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1

What percentage of the population has a pairent or grandparent born outside the UK?

10%

2

What is the longest distance in the UK?

John O groats to Lands end - 870 miles.

3

What are two major sporting stadiums?

wembley in London and Millennium staudium in cardiff

4

Which famous sports began in britain?

cricket, football, tennis, golf and rugby

5

When were the olympics hosted in london?

1908, 1948 and 2012

6

Who was Sir Ludwig Guttman?

Helped to originate the Paralympic games in Buckinhamshire.

7

Who is Sir Roger Bannister?

First man to run a mile in under 4 minutes in 1954.

8

Who is sir Jackie STewart?

Won Formula 1 three times

9

Who is Bobby Moore?

Captain when England won the world cup in 1966.

10

Who is Sir Ian Botham?

Cricket player

11

Who are Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

Won gold medals for ice dancing

12

Who is Sir Steve Redgrave?

Won gold medals in rowing for five Olympic games consecutively.

13

Who is Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson?

Amazing Paralympic Athlete who won the Marathon 6 times and broke 30 world records.

14

Who is Dame Kelly Holmes?

Won running medals in 2004 Olympic games

15

Who is Dame Ellen MacArthur?

sailed around the world in 2004

16

Who is sir Chris Hoy?

Scottish Cyclist

17

How is David Weir?

Paralympic athlete who has won the marathon 6 times and six gold medals.

18

Who is Bradley Wiggins?

Won the Tour de France and several Olympic medals.

19

Who is Mo Farah?

Won distance gold medals in 2012

20

Who is Jessica Ennis?

Won heptathalon in 2012

21

Who is Andy Murray?

Scottish tennis player.

22

Who is Ellie Simmonds?

Paralympic swimmer and youngest member of British team.

23

What are the Ashes?

Famous cricket competition between England and Australia.

24

When did football first come about?

19th century

25

What is the English Premier League?

Best English football league

26

What is the UEFA Champions league?

Union of European Football Associations

27

What is FIFA world cup?

The big world cup game. England won in 1966

28

What is UEFA Championship?

European football tournament. England never won.

29

What are the two different rugby legues?

union and league

30

In rugby, who does Northern Ireland play with?

The Irish republic

31

Who is involved in the six nations championship?

England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy

32

What is the Super League?

the most well known rugby league competition.

33

How old is horse racing in Britain?

Roman times

34

Where are there famous horse raceourses?

Royal Ascot, Grand National (liverpool), Scottish Grand National (Ayr).

35

Where is there a national horseracing museum?

Suffolk

36

How old is golf?

15 century scotland

37

Where is the home of golf?

St Andrews

38

What is the open championship?

Major golf tournament. It moves around.

39

When did tennis come about?

19th century

40

Where was the first tennis club?

Lemington Spa in 1872

41

Where is Wimbledon held?

All ENgland Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

42

Who was Sir Francis Chichester?

Sailed around the world singlehandedly in 1966.

43

Who was Robin Knox-Johnston?

Sailed around the world without stopping.

44

What is Cowes?

Major Sailing Event at the Isle of Wight

45

When did motor car racing start in Britain?

1902

46

Who are Damon Hill, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button?

Won formula one world championships

47

What are the Proms?

8 week season of classical music organised by the bbc since 1927.

48

Who was Henry Purcell?

organist at Westminster abbey and influential composer. late 1600s

49

Who is George Frederick Handel?

German composer who became a British citizen. late 1600 early 1700a. Wrote Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks and Messiah.

50

Who is Gustav Holst?

late 1800s early 1900s. Wrote the Planets and adapted I vow to thee my country.

51

Who is sir Edward Elgar?

late 1800s early 1900s. Wrote Pomp and Circumstance and Land of Hope and Glory.

52

Who is Ralph Vaughan Williams

late 1800s mid 1900s. Wrote music inflenced by folk music.

53

Who is William Walton?

early 1900s. Wrote Facade and Belshazzar's Feast

54

Who is Benjamin Britten?

Early 1900s to late 1900s. Wrote operas like Peter Grimes and Billy Budd. Also a younge person's guide to the orchestra. Founded Aldeburgh festival in Suffolk.

55

Where are large venues for music?

Wembley, 02, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.

56

What are popular festivals?

Glastonbury, Isle of WIght and V.

57

What is the National Eisteddfod of Wales?

Welsh cultural festival, including welsh poetry.

58

What is the Mercury Music Prize?

Best album from UK and Ireland

59

What are the Brit Awards?

awards in a variety of categories

60

How long has the Mousetrap been running in the West End?

since 1952. It is by Agetha Christie

61

What has Andrew Lloyd Webber written?

The music for Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ superstar and Evita

62

What are the Laurence Olivier Awards?

Awards for theatre categories.

63

When did British artists become well known?

From 18th c onwards

64

WHat are well known galleries?

National Gallery, the two Tates, National museum in Cardiff and national museum in Edinburgh

65

What is the Turner Prize

Established in 1984 celebrates contemporary art

66

Where are the Turner prize shortlisted entries shown?

Tate Britain

67

Who has won the Turner Prize?

Damien Hurst and Richard Wright

68

Who is Thomas Gainsborough?

late 1700s portrait painter of country people

69

Who is David Allen?

late 1700s Scottish portrait painter. 'The Origin of Painting'

70

Who is Joseph Turner?

late 1700 - mid 1800s landscape painter who used a modern style

71

Who is John Constable?

late 1700-early 1800s landscape painter particularly of the East of England (Dedham Vale)

72

Who were the pre-Raphaelites?

late 1800s. Holman Hunt, Gabriel Rosseti and Sir John Millais

73

Who is Sir John Lavery?

late 1800s early 1900s Northern Irish painter who painted royal family

74

Who is Henry Moore?

1900s. Abstract bronzes

75

Who is John Petts?

1900s Welsh artist known for engravings and stained glass

76

Who is Lucian Freud?

contemporary. Portraits

77

Who is David Hockney?

contemporary pop artist

78

What are the cathedrals built during the middle ages?

Durham, Lincoln, canterbury and Salisbury

79

What is an example or Norman architechture?

White tower in the tower of london built on orders of william the conqueror

80

what is an example of a big country house?

Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire

81

Who is Inigo Jones?

designed queen's house in greenwich and Banqueting hall in Whitehall

82

Who is Christopher Wren?

Built st pauls cathedral

83

Who is Robert Adam?

Scottish architect who designed dumfries house and bath royal crescent

84

What is built in the midieval gothic style in the 1800s?

houses of parliament, st pancreas station and town halls in Manchester and Sheffield

85

Who was Edwin Lutyens?

designed new delhi, cenotaph at whitehall

86

Who are modern British architects?

Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Zaha Hadid

87

Who is Capabillity Brown?

Landscape designer

88

Who is Gertrude Jekyll?

Worked with Edwin Lutyens

89

Who is Thomas Chippendale?

furniture designer, 18 c

90

Who is Clarice Cliff?

Art deco ceramics

91

Who is Mary Quant?

fashion designer

92

Who has won the nobel prize in literature?

William Golding, Seamus Heaney, Harold Pinter

93

What is the Man Booker Prize?

best fiction author from Commonwealth, Ireland or Zimbabwe, since 1968?

94

Who has won the Man Booker prize?

Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel and Julian Barnes

95

What did Robert Louis Stevenson write?

Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Dr Jekyll / Mr Hyde

96

What did Thomas Hardy write?

Far from the Madding Crowd and Jude the Obscure

97

Who is Evelyn Waugh?

wrote decline and fall, scoop, and brideshead revisited

98

Who is sir Kingsley Amis?

Wrote Lucky Jim

99

Who is Graham Greene?

wrote, the heart of the matter, the honorary consul, brighton and rock and our man in Havana

100

what did sir walter scott write about?

poems from scotland and scottish matters

101

What did Wilfred Owen and SIgfired Sassoon write about?

WW1

102

Who are modern British poets?

Walter de la Mare, John Masefield, John Betjeman and Ted Highes

103

When were films first shown in the uk?

1896

104

What is a British area of expertise in the film industry?

Special effects

105

Who is Alexander Korda?

Famous British film director

106

How did films help during world war 2?

Boosted morale

107

Who were David lean and Ridley Scott?

Later British directors

108

What was the highlight of the film industry in 1950-1960?

Comedies, passport to pimlico, the ladykillers and carry on films

109

What is the oldest film studio?

Ealing studios

110

Who is nick park?

Animator of Wallace and gromit

111

Who are Laurence Oliver, David Niven, Rex Harrison and Richard burton?

Famous British actors

112

Which British actors have won oscars!

Colin firth, Anthony Hopkins, judi dench, Kate winslet and tilda Swinton.

113

What are the British academy film awards?

British oscars run by bafta.

114

What did David lean direct?

Brief encounter and Lawrence of Arabia

115

What did carol reed direct!

The third man

116

What did frank launder direct?

St tribunals

117

What did ken Russell direct!

Women in love

118

What did Nicholas roeg direct!w

Don't look now

119

What did Hugh Hudson direct?

Chariots of fire

120

What did Roland Joffe direct

The killing fields

121

What did mike newell direct?

Four weddings and a funeral

122

What dud Kevin macdonald direct!

Touching the void

123

What was the most famous satirical magazine?

Punch from 1840

124

What is an important satirical show in 19602?

That was the week that was

125

What is an important satirical show in the 1980s and 1990s?

Spitting Image

126

If people have separate rental agreements, how do they pay for their TV licences?

Separately

127

Who gets a free TV licence?

People over the age of 75

128

Who gets a 50% discount on TV licences?

blind people

129

How are BBC radio stations and TV station funded?

TV licences

130

How old do you have to be to buy alcohol in the pub?

18 or over. You can have beer or wine with a meal if you are 16 if they are with someone else who is 18.

131

What time do pubs open?

11.00. 12 noon on Sundays

132

How old do you have to be to gamble?

18 or over.

133

How old do you have to be to participate in the Lottery?

16 or older.

134

What do dog owners have to do?

Dogs have to have a collar with name and address of owner.

135

When was the National Trust put together?

1895

136

WHat is the real name of Big Ben?

Elizabeth Tower

137

Who runs Edinburgh Castle?

Historic Scotland.

138

What is the largest expanse of fresh water in Mainland Britain?

Loch Lomand

139

Who gives Tours at the tower of london?

Yeoman Warders

140

Where can you see the crown jewels?

Tower of London

141

What is the biggest national park in England?

Lake DIstrict

142

Where are serious cases heard?

Crown Court

143

Where are serious cases heard in Scotland?

Sherriff court

144

How many people are in a jury in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?

12

145

How many people in a jury in scotland?

15

146

What does the jury do in England, Wales and Northn Ireland?

'guilty' or 'not guilty'

147

What is the third verdict in Scotland?

'not proven'

148

Who decides the penalty?

judge

149

How are young offenders dealt with in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland?

Youth Court for those between 10 and 17. There are three special magistrates or District judge. Serious cases go to Crown Court. Parents are expected to attend hearing.

150

What is the children's hearing system?

Scottish youth court