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Free Quiz Questions on the British Isles: including England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Irish Republic, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, etc...

  1. On which British coin would you see engraved the words “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”?

    £2 coin

  2. According to a recent survey: what percentage of people living in Scotland described themselves as ‘British’ as opposed to Scottish

    27 per cent

  3. What, in Centigrade is the lowest temperature ever recorded in the UK?

    -27.2 C (at Altnaharra, Highlands)

  4. Wthinin 10 miles, what is the furthest distance you can get from the sea in the UK?

    75 miles

  5. Within a hundred miles, how many miles is it from Land’s End to John O’Groats by road?

    873 miles

  6. Charles Darwin's cousin Sir Francis Galton did a survey about where beautiful women were to be found in Britain. He concluded that London had the most beautiful women. But where had the ugliest? Aberdeen, Hull or Swansea?

    Aberdeen

  7. What UK city has a main street called Union Street and is reached by the A90 and is the birthplace of singer Annie Lennox?

    Aberdeen

  8. Which UK city has had most White Christmases since 1950: Aberdeen, Bradford or Belfast?

    Aberdeen

  9. What is the most popular tourist attraction in Britain: Alton Towers, Tower of London, Blackpool Tower?

    Alton Towers

  10. Which "A" is the smallest of Northern Ireland’s six counties?

    Armagh

  11. What is the number one destination country for people emigrating from the UK?

    Australia

  12. Which British City has the highest concentration of Grade 1 listed buildings: Birmingham, Bath or Belfast?

    Bath

  13. Which English county has is home to Whipsnade wildlife park, Woburn abbey and the headquarters of the RSPB?

    Bedfordshire

  14. Which UK city has a river called the Lagan, a football ground called Windsor Park and is home to the shipyards which built The Titanic?

    Belfast

  15. Which English city is nearest to the motorway intersection known as Spaghetti Junction: Liverpool, Birmingham or London?

    Birmingham

  16. Which UK city has a main train station called New Street, a test cricket ground called Edgbaston and was the last British city to host the Eurovision Song Contest?

    Birmingham

  17. What does the name Dublin mean: Green hill, black pool or red-faced drunk?

    Black Pool

  18. Which of these English towns is furthest West: Blackburn, Birmingham or Brighton?

    Blackburn

  19. Which is the taller tower: the Glasgow Science tower or the Blackpool Tower?

    Blackpool

  20. What was Britain’s most visited tourist attraction in 1999: Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Alton Towers or Saint Paul's Cathedral?

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach

  21. What are there more of in Britain? Butchers or Fishmongers?

    Butchers

  22. The British Isles has one herd of Reindeer. Where can they be found?

    Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands

  23. A Big Issue survey from 2002 put Glasgow at the top of a poll for quality of living in Britain. Which city came bottom? Cardiff, London or Belfast?

    Cardiff

  24. Which UK city is home to Glamorgan County Cricket Club and is the birthplace of singer Charlotte Church?

    Cardiff

  25. Which city in the Republic of Ireland was European Capital of Culture in 2005? Clue: it wasn’t Dublin.

    Cork

  26. Which of these places is furthest south in Ireland: Cork, Galway or Limerick?

    Cork

  27. Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of which city in the 11th century?

    Coventry

  28. In which English county did the Virgin rail crash take place in February 2007?

    Cumbria

  29. If you’re going from Scotland down to London, England on the East coast line, which do you pass through first: Darlington, Doncaster or York?

    Darlington

  30. Which is the northernmost Irish county: Antrim, Kerry or Donegal?

    Donegal

  31. In England, where is the tourist resort of Skegness: the East coast, the West coast or the South coast?

    East coast

  32. According to recent statistics: which British city buys the highest proportion of Extra-Large condoms: Edinburgh, Glasgow or London?

    Edinburgh

  33. In which British city was Alexander Graham Bell born in 1847?

    Edinburgh

  34. London is the city in the UK most visited by tourists. What city is number 2?

    Edinburgh

  35. Which Scottish city has been named the kinkiest in Britain, after recording high sales of fetish gear: Edinburgh, Glasgow or Dundee?

    Edinburgh

  36. Which city has the most stag nights: Dublin, Newcastle or Edinburgh? (2004 figures)

    Edinburgh

  37. Where is the M18 Motorway: England, Scotland or Wales?

    England

  38. Which British country contains junction 20 of the M4?

    England

  39. Where is Port Sunlight? England, Scotland or Wales?

    England, near Liverpool

  40. Scottish B&B owners were asked what guests caused them the most trouble. Who are the most trouble for landladies and landlords? Scottish guests, English guests or foreign guests?

    English

  41. What is the county town of Devon?

    Exeter

  42. What British city has the fattest men and the lowest life-expectancy: Glasgow, Swansea or Birmingham?

    Glasgow

  43. Which city in Britain has the children with the highest truancy rates: Glasgow, London, or Belfast?

    Glasgow

  44. Which town gets most rainfall in a year: London, Manchester or Glasgow?

    Glasgow

  45. What UK town has the highest number of heroin junkies per head of population: Hull in England, Newport in Wales or Greenock in Scotland?

    Greenock

  46. What is 73 miles long and stretches from Solway Firth to Wallsend on Tyne?

    Hadrians Wall

  47. What symbol of Ireland appears on all Irish Euro coins?

    Harp

  48. Do more people immigrate to the UK or emigrate away from the UK every year?

    Immigrate to (difference of 185,000) (2006 figures)

  49. Which English city has a Rugby team called The Tigers, a basketball team called the Riders and is the home town of rock band Kasabian?

    Leicester

  50. According to a scientific study of beauty habits, which city’s women are most likely to have a fake tan: Glasgow, Liverpool or London?

    Liverpool

  51. Where in Britain can you find the football stadium Goodison Park?

    Liverpool

  52. According to Ann Maurice, the house doctor on Channel 5, which houses are the dirtiest and smelliest in Britain: those in London, Glasgow or Aberdeen?

    London

  53. According to new research, who are the most moaning-faced people in Britain: people from Glasgow, people from Cardiff or people from London?

    London

  54. In which British city are you most likely to find a woman who will consent to anal sex: London, Glasgow or Dundee?

    London

  55. According to a survey amongst British women: which men have the sexiest accents Londoners, Aberdonians, or The Welsh?

    Londoners

  56. Where in Britain do girls have most casual sex: Manchester, Cardiff or Edinburgh?

    Manchester

  57. What British city is the karaoke capital with more machines per head than anywhere else: Glasgow, Newcastle or Brighton?

    Newcastle

  58. According to a recent study: which city has the most polluted air in the UK: Glasgow, Oxford or Blackpool?

    Oxford

  59. Which European city is home to the most dog poop per square meter: London, Paris or Berlin?

    Paris

  60. Which of these is the most common street name in Britain: High Street, Church Street or Park Road?

    Park Road

  61. What islands are known as "Ynysek Syllan" in the Cornish language?

    Scilly Isles

  62. According to recent scientific research, where are family gatherings most likely to end in violence? Scotland, England or Wales?

    Scotland

  63. Statistically, which is the most suicidal country in the UK: Scotland, England or Wales?

    Scotland

  64. What is the happiest place to be in Britain according to a survey by Lloyds TSB: Wales, Scotland or South-West of England?

    Scotland

  65. Where is the M9 Motorway: England, Scotland or Wales?

    Scotland

  66. Which of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales or England is the most sparsely populated country of the uk?

    Scotland

  67. Who have the greatest number of sexual encounters per year: People from Scotland or People from the south of England?

    Scotland (122 vs 97)

  68. According to a recent study: who have the quickest tempers in Britain: English, Welsh or Scottish?

    Scots

  69. According to scientific study, who are the most pessimistic: English, Scots, Irish or Welsh?

    Scots

  70. According to Social Welfare statistics, who are most likely to beat their children: English parents, Irish parents or Scottish parents?

    Scots

  71. According to a recent survey, who live healthier and happier lives: Scottish teenagers or English teenagers?

    Scottish

  72. Which UK city has a local football team nicknamed the Saints, a river called the Test, and lies at the end of the M3 motorway?

    Southampton

  73. Which river forms much of the boundary between Devon and Cornwall?

    Tamar

  74. Which motorway runs from London to Leeds?

    The M1

  75. In 2005, which country had the highest average house price: Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland?

    Wales (Average house price: £144,023)

  76. Stonehenge is located in which modern-day English county?

    Wiltshire

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