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Ten Commandment breakers, a Scottish tale. Quiz


And the Lord gave unto McMoses ten commandments. A quiz about people known to break the commandments. Each question has a Scottish connection and corresponds to a commandment. (A team quiz by "Scotland the Brains")

A multiple-choice quiz by tedbhoy. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
tedbhoy
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
314,908
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
1052
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Question 1 of 10
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?
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Question 2 of 10
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.
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Question 3 of 10
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.
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Question 4 of 10
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?
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Question 5 of 10
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?
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Question 6 of 10
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?
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Question 7 of 10
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?
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Question 8 of 10
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?
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Question 9 of 10
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?
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Question 10 of 10
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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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
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?

Answer: Wilson shot three policemen.

During the bank raid, Howard Wilson shot and killed two policemen and seriously injured a third, confining the injured officer to a wheel chair for the rest of his life. Wilson plead guilty and received life imprisonment. He was released after 33 years and is now an author. So the worship of the false God - money - led to his downfall and also the breach of the sixth commandment.
(Author, Tedbhoy)
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.

Answer: Michelle McManus

Michelle appeared to be lampooned by Peter Kay with his character Geraldine McQueen on the spoof "Britain's got the Pop Factor". Michelle wasn't offended in the slightest taking it in good heart and commenting "He's a big guy. I'm a big girl, put a wig on him and he really did look like me on Pop Idol. Just look at the album cover."
(Author, BillMcC)
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.

Answer: 1843

In November 1843, book seller Thomas Paterson became the last person to be convicted of blasphemy in Scotland when he was sentenced to fifteen months imprisonment. Nowadays it would appear almost impossible to be prosecuted for blasphemy in Christian terms in modern society. Fife police refused to take any action in 2004 after a complaint in St. Andrews about the play "Corpus Christi" which depicted Christ as a homosexual.

In January 2005, the B.B.C. received over 6300 complaints after airing "Jerry Springer the Musical" and a private prosecution leading from it failed even after an appeal to the High Court. (Author, BillMcC)
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?

Answer: The first ferry to run on a Sunday

The first ferry to run between Ullapool on the mainland and Stornaway on the Isle of Lewis was the cause of all the protest. The Lewis protesters were members of the Free Church of Scotland (colloquially referred to as the "wee frees") who maintain a strict interpretation of Biblical teachings.

The ferry company Caledonian McBrayne had been approached by the Equality and Human Rights commission, suggesting it was a breach of the Equality Act of 2006. The company sought legal advice which was, that it would be illegal to refuse to run a ferry service because of the religious views of only a part of the community.

Despite vociferous opposition from the Lord's Day Observance Society and other parties including the "wee frees" and after prolonged debate in the media, the ferry service commenced on 19th July 2009. (Author, Maygrayuk)
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?

Answer: To have his body flesh boiled and his bones carried in battle against the Scots

Edward the second completely ignored his father's dying wishes, which were said to be that his flesh was to be boiled from his bones and his bones to be carried in battle against the Scots, who he loved to hate. Also his heart was to be buried in the Holy Land. His son turned for home after his father's death without giving battle and buried Edward in Westminster Abbey, heart, bones, flesh and all. Edward Junior returned to Scotland seven years later without his father's bones and was defeated at the battle of Bannockburn.
(Author, Tedbhoy)
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?

Answer: Bible John

Bible John has never been identified and the murders are unsolved. The convictions for murder of Peter Tobin in 2007 and 2008 for similar killings has led to speculation that he is Bible John. Tobin is also a suspect in several other murders. He left Glasgow in 1969, the year the murders ceased.
(Author, Bridie)
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?

Answer: The Duchess of Argyll

There was apparently photographic evidence of the Duchess with another man. The man was headless in the pictures and so his real identity remains a mystery. To commit adultery with a headless man, how strange!
(Author, BillMcC)
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?

Answer: Theft of bottles of water

Seven thousand bottles of water and four thousand lucozade gels went missing from stations on a six mile stretch. This put the health of the competitors at risk as it was a particularly hot day. Emergency replacements had to be brought in. As far as I know the reward was never claimed.
(Author, Tedbhoy)
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?

Answer: Ulrika Johnson

Ulrika Johnson would not co-operate with the police investigation and at no time did she accuse Leslie. Unfortunately for John several other women did accuse him of sexual offences and he was charged in 2002 with two counts of sexual assault. The charges were dropped in 2003.

In 2005 in an attempt to make light of the original incident, John Leslie and Matthew Wright appeared together on the Bo Selecta Christmas video "Proper Crimbo". In 2008 John was again arrested as a result of new alleged rape accusations, he was released without charge. John Leslie's television career never recovered from the original accusations and he is now a property developer in Edinburgh. (Author, BillMcC)
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?

Answer: Lord Derry Irvine (Cupid QC)

Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine, Baron Irvine of Lairg PC QC, born in Inverness in 1940 is known as Derry Irvine. He studied Scots Law at the University of Glasgow where he befriended Donald Dewar. After studying English Law at Cambridge he was called "to the bar" in 1967.

He became a QC and head of chambers in 1981 and was responsible for matchmaking with two of his pupils, Tony Blair and Cherie Booth. At their wedding he dubbed himself "Cupid QC." In the late 1960s Dewar's wife Alison left him for Irvine.

The two ex friends remained unreconciled even though they later served in the same Cabinet. (Author, Jonnygroat)
Source: Author tedbhoy

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