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1. FIRST COMMANDMENT: "I am the lord thy God thou shall have no false Gods before me"
QUESTION; False Gods come in many guises. This is a question about the worship of the False God "Money" which is said to be the root of all evil. In 1969 the worship and desire for money led Howard Wilson and two accomplices to rob a bank in Linwood, Scotland. This is considered to be the worst bank robbery ever to take place in Scotland. Why?
2. SECOND COMMANDMENT: "Thou shall not make for thyself an Idol."
QUESTION; Unfortunately the I.T.V. didn't adhere to this commandment and came up with the series "Pop Idol". What Scottish Contestant was slated for her looks despite winning the series? Clue her name is Michelle.
3. THIRD COMMANDMENT: "Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain."
QUESTION; Taking the name of the Lord thy God in vain is considered to be blasphemy. The last person in England to be convicted of blasphemy was John William Gott in 1922. When was the last conviction for blasphemy in Scotland.
4. FOURTH COMMANDMENT: "Remember to keep Holy the Sabbath day"
QUESTION; The Sabbath day is taken very seriously in the Scottish Highlands and Islands even up to the present day. In July 2009 vast protests were heard from a section of the local community, including the aptly named "The Lord's Day Observance Society". What was all the fuss about?
5. FIFTH COMMANDMENT: "Honour thy father and thy mother."
QUESTION; King Edward the first of England known as "Longshanks" died in Cumbria on his way to Scotland to crush the "Rebellious Scots". His son who became Edward the second is said to have snubbed his father and completely ignored his father's death bed wishes. What were they?
6. SIXTH COMMANDMENT: "Thou shall not kill."
QUESTION; "I don't drink at Hogmanay, I pray." These words were attributed to a suspected serial killer in Glasgow in 1968/69. Three separate murders and the police suspected one man. He was given a nickname because of his seemingly religious background. What was it?
7. SEVENTH COMMANDMENT: "Thou shall not commit adultery"
QUESTION; In 1963 there was a famous divorce case in Scotland where the husband cited adultery as the cause of the irretrievable breakdown of his marriage. Who was the wife?
8. EIGHTH COMMANDMENT: "Thou shall not steal."
QUESTION; Organisers of the 2009 Edinburgh Marathon in Scotland put up a £5000 reward after a breach of the eighth commandment. What was the theft that threatened to disrupt the event?
9. NINTH COMMANDMENT: "Thy shall not bear false witness against thy neighbour."
QUESTION; In 2003, the Scottish TV presenter John Leslie had charges dropped after several false rape accusation had been made against him. These allegations were all made after a female celebrity had spoken on the TV chat show "The Wright Stuff" about being raped, and the host (Mathew Wright) seemingly inadvertently named Leslie. Who was the female celebrity who started the ball rolling?
10. TENTH COMMANDMENT: "Thou shall not covet thy neighbours wife."
QUESTION; The late Donald Dewar was a well liked and eminent Scottish politician who became Scotland's "first" First Minister. Dewar's wife left him for one of his political colleagues. Dewar and this man later served in the same cabinet. Who was the politician in question?
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