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Hampshire Quiz Questions

Hampshire Quiz I

  1. Which town in Hampshire is not only its county town but also England's former capital city?
  2. Which two national parks can be found in Hampshire?
  3. Embley is a small village in the Test Valley district of Hampshire. Who has been its most famous 19th century resident?

  4. Hambledon, a small village and civil parish, is famous for the birth of what?
  5. Which island in Hampshire contains the vast majority of the city of Portsmouth?
  6. Which town is best known for its association with aviation?
  7. Can you name the strait between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight?
  8. Which is the largest town in the administrative county of Hampshire?
  9. Which motorway is 27.9 miles long and runs between Cadnam and Portsmouth?
  10. The UK's National Motor Museum of what, is in the village of Beaulieu?
  11. What left Southampton on 10 April 1912?
  12. Who was born on the 7 February 1812 in Landport, Hampshire?


  1. Winchester
  2. New Forest and part of the South Downs
  3. Florence Nightingale
  4. Cricket

  5. Portsea Island
  6. Farnborough (and the Farnborough Airshow)
  7. Solent
  8. Basingstoke
  9. M27
  10. Motor Museum
  11. RMS Titanic
  12. Charles Dickens

Hampshire Questions II

  1. Who lived the last eight years of her life in the delightful village of Chawton?
  2. Which town in Hampshire is known as the "Home of the British Army"?
  3. Lee-on-the-Solent is the home to what sort of museum?
  4. Which leading global fashion brand was founded by a Basingstoke draper in 1857?
  5. Can you name Portsmouth's 170 metres tall landmark observation tower?

  6. Spinnaker tower
    Question 5 - Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower

  7. Which well known saying comes from the murder of an eight-year-old English girl by solicitor's clerk Frederick Baker in Alton, Hampshire, in 1867?
  8. Paultons Family Theme Park is an amusement park located near the village of Ower based on which animated television series?
  9. What is Highclere Castle in north Hampshire most well known for?
  10. Which company was founded in March 1969 in Southampton by David Quayle and Richard Block?
  11. The town of Alresford, near Winchester, is considered the UK's national capital of what sort of crop? It holds an annual festival and a preserved steam railway line has been named after this local crop.
  12. Alfred the Great refounded the royal city of Winchester in which century?
  13. What sort of show is held annually in September in Mayflower Park, Southampton?
  14. What was the name of the football ground that was the home ground of Southampton F.C. between 1898 and 2001?
  15. Which river runs through both Winchester and Eastleigh?


  1. Jane Austen
  2. Aldershot
  3. Hovercraft Museum
  4. Burberry
  5. The Spinnaker Tower (known for sponsorship reasons as the Emirates Spinnaker Tower)
  6. Sweet Fanny Adams

  7. Peppa Pig
  8. The exterior shots of Downton Abbey and most of the interior filming too
  9. B & Q
  10. Watercress
  11. 9th century (about 880)
  12. Boat Show - The Southampton Boat Show
  13. The Dell
  14. River Itchen

Did you know that Portsmouth became the longest holding FA cup champions after their win in 1939? The trophy was not presented again until the competition was resumed in 1946 due to the interruption caused by World War II. It means they held the title for 7 years!

Also, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle wrote the first Sherlock Holmes story ("A Study in Scarlet") in Southsea, Hampshire. The character Dr. Watson, was based on a real doctor who was president of Portsmouth’s literary and scientific society, and a friend of the author.

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