So, you think you know Scotland?
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1.Whose great-great grandparents were Claud Wilson and Peggie Downie from Paisley?
a. Ronald Reagan
b. George W Bush
c. Elvis Presley
2.What is the most popular paid tourist attraction in Scotland?
a. Loch Ness Visitor Centre
b. Edinburgh Castle
The rock on which the imposing and impressive Edinburgh Castle stands was formed 70 million years ago and a castle was first built there around 1130. The Castle is now cared for by Historic Scotland and attracts over one million visitors a year.
c. The Palace of Holyroodhouse
3.When was Muriel Spark’s novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie published?
4.NASCO is the only inter-governmental treaty organisation based in Scotland. What does it look after?
a. European defence
b. Third World aid
c. salmon conservation 449
5.Who discovered helium?
a. Sir David Brewster
b. Sir William Ramsay
c. Cameron Simpson
6.What is the picturesque castle home of Clan Macrae?
a. Eilean Donan Castle
The Castle of Eilean Donan with its causeway and loch stands on the road to the Kyle of Lochalsh. Among the many films the castle has featured in are Highlander and The World is Not Enough.
b. Skibo Castle
c. Crathes Castle
7.Which Scottish boarding school did Prince Charles attend?
c. Edinburgh Academy
8.Who was the world’s youngest-ever snooker champion?
a. Stephen Hendry
b. Alex Higgins
c. Steve Davis
9.Which battle in North America in 1758 is said to have been witnessed in a vision at ‘Inveraray Castle’ in Argyll?
c. White Plains
10.How long is the total coastline of Argyll?
a. 1,290 miles
b. 1,690 miles
c. 2,290 miles