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128 quizzes and 1,792 trivia questions.
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1.
  100 Greatest Britons - Part 10 best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is the tenth and final part of my series of quizzes based on a public survey undertaken by the BBC in 2002 to find the 100 greatest Britons of all time. Unsurprisingly, the quiz covers places 10-1, working in reverse order.
Easier, 10 Qns, Supersal1, Jan 21 09
Easier
Supersal1
6496 plays
2.
  The British Invasion in History The British Invasion in History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many people from Britain have become famous or infamous throughout history. Here, ten of them are presented. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Jul 14 15
Easier
DeepHistory gold member
1282 plays
3.
  Match the UK People great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
I'll give you some brief details about the accomplishments of various British people. All you need to do is match the achievements to the name.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 13 19
Easier
rossian editor
Jan 13 19
1690 plays
4.
  100 Greatest Britons - Part 9 top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is the ninth of a series of quizzes based on the results of a public vote undertaken by the BBC in 2002. Working in reverse order, this quiz will cover numbers 20-11.
Average, 10 Qns, Supersal1, Jan 09 09
Average
Supersal1
3782 plays
5.
  100 Greatest Britons - Part 2 top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is the second in my series of quizzes inspired by the BBC public vote to find the 100 greatest Britons of all time. This quiz covers 90-81, in reverse order.
Average, 10 Qns, Supersal1, Dec 28 08
Average
Supersal1
3395 plays
6.
  100 Greatest Britons - Part 5 top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is the fifth of a series of quizzes based on the results of a public vote undertaken by the BBC in 2002. Working in reverse order, this quiz will cover numbers 60-51.
Average, 10 Qns, Supersal1, Dec 28 08
Average
Supersal1
2821 plays
7.
  100 Greatest Britons - Part 4 top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here is the fourth in my series of quizzes inspired by the BBC public vote to find the 100 greatest Britons of all time. This quiz covers 70-61, in reverse order.
Average, 10 Qns, Supersal1, Aug 09 17
Average
Supersal1
Aug 09 17
3682 plays
8.
  No Men Allowed! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A recent author's challenge was "A Knight to Remember", which I used to look at British knights. I think it is only fair to include one about the "Dames". I'll give you the clues; from those clues you tell me who the Dame is.
Easier, 10 Qns, pmarney, Sep 02 13
Easier
pmarney gold member
973 plays
9.
  Nine Dukes and One Drake popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Dukes are next in line to Kings. Some of them played a major role in English History. Yet let us remember there is not just Dukes that matter in the games of life, also a simple Drake can change the course of history.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 02 18
Average
flem-ish
Jan 02 18
4037 plays
10.
  Some Quintessential Brits! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Some quintessential Brits for you to recognize - with some little hints to point you in the right direction!
Easier, 10 Qns, huw27, Sep 01 12
Easier
huw27
2797 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Currer Bell was a pen name adopted by which English writer?

From Quiz "The Bells are Ringing"




11.
  Oh My Lords top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
I'll give you a clue to a Lord of the Realm. All you need to do is match the Lord to the description. The people are, naturally, all British but should be reasonably well known.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 07 17
Easier
rossian editor
Dec 07 17
584 plays
12.
  100 Greatest Britons - Part 1 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is the first of a series of quizzes based on the results of a public vote undertaken by the BBC in 2002. Working in reverse order, this quiz will cover numbers 100-91.
Average, 10 Qns, Supersal1, May 04 18
Average
Supersal1
May 04 18
2798 plays
13.
  100 Greatest Britons - Part 3 top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here is the third in my series of quizzes inspired by the BBC public vote to find the 100 greatest Britons of all time. This quiz covers 80-71, in reverse order.
Average, 10 Qns, Supersal1, Jul 25 09
Average
Supersal1
2732 plays
14.
  Zed People great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Or, if you're American, Zee People. Since the quiz is about the British, or people with British connections, Zed is probably more accurate. All the questions are about people with a 'z' in their names.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 10 15
Easier
rossian editor
764 plays
15.
  Don't I Know You? - 10 questions - 4 mins
Having lived in several different parts of the UK, I thought it would be interesting to write a quiz about people I could have met in these places.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 15 09
Average
rossian editor
1379 plays
16.
  Iconic British Females popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I'll give you the names of ten British women who made history in a particular area. All you need to do is match each of them to the field in which she excelled and for which she is most remembered.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jun 21 16
Average
rossian editor
Jun 21 16
869 plays
17.
  100 Greatest Britons - Part 8 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is the eighth of a series of quizzes based on the results of a public vote undertaken by the BBC in 2002. Working in reverse order, this quiz will cover numbers 30-21.
Average, 10 Qns, Supersal1, Dec 12 14
Average
Supersal1
2449 plays
18.
  A Knight to Remember popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
British honours can be confusing for some. This quiz will look for you to identify people from the clues given who have been honoured with a knighthood by the Queen. These people will be from sport, music, film and theatre.
Easier, 10 Qns, pmarney, Oct 28 21
Easier
pmarney gold member
Oct 28 21
1193 plays
19.
  Born Where? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
All the people in this quiz are British, but none of them was born here. Can you match the person to their place (and year) of birth?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 26 20
Easier
rossian editor
Mar 26 20
341 plays
20.
  That Snow Leopard! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
No leopards in this quiz, but the people in it all share their surnames with living creatures. It could be called 'That's No Leopard' or 'That's No Other Animal Either'.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 17 13
Average
rossian editor
858 plays
21.
  Deride and Prejudice popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many people have been given nicknames which are less than complimentary. This quiz is about some of them, and is specific to UK people, or those with an historical British connection.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 11 10
Average
rossian editor
1059 plays
22.
  Water, Water Everywhere popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Samuel Taylor Coleridge may have provided the title, but he wouldn't fit in this quiz, which covers a range of British people whose names all have a watery connection.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 15 14
Average
rossian editor
804 plays
23.
  The Boleyns of Tudor England popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
My favourite period in history was when the Tudors were on the throne. However this quiz is not about them. How much do you know about the Boleyn family?
Average, 10 Qns, shortstef, Oct 15 21
Average
shortstef
Oct 15 21
4240 plays
24.
  100 Greatest Britons - Part 6 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here is the sixth in my series of quizzes inspired by the BBC public vote to find the 100 greatest Britons of all time. This quiz covers 50-41, in reverse order.
Average, 10 Qns, Supersal1, Dec 28 08
Average
Supersal1
2545 plays
25.
  The Bells are Ringing popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
All the British people in this quiz share the surname of Bell, although little else. From all walks of life, how many of them will 'ring a bell' with you?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 09 15
Average
rossian editor
618 plays
26.
  Things Famous People Say great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
My last quiz featured mainly quotes made by US celebrities - this time the Brits get their turn!
Average, 10 Qns, BettyBlue, Dec 28 07
Average
BettyBlue
2411 plays
27.
  100 Greatest Britons - Part 7 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is the seventh of a series of quizzes based on the results of a public vote undertaken by the BBC in 2002. Working in reverse order, this quiz will cover numbers 40-31.
Average, 10 Qns, Supersal1, Oct 15 10
Average
Supersal1
2116 plays
28.
  10 UK Female Firsts great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These women were pioneers in very different fields.
Average, 10 Qns, dellastreet, Jul 17 14
Average
dellastreet gold member
605 plays
29.
  Odd Fellows - 10 questions - 5 mins
Every nation has its share of irregulars with quirks and foibles, but when it comes to eccentricity, can anyone top the Brits? Here are ten unconventional characters.
Tough, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jul 14 21
Tough
480154st gold member
Jul 14 21
190 plays
30.
  Made in Britain popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
British scientists have been responsible for some of the greatest inventions in history of man. This quiz will test your knowledge of some of these events.
Average, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Jul 18 13
Average
romeomikegolf gold member
1426 plays
31.
Since 1970 the Bank of England has issued banknotes featuring figures from British history. Can you answer questions on the figures from banknotes issued from 2000 onwards?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Aug 22 18
Average
Red_John
Aug 22 18
169 plays
32.
The UK has produced a massive crop of eccentrics in the last three hundred years. Which of these strange folk did what?
Tough, 10 Qns, spaceowl, Jan 07 13
Tough
spaceowl gold member
600 plays
33.
  Educated at Eton - 10 questions - 5 mins
Eton College was founded by Henry VI in 1440 to provide free education for seventy poor boys who could then go on to King's College, Cambridge, which he founded a year later. Eton has educated some of the most famous men in British history.
Average, 10 Qns, topblue, Apr 15 14
Average
topblue
468 plays
34.
Since 1970, the Bank of England has issued banknotes featuring figures from British history. Can you answer questions on the figures from banknotes issued between 1970 and 1999?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Aug 19 18
Average
Red_John
Aug 19 18
183 plays
35.
  A Mix Of British Celebrities - 10 questions - 5 mins
Most of the 'names' this quiz deals with still survive in the collective memory of the British people.Some of them are even looked up to with great respect.The mix is from all periods of English history.
Difficult, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Sep 28 13
Difficult
flem-ish
3645 plays
36.
  No Sex Please, We're British - 10 questions - 4 mins
Naughty Brits! How familiar are you with these British sex scandals?
Average, 10 Qns, ctownron, Oct 17 15
Average
ctownron
1453 plays
37.
  Questions on Great British Eccentrics great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Britons have always been known for a degree of eccentricity. Some, however, have been more eccentric than others.
Difficult, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Feb 12 14
Difficult
StarStruck60
815 plays
38.
  Great British Eccentrics: Part 2 - 10 questions - 5 mins
Following on the success of Part 1, here are ten more weirds, bizarres and grotesques from the last four hundred years of British and Imperial history.
Tough, 10 Qns, spaceowl, Aug 03 12
Tough
spaceowl gold member
426 plays
39.
  London in Quotations great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
The British capital has been celebrated and execrated in prose, poetry and song for centuries. Can you answer a few questions about a cross-section of quotes?
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Nov 10 05
Very Difficult
TabbyTom gold member
1440 plays
40.
  Oxford in Quotations - 10 questions - 6 mins
Here are just a few of the many quotations inspired by the city and university of Oxford.
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Feb 11 05
Tough
TabbyTom gold member
468 plays
41.
  Famous Earls and Marquesses - 10 questions - 4 mins
It may not be a very democratic idea to have Marquesses and Earls. Yet some of them really have caught the eye of the crowds, and became popular heroes. See which of these you can identify. Apart from number 10 they all are genuinely true blue British.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 09 14
Average
flem-ish
2629 plays
42.
  Famous and Infamous Brits - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here are some interesting, but less well-known British historical figures. See if you can identify them.
Average, 10 Qns, sooz888, Apr 25 13
Average
sooz888
1095 plays
43.
  British Scoundrels, Villains and Eccentrics - 10 questions - 7 mins
Britain has had it share of rogues, scoundrels and eccentrics. My challenge to you is to identify the villain or eccentric from my clues.
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Mar 29 06
Tough
bracklaman
1182 plays
44.
  10 Questions on Famous Britons - 10 questions - 4 mins
The following quotes are familiar to us all, but can you match them up to the famous Briton who first coined the phrase?
Average, 10 Qns, haricot, Sep 14 10
Average
haricot
605 plays
45.
  Questions on Famous Britons - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a quiz on all aspects of famous Britons. All information is taken from the book of the same name, published by Pitkin.
Tough, 10 Qns, cmt101, Apr 25 13
Tough
cmt101
1090 plays
46.
  Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt - 10 questions - 5 mins
A short quiz on John of Gaunt and his notorious mistress, Katherine Swynford.
Tough, 10 Qns, Lucy_Christine, Aug 11 05
Tough
Lucy_Christine
1270 plays
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