United Kingdom Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the United Kingdom?
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Last updated: May 16, 2020
First submittedMay 19, 2015
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Four countries which comprise
the United Kingdom
England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Capitals of the above
London
Belfast
Edinburgh
Cardiff
Currency of the UK
Pound Sterling
The only country that borders the UK
(not including territories)
Ireland
Country that is the source of the most
foreign-born British residents
India
Borough on the Prime Meridian home
to the Royal Observatory
Greenwich
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Longest river
River Severn
Body of water separating France
from Great Britain
English Channel
The two houses of Parliament
House of Commons
House of Lords
Current monarch
Queen Elizabeth II
Primary residence of the above
Buckingham Palace
National anthem
God Save the Queen
Current Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
Tallest mountain
Ben Nevis
Tallest building
The Shard
Busiest airport
London Heathrow
Oldest university
Oxford
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Level 74
May 17, 2020
The Shard isn't the tallest building in the UK, it's the Emley Moor tower. Yorkshire is the Texas of England, everything's bigger there.
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Level ∞
May 17, 2020
The Emley Moor is not considered a building.
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Level 74
May 17, 2020
By whom? Given that it's a concrete structure and a Grade 2 listed building, I'd say it's a building. What else is it, a tree?
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Level 79
May 17, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nonbuilding_structure_types

Having an office or two inside doesn't seem to be decisive for towers to become buildings.

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Level 47
Jul 22, 2020
I would call it a structure.
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Level 49
Dec 10, 2020
I live in the UK and the shard is bigger.
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Level 49
Feb 18, 2021
I also live in the UK and the Shard is smaller. Unless you mean sideways.
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Level 36
Mar 4, 2021
You could make any hugely tall structure and call it a building by that logic..
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Level 84
May 17, 2020
Are you sure that Buckingham Palace is the Queen's primary residence, not Windsor Castle? Maybe "London residence" would be a better clue.
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Level 79
May 17, 2020
It's the headquarters of the monarchy, even if the duration of her stay isn't the longest there.
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Level ∞
May 17, 2020
I believe that Buckingham Palace is where the Queen spends most of her time. I certainly couldn't find any information that contradicts this. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Level 66
May 19, 2020
Buckingham Palace is the Monarch's "official residence" and where they are expected to meet other heads of state/conduct official business but the Queen doesn't have to spend all of her time there, even if it is officially her home.

I don't even think most monarchs actually like the place!

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Level 80
May 24, 2020
The Queen officially spends a month at Windsor in spring, and another week in July, but unofficially spends much more time there. It's the Official Country Residence of the Monarch. Buckingham Palace is merely the Official London Residence of the Monarch.

Because it's easily commutable to London, and far nicer than Buckingham Palace (and yes monarchs do hate it - when Elizabeth ascended the throne, she wanted to stay in her much smaller residence nearby), it has tended to be where the Queen has actually lived most of the time, with Buck House basically being the office that has a house attached - typically only used when there's a reason for the Queen to be in London for a few days.

Buckingham Palace is where the Queen primarily does her Queening though.

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Level 63
Jul 11, 2020
I tried "Buck House" to save some typing, to no avail ;-)
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Level 56
Jul 22, 2020
I heard that Liz & Phil have moved to Balmoral. May just be temporary though.
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Level 71
May 17, 2020
I tend to go along with ''ruftytufty' in this , the tower is concrete with steel ribbing, there is a lift inside that takes 7 minutes to reach the observation rooms, the working areas and main computer rooms. People work up there in the building. see ....................https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1qnS5gpX3I
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Level ∞
May 17, 2020
There's an international organization with 450,000 members that decides these things, not me.
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Level 49
Feb 18, 2021
Wow! Have all those people nothing better to do?
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Level 81
May 17, 2020
Buckingham Palace - venue for a porcine rodeo?
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Level 78
May 17, 2020
Gives a whole new meaning to Buckingham's BBQ, a Missouri restaurant chain.
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Level 69
May 20, 2020
YoU sHoUlD AcCePt "My CoUnTrY TiS oF ThEe" :P
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Level 49
Dec 10, 2020
No thats wrong .

My country tis of thee is not the UK anthem the main one in god save the queen along with:

Flower of Scotland

Land of my fathers

Danny boy.

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Level 59
Feb 23, 2021
And "Jose, can you see?"
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Level 26
May 24, 2020
Great Quiz! Couldn't get the river but otherwise great fun. Thank you! :)
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Level 25
Jul 3, 2020
Scotland has its own national song 'Flower of Scotland' and Wales has its own national anthem ' Mae hen wlad fy nhadau'. In Northern Ireland and England, "God Save the Queen" is still used as the official anthem.
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Level 56
Jul 13, 2020
God Save the Queen is considered the national anthem of the UK as a whole.
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Level 73
Aug 7, 2020
Shouldn't it be "God save the monarch"? After all it varies between King and Queen, depending on which imposter is on the throne at the time.
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Level 25
Oct 7, 2020
yes but there are two official national anthems of the uk and two official languages. english and welsh, god save the queen and mae hen wlad fy nhadau.
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Level 49
Dec 10, 2020
No it's danny boy in Northern ireland
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Level 65
Jul 7, 2020
Why isn't "God Shave the Queen" working?
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Level 63
Jul 12, 2020
Because they didn't want it to 'make the cut'? :p
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Level 85
Jul 22, 2020
That's the Sean Connery version.
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Level 63
Jul 12, 2020
Never specifically studied it, had 22/24. Only the Shard and the Severn were a blank in my case. Reasonably pleased. :P
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Level 73
Jul 22, 2020
I really have to get use to typing the H at the end of places like Edinburgh...
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Level 60
Jul 22, 2020
You misused comprise. You should probably replace it with "make up". The whole comprises the parts
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Level 69
Jul 24, 2020
Who is taking the these quizzes and not getting England in the question on countries in the UK but they get Scotland ..bruh
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Level 66
Jul 24, 2020
I've got a theory that some folk think 'England' refers to Merry Olde Englande (e.g. the Middle Ages) and that Britain is our modern name.
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Level 55
Jul 25, 2020
Got these all in good time- but then I should it's my country- although did draw a blank for a few seconds on the Prime Minister one!
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Level 61
Jul 26, 2020
Got it all with 3:50 left. English at school did a good job here
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Level 47
Jul 26, 2020
The highest Mt in England is actually Scafell Pike. The highest Mt in the UK is Ben Nevis.
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Level 58
Aug 8, 2020
yeah that doesnt matter
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Level 50
Jul 31, 2020
Could you accept BoJo for Boris Johnson? Many people use that nickname.
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Level 48
Sep 22, 2020
Where would you stop with his nicknames?

Bozo? Boozo? Drunky McDrunkface?

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Level 70
Sep 29, 2020
Please do not accept this. It gives the impression of someone popular, friendly, benificent and capable. The reality is that he is the opposite.
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Level 35
Oct 27, 2020
@EcceHomo TRUE
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Level 49
Dec 10, 2020
Did you know that the national languages (De jure) of the UK are gaelic and welsh. English is De facto.
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Level 64
Dec 17, 2020
Can you make "House of peers" and "The Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled" acceptable for House of Lords?
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Level 49
Feb 18, 2021
Outstanding :-D
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Level 39
Dec 21, 2020
Yess! 24/24
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Level 50
Dec 21, 2020
25/24 and I am only 92.
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Level 25
Mar 10, 2021
I am not from United Kingdom and I did surprisingly good
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Level 37
Mar 19, 2021
i love that he even included the sub countries in the uk, such as scotland and wales.
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Level 26
Jun 24, 2021
allow bojo as an answer or you are not truly british
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Level 34
Jun 29, 2021
"Tallest mountain in England"--cough, cough, cough. England doesn't have mountains! ;-)

Everything is small there; even the largest non-human predator is tiny! (Badger. I do jest with these comments a bit.)

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Level 29
Jul 4, 2021
The quiz doesn't even ask for the tallest mountain in England.