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Quiz about Wheres that English City
Quiz about Wheres that English City

Where's that English City? Trivia Quiz


See how well you know where English cities are located by matching the name of the city to its location on the map.

A label quiz by Stoaty. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Stoaty
Time
3 mins
Type
Label Quiz
Quiz #
412,803
Updated
Jul 02 23
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
12 / 15
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621
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Brighton Plymouth Newcastle-upon-Tyne Bristol Birmingham Norwich Canterbury Carlisle Manchester Hull Southampton Oxford York Nottingham Cambridge
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Hull

Hull, or to give it its full name Kingston upon Hull, is a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire located on the Humber estuary. Hull is named for the River Hull which runs through the city as it flows into the Humber estuary. The modern city of Hull grew out of the town of Wyke which was given a royal charter by Edward I in 1299 who renamed it Kingston upon Hull.

The town gained city status in 1897.
2. York

York is a city in Yorkshire in northern England. York was founded during the Roman conquest of Britain with the Romans naming the settlement Eboracum. During the Viking invasion of Britain York became the capital of Viking Britain and the name of the city became Jorvik, this gradually changed into the shorter name York which we use today.

York was granted city status by King John in a charter in 1212. The city was historically an important trading centre due to its location being both on the River Ouse and near to the Great North Road which. In more recent times York became associated with the rail industry and chocolate manufacture with both Rowntree's and Terry's being founded in York.
3. Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Newcastle is a city in North East England located on the north bank of the River Tyne opposite the town of Gateshead. The city originated as a Roman fort and settlement named Pons Aelius and gained the name Newcastle after a new castle was built in 1080. Newcastle gained city status in 1882 coinciding with formation of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle and St Nicholas church became the city's Anglican Cathedral.

The city became prosperous due to merchants selling and exporting coal from nearby mines with the River Tyne being used to transport this coal to the rest of the UK and beyond. The city was historically associated with industry and engineering with ship building and other heavy manufacturing being of economic importance during the 19th century.
4. Norwich

Norwich is a city in the county of Norfolk in East Anglia on the River Wensum. The origins of the city lie in an Anglo-Saxon settlement which had later Viking influences. The city that we know today started to take shape during Norman times when a castle was built and work was started on the cathedral. It was also during this period, in 1094, that Norwich was given city status.

Norwich became an important city for the wool trade with exports of wool being made through the port at nearby Great Yarmouth to the Low Countries. During the medieval period Norwich was one of the most populous cities in England with evidence from Poll Tax records from 1377 putting Norwich as the 5th most populous city in England at the time.

In more recent times Norwich has become associated with the production of mustard following the founding of the Colman's mustard factory in 1814; this factory closed in 2019 but Colman's is still made in the vicinity of Norwich with production having moved to a factory just eight miles from the city.
5. Bristol

Bristol is a city in south west England with a long history as a major port. The city is located where the rivers Avon and Frome meet; the river Avon then flows into the Severn estuary at a suburb of Bristol called Avonmouth. The city has Iron Age and Roman origins with the modern city founded in 1000 and growing into an important port and trading centre during the 1000s. The first royal charter was granted to Bristol in 1155 and it became a city with the founding of the Anglican diocese of Bristol in 1542. Bristol became a key port in early voyages to the Americas and during the 16th Century became a key trading port with Spain and Spanish colonies. Unfortunately the trade with American colonies also included trading in slaves with Bristol becoming a key port in supporting this trade during the 18th century.

During the 19th century Bristol became associated with the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel who designed the SS Great Britain and SS Great Western oceangoing steamships in Bristol, the Clifton Suspension bridge, and the Great Western Railway linking Bristol with London. Maritime trade continued and the port became an important centre for tobacco importing. In more modern times Bristol has focused on promoting environmental sustainability and in 2015 the city became the first in the UK to receive the European Green Capital Award.
6. Brighton

The city of Brighton and Hove is located on the south coast of England in the county of East Sussex. There is evidence of a settlement in the area listed in the Norman Domesday Book and this gradually grew during the middle ages. During the Georgian period Brighton became a fashionable seaside resort and it was during this time that the famous Royal Pavilion was built by the then Prince Regent and future King George IV. Over the years Brighton has continued to develop and maintain its popularity with tourists.

The town of Brighton combined with nearby Hove to form the local government unitary authority area of Brighton and Hove. The area was given city status in 2000 as one of a number of cities created to mark the millennium.
7. Canterbury

Canterbury is a historic city located in the county of Kent in south east England. The city has been of historical importance since before the Roman invasion of Britain when it was the capital of the Celtic Cantiaci people. The Romans settled in Canterbury and it was also the capital of the Kingdom of Kent established by the Jute people in the period prior to the Norman conquest.

The city became important in medieval times with the construction of the castle and cathedral and the city became a place of religious pilgrimage following the murder of St Thomas Becket in the cathedral in 1170.

The city is still popular with tourists and has a large student population due to being home to the University of Kent and Canterbury Christchurch University.
8. Carlisle

Carlisle is a city in north west England located just eight miles south of the border with Scotland. Due to being located near to Scotland the city became an important military position and important in the defence of England against Scottish forces in the time before the two kingdoms were united during the reign of James I (of England) / VI (of Scotland).

Carlisle became a city in 1133 with the building of Carlisle Cathedral and the formation of the Anglican diocese of Carlisle.
9. Southampton

Southampton is a port city on the south coast of England. The city can trace its origins back to Roman times however it was during the Norman period that Southampton became an important port connecting England with Normandy and the city became very prosperous.

Southampton had always been important as a port but during the Victorian era it became a major port for ocean liners and was the starting port for the journey of the Titanic. In more modern times the port became associated as a boarding point for cruise ships. City status was granted to Southampton in 1964.
10. Plymouth

Plymouth is a city in south west England in the county of Devon and is located close to the border between Devon and the county of Cornwall. The city has a long history as a port and as a naval base with a naval dockyard established there in 1690. The city is still an important port for the Royal Navy with HMNB Devonport one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe located in the west of the city.

The modern city of Plymouth was formed by the merger of the towns of Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse in 1914 with the group of towns gaining city status as the city of Plymouth in 1928.
11. Birmingham

Birmingham is the second largest city in England after London and is located in the area known as the West Midlands. Birmingham originated as a market town in the county of Warwickshire however the town grew substantially during the industrial revolution when it became a hotbed of innovation and manufacturing. The industrialisation of Birmingham was helped by the construction of an extensive canal network in the city which connected to the wider canal network and was important for transporting materials and goods to and from the city before the advent of the railways. Birmingham still has 35 miles of canals meaning it has more miles of canals than the city of Venice in Italy.

Birmingham gained city status in 1889 at which point it became a county borough in its own right and was no longer considered part of the county of Warwickshire.
12. Manchester

Manchester is a city in the north west of England located in the county of Greater Manchester. Prior to the creation of Greater Manchester in 1974 the majority of the city was in the county of Lancashire with a few more southerly areas laying in Cheshire.

The city was for many years a small town however it became an important centre of the Industrial Revolution and grew rapidly during this period. Manchester became an important place for textile manufacturing, at one point gaining the nickname 'Cottonopolis'. Manchester was made a city in 1853.
13. Nottingham

Nottingham is a city in the East Midlands area of England in the county of Nottinghamshire. The city is famous as the home of the outlaw Robin Hood in English folklore. The city was also well known for the manufacture of lace and an area of the city centre is still called the Lace Market today.

Another claim to fame for Nottingham is as the home of Notts County, the world's oldest professional football club who were founded in 1862. Nottingham was granted city status to mark Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897.
14. Oxford

Oxford is a city in the south of England and is located in the county of Oxfordshire. The city dates back to an Anglo-Saxon settlement which developed around a section of the River Thames which was shallower and therefore easier to cross. The city is most famous for its university which is believed to have been established in the 11th century and is the oldest university in the UK.

Oxford became a city in 1542 following the English Reformation which saw the Anglican Diocese of Oxford founded and the city became the seat of the Bishop of Oxford.
15. Cambridge

Cambridge is a relatively small city located in eastern England in the county of Cambridgeshire. There is evidence of a Roman fort in the area that is now Cambridge but the area seems to have become permanently settled by the Anglo-Saxons. The city is well known for the University of Cambridge which was founded in 1209 by disgruntled scholars from the University of Oxford and is the second oldest university in the UK. Cambridge gained city status in 1951.
Source: Author Stoaty

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