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Quiz about London Underground a Short Journey
Quiz about London Underground a Short Journey

London Underground: a Short Journey Quiz


Do you travel on the London Underground? How well do you know its geography and history? Hope you enjoy this little quiz.

A multiple-choice quiz by rubytops. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
rubytops
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
326,052
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
855
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Question 1 of 10
1. In what year did the London Underground open its first line? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The original underground map, on which the current map is still based, was designed by whom? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What is the name of the line that is coloured brown on the underground map? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which two lines intersect with all others? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Between which two stations on the Piccadilly line is there the shortest distance? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which airport does the Piccadilly line serve? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. At which underground station was the first escalator installed? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Following the fire at Kings Cross, smoking was banned from all areas of the underground. In what year was this enforced? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. If you are going by London Underground to a concert at the O2 (previously known as the Millennium Dome), at what station on the underground would you alight? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Although musicians have busked on the underground for many years it was not licensed for this purpose until what year? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In what year did the London Underground open its first line?

Answer: 1863

The London Underground opened its first line on the 10th January 1863. The first line opened was the Metropolitan line.
2. The original underground map, on which the current map is still based, was designed by whom?

Answer: Harry Beck

Henry Beck designed the original tube map in 1933. He was an employee of London Underground in the Signals Office.
3. What is the name of the line that is coloured brown on the underground map?

Answer: Bakerloo

The Bakerloo line is coloured brown on the tube map. In 1924, the first baby was born on the underground, on a train at Elephant and Castle, which is on the Bakerloo line.
4. Which two lines intersect with all others?

Answer: Jubilee & Central

The Jubilee and Central Lines connect with all other lines at some point. Prior to December 2007 only the Jubilee Line connected with all other Lines because the Central Line did not connect with with the East London Line.
Since December 2007 the East London Line has become part of the extended overground service. It is due to fully open in 2011.
5. Between which two stations on the Piccadilly line is there the shortest distance?

Answer: Leicester Square to Covent Garden

Leicester Square and Covent Garden has the shortest distance between stations, not only on the Piccadilly line but on the underground network as a whole. Walking at normal speed, it is actually quicker to walk between the stations than to get the tube.
6. Which airport does the Piccadilly line serve?

Answer: Heathrow

All trains serve Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3. Since March 2008, when terminal 5 opened, there have been two different routes that underground trains take, one to terminal 4 and one to terminal 5. If you are going to either of these terminals then make sure you are on the correct train.
7. At which underground station was the first escalator installed?

Answer: Earls Court

The first escalator was installed at Earls Court in 1911.
8. Following the fire at Kings Cross, smoking was banned from all areas of the underground. In what year was this enforced?

Answer: 1987

The no smoking rule on the underground network as a whole was introduced in 1987. Smoking had been banned on the trains three years earlier.
9. If you are going by London Underground to a concert at the O2 (previously known as the Millennium Dome), at what station on the underground would you alight?

Answer: North Greenwich

North Greenwich is the nearest underground station to the O2 arena.
10. Although musicians have busked on the underground for many years it was not licensed for this purpose until what year?

Answer: 2003

The underground became licensed for busking in 2003. Some famous underground buskers have included Sting, Paul McCartney, Julian Lloyd Webber and James Blunt.
Source: Author rubytops

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