Flashcards in Society Deck (150)
What percentage of the population has a pairent or grandparent born outside the UK?
What is the longest distance in the UK?
John O groats to Lands end - 870 miles.
What are two major sporting stadiums?
wembley in London and Millennium staudium in cardiff
Which famous sports began in britain?
cricket, football, tennis, golf and rugby
When were the olympics hosted in london?
1908, 1948 and 2012
Who was Sir Ludwig Guttman?
Helped to originate the Paralympic games in Buckinhamshire.
Who is Sir Roger Bannister?
First man to run a mile in under 4 minutes in 1954.
Who is sir Jackie STewart?
Won Formula 1 three times
Who is Bobby Moore?
Captain when England won the world cup in 1966.
Who is Sir Ian Botham?
Who are Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
Won gold medals for ice dancing
Who is Sir Steve Redgrave?
Won gold medals in rowing for five Olympic games consecutively.
Who is Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson?
Amazing Paralympic Athlete who won the Marathon 6 times and broke 30 world records.
Who is Dame Kelly Holmes?
Won running medals in 2004 Olympic games
Who is Dame Ellen MacArthur?
sailed around the world in 2004
Who is sir Chris Hoy?
How is David Weir?
Paralympic athlete who has won the marathon 6 times and six gold medals.
Who is Bradley Wiggins?
Won the Tour de France and several Olympic medals.
Who is Mo Farah?
Won distance gold medals in 2012
Who is Jessica Ennis?
Won heptathalon in 2012
Who is Andy Murray?
Scottish tennis player.
Who is Ellie Simmonds?
Paralympic swimmer and youngest member of British team.
What are the Ashes?
Famous cricket competition between England and Australia.
When did football first come about?
What is the English Premier League?
Best English football league
What is the UEFA Champions league?
Union of European Football Associations
What is FIFA world cup?
The big world cup game. England won in 1966
What is UEFA Championship?
European football tournament. England never won.
What are the two different rugby legues?
union and league
In rugby, who does Northern Ireland play with?
The Irish republic
Who is involved in the six nations championship?
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy
What is the Super League?
the most well known rugby league competition.
How old is horse racing in Britain?
Where are there famous horse raceourses?
Royal Ascot, Grand National (liverpool), Scottish Grand National (Ayr).
Where is there a national horseracing museum?
How old is golf?
15 century scotland
Where is the home of golf?
What is the open championship?
Major golf tournament. It moves around.
When did tennis come about?
Where was the first tennis club?
Lemington Spa in 1872
Where is Wimbledon held?
All ENgland Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Who was Sir Francis Chichester?
Sailed around the world singlehandedly in 1966.
Who was Robin Knox-Johnston?
Sailed around the world without stopping.
What is Cowes?
Major Sailing Event at the Isle of Wight
When did motor car racing start in Britain?
Who are Damon Hill, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button?
Won formula one world championships
What are the Proms?
8 week season of classical music organised by the bbc since 1927.
Who was Henry Purcell?
organist at Westminster abbey and influential composer. late 1600s
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.
Who is Gustav Holst?
late 1800s early 1900s. Wrote the Planets and adapted I vow to thee my country.
Who is sir Edward Elgar?
late 1800s early 1900s. Wrote Pomp and Circumstance and Land of Hope and Glory.
Who is Ralph Vaughan Williams
late 1800s mid 1900s. Wrote music inflenced by folk music.
Who is William Walton?
early 1900s. Wrote Facade and Belshazzar's Feast
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.
Where are large venues for music?
Wembley, 02, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.
What are popular festivals?
Glastonbury, Isle of WIght and V.
What is the National Eisteddfod of Wales?
Welsh cultural festival, including welsh poetry.
What is the Mercury Music Prize?
Best album from UK and Ireland
What are the Brit Awards?
awards in a variety of categories
How long has the Mousetrap been running in the West End?
since 1952. It is by Agetha Christie
What has Andrew Lloyd Webber written?
The music for Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ superstar and Evita
What are the Laurence Olivier Awards?
Awards for theatre categories.
When did British artists become well known?
From 18th c onwards
WHat are well known galleries?
National Gallery, the two Tates, National museum in Cardiff and national museum in Edinburgh
What is the Turner Prize
Established in 1984 celebrates contemporary art
Where are the Turner prize shortlisted entries shown?
Who has won the Turner Prize?
Damien Hurst and Richard Wright
Who is Thomas Gainsborough?
late 1700s portrait painter of country people
Who is David Allen?
late 1700s Scottish portrait painter. 'The Origin of Painting'
Who is Joseph Turner?
late 1700 - mid 1800s landscape painter who used a modern style
Who is John Constable?
late 1700-early 1800s landscape painter particularly of the East of England (Dedham Vale)
Who were the pre-Raphaelites?
late 1800s. Holman Hunt, Gabriel Rosseti and Sir John Millais
Who is Sir John Lavery?
late 1800s early 1900s Northern Irish painter who painted royal family
Who is Henry Moore?
1900s. Abstract bronzes
Who is John Petts?
1900s Welsh artist known for engravings and stained glass
Who is Lucian Freud?
Who is David Hockney?
contemporary pop artist
What are the cathedrals built during the middle ages?
Durham, Lincoln, canterbury and Salisbury
What is an example or Norman architechture?
White tower in the tower of london built on orders of william the conqueror
what is an example of a big country house?
Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire
Who is Inigo Jones?
designed queen's house in greenwich and Banqueting hall in Whitehall
Who is Christopher Wren?
Built st pauls cathedral
Who is Robert Adam?
Scottish architect who designed dumfries house and bath royal crescent
What is built in the midieval gothic style in the 1800s?
houses of parliament, st pancreas station and town halls in Manchester and Sheffield
Who was Edwin Lutyens?
designed new delhi, cenotaph at whitehall
Who are modern British architects?
Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Zaha Hadid
Who is Capabillity Brown?
Who is Gertrude Jekyll?
Worked with Edwin Lutyens
Who is Thomas Chippendale?
furniture designer, 18 c
Who is Clarice Cliff?
Art deco ceramics
Who is Mary Quant?
Who has won the nobel prize in literature?
William Golding, Seamus Heaney, Harold Pinter
What is the Man Booker Prize?
best fiction author from Commonwealth, Ireland or Zimbabwe, since 1968?
Who has won the Man Booker prize?
Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel and Julian Barnes
What did Robert Louis Stevenson write?
Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Dr Jekyll / Mr Hyde
What did Thomas Hardy write?
Far from the Madding Crowd and Jude the Obscure
Who is Evelyn Waugh?
wrote decline and fall, scoop, and brideshead revisited
Who is sir Kingsley Amis?
Wrote Lucky Jim
Who is Graham Greene?
wrote, the heart of the matter, the honorary consul, brighton and rock and our man in Havana
what did sir walter scott write about?
poems from scotland and scottish matters
What did Wilfred Owen and SIgfired Sassoon write about?
Who are modern British poets?
Walter de la Mare, John Masefield, John Betjeman and Ted Highes
When were films first shown in the uk?
What is a British area of expertise in the film industry?
Who is Alexander Korda?
Famous British film director
How did films help during world war 2?
Who were David lean and Ridley Scott?
Later British directors
What was the highlight of the film industry in 1950-1960?
Comedies, passport to pimlico, the ladykillers and carry on films
What is the oldest film studio?
Who is nick park?
Animator of Wallace and gromit
Who are Laurence Oliver, David Niven, Rex Harrison and Richard burton?
Famous British actors
Which British actors have won oscars!
Colin firth, Anthony Hopkins, judi dench, Kate winslet and tilda Swinton.
What are the British academy film awards?
British oscars run by bafta.
What did David lean direct?
Brief encounter and Lawrence of Arabia
What did carol reed direct!
The third man
What did frank launder direct?
What did ken Russell direct!
Women in love
What did Nicholas roeg direct!w
Don't look now
What did Hugh Hudson direct?
Chariots of fire
What did Roland Joffe direct
The killing fields
What did mike newell direct?
Four weddings and a funeral
What dud Kevin macdonald direct!
Touching the void
What was the most famous satirical magazine?
Punch from 1840
What is an important satirical show in 19602?
That was the week that was
What is an important satirical show in the 1980s and 1990s?
If people have separate rental agreements, how do they pay for their TV licences?
Who gets a free TV licence?
People over the age of 75
Who gets a 50% discount on TV licences?
How are BBC radio stations and TV station funded?
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.
What time do pubs open?
11.00. 12 noon on Sundays
How old do you have to be to gamble?
18 or over.
How old do you have to be to participate in the Lottery?
16 or older.
What do dog owners have to do?
Dogs have to have a collar with name and address of owner.
When was the National Trust put together?
WHat is the real name of Big Ben?
Who runs Edinburgh Castle?
What is the largest expanse of fresh water in Mainland Britain?
Who gives Tours at the tower of london?
Where can you see the crown jewels?
Tower of London
What is the biggest national park in England?
Where are serious cases heard?
Where are serious cases heard in Scotland?
How many people are in a jury in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?
How many people in a jury in scotland?
What does the jury do in England, Wales and Northn Ireland?
'guilty' or 'not guilty'
What is the third verdict in Scotland?
Who decides the penalty?
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.