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1.Which Scottish writer founded the Canada Company in 1826 to develop Ontario?
a. Sir Walter Scott
b. John Galt
c. John Buchan
John Galt (1779-1839) is also known for his novels but played a vital role in the development of upper Canada, where he founded the town of Guelph and was also an agent in charge of emigration to Canada. He was born in Irvine in Ayrshire and died
2.In which city would you find the football stadium Hampden Park?
3.What does the word ‘wanchancie’ mean?
4.What was the name of the first Harry Potter book?
a. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
b. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
c. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
5.Which Scot has gone down in history as the ’father of scientific surgery’?
a. Robert Philip
b. John Hunter
c. Colin Turner
6.What is the capital of the Isle of Bute and which was once a popular holiday resort?
a. Mount Stuart
The main town on the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde became a popular tourist destination in the 19th and early 20th century. At its peak, up to 100 boats a day would come ‘doon the watter’ from Glasgow at the height of the season.
7.Who won an Oscar for her role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie?
a. Maggie Smith
b. Dame Judi Dench
c. Peggy Ashcroft
8.Where are the headquarters of the Scottish National Party (SNP)?
9.Who was buried in Westminster Abbey in 1874?
a. David Livingstone
b. Robert Louis Stevenson
c. Arthur Conan Doyle
David Livingstone (1813-73) was born in Blantyre in Lanarkshire and became a medical missionary. His expeditions across Angola and Mozambique led to the discovery of the Victoria Falls and the Zambesi regions. He died in May 1873 and his body was transported across Africa then brought back to Britain.
10.In what part of Scotland does Forfar lie?