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SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 101_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Who said ‘Only the Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind’? a. Winston Churchill  b. Margaret Thatcher  c. John Knox  2.What is the capital town of the Isle of Skye? a. Portree b. Bowmore  c. Oban 3.Which […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 100_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What trade did ‘Souter Johnnie’ practice? a. shoemaker  b. jeweller  c. tailor ‘Souter Johnnie’ was immortalised in Robert Burns’ famous poem ‘Tam O’Shanter’. He was Tam’s trusted friend and was based on the real-life ‘souter’ or ‘shoemaker’, John Davidson.  […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 99_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which military order began with the words ‘You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels’? a. Battle of Culloden  b. Battle of Bannockburn c. Massacre of Glencoe  The tragedy of the Massacre of Glencoe (13th February 1692) remains […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 98_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which English poet poked fun at the Scots after a visit to Scotland C in 1618? a. Christopher Marlowe  b. William Shakespeare  c. Ben Johnson  2.What national passports do residents of the Shetland Islands hold? a. Norwegian  b. Danish  […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 97_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Who was the Jacobite leader in the uprising of 1715?  a. Bonnie Dundee  b. Duke of Argyll  c. Earl of Mar 2.How many miles separate Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides?  a. no miles  b. 1 mile  c. […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 96_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which Scottish singer popularised the song ‘A Scottish Soldier’? a. Andy Stewart  b. Kenneth McKellar  c. Lulu 2.The Scottish Parliament was re-established in 1999. How many years ​had it been since Scotland had last had its own Parliament? a. […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 95_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What killed most of the Scots settlers in Darien, Panama in 1698/1699? a. whisky  b. malaria  c. native residents The appalling climate, combined with diseases carried by water and insects, killed off many of the Scottish settlers who had […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 94_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What is the name for the largest type of haggis you can buy? a. The Macgregor  b. The Chieftain  c. The Clansman Macsweens, Scotland’s foremost haggis producer, make a 10lb ‘Chieftain’ haggis, which can feed 20 people. The name […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 93_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.What was William Alexander granted by King James VI in 1621? a. the right to colonise Canada  b. the right to build ships c. the right to sell tobacco 2.From where to where was Scotland’s first railway in 1808? […]

SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 92_______________________ So, you think you know Scotland? Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions 1.Which of the following playstation games was made in Scotland? a. Grand Theft Auto  b. Final Fantasy  c. Sin City 2.Of all the energy produced in Scotland, approximately what proportion is from hydro-electricity? a. one eighth  b. one quarter  […]