London Quiz Answers

So how well did you do in our London Quiz? Here are the answers below:
1. What was the Roman name for London?
Tiberious
Londinium (CORRECT)
Londinius
Angleus

2. Who said ‘When a man is tired of London he is tired of life’?
Samuel Johnson (CORRECT)
Samuel Becket
Ben Johnson
Boris Johnson

3. Which of these British films was not set in London?
Mary Poppins
Notting Hill
Paddington
Trainspotting (CORRECT)

4. What is the royal name of the new Crossrail underground/train line to be opened in 2017?
Victoria line
Georgian line
Elizabeth line (CORRECT)
Tudor line

5. From which street did the Great Fire Of London start?
Pudding Lane (CORRECT)
Desert Street
Afters Avenue
Cake Crescent

6. From which ‘Palace’ did the BBC first broadcast TV pictures?
Crystal
Buckingham
St James
Alexandra (CORRECT)

7. Which train station features in a Kinks song?
Kings Cross
Waterloo (CORRECT)
Clapham Junction
Euston

8. What is the name of the current Mayor Of London?
Boris Johnson
Theresa May
David Cameron
Sadiq Khan (CORRECT)

9. How many times has London hosted the (summer) Olympic Games?
1
2
3 (CORRECT)
4

10. What was the number of Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street apartment?
212A
221A
212B
221B (CORRECT)

11. Which country’s embassy was the scene of a siege eventually ended by the SAS in 1981.
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Iran (CORRECT)

12. The holder of which Government post lives at 11 Downing Street?
Prime Minister
First Lord Of The Treasury
Chancellor Of The Exchequer
Chancellor Of The Duchy Of Lancaster

13. From which station did Harry Potter catch the Hogwarts train at platform 9 3/4
Kings Cross (CORRECT)
Victoria
Waterloo
Euston

14. What is the name of London’s tallest building opened in 2012?
Walkie Talky
The Shard (CORRECT)
Natwest Tower
Tate Modern

15. Which country provides Trafalgar Square’s Christmas Tree every year (as a thank you for the UK’s assistance in World War II)?
Sweden
Finland
Denmark
Norway (CORRECT)

16. Which sport is played at Lords?
Cricket (CORRECT)
Croquet
Tennis
Bowls

17. Which musician lived  door to Handel’s old London residence?
Felix Mendelssohn
Gustav Holst
Jimi Hendrix (CORRECT)
Amy Whitehouse

18. Which author stayed with her brother at 10 Henrietta Street in Covent Garden whenever in London?
Jane Austen (CORRECT)
Charlotte Bronte
George Eliot
Mary Shelly

19. What was the official death toll of the Great Fire Of London?
6 (CORRECT)
60
600
6000

20. Which of the following is not a London Underground stop?
Bethnal Green
Turnham Green
Parsons Green
Park Green (CORRECT)

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