To my British readers: I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but you did pretty crappy on the American part of this quiz. Just sayin'. If I can learn, YOU can learn. A lot of those were the same questions from before. Oh, well.
Here is the British part of the quiz. I'm betting the American readers do much better about you than you did about us. How could they not? This is more fun than Lady Guinevere riding naked through the streets of Coventry.
There are a few gifts for non-Americans, just so Americans can get a few. All are pretty hard for Americans.
1. After all my studying and researching the United Kingdom, I find I still don’t know squat about their police. I do know that Northern Ireland has its own police, and that the London area has at least three police forces - The Met(ropolitan) police, of New Scotland Yard; the City of London Police, who police the Square Mile; and the queen has her own police. Called the Royal Police, probably. I don’t have a clue if police in Scotland are the same as England's: I don’t know if it is a national (Great Britain) police force or not. But I DO know why Met police are called Bobbies. Do you? Let me rephrase the question - otherwise Soubriquet and A. will simply say “yes.” Ahem. WHY are the police called Bobbies?
2. We call her the Queen of England, but she isn’t really - she’s the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. And probably more. But at one time there were kings and queens of England. Who was the last real Queen of (only) England?
3. Who was the longest reigning king?
4. Who was the longest reigning queen?
5. Anyone know who the first Prince of Wales was? I thought not.
6. What is the longest river in Scotland?
7. In what county was King Arthur’s legendary Camelot located?
8. Extra points if you can tell where King Arthur was (supposedly) born.
9. (A gift) What’s a quid?
10. (A gift) What does it mean to spend a penny?
11. (More gifts) What is a spotted dick? A toad in the hole? Marmite? Parson's nose? A chip butty? Bangers and mash?
12. The southernmost settlement in England, not counting islands, is Lizard. What is the northernmost point? (Again, not counting islands)
13. The "Profumo Affair" starring Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies, discredited the government of what conservative PM in 1963?
14. What creature is on the flag of Wales?
15. What is the national landmark affectionately known as The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street?
16. St. Patrick, according to legend, banished what from Ireland?
17. On what cathedral is England's tallest spire? (Actually in all the UK)
18. Sassenach is a word used by what part of the UK about what other part of the UK?
19. What is the greatest distance you can get from the sea in the UK?
20. What county is famous for it's pasties?
21. The Southernmost point in the UK to the Northernmost point is over a thousand miles. True or false?