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Quiz about Cryptic British Football Teams
Quiz about Cryptic British Football Teams

Cryptic British Football Teams Quiz


See if you can find the hidden British professional football teams in the following text.

A multiple-choice quiz by gillimalta. Estimated time: 9 mins.
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Author
gillimalta
Time
9 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
295,417
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
10 / 15
Plays
347
Last 3 plays: Guest 31 (0/15), Guest 31 (0/15), elgecko44 (0/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. In her blonde wig and low cut dress, she felt every inch the sophisticated lady she was trying so hard to portray.

Answer: (One word)
Question 2 of 15
2. He was on time and looked just as handsome as when she first saw him in her home trying, unsuccessfully, to sell burglar alarms to Ken, her stepfather.

Answer: (One word)
Question 3 of 15
3. She remembered, clearly Ken's reaction, "Burglar alarms?", he laughed, "Nobody would bother stealing anything from this dump! Anyway, I have a bolt on the door and a fierce dog!"

Answer: (One word)
Question 4 of 15
4. Chelsea hadn't laughed though. She was far too busy deciding from her vantage point halfway up the stairs, that this was the man she was destined to marry.

Answer: (pretty obvious!)
Question 5 of 15
5. Neither Ken nor the stranger had noticed her spying on them. Her mother, well, she never noticed her anyway. She was always too busy with the baby to care about what her sixteen year old daughter was up to.

Answer: (One word)
Question 6 of 15
6. Her brother, Hammond, appeared above her, leaning over the bannister and making silly kissing noises. He unfortunately never missed anything. Glaring at him, she then returned her attention to the handsome stranger.

Answer: (One word)
Question 7 of 15
7. He was leaving. Quickly she scanned the note and decided that it would have to do. "I have waited for you forever. Tonight at Dragon's Den. 8pm x."

Answer: (One word)
Question 8 of 15
8. Hammond, although irritating, was easy to bribe. Pressing the note into his grimy hand she hissed, "Hurry, or Ken will catch you!"

Answer: (One word)
Question 9 of 15
9. It went like clockwork. From the window she watched as her younger brother intercepted the man as he climbed into his fancy car. "I'm not just here for dirty work", he muttered darkly on his return. He had no qualms about accepting the 10 note though she noticed.

Answer: (One word)
Question 10 of 15
10. Five hours later, she was at the Chinese restaurant and her confidence was fading fast. As a child when nervous, she would often suffer from nosebleeds. She hoped fervently it wouldn't happen tonight. She wasn't a child anymore though. Sixteen was an adult as far as she was concerned.

Answer: (One word)
Question 11 of 15
11. She had chosen a Chinese restaurant on purpose because she had recently mastered chopsticks and knew that her dexterity would not fail to impress. Her grandmother was an excellent chef and the wok in gran's kitchen was used regularly.

Answer: (One word)
Question 12 of 15
12. She had worried that she would be late for her date. She never wore a watch and Hammond had lost his. She had waited for far too long for this moment for it to be ruined by bad timekeeping, so was relieved when she saw on the clock in the restaurant that she was early.

Answer: (One word)
Question 13 of 15
13. She had it all worked out. She had always thought it romantic to elope to Gretna Green like the heroines in the books which she read avidly.

Answer: (One word)
Question 14 of 15
14. How wonderful her life was going to be! To finally bury her past and re-invent herself would be bliss.

Answer: (One word)
Question 15 of 15
15. And here he was! Looking nervously left and right. "Terrific! He's terrific, my life will be terrific!", she thought gleefully. He glanced at his watch. No!, wait, Hammond's watch. Her world collapsed. Her perfect man was a perfect scam!

Answer: (One word)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In her blonde wig and low cut dress, she felt every inch the sophisticated lady she was trying so hard to portray.

Answer: Wigan

In her blonde WIG ANd low cut dress, she felt every inch the sophisticated lady she was trying to portray. Wigan Athletic's nickname is 'The Latics' and their first manager was Charlie Spencer between 1932-1937.
2. He was on time and looked just as handsome as when she first saw him in her home trying, unsuccessfully, to sell burglar alarms to Ken, her stepfather.

Answer: Stoke

He was on time and looked just as handsome as when she first saw him in her home trying, unsuccessfully, to sell burglar alarmS TO KEn, her stepfather.
Stoke City won their first significent trophy, beating Chelsea 2-1 in 1972 to win the League Cup. Their nickname is 'The Potters'.
3. She remembered, clearly Ken's reaction, "Burglar alarms?", he laughed, "Nobody would bother stealing anything from this dump! Anyway, I have a bolt on the door and a fierce dog!"

Answer: Bolton

"Anyway, I have a BOLT ON the door and a fierce dog!" Bolton Wanderers play at the Reebok Stadium. Built in 1997 replacing the club's old ground Burnden Park, it has a capacity of 28,723.
4. Chelsea hadn't laughed though. She was far too busy deciding from her vantage point halfway up the stairs, that this was the man she was destined to marry.

Answer: Chelsea

CHELSEA hadn't laughed though. Chelsea Football Club was founded in 1905 and play their games at Stamford Bridge in Fulham, west London. In 2003, the club was bought by Russian oil magnate, Roman Abramovich.
5. Neither Ken nor the stranger had noticed her spying on them. Her mother, well, she never noticed her anyway. She was always too busy with the baby to care about what her sixteen year old daughter was up to.

Answer: Motherwell

Her MOTHER, WELL, she never noticed her anyway. Motherwell plays in the Scottish Premier League. They are nicknamed either 'The Well' or 'The Steelmen', and play their matches at Fir Park.
6. Her brother, Hammond, appeared above her, leaning over the bannister and making silly kissing noises. He unfortunately never missed anything. Glaring at him, she then returned her attention to the handsome stranger.

Answer: Rotherham

Her bROTHER, HAMmond, appeared above her, leaning over the bannister and making silly kissing noises. Rotherham Football club was first formed in 1870 under the name Thornhill United. Since 1907, they had played all their home games at Millmore, but have contracted to play at the Don Valley Stadium during the 2008-2009 season due to financial difficulties.
7. He was leaving. Quickly she scanned the note and decided that it would have to do. "I have waited for you forever. Tonight at Dragon's Den. 8pm x."

Answer: Everton

I have waited for you forEVER. TONight at Dragon's Den. Everton Football Club was founded in 1878 as St. Domingo F.C. Their most widely recognised nickname is 'The Toffees' or the 'The Toffeemen'. There are many theories regarding the reason behind this moniker, the most popular being that they were named after a nearby toffee shop which sold a confection called 'Everton Mints'.
8. Hammond, although irritating, was easy to bribe. Pressing the note into his grimy hand she hissed, "Hurry, or Ken will catch you!"

Answer: York

HurrY OR Ken will catch you! York City Football Club's heaviest defeat was in 1936 when they were trounced 12-0 by Chester City.
9. It went like clockwork. From the window she watched as her younger brother intercepted the man as he climbed into his fancy car. "I'm not just here for dirty work", he muttered darkly on his return. He had no qualms about accepting the 10 note though she noticed.

Answer: Hereford

"I'm not just HERE FOR Dirty work" he muttered darkly on his return. Hereford United Football Club's motto is, "Our greatest glory lies not in never having fallen, but in rising when we fall". Founded in 1924, they are nicknamed either 'The Whites' or 'The Bulls'.
10. Five hours later, she was at the Chinese restaurant and her confidence was fading fast. As a child when nervous, she would often suffer from nosebleeds. She hoped fervently it wouldn't happen tonight. She wasn't a child anymore though. Sixteen was an adult as far as she was concerned.

Answer: Leeds

As a child, when nervous, she would often suffer from nosebLEEDS. In 1972, the Leeds United squad released a single, "Leeds United" which reached #10 in the UK singles chart! Although, officially, it is not the club's anthem, the 'B' side, "Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!" ("Marching on Together") is played before every home game.
11. She had chosen a Chinese restaurant on purpose because she had recently mastered chopsticks and knew that her dexterity would not fail to impress. Her grandmother was an excellent chef and the wok in gran's kitchen was used regularly.

Answer: Woking

Her grandmother was an excellent chef and the WOK IN Gran's kitchen was used regularly. Known as 'The Cardinals' or 'The Cards', Woking Football Club has a long and illustrious history. It was formed in 1889 by local sports enthusiasts. In 1895-96, they joined the West Surrey League, winning the title on the last day of the season by just one point.
12. She had worried that she would be late for her date. She never wore a watch and Hammond had lost his. She had waited for far too long for this moment for it to be ruined by bad timekeeping, so was relieved when she saw on the clock in the restaurant that she was early.

Answer: Forfar

She had waited FOR FAR too long for this moment for it to be ruined by bad timekeeping so was relieved when she saw on the clock in the restaurant that she was early. Forfar Athletic are known as 'The Loons'. Their biggest win came in 1888 against Lindertis when they trounced them 14-1.
13. She had it all worked out. She had always thought it romantic to elope to Gretna Green like the heroines in the books which she read avidly.

Answer: Gretna

She had always thought it romantic to elope to GRETNA Green like the heroines in the books which she read avidly. One of Gretna's many nicknames is 'The Weddingmakers' because of Gretna Green, a small town in Scotland, famous for runaway weddings. Other monikers include 'The Black and Whites' and 'The Anvils'.
14. How wonderful her life was going to be! To finally bury her past and re-invent herself would be bliss.

Answer: Bury

To finally BURY her past and reinvent herself would be bliss! Bury Football Club in 2005 became the first to score a thousand goals in each of the top four tiers of the English football league. They are known as 'The Shakers' after a chairman, JT Ingham, said, before a game against Everton in the 1800s, "We'll give 'em a shaking. In fact, we are the Shakers!"
15. And here he was! Looking nervously left and right. "Terrific! He's terrific, my life will be terrific!", she thought gleefully. He glanced at his watch. No!, wait, Hammond's watch. Her world collapsed. Her perfect man was a perfect scam!

Answer: Chester

"TerrifiC HE'S TERrific, my life will be terrific" she thought gleefully. Chester City Football Club play at the Deva Stadium. Originally, the team was just known as Chester Football Club, but changed its name to Chester City Football Club in 1983.
Source: Author gillimalta

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