The Big Patriotic British History Quiz

How good is your British history knowledge? This is a tricky one!

Test yourself here for a variety of trivia questions!


  1. Where was Prime minister Sir Winston Churchill born?

Sir Winston Churchill
a. Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
b. Longleat House, Wiltshire
c. Holkham Hall, Norfolk
d. A stable in a manger surrounded by three wise men

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The D-day landings took place on 6 June 1944, but what was the military code-name for the operation?
Dday
a. Operation Mincemeat
b. Operation Neptune
c. Operation Barbarossa
d. The family board game, Operation

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At its peak in 1920, the British Empire covered how much of the world’s land surface?
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a. 73%
b. 48%
c. 24%
d. 1%

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Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history. But how long has she been queen?
Queen Elizabeth II
a. 58 years
b. 66 years
c. 78 years
d. Forever and eternity

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2018 marks the 100th anniversary since the end of World War 1. But how old was the youngest British soldier?
British soldiers
a. 18 years old
b. 14 years old
c. 12 years old
d. 8 months 3 days old

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The Battle of Britain took place in 1940. Britain lost 1,744 planes, but how many enemy planes were destroyed?
battle of britain planes
a. 1,977
b. 5,654
c. 1,311
d. 18 and 1 hot air balloon

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What is the longest river in Great Britain?
river
a. The Thames
b. The Severn
c. The Ganges
d. The Nile

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In 2002 the British public voted for the Greatest Briton of all time. Winston Churchill took the number 1 spot. But what musician made the top ten?
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a. John Lennon
b. Elton John
c. Showaddywaddy
d. ‘H’ from Steps

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Fish and Chips is the greatest meal ever invented. But how many Fish and Chip shops are there in Britain?
fish and chips
a. 1
b. 1 Million
c. 80,999
d. 10,500

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Which British cyclist won three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008?
Bradley Wiggins
Chris Hoy
Lance Armstrong
Victoria Pendleton

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