Basic England Knowledge QuizFree Printable Trivia Questions
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Which country borders England to the North?
Scotland - Wales lies to the West.
What is the capital of England?
London - London is the largest city in England.
Which sea lies south of England?
Celtic - The Irish Sea lies to the West.
Who is the current (2014) ruling monarch?
c. Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II - Elizabeth has been ruling for over sixty years.
Which river runs through the city of London?
Thames - The Thames is the second largest river in the United Kingdom.
What body of water separates France from England?
a. The English Channel
b. The Strait of Gibraltar
c. The French Channel
d. The British Strait
The English Channel - The English Channel is about 560 km long.
Which county is home to the famous Stonehenge?
Wiltshire - Stonehenge was built between 3000 and 2000 B.C.
What kind of government does England have?
a. Presidential Republic
b. Constitutional Monarchy
d. Military State
Constitutional Monarchy - The country has a Prime Minister.
How many seats are in the House of Commons?
651 - These seats are held by elected members.
What is the upper house called?
a. The House of Commons
b. The House of Lords
c. The House That Jack Built
d. The Senate
The House of Lords - Like the House of Commons, the House of Lords meets in the Palace of Westminster.
Which tourist attraction has been open the longest?
a. Mother Shipton's Cave
b. Warwick Castle
c. The Tower of London
d. Big Ben
Mother Shipton's Cave - This cave was opened to the public in 1630.
What are the Cotswolds?
a. An old volcano
b. A region of rolling hills
c. A forest
d. A lake district
A region of rolling hills - This area of rolling hills is close to London.
Which of these tourist attractions was built by the Romans?
a. Hadrian's Wall
b. Windsor Castle
c. Durham Cathedral
Hadrian's Wall - Hadrian's Wall is about 117 km.
What is the approximate size of England?
a. 250,000 km2
b. 130,000 km2
c. 430,000 km2
d. 320,000 km2
130,000 km2 - England is 130,395 km2.
What is the standard currency in England?
Pound - The pound sterling is abbreviated as GBP.
What kind of flower is on England's national floral emblem?
Rose - The Tudor Rose is sometimes referred to as the Union Rose.
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