10 most difficult Great Britain riddlesGreat Britain quiz
According to tradition, how many people were killed in the great fire of London in 1666?
The death toll is traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded. This reasoning has recently been challenged on the grounds that the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded.
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 is the furthest distance you can get from the sea in the UK?
70 miles (112 km)
100 miles (160 km)
150 miles (240 km)
200 miles (320 km)
Coton in the Elms is a village and a parish in the English county of Derbyshire. It is located five miles south of Burton upon Trent. South east of the village is Church Flatts Farm, which is defined by the Ordnance Survey as the farthest point from the sea in Great Britain.
What was the condition of the famous admiral Horatio Nelson?
one-eyed and one-handed
Nelson was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. During the Battle of Copenhagen, he refused to retreat, raising the telescope to his blind eye, and saying 'I really do not see the signal.
Which known writer was a mathematician?
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Lewis Caroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland" completed his mathematical studies at Oxford University, was a lecturer at this University. He wrote about 250 scientific papers in mathematics, logic and cryptography. He was interested in mathematical puzzles and numerical games.
Which city was the first capital of England?
In 1519 Winchester was chosen as the capital of the kingdom of Wessex; and in 827, Egbert the first king of all England was crowned here. It then remained the capital and the most important city in England until the eleventh century and the arrival of William the Conqueror. He had himself crowned in both London and Winchester, and declared both cities to be capitals. However, by the fourteenth century the city had lost its place as the second most important city and began to evolve into what it is today - a small, sleepy, provincial city.
In which city, according to the legend, did Lady Godiva ride naked through the streets in the 11th century?
There was a historic figure, Lady Godiva, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. But, since the name was a popular one (meaning "gift of God" in Old English), it is uncertain if she was the same Godiva who appears in the legend.
In what field did Winston Churchill win the Nobel Prize?
Winston Churchill was a prolific writer. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his numerous published works, especially his six-volume work The Second World War.
The Cod Wars were a series of confrontations between the United Kingdom and...
The Cod Wars were disputes running from the 1950s to the 1970s over fishing rights in the North Atlantic. Each of the disputes ended with Iceland's victory. As a result, the already declining British fisheries were hit hard by being excluded from their prime fishing grounds with thousands of fishermen and people being put out of work.