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We Invaded Ourselves! Trivia Quiz


It's the end of the world! What can we do? Send an invasion force back to 21st century Britain to uncover its secrets and take over the past!

A multiple-choice quiz by AcrylicInk. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
AcrylicInk
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
387,184
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Unwilling to face the end of the world, humans (in their infinite wisdom) decided that the best option to avoid extinction was to develop time travel, and head back to the 21st century. Anticipating an unwelcome arrival, they put together a military force to secure a safe landing for the population of future Earth.

The first to go out was a team of scouts. They landed in 2017's UK City of Culture. Where in the north of England did they land?
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Question 2 of 10
2. As they were walking around Hull in the early hours of the morning, Private Riddell made an observation. He noticed something about the traffic. Which of the following is true about driving in Britain? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. When morning arrived, the scout squad came across a little stone church with a special celebration going on inside. A crowd of family and friends came out of the doors, and then something unusual happened!

The bride carried out a tradition, but, thinking she was under attack, Corporal Grey pulled out her laser gun, creating an explosion of tiny petals. Which wedding tradition had Corporal Grey misunderstood?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Thanks to global warming, the temperature in the future is a bit different. Staff Sergeant Choudary's squad turned up in 2017 wearing military-issue shorts. Due to the temperature in January in early 21st century Britain, what were most people wearing on their legs? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The squad went to update - or should that be antiquate - their look. They headed into a British clothes shop. Which of the following would be the best place to buy clothes in a normal British high street? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Once the squad was kitted out, they decided to get something to eat. There was a mixture of smells wafting down the street from the array of fast food restaurants and takeaways.

Which of the following foods, that often comes wrapped in paper, is a traditional British takeaway option?
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Question 7 of 10
7. With evidence gathered on clothes and food, the futuristic scouts decided to see what else early 21st century Britain heavily relied on. They walked past a pub advertising 'live sport'. The building was packed: it was absolutely full.

Which sport would the squad find West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United, and Cardiff City all playing on the same day?
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Question 8 of 10
8. While walking around the towns of Britain, Private Ricci spotted an intriguing piece of political graffiti. Which of the following British artists was its most likely creator? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The scouts became tired of walking around on foot, so Staff Sergeant Choudary decided to call a couple of taxis.

Traditionally, which iconic colour are taxis in London, and to some extent across Britain in general?
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Question 10 of 10
10. Travelling around Britain gave the team of scouts an opportunity to survey the British population. It became clear that the country was multicultural, with influences from across the world.

Which era of British history is still having the largest impact on British culture as a whole in the 21st century: its language, food, music, religion, literature, and art?
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1. Unwilling to face the end of the world, humans (in their infinite wisdom) decided that the best option to avoid extinction was to develop time travel, and head back to the 21st century. Anticipating an unwelcome arrival, they put together a military force to secure a safe landing for the population of future Earth. The first to go out was a team of scouts. They landed in 2017's UK City of Culture. Where in the north of England did they land?

Answer: Hull

The "UK City of Culture" is a year-long event that promotes and celebrates art and culture in a particular place, building on the "European Capital of Culture" idea. The UK's first "City of Culture" was Londonderry in Northern Ireland, in 2013. The English town of Hull won the right to the title for 2017.

Unfortunately, the scouts arrived on January 1st in the middle of the opening events. They immediately showed themselves to be a nuisance with their big military-issue backpacks. There was much tutting and quiet disgruntled looks from members of the 25,000-strong crowd who were trying to watch the fireworks display over the River Humber.
2. As they were walking around Hull in the early hours of the morning, Private Riddell made an observation. He noticed something about the traffic. Which of the following is true about driving in Britain?

Answer: Cars drive on the left

Private Riddell noticed that cars generally drive on the left-hand side of the road in Britain. He did note some exceptions, though. Town and city centres often have one-way systems where multiple lanes travel in the same direction, rather than opposite ones.

The direction of traffic is very important when crossing roads, as certain members of the squad quickly found out.
3. When morning arrived, the scout squad came across a little stone church with a special celebration going on inside. A crowd of family and friends came out of the doors, and then something unusual happened! The bride carried out a tradition, but, thinking she was under attack, Corporal Grey pulled out her laser gun, creating an explosion of tiny petals. Which wedding tradition had Corporal Grey misunderstood?

Answer: Throwing the bouquet

According to tradition, whoever catches the bouquet will get married next. Unfortunately, Corporal Grey ruined the hopes of any superstitious wannabe brides by blasting the bouquet into smithereens.
4. Thanks to global warming, the temperature in the future is a bit different. Staff Sergeant Choudary's squad turned up in 2017 wearing military-issue shorts. Due to the temperature in January in early 21st century Britain, what were most people wearing on their legs?

Answer: Jeans or long trousers

It gets cold in Britain in January, but in most places it's not necessary to wear salopettes, or ski trousers. It is, however, too cold for hot pants! Jeans are a good choice in the British winter, because they're thick and warm. Staff Sergeant Choudary's squad should be fine as long as it doesn't rain too heavily.
5. The squad went to update - or should that be antiquate - their look. They headed into a British clothes shop. Which of the following would be the best place to buy clothes in a normal British high street?

Answer: Next

The squad walked up and down the high street looking for a suitable place to get some new and more appropriate clothes. Costa is a popular chain of coffee shops, B&Q is for DIY supplies, and Waterstones is for books. Although all four options were British companies, Next was the place the soldiers had to go for new jeans and other contemporary apparel.
6. Once the squad was kitted out, they decided to get something to eat. There was a mixture of smells wafting down the street from the array of fast food restaurants and takeaways. Which of the following foods, that often comes wrapped in paper, is a traditional British takeaway option?

Answer: Fish and chips

Of course, Staff Sergeant Choudary's squad chose the traditional British option of fish and chips. Even though burgers, pizzas, fried chicken, and Indian and Chinese cuisine were also on offer, it would be hard to take fish away from this island nation.

The tradition of fish and chips together seems to come from the 19th century, and was mentioned by Charles Dickens in a couple of his novels. It also has roots in the Roman Catholic tradition of eating fish on Fridays. Lots of restaurants and cafeterias up and down the country will have 'fish Fridays', where fish and chips is a special - or the only - offer of the day.
7. With evidence gathered on clothes and food, the futuristic scouts decided to see what else early 21st century Britain heavily relied on. They walked past a pub advertising 'live sport'. The building was packed: it was absolutely full. Which sport would the squad find West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United, and Cardiff City all playing on the same day?

Answer: Football

Football - or soccer as it's called elsewhere in the world - is something many British people find entertaining. They go to matches at weekends; they go to matches during the week; they buy season tickets; they listen to it on the radio; they watch it at home; they watch it in the pub; they go to the match, then watch it again when they get home; they buy the shirts, the scarves, the flags, the hats; they play it in their gardens; they play it on their consoles; they talk about it ALL THE TIME.

Well, some of them do at least. Some would argue that rugby is more popular than football in Scotland and Wales. Nevertheless, football fans can be found all over Britain, as Staff Sergeant Choudary was sure to find out.
8. While walking around the towns of Britain, Private Ricci spotted an intriguing piece of political graffiti. Which of the following British artists was its most likely creator?

Answer: Banksy

A little research conducted by Private Ricci (http://banksy.co.uk/menu.asp) revealed that Banksy is an anonymous street artist based in England. Banksy is known for creating graffiti with social and political themes in prominent public spaces.

The ability of the British public to be ironic and sarcastic must not be underestimated during the future invasion.
9. The scouts became tired of walking around on foot, so Staff Sergeant Choudary decided to call a couple of taxis. Traditionally, which iconic colour are taxis in London, and to some extent across Britain in general?

Answer: Black

The iconic black taxis are also called hackney carriages and black cabs. They can be seen ferrying passengers (like the scout squad) around London.

Not knowing the contemporary value of the currency, Staff Sergeant Choudary asked the taxi driver to take the soldiers on a tour of London. They inspected the sights: the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace. All for research, of course.
10. Travelling around Britain gave the team of scouts an opportunity to survey the British population. It became clear that the country was multicultural, with influences from across the world. Which era of British history is still having the largest impact on British culture as a whole in the 21st century: its language, food, music, religion, literature, and art?

Answer: The British Empire

During her time in the 21st century, Corporal Grey came across a few words that had become obsolete in her own era. Pyjamas, bungalow, and shampoo were actually words from Asian languages, where a number of countries were part of the Empire at some point in their history.

Private Ricci had always associated tea with British culture, and was shocked to discover that it originally came from Asia, too. It also came as a surprise to find that favourite UK curry dishes like chicken tikka masala and balti were devised by chefs in Britain, rather than being traditional Indian recipes.
Source: Author AcrylicInk

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