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100% i love my Country !!!!!!!
Anyway, I got 20%. :(
And I prefer St George`s flag to the Union Jack
Even more so if Scotland manages to get independence.
Britain = England, Wales, ScotlandUK = Britain + N. IrelandIreland = N. Ireland + Republic of IrelandBritish 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.
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.
That`s why it`s called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
the first drating question is wrong
NORTHEN IRELAND IS A PART OF THE UK
WALES,SCOTLAND,ENGLAND AND N.IRELAND
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?
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.
-Britain - wtf?!-Populations - would ANY Brit know that?!- Italy?! - NOT a concern for us Brits!
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"
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), 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.
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
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.
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.
We don`t however live on a diet of fish & chips, crumpets & pork.
The first question it made me think of that elastic jumping game...
England,Ireland,Scotland, Wales. Inside outside inside ON!
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?
I guessed Manchester was bigger than Birmingham. I guessed wrong. Damn you Greater Manchester Area!
Got 60%. I knew about Mexico. I read about that years ago. Not happy with my score, though.
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.
I can`t link it cuz it just shows the blank screen, so you probably won`t believe this. It said:Incorrect answers:ALLPercentage correct:-928View correct answers:Stupid American
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.
From geoscience 101:
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...
I only knew the second-largest city one `cause I have a crush who lives there. >///>
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.
(british here. i got 70%)
and yeah, gulf of mexico? :/
Eh, who gives a poo?