UK Charities Quiz - Royal National Lifeboat Institution 01 (Questions)

Funded by charitable donations, the lifeboat crews and lifeguards of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution have saved over 140,000 lives at sea since its formation. The charity relies on more than 40,000 volunteers. Try our quiz on the RNLI.

1. The RNLI`s purpose is to do what?
[ ] Paint boats orange
[ ] Recruit volunteers
[ ] Rescue people
[ ] Save lives at sea
2. How many times were lifeboats launched in 2010?
[ ] 223
[ ] 3,223
[ ] 9,223
[ ] 17,223
3. RNLI crew members are all .......
[ ] fishermen
[ ] men
[ ] very tall
[ ] volunteers
4. 4 The RNLI was founded by Sir William Hillary in which year?
[ ] 1724
[ ] 1824
[ ] 1924
[ ] 2004
5. How many lives has the RNLI saved since its foundation?
[ ] 4,000
[ ] 40,000
[ ] 140,000
[ ] 240,000
6. How many crew members are there in the RNLI?
[ ] 460
[ ] 4,600
[ ] 40,600
[ ] 406,000
7. The RNLI have how many lifeboat stations around the coast?
[ ] 23
[ ] 235
[ ] 435
[ ] 2,350
8. Where are the RNLI Headquarters located?
[ ] Blackpool
[ ] Goole
[ ] Liverpool
[ ] Poole
9. 9 The RNLI`s newest lifeboat, costing £2.7M, is called what?
[ ] Severn
[ ] Tamar
[ ] Trent
[ ] Tyne
10. What is the person in charge of the lifeboat at sea called?
[ ] Boat Boss
[ ] Captain
[ ] Coxswain
[ ] Mechanic

This quiz was written by Mr Adrian Boyd from the RNLI. You can find more information at the RNLI website.

UK Charities Quiz - Royal National Lifeboat Institution 01 (Answers)
1. The RNLI`s purpose is to do what?
[ ] Paint boats orange
[ ] Recruit volunteers
[ ] Rescue people
[x] Save lives at sea
2. How many times were lifeboats launched in 2010?
[ ] 223
[ ] 3,223
[x] 9,223
[ ] 17,223
3. RNLI crew members are all .......
[ ] fishermen
[ ] men
[ ] very tall
[x] volunteers
4. 4 The RNLI was founded by Sir William Hillary in which year?
[ ] 1724
[x] 1824
[ ] 1924
[ ] 2004
He witnessed the destruction of dozens of ships from his home on the Isle of Man and got involved in rescue attempts himself
5. How many lives has the RNLI saved since its foundation?
[ ] 4,000
[ ] 40,000
[x] 140,000
[ ] 240,000
6. How many crew members are there in the RNLI?
[ ] 460
[x] 4,600
[ ] 40,600
[ ] 406,000
Over 340 of the lifeboat crew members are women
7. The RNLI have how many lifeboat stations around the coast?
[ ] 23
[x] 235
[ ] 435
[ ] 2,350
8. Where are the RNLI Headquarters located?
[ ] Blackpool
[ ] Goole
[ ] Liverpool
[x] Poole
Specialist training facilities include a wave and capsize pool, a fire simulator, a bridge simulator and a live engineering workshop
9. 9 The RNLI`s newest lifeboat, costing £2.7M, is called what?
[ ] Severn
[x] Tamar
[ ] Trent
[ ] Tyne
The 16 metre lifeboat weighs 30 tonnes and can reach 25 knots with a crew of 6
10. What is the person in charge of the lifeboat at sea called?
[ ] Boat Boss
[ ] Captain
[x] Coxswain
[ ] Mechanic