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British Cities Trivia Quiz II

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Oxford - The term was coined by poet Matthew Arnold.Which city is known as "the city of dreaming spires"?

a. Peterborough
b. Oxford
c. Nottingham
d. Plymouth


Cambridge - Cambridge is about 50 miles north of London.Which of the following British cities lies on the River Cam?

a. Bristol
b. Canterbury
c. Carlisle
d. Cambridge


Dundee - Officially known as the City of Dundee, Dundee is Scotland's fourth largest city.Which of the following British cities lies furthest north?

a. Newcastle
b. Sunderland
c. Glasgow
d. Dundee


Wells - Often described as England's smallest city, Wells has had city status since medieval times due to the presence of Wells Cathedral.Which of these British cities has a population of approximately 10,000?

a. Wells
b. Winchester
c. Wolverhampton
d. City of Westminster


Bath - Located in the valley of the River Avon, Bath became a World Heritage Site in 1987."Aquae Sulis" is the Latin name for which city?

a. Birmingham
b. Bradford
c. Brighton and Hove
d. Bath


Norwich - Norwich was named as England's first UNESCO City of Literature in 2012.During the 11th Century, which was the second largest English city after London?

a. Liverpool
b. Norwich
c. Newcastle
d. Manchester


Leeds - The third-largest city in the United Kingdom, Leeds is located in West Yorkshire, England.Geographically, in terms of area, which of these cities is larger?

a. Sheffield
b. Glasgow
c. Newcastle
d. Leeds


Ely - Ely is built on a 23-square-mile Kimmeridge Clay island.Kimmeridge Clay Quarry is located in which British city?

a. Derby
b. Ely
c. Durham
d. Exeter


Bristol - Bristol is England's sixth and the United Kingdom's eighth most populous city.Of the following British cities, which is the most populated?

a. Wakefield
b. Coventry
c. Leicester
d. Bristol


Wakefield - Wakefield was dubbed as the 'Merrie City' in the Middle Ages."Preserve and Prosper" appears on the coat of arms of which British city?

a. Sunderland
b. Wakefield
c. Stoke
d. Truro


Sunderland - Roker is located east of the North Sea.Roker is a famous seaside resort in which British City?

a. Stoke
b. Sunderland
c. Truro
d. Wakefield


Manchester - Manchester achieved city status in 1853."Warehouse City" is a name often given to which British City?

a. Liverpool
b. Newcastle
c. Norwich
d. Manchester


Preston - Preston was granted city status in 2002.Which city lies 15 miles from Blackpool and 27 miles from Manchester?

a. Salford
b. Ripon
c. Preston
d. Portsmouth


Salisbury - Stonehenge is about 8 miles northwest of Salisbury.Which city was known as New Sarum until 2009?

a. St Albans
b. Southampton
c. Sheffield
d. Salisbury


Lancaster - Lancaster was granted city status in 1937.Which of the following cities was granted city status BEFORE the others?

a. Lancaster
b. Cambridge
c. Sunderland
d. Southampton


Gloucester - Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border on the River Severn.Which of these cities is most easterly?

a. Bristol
b. Swansea
c. Gloucester
d. Cardiff


Carlisle - Carlisle is the second most northerly city in England.Which British city spans the flood plain of the River Eden?

a. Canterbury
b. Carlisle
c. Bristol
d. Cambridge


Portsmouth - Portsmouth is nicknamed 'Pompey'.Which is Britain's only "island city"?

a. Salford
b. Portsmouth
c. Ripon
d. Preston


Cardiff - Cardiff is the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom.What is the capital city of Wales?

a. Cardiff
b. Bangor
c. St Asaph
d. Newport


Edinburgh - Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland.Which of these British cities has the most international visitors?

a. Edinburgh
b. Manchester
c. Birmingham
d. Glasgow




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