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SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 125_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Who was reputedly once the richest man in the world?a. Andrew Carnegieb. King James IVc. William Quarrier2.How far apart is the source of the River Tweed from the source of the River Clyde?a. two milesb. six milesc. twelve miles3.Which […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 124_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What is JM Barrie’s middle name?a. Markb. Matthewc. Malcolm2.What did the ‘Scotland Act of 1998’ set up?a. Scottish Parliamentb. Gaelic language teachingc. Scots language teaching3.What was the name of the saintly Queen Margaret’s husband?a. Malcolmb. Davidc. Robert4.Where in Scotland […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 123_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which catastrophic battle took place in 1513?a. Battle of Bannockburnb. Battle of Floddenc. Battle of Falkirk2.Why is ‘Caerlaverock Castle’, in Dumfries and Galloway, unique in Britain?a. it is made of marbleb. it is triangularc. it is now underwater3.Who was […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 122_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Finish the title of James Hogg’s famous book The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified …a. Sinnerb. Thiefc. Rogue2.Tommy Burns, who tragically died from skin cancer in 2008, worked with which football team just before he died?a. Celticb. […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 121_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Who became Bishop of Orleans, wrote a Scottish mass, and was known as ‘Jean de St Michel’? a. Joan of Arc  b. John Knox  c. John Carmichael 2.Which city hosts the main cattle sale for ‘Aberdeen-Angus’ bulls? a. Perth  […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 120_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 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 […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 119_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which clan’s motto is ‘royal is my race’?  a. MacGregor  b. Stuart  c. MacAlpine 2.What is a ‘skene’? a. musket  b. short sword/dagger  c. bow and arrow 3.What film portrayed the 1920s Olympic athlete, Eric Liddell? a. Marathon Man  […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 118_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Who or what was ‘Greyfriars Bobby’? a. ginger cat  b. small dog  c. fictional policeman ‘Greyfriars’ Bobby’ was a Skye terrier who continued to visit his master’s grave in Greyfriars’ Kirkyard in Edinburgh long after his master had died. […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 117_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.By what name was the wife of the Earl of Dunbar, who defended her husband’s castle in 1337, known? a. Red Maggie  b. Black Agnes  c. Big Jessie  The strategic Castle of Dunbar in East Lothian had been abandoned […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 116_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which trio of beautiful women can you see at the National Gallery of Scotland? a. The Three Graces  b. Venus, Sapphire & Ruby  c. The Spice Girls  The Three Graces is a marble sculpture by Antonio Canova, and shows […]