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20 Quiz Questions on UK People and History

Here are 20 UK People and History Questions that are provided for your Quiz or Trivia Night at no cost. Scroll to the bottom to see the answers.





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Name the lighthouse keepers daughter who lived from 1815 to 1842 and was famous for rescuing people from a shipwrecked steamer off the northeast coast of England. [Grace D------]

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Marni Nixon provided a service to Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood, as well as many other actresses. What was it ... ?

 She was their singing voice
 She was their body double
 She was their accent coach
 She ghost wrote their autobiographies

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Name the odd one out - Locke, Hume, Benaud, Mill, Voltaire. Four are philosophers, one is a cricketer.

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On what date did the Queen Mother celebrate her birthday ... ? [August ---]

 January 2nd
 August 4th
 June 23rd

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Which orchestral conductor, born 1955, knighted in 1994, made his name with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. [Sir Simon R-----]

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Who was President of Norway from 1942-1945 under German occupation. His name is synonymous with traitor. [Vidkun Q-------]

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Queen Victoria transmitted a blood disease to one son who contracted it, and seven grandchildren who were carriers. What was the disease ... ? [H----------]

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Richard Burton was twice married to Elizabeth Taylor. What number husband was he the first time thay married ... ?

 First
 Second
 Forth
 Fifth

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Name the Scottish economist born in 1723 who authored the influential book on Economics The Wealth of Nations ... ?

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Scottish journalist and political commentator, born 1959, editor of the Independent for two years until 1988, who had his own show on BBC1 on Sunday mornings ... ? [Andrew M---]

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Name the shipping magnate born who founded Norways largest shipping line ... ? [ Petter O----]

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What is the first name of the Duke and Duchess of Yorks second child. [E------]

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The first documented Siamese twins were called Chang and Eng Bunker. But what does Chang and Eng mean in their native language ... ? [---- and -----]

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He was twice Prime Minister and was Field Marshall in the Peninsula War. His first name is Arthur but he is known as ... ? [---- of W---------]

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Victor Kiam liked the product so much he bought which company ... ? [R---------]

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What are the names of Princess Annes two children ... ? [----- and ---- Phillips]

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What did the E stand for in the name of Confederate general Robert E Lee ... ?

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What english philosopher was imprisoned in 1918 aged 36, and again at the age of 89 for his anti-war views ... ? [B------- R------]

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What is Author P D James first name ... ? [Ph------]

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What is Dolly Partons bra size ... ? [--DD]


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