Test Your Knowledge: September

Arather eclectic mix of questions for this month’s quiz. As before the correct answer will turn green when it’s clicked upon and expanded to give more information. The incorrect answers will turn red giving the correct explanation.

1. Oranges and Lemons say the bells of St Clements. What does the great bell of Bow say?
I do not know
CORRECT Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St Clement’s.
You owe me five farthings, Say the bells of St. Martin’s.
When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey.
When I grow rich, Say the bells of Shoreditch.
When will that be? Say the bells of Stepney.
I do not know, Says the great bell of Bow.
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When I grow rich
WRONG Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St Clement’s.
You owe me five farthings, Say the bells of St. Martin’s.
When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey.
When I grow rich, Say the bells of Shoreditch.
When will that be? Say the bells of Stepney.
I do not know, Says the great bell of Bow.
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When will that be?
WRONG Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St Clement’s.
You owe me five farthings, Say the bells of St. Martin’s.
When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey.
When I grow rich, Say the bells of Shoreditch.
When will that be? Say the bells of Stepney.
I do not know, Says the great bell of Bow.
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2. What was the name of Reggie and Ronnie Kray’s older brother?
George
WRONG Charlie Kray was the older brother and took an active role in the twin’s gang. He’s said to be the lesser of three evils, though he was jailed for 12 years, at the ripe old age of 70, for plotting to smuggle nearly £40million worth of cocaine. He died in prison three years later.
Charlie
CORRECT Charlie Kray was the older brother and took an active role in the twin’s gang. He’s said to be the lesser of three evils, though he was jailed for 12 years, at the ripe old age of 70, for plotting to smuggle nearly £40million worth of cocaine. He died in prison three years later.
Fred
WRONG Charlie Kray was the older brother and took an active role in the twin’s gang. He’s said to be the lesser of three evils, though he was jailed for 12 years, at the ripe old age of 70, for plotting to smuggle nearly £40million worth of cocaine. He died in prison three years later.
3. What football club is the oldest in London?
Fulham
CORRECT Fulham was founded in 1879 and are London’s oldest club still playing professionally. Royal Arsenal was London’s first team to turn professional in 1891. They became Woolwich Arsenal in 1893 and then became Arsenal in 1913. Charlton Athletic was founded in 1905.
Arsenal
WRONG Fulham was founded in 1879 and are London’s oldest club still playing professionally. Royal Arsenal was London’s first team to turn professional in 1891. They became Woolwich Arsenal in 1893 and then became Arsenal in 1913. Charlton Athletic was founded in 1905.
Charlton
WRONG Fulham was founded in 1879 and are London’s oldest club still playing professionally. Royal Arsenal was London’s first team to turn professional in 1891. They became Woolwich Arsenal in 1893 and then became Arsenal in 1913. Charlton Athletic was founded in 1905.
4. What famous address is located at postcode SW1A 2AA?
Portcullis House
WRONG 10 Downing Street is SW1A 2AA
Portcullis House is SW1A 2LW
Westminster Abbey is SW1P 3PA
Westminster Abbey
WRONG 10 Downing Street is SW1A 2AA
Portcullis House is SW1A 2LW
Westminster Abbey is SW1P 3PA.
10 Downing Street
CORRECT10 Downing Street is SW1A 2AA
Portcullis House is SW1A 2LW
Westminster Abbey is SW1P 3PA.
5. Which airport has the luggage code LCY?
City
CORRECT City – LCY
Heathrow – LHR
Gatwick – LGW
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Heathrow
WRONG City – LCY
Heathrow – LHR
Gatwick – LGW
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Gatwick
WRONG City – LCY
Heathrow – LHR
Gatwick – LGW
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6. George Michael infamously crashed his Range Rover into the Hampstead branch of what high street shop?
Specsavers
WRONG George Michael served four weeks in prison in 2010 after his Range Rover ploughed into a Snappy Snaps shop while he was driving under the influence of drugs after the Gay Pride parade. Snappy Snaps tried to discourage fans leaving flowers at the Hampstead premises when he later died.
Snappy Snaps
CORRECT George Michael served four weeks in prison in 2010 after his Range Rover ploughed into a Snappy Snaps shop while he was driving under the influence of drugs after the Gay Pride parade. Snappy Snaps tried to discourage fans leaving flowers at the Hampstead premises when he later died.
McDonald’s
WRONG George Michael served four weeks in prison in 2010 after his Range Rover ploughed into a Snappy Snaps shop while he was driving under the influence of drugs after the Gay Pride parade. Snappy Snaps tried to discourage fans leaving flowers at the Hampstead premises when he later died.
7. In which London neighbourhood can you find ‘Little Portugal?
South Kensington
WRONG Stockwell is home to a large Portuguese community, with many Portuguese businesses located in the area. Clerkenwell was once known as ‘Little Italy’. More French people live in London than in Bordeaux, Nantes or Strasbourg and some now regard it as France’s sixth biggest city in terms of population. Once centred around South Kensington, many now favour East London.
Clerkenwell
WRONG Stockwell is home to a large Portuguese community, with many Portuguese businesses located in the area. Clerkenwell was once known as ‘Little Italy’. More French people live in London than in Bordeaux, Nantes or Strasbourg and some now regard it as France’s sixth biggest city in terms of population. Once centred around South Kensington, many now favour East London.
Stockwell
CORRECT Stockwell is home to a large Portuguese community, with many Portuguese businesses located in the area. Clerkenwell was once known as ‘Little Italy’. More French people live in London than in Bordeaux, Nantes or Strasbourg and some now regard it as France’s sixth biggest city in terms of population. Once centred around South Kensington, many now favour East London.
8. Name the river that flows directly outside the 2012 Olympic Stadium?
River Rom
WRONG The River Lea (also spelt Lee) originates in Marsh Farm in the Chiltern Hills and flows in a general SE direction. When the river reaches the boundary of old Metropolitan London, it essentially flows south until it meets River Thames at Bow Creek. It is one of the largest tributaries of the Thames in London and it is the easternmost major tributary of the Thames.
Hackney Brook
WRONG The River Lea (also spelt Lee) originates in Marsh Farm in the Chiltern Hills and flows in a general SE direction. When the river reaches the boundary of old Metropolitan London, it essentially flows south until it meets River Thames at Bow Creek. It is one of the largest tributaries of the Thames in London and it is the easternmost major tributary of the Thames.
River Lea
CORRECT The River Lea (also spelt Lee) originates in Marsh Farm in the Chiltern Hills and flows in a general SE direction. When the river reaches the boundary of old Metropolitan London, it essentially flows south until it meets River Thames at Bow Creek. It is one of the largest tributaries of the Thames in London and it is the easternmost major tributary of the Thames.
9. a London football ground and also the name of a battle in September 1066?
Stamford Bridge
CORRECT The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, in England on 25 September 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada. The Battle of Barnet took place on 14 April 1471 and decisive engagement in the Wars of the Roses. The Territorial Army trained the local population as preparation for the enlistment of men into the armed services at the start of World War II. This took place on the Craven Cottage pitch.
Craven Cottage
WRONG The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, in England on 25 September 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada. The Battle of Barnet took place on 14 April 1471 and decisive engagement in the Wars of the Roses. The Territorial Army trained the local population as preparation for the enlistment of men into the armed services at the start of World War II. This took place on the Craven Cottage pitch.
Barnet
WRONG The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, in England on 25 September 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada. The Battle of Barnet took place on 14 April 1471 and decisive engagement in the Wars of the Roses. The Territorial Army trained the local population as preparation for the enlistment of men into the armed services at the start of World War II. This took place on the Craven Cottage pitch.
10. Starring in BBC’s Eastenders, what was the name of Dirty Den’s poodle?
Holly
WRONG Roly was the pet poodle of Sharon Watts who lived with her and Den and Angie at the Queen Victoria. He appeared on the first episode of the programme on 19 February 1985 and remained in the show until 19 October 1993.
Roly
CORRECT Roly was the pet poodle of Sharon Watts who lived with her and Den and Angie at the Queen Victoria. He appeared on the first episode of the programme on 19 February 1985 and remained in the show until 19 October 1993.
Polly
WRONG Roly was the pet poodle of Sharon Watts who lived with her and Den and Angie at the Queen Victoria. He appeared on the first episode of the programme on 19 February 1985 and remained in the show until 19 October 1993.

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