Britain Country Quiz

Submitted by: BrokenJohn 9 years ago in Quizzes
http://www.pearsonlongman.com/country_quiz/britain.html

Let"s see how well you know the British.
There are 123 comments:
Male 1
Nah Northern Ireland is part of the `United Kingdom` but not `Great Britain`. The little known official name for the country is the `United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland`.
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Male 155
thats drating stupid northern island is part of Britain.
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Female 136
100% i live in Britain tho
but it sucks well england does =]
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Male 8
Sorry if somebody has mentioned this before, I haven`t read all the comments. Question 5 is wrong I think. The British flag is called the Union Flag. It`s only a Union Jack when it`s on a ship or boat.
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Male 762
^America certainly does act dumb , quite a lot but there are some cool people , and by the sound of it you`re one of them

100% i love my Country !!!!!!!

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Female 119
I love Brithish people and want to be one. America acts dumb. A lot.

Anyway, I got 20%. :(

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Male 2,422
80% Missed the pop questions. Not bad for a pig ignorant American!
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Male 70
50% I guess thats good considering i don`t live there
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Male 44
100% and I`m American kinda sad.only got them right cause i loves Britain (england in particular)
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Female 1
i only got 60% and i am british lol!! :D
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Female 7
I hate the fact that everyone classes us as "British" or "Brits". I`m from England, and can`t speak Welsh or Scottish and do not class myself as Welsh or Scottish, and therefore I am just English. Although I do live in Britain collectively.

And I prefer St George`s flag to the Union Jack

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Female 387
It`s called the Union FLAG! Not the Union Jack. Argh!
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Female 465
all but the gulf of mexico one... that`s pretty wierd.
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Female 15
I`m Scottish Not British, I think most people now-a-days would agree that there is no real `British-ness` to Britian anymore.

Even more so if Scotland manages to get independence.

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Male 12,138
^^ Thanks for the props Aqua. You`re almost right, I`ll give you an A-.

Britain = England, Wales, Scotland
UK = Britain + N. Ireland
Ireland = N. Ireland + Republic of Ireland
British Isles = Britain + Ireland

And just to be really anal: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and UK are political entities. Britain, Ireland and British Isles are geographical entities.

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Female 131
Am i the only one who despises being freely refered to as `British`? I`m from England, not Wales, not Scotland. Therefore am English.
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Male 54
The Irish refuse to accept their country is in the British Isles, they prefer the term `British and Irish Isles`.
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Female 532
Sorry, I meant Davymid. Typos :P
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Female 532
FFS.
Ok, in PLAIN ENGLISH:
Britain = England, Wales, Scotland
UK = Britain + N. Ireland.
British isles = UK + Ireland
C`mon, it`s not like Davymind hasn`t said it enough already.
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Male 2,159
I`m British and I got 2 wrong.

But Q1 & 5 are wrong. It`s only the Union Jack if it`s at sea, otherwise it`s the Union Flag. And Britain is England, Scotland Wales AND Northern Ireland! GREAT Britain is only the first three. The whole of Britain includes N. Ire.

FAIL

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Male 17
lol i only got 40% and im from there haha ;P
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Female 141
i got 100%
:)
but i am british and i have taken geography for GCSE.
come on people, how could you get the gulf stream thing wrong?
its mentioned every day on the weather report.
and it seems that the only piece of information anyone knows about our climate, because every tells me it all the time.
I am sure i am going to die muttering about mild climates and gulf streams
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Male 1,053
60% woot GO BRITAIN!!! (100th post)
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Male 12,138
^^ For the third time this page, it`s not. Believe me, I`m from there.
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Male 11
They thought Northern Ireland isn`t part of Britain.
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Male 639
Yay, 100%. I am English though!
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Female 579
Missed 1, 3, and 7 first time round. 70%. And I live in Britain! Stupid test, confusing me.
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Male 170
8. I mixed up Great Britain with the United Kingdom in question 1. But the quiz freely refers to the UK as `Britain` throughout anyway. And I thought there were more people in London.
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Female 419
40% and I live here!
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Male 4,393
and davymid and poimt United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland but i got it wrong :(
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Male 4,393
30% i suck :( welll... USA ;P
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Male 12,138
^^ Vader, as I already pointed out, the question wasn`t which countries are in the UK, it was which countries are in Britain.

That`s why it`s called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Male 9
thats a load of bullpoo

the first drating question is wrong

NORTHEN IRELAND IS A PART OF THE UK

WALES,SCOTLAND,ENGLAND AND N.IRELAND

AAARRRRGGGHHHH

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Female 178
70%. I wouldn`t have gotten even that much if I didn`t live in Birmingham for a bit.
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Female 2,672
aaaaah friggin dumb foriners (yeh thats how we spell it in uk...*cough*) and britains pop is closer to 70million than 60million nowadays:-D
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Male 483
population questions were slightly wrong, but i went for the closest. and wtf is britain...? great britain maybe? or the british iles?
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Male 44
The British Flag is only the Union Jack when it is on a ship actually, when its not its just the Union Flag.
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Male 988
what a load of crap that was.
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Male 773
70 and from britain =[
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Male 75
100% - and by the way, its the union flag, the union jack is the navys flag,
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Male 12,138
^^FUGAZI100, I`m embarrassed that you`re British and don`t even know your own country.

Northern Ireland is not in Britain (that`s the name of that island you`re from). It is however in the UK (check your passport- the full name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

So to summarise, I`m British being from the UK, but I`m not from Britain. I am however from the British Isles.

Who ever said it was confusing?

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Male 1,148
90% first time, then I realised london has more people in it... fairly easy really
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Male 19
oh and yeah its the union flag. its only the union jack when its on a sea going vessel
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Male 19
eh Im from Britain and question 1 was the wrong answer. Britian is England, Scotland, Wales and Nothern Ireland not just england wales and scotland.
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Male 1,270
Grrr, it`s not called the union jack...dumbarses.
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Male 169
"italy is not a concern for brits"
having knoledge about other things is inportant to everyone.
p.s. i got it wrong i had it as about the same size but i havnt studied italy for about 5 years
area of italy 301230km2
area of britain 209301km2
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Male 10,440
Arrgg. I don`t even live in the UK and I can easily see this quiz was bullshiit.

Half the questions are legitimate. Two are completly wrong and three are longshots that someone who lives there would be lucky to get.

I expect perfect questions on quizzes, otherwise the quiz is worth nothing.

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Male 205
I got 80% because I have no idea about populations. I can`t belive people saying they didn`t know we were smaller than Italy, and the same people probably claim Americans don`t know anything outside their own country
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Male 2,586
Meh, 70% and I`m british (wow, the number of people that have said that!)

1.3.8

-Britain - wtf?!
-Populations - would ANY Brit know that?!
- Italy?! - NOT a concern for us Brits!

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Female 324
50% and i`m british haha
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Male 83
RE: Our national flag...

Some of the info is a little wrong...

It is only the "Union Jack" when flown from the Jack Staff on board one of HM Warships. And only when in port. At sea, only the Ensign flown. At all other times it should be referred to as the "Union Flag".

It is from the Jack staff that British sailors (particularly RN) earnt the nickname "Jolly Jack Tars" and the so called "jargon" or slang is known as "jack-speak"

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Male 237
The question about our flag is wrong. It`s only a Union Jack when it`s flying on a ship. Anywhere else, it`s just the Union Flag.
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Male 90
wooo birmingham! wooot
big up the west midlands
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Female 538
100%. Go me. And im British.
BUT I think that the first question is wrong anyway.
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Female 795
being ^
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Female 795
And I`ve never heard of our flag meing called the Union Flag, I`ve always called it the Union Jack. Confused much?
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Female 795
I got 60% and I`m British. But, I had no idea that Britain was smaller than Italy, I always thought Italy was tiny.
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Female 19
Gulf*
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Female 19
90%. I just finished studing Britain =D. Golf of Mexico??!
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Female 5
I got 70% and i`m british

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Female 532
100% JOY.
I knows `bout Britun.
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Male 1,266
70% and only missed the ones I guessed at
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Male 453
100% woot i know about my own country!
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Male 962
100%
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Female 268
80% from someone who lives there.
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Female 195
70% and I am british. Seriously, knowing the population of cities should be classed as a psychotically OCD thing rather than general knowledge..
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Male 203
100% :D
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Female 28
woo 80%... only got londons population wrong. but cosidering im british its not that impressive
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Male 4,546
Actually, a quick look up on Wiki:

The issue of whether to use the term "Union Flag" or "Union Jack" is a matter of some debate. One view is that "Union Jack" should only be used for the flag when it is flown as a jack (a small flag flown at the bow of a ship),[1] but it is not universally accepted that the "Jack" of "Union Jack" is a reference to such a jack flag and is only an educated guess.[2]

The Flag Institute, the vexillological organisation for the United Kingdom, stated that the term Union Flag is a "relatively recent idea". It also noted that "From early in its life the Admiralty itself frequently referred to the flag as the Union Jack, whatever its use, and in 1902 an Admiralty Circular announced that Their Lordships had decided that either name could be used officially. Such use was given Parliamentary approval in 1908 when it was stated that "the Union Jack should be regarded as the National flag&quo

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Female 69
I only got 60% and I`ve lived in England for 55 years!
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Male 4,546
Lol.

It`s still called the Union Jack. Even if it`s "just" at sea.

Incidentally, when you ask most Brits what the flag is called, they`ll tell you it`s the Union Jack.

Therefore, that is what it is called. Because that`s what they call it. Even if the they`re not calling it what the definition is.

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Male 555
90%...lol
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Male 291
w00t 80%
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Male 12,365
Yellowsquare: The English channel is cold, really cold. 5C or thereabouts. It`s a noted cold water endurance swim.
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Male 12,365
I only got the gulf of Mexico because I knew it was called the gulf stream.

In southwest England, where it has the most effect, it`s possible to grow palm trees. The temperature here is much higher than would be expected from the latitude.

I got the second city wrong - I thought Manchester was bigger than Birmingham.

It`s a bit academic, though, as so many towns and cities here merge nowadays. The borders can be just lines on a map, sometimes in the middle of a street.

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Female 311
wooo 100% of course but some of the answers were wrong. It`s the Union Flag and population looks like there are quite a few years out of date.
I got 46 states :( but we`re not made to learn them because it`s got nothing to do with us.
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Male 518
90% It`s so funny how some of the American members on this site know barely anything about our country.

We don`t however live on a diet of fish & chips, crumpets & pork.

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Female 77
40%,

The first question it made me think of that elastic jumping game...

England,Ireland,Scotland, Wales. Inside outside inside ON!

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Female 37
40% Haha, that`s not good but oh well. It`s not the end of the world.
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Male 1,803
This ain`t very good.

1) There`s no such thing as Britain. United Kingdom, Great Britain or the British Isles all exist and are geographical or political definitions, Britain doesn`t exist.

2) The population stat is missing about 3m people + probably another 2m E European legal immigrants and another 1m illegal immigrants.

I would like to include Greater Birmingham`s population (also known as the West Midlands conurbation), which makes it 2.2m people, on the basis that I can, cos I live there. Did you know that we have more canals in Birmingham than Venice does?

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Male 428
and thanks davymid, that helped me understand. now please someone delete endlesslove!
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Male 4,546
90%

I guessed Manchester was bigger than Birmingham. I guessed wrong. Damn you Greater Manchester Area!

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Male 2,216
Just to agree, but the British flag is not the "Union Jack", it`s the "Union Flag", the Jack is only used when at sea.
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Male 459
50%... guess I have a half-assed knowledge of Britain.
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Male 637
70% :O I buggered up the population questions, and the largest city one <_<... Other than that, I knew them, except for the Gulf of Mexico which I had bizarre logic on. (It`s the closest to the equator, therefore it is the warmest, therefore Britain is warmed by it... ) It worked, though. <_<
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Male 604
how can you have "larger than" "smaller than" "ABOUT the same size" and "exactly the same size". the ABOUT is the one I have an issue with
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Female 169
50%
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Female 444
Ummm Farenheit 452? Was there a sequel of Farenheit 451 I am not aware of? Oh well, 451 is a good book, one of my favs.

Got 60%. I knew about Mexico. I read about that years ago. Not happy with my score, though.

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Female 17
only 40%, I would`ve had 50% but I second guessed the population one. Either way I fail.
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Female 173
50%. :/
I did get the last one, though.
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Female 427
Wow, 70%. I didn`t think I cared.
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Female 1,134
eh 30%.... Who fu*king cares I live in New England bitches! Im a British rebel!!! Yeah!!! Lol I jk ilu England <3 long live the queen!! God forbid dont let prince Charles get the crown
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Male 3
80% I got two wrong. #s 3 and 8.
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Female 541
KoalaMeatPie-- Fahrenheit 451** read that book in 7th grade last year, kind of weird.

and yea, i was surprised not see the thing about the sun never setting on the British Empire. that was their whole claim to power.

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Male 203
Wow, I feel bad. How the heck did I get this score anyway???

I can`t link it cuz it just shows the blank screen, so you probably won`t believe this. It said:
Incorrect answers:ALL
Percentage correct:-928
View correct answers:Stupid American

....wtf?

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Female 317
I got a 50.
Not too bad, I suppose.
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Male 163
100%...then again, I`m English, so I didn`t expect less tbh
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Male 2,576
PFFFFT.

It`s only called the "Union jack" if it`s Flown at sea.

Otherwise It`s the union Flag.

This test is below me.

I mean serisouly, No questions about Empire or India? Africa? The Sun never sets on the British empire?

I mean come on!

What the hell are a few facts going to do to you besides raise your ego? This is exactly what Farenhiet 452 is about. The illusion of Knowing. Well, amognst other things.

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Female 1,441
70% wooot!!! Take that!
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Male 756
Wow, I never would have guessed the Gulf of Mexico for #9.
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Female 4,197
Incorrect answers - 1. 3. 6. 7. 8. 9.
%40 correct... I suck
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Male 648
60% missed 3, 6, 8, and 10.
about as good as I expected to do
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Male 12,138
It`s true, the Gulf Stream (AKA North Atlantic Drift) from the Gulf of Mexico keeps us nice and toasty- we`re on about the same northern latitude and Alaska, Siberia and northern Canada.

From geoscience 101:

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Male 1
Gulf of Mexico is correct, the heat get carried by the gulf stream across the Atlantic to us.

And if you want a challenge, go to the US States quiz in an earlier link, and one of the other quizzes on that site is to name the English counties (a bit like US states). Now that`s tricky...

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Female 380
I got 80% and I dont have a clue what I was clicking! Not bad for a New Yorker.
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Female 35
I couldn`t get the answer page to load, which is probably a good thing.

I only knew the second-largest city one `cause I have a crush who lives there. >///>

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Female 1,545
60% isn`t bad is it?

Where does the warm water come from if not the English Channel??????? The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean away. Water wouldn`t stay warm through the whole ocean. Eventually it`d cool off.

Anyway. If you`re looking for a challenge, you should try the US Capitals. That`s HARD.

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Male 47
Only got 70% and am British, oh dear.
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Male 1,129
I got 70% and i hate british people.
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Male 277
nobody knows britain? DAMN YEE ALL!!

(british here. i got 70%)

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Female 159
1. F you kenny F. And 2. Yah, mexico... I was surprised to find that out too. It goes round us and cools off near scandinavia I think...
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Male 258
had no idea about the population ones

and yeah, gulf of mexico? :/

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Male 1,825
40
its not like its an important country or anything
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Male 3,301
40%

Eh, who gives a poo?

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Male 428
i got 60%, but the gulf of mexico? really?
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Male 12,138
Got them all right, although a couple were admittedly guesses. Got 49 out fo 50 states earlier too... DAMN YOU WISCONSIN!
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Male 67
whoohooo! 3 right!
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Male 317
40%....,....
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Male 2,616
I got 70% ... I`ll admit that most of them were guesses.
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Female 512
wooooo 30%!
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Male 1,220
.....i am trying so hard not to say it....
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Male 1,220
40% woooo! well i dont really live there and i haven`t studied it yet so..... 40 is good i think
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Male 464
Link: Britain Country Quiz [Rate Link] - Let`s see how well you know the British.
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