UK General Knowledge Multiple Choice #2

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. What happens when you reach 100 years of age in the United Kingdom?
£100 gift from the government
Exemption from taxes
Message from the Queen
Street party
2. Where do the Tigers Rugby Union team come from?
Dumfries
Leicester
Newport
Tyrone
3. Queen Elizabeth II has been known to have what breed of dog as pets?
Corgi
Jack Russell Terrier
Labrador
Rottweiler
4. What is the national animal of Scotland?
Eagle
Lion
Stag
Unicorn
5. Who do Liverpool F.C. play against in the Merseyside Derby?
Aston Villa
Chelsea
Everton
Manchester United
6. What fictional character lives at 221B Baker Street?
James Bond
Sherlock Holmes
Miss Marple
Harry Potter
7. Who is the patron Saint of Wales?
St. Andrew
St. David
St. George
St. Patrick
8. Who was Henry VIII's sixth and final wife?
Catherine of Aragon
Catherine Howard
Catherine Parr
9. What flower is traditionally worn on Remembrance Day?
Red Poppy
White Rose
Yellow Daffodil
10. What is "The Granite City"?
Aberdeen
Cardiff
Leeds
Newry
11. Who was Robin Hood's second in command?
Friar Tuck
Little John
Will Scarlet
12. What is the usual earliest age you can drive a car in the U.K.?
16
17
19
21
13. Which racecourse hosts the Grand National horse race?
Aintree
Cheltenham
Epsom Downs
Newmarket
14. Why did people run away to Gretna Green?
To get divorced
To escape the law
To get married
To join the army when underage
15. The "Ceremony of the Keys" is performed each evening at which famous London landmark?
10 Downing Street
Buckingham Palace
Houses of Parliament
Tower of London
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Level 75
Jan 17, 2021
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Level 57
Jan 22, 2021
I know there are websites etc that describe the unicorn as Scotland's national 'animal', but there is no such animal as a unicorn, it's simply a heraldic device, like a griffin, a dragon and a two-headed eagle. This isn't what stopped me getting 100%, however, as I STILL haven't learned the order of Henry VIII's wives.
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Level 75
Jan 22, 2021
But how do you know that Unicorns don't exist or did exist but are now extinct ? Is the Yeti, or Bigfoot real ? I'm sure there were stories about a "great animal with a long snout and horns coming out of its mouth" before elephants were officially discovered.

Oh, and I still get Henry VIII's wives mixed up, he had that many !

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Level 61
Sep 20, 2021
Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived. When in doubt, type Katherine...

Nice quiz, thanks!

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Level 75
Sep 21, 2021
I could have used that simple rhyme when I did my history exams over 40 years ago, better late than never I suppose.

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Level 73
Mar 7, 2021
You think the fictional animal is based on the heraldic device, and not the other way round?
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Level 75
Mar 8, 2021
Tales of unicorn type creatures are found many centuries prior to heraldic design.
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Level 62
Mar 26, 2021
It is NOT Scotland's national animal. End of.
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Level 75
Mar 27, 2021
I think Scotland itself would disagree with you...

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Level 54
Mar 7, 2021
Question 2 it's not called leicester tigers rugby union club it's leicester tigers rugby club :) please edit.
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Level 75
Mar 8, 2021
Their official name is actually Leicester Football Club. I didnt say it was Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Club in the question. I stated "Where do the Tigers Rugby Union team come from". This distinguishes the team from a Rugby League club. The question is I think OK, so it will remain as is. Thanks for your comment though.
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Level 57
Mar 7, 2021
I’m just amazed I got all the sports questions correct despite having no idea of the answers (other than the Liverpool one, which I got by geography!)!
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Level 75
Mar 8, 2021
Well done, and thanks for taking the quiz.
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Level 49
Mar 7, 2021
Oh wow, it must be really cool to get a message from the queen at 100 years old. That's something I never knew. I wish we had those here in America.
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Level 75
Mar 8, 2021
They have to be applied for I believe rather than just being sent out. I think the relatives of the person approaching 100 usually do this. If you had a monarchy in the US maybe they would do this. I'm not sure if other monarchies around the world do the same thing.
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Level 78
Mar 21, 2021
We get those in Canada too - maybe other commonwealth countries?
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Level 75
Mar 23, 2021
Quite possibly, it is the same monarch after all.
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Level 44
Mar 9, 2021
2 out of 15! Amazing how little i know about the uk.
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Level 75
Mar 9, 2021
Hopefully now you know a bit more. Thanks for taking the quiz.
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Level 50
Mar 10, 2021
You can get in and drive a car at 16.
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Level 75
Mar 10, 2021
The "Usual" age is 17, you are right though, under certain circumstances you can drive at 16 legally in the UK. This is reserved for drivers with a disability.
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Level 75
Mar 17, 2021
Indeed - I hesitated over this answer as technically it is 16, though I guess not for all people, as toowise wisely points out. So it depends what is meant by "you" in the question - if I was in receipt of disability allowance, 16 would be the right answer, so perhaps the question should say something like "usually" or "the majority of people" ... but is a bit nit-picky
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Level 75
Mar 19, 2021
I'll have a think about this question. There does seem to be a little ambiguity about the possible answers.
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Level 74
Oct 8, 2021
Nice quiz mr wise.
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Level 75
Oct 9, 2021
Thank you, and thats the first time I've been called Mr.Wise