England: Geography Quiz
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The more geography quizzes I write, the more requests I receive to create quizzes for other locations. Several people have asked me to create a Great Britain quiz — England, Scotland, and Wales.
Rather than do that, I'm going to write three quizzes, one for each of these components of Great Britain which, when combined with Northern Ireland, comprise the country called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
When you take this quiz about the geography of England, please don't look at a map of the United Kingdom or a globe, or use the Internet or printed reference material to find the answers to the questions. Guess, if you have to, but please don't cheat.
Speaking of answers, you'll find them in a table immediately before the Comments section in the article. Please post a comment, tell everyone what your score was for the quiz, and suggest what subjects you would like to see on future quizzes. Thank you.
Built in stages beginning from about 3000 B.C., this monument's alignment of stones leaves little doubt that the circle is connected with the sun and the passing of the seasons and that its builders had a sophisticated knowledge of arithmetic and astronomy.
This monument was not built, as some people believe, by the Druids, since the Druids flourished more than 1000 years after the circle of stones was completed.
What is the name of the monument?
A. The Roome Stones
B. Avebury Stone Circle
D. Old Sarum
This Gothic church — 534 feet (163 meters) long by 249 feet (76 meters) wide — houses the largest collection of medieval stained glass in England.
What is the name of the church and in which city is it located?
A. York Minster, York
B. St. Paul's Cathedral, London
C. Winchester Cathedral, Winchester
D. Southwark Cathedral, London
William Shakespeare was born in the house seen in the photograph to the right on St. George's Day, April 23, 1564. Shakespeare's admirers have been coming to the town in which he was born since his death in 1616.
In which town is the house located?
There is an area — 368 square miles (954 square kilometers) — in south Devon characterized by low-growing vegetation and heavy fog that was depicted in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's full-length novel The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902).
What is the name of this area?
Big Ben is located in London, England.
What is Big Ben?
A. Clock tower
C. Bell in a clock tower
D. Nickname of the Houses of Parliament
The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence in England. It was built in three stages, beginning in 1787, as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who later became King George IV. The Pavilion was built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century.
In which city is the Royal Pavilion located?
Pictured in the photograph to the right is the westernmost point in mainland England.
What is the name of this headland and small settlement?
A. West Point
B. Shipwreck Point
C. Western Headland
D. Land's End
When the Normans conquered England in 1066, they were struck by this tidal island's resemblance to Mont-St-Michel in France.
What is the name of this island rising from the waters of Mount Bay, opposite the village of Marazion?
A. St. Mitchell's Mount
B. Mount Marazion
C. St. Michael's Mount
D. Mt. Hancock
England's oldest tavern, Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem (1189), is still in business. The tavern's name relates to the 12th- and 13th-century crusades. Much of the building standing today dates from the 17th century.
In which city is Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem located?
Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, capsized on its maiden voyage in 1545. The ship was recovered from the seabed in 1982, along with thousands of 16th-century objects.
The hull of the Mary Rose can be seen in the dockyard of which city?