SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 120_______________________

So, you think you know Scotland?

Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions

Scottish Highland

1.Which of the following is banned in Scotland?

a. deer stalking 

b. fox hunting with dogs 

c. duck fighting

2.When did the Glasgow subway celebrate its centenary?

a. 1982 

b. 1996 

c. 2004

3.Which clan takes its name from the Gaelic for ‘crooked nose’? 

a. Cameron 

b. Campbell 

c. Cochrane

4.Where is Edinburgh’s race-course?

a. Morningside 

b. Musselburgh 

c. Portobello

5.In which area were the novelists Val McDermid, Iain Banks and Ian Rankin born?

a. Stirling 

b. Aberdeenshire 

c. Fife

Val McDermid, Iain Banks and Ian Rankin are some of Scotland’s most successful contemporary novelists. By a strange coincidence, they were all born within seven miles of each other in Fife. 

6.Who invented the world’s first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner at Aberdeen University?

a. Professor John Mallard 

b. Sir David Jack 

c. Sir Michael Woodruff

7.What did the Earl of Elgin remove from a European country in 1801? 

a. Greek sculptures 

b. Mona Lisa 

c. Michaelangelo’s David

During his grand tour of Europe, the 7th Earl of Elgin removed certain relief sculptures from the Acropolis site in Athens. Known as the ‘Elgin Marbles’, these sculptures are exhibited in the British Museum, London and continue to be a source of controversy between Greece and the UK. 

8.Whose statue looks down on George Square in the centre of Glasgow? 

a. Duke of Cumberland 

b. Queen Victoria 

c. Sir Walter Scott

9.What is the heraldic term for a ‘coat of arms’?

a. crest 

b. blazon 

c. folture

10.What did Sir Samuel Curran invent?

a. telescope 

b. radioactivity counter

c. magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner

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