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Welcome to our Tyne and Wear Quiz

Quiz I

  1. In October 1936, 200 men from which Tyneside town organised a protest march to London against unemployment and poverty?
  2. Which seaside town is the finish to the world-famous Great North Run?
  3. Tyne and Wear consists of the five metropolitan boroughs of South Tyneside, North Tyneside, City of Newcastle upon Tyne, City of Sunderland and which other Metropolitan Borough?
  4. A Geordie would be going along Collin'wood Street and the Scotswood Road to see what?
  5. Which cake, a type of bread that originated in North East England, is a flat and round loaf usually about 12 inches in diameter with an indent in the middle?

  6. Which author, in the top 20 of most widely read British novelists, was inspired by her deprived youth in South Tyneside?
  7. Which 20 metres tall sculpture designed by Antony Gormley was built in 1998 on the site of a former coal mine?
  8. Which long-distance National Trail footpath stretches for 84 miles, from Wallsend on the east coast to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast?
  9. Tyne and Wear borders two counties, can you name them?
  10. Which actor, comedian, author and musician was born in South Shields on 29 March 1943?
  11. What shape and colour logo on a Newcastle Brown Ale bottle represents the five founding breweries of Newcastle?
  12. Which British Prime Minister sits upon a tall Roman Doric column built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle? This 41-metre high monument was erected to acclaim the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832.
  13. Which stadium did the Black Cats leave in 1997 to play in the new all-seater Stadium of Light?
  14. In 1992, Newcastle Polytechnic became which new university?


  1. Jarrow
  2. South Shields

  3. Gateshead
  4. The Blaydon Races
  5. Stottie cakes
  6. Catherine Cookson
  7. The Angel of the North (note: it's in Gateshead)
  8. Hadrian's Wall Path
  9. Northumberland (to the north) and County Durham (to the south)
  10. Eric Idle
  11. Blue star logo
  12. Earl Grey or Lord Grey (Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey )
  13. Roker Park ("The Black Cats" is the nickname of Sunderland AFC)
  14. University of Northumbria

Quiz II

  1. What sort of army supports Newcastle United football club?
  2. Which soft drink was created by Newcastle pharmacist William Walker Hunter in 1927?
  3. Which 7th-century monk born on lands in present-day Tyne and Wear is known as "The Father of English History"?
  4. What name is given to the historic heart of Newcastle after the man who redeveloped the centre in the 19th century?
  5. Which town was designated a new town in 1964 and became part of the City of Sunderland in 1974?
  6. The Tyne Bridge was officially opened in which decade?
  7. Which company opened its first shop in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1951?
  8. What sort of 'Factory' is a contemporary art gallery in Newcastle?
  9. What sportsman was nicknamed "The Jarrow Arrow", after his hometown?
  10. Which inner city Newcastle electoral ward was the setting of the former BBC TV series which launched the careers of Ant and Dec?


  1. Toon Army
  2. Lucozade (or as it was first known, Glucozade)
  3. Bede or Venerable Bede
  4. Grainger Town
  5. Washington
  6. 1920s (in October 1928 by King George V)
  7. Greggs plc
  8. The Biscuit Factory
  9. Steve Cram
  10. Byker

Trivia III

  1. Which luxury and lifestyle brand clothing company began life in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields?
  2. In which year was Sunderland granted city status: (a) 1955, (b) 1977, or (c) 1992?
  3. The Tyne–Wear derby, is a local football derby between which two clubs?
  4. Which motor manufacturing company in 1984 signed an agreement with the UK government to build a car plant in Sunderland?
  5. By what name is James Michael Aloysius Bradford, born in March 1954 in Newcastle, better known by?
  6. Which British reality television series based in Newcastle upon Tyne, was first broadcast on 24 May 2011?
  7. Which musician in 1963, when he was 13, took a Saturday job at the Newcastle Evening Chronicle newspaper earning six shillings and six pence?
  8. Whose first match as manager of Newcastle United on 19th September 1999 saw a 8-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday?
  9. Which area of Newcastle was originaly the home of Newcastle Falcons rugby club and also houses Newcastle Racecourse?
  10. Which art gallery was founded in 1901 by funds from a local Newcastle businessman?


  1. Barbour
  2. (c) 1992
  3. Sunderland and Newcastle United
  4. Nissan
  5. Jimmy Nail
  6. Geordie Shore
  7. Mark Knopfler
  8. Bobby Robson
  9. Gosforth
  10. Laing Art Gallery