United Kingdom Decoder

Guess each short answer. Then combine the first letters of each answer to make a famous quote.
Except for the quote, all the answers are a single word
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: June 26, 2017
First submittedJune 10, 2015
Times taken23,620
Rating4.13
6:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 22 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
 
Hint
Answer
B
Dog breed that often
represents the UK
Bulldog
R
Cockney ______ slang
Rhyming
I
"Revolution" that began in Britain
circa 1770
Industrial
T
London's river
Thames
A
London concert venue:
Royal _____ Hall
Albert
N
Tallest mountain: Ben _____
Nevis
N
Admiral who died at Trafalgar
Nelson
I
Place to find The Angel in London
Islington
A
Religious leader:
__________ of Canterbury
Archbishop
R
Sport named for a town in
Warwickshire
Rugby
U
Bob's your _____
Uncle
 
Hint
Answer
L
Hometown of the Beatles
Liverpool
E
Name of two queens
Elizabeth
T
Biggest supermarket chain
Tesco
H
Busiest airport
Heathrow
E
The Battle of Waterloo was won on
the playing-fields of ____
Eton
W
Also known as Cymru
Wales
A
Counterparts of the Saxons
Angles
V
Empress of India
Victoria
E
__________, my dear Watson
Elementary
S
Another word for a wrench
Spanner
 
 
 
Quote
Britannia rule the waves
+1
Level 82
Jun 10, 2015
These decoder puzzles are great! More please!
+1
Level 74
Aug 25, 2015
There are decoders posted so far for baseball, golf, cricket, Harry Potter and Star Wars.
+1
Level 63
Aug 25, 2015
I'd love to help you make more of them if you want any assistance.
+1
Level 74
Aug 25, 2015
Great, what say you just post some? My suggestion, if you want one, would be to choose your favourite country then make a decoder about that.
+1
Level 63
Aug 26, 2015
And don't forget Geography Decoder
+1
Level 78
Aug 25, 2015
I love 'em, too.
+1
Level 83
Jun 11, 2015
Thank you Neil Gaiman!
+2
Level 59
Aug 25, 2015
If you are basing the Quote clue on the lyrics of "Rule Britannia", then the words are Britannia RULE the waves". There is never an "s" to make RULES. A frequent error, which used to be drilled into every British schoolchild.
+1
Level 74
Aug 25, 2015
^ this is true.
+2
Level ∞
Jun 26, 2017
Fixed
+2
Level 66
Nov 5, 2017
No-good Yank here, even I knew that one. Of course the seas belong to the US Navy now, but that's a different matter entirely - partly because it comprises a force powerful enough to destroy the surface of the planet seven times over. Also because we keep crashing into things. I feel the latter is a greater threat than the former.
+1
Level 65
Feb 4, 2020
Indeed—that is what one calls 'the subjunctive mood'.
+6
Level 21
Aug 25, 2015
I kept reading "another word for wrench" as "another word for wench", kept trying slut and wondering why it didnt work
+1
Level 58
Aug 25, 2015
That's because the correct word would have been "slattern"!
+1
Level 58
Aug 25, 2015
Or "slammerkin."
+1
Level 76
Aug 25, 2015
The directions say all the answers are one word, but the first answer is shown as Bull Dog. (Not that the quiz cares about spaces, but it just seems inconsistent.)
+2
Level ∞
Aug 25, 2015
D'oh! Removed the space.
+1
Level 67
Jul 5, 2019
Simply bull was accepted, which is weird, it is not a bull. Now if ___ dog was allready shown that would be fine. But just bull? really if you are allready typing bull you know it is bulldog.
+1
Level 65
Aug 25, 2015
I misspelled Heathrow :(
+1
Level 67
Aug 25, 2015
Happily, I got the quote.
+2
Level 54
Nov 24, 2015
Not really a United Kingdom Decoder, is it? England decoder with a couple of token plug ins.
+1
Level 15
Aug 4, 2020
England has most of the people. It has 56 million compared to the 10 million in the rest of the country. Source: citypopulation.de
+2
Level 54
Feb 12, 2016
Also worth pointing out that there has only been ONE Queen of the UK(sic) named Elizabeth. Elizabeth 1st was Queen of England, prior to the creation of the United Kingdom.
+1
Level 70
Dec 21, 2016
It doesn't actually say 'Queen of the UK'. I just read it as a Queen somehow associated with the UK, be that England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Great Britain or the UK as a whole.
+1
Level 75
Nov 2, 2017
and also two Marys. Non-unique answer (as is Thames - London has many rivers!)...
+1
Level 69
Jun 26, 2017
Victoria works, but not Queen Victoria?
+2
Level 66
Jun 27, 2017
Perhaps because it needs to start with V.
+1
Level 15
Aug 4, 2020
That isn’t obvious if you haven’t figured out the quote yet.
+1
Level 58
Aug 9, 2017
No idea what 'The Angel' is, guessed Islington from the first letter.
+2
Level 81
Nov 2, 2017
The Angel is a small area in the Borough of Islington in London - remembered from the London edition of the Monopoly board game. It's also the name of the pub in the same area.
+1
Level 78
Jun 2, 2019
The area's named after the pub. Just saying.
+2
Level 51
Nov 2, 2017
great quiz - but spanner is not another word for wrench, it is the only word I have ever heard used in Britain
+1
Level 78
Nov 2, 2017
I watch a lot of British TV shows and I hear spanner used - just heard it this week watching an old Midsomer Murder with Honeysuckle Weeks. (I love that name.)
+2
Level 67
Jul 5, 2019
I think he was trying to say that only spanner is used, not wrench as well.
+1
Level 77
Feb 6, 2020
But the words describe the same object, therefore the clue makes sense.
+1
Level 86
Nov 2, 2017
Question for someone more versed in English/British history than I - there were not two queen Marys - Bloody Mary and the wife of William III? Does one not count for some reason or is it just that the answer doesn't fit the solution? Nice quiz BTW - I love these decoder quizzes
+3
Level 75
Nov 2, 2017
There is also a Royal *Festival* Hall in London
+2
Level 75
Nov 3, 2017
Why is a spanner being linked specifically to the UK? Doesn't anyone else call it that?
+1
Level 80
Nov 3, 2017
Other countries that use British English do.
+2
Level 64
Nov 3, 2017
Too American! jk
+2
Level 38
Mar 5, 2018
Are y'all kiddin' me? IT IS NOT THE BULLDOG IT IS THE CORGI!!!
+2
Level 70
Mar 27, 2018
Bull
+1
Level 58
Feb 21, 2020
The corgi has never been used to represent Britain. Corgis are just the favoured breed of dog of the current monarch.
+1
Level 75
May 17, 2019
You can also find The Angel in Edmonton. Though Islington is much more well known, having the tube station of that name (Edmonton's Angel has Angel Road station until the 28th, when it's replaced by Meridan Water station) and appearing on the Monotony board.
+1
Level 58
Feb 21, 2020
Monotony board! Like it! :-)
+1
Level 21
Feb 17, 2020
It should accept Anglo, not just Angles.
+1
Level 55
Feb 21, 2020
Please accept English Bulldog for Bulldog.