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Taunton Quiz

Use your online research skills and put your knowledge of Taunton in England to the test by completing this quiz for ESL / EFL students. 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 - In which county is Taunton?

         (A) Somerset   (B) Devon   (C) Dorset   (D) Wiltshire 

2 - Who built an earthen castle in Taunton around 700 AD?

         (A) King Egbert   (B) King Arthur   (C) King Ine  (D) King Athelwulf

3 - Who crowned himself King of England in Taunton?

         (A)  Charles II

         (B) The Duke of Monmouth

         (C) Oliver Cromwell 

         (D) Perkin Warbeck

4 - Who sentenced 200 men to hanging or to be hanged, drawn and quartered, and another 800 to transportation to the West Indies in Taunton?

         (A) Judge Jeffreys   (B) Judge Haines   (C) Judge Scott   (D) Judge Taylor

5 - When did the Jellalabad Barracks open?

          (A) 1845   (B) 1881  (C) 1901  (D) 1914 

6 - What is the approximate population of Taunton (2011)?

         (A)  65,000    (B) 75,000   (C) 85,000   (D) 95,000

7 - What used to be located in Vivary Park?

         (A) A medieval fish farm   (B) A pig market    (C)  The Tudor Tavern

8 - Where is the closest international airport to Taunton?

         (A) Bournemouth   (B) Bridgwater   (C) Bristol   (D) Bath 

9 - When did the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal reopen following restoration?

         (A) 1907   (B) 1945   (C) 1983   (D) 1994

10 - Name three of Taunton's independent schools (private schools / public schools)?


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