10 most difficult England riddlesEngland quiz
Was an Englishman a pope?
no, there was no such pope
yes, it was Thomas Beckett
yes, it was John VI
yes, it was Adrian IV
Nicholas Breakspeare, better known as Adrian IV (b. Approx. 1100 in the Abbots Langley) was the pope in the period from December 4, 1154 to September 1, 1159, the only Englishman on the Chair of Peter. He was the son of a monk Robert of St. Albans. Nicholas began his schooling at St Albans, but soon moved to France, where he joined the Congregation of Canons Regular of St. Rufus.
When was the Great Britain separated from the European continent and became an island?
About 10 million years ago
About 1 million years ago
About 100,000 years ago
About 8,000 years ago
Until about 14,000 years ago, Great Britain was joined to Ireland, and as recently as 8,000 years ago it was joined to the continent by a strip of low marsh leading to what are now Denmark and the Netherlands. Great Britain became an island at the end of the last glacial period when sea levels rose due to the combination of melting glaciers and the subsequent isostatic rebound of the crust.
Royal Oak is a popular name for English ships, beers and pubs. It refers to ...
a tree in royal Sherwood forest
trees used to build royal fleet
king of England hideaway
place of English kings' royal oath
Following the defeat of the Parliament army at the battle of Worcester in 1651, the future king of England, Charles II Stuart sought hideaway on an oak to save himself from Cromwell's soldiers.
What was the real name of George Orwell?
Eric Arthur Blair
Herbert George Wells
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Eric Arthur Blair (1903 –1950 better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.
Who Invented the Spinning Jenny in 1764?
The spinning jenny is a multi-spindle spinning frame, and was one of the key developments in the industrialization of weaving during the early Industrial Revolution. It was invented in 1764 by James Hargreaves in Stanhill, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire in England.
Who wrote the fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk"?
Miguel M. Abrahão
Joseph Jacobs was born in Sydney to a Jewish family. His work went on to popularize some of the world's best known versions of English fairy tales including "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Goldilocks and the three bears", "The Three Little Pigs", "Jack the Giant Killer" and "The History of Tom Thumb"
How many metropolitan counties of England are there?
The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level administrative division of England. They were created in 1974 and are each divided into several metropolitan districts or boroughs. There are six metropolitan counties, which each cover large urban areas, typically with populations of 1.2 to 2.8 million.
Who commanded the galleon "Golden Hind" during the expedition around the world?
Golden Hind was an English galleon best known for her privateering circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake. She was originally known as Pelican, but was renamed by Drake mid-voyage in 1578, in honour of his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose crest was a golden 'hind' (a female red deer).
What was the decisive battle of the First English Civil War?
Battle of Newbury
Battle of Naseby
Battle of Preston
Battle of Valverde
The Battle of Naseby was a decisive engagement of the First English Civil War, fought on 14 June 1645 between the main Royalist army of King Charles I and the Parliamentarian New Model Army, commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell. Parliament’s New Model Army scored a convincing victory and within a year the king, Charles I, was a prisoner of his enemies.
Which of the following currencies was decimalised last?
On 15 February 1971, the UK decimalised the pound sterling, replacing the shilling and penny with a single subdivision, the new penny. Under the old currency, the pound was made up of 240 pence, with 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings in a pound.