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London quiz 2012

  1. 1. LONDON QUIZ 15 FEBRUARY 2012
  2. 2. London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe. It has a population of around 7 million people and its territory occupies 570 sq km.
  3. 3. The history of London dates back to the Roman time. QUESTION 1:The oldest part of London is sometimes called „The Square Mile“. Which part is it? 1 point
  4. 4. ANSWER: The City
  5. 5. QUESTION 2:What is the name of the building which witnessedimprisonments and executions of famous people, including those of Anne Boleyn, CatherineHoward, Lady Jane Grey and Sir Walter Raleigh? 1 point
  6. 6. ANSWER: The Tower of London
  7. 7. QUESTION 3:How do you call the guards of the Tower? 2 points
  8. 8. ANSWER: Beefeaters or Yeomen Warders
  9. 9. QUESTION 4:Where have British monarchs been crowned since 1066? 1 point
  10. 10. ANSWER: Westminster Abbey
  11. 11. QUESTION 5:Which is the oldest bridge in London? 1 point
  12. 12. ANSWER: London Bridge, since 1176
  13. 13. QUESTION 6:What is The Globe? 1 point
  14. 14. ANSWER: Shakespeares theatre
  15. 15. QUESTION 7:Whose statue is it and in which square can you find it? 2 points
  16. 16. ANSWER: Admiral Nelson. Trafalgar Square.
  17. 17. QUESTION 8:Which building can you see in the picture? 1 point
  18. 18. ANSWER: St. Pauls Cathedral
  19. 19. QUESTION 9 :Who was the first monarch to live at Buckingham Palace? 1 point
  20. 20. ANSWER: Queen Victoria
  21. 21. QUESTION 10: Name at least four members of the royal familywhose London residence is Buckingham Palace! 2 points
  22. 22. ANSWER: Queen Elizabeth II, PrincePhilip, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward (with wife and daughter)
  23. 23. QUESTION 11:How are the furry hats of the guards of Buckingham Palace called? 1 point
  24. 24. ANSWER: Bearskins
  25. 25. QUESTION 12:Which building is it? 1 point
  26. 26. ANSWER: The Houses of Parliament
  27. 27. QUESTION 13:Name the parts of the British parliament! 1.5 points
  28. 28. ANSWER: The Queen, the Houseof Lords, the House of Commons
  29. 29. QUESTION 14:Who were Pearly Kings in the 19th century? 1 point
  30. 30. ANSWER: The leaders of the Victorian street sellers.
  31. 31. QUESTION 15:What used to be Londons traditional food? 1.5 points
  32. 32. ANSWER: fish and chips, pie and mash, hot jellied eels
  33. 33. QUESTION 16:Who is the current resident of this building? 1 point
  34. 34. ANSWER: David Cameron, the Prime Minister
  35. 35. QUESTION 17:Which is the biggest department store in Britain? 1 point
  36. 36. ANSWER: Harrods
  37. 37. QUESTION 18:What is the London Eye? 1 point
  38. 38. ANSWER: An observation wheel
  39. 39. QUESTION 19: Where do you go in London, when you want tobuy some nice toys for your baby brother or sister – the best toyshop in London? 1 point
  40. 40. ANSWER: Hamleys
  41. 41. QUESTION 20:In which part of London are most of the theatres located? 1 point
  42. 42. ANSWER: West End
  43. 43. QUESTION 21: What can you see in the picture and what was it built for? 1 point
  44. 44. ANSWER: Thames Barrier, it prevents London from being flooded
  45. 45. QUESTION 22:What does it mean that London is a „multicultural city“? 1 point
  46. 46. ANSWER: Londons population is made up of more than 270 nationalities.
  47. 47. London 2012 Olympic Games
  48. 48. QUESTION 23:How many times and when has London hosted the Olympic Games before? 1.5 points
  49. 49. ANSWER: twice, in 1908 and 1948 5
  50. 50. QUESTION 24:When do the London 2012 Olympic Games take place (dates and months)? 1 point
  51. 51. ANSWER: from 27 July to 12 th th August
  52. 52. QUESTION 25:When will the Olympic flame be lit? 1 point
  53. 53. ANSWER: on 10th May
  54. 54. QUESTION 26:What are the names of the mascots of the London 2012 Olympic Games? 1 point
  55. 55. ANSWER: Wenlock and Mandeville
  56. 56. QUESTION 27:How many sports will the London 2012 Olympic Games feature? 1 point
  57. 57. ANSWER: 26 sports
  58. 58. QUESTION 28:What is played at Wembley and what is played at Wimbledon? 1 point
  59. 59. ANSWER: football at Wembley and tennis at Wimbledon
  60. 60. Thank you for coming!

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