10 most difficult United Kingdom riddlesUnited Kingdom quiz
Who won the largest number of votes in one election of any politician in British history?
Sadiq Khan is a British politician of the Labour Party serving as Mayor of London since 2016, succeeding Conservative Party mayor Boris Johnson. He is also London's first ethnic minority mayor.
Where is The Encyclopaedia Britannica produced?
The Britannica is the oldest English-language encyclopaedia still being produced (currently only in the online version). It was first published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1901, after it was taken over by an American firm, the Britannica shortened and simplified articles to broaden its appeal in the North American market. Although publication has been based in the United States since 1901, the Britannica has largely maintained British spelling.
What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England?
Cnut the Great
William the Conqueror
Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Denmark and Norway in 1013 after many tries finally has conquered British soil and announced himself as the King of England. Another Vikings that became the King of England were his son Cnut and William the Conqueror.
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.
What did RMS stand for before Titanic's name?
Royal Mail Ship
Royal Marine Ship
Royal Mancarrier Ship
Royal Motorized Ship
RMS was used for seagoing vessels that carried mail under contract to the British Royal Mail. Having the title "RMS" was seen as a mark of quality and a competitive advantage, because the mail had to be on time. Today, some modern ships like RMS Queen Mary 2 also use "RMS", as a gesture to Cunard's history.
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.
The Blavod vodka its unique black colour derives from
the heartwood of acacia trees
the leaves of Glycyrrhiza
the secretion of octopuses
the venom of cobras
Blavod (blah-VOD) is a black British vodka. The brand was first launched in 1998 and is marketed on its unique black colour that derives from Catechu, an extract from the heartwood of Burmese catechu acacia trees. Catechu does not interfere with the characteristics of the vodka, imparting no additional flavour or odour and leaving no stains.
When and where did the first Derby take place?
in 1780 Epsom Derby
In 1800 Doncaster Derby
In 1875 Kentucky Derby
In 1900 Newmarket Derby
The 1780 Epsom Derby was the inaugural running of The Derby – the horse race which would become the "greatest turf event in the world" and after which more than 140 other horse races, including the famous Kentucky Derby, are named. It took place on 4 May 1780 on Epsom Downs in Surrey, England, and was won by Diomed, owned by Sir Charles Bunbury and ridden by Sam Arnull.
What is the name of the longest river in Great Britain?
The River Sever is a river in the United Kingdom. At about 220 miles (354 km), it is usually considered to be the longest in the UK. It rises at an altitude of 2,001 feet (610 m) on Plynlimon, close to the Ceredigion, in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales.