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This Sceptred Isle.... This England!
"This is the first team quiz by 'The Full English' and covers a few aspects of this great nation of ours. We hope you enjoy playing it!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Team member SisterSeagull asks... As you travel across England to visit long lost relatives, you decide to take a break. You pull over and stop at the nearest 'greasy spoon' cafe and are intrigued by the mention of the 'Full English' on the menu. Of the following, which item would you NOT expect to be served as a part of your breakfast?
Team member Lil_Miss_Fickle says... Our team members are all from England and a couple of us are from the town of Bury, Lancashire. In the centre of Bury stands a statue of Sir Robert Peel who was born in the town in February 1788. Which of the following statements about Robert Peel is NOT true?
He was Prime Minister of England...twice!
He invented the 'flying shuttle' making weaving looms faster
He established the first Metropolitan Police Force based at Scotland Yard
He reformed the prison system and introduced education for prisoners
Devon dialect - If SisterSeagull referred to you as 'chubbleheaded', he would be telling you that you are which of the following?
SisterSeagull would like to know if you can identify the Victorian poet and novelist who gave us the following literary works: 'The Mayor of Casterbridge', 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and 'Jude the Obscure'?
Team Leader, Superhooppete, would put money on the fact that you don't know which player of Spanish nationality, scored the first goal of the 2012/13 English Premier League season and against which team he scored it against, when the season 'kicked off' on the 18th of August 2012?
Damien Duff v Norwich
Zolton Gera v Liverpool
Kevin Nolan v Aston Villa
Miguel Michu v QPR
SisterSeagull would like to point out that we Englishmen, and women, love our pubs and many of them have unusual, historical and, just occasionally, quite gruesome names. Just a short drive from Hayle in Cornwall lies the village of Phillack which has one such establishment. It is the only pub in England to bear this name... but what name?
The Hung, Drawn and Quartered
The Bucket of Blood
The Silenced Woman
The Slaughtered Lamb
This quiz title, "This Sceptred Isle...This England", is taken from an historical work by William Shakespeare, England's greatest playwright, but SisterSeagull would like to know if you can identify the correct one?
Measure for Measure
A Midsummer Night's Dream
This question is posed by another team member. The rock band Oasis named themselves after a leisure centre in which English town?
Superhooppete asks...There is a work of abstract art mounted 33 feet high at the top of the Mayflower Steps on Plymouth's Barbican. It depicts a fantastic sea creature, but after which crustacean is this artwork better known locally?
Coronation Street is England's longest-running television soap opera and Lil_Miss_Fickle is a big fan, but England is also the home of a RADIO soap opera which, since 2009, has held the title for the longest running soap opera in the world. Can you tell her what this show is called?
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Compiled Feb 08 13