General awareness questions (U.K.)

Q1: Which is the longest river in the United Kingdom?

A    Thames

B    Severn

C    Trent

D    Great Ouse

Q2: First woman Prime minister of United Kingdom?

A    Margaret Thatcher

B    Theresa May

C    Angela Merkel

D    Elizabeth

Q3: What is the national bird of the United Kingdom?

A    Redwing

B    European robin

C    Bald eagle

D    Sparrow

Q4: Which of these countries was not a part of the former territories of the British Empire.

A    India

B    Sri Lanka

C    Nepal

D    Pakistan

Q5: Who was the first British astronaut in space?

A    Tim Peake

B    Michael Foale

C    Helen Sharman

D    Piers John Sellers

Q6: Who was the predecessor to Queen Elizabeth II?

A    Edward Albert Christian George

B    Albert Frederick Arthur George

C    George Frederick Ernest Albert

D    Albert Edward

Q7: First London olympics were held in the year

A    1908

B    1904

C    2010

D    2012

Q8: Which is the largest lake by size in the United Kingdom?

A    Loch Lomond

B    Loch Awe

C    Loch Shin

D    Lough Neagh

Q9: Which is the largest city in terms of area in the United Kingdom?

A    Glasgow

B    Birmingham

C    London

D    Bristol

Q10: Which of these countries is not part of United Kingdom?

A    England

B    Scotland

C    Wales

D    Ireland

Q11: Belfast is the capital of

A    England

B    Scotland

C    Wales

D    Northern Ireland

Q12: Edinburgh is the capital of

A    England

B    Scotland

C    Wales

D    Northern Ireland

Q13: Capital of England is

A    London

B    Belfast

C    Edinburgh

D    Bristol

Q14: Which of these cities is the capital city of Wales?

A    Cardiff

B    Bristol

C    Liverpool

D    Leeds

Q15: Which of these games is said to be invented in England?

A    Kabbadi

B    Hockey

C    Cricket

D    Baseball

Q16: Which of these lakes does not lie in the United Kingdom?

A    Loch Ness

B    Windermere

C    Llyn Tegid

D    Spencer Lake

Q17: First postage stamp used in a public postage system was called

A    Penny Black

B    Royal Stamp

C    National stamp of Great Britain

D    Stamp Official

Q18: Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton are

A    names of famous monuments in U.K.

B    languages spoken in U.K.

C    names of dishes.

D    dance forms in U.K.

Q19: JK Rowling, is best known as the author of

A    Harry Potter series of books

B    Pride and Prejudice

C    The Hobbit

D    Romeo and Juliet

Q20: Which of these dance forms is a form of English folk dance?

A    Rheinlander

B    Zwiefacher

C    Morris Dance

D    Lad's dance

Q21: Largest Royal home in the world is

A    Windsor Castle, U.K.

B    Dechencholing Palace, Bhutan

C    Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan

D    Grand Palace, Thailand

Q22: Elizabeth tower also known as the Clock tower of London was designed by

A    John Vanbrugh

B    Augustus Pugin

C    Nicholas Hawksmoor

D    John Nash

Q23: Arrange these former Prime ministers of the United Kingdom in order in which they held office. (Earliest first)
(a) Gordon Brown
(b) James Callaghan
(c) Tony Blair
(d) Margaret Thatcher

A    c, d, c, a

B    a, c, b, d

C    d, c, a, b

D    d, c, b, a

Q24: Which of these is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.

A    Windsor castle

B    Leeds castle

C    Dover castle

D    Warwick castke