St George's Day - 2 - Answers

Published: Monday 10th April 2017
  1. Which King in 1327 declared St George the patron Saint of England? Edward III.
  2. Britain's first two decimal coins were issued on St George's Day in1968, what were their values? 5p and 10p.
  3. In which London park would you find the Cavalry Memorial, a bronze statue of George and the Dragon? Hyde Park.
  4. On what date do Bulgarians celebrate St George's Day? May 6th.
  5. Which play by Shakespeare was first performed on April 23rd 1597 in front of Queen Elizabeth I? The Merry Wives of Windsor.
  6. Near which London landmark was the original St George's Hospital opened in 1733? Hyde Park Corner.
  7. Which former child star and latterly diplomat was born on St George's Day in 1928? Shirley Temple (Black).
  8. According to local legend near which landmark on the Berkshire Downs did St George slay the dragon? The White Horse at Uffington (Dragon Hill).
  9. In which English county is St George's Park, the home of the English Football Association? Staffordshire.
  10. Who was the first President of the Russian Federation who died on St George's Day 2010? Boris Yeltsin.
  11. Which Pope demoted St George to "optional worship" in 1969, prior to Pope John-Paul II reinstating him in 2000? Pope Paul VI.
  12. Which English King was crowned on April 23rd 1661? Charles II.
  13. St George slaying the dragon is featured on which British coin first introduced in 1817? Gold Sovereign.
  14. Held at Royal St George's, Sandwich, who won the 2011 Open Golf Championship? Darren Clarke.
  15. Which King, according to Shakespeare, said "Cry God for Harry, England and St George"? Henry V.
  16. Which Spanish writer died on the same day as Shakespeare, April 23rd 1616? Miguel De Cervantes.
  17. In which London borough would you find St George's University Hospital? Wandsworth.
  18. The film maker, Michael Moore was born on April 23rd 1954, what type of movies does he make? Documentaries.
  19. Who made his first appearance as Dr Who on St George's Day 2010? Matt Smith.
  20. In which West Country city is the former St George's church now a major concert venue? Bristol.

4 Comments

  1. Steve says:

    Q 16 should say 1616 not 1661

  2. KensQuiz says:

    Thanks Steve question changed

  3. Jill says:

    I think Boris Yeltsin died in 2007

  4. wanderer says:

    Question 19: –

    Matt Smith made his first appearance as Dr Who on April 3rd 2010 (a Saturday) and not the 23rd (a Friday)

    And Jill is correct – Boris Yelsin popped his cloggs in 2007

    Keep up the good work Ken.

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