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Counties - English Counties 5
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Counties - English Counties 5

This is the last of five quizzes that test your ability to identify English 'Ceremonial Counties'. If you can answer all 50 questions correctly then you can honestly say that you know where ALL the English counties are situated.

The bullet points down the side of each quiz will give you some clues if you are having difficulty recognizing the counties from the maps alone.

1.
What is the name of this English ceremonial county?
Merseyside
Oxfordshire
Greater Manchester
Cumbria
  • Contains the borough of Bootle
  • Knowsley Safari Park
  • Football at Goodison Park
  • Grand National held at Liverpool
  • The county is linked by two tunnels
  • The Titanic was registered here
  • Birthplace of Ken Dodd OBE
  • The Walker art gallery
  • Home to the famous Cavern club
  • Croxteth Hall
2.
What is the name of this English ceremonial county?
Staffordshire
Norfolk
Essex
Suffolk
  • Banham Zoo is in this county
  • Home to Colmans Mustard
  • Locals are referred to as Dumplings
  • Beach at Great Yarmouth
  • Birthplace of F1's Martin Brundle
  • Sandringham House
  • American USAAF 8th Air force based here
  • Many market towns including Swaffham
  • Famous for its 'broads'
  • Matthew Pinsent was born in Holt
3.
What is the name of this English ceremonial county?
Kent
Surrey
Staffordshire
Lincolnshire
  • Divided by the Chalk Downs
  • Brooklands was opened here in 1907
  • Highest elevated point is Leith Hill
  • The largest town is Guildford
  • Lewis Carroll is buried here
  • Horse racing at Epsom Downs
  • The M3 motorway passes through the north of the county
  • Where The Stranglers band met
  • Loseley Park historic manor house near Guildford
  • Dennis Brothers established 1895
4.
What is the name of this English ceremonial county?
Hampshire
Durham
Lancashire
North Yorkshire
  • First fixed-wing flight was at Brompton
  • Racecourses at Catterick Bridge, Ripon and Thirsk
  • Motor racing at Croft Circuit
  • National Trust property at Rievaulx Terrace
  • Studley Royal Water Gardens near Ripon
  • Famous cliff lift in Scarborough
  • Judy Dench born in York
  • Alan Titchmarsh born in Ilkley
  • 'All Creatures Great and Small' filmed at Askrigg
  • Richmond Castle walls are the oldest outside London
5.
What is the name of this English ceremonial county?
Merseyside
Oxfordshire
Buckinghamshire
Leicestershire
  • Wroxton College is based in Banbury
  • Blenheim Palace
  • The Cotswolds can be found here
  • Home to the Claredon Shopping Centre
  • Oscar Wilde attended a college here
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Birthplace of Hugh Laurie
  • Didcot Railway Centre
  • Dyed pigeons at Faringdon House
  • Home to the town of Woodstock
6.
What is the name of this English ceremonial county?
Rutland
Bedfordshire
Northamptonshire
Surrey
  • Hillfort at Hunsbury
  • Motor Racing at Silverstone
  • The Oxford and Grand Union canals join at Braunston
  • Corby was once known as Little Scotland
  • Aerodrome at Sywell
  • 'Diamonds' football team at Rushden
  • Carlsberg have a brewery in the county town
  • World Conker Championships held annually in Ashton near Oundle
7.
What is the name of this English ceremonial county?
Lincolnshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
Devon
Gloucestershire
  • Second largest English county
  • Main use of land is agriculture
  • There are no motorways
  • Politics is predominantly Conservative
  • Inhabitants called 'Yellow Bellies'
  • Contains Grantham and Skegness
  • Margaret Thatcher born in Grantham
  • Isaac Newton born at Colsterworth
  • Burghley House at Stamford
  • Red Arrows based at Scampton
8.
What is the name of this English ceremonial county?
Merseyside
City of Bristol
Gloucestershire
Herefordshire
  • Contains the Forest of Dean
  • Perpendicular porch at Cirencester
  • Annual cheese rolling at Coopers Hill
  • Home to the Badminton Horse trials
  • JK Rowling born in Yate
  • Abbey at Tewkesbury
  • Chipping Sodbury hosts a Mop Fair
  • Highgrove House at Tetbury
  • Home to the Cheltenham Festival
  • Last battle of the English Civil War at Stow-on-the-Wold
9.
What is the name of this English ceremonial county?
City of Bristol
West Yorkshire
Lancashire
Norfolk
  • County established in 1182
  • Blackpool illuminations
  • Thwaites Brewery based in Blackburn
  • Fleetwood ferry
  • The 'Red Rose of the North'
  • Has its own wrestling style
  • Famous for the 'hotpot' dish
  • Cockling in Morecombe Bay
  • The highest point in the county is Gragareth
  • The river Ribble flows through here
10.
What is the name of this English ceremonial county?
Worcestershire
East Sussex
Warwickshire
Herefordshire
  • The Malvern Hills
  • Severn Valley Railway
  • Home of the Morgan Motor Company
  • Cher Lloyd from The X Factor was born in the county
  • Pump rooms at Tenbury Wells
  • The River Severn flows through the county
  • Only has one city in the county
  • Coat of arms includes 3 black pears
  • Lea & Perrins make a famous sauce here
  • Birthplace of composer Edward Elgar

 

Author:  Colin King

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