Can You Pass British Geography?

By: Talin Vartanian
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About This Quiz

There are many beautiful parts of the United Kingdom, and today we're testing your knowledge on the geographical aspects of British countries, mountains, lakes, and more! We'll also test your knowledge of various landmarks of the United Kingdom. For instance, do you know where Stonehenge is located? Or how about where the RMS Titanic was built, the ship on which the movie called "Titanic" was based on? This quiz will also look at castles and palaces, so we hope you know where some of them are located!

Many people get England, the United Kingdom, and Great Britain mixed up. If you know the difference between these three, you'll get your chance to shine with this quiz! You'll also be asked to name some of the capitals of certain British countries, as well as where lakes and islands are located. 

The United Kingdom is home to rolling hills, lush scenery, and some tall mountains as well. It's a popular tourist spot for people around the world, and is considered to be a gorgeous place to live! If you love geography and everything British, this quiz is perfect for you! Now that you're warmed up and ready to take this British geography quiz, we challenge you to score at least 90% now!

What is the capital of the United Kingdom?

Known for its rich culture and transportation system, London is one of the most populated cities in the United Kingdom. It's also the capital of both the United Kingdom and England.

Which of these cities is southeast of the English Channel?

Paris is not only the capital of France, but it is also located southeast of the English Channel. The English Channel is a body of water that separates the United Kingdom from France and Belgium.

What is the longest river in Great Britain?

River Severn is 220 miles long and is the longest river in Great Britain. This river flows through towns like Upton, Newtown and Bewdley.

The British Isles is home to "Ben Nevis," which is the tallest __________ in the region.

The British Isles is home to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain at about 4,411 feet. "Ben Nevis" stems from the word "'Beinn Nibheis."

What is the capital of Wales?

Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and is considered to be a port city. It is also the largest city in Wales, and has a population of over 350,000 people.

Dublin is located _____ of the Irish Sea.

Dublin is located west of the Irish Sea. The Irish Sea is the body of water in between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Which of these is NOT a large city in the United Kingdom?

Rye is a small town in England that features cobbled grounds. It's also known for Rye Castle and the Lamb House.

Which of these is NOT one of the seas that borders the United Kingdom?

The Pacific Ocean is not one of the seas that borders the United Kingdom. The rest of the answers do border the United Kingdom, as well as the Atlantic Ocean.

Which of these is NOT one of the four countries in the United Kingdom?

France is not part of the United Kingdom; it's a country in Europe that is located south of the United Kingdom. The missing country from the list is Northern Ireland.

What is the largest country in the United Kingdom?

England is the largest country in the United Kingdom, and features a white flag with a red cross on it. The capital of England is London.

The Big Ben is a famous landmark in...?

London is home to the famous clock tower called the Big Ben. It's specifically located in the Palace of Westminster.

What country has Glasgow as a city?

The Scottish Opera is located in Glasgow, which is a city in Scotland. Scotland is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom.

Where is the North Sea located?

The North Sea is located east of Scotland, as well as the United Kingdom. It's also located southwest of Norway.

What is the deepest lake in the United Kingdom?

Located in Scotland, Loch Morar is the deepest lake in all of the United Kingdom. The lake is about 1,017 feet deep.

"Nessie" is a legendary monster that is said to inhabit which of these lakes?

The Loch Ness Monster, or "Nessie," is a legendary aquatic monster that is said to inhabit the Loch Ness lake. This lake is located in Scotland.

What country is Buckingham Palace located in?

Buckingham Palace is located in London, which is the capital of England (and the United Kingdom). It was designed and built by several architects, including John Nash and William Winde.

What is the highest point in England?

Scafell Pike is about 3,209 feet tall, and is the tallest mountain in England. Specifically, it's located in Cumbria, England.

Which of the following is the oldest castle in the United Kingdom?

Windsor Castle is over 900 years old and is the oldest castle in the United Kingdom. This castle is said to have been built during the 11th century.

Which of the following is NOT a county of England?

Brittany is not a county of England; it's actually a county of France, which is located south of the United Kingdom. The rest of the answers are counties in England.

What is the capital of Northern Ireland?

Belfast is both the capital of Northern Ireland and its largest city. The city is known for several landmarks, including the Titanic Belfast, Belfast Castle and the Ulster Museum.

Which of the following is NOT a county of Scotland?

Tyrone is not a county of Scotland, but it is a county of Northern Ireland. Other counties, or shires, of Scotland include Stirling, Fife and Dunbarton.

Which of these cities is NOT located in Wales?

Inverness is not located in Wales, but in Scotland. This city is known for the Inverness Cathedral and the Victorian Market.

The Isle of Man is located in between...?

In between England and Northern Island is the Isle of Man. Its capital is Douglas and the island is known for the Calf of Man and the Peel Castle.

Which of the following is false?

Here's the main difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom: The UK consists of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Great Britain consists of Scotland, Wales, and England, but NOT Northern Ireland.

Which of the following is the capital of Scotland?

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and contains many landmarks. Some popular tourist attractions include the Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and Arthur's Seat.

Stonehenge is a famous landmark that is located in _______.

Located in England, Stonehenge is a famous landmark that features a large circle of vertical rock slabs. The stones weigh roughly 22.6 metric tons.

Which of the following is NOT located around the United Kingdom?

Lake Gairdner is actually located in Australia, and features small hills and various types of vegetation. The lake is about 100 miles long.

What is the highest point in Wales?

Snowdon is the highest point in Wales, which is about 3,560 feet high. This mountain is also home to various lakes in the area, such as Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn.

Which of these parks is located in Scotland?

The Cairngorms National Park is located in Scotland, while the rest of the parks in the list are located in England. This park is known for its scenic beauty regarding lush landscapes and rolling hills.

Where can you find the Firth of Clyde?

Located southwest of Glasgow, within the coast of Scotland, is the Firth of Clyde. This is a body of water that is near the Isle of Arran.

Which of these cities is located in Northern Ireland?

Located in Tyrone County of Northern Ireland is Cookstown. It's Northern Ireland's fourth biggest town and is located about 45 miles from Belfast.

Where can you find Lough Neagh?

Northern Ireland is home to Lough Neagh, which is one of the largest lakes in the British Isles. Its area by square miles is about 151.

Bute, Hoy and Jura are all...?

Bute, Hoy, and Jura are all islands within the British Isles, which are all specifically located in Scotland. There are many other islands in the British Isles, such as Islay, Isle of Arran and Tiree.

Where was the RMS Titanic built?

Belfast, Northern Ireland was where the RMS Titanic was built. The movie "Titanic" was based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic, which occurred in 1912.

Which of these is NOT a waterfall in the United Kingdom?

You won't find the Havasu Falls in the United Kingdom, which is actually located in the Grand Canyon of Arizona. The United Kingdom is home to many beautiful waterfalls, including the other three in the list.

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