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SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 87_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Who won a decisive victory for the future British Empire in India at Seringapatam in 1799? a. General Charles Gordon  b. Sir Robert Clive  c. Sir David Baird  2.In which area is the old university town of St Andrews? […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 86_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Whose books feature the policeman Jack Laidlaw? a. Ian Rankin  b. John Buchan  c. William McIlvanney  2.What did John Lawson Johnston from Edinburgh invent? a. Bovril  b. hot chocolate  c. tea 3.Where did General Charles Gordon die in 1885?  […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 85_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which Scottish writer founded the Canada Company in 1826 to develop Ontario? a. Sir Walter Scott  b. John Galt  c. John Buchan John Galt (1779-1839) is also known for his novels but played a vital role in the development […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 84_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What is a ‘bawbee’? a. animal  b. fruit  c. coin 2.Which company pioneered the brewing of lager in Scotland? a. Tennents  b. McEwans  c. Budweiser 3.Who pioneered the use of quinine as a cure for malaria?  a. Norman Grist  […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 83_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which African river was explored and charted by Captain Hugh Clapperton? a. Nile  b. Zambezi  c. Niger  2.In what area does Oban lie? a. Speyside  b. Argyll  c. Highland and Islands  3.When was the National Bard, Robert Burns, born? […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 82_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.When is Hogmanay celebrated in Scotland? a. 31st December  b. 25th January  c. 1st July There are many thoughts as to where the name ‘Hogmanay’ comes from. These include: the Gaelic ‘oge maidne’ meaning ‘new morning’; the Anglo- Saxon […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 81_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Of which battle in the 1715 Jacobite uprising was it said that ‘neither side won’? a. Sheriffmuir  b. Stirling  c. Prestonpans  The ‘Battle of Sheriffmuir’ took place on 13th November 1715 between the Government forces, under the Duke of […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 80_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What name is given to a brimless woollen cap, often worn with short ribbons at the back? a. Glengarry  b. Bowler  c. Tammy 2.Which lawyer’s apprentice from Greenock developed ‘Golden Syrup’? a. Abraham Lyle  b. John Tate  c. Tom […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 79_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which missionary established the first white settlement in Central Africa? a. David Livingstone  b. Robert Moffat  c. Hugh Clapperton  2.Which castle is the seat of the Earl of Perth? a. Stirling Castle  b. Castle Drummond  c. Culzean Castle  3.What […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 78_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What does the phrase to ‘live in the cauld bark’ mean?  a. to be dead and buried  b. to live alone c. to be married with children 2.James Clerk Maxwell produced the world’s first colour photo. What was it […]