Great Britain Quiz - part II

Here is the second part of our" Great Britain Quiz" . Five lucky winners who send us the correct answers to this and Part 1 (printed in the last issue) will receive Longman dictionaries.

I. Write in the missing dates.

1. The Armada is the name of the Spanish fleet that was defeated by the English navy in ...... .
2. The Act of Supremacy was passed in ...... and declared the sovereign to be the secular head of the Church of England.
3. The Titanic was a British passenger liner which collided with an iceberg on her maiden voyage to New York in ...... .
4. The final battle of the Napoleonic Wars, which was in ......, is called the Battle of Waterloo.
5. A famous battle in English history, in which William the Conqueror defeated the Anglo-Saxon King Harold near Hastings in ......, is called the Battle of Hastings.
6. Magna Carta is the charter granted by King John in ......, which recognised the rights and privileges of the barons, the Church and the freemen.
7. The present sovereign, Queen Elizabeth, had her Coronation in ...... .
8. An epidemic of bubonic plague in London in ......, when more than 70,000 people died, out of an estimated population of 460,000 is called the Great Plague of London.
9. The Battle of Britain was the battle between British and German aircraft over London and the south of England in ...... .
10. A fire which destroyed more than a half the city of London, including the old St Paul's Cathedral, in ...... is called the Great Fire of London.

II. Choose the correct answer.

1. Anne Hathaway's Cottage is the old house near ..... in which Shakespeare's wife was born.
a) London b) Oxford c) Cardiff d) Stratford-upon-Avon
2. The highest mountain in Wales is called ..... .
a) Snowdon b) Ben Nevis c) Skiddaw d) High Willhays
3. Hadrian's Wall is an ancient wall built by order of the Roman emperor Hadrian in the ..... century AD to defend the northern border of England against attacks by Celtic tribes.
a) 1st b) 4th c) 2nd d) 3rd
4. The wars in ..... between the house of York and the house of Lancaster are called the Wars of the Roses.
a) the first half of 15th century b) the second half of 15th century
c) the first half of 14th century d) the second half of 14th century
5. The English Civil War is the war between the Cavaliers and the Roundheads in ..... .
a) the mid-17th century b) the mid-18th century
c) the mid-16th century d) the mid-15th century
6. The Battle of Trafalgar was a decisive naval battle that took place off Cape Trafalgar on ..... .
a) 06/06/1944 b) 21/10/1805 c) 11/11/1918 d) 05/11/1605
7. The Golden Age took place in ..... .
a) the mid-15th century b) the second half of the 17th century
c) the second half of the 16th century d) the mid-18th century
8. D-day was on ..... when Anglo-American troops landed in Normandy.
a) 06/06/1944 d) 05/11/1605 c) 11/11/1918 d) 15/09/1940
9. The Globe Theatre was built in ..... on the South bank of the Thames, London.
a) 1666 b) 1707 c) 1588 d) 1599
10. The Act of Union was passed in ..... and declared the union of England and Scotland.
a) 1666 b) 1707 c) 1588 d) 1599

III. Match the name with the proper description.

1. Downing Street
2. Oxford Street
3. Soho
4. Baker Street
5. St Paul's Cathedral
6. St Martin-in-the-Fields
7. Westminster Abbey
8. Trafalgar Square
9. The City of London
10. Piccadilly Circus

A/ A well-known road junction in central London where a number of famous streets meet.
B/ A district of west central London well known since the 19th century for its striptease clubs and sex shops.
C/ A self-governing administrative region with its own police force in east central London.
D/ One of London's most popular shopping streets, especially known for its department stores.
E/ A short street in central London where the official home of the Prime Minister is located.
F/ A famous church built in neo-classical style in the early 18th century.
G/ One of the leading landmarks of London where almost all the English sovereigns have been crowned since the 11th century.
H/ A central street in London where the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes lived.
I/ The main square of central London, where there are a number of famous buildings and monuments, including the National Gallery.
J/ One of London's most famous churches rebuilt in the latter part of the 17th century and early part of 18th century after it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

IV. Name the described places.

1. The buildings in London in which the members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords assemble.
2. A street in central London running from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament and containing many important buildings and government offices.
3. London's best known public park extending to an area of 615 acres (249 hectares).
4. London's wholesale fruit, flower and vegetable market, formerly in central London but in 1973 moved to new buildings.
5. A famous waxwork museum in London, opened in 1835, which contains wax figures of famous and notorious characters of both history and contemporary life.
6. A museum in London noted for its collections of antiquities, coins and medals, prints and drawings.
7. A colloquial name of the monument to the philanthropist the Earl of Shaftesbury, that stands in the centre of Piccadilly Circus in London.
8. The distinctive twin drawbridges with Gothic towers over the river Thames.
9. One of the oldest, best-known, and most imposing fortresses in England, on the north bank of the river Thames in London.
10. A tall column nearly 185 feet (44 m) high in Trafalgar Square, London.

V. Which of the following statements are true and which are false?

1. Henry VIII is popularly remembered for his eight wives.
2. The Prince of Wales is the title traditionally given to the sovereign's eldest son, as the heir to the throne.
3. In 1987 Queen Elizabeth awarded the title of Princess Royal to her only daughter, Princess Anne.
4. The Duke of York is the royal title granted to Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth.
5. Charles Dickens (1912-70) is popularly regarded as one of the greatest English novelists.
6. Queen Victoria had the longest reign of any sovereign in British history.
7. Jane Austen's most popular novel is 'Lord of Flies'.
8. Lewis Carroll is known internationally as the author of 'Alice in Wonderland'.

VI. Answer the questions.

1. What is the Union Jack?
2. What is the most popular traditional English breakfast?
3. What is the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain?
4. What is Windsor Castle?
5. What is the other name for Northern Ireland?

The Editors wish to apologize for not having credited the author for Part 1 of this quiz.

Brygida Gwiazda-Rzepecka