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Set by Martin  |  44 pts     (2018-10-02)

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1) In England's green & pleasant Land has become a common term for an identifiably English landscape or society, popularly cited as coming from the hymn "Jerusalem". It actually originates from a poem entitled "And did those feet in ancient time" by which English poet (1757-1827), from the preface to his epic "Milton: A Poem in Two Books"? (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-10-02

2) There have been 4 English male golfers who have been ranked #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Who are they? The relevant years are: 1990-1994, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2018 (4 pts)  Martin:  2018-10-02

3) Which English actress won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 2018 Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of Anne, Queen of Great Britain in Yorgos Lanthimos's "The Favourite"? She first came to prominence for her supporting role as Sophie Chapman in a Channel 4 comedy series which ran from 2003-2015. (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-10-02

4) Some of the British Overseas Territories have their own postcodes, can you work out the territory from the example postcode? a) GX11 1AA b) TKCA 1ZZ c) FIQQ 1ZZ d) PCRN 1ZZ (4 pts)  Martin:  2018-10-02

5) Which England men's national football team manager has the highest win percentage (100%!) of all previous managers, albeit having only managed the team for 1 game... For a bonus point, which manager has the second highest win percentage at 67% over 42 games? (2 pts)  Martin:  2018-10-02

6) According to The English Breakfast Society the 'common' full English breakfast is a substantial meal consisting of which 9 items? (9) (9 pts)  Martin:  2018-10-02

7) What were the top 5 answers to the 2011 census in England & Wales asking people to state their religions? NB "Religion not stated" @ 7.18% has been ommitted. Percentages were as follows, a bonus point for the correct ordering: a) 59.38% b) 24.74% c) 5.02% d) 1.52% e) 0.79% (6 pts)  Martin:  2018-10-02

8) Picture round! Name the 5 English towns/cities in the attached photos. (5 pts)  Martin:  2018-10-02

9) Which 3 letters of the alphabet don't appear in any of the names of the counties of England? And for another point which letter appears only once and in what county? (4 pts)  Martin:  2018-10-02

10) Brexit is a portmanteau of "British" and "exit" referring to the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. It was derived by analogy from which other term, referring to a hypothetical withdrawal of another European country from the Eurozone (and possibly also the EU)? (1 pt)  Martin:  2018-10-02

11) British royal residences are palaces, castles and houses occupied by members of the British royal family in the United Kingdom. Which 7 Royal Residences are Crown-owned? NB Excluding ones located in the grounds of others so Nottingham Cottage and Wren House are incorrect. (7 pts)  Martin:  2018-10-02

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