_______________________Week 83_______________________

So, you think you know Scotland?

Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions


1.Which African river was explored and charted by Captain Hugh Clapperton?

a. Nile 

b. Zambezi 

c. Niger 

2.In what area does Oban lie?

a. Speyside 

b. Argyll 

c. Highland and Islands 

3.When was the National Bard, Robert Burns, born?

a. 25th January 

b. 25th June 

c. 25th November

Robert Burns was born in 1959 and died in 1796. Also known as Rabbie Burns, he changed his surname from Burness to Burns in 1786. Scots worldwide celebrate his birthday on 25th January at a ‘Burns Supper’ with toasts, songs and poems and a recital of ‘To a Haggis’. 

4.When did Tibet’s spiritual leader, the ‘Dalai Lama’, make a historic visit to Scotland?

a. 1974 

b. 1994 

c. 2004

5.Whose famous slogan was ‘Commerce and Christianity’? 

a. John Knox 

b. Tony Blair 

c. David Livingstone

6.Which castle is owned by the Earl of Strathmore?

a. Dunvegan Castle 

b. Skibo Castle 

c. Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle near Forfar in Angus, is a grand baronial affair with more pointed turrets than any fairy-tale princess could ask for. It has become famous for being the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. 

7.What Shakespearean play is known as the ‘Scottish play’?

a. King Lear 

b. Macbeth 

c. Hamlet

8.What brand name is associated with Red and Black label Scotch whisky?

a. William Grant 

b. Johnnie Walker 

c. Bells

9.Where were Spanish troops defeated in the Jacobite rising of 1719? 

a. Lamancha 

b. Fort George 

c. Glen Shiel

The Jacobites had formed an alliance with the Spaniards to fight against the British Government forces and together with the Jacobites the Spaniards fought at the battle of Glen Shiel. The Spaniards surrendered a few hours after the start of the battle and were imprisoned, but eventually allowed to return to Spain. 

10.Which city is famous for its granite and its oil? 

a. Dundee 

b. Inverness 

c. Aberdeen

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