United Kingdom A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, guess these answers about the United Kingdom.
All the answers are a single word
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: October 4, 2019
First submittedJuly 24, 2015
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Clue
Answer
A
London concert venue:
Royal _____ Hall
Albert
B
Capital of Northern Ireland
Belfast
C
Capital of Wales
Cardiff
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 car brand now merged
with Land Rover
Jaguar
K
County closest to France
Kent
L
Capital (and largest) city
London
M
Nicknamed "Warehouse City"
Manchester
N
England's northernmost county
Northumberland
Clue
Answer
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
Shakespeare wrote 154 of these
Sonnets
T
London's main river
Thames
U
Bob's your what?
Uncle
V
Nickname of Elizabeth I:
The _____ Queen
Virgin
W
Tennis tournament in London
Wimbledon
X
Element discovered
by Ramsey and Travers
Xenon
Y
Type of "pudding" made with batter
Yorkshire
Z
Pedestrian crossing with stripes:
_____ Crossing
Zebra
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Level 63
Nov 26, 2015
Other Country A-Z quizzes: United States, Canada, Greece, Spain.
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Level 28
Apr 8, 2020
26/26
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Level 48
Nov 28, 2015
The most favourite letter on this quiz is X, as a chemistry bachelor.
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Level 34
Jan 10, 2020
that's cool and all but i dont remember asking
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Level 34
Jan 10, 2020
after thinking about what i said i apologize for my behavior
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Level 72
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 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 59
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 67
Oct 6, 2019
Well the rest are super easy, so you have you 2 minutes left to try things there. (and think of things for queensberry, but well that is no 3 letter answer so hard to get by just guessing, so yeah missed that one)
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Level 64
Oct 8, 2019
Know it from crossword puzzles, don't think I've ever heard it used otherwise.
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Level 88
Oct 21, 2019
I come across it fairly regularly in poetry. I was trying to come up with an example to put here, but they were all fairly obscure, except:

"Bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,
Fair Ravenclaw, from glen,
Sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
Shrewd Slytherin, from fen."
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Level 51
Feb 23, 2016
19 for the Yank.
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Level 68
Feb 25, 2016
22/26 for the Yankee.
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Level 68
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 78
Oct 8, 2019
Northumberland is the only one that gave me problems. I tried Northumbria, Northumberton, even Northampton and Newcastle out of desperation before finally getting it.
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Level 34
Jan 10, 2020
i am also an anglophile but i haven't come out to my family yet
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Level 53
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 72
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 75
Oct 6, 2019
Also a Brit, never heard of Warehouse City (but guessed it straight away) and agree with Sterling
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Level 53
Oct 8, 2019
I've lived in or near Manchester for 50 years and I've never heard it called that either
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Level 46
Oct 31, 2019
I'm from Manchester and never heard that term before, must be from the cotton production era
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Level 59
Sep 9, 2020
I'm sorry Mr Quizzer 6794, but Manchester is not known as the Warehouse City by anyone. Just Google it and you will find zero hits for 'The Warehouse City'. OK, Manchester is known for its warehouses, mainly cotton and other textile warehouses, but it is also known for many other things. For instance, it is known as Cottonopolis because of its historical role in the industrial revolution and the textile industry. It is the place of the founding of the Co-operative movement, home of the Ha├žienda night club, famed for Joy Division, New Order, The Smiths, The Happy Mondays. It was an inspiration for both Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels to write their famous treatises (Das Kapital and The Condition of the Working Class in England respectively). Indeed it is where Marx and Engels met for the first time. It was the home of Emiline Pankhurst, suffragist leader. There are many many things you could associate with Manchester, and yet the one thing is selected that has no meaning for a Mancunian
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Level 59
Sep 9, 2020
In addition, all manner of household linen (bedding, tablecloths, pillow cases etc) is known by the collective noun 'Manchester' by inhabitants of Australia and New Zealand. Alan Turing, based at the University of Manchester, worked to break the German Enigma code during World War Two helping defeat Nazi Germany. What about the first ever passenger railway in 1830? The splitting of the atom by Ernest Rutherford in 1919? The Peterloo Massacre? I would urge you to find a more suitable clue for your question on Manchester, please sir...respectfully. EDIT - OK, I have re-Googled it, and it seems it may have been 'dubbed' 'Warehouse City' in the mid-19th Century, but it is not an epithet currently associated with the city...
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Level 78
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 67
Oct 6, 2019
Makes your lamp shine brighter ;)
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Level 78
Oct 8, 2019
Making my lamp shine brighter may raise me from a dimwit to a halfwit, but I still have a long way to go before I light the room with my brilliance. As Don said, it's one step at a time.
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Level 81
Oct 4, 2019
40% got the entire alphabet. Pretty easy evidently.
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Level 78
Oct 7, 2019
Once again, all those hours spent watching Downton Abbey have paid off.
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2019
That was fantastic!
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Level 63
Oct 6, 2019
Thanks stew!
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Level 35
Oct 6, 2019
great quiz done in 50 seconds
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Level 77
Oct 8, 2019
Never heard of Manchester referred to as 'Warehouse City' despite having lived all my days in the UK, twenty of them in the Greater Manchester area.
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Level 60
Oct 8, 2019
Well, I too didn't have a clue. I just figured that the Industrial Revolution began in Manchester and warehouses have some relation to building and industries so I figured, why not try it. And I got the answer. :)
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Level 59
Oct 8, 2019
Lived in Manchester all my life, never heard it called that. I got the answer straight away anyway though.
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Level 60
Oct 8, 2019
I didn't know Zebra Crossings were a British thing.
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Level 68
Oct 9, 2019
Well, none more well known than the iconic cover of "Abbey Road".
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Level 63
Oct 11, 2019
Zebra crossings are known throughout Europe but the term is of British origin.
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Level 60
Oct 8, 2019
To be ruthlessly pedantic (this is the Internet after all) The Queensberry rules for boxing were not made by the Marquess of Queensberry. They were written by John Graham Chambers - the Marquess sponsored them as a prominent figure, so they got named after him.
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Level 29
Oct 8, 2019
Great quiz. Got 100% so feeling extra patriotic now.
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Level 55
Jul 1, 2020
To anyone who know. What is the difference between Devon/ Devonshire and Northuberland/Northumbria? Why is one used and the other one not?