Test Your Scottish Knowledge with Our Fun Quiz! (16th Week)

1.Whose great-great grandparents were Claud Wilson and Peggie Downie from Paisley?

a. Ronald Reagan

b. George W Bush

c. Elvis Presley

2.What is the most popular paid tourist attraction in Scotland?

a. Loch Ness Visitor Centre

b. Edinburgh Castle

c. The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The rock on which the imposing and impressive
Edinburgh Castle stands was formed 70 million years
ago and a castle was first built there around 1130.
The Castle is now cared for by Historic Scotland and
attracts over one million visitors a year.

3.When was Muriel Spark’s novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie published?

a. 1941

b. 1951

c. 1961

4.NASCO is the only inter-governmental treaty organisation based in Scotland. What does it look after?

a. European defence

b. Third World aid

c. salmon conservation

5.Who discovered helium?

a. Sir David Brewster

b. Sir William Ramsay

c. Cameron Simpson

6.What is the picturesque castle home of Clan Macrae?

a. Eilean Donan Castle

b. Skibo Castle

c. Crathes Castle

The Castle of Eilean Donan with its causeway and loch
stands on the road to the Kyle of Lochalsh. Among the
many films the castle has featured in are Highlander
and The World is Not Enough.

7.Which Scottish boarding school did Prince Charles attend?

a. Gordonstoun

b. Fettes

c. Edinburgh Academy

8.Who was the world’s youngest-ever snooker champion?

a. Stephen Hendry

b. Alex Higgins

c. Steve Davis

9.Which battle in North America in 1758 is said to have been witnessed in a vision at ‘Inveraray Castle’ in Argyll?

a. Ticonderoga

b. Quebec

c. White Plains

10.How long is the total coastline of Argyll?

a. 1,290 miles

b. 1,690 miles

c. 2,290 miles

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