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Cheshire Quiz Questions

Quiz I

  1. What was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family at Upton by Chester?
  2. Where in Cheshire would you find the UK's largest rock salt mine?
  3. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on January 27, 1832, in Daresbury, Cheshire - by what pen name is he better known?
  4. Which town, designated a new town in 1968, is the largest in Cheshire?
  5. What did the Romans name the town on the site of modern Chester?

  6. Which town derives its name from the King of England who ruled from 1016 to 1035?
  7. There are three Cheshire towns ending in "wich", can you name them?
  8. Their historic nickname was "The Chemics" after the main industry in Widnes, but what is the modern nickname of Widness rugby league team?
  9. Which local food is first mentioned by Thomas Muffet in his nutrition book Health's Improvement published circa 1580?
  10. Who was the Member of Parliament for Tatton from 2001 to 2017?
  11. The walled city of Chester is on which river?
  12. Which village at the base of a steep and thickly wooded sandstone escarpment is known for its affluence and expensive houses?
  13. Name the singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and television personality born on 20 January 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire?
  14. Which town has the county's largest collections of historic buildings, second only to Chester?
  15. In which decade was Crewe railway station first built?
  16. Which motorway, also known as the North Cheshire motorway, runs for 33-miles from Junction 4 of the M60 to Dunkirk, near Chester?


  1. Chester Zoo
  2. Winsford
  3. Lewis Carrol
  4. Warrington
  5. Deva
  6. Knutsford (Cunetesford ("Canute's ford") after King Canute)

  7. Northwich, Middlewich and Nantwich
  8. The Vikings
  9. Cheshire cheese
  10. George Osborne
  11. River Dee
  12. Alderley Edge
  13. Gary Barlow
  14. Nantwich
  15. 1830s (1837)
  16. M56

Quiz II

  1. Macclesfield was once the world's biggest producer of which finished material?
  2. Gulliver's World is a theme park for younger children located where in Cheshire?
  3. Which clock in Chester is a prominent landmark in the city and is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben?
  4. Sometimes known as "The Big Ditch" what was officially opened by Queen Victoria on 21 May, 1894?
  5. Which Cheshire town was home to Rolls Royce from 1946 until 2002?
  6. Which town, originally established on the River Mersey, has a number of tourist attractions including the National Waterways Museum and the Blue Planet Aquarium?
  7. Which Cheshire industrial town and cargo port was designated a new town in 1964?
  8. What in Chester is the largest so far uncovered in Britain and dates from the 1st century, before falling into disuse around the year 350?
  9. Which country house built in the early 18th century is near the village of Siddington?
  10. Central and Bank Quay are stations in which town?
  11. The Lovell Telescope is found at which observatory at Lower Withington?
  12. What is known as the Roodee and is officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest still in operation?
  13. Each June, in which village do the villagers host the ceremony of "Bawming the Thorn"?
  14. Which club play at the Halliwell Jones Stadium?
  15. In 1982, Mollington, Cheshire, saw what scheme set up for the first time in the UK?


  1. Silk
  2. Warrington
  3. Eastgate Clock
  4. Manchester Ship Canal
  5. Crewe

  6. Ellesmere Port
  7. Runcorn
  8. Roman amphitheatre
  9. Capesthorne Hall
  10. Warrington
  11. The Jodrell Bank Observatory
  12. Chester Racecourse
  13. Appleton Thorn
  14. Warrington Wolves rugby league club
  15. Neighbourhood Watch

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