So, you think you know Scotland?
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1.Which missionary established the first white settlement in Central Africa?
a. David Livingstone
b. Robert Moffat
c. Hugh Clapperton
2.Which castle is the seat of the Earl of Perth?
a. Stirling Castle
b. Castle Drummond
c. Culzean Castle
3.What are ‘whigmaleeries’?
a. bacon and eggs
b. cats and dogs
c. jewellery and toys
‘Whigmaleeries’ are whims, caprices and idle fancies. The meaning of the word is not found in any current languages of Europe, it would seem to be unique to Scotland.
4.In which city was the Timex watch factory based?
5.What were the ‘Statutes of Iona’ of 1609 designed to do?
a. forbid tartan
b. abolish abbeys
c. keep the Highlands safe
6.What links Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness?
a. Crinan Canal
b. Caledonian Canal
c. River Tay
7.What was the first James Bond film that Sean Connery starred in?
b. Dr No
c. Casino Royale
Sean Connery was a virtual unknown when he was picked to be 007 in Dr No. Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, was apparently initially appalled that a working-class Scot was going to play his suave, sophisticated hero.
8.What tragedy happened in July 1988, killing 167 people?
a. Ibrox stadium disaster
b. Piper Alpha explosion
c. Lockerbie Panam crash
9.Who pioneered the development of aspirin?
a. Dr Thomas John MacLagan
b. Robert Philip
c. Norman Grist
10.Ben More is the highest point on which island?