Lincolnshire Quiz I
- Name the third largest settlement in Lincolnshire, after Lincoln and Grimsby?
- Lincolnshire is home to Woolsthorpe Manor, which is famous as whose birthplace?
- What name is given to the famous stone gargoyle found on a wall inside Lincoln Cathedral?
- Which large seaport ran the largest fishing fleet in the world in the mid-20th century?
- What was Lincoln Cathedral famous for between 1311 and 1548?
- Which Lincolnshire Royal Air Force base is home to the Red Arrows aerobatic display team?
- Now a ruins, which future king was born at Bolingbroke Castle in 1367?
- True or False. Boston, the capital of Massachusetts in the United States, is named after Boston, Lincolnshire?
- Lincolnshire has more working ones than any other county in the UK. There's a high one at Moulton and another located by the Maud Foster Drain in Skirbeck. What are they?
- Can you name the Roman road that once linked Exeter to Lincoln (Lindum Colonia)?
- Sir Isaac Newton
- The Lincoln Imp
- It was the tallest building in the world for 238 years until it's spire collapsed in 1548 (note: the Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest man-made structure in the world from 2560 BC to 1311)
- RAF Scampton
- Henry IV
- It's true! (named in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England)
- The Fosse Way
Lincolnshire Quiz II
- "In Memoriam" is a poem by the which Somersby born poet?
- Which small market town, with the River Rase running through it, is home to a famous racecourse?
- Which town is known as the birthplace of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher?
- Which range of hills in Lincolnshire is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?
- St Botolph's Church in Boston is notable for its 81 metre tall tower, what is this tower informally known as?
- Why is there a sign in Cleethorpes pointing to New York and London?
- Gainsborough's dual carriageway is named after which actress who was born there in 1885?
- The world's first Butlin's holiday resort opened in which Lincolnshire town in 1936?
- The county is famous for its sausages but which other product originally from Lincolnshire is made from stale white bread, ground pork, sage, black pepper and salt?
- Kevin Keegan started his career with Scunthorpe United but which England captain made eleven appearances for the club in the early eighties?
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson ("In Memoriam" is famous for the line: 'Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.)
- Market Rasen (it annually runs the Prelude Handicap Hurdle)
- The Lincolnshire Wolds
- The Boston Stump
- The Greenwich meridian or prime meridian passes through the town
- Dame Sybil Thorndike
- Haslet (or acelet)
- Ian Bothan (cricket captain who also played a few professional football games)
Lincolnshire Trivia III
- What's the connection: The British Library (2), Salisbury Cathedral (1), and Lincoln Cathedral (1)?
- Which designer, manufacturer, and retailer of kitchens has its headquarters in Barton-Upon-Humber in North Lincolnshire?
- In Lincoln, what is 'the Glory Hole'?
- Lincolnshire is England's second biggest county after North Yorkshire, but which county comes a close third?
- In the early 18th-Century who lived in Long Sutton for about nine months, under the alias of John Palmer?
- There's a blue plaque honouring Edith Smith at the Grantham Guildhall showing the dates 1915-1918. Edith Smith was the United Kingdom's first female what?
- A slang term for a person from Lincolnshire is a 'yellow' what?
- The village of Woodhall Spa is famous for which Second World War connection? (A memorial wall commemorating these brave men now stands in the centre of the village.)
- Which international airport is situated at Kirmington about 12 miles west of Grimsby?
- Nicknamed Little Willie, the first prototype of what, was constructed at William Foster and Company in Lincoln?
- What associated with the county was mentioned three times in the novel Ivanhoe, once in Vanity Fair, and used to describe a devil disguised as a Yeoman in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales?
- The Magna Carta (the four existing copies)
- Wren Kitchens
- It's a nickname for a bridge officially called High Bridge. (The oldest bridge in England that still has houses built upon it. It spans the River Witham.)
- Highwayman Dick Turpin
- First female police officer (with full power of arrest)
- Yellow Belly
- The Dam Busters or RAF 617 Squadron (Operation Chastise was an attack on dams in Germany carried out on 16–17 May 1943)
- Humberside Airport
- First military tank (in 1915)
- Lincoln Green (it was the colour of dyed woollen cloth formerly originating in Lincoln)
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