Test Your Scottish Knowledge with Our Fun Quiz! (11th Week)

1.Which Scottish castle is said to have inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula?
a. Slains Castle

b. Glamis Castle

c. Stirling Castle

2.To whom or what did JM Barrie donate the royalties of his best seller Peter Pan?
a. Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

b. Yorkhill Sick Kids’ Hospital

c. Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

Before it became a ruin, Bram Stoker stayed at Slains
castle, which sits on a dramatic cliff-top position
north of Aberdeen. When he later wrote his famous
book, he may have based Count Dracula’s
castle on Slains.

3.What did James Watt invent?
a. light bulb

b. steam engine

c. radar

4.Where does the Caledonian Canal meet Loch Ness?
a. Fort William

b. Inverness

c. Fort Augustus

5.What is the world’s oldest weekly comic still in production?
a. The Dandy

b. The Beano

c. The Broons

The Dandy was first published in December 1937, with
The Beano launching six months later. The Dandy’s
main cartoon characters include Korky the Cat,
Desperate Dan, Hungry Horace and Keyhole Kate.

6.Approximately what % of Scottish school children attend private schools?
a. 5%

b. 10%

c. 15%

7.Which Scottish aristocrat came ashore at the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944, accompanied by his personal bagpiper?
a. Lord Elgin

b. Lord Lovat

c. Lord Home

8.Which major Norwegian port lies due east of Shetland?
a. Trondheim

b. Narvik

c. Bergen

9.What flower is used to commemorate the Scots who died in war-time?
a. poppy

b. thistle

c. sprig of heather

The Earl Haig fund was set up to commemorate the
war dead. It was named after the Scottish FieldMarshal who commanded the British troops in the
World War I, Earl Haig, and has always had the poppy
as its symbol.

10.Which industry came to a halt in Scotland between 1977 and 1983?
a. herring fishing

b. whisky distilling

c. shipbuilding

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