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Question 1: For ceremonial purposes it is in the Royal County of Berkshire and has served as the ________ since 1867.
County townLocal Government Act 1888County boroughBristol

Question 2: Dorney Lake, some 27 km (17 miles) to the east of Reading, provides a full international competition venue and will host the rowing events of the ________.
London1908 Summer Olympics2012 Summer Olympics1948 Summer Olympics

Question 3: Reading has a significant historical involvement in the information technology industry, largely as a result of the early presence in the town of sites of ________ and Digital.
ICL DRSICL VMEICT 1900International Computers Limited

Question 4: Reading's trade benefited from better designed turnpike roads which helped it establish its location on the major coaching routes from ________ to Oxford and the west country.
MoscowLondonStockholmBerlin

Question 5: The abbey was largely destroyed in 1538 during the dissolution of the monasteries and Henry VIII had the abbot, Hugh Cook Faringdon, ________.
HangingCapital punishment in the United KingdomCapital punishment in the United StatesCapital punishment

Question 6:
What postcode district does Reading, Berkshire belong to?
SN16
RG1, RG2, RG4, RG6, RG8, RG10, RG30, RG31
CB8
BS8

Question 7:
What is the post town of Reading, Berkshire?
GREAT MISSENDEN
BRISTOL
GLASGOW
Reading

Question 8: After his release he lived in exile in ________ and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol, based on his experience of an execution carried out in Reading Gaol whilst he was imprisoned there.
FranceItalyCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 9: Water abstraction and disposal is regulated by the ________.
Scottish WaterEnvironment AgencyWater Services Regulation AuthorityNorthern Ireland Water

Question 10: ________ was asked to stand as MP for Reading, but declined.
Ebenezer ScroogeA Christmas CarolCharles DickensLittle Dorrit
















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