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In Our Own Back Yards
Where on Earth?
"The Scrambled Eggheads team takes a look at famous places near to where they live. Can you guess where they are from the clues given?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Just a few miles from my home is a cathedral that boasts the tallest spire in Great Britain, the best surviving of the four original copies of the Magna Carta, and the largest cathedral close in Britain. Which cathedral is so close to my own backyard?
I live near a college in England which is considered to be one of the most famous public schools in the world. It is on the River Thames. Which might it be?
Not so long ago, I lived in a small village on the most easterly point in Australia. Can you name this point?
The Battle of Wilson's Creek was the first major Civil War conflict west of the Mississippi River. If you would like to tour the battlefield, we could be there in fifteen minutes. In which of these areas do I live?
Pea Ridge, Arkansas
Not so long ago, a very talented writer lived in a small unassuming house in rural Hampshire, England. In this house, she created masterpieces such as "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice". What is the name of the sleepy village where these major literary works were completed?
The most south-westerly point in Europe is found in the Algarve, Portugal.
It is known as?
Cape St. Vincent
Cape St. Peter
About 185 miles from my backyard is the easternmost town of the contiguous United States. It is known as what?
Bar Harbor, Maine
In my backyard there are Red Devils! Not monsters, but a mighty football team in North West England. What is the name of the towering landmark football stadium that is home to these champions?
Stadium of Light
I live in the beautiful country of Canada which consists of ten provinces and three territories. My province is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes. In my backyard in the winter, I can have more snow than you could ever think of due to something known as the Lake Effect. Can you tell me what province I live in?
Which emblematic Frank Gehry building, situated in the north of Spain, has appeared in a James Bond film and various music videos, and is guarded by a huge "Puppy"?
The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid
The Queen Sofia Museum, Madrid
The Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Galicia
The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
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