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Question 1: Reorganisation of boundaries and council responsibilities in 1974 created the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull by the merger of the Solihull ________ and most of the Meriden Rural District, which forms the main rural part of the borough and county.
ShireCounty boroughCityMetropolitan county

Question 2: ________ - Born and lived in the Solihull Area
BirminghamJasper CarrottBill BaileyLenny Henry

Question 3: ________ - Top gear presenter and radio presenter was born in Solihull.
Richard HammondJames MayTop Gear (2002 TV series)Jeremy Clarkson

Question 4: The Metropolitan Borough of Solihull is a metropolitan borough in the ________ of West Midlands in the United Kingdom.
Subdivisions of EnglandCeremonial counties of EnglandBristolMetropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England

Question 5: Expansion continued and Queen Elizabeth II granted a charter in 1954 making Solihull into a Municipal Borough; ten years later it was given the status of ________.
Metropolitan countyCityCounty boroughMetropolitan borough

Question 6: It is named after its main town of ________, which is the seat of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
OltonBirminghamSutton ColdfieldSolihull

Question 7: To the south lie the towns of ________ and Shirley.
Sutton ColdfieldBirminghamSolihullOlton

Question 8: Much of the large residential population in the north of the borough centres on the communities of ________, Chelmsley Wood, Fordbridge, Kingshurst, Marston Green and Smith's Wood.
Shard EndCastle ValeColeshill, WarwickshireCastle Bromwich

Question 9: The borough’s transport links have led to a number of established large businesses being based in the borough, such as ________, the National Exhibition Centre and Birmingham International Airport.
MG Rover GroupLand RoverBritish LeylandMini

Question 10: The borough shares its boundaries with ________ to the west and north, Coventry to the east, Warwickshire to both the north and south and Worcestershire to the south west.


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