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Castle in the Air
  Castle in the Air   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Scottish People
A castle in the air describes a daydream or a wish that is unlikely to be fulfilled. Sometimes, those dreams do come true and this quiz covers ten Scots who reached their castles in the air by achieving great success in their chosen careers.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 13 23
rossian editor
Mar 13 23
450 plays
  High Road, Low Road editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Whichever road we take, we'll end up in Scotland, but how much do you know about the country? Taking this quiz will help you find out.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 11 11
rossian editor
3738 plays
Scottish Hodgepodge
  Scottish Hodgepodge   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Why don't we both take the high road and end up in Scotland? This quiz is a mixture of Scottish what-have-yous, most of which are typically associated with the Kingdom of the Gaels. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 01 18
kyleisalive editor
Aug 01 18
447 plays
Scotlands Special Enjoy Edinburgh Capital City How about a short trip to Britain's north? Let's make a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. Don't forget the umbrella!
Easier, 10 Qns, heidi66, Mar 13 20
heidi66 gold member
Mar 13 20
410 plays
  The Skye's The Limit!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Skye is one of my favourite islands. Situated off the West coast of Scotland, how much do you know about this remarkable place? I hope you enjoy the quiz. All feedback appreciated.
Tough, 10 Qns, Quiz_Beagle, Aug 07 17
Quiz_Beagle gold member
Aug 07 17
917 plays
  Bonnie Scotland    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Welcome to my quiz on all things Scottish.
Average, 15 Qns, peledavid16, Jun 04 23
Jun 04 23
4453 plays
  Edinburgh: Behind the Tourist Trails   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although there are some mentions of The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, this quiz takes a look at some of the more obscure aspects associated with Edinburgh.
Average, 10 Qns, jimpimslim1, May 22 14
jimpimslim1 gold member
1339 plays
  I Love Arran   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Isle of Arran is known as 'Scotland in Miniature'. Only about 40 miles from Glasgow as the crow flies, it is a fascinating place and a great holiday destination. Enjoy the quiz!
Tough, 10 Qns, Quiz_Beagle, Oct 31 13
Quiz_Beagle gold member
616 plays
  Scotland, by Category    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Inspired by Ozzz2002's "Australia, by Category" and following on from my quiz "England, by Category" here is my quiz on Scotland. Good luck!
Average, 20 Qns, lonely-lady, May 04 23
May 04 23
779 plays
  Glasgow, The Dear Green Place   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Glasgow is an interesting city with much to offer visitors and locals alike. I hope you enjoy this quiz and learn something about "The Dear Green Place"
Average, 10 Qns, Senga2, Sep 18 18
Sep 18 18
1780 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland and is known as a "Munro". What does this mean?

From Quiz "Bonnie Scotland Part 1"

  It's Very Scottish    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A wee quiz all about Scotland.
Average, 10 Qns, jill-geo, Feb 23 19
Feb 23 19
4490 plays
  A Scottish Miscellany   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is a quiz taking in a range of odds and ends about this amazing little country, ranging across food, literature, politics, history and sport with a bit of geography and language thrown in. It will be a bit quirky but I hope it will be fun.
Average, 20 Qns, Quizaddict1, May 15 20
Quizaddict1 gold member
May 15 20
434 plays
  Uniquely Scotland   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about things that are uniquely associated with Scotland, or that you will only find there. It's meant to be fun, so enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Nodragon, Dec 27 20
Dec 27 20
2750 plays
  Scotland, Millionaire Style    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here's a quiz on Scotland, covering a variety of categories, in "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" style, starting really easy then ending fairly difficult.
Average, 15 Qns, Dizart, Mar 31 20
Dizart gold member
Mar 31 20
388 plays
  Mysterious, Beautiful Scotland    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A trip to Bonnie Scotland, home of my ancestors, is on my bucket list. Learn more of this land and its legends in this quiz!
Easier, 10 Qns, BeyondBlonde55, Jul 01 17
Jul 01 17
389 plays
  Bonnie Scotland Part 2   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a follow up to my first Bonnie Scotland quiz. The questions are on a variety of subjects all pertaining to Scotland. I hope you enjoy the quiz and learn something new.
Tough, 10 Qns, Senga2, Aug 31 10
1550 plays
  Bonnie Scotland Part 1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Scotland is a beautiful, quirky country. I hope you enjoy this and learn something about the country and its people from my quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Senga2, May 11 11
2365 plays
  Scottish 'Bits and Bobs'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A very easy quiz for anyone living in Scotland.
Tough, 10 Qns, Bridie, Nov 15 13
3849 plays
  Ten Commandment breakers, a Scottish tale.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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")
Average, 10 Qns, tedbhoy, Jan 15 10
1055 plays
  Scotland: General Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz to test your general knowledge of Scotland. There is, I think, a bit of everything here. See what you think.
Average, 10 Qns, Jim_J, Aug 07 21
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Aug 07 21
266 plays
  Scottish City Slickers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Scotland's four largest cities are Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. The answer to each of the following questions will be one of the aforementioned locations.
Tough, 10 Qns, jimpimslim1, May 25 13
jimpimslim1 gold member
296 plays
  A Few Questions About Scotland    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz about Scotland. Some of the answers you may know; some you may not. Why not give it a try?
Tough, 10 Qns, kittyconner, Jul 27 22
Jul 27 22
499 plays
  East Kilbride, the Largest Town in Scotland    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I live in East Kilbride and on searching the Funtrivia site, I could find no mention of it. To rectify this, I have compiled this quiz, so give it a try - you may know more than you think. It's a mix of music, sport, crime, geography, history and celebs.
Average, 10 Qns, Glaschu, Feb 26 17
137 plays
  Scottish Variety    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A brief trivia quiz covering a variety of Scottish subjects. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, albajim, Oct 15 16
619 plays
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Mixed Scotland Trivia Questions

1. Roughly how many islands does Scotland have?

From Quiz
Scotland: General Knowledge

Answer: 800

Skye is probably the best known of the Scottish islands, along with Harris, Lewis, Iona and the Shetlands and Orkneys but there are almost 800 islands in total, of which about 130 are inhabited.

2. £100. In 2020, Scotland was part of which political entity?

From Quiz Scotland, Millionaire Style

Answer: United Kingdom

The United Kingdom consists of Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Scotland has a devolved parliament which covers many issues, but overall control resides with the Westminster parliament in London.

3. The mountains of Scotland are stark and breathtaking. What caused such a rugged terrain?

From Quiz Mysterious, Beautiful Scotland

Answer: Glaciers of the ice ages

The terrain results from the ravages of the ice ages. Crags and mountainous peaks add a wild majesty to the terrain. Swiss geologist Louis Agassiz became convinced that glaciers had existed in places other than high mountains and were part of a great ice age. Agassiz was influenced by the land formations of the West Highlands, especially the Glen Roy area.

4. What is the nickname given to East Kilbride due to the large number of roundabouts the town has?

From Quiz East Kilbride, the Largest Town in Scotland

Answer: Polo mint city

At the last count there were over 60 roundabouts in East Kilbride, "The Whirlies" being the largest.

5. In what year was Scotland's 'act of union' with England passed?

From Quiz A Few Questions About Scotland

Answer: 1707

The state of Great Britain was created with the 'Union with England Act' between Scotland and England. The 'Union with Scotland Act' had passed a year earlier in 1706.

6. Which city has St. Nicholas as its patron saint?

From Quiz Scottish City Slickers

Answer: Aberdeen

As Aberdeen has grown up around activities associated with the sea, it is appropriate that the city chose a Patron Saint credited with saving sailors from a ferocious storm. Aberdeen shares St. Nicholas with numerous other cities around the globe, too many to mention here. The extensive list includes geographically close maritime locations such as Ghent in Belgium, Liverpool and Portsmouth in England, and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

7. During their occupation of Britain, what name did the Romans give to the area now known as Scotland?

From Quiz High Road, Low Road

Answer: Caledonia

The Romans did not conquer the whole of Scotland with the original northern boundary of their empire being Hadrian's Wall, running from the river Tyne on the east coast to the Solway Firth on the west coast in the north of England. They eventually pushed further into Scotland, building the Antonine Wall from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde, but withdrew after only twenty years. The name of Caledonia is still used, often in a poetic way. Hibernia was the Roman name for Ireland, Cambria was Wales and Helvetia was Switzerland.

8. What did the city of Dundee have before the rest of Scotland?

From Quiz Scottish Variety

Answer: A McDonald's restaurant

There are now very few towns or cities in Scotland that don't have a McDonald's in either the town centres or in retail parks. McDonald's opened in Dundee in 1987.

9. The Arbroath Smokie originated in Arbroath in Angus. What would you do with this object?

From Quiz Uniquely Scotland

Answer: Eat it - it's a kind of fish.

The Arbroath Smokie is haddock that has been smoked over hardwood.

10. For which invention is JLL McAdam famous?

From Quiz Bonnie Scotland Part 2

Answer: A type of road surface

Waterproof material which was eventually used for making coats etc was invented by C MacIntosh (hence the popular name for raincoats) in 1823. The pneumatic tyre was the invention of RW Thomson and developed by JB Dunlop. The deep fried Mars Bar is apparently served in fish and chip shops. (Thanks to maygrayuk for that)

11. The name Glasgow translates approximately into Gaelic as the green place. Why is this?

From Quiz Glasgow, The Dear Green Place

Answer: It has many trees and greenery

The name comes from the Gaelic 'glasgu', for green hollow. Glasgow has more parks and green areas than any other city in Europe. An aerial view shows this clearly. Glasgow Green in the East End covers an area of 129 acres and is owned by the people of Glasgow. It houses the People's Palace museum and the Winter Gardens where you can enjoy the plants while you have lunch.

12. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland and is known as a "Munro". What does this mean?

From Quiz Bonnie Scotland Part 1

Answer: A mountain over 3,000 ft in height

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles and is 4,406 ft high. It is located near the town of Fort William. It is often but not always covered in snow. Although it is accessible, many inexperienced hill walkers have come to grief on the slopes. Sir Hugh Munro published a table of Scottish Mountains over 3,000 ft in 1891. There are currently 284 peaks listed. Experienced climbers enjoy "Munro bagging" i.e. ascending as many of these mountains as possible.

13. What would a Scot do with an "Ashet"?

From Quiz It's Very Scottish

Answer: Put food in it

An Ashet is a large plate or a shallow dish, usually oval in shape, used for cooking or serving food.

14. What is the capital of Scotland?

From Quiz Bonnie Scotland

Answer: Edinburgh

Edinburgh is located on the East end of the M8, and has a population of around 600,000. It was built on an extinct volcano site - the castle was actually built on what remains of the volcano itself.

15. Who is Scotland's National Bard?

From Quiz Scottish 'Bits and Bobs'

Answer: Robert Burns

I think you all will get this one correct. Burns is famous throughout the world.

16. On which Scottish island group can you catch the world's shortest commercial passenger flight?

From Quiz Scotland: General Knowledge

Answer: Orkney

If you catch a plane between Westray and Papa Westray in Orkney, you'll just be in the air for a few minutes.

17. £200. Scotland is located in northern Europe, and has a shoreline on which ocean?

From Quiz Scotland, Millionaire Style

Answer: Atlantic

Scotland, along with the rest of the UK, lies in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, and has shorelines on some of its constituent seas, most notably the North Sea, which stretches down its east coast.

18. Ally McCoist (MBE) attended one of the local schools, Hunter High, in East Kilbride. Which famous Scottish football team did he later play for and also manage?

From Quiz East Kilbride, the Largest Town in Scotland

Answer: Glasgow Rangers

Ally also appeared on the BBC quiz show "A Question of Sport" from 1996-2007. In recognition of his talents, there is a sports complex in the town that bears his name.

19. "Sunset Song" was the first of a trilogy of books about life in the north east. Who was the author?

From Quiz A Scottish Miscellany

Answer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

The other two books in the series "A Scots Quair" are Cloud Howe and Grey Granite. Between them they tell the story of the life of Christine Guthrie but what makes them special is their depiction of the lives of ordinary people in the area. Lewis Grassic Gibbon was a pen name taken by the writer whose real name was James Leslie Mitchell. "Quair" is a Scots word that can mean either a book or a quire of paper (24 sheets).

20. BRAINTEASERS (Wordwise): Say what city you see. BUREDGH

From Quiz Scotland, by Category

Answer: Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. I had two very happy holidays there as a child, spoiled only by my father getting vertigo and being bedridden after climbing the Scott Monument.

21. What is the unofficial national anthem of Scotland?

From Quiz A Few Questions About Scotland

Answer: Flower of Scotland

Although unofficial, the song is sung at most sporting occasions. It commemorates the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. It was there that Robert the Bruce defeated the army of King Edward II of England.

22. What was the third largest city in Scotland in terms of population according to the 2011 census?

From Quiz Scottish City Slickers

Answer: Aberdeen

With a 2011 population of 220,420, Aberdeen came behind Glasgow at 598,830 and Edinburgh at 495,360. Dundee was in forth place with a population of 145,570 in 2011.

23. The patron saint of Scotland is Saint Andrew. On which day is his feast day celebrated?

From Quiz High Road, Low Road

Answer: 30th November

Andrew, the apostle and brother of Saint Peter, has been the patron saint of Scotland since the middle of the tenth century. According to legend, his relics were brought to the town of St. Andrews, although the town is probably better known as being the home of golf. Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania and Russia. 1 March is Saint David's Day, 17th March is Saint Patrick's Day and 23rd April is Saint George's Day. These are the patron saints of Wales, Ireland and England respectively.

24. Which castle is pictured on a Royal Bank of Scotland twenty pound note?

From Quiz Scottish Variety

Answer: Brodick Castle

Brodick Castle is situated on the beautiful Island of Arran. Dunvegan Castle is on the Isle of Skye, and the other choices speak for themselves.

25. A famous Edinburgh institution, what is Jenners?

From Quiz Edinburgh: Behind the Tourist Trails

Answer: Edinburgh's most famous department store

Charles Jenner and Charles Kennington were dismissed from their employment as drapers in Leith Walk for taking a day off to go to Musselburgh races. In 1838 they opened a shop at 47 Princes Street which turned into Jenners, the best known and most prestigious of Edinburgh's shops. In 2005 Jenners, by then the oldest independent department store in the world, had been purchased by House of Fraser, ending 167 years of family-run business.

26. "The Broons" is a comic strip beloved of generation after generation of Scots. In which Scottish city did it originate?

From Quiz Uniquely Scotland

Answer: Dundee

"The Broons" and "Oor Wullie" have been regular features in The Sunday Post newspaper since the 1930s when they were drawn by Dudley D. Watkins. The newspaper's publishers are DC Thompson of Dundee.

27. Which Scot is considered the father of modern economics?

From Quiz Bonnie Scotland Part 2

Answer: Adam Smith

Adam Smith ((1723-1790) was a political economist, the first to establish this as a separate science. His book "The Wealth of Nations" was published in 1776.

28. How old was Mary Queen of Scots when she became queen?

From Quiz Bonnie Scotland Part 1

Answer: six days

Mary Stuart became Queen at only six days old when her father James V died. Her mother Mary of Guise ruled as regent. Mary had an eventful life and was beheaded on the orders of her cousin Elizabeth of England. The Stuart dynasty began with the marriage of David II to Marjorie daughter of Robert I (The Bruce).

29. Where would you find the Royal & Ancient Club?

From Quiz It's Very Scottish

Answer: St. Andrews

The club's origin lie in the creation of the Society of St. Andrews Golfers by 22 noblemen and gentlemen of Fife in 1754. In 1834 King William IV conferred his patronage on the Society of St. Andrews Golfers given them the title of the Royal & Ancient Club.

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