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Music acts from which city have had 54 UK chart number one hit singles, more per capita than any other city worldwide? Liverpool
83.8%
Glasgow
2.7%
London
7.7%
Cardiff
1.2%
Banoffee pie is a type of dessert named using a portmanteau of two of the main ingredients. What two ingredients are combined to create its name? Banana and Toffee
80.1%
Banana and Coffee
11.2%
Bacon and Toffee
3.4%
Bacon and Coffee
1%
What sport, invented in St. Andrew's in the 15th century, is Scotland's national sport? Golf
79%
Football
1.5%
Cricket
3.1%
Rugby
12%
Which chef and television star was the focus of a British documentary miniseries, Boiling Point? Gordon Ramsay
78.1%
Jamie Oliver
10%
Phil Vickery
5.2%
Mary Berry
2.1%
A Royal Decree put in place by Charles II states that there must be six of what type of bird in residence at the Tower of London at any one time? Raven
73.9%
Hawk
3.9%
Swan
10.1%
Pigeon
7.2%
Who was the youngest person to become Prime Minister at 24 years old? William Pitt the Younger
72.1%
William Pitt the Elder
9.8%
David Cameron
3.9%
Charles Grey
9.6%
The first postage stamp featured which monarch? Victoria
66.4%
Edward VII
7.5%
George III
15.9%
William IV
5.6%
Every year, the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square is presented by the people of which foreign city in gratitude for London’s assistance during World War II? Oslo
60.8%
Helsinki
11.3%
Berlin
8%
Stockholm
15.4%
In 1811 around 25% of all the women in the UK went by what name? Mary
60.2%
Catherine
13.1%
Jane
14.5%
Emma
7.5%
What was the official language of England from 1066 to 1362? French
59%
German
6.6%
Latin
29%
Spanish
0.9%
The wood of a cricket bat traditionally comes from which type of tree? Willow
58.6%
Oak
14.1%
Pine
6.8%
Birch
16.1%
Which Premier League team of the 2003–04 season was given the nickname 'The Invincibles' after becoming the first club to complete a campaign without losing a single game? Arsenal
56.5%
Chelsea
8.3%
Liverpool
5.4%
Manchester United
25%
The shortest war in history happened in August 1896 and lasted around 40 minutes. Who did the UK fight in this conflict? Zanzibar Sultanate
51.9%
Tanzania
14.1%
East Africa Protectorate
16.4%
Colony of Kenya
13.1%
The London Bridge, as referenced in the nursery rhyme 'London Bridge Is Falling Down,' was remade with a stronger concrete after which the original bridge was used to create a new bridge in what US state? Arizona
49.9%
Texas
11.6%
Colorado
13.2%
Washington
20.5%
What is the real name of the clock tower at the corner of the Palace of Westminster that some people mistakenly call Big Ben? Elizabeth Tower
45.9%
Clock Tower
11.3%
Benjamin Tower
5.5%
Westminster Tower
32.9%
What is the historical period drama that has the opening song 'Did I Make the Most of Loving You?' and is set in Yorkshire? Downton Abbey
44.9%
The Crown
7.7%
Lark Rise to Candleford
34.8%
The Indian Doctor
7.7%
Which writer is the best-selling novelist of all time? Agatha Christie
41.9%
JK Rowling
43.6%
Jane Austen
9.1%
Virginia Woolf
1%
Which famous band was once known as “Johnny and the Moondogs”? The Beatles
35%
Black Sabbath
15.1%
Queen
12.9%
The Kinks
32.5%
Which city's former name was Duroliponte? Cambridge
32.3%
Oxford
13.5%
Bristol
28.8%
Norwich
20.7%
A genetically distinct subspecies of what type of insect, which evolved independently from its surface-dwelling relatives, lives in the London subway system? Mosquito
26.4%
Dragonfly
10.2%
Ant
34.1%
Cricket
24.5%
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