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#1. According to the 2008 CIA World Factbook, what is the only country listed that does not have a bigger population than the United Kingdom?

#2. Queen Elizabeth II’s non-titled name is ?

#3. Who said: The British are special. The world knows it. In our innermost thoughts, we know it. This is the greatest nation on earth.

#4. Complete this quote from George Bernard Shaw: The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of ?

#5. Complete this quote from William Shakespeare Heaven take thy soul, and England keep my ?

#6. What is the approximate size of the United Kingdom in km.sq?

#7. Stanley Baldwin, Tony Benn, Kenneth Clarke and Michael Foot where all English what?

#8. In 1280 what happened to Lincoln Cathedral?

#9. Arthur Melville, Sir Alfred East, William Lionel Wyllie, Sir George Clausen, Walter Langley, Thomas Cooper Gotch and George Carline were all British ?

#10. In Knights of Pendragon, Sir Gawain is a what?

#11. In 2005 in an only poll reader-voted to revive which character?

#12. In Knights of Pendragon, what is Breeze James profession?

#13. Dragons Claws is set when?

#14. In Dragons Claws who is Dragon married to and where do they live?

#15. In which series does The Relative Stranger Protocol appear?

#16. The Cunningham, McQueen and Ashworth families appear in?

#17. Which soap was first broadcast in 1972?

#18. In which imported soap could you have met Pippa and Tom Fletcher?

#19. The Welsh soap originally focusing on young people doing a paper route is called?

#20. The original landlord of Queen Vic, universally known by his nickname of Dirty Den was in fact named?

#21. The longest running Scottish television soap is?

#22. I am a drama aimed at teenagers. I am based around a school newspaper. I launched the career of Julia Sawalha, who went on to act in Pride and Prejudice and Ab Fab. What am I?

#23. In 2010 Charlie Clements, playing Bradley Branning in Eastenders won a British Soap Award for?

#24. The storyline Who Killed Archie? appeared in which soap in 2009-2010?

#25. The Royal Oak is the tree in which?

#26. The Fortingall Yew, one of the oldest trees in Britain is thought to be?

#27. Wych, English and Smooth-Leaved are all types of?

#28. Is a Sessile Oak deciduous? (does it lose its leaves seasonally)

#29. If a plant is dioecious then?

#30. The leaves and bark of which tree have been prescribed in ancient Egyptian writings as a cure for fever and aches?

#31. Crataegus is more commonly known as?

#32. I am about 35m tall when fully grown. I have leaves about 12 cm long and 7cm wide. I have a distinctive smell and acorn. My bark often has deep grooves. What am I?

#33. The Elderberry bush produces a berry that is?

#34. We are a comedy duo, Alexander and Ben. We have appeared on television, radio and stage since 1997 and are most well known for our Timeghost comedy podcast and television appearances.

#35. The first fish and chip shop opened in London in?

#36. A Cornish Fairing is a?

#37. In Scotland, you would eat a Cullen Skink with?

#38. In Wales, you would eat Cawl with?

#39. Laverbread is made from?

#40. The Melton Mowbray is a type of?

#41. Partan bree is a?

#42. A Porter is a?

#43. Cask conditioning of Beer in UK public houses was outlawed in 1983 due to health and safety concerns. True or False?

#44. The most renowned traditional English ale hop varieties are?

#45. In 2010 English and Welsh wine sales made up of the wine consumed in the UK.

#46. Port wine originated in?

#47. The two main categories of Gin are?

#48. The English word Spirit comes from the Latin spiritus meaning?

#49. The French phrase Vin de pays means?

#50. The Pinot noir grape is primarily associated with which region of France?

#51. A Garagiste is a?

#52. Varietal wines are?

#53. Time for a Tiger, 1985, The Pianoplayers and A Clockwork Orange are novels by?

#54. In 1956 Science Fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke emigrated to?

#55. Samuel Beckett, Winston Churchill, W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot have all?

#56. Life of Pi by Yann Martel published in 2001 tells the story of a young boy stranded on a lifeboat with a?

#57. In 2000 Margaret Atwood published her tenth novel The Blind Assassin. True or False?

#58. The subheading of the novel Vanity Fair is?

#59. The long-running litigation of Jarndyce and Jarndyce is at the heart of which Charles Dickens novel?

#60. The last of Thomas Hardy’s novels was?

#61. The novel Kim, noted for its detailed portrayal of the people and culture of India in the 1890s was written by?

#62. Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If that is granted, all else follows. Name the book.

#63. Which authors gravestone reads : STEEL TRUE BLADE STRAIGHT KNIGHT PATRIOT, PHYSICIAN & MAN OF LETTERS

#64. Opening Line: In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains. Name the book.

#65. Robinson Crusoe was written by?

#66. On a computer, what would you do with a PNG file?

#67. What might you exchange at the LME?

#68. In computers DDR memory is?

#69. If someone sends you a text message saying they are ROFL then they are?

#70. If you are using CSS with a web page you are using?

#71. Darren Clarke won the 2011 British Open by how many shots ahead of joint runners-up Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson?

#72. At which golf course was the 2011 British Open played?

#73. Which of these players was not involved in the four-man playoff to decide the champion at the 2002 British Open?

#74. As of 2011, Tiger Woods has won how many British Open titles?

#75. At which golf course was the British Open first played in 1860?

#76. Who won the first ever British Open title in 1860?

#77. Which of these American golfers has won the most British Open Championships as of 2011?

#78. Stephen Fry is a member of the Board of Directors of what football club?

#79. When Prince William ascends the throne, he will be the 44th monarch since William the Conqueror. In what year did William the Conqueror take the throne?

#80. Vinnie Jones played which position as a footballer?

#81. Author J.K. Rowling is among the richest women in the UK, with an estimated net worth of US $1 billion. What series of books is responsible for her fame and fortune?

#82. How many children do Victoria and David Beckham have?

#83. Which British comedian is best known for playing Vince Noir in the cult comedy series “The Mighty Boosh”?

#84. Which Girls Aloud member won the 2009 Yorkshire Woman of the Year award for not only her professional success but also her work with the charity Breast Cancer Haven?

#85. In the 2010 film “Clash of the Titans”, the fashion model, singer, and actress Agyness Deyn played which goddess?

#86. Alexa Chung is a television presenter, model, and contributing editor to British Vogue. Where was she born?

#87. Russell Brand achieved mainstream fame as the host of what Big Brother spinoff?

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