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Shropshire Quiz I

  1. What is the alternative short name for Shropshire?
  2. Can you name the county town of Shropshire?
  3. Which town was nicknamed Little Switzerland in the late Victorian period for its landscape?
  4. The official London 2012 Summer Olympics mascot was named after which Shropshire town?

  5. Which town is the largest in the county with a population of nearly 140,000?
  6. Which long-distance footpath, following the Wales–England border and crossing the Shropshire Hills, opened in 1971?
  7. Which hill in east Shropshire, a prominent and well-known landmark, rises to a height of 407 metres above the Shropshire Plain?
  8. Who was born in Shrewsbury, on 12 February 1809, at his family's home, The Mount?
  9. The Shropshire Hills area is one of 46 AONBs in the UK - what does the initials AONB stand for?
  10. A desk complete with the carved initials 'RC' from his schoolday's at Market Drayton Grammar School is on display at Market Drayton museum - who is 'RC'?
  11. Which town is the largest in South Shropshire and was described by Sir John Betjeman as "probably the loveliest town in England"?
  12. Which town takes its name from a cast iron structure that opened in 1781?


  1. Salop
  2. Shrewsbury
  3. Church Stretton
  4. Much Wenlock (The Wenlock Olympian Games was established by Dr William Penny Brookes in 1850)
  5. Telford
  6. Offa's Dyke Path
  7. The Wrekin
  8. Charles Darwin
  9. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  10. Robert Clive (later known as, Clive of India)
  11. Ludlow
  12. Ironbridge

Shropshire Quiz II

  1. Which town is named after the civil engineer of many road and rail projects in Shropshire?
  2. Shropshire borders Wales to the west and Stafforshire to the east, but which county lies directly north?
  3. A collection of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman, published in 1896, has the name "A Shropshire" what?
  4. What is the name of Shropshire's famous limestone escarpment which is a site of special geological interest?
  5. Which well known flowering plant was cultivated and developed in the small market town of Wem by Henry Eckford in the 1880s?
  6. Which town, associated with golfer Ian Woosnam, is the third-largest town in Shropshire?
  7. The area around Ironbridge is described by those promoting it as a tourist destination as the "Birthplace of" what?
  8. Which market town in the northern part of the county is the oldest continuously inhabited town in Shropshire and has its own arm of the Llangollen Canal?
  9. Which battle was fought on 21 July 1403, between an army led by King Henry IV and a rebel army led by Henry "Harry Hotspur" Percy?
  10. True or false, Shropshire is England's third largest inland county? (Note: an inland county is one without a coastline)


  1. Telford (after Thomas Telford (1757-1834))
  2. Cheshire
  3. Lad (A Shropshire Lad)
  4. Wenlock Edge
  5. Sweet peas
  6. Oswestry
  7. Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution
  8. Whitchurch
  9. The Battle of Shrewsbury (the battle was the first in which English archers fought each other on English soil)
  10. False. It is actually England's largest inland county.

Shropshire Quiz III

  1. Which town was at one point the only town in England with three Michelin-starred restaurants?
  2. What historical name is given to the imprecisely defined area along the border between England and Wales?
  3. The Iron Bridge, opened in 1781, was the first major bridge in the world to be made of cast iron - which river does it span?
  4. The walls of Shrewsbury castle is made from what type of rock?
  5. After the Battle of Worcester in 1651 a fleeing Charles II hid in the grounds of Boscobel House - where exactly did he hide?
  6. Which town is named after a bridge over the River Severn, and is split into a High Town and Low Town by the river?
  7. What sort of landmark would you associate with the name Lord Hill? It is one of the most notable landmarks of the town of Shrewsbury.
  8. What exactly is The Shrewsbury Hoards, which was discovered near Shrewsbury in 2009?
  9. Ditherington Flax Mill, built in 1797 on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, is often considered to be the world's first what?
  10. In 1501, Prince Arthur arrived in Ludlow for his honeymoon with which bride?


  1. Ludlow
  2. Welsh Marches
  3. River Severn
  4. Sandstone (Red sandstone gives the castle a distincive red colour)
  5. In an oak tree
  6. Bridgnorth
  7. A column (it's the tallest Doric column in the world, standing at 40.7 metres. The column was built between 1814 and 1816; its diameter is 2 ft wider than Nelson's Column, and, not including the pedestal, is 15 ft higher.)
  8. Roman coins (a hoard of 9,315 bronze Roman coins)
  9. The world's first skyscraper (it was the first multi-storey iron-framed building)
  10. Catherine of Aragon (Arthur dying the following year, and Catherine later married Arthur's brother Henry VIII)