeland by the Balfour Declaration of 1917?Palestine
65%
What was the primary export of the Colony of Virginia?Tobacco
63%
What were the two most important British cities captured by Japan during WWII?Singapore
60%
What British island can be found in the Atlantic Ocean about 750 miles east of the U.S.?Bermuda
56%
What city, founded in 1840, was named after the British commander at the
Battle of Waterloo?
Wellington
47%
What private company once owned 1/3rd of Canada's land?Hudson's Bay Company
33%
Who founded the doomed Roanoke Colony, England's first attempt
at overseas colonization?
Sir Walter Raleigh
28%

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