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Trivia Questions I

  1. Which cape in the Highlands of Scotland is the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain?
  2. Which Scottish singer and comedian was described by Sir Winston Churchill as 'Scotland's greatest ever ambassador' and is remembered for the song 'I Love a Lassie'?
  3. What name is used to describe the succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of Edinburgh?




  4. Which cluster of houses making up Northern Europe’s best-preserved Neolithic village has been called the 'Scottish Pompeii'?
  5. Which comic song written by Andy Stewart is about a Scotsman who wears a kilt rather than trousers?
  6. Who is regarded as the first king of a united Scotland?
  7. In 2006, who bought the Menie estate in Aberdeenshire creating a controversial golf resort?
  8. Who is sometimes known as the Scottish Robin Hood?
  9. Which river has half the distilleries in Scotland found along its length and in its surrounding glens?
  10. In May 2015, Alex Salmond was elected as MP for which county constituency?
  11. Which Scottish mathematician invented logarithms?
  12. Agnes, Countess of Dunbar, who is renowned for her heroic defence of Dunbar Castle, is better known by what two names?
  13. Pittodrie is a football stadium in which city?
  14. Which heroine is famous for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from Scotland after the Battle of Culloden? And in which year did the Dress Act come into force, which made wearing tartan or a kilt illegal?
  15. What sort of item is signified by the Scottish word cromach or cromack?
  16. Which Scottish crime writer is best known for his Inspector Rebus novels?

Answers:

  1. Cape Wrath
  2. Harry Lauder
  3. The Royal Mile
  4. Skara Brae
  5. Donald Where's Your Troosers?
  6. Kenneth MacAlpin
  7. Donald Trump




  8. Rob Roy (Robert Roy MacGregor)
  9. Spey
  10. Gordon
  11. John Napier
  12. Black Agnes
  13. Aberdeen
  14. Flora Macdonald. 1746 (the clue is that it was a few months after the Battle of Culloden)
  15. A walking stick
  16. Ian Rankin



Trivia Questions II

  1. What is Scotland's largest native wild land mammal?
  2. In 1967, who became the first Scottish Nationalist MP to be elected to Westminster?
  3. Which town has hosted the annual Scottish Grand National horse-racing steeplechase since 1965?
  4. Charles Stuart, also known as The Young Pretender, or Bonnie Prince Charlie, died in the same European city in which he was born; name this city?
  5. Name the famous tweed cloth handwoven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides?
  6. Which well known American Revolutionary naval commander was born in the historic county of Kirkcudbrightshire in 1747?
  7. In the May 2015 election, how many of the 59 Westminster seats available did the SNP win?
  8. Which anthem refers to the victory of the Scots, led by Robert the Bruce, over England's Edward II?
  9. What is the name given to Scottish mountains above 3000 feet?
  10. What is the longest river in Scotland?
  11. In which year was the Battle of Bannockburn?
  12. From where do the smoked haddock known as 'smokies' come from?
  13. Which famous 1950's US novel based its title from a poem by Robert Burns?
  14. In which month of the year is Burns Night celebrated?
  15. Which Scottish city was famous for its three Js - Jam, Jute and Journalism?
  16. St Johnstone Football Club is a professional football club based in which Scottish city?

Answers:

  1. Red Deer
  2. Winnie Ewing
  3. Ayr
  4. Rome
  5. Harris Tweed
  6. John Paul Jones (sometimes referred to as the 'Father of the American Navy')
  7. 56
  8. Flower of Scotland





  9. Munros
  10. River Tay
  11. 1314
  12. Arbroath
  13. Catcher in the Rye (the poem is 'Comin' Thro' the Rye') Note: Of Mice and Men written by author John Steinbeck (published in 1937) is also taken from a Robert Burns' poem ('To a Mouse')
  14. January (the 25th)
  15. Dundee
  16. Perth
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