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The Great British Quiz – Questions And Answers For Your Next Virtual Pub Quiz

by Chloe Gunning

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Host your very own virtual pub quiz with these Great British quiz questions and answers, including a fun picture round featuring iconic landmarks.

Bournemouth Beach

Time to put your knowledge of Great Britain to the test

Since lockdown began, here at the Great British Bucket List, we’ve been getting quizzical. We’ve loved our weekly Zoom parties with friends, putting our brain cells to the test with quiz questions about everything from prime ministers and literature, to underrated musical acts and sports.

We’ve swotted up on geography, music, movies and more. We genuinely think our general knowledge has never been this good! At this rate, we’re going to emerge from lockdown desperate to play in our local pub quizzes, so we can put all this training and new knowledge to good use.

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

These Great British quiz questions will put your brain cells to the test

As we love them so much, we decided it’d be fun to create a quiz all about Great Britain. It’s time to put your knowledge of England, Scotland and Wales to the test. From famous kings and longest rivers, to unusual facts and famous people, these Great British quiz questions will test your knowledge of British geography, history, cities, landmarks, literature and more.

If you want to gather a few teams together and play host, you can use the questions below to read out over Zoom, Houseparty, or whichever video chat platform you love most. As well as 20 challenging Great British quiz questions, there’s also a fun picture round available to download a little further down the page. Once you’ve finished, you’ll find all the answers at the end of the page. Good luck!


The Ultimate Great Britain Quiz

The Ultimate Great British Quiz – Questions

  1. What is the highest mountain in Great Britain?
  2. Which city has the nickname the ‘city of dreaming spires’?
  3. Catatonia are a famous band from Wales, but who is their lead singer?
  4. Which of the following cities is the furthest north: Leeds, Liverpool or Manchester?
  5. The Suffolk Punch is a breed of which animal?
  6. What is the most common street name in Great Britain?
  7. Which village in Wales shares its name with a term meaning to ‘say something indistinctly and quietly’?
  8. Which is the only town in England with a name ending with an exclamation mark?
  9. Which 13th-century Scottish warrior did Mel Gibson play in the 1995 film Braveheart?
  10. The River Severn is the longest river in Britain at 354 km, but which is the second longest?
  11. Which famous jazz club has the address 47 Frith Street, London?
  12. In which county would you find the White Cliffs of Dover?
  13. Who was the first monarch to use Buckingham Palace as the official residence?
  14. 8 Ball, Easy Peeler and Clockwork Tangerine are all British types of what?
  15. What is the national flower of Wales?
  16. What is the capital city of Scotland?
  17. Which metal shares its name with a famous London theatre?
  18. Alnwick Castle was used as the exterior shots in which film series?
  19. What was 32 inches in 1512, 35 inches by the 1520s, and then 54 inches in 1545?
  20. Which mountain range is often described as the ‘backbone of England’?

The Ultimate Great Britain Quiz – Picture Round

It’s time to put your knowledge to the test with a picture round. All of these images show famous landmarks in Great Britain, but can you identify them and where they are located? There’s a point for each piece of information. Good luck!

We’ve popped the image here, but if you want to download a high resolution A4 version (to print out or send to your friends) you can download it here.

The Ultimate Great Britain Quiz - picture round

If you love picture rounds, don’t forget to check out our UK picture quiz now. It has 5 challenging picture rounds all relating to UK culture.


The Ultimate Great British Quiz – Questions And Answers

  1. What is the highest mountain in Great Britain? Ben Nevis in Scotland
  2. Which city has the nickname the ‘city of dreaming spires’? Oxford
  3. Catatonia are a famous band from Wales, but who is their lead singer? Cerys Matthews
  4. Which of the following cities is the furthest north: Leeds, Liverpool or Manchester? Leeds
  5. The Suffolk Punch is a breed of which animal? Horse
  6. What is the most common street name in Great Britain? High Street
  7. Which village in Wales shares its name with a term meaning to ‘say something indistinctly and quietly’? Mumbles
  8. Which is the only town in England with a name ending with an exclamation mark? Westward Ho!
  9. Which 13th-century Scottish warrior did Mel Gibson play in the 1995 film Braveheart? William Wallace
  10. The River Severn is the longest river in Britain at 354 km, but which is the second longest? River Thames at 246 km long
  11. Which famous jazz club has the address 47 Frith Street, London? Ronnie Scott’s
  12. In which county would you find the White Cliffs of Dover? Kent
  13. Who was the first monarch to use Buckingham Palace as their official residence? Queen Victoria
  14. 8 Ball, Easy Peeler and Clockwork Tangerine are all types of British what? Craft beer
  15. What is the national flower of Wales? Daffodil
  16. What is the capital city of Scotland? Edinburgh
  17. Which metal shares its name with a famous London theatre? Palladium
  18. Alnwick Castle was used as the exterior shots in which film series? Harry Potter
  19. What was 32 inches in 1512, 35 inches by the 1520s, and then 54 inches in 1545? King Henry VIII’s waist
  20. Which mountain range is often described as the ‘backbone of England’? The Pennines

The Ultimate Great British Quiz – Picture Round Answers

  1. Durdle Door, Dorset
  2. Durham Cathedral, Durham
  3. The Bullring, Birmingham
  4. Clyde Bridge, Glasgow
  5. Principality Stadium (also accept Millennium Stadium), Cardiff
  6. Stonehenge, Wiltshire
  7. Blackpool Tower, Blackpool
  8. Roman Baths, Bath
  9. The Needles, Isle of Wight

We’ve come to the end of our Great British quiz questions and answers. How did you get on? You can let us know your score in the comments below!

Also, if you enjoyed this quiz, make sure you check out our quizzes about England, Scotland and Wales. Plus, if the picture round is always your favourite round, check out our UK picture quiz now. It has 5 challenging picture rounds all relating to UK culture. 

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