Can You Pass British Geography?

By: Talin Vartanian

Can You Pass British Geography?
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About This Quiz

There are many beautiful parts of the United Kingdom, and today we're testing your knowledge on the geographical aspects of British countries, mountains, lakes, and more! We'll also test your knowledge of various landmarks of the United Kingdom. For instance, do you know where Stonehenge is located? Or how about where the RMS Titanic was built, the ship on which the movie called "Titanic" was based on? This quiz will also look at castles and palaces, so we hope you know where some of them are located!

Many people get England, the United Kingdom, and Great Britain mixed up. If you know the difference between these three, you'll get your chance to shine with this quiz! You'll also be asked to name some of the capitals of certain British countries, as well as where lakes and islands are located. 

The United Kingdom is home to rolling hills, lush scenery, and some tall mountains as well. It's a popular tourist spot for people around the world, and is considered to be a gorgeous place to live! If you love geography and everything British, this quiz is perfect for you! Now that you're warmed up and ready to take this British geography quiz, we challenge you to score at least 90% now!

What is the capital of the United Kingdom?
London
Known for its rich culture and transportation system, London is one of the most populated cities in the United Kingdom. It's also the capital of both the United Kingdom and England.
Paris
Oxford
Dublin

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Which of these cities is southeast of the English Channel?
Bristol
Paris
Paris is not only the capital of France, but it is also located southeast of the English Channel. The English Channel is a body of water that separates the United Kingdom from France and Belgium.
Plymouth
London

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What is the longest river in Great Britain?
River Thames
River Severn
River Severn is 220 miles long and is the longest river in Great Britain. This river flows through towns like Upton, Newtown and Bewdley.
River Trent
River Tay

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The British Isles is home to "Ben Nevis," which is the tallest __________ in the region.
Flower
Mountain
The British Isles is home to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain at about 4,411 feet. "Ben Nevis" stems from the word "'Beinn Nibheis."
Building
Person

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What is the capital of Wales?
Cardiff
Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and is considered to be a port city. It is also the largest city in Wales, and has a population of over 350,000 people.
Belfast
Paris
Edinburgh

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Dublin is located _____ of the Irish Sea.
South
North
East
West
Dublin is located west of the Irish Sea. The Irish Sea is the body of water in between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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Which of these is NOT a large city in the United Kingdom?
London
Birmingham
Manchester
Rye
Rye is a small town in England that features cobbled grounds. It's also known for Rye Castle and the Lamb House.

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Which of these is NOT one of the seas that borders the United Kingdom?
English Channel
North Sea
Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Ocean is not one of the seas that borders the United Kingdom. The rest of the answers do border the United Kingdom, as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
Irish Sea

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Which of these is NOT one of the four countries in the United Kingdom?
England
France
France is not part of the United Kingdom; it's a country in Europe that is located south of the United Kingdom. The missing country from the list is Northern Ireland.
Scotland
Wales

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What is the largest country in the United Kingdom?
Wales
Scotland
England
England is the largest country in the United Kingdom, and features a white flag with a red cross on it. The capital of England is London.
Northern Ireland

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The Big Ben is a famous landmark in...?
London
London is home to the famous clock tower called the Big Ben. It's specifically located in the Palace of Westminster.
Liverpool
Glasgow
Edinburgh

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What country has Glasgow as a city?
England
Ireland
Scotland
The Scottish Opera is located in Glasgow, which is a city in Scotland. Scotland is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom.
Wales

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Where is the North Sea located?
West of England
South of Ireland
East of Scotland
The North Sea is located east of Scotland, as well as the United Kingdom. It's also located southwest of Norway.
South of the United Kingdom

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What is the deepest lake in the United Kingdom?
Lough Neagh
Loch Ness
Loch Awe
Loch Morar
Located in Scotland, Loch Morar is the deepest lake in all of the United Kingdom. The lake is about 1,017 feet deep.

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"Nessie" is a legendary monster that is said to inhabit which of these lakes?
Loch Ness
The Loch Ness Monster, or "Nessie," is a legendary aquatic monster that is said to inhabit the Loch Ness lake. This lake is located in Scotland.
Loch Awe
Loch Lomond
Lough Neagh

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What country is Buckingham Palace located in?
England
Buckingham Palace is located in London, which is the capital of England (and the United Kingdom). It was designed and built by several architects, including John Nash and William Winde.
Wales
Ireland
Scotland

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What is the highest point in England?
Ben Nevis
Scafell Pike
Scafell Pike is about 3,209 feet tall, and is the tallest mountain in England. Specifically, it's located in Cumbria, England.
Slieve Donard
Snowdon

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Which of the following is the oldest castle in the United Kingdom?
Edinburgh Castle
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is over 900 years old and is the oldest castle in the United Kingdom. This castle is said to have been built during the 11th century.
Eilean Donan Castle
Rochester Castle

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Which of the following is NOT a county of England?
Berkshire
Durham
Bristol
Brittany
Brittany is not a county of England; it's actually a county of France, which is located south of the United Kingdom. The rest of the answers are counties in England.

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What is the capital of Northern Ireland?
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Belfast
Belfast is both the capital of Northern Ireland and its largest city. The city is known for several landmarks, including the Titanic Belfast, Belfast Castle and the Ulster Museum.
London

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Which of the following is NOT a county of Scotland?
Tyrone
Tyrone is not a county of Scotland, but it is a county of Northern Ireland. Other counties, or shires, of Scotland include Stirling, Fife and Dunbarton.
Clackmannan
Dumfries
Wigtown

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Which of these cities is NOT located in Wales?
Pembrokeshire
Inverness
Inverness is not located in Wales, but in Scotland. This city is known for the Inverness Cathedral and the Victorian Market.
Bangor
St Asaph

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The Isle of Man is located in between...?
The Faroe Islands and Scotland
Northern Ireland and England
In between England and Northern Island is the Isle of Man. Its capital is Douglas and the island is known for the Calf of Man and the Peel Castle.
France and the United Kingdom
Norway and the United Kingdom

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Which of the following is false?
The United Kingdom consists of Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland is part of Great Britain.
Here's the main difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom: The UK consists of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Great Britain consists of Scotland, Wales, and England, but NOT Northern Ireland.
France is located south of Great Britain.
The English channel is south of England.

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Which of the following is the capital of Scotland?
St Andrews
Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and contains many landmarks. Some popular tourist attractions include the Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and Arthur's Seat.
Aberdeen
Glasgow

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Stonehenge is a famous landmark that is located in _______.
Northern Ireland
Scotland
England
Located in England, Stonehenge is a famous landmark that features a large circle of vertical rock slabs. The stones weigh roughly 22.6 metric tons.
Wales

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Which of the following is NOT located around the United Kingdom?
Lake Gairdner
Lake Gairdner is actually located in Australia, and features small hills and various types of vegetation. The lake is about 100 miles long.
St George's Channel
Firth of Clyde
Bristol Channel

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What is the highest point in Wales?
Scafell Pike
Slieve Donard
Lincolnshire Wolds
Snowdon
Snowdon is the highest point in Wales, which is about 3,560 feet high. This mountain is also home to various lakes in the area, such as Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn.

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Which of these parks is located in Scotland?
Peak District
Northumberland National Park
Cairngorms National Park
The Cairngorms National Park is located in Scotland, while the rest of the parks in the list are located in England. This park is known for its scenic beauty regarding lush landscapes and rolling hills.
North York Moors

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Where can you find the Firth of Clyde?
East of Edinburgh
South of the Isle of Man
East of Belfast
Southwest of Glasgow
Located southwest of Glasgow, within the coast of Scotland, is the Firth of Clyde. This is a body of water that is near the Isle of Arran.

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Which of these cities is located in Northern Ireland?
Manchester
Cookstown
Located in Tyrone County of Northern Ireland is Cookstown. It's Northern Ireland's fourth biggest town and is located about 45 miles from Belfast.
London
Blackpool

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Where can you find Lough Neagh?
Isle of Man
Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is home to Lough Neagh, which is one of the largest lakes in the British Isles. Its area by square miles is about 151.
England
Scotland

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Bute, Hoy and Jura are all...?
Islands
Bute, Hoy, and Jura are all islands within the British Isles, which are all specifically located in Scotland. There are many other islands in the British Isles, such as Islay, Isle of Arran and Tiree.
Countries
Cities
Mountains

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Where was the RMS Titanic built?
Blackpool
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland was where the RMS Titanic was built. The movie "Titanic" was based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic, which occurred in 1912.

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Which of these is NOT a waterfall in the United Kingdom?
Canonteign Falls
Steall Waterfall
Cauldron Snout
Havasu Falls
You won't find the Havasu Falls in the United Kingdom, which is actually located in the Grand Canyon of Arizona. The United Kingdom is home to many beautiful waterfalls, including the other three in the list.

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