Quiz: Can You Master This UK Pub Trivia Quiz?
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Can You Master This UK Pub Trivia Quiz?
By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

Let's face it: "bar trivia" will never have the same ring as "pub trivia" -- which is why we'll forever associate this pastime with the UK, where it was born and still thrives. Is there any nation more competitive than England about trivia? They take it so seriously that there's actually a professional, ranked circuit of "quizzers." It's no wonder that several of America's most popular quiz shows in the past 20 years, like "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" and "The Weakest Link," were created on the other side of the pond.

To celebrate the classic pub trivia experience, we've written a quiz that focuses on all things British: its history, its literature, its movies, and TV ... and, of course, its royals. Do you know where an English king's bones were discovered in 2013? Or which beloved crime writer used to be a jockey before picking up the pen? Or how many incarnations of "the Doctor" there have been? (For that matter, do you know who we mean when we say "the Doctor"? If not, this quiz might not be for you. Fair warning).

So whether you're an Anglophile, a trivia enthusiast, or a bit of both, we've got a quiz to challenge you! Pour a pint, or brew up some Earl Grey, and test your wits now!

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What is the district of Wimbledon best known for?
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Which of these is the legendary rival of the Sheriff of Nottingham?
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What would you buy at Harrods?
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Which of these actors was known for his Shakespearean roles on stage and screen?
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The Parliament consists of the House of Commons and the House of ______.
6 of 35
What nickname did the USSR give Margaret Thatcher?
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Publisher "Debrett's" is best known for a book on what subject?
10 of 35
Which of these wives of Henry VIII came first?
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How many novels did Jane Austen write?
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Which of these wives of Henry VIII was executed?
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Which of these is NOT a Charles Dickens novel?
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In which year was the Magna Carta signed?
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Which of these is NOT a British soap opera?
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Which of these "British" writers was actually born in the US?
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What is the common name for those who worship in the Church of England?
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Which British mystery writer was a celebrated "jump jockey" before turning to writing?
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Which of these painters was also a writer on mystical subjects?
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Which of these cities is furthest north?
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Which writer created the beloved detective, Adam Dalgliesh?
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Which of these was a powerful medieval queen?
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Which of these shows introduced Benedict Cumberbatch to the wider world?
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In which northern England city was "The Full Monty" set?
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In what year did "Doctor Who" premiere?
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Which of these literary figures was also a cleric in the Church of England?
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Who was the leader of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot?
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How many actors have played the Doctor on "Doctor Who"?
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What is England's equivalent of the Oscars called?
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Who preceded Winston Churchill as prime minister?
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Which of these is NOT a British TV show?
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Which of these novelists wrote about the region of Wessex?
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Who was the former Princess Diana dating at the time of her death?
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