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French - William of Normandy became King of England in 1066.Which of the following languages was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362?

       a. French
       b. English
       c. Spanish
       d. French


Gun - Every force in the United Kingdom has firearms-trained officers available should the need arise.Which of the following items do most British police officers NOT carry?

       a. CS/PAVA spray
       b. Gun
       c. Batons
       d. Handcuffs


Foss Dyke - The Foss Dyke was built by the Romans around 120 CE.Which of the following canals is considered to be the oldest canal in England that is still in use?

       a. Grand Union Canal
       b. Slough Arm
       c. Foss Dyke
       d. Annery Kiln


Christianity - It has been since the Early Middle Ages. Which religion is the most widely practised in England?

       a. Scientology
       b. Wicca
       c. Christianity
       d. Judaism


1995 - This theatre is about 230 meters from the original site of the Globe Theater.In what year did Shakespeare's Globe open its doors?

       a. 1883
       b. 1995
       c. 1925
       d. 1968


Columbus - Columbus was Italian by birth.Which of these famous explorers was not British?

       a. Drake
       b. Columbus
       c. Cook
       d. Raleigh


30 St. Mary Axe - The tower was designed by Foster and Partners.Which London landmark is commonly known as The Gherkin?

       a. 30 St. Mary Axe
       b. Broadgate Tower
       c. Big Ben
       d. Wellington Arch


The Isle of Wight - This house was built as a summer home for Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert.Where is Osborne House located?

       a. Jersey
       b. The Isle of Wight
       c. Guernsey
       d. The Isle of Skye


1948 - London should have had the games in 1944 but they were cancelled due to the war.London held the Olympic Games in 2012. Before this when did London hold the games?

       a. 1972
       b. 1948
       c. 1956
       d. 1924


Photographer - William was a noted British portrait photographer.What was William Crooke’s claim to fame?

       a. Novelist
       b. Photographer
       c. Explorer
       d. Scientist


Peter Allen - Peter was executed on the 13th of August 1964. Gwynne Owen was also executed on this date.Who was the last person hung in the UK?

       a. Dennis Nilsen
       b. Peter Allen
       c. Steve Wight
       d. Trevor Hardy


Beverley Allitt - This woman was a pediatric nurse.Which British criminal was dubbed "The Angel of Death"?

       a. Beverley Allitt
       b. Amelia Dyer
       c. Annie Walters
       d. Rosemary West


Cricket - Many people think that the national sport should be soccer.What is England’s national sport?

       a. Cricket
       b. Rugby
       c. Rowing
       d. Tennis


Lancaster - The York family was the White Rose.Which family was behind the Red half of the War of the Roses?

       a. Tudor
       b. Lancaster
       c. York
       d. Windsor


Spain - Spain launched this armada in 1588.Which country launched the "Invincible" Armada against England?

       a. Spain
       b. United States
       c. Germany
       d. France



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