The British Isles Quiz - Counties - English Counties 3 (Questions)

'Shires' were established in Anglo-Saxon times and normally had a fortified town within them to collect and keep safe the taxes raised within the shire. These fortified towns became known as 'shire towns' and they are still sometimes referred to as that although 'county town' is more often used nowadays. See how many of the English counties you can identify on the maps that follow.

1. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] West Yorkshire
[ ] Wiltshire
[ ] Bedfordshire
[ ] Berkshire
2. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Cumbria
[ ] East Riding of Yorkshire
[ ] Northamptonshire
[ ] Durham
3. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Dorset
[ ] Cheshire
[ ] Isle of Wight
[ ] Hertfordshire
4. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Gloucestershire
[ ] Hampshire
[ ] City of Bristol
[ ] Devon
5. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Lincolnshire
[ ] South Yorkshire
[ ] Worcestershire
[ ] Tyne and Wear
6. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Greater London
[ ] Kent
[ ] Gloucestershire
[ ] Lincolnshire
7. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Cambridgeshire
[ ] South Yorkshire
[ ] West Yorkshire
[ ] Northamptonshire
8. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Durham
[ ] Cumbria
[ ] Nottinghamshire
[ ] Suffolk
9. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] East Sussex
[ ] Shropshire
[ ] West Midlands
[ ] Greater Manchester
10. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Somerset
[ ] West Sussex
[ ] Dorset
[ ] Durham

 

The British Isles Quiz - Counties - English Counties 3 (Answers)
1. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] West Yorkshire
[x] Wiltshire
[ ] Bedfordshire
[ ] Berkshire
2. Identify the county shaded in red.
[x] Cumbria
[ ] East Riding of Yorkshire
[ ] Northamptonshire
[ ] Durham
3. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Dorset
[ ] Cheshire
[x] Isle of Wight
[ ] Hertfordshire
4. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Gloucestershire
[ ] Hampshire
[x] City of Bristol
[ ] Devon
5. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Lincolnshire
[x] South Yorkshire
[ ] Worcestershire
[ ] Tyne and Wear
6. Identify the county shaded in red.
[x] Greater London
[ ] Kent
[ ] Gloucestershire
[ ] Lincolnshire
7. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] Cambridgeshire
[ ] South Yorkshire
[x] West Yorkshire
[ ] Northamptonshire
8. Identify the county shaded in red.
[x] Durham
[ ] Cumbria
[ ] Nottinghamshire
[ ] Suffolk
9. Identify the county shaded in red.
[ ] East Sussex
[ ] Shropshire
[x] West Midlands
[ ] Greater Manchester
10. Identify the county shaded in red.
[x] Somerset
[ ] West Sussex
[ ] Dorset
[ ] Durham