U.K. General Knowledge Multiple Choice #1

Can you answer these multiple choice questions with a British focus?
Adapted by the Quizmaster from this unabridged series
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Last updated: January 16, 2021
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1. In which city were "The Beatles" formed?
Birmingham
Liverpool
London
Manchester
2. In what year did the Battle of Hastings take place?
1066
1366
1666
1966
3. Which airline operated the plane that was struck by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988?
British Caledonian
Laker Air
Lufthansa
PanAm
4. What is traditionally served as the main course on Burns Night?
Black Pudding
Fish and Chips
Haggis
Meat and Potato Pie
5. Which football team play their home games at Stamford Bridge?
Arsenal
Chelsea
Everton
Leeds United
6. What was the profession of Margaret Thatcher's father?
Doctor
Grocer
Policeman
Member of the House of Lords
7. What did Barnes Wallis invent during WWII?
The barrage balloon
The Big Bertha
The bouncing bomb
8. Which city is traditionally known as the centre of the pottery industry?
Armagh
Dundee
Stoke-on-Trent
Swansea
9. Which king was mad?
George III
George IV
George V
George VI
10. Which vegetable is traditionally served with fish and chips?
Broccoli
Cabbage
Peas
Sprouts
11. True or false, the highest mountain in Great Britain has an altitude over 3,000 m (9,842 feet)?
True
False
Ben Nevis has a height of just 1,345 metres (4,413 ft)
12. Which island is reached by a tidal causeway called "The Pilgrims Way"?
Iona
Isle of Wight
Lindisfarne
13. In what fictional London borough does "Eastenders" take place?
Bidford
Felford
Pulford
Walford
14. What was supposedly invented by a teenager named William Webb Ellis?
Deep-fried Mars Bar
High-definition television
Rugby
15. What now common snack food item was originally eaten by tin miners whilst at work?
Chips
Cornish pasty
Garlic bread
Yorkshire pudding
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2021
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Level 65
Jan 16, 2021
Congrats on your first three features!
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2021
Thank you, I was very surprised when Quizmaster contacted me!
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Level 80
Jan 16, 2021
Congrats on the features toowise!
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2021
Thank you, hope I can keep up the standard !
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Level 61
Jan 17, 2021
Congrats for your First Features toowise!
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2021
Thank you kind Your Majesty !
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Level 51
Jan 17, 2021
First 3 features! Congratulations! 3!
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2021
Thank you !
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2021
Meh, I have a feature too!
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Level 72
Jan 26, 2021
Well Done, Congrats
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2021
I mean 2 :)
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Level 72
Jan 26, 2021
Then double congrats !
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Level 55
Jan 17, 2021
Congrats on the Feature's all very well deserved!!
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2021
Thank you, you're a star !
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Level 51
Jan 18, 2021
Wow, congrats! These are well-deserved :)
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Level 72
Jan 18, 2021
Thank you !
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Level 49
Feb 4, 2021
I am from UK so I got 15/15.
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2021
Well Done, and thanks for taking the quiz
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Level 68
Feb 4, 2021
I always describe Scotland as "mountainous", but I suppose "hilly" is probably more accurate! :)

Very good T/F quiz, nice job.

BTW, couldn't there be a question about Wales & N.I. though? Not just wrong options?

- Largest lake by surface area in the UK (by a long way)

- Only UK country not to feature a cross on its flag...

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Level 72
Feb 4, 2021
Try one of the quizzes in the original series that are unfeatured. Quizmaster made the 3 featured quizzes from some of the questions in those. There are a few more NI and Wales questions(I tried to be inclusive) They can be found HERE
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Level 68
Feb 5, 2021
I didn't realise this was a series - maybe change the name of your series to "UK General Knowledge Multiple Choice". Calling the series "Featured Quizzes" might put people off, thinking it's just a collection of different topics that were featured. Just a suggestion.

Very good MC quizzes (not T/F as previously stated!) I think QM has condensed them generally well, but IMO it would've been even better if each UK country had been represented in all of them, just so each one would be a stand-alone UK quiz.

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Level 72
Feb 5, 2021
Thanks for the suggestion, I've changed the series a little and put the 3 featured quizzes in the same series as the original 7 MC quizzes. Hopefully this will work out a bit better for all. It's also given me an idea for some more quizzes, Thanks again!
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Level 63
Feb 4, 2021
I went with Stoke-On-Trent for the pottery question because I know the Stoke City football club has the nickname "The Potters".
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2021
Doesn't matter how you get there, If it's right, It's right !
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Level 21
Feb 8, 2021
American here I only got 5 right, I knew the bouncing bomb and the battle of hasting but for the others, I just chose the weirdest name lol. Good quiz I learned some new interesting things about the UK!
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Level 72
Feb 8, 2021
Sometimes the weirdest name is the right one, we do have some weird stuff here in the UK. Thanks for taking the quiz, and the time to comment !
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Level 57
Feb 24, 2021
7/15 I didn't even recognize many of the words...
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Level 72
Feb 26, 2021
At least they won't be as strange next time, thanks for taking the quiz!
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Level 65
Mar 20, 2021
Nice quiz. I would just suggest that you remove the cabbage option from the fish and chips question considering that it is the main ingredient of Cole slaw.
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Level 72
Mar 21, 2021
Ive never had cabbage with Fish and Chips. or Coleslaw for that matter. Its not a usual addition to the dish.