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Quiz about The Broons  Scotlands Favourite Family
Quiz about The Broons  Scotlands Favourite Family

"The Broons" - Scotland's Favourite Family Quiz


"The Broons" are a large, happy, Scottish family, whose hilarious antics have featured in newspaper comic strips and annuals for many years. This quiz introduces the various family members and their creators.

A multiple-choice quiz by picqero. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
picqero
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
257,213
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
12 / 15
Plays
754
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: pennie1478 (4/15), Guest 82 (14/15), Guest 46 (14/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. How many family members of "The Broons" have featured in the comic strip series? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. I'm easily the tallest member of "The Broons" family, so who am I? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. The youngest member of 'The Broons" family is 'the bairn'. What is her real name? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. I'm the only family member who doesn't live with the rest of "The Broons" at their flat in Glebe Street. Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. Who is the glamorous and fashion conscious daughter in "The Broons" family? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. The matriarch of "The Broons" family is usually referred to as Maw Broon, but what is her first name? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. Two of "The Broons" family members are twins. What are their genders? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. I'm the oldest member of "The Broons" family still attending school? Recently I acquired a mobile phone and a computer, things unheard of in the earliest episodes. Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. I'm the 'hunk' of "The Broons" family, and often seen with my taller brother. Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Two of "The Broons" family daughters, though still living at home, are adults. One is blonde haired and glamorous, the other being somewhat overweight and frumpy. Which sister is the frumpy one? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. Paw Broon is the male head of "The Broons" household. Which other Broons family member does he most resemble? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. Another comic strip character has made occasional appearances in "The Broons", and some of "The Broons" characters have featured in his own comic strip adventures. Who is this related character? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. Who created "The Broons" comic strip characters? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. Who was the original artist who, for many years, drew and illustrated the comic strip adventures of "The Broons"? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. In which newspaper did "The Broons" family make their first appearance, then go on to become a regular feature for many years afterwards? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. How many family members of "The Broons" have featured in the comic strip series?

Answer: eleven

Ten of "The Broons" live at the flat in Glebe Street, but Granpaw Broon has his own house nearby. Those living at Glebe Street are Paw, Maw, Joe, Hen, Daphne, Maggie, Horace, the twins, and the bairn. 'Broon' is the Scottish colloquial name for Brown, but they are never referred to as "The Browns".

The location of Glebe Street wasn't revealed until the 1990s, when it was identified in various sketches as being in the fictional town of Auchenshoogle.
2. I'm easily the tallest member of "The Broons" family, so who am I?

Answer: Hen Broon

Hen Broon, unlike his athletic brother Joe, is tall and lanky. He's not very stylish, and often wears a rather old fashioned double breasted suit. Hen and Joe get on well, and often go out together. 'Hen' is short for Henry, just as 'Joe' is short for Joseph, but he is rarely called anything other than 'Hen' in the books or comic strips.

There was a sketch where Hen had been painting the surgery ceiling for the local doctor, and left his overalls behind. The doctor, a lady called Dr. Love, called round with them, and said "Hello, I'm Doctor Love. Is Henry in".
3. The youngest member of 'The Broons" family is 'the bairn'. What is her real name?

Answer: It's never revealed

She's always referred to simply as 'the bairn', and like all "The Broons" characters, never grows up. Sometimes she can be quite mature in the way she speaks, and will often reprimand other family members if she feels indignant.
4. I'm the only family member who doesn't live with the rest of "The Broons" at their flat in Glebe Street.

Answer: Granpaw Broon

Granpaw Broon has his own house, which isn't far from Glebe Street as he often walks round to visit them. Granpaw Broon didn't appear in the earliest years of "The Broons", but he was certainly there in 1939, when he spent a day at the seaside with the family, (Sunday Post, 7th May 1939).
5. Who is the glamorous and fashion conscious daughter in "The Broons" family?

Answer: Maggie Broon

There are three daughters in "The Broons" family, namely Maggie, Daphne, and the bairn. Maggie is stylish and beautiful, and often seen going out with good looking, well off men. She and her sister Daphne get on well most of the time, and often go out together. In a poll, carried out in 2005, Maggie Broon was voted 'No. 1 sexiest Scot'.
6. The matriarch of "The Broons" family is usually referred to as Maw Broon, but what is her first name?

Answer: Maggie

Maw Broon's name is rarely mentioned, but in an early edition of "The Broons", she is called Maggie by her brother who asks her to lend him his taxi fare. She is also named as Maggie in 'Maw Broon's Cookbook', which was published in 2007.
7. Two of "The Broons" family members are twins. What are their genders?

Answer: Both are boys

Apart from the bairn, the twins are the youngest members of the family. They are invariably cheerful, and have identical features and clothes. They are rarely seen apart, and are often up to mischief or even fighting. Their names aren't given, though some Internet sources claim that one of them is called Eck, but the wording of these claims is almost identical and no episode reference is ever given. Scotland's national newspaper, The Scotsman, in a 70th anniversary tribute to "The Broons" dated 30th December 2005, referred to them as "the never-named twins".
8. I'm the oldest member of "The Broons" family still attending school? Recently I acquired a mobile phone and a computer, things unheard of in the earliest episodes.

Answer: Horace Broon

Horace is the nerd of the family, ever studious and often trying to concentrate on his homework amid the family chaos around him. The 2006 edition of the Broons Annual, has a sketch in which Horace is mistaken for Harry Potter.
9. I'm the 'hunk' of "The Broons" family, and often seen with my taller brother.

Answer: Joe Broon

Joe is "The Broons" pin-up man, stylish, muscular and handsome. He's had a succession of beautiful girlfriends, but never become serious with any. He gets on well with his brother Hen, and they're often out together.
10. Two of "The Broons" family daughters, though still living at home, are adults. One is blonde haired and glamorous, the other being somewhat overweight and frumpy. Which sister is the frumpy one?

Answer: Daphne Broon

Daphne is overweight, and somewhat lacking in fashion sense. She often tries to diet, but to no effect as she enjoys her food too much. She has a strange taste in hats, and often buys unusual creations, much to the amusement of other family members. Despite their considerable difference in both physical appearance and dress style, the two older sisters get on well and frequently go out together, occasionally getting their respective dates mixed up.

In one amusing episode both Daphne and Hen have blind dates, only to find they are dating each other!
11. Paw Broon is the male head of "The Broons" household. Which other Broons family member does he most resemble?

Answer: Granpaw Broon

Paw Broon and his father, Granpaw Broon, have similar build, features, and style of dress. The main difference is Granpaw Broon has a full beard, but Paw Broon only has a moustache. In one rare sketch, Granpaw Broon shaves off his beard and dyes his hair.

He and Paw Broon then fool the family into believing that Granpaw is Paw's long lost twin brother. Only the bairn is able to recognise this new uncle is really her beloved Granpaw! Paw Broon's character is said to based on the editor of the publishing company where "The Broons" creator, Robert Duncan Low, was employed.
12. Another comic strip character has made occasional appearances in "The Broons", and some of "The Broons" characters have featured in his own comic strip adventures. Who is this related character?

Answer: Oor Wullie

"The Broons" and Oor Wullie are both Sunday Post cartoon strips, and both are set in Scotland. The characters live in the same area, and occasionally feature in one another's comic strip adventures. In one sketch, Wullie calls Paw Broon 'uncle', so they may be related. The Oor Wullie and "The Broons" annuals are published in alternative years.
13. Who created "The Broons" comic strip characters?

Answer: Robert Duncan Low

Robert Duncan Low headed the children's publications department of publisher D.C. Thomson, and was the driver behind various long running comics including the classics Dandy and Beano. His mother's maiden name was Brown, and it may be that he based some of "The Broons" characters on her and other members of his own family. His parents bore a strong resemblance to Maw and Paw Broon, and his sister had the good looks of the beautiful Maggie Broon.
Note: information obtained from http://www.thatsbraw.co.uk, where you can find more information about R.D. Low and his comic creations.
14. Who was the original artist who, for many years, drew and illustrated the comic strip adventures of "The Broons"?

Answer: D.D. Watkins

Dudley Dexter Watkins, was born in 1907, and died in 1969. He became one of the best known comic strip illustrators of all time, working on "The Broons", Oor Wullie, Beano, Dandy, and many other comic strip classics. For years after his death, his works of Oor Wullie and "The Broons", continued to be republished.

There is an excellent article on the works of D.D. Watkins, complete with illustrations, at http://www.thatsbraw.co.uk. E.H. Shepard, by the way, was the illustrator of the Winnie the Pooh books, written by A.A. Milne.
15. In which newspaper did "The Broons" family make their first appearance, then go on to become a regular feature for many years afterwards?

Answer: Sunday Post

"The Broons" first appeared in a comic supplement of the weekly newspaper, Sunday Post, in March 1936. The family were a regular feature, and celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2006. To mark their 70th anniversary a documentary, narrated by Ewan MacGregor, was broadcast on New Years Eve, 2005.
Source: Author picqero

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