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The City of Coventry


  1. Coventry was the birthplace of which engineer who is credited with having invented the turbojet engine?
  2. From the early 1700s to the 1860s, half of Coventry's population made a living from the manufacture of which product?
  3. 'Self Sacrifice' is a city centre statue of bronze on a plinth of Portland stone, of which young noblewoman?
  4. Name the architect who designed Coventry Cathedral? It replaced the 14th-century Gothic cathedral which was bombed during the Second World War.

  5. Which Christmas carol dating from the 16th century was traditionally performed in Coventry as part of a play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors?
  6. Which fictional Midland's town created by author George Eliot is thought to have been based on Coventry?
  7. Which club did Coventry City beat in the final to win the 1987 FA Cup?
  8. The lyrics, "All the clubs have been closed down", is referring to the Locarno ballroom club in Coventry. Name the song and the Coventry formed group which sung it?
  9. Which independent British motor vehicle manufacturer set up its manufacturing base in Coventry in 1896?
  10. A 1973 Coventry Evening Telegraph reviewer referred to which poet as "the bard of Coventry"?
  11. The phrase 'sent to Coventry' originated during which war when captured Royalists were imprisoned in a pro-Parliament Coventry?
  12. Which university on the outskirts of Coventry was founded in 1965?
  13. For 106 years, from 1899 to 2005, Coventry City played at which football ground?
  14. Who was elected MP for Coventry South at the 2019 general election, with a majority of 401 votes?


  1. Sir Frank Whittle
  2. Ribbons (ribbon weaving)
  3. Lady Godiva (rode naked through the streets of Coventry protesting her husband's taxes in the 11th century)
  4. Sir Basil Spence
  5. The "Coventry Carol"
  6. Middlemarch
  7. Tottenham Hotspur
  8. Ghost Town. The Specials.
  9. Daimler
  10. Phillip Larkin (born on Coventry in 1922)
  11. The English Civil War
  12. University of Warwick
  13. Highfield Road
  14. Zarah Sultana