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Flashcard 149675770

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#landmarks
Question
3 famous London landmarks
Answer
Big Ben, London Eye and Tower of London


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Flashcard 149675781

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#landmarks
Question
Famous landmark in Cornwall, England
Answer
The Eden Project


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Flashcard 149675792

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#landmarks
Question
Famous landmark in Northern Ireland made of lava columns formed 50 mln years ago
Answer
The Giant's Causeway


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Flashcard 149675803

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#landmarks
Question
Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is located in
Answer
Scotland


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Flashcard 149675814

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#landmarks
Question
National Park in England with biggest stretch of water
Answer
The Lake District (Windermere stretch of water)


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Flashcard 149675825

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#landmarks
Question
Snowdonia with Snowdon the mountain is located in
Answer
North Wales


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Flashcard 149675836

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#crown-dependencies
Question
Independently administered jurisdictions which are not part of the UK or overseas teritorries, are not members of Commonwealth Nations and are not part of the UE;
ARE sovereign states and self-governning POSESSIONS of the crown [2]
Answer
Isle of Man and
Channel Islands i.e.:
Bailiwick of Guernsey and
Bailwick of Jersey


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Flashcard 149675847

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#overseas-territories
Question
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Saint Helena
Montserrat
Bermuda
British Antarctic Territory
Britis Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
British Indian Ocean Territory
and 5 other
are
Answer
British Overseas Territories
under jurisdiction and sovereignty of the UK (Monarch: Elizabeth II), but not part of the UK


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Flashcard 149675858

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#15-century
Question
Surname associated with first printed books (~1400)
Answer
William Caxton


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Flashcard 149675869

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#15-century
Question
Written by John Barbour in Scots language
Answer
"The Bruce" about Bannockburn Battle

Robert the Bruce faced King Edward II at Bannockburn, near Stirling. The Scots army was outnumbered almost three to one.
The Battle (1314) was a significant Scottish victory in the First war of scottish Independence, and a landmark in Scottish history.


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Flashcard 149675880

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#medieval-architecture
Question
Famous castles built in medieval period [2]
Answer
Windsor Castle and
Edinburgh Castle


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Flashcard 149675891

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#medieval-architecture
Question
Famous cathedrals built in medieval period [2]
Answer
Lincoln Cathedral and
York Minster famous for stained glass


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Flashcard 149675902

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#uk-geography
Question
UK is located in North West of Europe. The longest distance on the mainland is from [...]
on the north coast of Scotland to [...] in the south-west corner of England (870 miles = 1400km)
Answer
From John O'Groats to
Land's End.


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Flashcard 149675913

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#uk-geography
Question
Birmingham
Liverpool
Leeds
Sheffield
Bristol
Manchester
Bradford
Newcastle upon Tyne
Plymouth
Southampton
Norwich

are towns in [...] with capital in [...]
Answer
England; London


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Flashcard 149675924

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#uk-geography
Question
Swansea and
Newport

are towns in [...] with capital in [...]
Answer
Wales; Cardiff


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Flashcard 149675935

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#uk-geography
Question
Glasgow
Dundee and
Aberdeen

are towns in [...] with capital in [...]
Answer
Scotland; Edinburgh


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Flashcard 149675946

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#uk-geography
Question
[...] is made of 6 counties:
Antrim
Down
Armagh
Fermanagh
Tyrone and
Londonderry

with capital in [...]
Answer
Northern Ireland; Belfast


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Flashcard 149675957

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#ethnic-diversity
Question
In the UK there are 4 main groups of descent:
Answer
White
Asian
Black and
Mixed


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Flashcard 149675968

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#ethnic-diversity
Question
In the UK people of white descent come from [5]:
Answer
Europe
Australia
New Zealand
Canda
America


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Flashcard 149675979

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#religion
Question
There are [...]% of Christians,
[...]% of Muslims,
[...]% of Hindus,
[...]% of Sikhs,
[...]% of Jews,
[...]% of Buddhists
and
[...]% of Atheists
in the UK now.
Answer
70% of Christians,
4% of Muslims,
2% of Hindus,
1% of Sikhs,
0.5% of Jews,
0.5% of Buddhists
and
21% no religion
2% other




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Flashcard 149675990

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#religion
Question
Christians attend cathedrals and churches;
muslims attend [...]
Answer
Mosques


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Flashcard 149676001

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#religion
Question
Christians attend cathedrals and churches;
Hindu attend [...]
Answer
Temples


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Flashcard 149676012

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#religion
Question
Christians attend cathedrals and churches;
Sikhs attend [...]
Answer
Gurdwars


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Flashcard 149676023

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#religion
Question
Christians attend cathedrals and churches;
jews attend [...]
Answer
Synagogues


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Flashcard 149676034

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#population
Question
There was sharp increase in population from [...] to [...] between 1801 and 1851.
Answer
from 8 million to 20 million


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Flashcard 149676045

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#patron-saints
Question
Saint George's Day is on
Answer
23rd of April


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Flashcard 149676056

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#patron-saints
Question
Saint David's Day is on
Answer
1st of March


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Flashcard 149676067

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#patron-saints
Question
Saint Andrews' Day is on
Answer
30th November


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Flashcard 149676078

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#patron-saints
Question
Saint Patrick's Day is on
Answer
17th March


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Flashcard 149676089

Question
Halloween is on
Answer
31st October


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Flashcard 149676100

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#patron-saints
Question
Patron saints' days are no longer public holidays in England and Wales, howvere they are still celebrated with parades and small festivals.
There are national bank holidays in Scotland and Ireland on [...] and [...] respectively
Answer
St Andrew's Day on 30 November and
St Patrick's Day on 17 March


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Flashcard 149676111


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