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Quiz: Test Your British Geography Knowledge

No pressure, but if you score under 10 you will be deported.

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  1. 1. Which of the following is one of the Channel Islands?

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    Anglesey
    Anglesey
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    Incorrect
    Alderney
    Alderney
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    Incorrect
    Albany
    Albany
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Alderney.

  2. 2. Which is the largest English county by area?

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    North Yorkshire
    North Yorkshire
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    Incorrect
    Lancashire
    Lancashire
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    Incorrect
    Lincolnshire
    Lincolnshire
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    North Yorkshire.

    With a total area of 8,608 square kilometers, North Yorkshire is comfortably the largest county in England. Lincolnshire and Lancashire are 6,959 and 3,075 square kilometers respectively.

  3. 3. In which county would you find The White Cliffs of Dover?

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    Devon
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    Incorrect
    Hampshire
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    Incorrect
    Norfolk
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    Incorrect
    Dorset
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    Incorrect
    Kent
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    Wrong!

    Kent.

  4. 4. Which of the following cities is the furthest north?

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    Leeds
    Leeds
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    Incorrect
    Liverpool
    Liverpool
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    Manchester
    Manchester
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Leeds.

  5. 5. Which of the following is the flag of Cornwall?

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The first two are Devon and Dorset.

  6. 6. What is the name of the stretch of water between England and Ireland?

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    The North Sea
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    Incorrect
    The English Channel
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    Incorrect
    The Irish Sea
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    Wrong!

    The Irish Sea.

  7. 7. What is the tallest mountain in the UK?

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    Ben Nevis
    Ben Nevis
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    Incorrect
    Snowdon
    Snowdon
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    Incorrect
    Scafell Pike
    Scafell Pike
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ben Nevis.

    With a summit reaching 1,344 meters above sea level, Ben Nevis is the highest point in the UK. Snowdon and Scafell Pike are the highest points of Wales and England respectively.

  8. 8. What is the name of Britain's longest river?

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    Trent
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    Incorrect
    Thames
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    Incorrect
    Tyne
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    Incorrect
    Severn
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    Incorrect
    Avon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Severn.

  9. 9. Which English county does NOT share a border with Wales?

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    Herefordshire
    Herefordshire
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    Incorrect
    Worcestershire
    Worcestershire
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    Incorrect
    Gloucestershire
    Gloucestershire
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Worcestershire.

  10. 10. After London, what is the most populous capital city in the UK?

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    Cardiff
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    Incorrect
    Edinburgh
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    Incorrect
    Belfast
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    Wrong!

    Edinburgh.

  11. 11. Name this island.

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    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Isle of Wight.

  12. 12. Name this country.

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    England
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    Incorrect
    Northern Ireland
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    Scotland
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    Wales
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    Wrong!

    It's Giant's Causeway.

  13. 13. What is the name of the southernmost point of mainland Great Britain?

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    Dragon Point
    Dragon Point
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    Incorrect
    Lizard Point
    Lizard Point
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    Incorrect
    Dinosaur Point
    Dinosaur Point
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    Wrong!

    Lizard Point.

  14. 14. What is the name of the biggest lake in the UK in terms of area?

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    Loch Ness
    Loch Ness
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    Incorrect
    Lough Neagh
    Lough Neagh
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    Incorrect
    Lake Windermere
    Lake Windermere
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    Wrong!

    Lough Neagh

    At 383 square kilometers Lough Neagh is nearly seven times larger than Loch Ness.

  15. 15. Which county does NOT share a border with Scotland?

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    Durham
    Durham
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    Incorrect
    Cumbria
    Cumbria
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    Incorrect
    Northumberland
    Northumberland
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Durham.

  16. 16. Which capital city is the furthest west?

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    London
    London
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    Incorrect
    Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
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    Incorrect
    Cardiff
    Cardiff
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Edinburgh.

    To be fair, this one is a bit of a stinker. At first glance it looks certain that Cardiff is further west, but when you look at a map with lines of longitude you can see that in fact Edinburgh is further west. Edinburgh is 3° 11′ 20″ West, while Cardiff is 3° 11′ 0″ West. Every day's a school day.

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