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Leicestershire Quiz Questions

Quiz I

  1. In September 2012 archaeologists announced the discovery of which king under a Leicester car park?
  2. What is the common symbol of the county council, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester City Football Club?
  3. First marketed in 1985 by Marlow Foods, which food brand gets its name from a Leicestershire village?
  4. Which town close to the Nottinghamshire border is the second largest settlement in Leicestershire?

  5. In 1841, which cabinet maker organised the first ever group travel by rail? This trip was from Leicester to Loughborough.
  6. Which Leicestershire zoo has the largest collection of monkeys and apes in the Western World?
  7. Which university is named after a 13th-century Earl of Leicester?
  8. Which town, 19 miles north-east of Leicester, is well-known for a culinary speciality?
  9. In May 1966, which Leicester born 16-year-old made his football debut for Leicester against Everton?
  10. Which museum and educational resource designed by Nicholas Grimshaw opened in 2001 and is clad with a semi-transparent 'pillows' design?
  11. Leicester Rugby Club plays its home matches at which stadium in the south of the city?
  12. The shopping park at the southern edge of the city of Leicester takes its name from which Roman road that runs through the county?
  13. Name the founder of the Religious Society of Friends who was born in Drayton-in-the-Clay, Leicestershire, in 1624?
  14. It was one of the greatest ever sporting achievements, in which year did Leicester win the Premier League?
  15. Who was born in 1967, grew up with his parents in Leicester before moving to Ashby-de-la-Zouch and had a love interest called Pandora?


  1. Richard III
  2. Fox
  3. Quorn
  4. Loughborough
  5. Thomas Cook
  6. Twycross Zoo

  7. De Montfort University
  8. Melton Mowbray
  9. Peter Shilton
  10. The National Space Centre
  11. Welford Road Stadium
  12. Fosse (the road is called the Fosse Way and the shopping park is called Fosse Shopping Park)
  13. George Fox
  14. 2016
  15. Adrian Mole (a fictional character created by Sue Townsend)

Quiz II

  1. Which landlocked county bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, is the smallest historic county in England?
  2. Ambion Hill was long considered to be the site of which battle?
  3. Which footballer was born on the 30th November, 1960, in Leicester?
  4. Thought to have been born at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire in October 1537, name the English noblewoman known as the "Nine Days Queen"?
  5. Which town became a possession of the La Zouche family during the reign of Henry III?
  6. Which breed of animal are English Leicester, Border Leicester and Bluefaced Leicester?
  7. Frances Pawlett, a cheese maker of Wymondham, Leicestershire, has traditionally been credited for setting which modern cheese's shape and style in the 1720s?
  8. Which market town on the edge of the National Forest is home to both the East Midlands Airport and a famous motorsport circuit?
  9. Which castle has been the seat of the Dukes of Rutland for over three centuries?
  10. Which "Street" was a football stadium which served as the home of Leicester City F.C. from 1891 until 2002?
  11. High Cross is the name given to the crossroads of which two Roman roads?
  12. Which English cricketer started his career with Leicestershire on 30 July 1975 and ended it in 1989 with a move to Hampshire?
  13. The world’s first computer programmer, was raised at Kirkby Mallory Hall in south Leicestershire - what was her name?
  14. Which British high-street retail chain started out in Charnwood Street, Leicester, in 1930?
  15. Which pop/rock group from Leicester was formed in 1973 by the union of two groups, Choise and the Golden Hammers?
  16. Which Leicester playwright and author had a short but highly influential public career from 1964 until his death in 1967, aged just 34? His works include the plays Loot and Entertaining Mr Sloane.


  1. Rutland
  2. The Battle of Bosworth Field
  3. Gary Lineker
  4. Lady Jane Grey
  5. Ashby (now called Ashby-de-la-Zouch)

  6. Sheep
  7. Stilton
  8. Castle Donington
  9. Belvoir Castle
  10. Filbert Street
  11. Watling Street and Fosse Way
  12. David Gower
  13. Ada Lovelace
  14. Wilko
  15. Showaddywaddy
  16. Joe Orton

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