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Yorkshire Quiz I

  1. Which listed building in Halifax, built as a cloth hall for handloom weavers with 315 separate rooms arranged around a central open courtyard, was reopened on 1 August 2017?
  2. The countryside of Yorkshire has acquired which common nickname?

  3. Which moor is well known as the inspiration for the unofficial Yorkshire 'county anthem'?
  4. The Bronte Parsonage Museum is in which Yorkshire village?
  5. Which gingerbread cake, made with oatmeal and black treacle, is particularly associated with the Leeds area?
  6. Which Oscar winning actress was born in Heworth, North Riding of Yorkshire, on December 1934?
  7. King Richard II is thought to have died in which Wakefield castle?
  8. What is Hardraw Force?
  9. Harry Corbett, the creator of the glove puppet character Sooty, played the piano in the West Yorkshire restaurant owned by his uncle; who was his uncle?
  10. Which cathedral city in the Borough of Harrogate is the third smallest city in England?
  11. The Grand Hotel, completed in 1867, was the first giant purpose-built hotel in Europe; where in Yorkshire was it built?
  12. Which river passes through Leeds city centre?
  13. Which museum is based at Overton, near Wakefield?
  14. Which large Cistercian monastery is located approximately 3 miles south-west of Ripon?
  15. Which battle fought during the Wars of the Roses in 1461 is possibly the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil?
  16. The gemstone jet was mined by the Victorians and Romans in which Yorkshire town?


  1. Piece Hall
  2. God's Own County

  3. Ilkley Moor (On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at)
  4. Haworth
  5. Parkin
  6. Judi Dench
  7. Pontefract Castle
  8. A waterfall (England`s largest single drop waterfall)
  9. Harry Ramsden (founder of the fish and chip restaurant chain)
  10. Ripon
  11. Scarborough
  12. River Aire
  13. The National Coal Mining Museum for England
  14. Fountains Abbey
  15. The Battle of Towtown
  16. Whitby ('Whitby Jet' was fashionable during the 19th century)

Yorkshire Questions II

  1. Which native of Kingston upon Hull was an independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire between 1784 and 1812?
  2. Can you name the York street famous for its old overhanging timber-framed buildings?
  3. Which upper valley on the east side of the Pennines lends its name to a crumbly moist textured cheese?
  4. Which employee friendly town did Victorian mill owner Sir Titus Salt build?
  5. Name the Yorkshire sculptor of the bronze Reclining Figure art piece which was infamously stolen in 2005?

  6. Stolen work of art by a Yorkshire sculpture
    Question 5 - £3 million sculpture was stolen in 2005

  7. Which city was once known as the 'wool capital of the world'?
  8. What name was once given to a small area between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell: (a)The Rhubarb Triangle, (b)The Leek Triangle, or (c)The Cabbage Triangle?
  9. By what name do we better know Yorkshireman Krishna Pandit Bhanji?
  10. The National Science and Media Museum is in which city?
  11. Which Yorkshire city has the highest ratio of trees to people of any European city?
  12. Who was born the eldest of the four daughters at 154 St. George's Road in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, on July 1, 1903?
  13. The Jorvik Viking Centre is a museum and visitor attraction in which city?
  14. Which 1969 Ken Loach film was set and filmed in several Barnsley villages?
  15. Thornhill Community Academy was featured in which 2013 Channel 4 TV program?
  16. Which Yorkshire geographical term is of Viking origin meaning a third part?
  17. Which sporting stadium is the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club? And which retired cricket umpire was voted in as the club's president in 2014?


  1. William Wilberforce (leader of the movement to stop the slave trade)
  2. The Shambles

  3. Wensleydale
  4. Saltaire
  5. Henry Moore
  6. Bradford
  7. The Rhubarb Triangle (at one time it produced 90% of the world’s forced winter rhubarb)
  8. Sir Ben Kingsley (actor)
  9. Bradford
  10. Sheffield
  11. Amy Johnson
  12. York
  13. Kes
  14. Educating Yorkshire
  15. Riding
  16. Headingley. Harold 'Dickie' Bird.

Did you know that Yorkshire Day is celebrated on 1 August and is the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, for which Yorkshireman William Wilberforce was the leading campaigner?

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