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    Quiz: Test Your British Geography Knowledge

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

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

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Alderney.

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

      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?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Kent.

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

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Leeds.

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

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      The first two are Devon and Dorset.

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

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      The Irish Sea.

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

      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?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Severn.

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

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Worcestershire.

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

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Edinburgh.

    11. 11. Name this island.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Isle of Wight.

    12. 12. Name this country.

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's Giant's Causeway.

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

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Lizard Point.

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

      Correct! 
      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?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Durham.

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

      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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