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1

What are Pantomimes based on?

Fairy Stories

2

What did Glibert and Sullivan write?

Many COMIC operas

3

What is the most popular sport in the UK?

Football

4

Who were Lancelot "Capability" Brown and Gertrude Jekyll?

Famous garden designers

5

Who was voted the greatest Briton of all time and in what year?

Winston Churchill in 2002

6

Where is the famous sailing event held?

Crowes on the Isle of Wight

7

Which aware celebrates British Theatre?

Lawrence Olivier Awards

8

What did Sir William Golding, Seamus Heaney and Harold Pinter have in common?

They all won the nobel prize for Literature

9

What is the Giant's Causeway?

A famous landmark in Northern Ireland

10

Who was Thomas Hardy?

A famous British Author who wrote Far from the Madding Crowd

11

What was Isambard Kingdom Brunel famous for?

Designing and building BRIDGES (and railways, tunnels and ships)

12

What were George and Robert Stephenson pioneers of?

Railway Engines

13

Who was Sir Francis Drake?

A famous Elizabethan sailor who took part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and also successfully sailed around the world.

14

What is the national flower of Wales?

The daffodil

15

What is an ulster fry?

Traditional food of Northern Ireland (like an English Breakfast)

16

Can members of the armed forces stand for public office?

No

17

Who were David Hockney and Henry Moore?

Famous British artists

18

Who was the captain of the British football club that won the World Cup in 1966?

Bobby Moore

19

Who are Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood?

Famous British designers

20

Who were Alan Turning and Tim Berners-Lee?

Important inventors who invented a mathematical devise and the world-wide web respectively.

21

Who does not have to pay for a TV license?

People over 75 years of age.