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  1. Whose life size statue by sculptor Martin Jennings was unveiled in Portsmouth's Guildhall Square on 7th February 2014?
  2. Which nickname is shared by both the city of Portsmouth and its football club?
  3. Name the 170-metre high observation tower offering spectacular views of Portsmouth harbour?
  4. Which island contains the majority of the city?

  5. What's the name of the world's oldest naval ship still in commission which can be visited is in the dry dock of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard?
  6. Which athlete was Head Boy of Portsmouth Grammar School in 1983?
  7. Which geographic area of Portsmouth is a seaside resort which includes South Parade Pier?
  8. Which Goon was born in Castle Road, Portsmouth in September, 1925?
  9. Who was born on 9 April 1806 in Portsea, Portsmouth, where his father was working on block-making machinery?
  10. Who became Member of Parliament for Portsmouth North in May 2010?
  11. What's the nearest station to Portsmouth F.C.?
  12. Portsmouth native Sir Henry Ayers, the son of a local dockyard worker, became a very succesful politician in which country?
  13. Which town is linked to Portsmouth by a ferry and is situated on a peninsula opposite the city?
  14. Portsmouth lies on which strait between the Isle of Wight and the mainland?
  15. A museum was opened in 2013 dedicated to which 16th-century Tudor navy warship?
  16. What is the name of the small channel that separates Portsea Island from the British mainland?


  1. Charles Dickens
  2. Pompey
  3. Spinnaker Tower
  4. Portsea Island
  5. HMS Victory (Horatio Nelson's flagship)
  6. Roger Black
  7. Southsea
  8. Peter Sellers
  9. Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  10. Penny Mordaunt
  11. Fratton (Fratton Park is the name of the ground)
  12. Australia (Ayers Rock was named after him and he was premier of South Australia)
  13. Gosport
  14. The Solent
  15. Mary Rose
  16. Ports Creek