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Scotland Quiz I

  1. The Glasgow School of Art building is often considered the masterpiece of which famous architect?
  2. Which Scottish commercial bank, formed in Glasgow in 1838, is the smallest of the three Scottish banks?
  3. At the Highland Games, in the tossing the caber event what type of tree is a caber usually made from?
  4. Which declaration was written in 1320 and proclaimed Scotland’s status as an independent sovereign state?
  5. Can you name the largest settlements on the following Scottish islands: (a)Lewis and Harris, (b)Shetland, (c)Orkney, and (d)Mull?
  6. Which loch is actually the deepest freshwater body of water in the British Isles?




  7. What is Scotland's national animal?
  8. Who was the first Scot to be UK Poet Laureate?
  9. Which patriotic song did Scotland's football team use as its anthem for the 1982, 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cups?
  10. Which king ruled Scotland from 1040 to his death in battle in 1057?
  11. Law dictates that Scotch Whisky must be matured for a minimum of how many years in Scotland to earn the name? And is whisky that comes from Scotland spelled with or without an 'e'?
  12. The popular winter sports resort of Aviemore is located in which mountain range?
  13. What is sometimes called the Stone of Destiny, and often referred to in England as The Coronation Stone?
  14. What would you most associate with the village of Crathie?
  15. Donald Trump's mother was born in the village of Tong, on which Scottish Island?
  16. Which 1810 poem by Sir Walter Scott was set in the Trossachs region of Scotland?
  17. Edinburgh Old Town and New Town, The Heart of Neolithic Orkney, and New Lanark are three of the six World Heritage Sites in Scotland; can you name the other three?
  18. Why is the name 'Quintinshill' sadly in the record books?

Answers:

  1. Charles Rennie Mackintosh
  2. Clydesdale
  3. A larch tree
  4. The Declaration of Arbroath (a letter written in Latin and sent to the pope by Scottish Barons and Nobles)
  5. (a)Stornoway, (b)Lerwick, (c)Kirkwall, and (d)Tobermory
  6. Loch Morar
  7. Unicorn
  8. Dame Carol Anne Duffy (in 2009)
  9. Scotland the Brave




  10. Macbeth
  11. 3 years. Without the 'e'.
  12. Cairngorm Mountains
  13. The Stone of Scone
  14. Balmoral Castle
  15. Isle of Lewis
  16. The Lady of the Lake
  17. St. Kilda, The Antonine Wall, and The Forth Bridge
  18. Quintinshill rail disaster (1915 - Britain's deadliest ever rail crash)



Scotland Quiz II

  1. What sort of lift is the famous rotating Falkirk Wheel?
  2. The Scottish soap opera Take the High Road was set in which fictional village?
  3. What part of traditional male Scottish Highland dress is a pouch that derives its name from the Scottish Gaelic for 'purse'?
  4. Towering above the Forth and Clyde Canal, what exactly are 'The Kelpies' sculptures of?
  5. Ninewells Hospital is renowned teaching hospital near which Scottish city?
  6. Can you name the 19th-century Skye Terrier who became famous for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner?
  7. In which Scottish castle was Princess Margaret born?
  8. The Robert Gordon University is in which Scottish city?
  9. Name the only Scottish Premiership club based in the actual city of Edinburgh?
  10. The Wealth of Nations is considered to be the magnum opus of which Scottish economist?
  11. On what date is St. Andrew's Day?
  12. Queen of the South is an alternative nickname given to which market town?
  13. Which Scottish explorer was the first Westerner to have travelled to the central region of the Niger River?
  14. Which famous castle, one of the most visited in Scotland, sits on the shores of Loch Ness?
  15. Can you translate the Scottish Gaelic phrase 'Failte gu Alba'?
  16. Which motorway connects Scotland's two largest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh?
  17. Which loch is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area? And what is Inchmurrin?
  18. Which soft drink is often described with tongue in cheek as 'Scotland's other national drink'?

Answers:

  1. A boat lift
  2. Glendarroch
  3. A sporran
  4. Horses - the largest pair of equine sculptures in the world




  5. Dundee
  6. Greyfriars Bobby
  7. Glamis Castle
  8. Aberdeen
  9. Hearts (Hibernian are based in Leith in the north of Edinburgh)
  10. Adam Smith
  11. November 30th
  12. Dumfries
  13. Mungo Park
  14. Urquhart Castle
  15. Welcome to Scotland
  16. M8
  17. Loch Lomond. Inchmurrinn is an island in Loch Lomond and the largest fresh water island in the British Isles.
  18. Irn-Bru
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