Put your search skills and knowledge of Oxford in England to the test by completing this online quiz. There are ten questions. When finished Skype one of our online teachers with your answers. Then try some of our other quizzes aimed at students of English as a foreign or second language.
1 - What is the punctuation mark used before a conjunction (such as "and" or "or") in a list of three or more items known as?
(A) The Oxford comma (B) The Cambridge comma (C) The London comma
2 - What record was broken at the Iffley Road Track in Oxford in 1954?
(A) The three minute mile (B) The four minute mile (C) The five minute mile
3 - What are residents and natives of Oxford known as?
(A) Oxonians (B) Oxforders (C) Oxfordshirians
4 - What is the name of the fair held in Oxford in September each year?
(A) St. Simon's Fair (B) St. Giles' Fair (C) St. Anna's Fair
5 - Why was Oxford never bombed by Germany during the Second World War?
(A) It was too far from Germany.
(B) The air defences were too good.
(C) Hitler wanted Oxford as his capital if he won the war.
6 - Which college was the inspiration for the Hogwarts dining hall in the Harry Potter films?
(A) Christ Church College (B) Exeter College (C) Trinity College
7 - From which London railway station would you catch a train to Oxford?
(A) Paddington (B) Waterloo (C) Kings Cross (D) Victoria
8 - The Ashmolean Museum was the first museum in the world to be opened to the public. In which year was this?
(A) 1683 (B) 1701 (C) 1721 (D) 1733
9 - What is the name of the largest bookstore in Oxford?
(A) Waterstones (B) Blackwell's (C) W.H. Smith (D) Oxfam
10 - Which river is spanned by Magdalen Bridge?
(A) Thames (B) Cherwell (C) Stour (D) Parrett
See also our webquest quiz on the Pitt Rivers Museum.