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Terminology of the British Isles: Quiz


Question 1: With the visit of ________ in AD 121 coins introduced a female figure with the label BRITANNIA as a personification or goddess of the place.
Marcus AureliusLucius VerusTrajanHadrian

Question 2: The earliest indigenous source to use a collective term for the archipelago is the Life of Saint Columba, a hagiography recording the missionary activities of the sixth century Irish monk ________ among the peoples of what is now Scotland.
Celtic ChristianitySaint PatrickColumbaBrendan

Question 3: They are not part of the United Kingdom nor part of the ________.
DenmarkEuropean UnionGermanyEuropean Parliament

Question 4: As per the ________, any person born on the island of Ireland before 2005, or otherwise a first generation descendant of such a person, is allowed to apply for an Irish passport.
Portuguese nationality lawBritish nationality lawIrish nationality lawMaltese nationality law

Question 5: Early Celtic, Saxon and Viking kingdoms such as Rheged, Strathclyde and Wessex amalgamated, leading to the formation of Scotland, ________ and Wales.
United KingdomBritish peopleEnglandNorthern Ireland

Question 6: Following the ________, a fashion arose, particularly in Scotland, for referring to Scotland and England as North Britain and South Britain respectively.
Acts of Union 1707History of ScotlandKingdom of ScotlandScottish independence

Question 7: However, in a specifically physical geographical sense, British is used to refer to the island of ________.
Great BritainScotlandEnglandUnited Kingdom

Question 8: The Irish Free State became an autonomous dominion of the British Empire in 1922 when it seceded from the United Kingdom through the ________.
Irish peopleAnglo-Irish TreatyIrelandNorthern Ireland

Question 9: ________ is often used to mean United Kingdom.
Great BritainWalesEnglandScotland

Question 10: It is also the name used by the international ________ team.
Olympic GamesAssociation footballRugby unionAssociation football around the world


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