Derbyshire Quiz I
- Name the county town of Derbyshire?
- Which founder of a world wide travel agency was born in Melbourne, Derbyshire, in 1808?
- The Royal Shrovetide Football Match is a "medieval football" game played annually on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday in which Derbyshire town?
- Born in Glossop, and raised in the mill village of Hadfield, which writer has twice been awarded the Booker Prize, the first for the 2009 novel Wolf Hall?
- The English confection consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell beneath layers of jam, frangipane, and a topping of flaked almonds is associated with which Derbyshire town?
- Name the second largest town in Derbyshire after Derby?
- The City of Derby's emblem is what type of animal?
- Now employing over 600 people, redundant mills were bought up in the mid-twentieth century by which sweet manufacturer famous for brands such as Love Hearts and Parma Violets?
- Which National Park, mostly in northern Derbyshire, became the UK's first national park in 1951?
- Chatsworth House, a stately home in the Derbyshire Dales, stands on the east bank of which river?
- Which ancient spa town is now known across the world for its bottled spring water?
- The Labour Party's Dennis Skinner has been a Member of Parliament for which constituency since 1970?
- Thomas Cook
- Dame Hilary Mary Mantel
- A ram (The Derby Ram is a traditional folk song)
- Swizzels (or Swizzels Matlow)
- The Peak District National Park
- River Derwent
- Bolsover (he's affectionately known as the 'Beast of Bolsover')
Derbyshire Quiz II
- What is Thorpe Cloud?
- Which company with its headquarters in Alfreton, made the world's largest chocolate bar in 2011? (The weight of the bar was 5,792.50 kgs!)
- What name does Derbyshire County Cricket Club's limited overs team play under? The name is a reference to the pair of birds nesting on Derby Cathedral's tower in a project by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
- The home of Derby County Football Club from 1895 until 1997 was originally a stadium used for which sport?
- In August 2005, the stretch of the A52 linking Nottingham and Derby was renamed after which person?
- Which dark green, gelatinous, thixotropic substance made by a British company based in Denby, Derbyshire, was invented in 1947 by Audley Bowdler Williamson, an industrial chemist from Heanor, Derbyshire?
- John Flamsteed, born in Denby in 1646, was England's first what?
- What is 'Titan' near Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District?
- Which famous Englishman who from 1990 until 2003 featured on five pound notes, died aged 67 in 1848, and was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield?
- What sort of marking was invented in 1876 by the Liberal Member of Parliament for Derby?
- The national museum at Crich features over sixty examples of what form of transport?
- What informal term is given to the succession of gritstones which are to be found in the Pennines and Peak District?
- Which valley in the Peak District annually receives a million visitors with attractions such as Ilam Rock, Viator's Bridge, and the limestone feature Lovers' Leap?
- Which scientist noted for his discovery of hydrogen is buried in the church that is now Derby Cathedral?
- Which politician became MP for South Derbyshire in 1982?
- A hill (an isolated limestone hill popular with walkers and tourists)
- Thorntons plc
- Derbyshire Falcons (the project to nest Peregrine Falcons on Derby's Cathedral tower first started in 2006)
- Baseball (it was called The Baseball Ground!)
- Brian Clough (Brian Clough Way)
- Swarfega (a brand of heavy-duty hand cleaner made by Deb Limited, based in Denby, Derbyshire)
- Astronomer Royal
- Titan is a natural cavern and the deepest shaft of any known cave in the UK
- George Stephenson
- The Plimsoll Line
- Trams (National Tramway Museum)
- Millstone Grit
- Henry Cavendish
- Edwina Currie
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