_______________________Week 98_______________________

So, you think you know Scotland?

Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh

1.Which English poet poked fun at the Scots after a visit to Scotland C in 1618?

a. Christopher Marlowe 

b. William Shakespeare 

c. Ben Johnson 

2.What national passports do residents of the Shetland Islands hold?

a. Norwegian 

b. Danish 

c. British

Despite being so close to the Scandinavian countries and enjoying many close cultural links with them, Shetlanders are citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 

3.When was the first highway in the USA made with tarmac? 

a. 1812 

b. 1822 

c. 1842

4.What gardens were laid on the site of an old loch in central Edinburgh?

a. Royal Botanic Gardens 

b. Princes Street Gardens 

c. The Meadows

The old Nor’ Loch at the foot of Edinburgh Castle was treated as a festering open sewer by the residents of the ‘Old Town’. With the building of the ‘New Town’ in the late 18th century, it was decided to drain the Loch and plant a garden in its place. 

5.What is a ‘thane’?

a. clan chief 

b. ancient title of Scottish nobility

c. moat around a castle

6.Who performed the first caesarean section?

a. Dr John Brown 

b. Professor Murdoch Cameron

c. Professor John Mallard

7.What event happened on the afternoon of 13th February 1692? 

a. end of Scottish Parliament 

b. signing of National Covenant

c. Massacre of Glencoe

8.What is the largest part of Britain over 3,000 feet called?

a. West Highlands 

b. Lake District 

c. Cairngorms 

The Cairngorms National Park is the largest area of Arctic mountains in the UK and has five of the six highest mountains in Scotland, the highest being Ben Macdhui. The mountain range was created at the end of the last Ice Age. 

9.What is a ‘tirlie-wirlie ’?

a. type of dance 

b. homeless person 

c. fancy ornament

10.What is the minimium age to stand for election to the Scottish Parliament?

a. 17 

b. 18 

c. 21

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