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United Kingdom A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, guess these answers about the United Kingdom.
All the answers are a single word
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First submittedJuly 24, 2015
Last updatedNovember 26, 2015
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Clue
Answer
A
London concert venue:
Royal _____ Hall
Albert
B
Capital of Northern Ireland
Belfast
C
The Channel Tunnel, for short
Chunnel
D
County bordering Cornwall
Devon
E
Scotland's 2nd biggest city
Edinburgh
F
Three letter word for a marsh
Fen
G
British territory bordering Spain
Gibraltar
H
Scottish dish made of
sheep organs
Haggis
I
Man or Wight, for example
Isle
J
British sports car brand
Jaguar
K
County closest to France
Kent
L
Capital (and largest) city
London
M
Nicknamed "Warehouse City"
Manchester
 
Clue
Answer
N
Northernmost county of England
Northumberland
O
Oldest university
Oxford
P
Official currency of the UK
Pound
Q
Marquess who made rules for boxing
Queensberry
R
Starr of the Beatles
Ringo
S
What lies north of Hadrian's Wall
Scotland
T
London's main river
Thames
U
Bob's your what?
Uncle
V
UK territory (The British ______ Islands)
Virgin
W
Annual tennis tournament in London
Wimbledon
X
Element discovered
by Ramsey and Travers
Xenon
Y
Type of "pudding" made with batter
Yorkshire
Z
Country that quit
the commonwealth in 2013
Zimbabwe
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level 58
Nov 26, 2015
Other Country A-Z quizzes: United States, Canada, Greece, Spain.
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level 49
Nov 28, 2015
The most favourite letter on this quiz is X, as a chemistry bachelor.
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level 73
Dec 1, 2015
Apparently I need to brush up on my English counties. The only ones I missed were K, N, and D. All of the county questions.
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level 58
Dec 18, 2015
We have a Kent county where I live, that's what came to my mind when I saw K and county.
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level 78
Feb 21, 2016
Michigander?
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level 58
Feb 21, 2016
Nice guess, but nope.
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level 25
Jul 17, 2016
Living in the Garden of England
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level 71
Mar 27, 2017
In the UK we call it the County of Kent and never Kent County (just to be pedantic).
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level 66
Feb 22, 2016
#devonpride
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level 45
Jan 22, 2016
21 out of 26. Not bad for a Canadian.
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level 58
Jan 30, 2016
Being Brit, this was a gimme. I'm impressed that 47% of quizzers (many of whom were presumably not British) got Fen. Kudos!
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level 82
Feb 9, 2016
I don't know anyone who calls it the Chunnel.
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level 69
Feb 21, 2016
Brit here too. I've never seen or heard "chunnel" in my life.
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level 34
Jan 30, 2018
Chunnel? What the ...
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level 71
Apr 8, 2018
The press still often refer to it as that, but it didn't really catch on as a nickname in general parlance. Ugly word.
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level 63
Feb 21, 2016
Even the PG Tips chimps didn't call it that :)
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level 66
Feb 22, 2016
I'm British and have heard it fairly often.
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level 59
Feb 23, 2016
Yeah it's totally familiar to me. I'm surprised anyone from the UK hasn't heard it before.
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level 58
Feb 24, 2016
I think it was really nicknamed "The Chunnel" in the media far more during its planning and construction. I really haven't heard it called that a lot (if any) since it opened.
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level 73
Dec 4, 2016
I know it as Eurotunnel or "Sleeve" tunnel :) There's plenty of better options for C.
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level 71
Mar 27, 2017
I've only heard "Chunnel" used in newspaper articles by lazy journalists.
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level 77
Aug 31, 2018
Briefly referred to as the chunnel in the 1980s (by the press mainly) as I recall. Never heard anyone actually call it that in normal conversation.
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level 78
Feb 21, 2016
I was like, "Hey, they spelled Star wrong....oooooh, no they didn't!"
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level 45
Feb 21, 2016
im 31 lived born and bred Brit NEVER ONCE have I heard the term "Chunnel" everyone I have ever met in my whole time on earth either calls it "The Channel Tunnel" or simply "The Tunnel"
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level 58
Feb 21, 2016
My mother and her sisters, who all were born and raised in England, would only refer to the English Channel Tunnel as the "chunnel". It's a nickname. And it may not matter what you call it, but it is a 'circulating' nickname of the Channel Tunnel.
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level 45
Feb 21, 2016
people may use the term Chunnel but it defiantely isn't us Brits
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level 58
Feb 21, 2016
Then why might you book your Channel Tunnel ticket on www.chunnel.com?
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level 65
Feb 21, 2016
Although I don't use the term 'Chunnel', I have definitely heard it used. I think it was used by some parts of the media in the early days of its existence.
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level 58
Feb 21, 2016
Thank you, janjan. I assume you're a Brit?
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level 72
Feb 21, 2016
Completely second what Janjan says
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level 70
Feb 23, 2016
Brit here, and I'll third that.
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level 28
Feb 28, 2016
Wrong, I am a born and bred Brit, and for many years it was known as the "Chunnel", though as has already been said, it has not been called that for quite a while.
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level 54
Feb 24, 2017
theguy316, you are definitely sounding very defiant!
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level 56
Mar 20, 2017
I've used Chunnel before and I'm British. Admittedly it's not a common name these days though.
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level 73
Feb 21, 2016
Considering that most of Northumberland lies north of Hadrian's Wall, your question-answer is incorrect. It's a common misconception, even in England, that Scotland begins once you've crossed that famous wall. Berwick-on-Tweed is about 60 miles north of the Wall but still in England.
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level 67
Feb 21, 2016
Scotland is north of the wall. That's geographically correct, just as Canada is north of Mexico.
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level 66
Feb 22, 2016
It doesn't say 'everything north of the wall' so Scotland is correct for the 'S' letter.
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level 58
Feb 22, 2016
Yeah, this one feels a bit dodgy. Scotland certainly is north of the wall, but so are many other things beginning with S (Shetland, Stirling etc.) 'North of Hadrian's wall' doesn't define Scotland, and while I think pretty much everyone knows the intent, it's factually incorrect.
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level 71
Jun 2, 2016
Oh come on! I enjoy a bit of pedantry as much as the next man, but this is silly. Hadrian's wall was built to separate England from Scotland, not England from Shetland, or Stirling, or Scilly, or anywhere else beginning with 'S'. Anyone who was confused because a little bit of England now lies north of the wall doesn't deserve the points.
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level 48
Dec 8, 2016
A tiny bit of Scotland is south of Hadrian's Wall
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level 61
Jan 16, 2017
How much of Scotland is on the other side of The Chunnel?
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level 56
Mar 20, 2017
@TheWombat: "Hadrian's wall was built to separate England from Scotland". NO IT WASN'T. England and Scotland didn't exist when the Romans built the wall, the wall was built across the island of Britain to delineate the northern Roman border and a wall they could retreat behind when the tribes further north got a little boisterous. England and Scotland didn't come into existence until centuries after the Romans left Britain.
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level 67
Feb 21, 2016
Also never ever heard anyone call it the "Chunnel". Must be a fairly rare nickname.
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level 53
Feb 21, 2016
definitely heard it called the chunnel. Was more common when it first opened
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level 44
Feb 22, 2016
Sports car brand = Jensen
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level 58
Feb 24, 2016
Jaguar is all-time more common one.:)
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level 71
Jun 2, 2016
Yeah, but Jensen only made sports cars (and trucks), but most of Jaguar's cars aren't sports cars.
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level 51
Sep 17, 2016
Jaguar has been owned by an Indian company for a while now though.
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level 50
Feb 23, 2016
19 for the Yank.
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level 58
Feb 24, 2016
To actually keep it about the United Kingdom, maybe you should substitue "Pedestrian crossing" for the Z question. As far as I know that's unique to us.
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level 58
Feb 24, 2016
No, it's ubiquitous, but you're correct in the manner that it pertains to the UK.
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level 65
Feb 25, 2016
22/26 for the Yankee.
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level 69
Apr 17, 2016
No love for wales
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level 67
Jan 1, 2017
That "Pudding" question got me totally. Such a face palm when I read the answer. I'd never heard the M one before either, but it was easy enough to guess.
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level 61
Jan 16, 2017
24/26 for this American Anglophile, but there's no way I'd ever get Devon or Northumberland.
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level 54
Feb 24, 2017
2.26 left, I started off typing medium speed and halfway through realised I could get a decent time here if I type a bit faster (well at least as fast as I can type, which isn't the fastest!)
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level 56
Mar 20, 2017
What lies to the north of Hadrian's Wall is England - the very northern part of it, but it's still England. The Wall doesn't touch Scotland.
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level 56
Mar 20, 2017
Why do you except Edinburgh without the h on the end? Without the h that would change the pronunciation of the name.
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level 70
Jun 29, 2017
Because expecting spelling precision sometimes is deemed overly stringent. Kind of like how some people use the word "except" when they actually mean "accept". Close enough. Idea conveyed. Right?
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level 71
Mar 27, 2017
As a Brit from the Northwest, I've never heard of Manchester being called "Warehouse City", although I could guess it. Also, if we're being totally accurate, the currency is the "Pound sterling", sometimes shortened to just "Sterling".
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level 70
Jun 29, 2017
Only got Northumberland because.......of taking other quizzes on JetPunk and being exposed to such information. JetPunk: educating idiots like me one bit of information at a time!
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level 45
Jun 1, 2018
Having Zimbabwe as an answer is a bit of stretch when the quiz is to do with the United Kingdom.
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level 58
Jun 2, 2018
It used to be "Zebra Crossing" but was changed upon feature.
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level 45
Jul 25, 2018
That's a shame. Zebra Crossing fits a lot better in my opinion.
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level 49
Dec 22, 2018
British here and never heard of ‘Chunnel’... It would’ve been nice to see some questions/answers relating to Wales as well.
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