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Quiz about Glasgow The Dear Green Place
Quiz about Glasgow The Dear Green Place

Glasgow, The Dear Green Place Trivia Quiz


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"

A multiple-choice quiz by Senga2. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Senga2
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
289,327
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1780
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 86 (7/10), Guest 2 (9/10), DizWiz (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The name Glasgow translates approximately into Gaelic as the green place. Why is this? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which is the principal river of Glasgow? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Glasgow houses the largest collection of Impressionist art outside of Paris. In which museum is this? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The city is home to several universities and colleges. Which of these is the oldest? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who is the patron saint of Glasgow? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. We can't have a quiz about Glasgow without asking about its two best known football teams, Rangers and Celtic. Where do these teams play their home matches? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Templeton Business Centre stands on Glasgow Green. Although it is now given over to business offices, it was originally a factory producing which household product? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Glasgow's subway system is the third oldest in the western world (after London and Budapest). It opened in 1896 and serves the centre and parts of the south and west of the city. It is usually known by its nickname. Which is? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. There have been many famous battles fought on Scottish soil. Which one was fought in Glasgow in 1568? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Glasgow School was a group of about twelve artists who worked during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They often worked and exhibited together. Which of the following was NOT a member of this group Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The name Glasgow translates approximately into Gaelic as the green place. Why is this?

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.
2. Which is the principal river of Glasgow?

Answer: The Clyde

The River Clyde is the third longest river in Scotland and rises in Leadhills in Lanarkshire and flows for 106 miles till it reaches the sea as the Firth of Clyde at Ayr. At one time it was a great shipbuilding area but now largely has become residential.

It used to be very popular for people to take day trips "doon the watter" on paddle steamers and families would look forward to this at the main holiday time of the Glasgow Fair in July. The Tay (Scotland's longest river) flows through Perth and Dundee; the Forth through Edinburgh and the Ness through Inverness.
3. Glasgow houses the largest collection of Impressionist art outside of Paris. In which museum is this?

Answer: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

As well as the superb collection of Impressionist paintings, Kelvingrove is also home to art by Charles Rennie MacIntosh, Salvador Dali and the Glasgow Colourists. The Hunterian is in Glasgow University and was founded by William Hunter. The St Mungo is next to Glasgow Cathedral and has exhibits depicting the varied religious life of the city.

The People's Palace in Glasgow Green tells the story of the people and places of the city from 1750 to the present day.
4. The city is home to several universities and colleges. Which of these is the oldest?

Answer: Glasgow

Glasgow University dates from 1451 and was originally sited at the Cathedral then High Street, before moving to its current home on Gilmorehill in the West End in 1870. Its motto is Via, Veritas, Vita (the way, the truth, the life). Among some of its most famous graduates are Adam Smith, John Logie Baird, AJ Cronin, John Boyd Orr and RD Laing.
5. Who is the patron saint of Glasgow?

Answer: St Mungo

St Mungo is also known as St Kentigern, his mother was St Enoch. St Mungo was a missionary who is believed to have founded the city of Glasgow. His feast day is 1st July and he was born in Culross in Fife. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and St Columba spread Christianity throughout Scotland.
6. We can't have a quiz about Glasgow without asking about its two best known football teams, Rangers and Celtic. Where do these teams play their home matches?

Answer: Ibrox and Parkhead

Rangers play at Ibrox and Celtic play at Parkhead. Firhill is home to Partick Thistle; Dens Park to Dundee; Rugby Park to Kilmarnock; Cappielow to Greenock Morton; Pittodrie to Aberdeen and Hampden to Queen's Park. Hampden is also the stadium for the Scottish national team.
7. The Templeton Business Centre stands on Glasgow Green. Although it is now given over to business offices, it was originally a factory producing which household product?

Answer: Carpets

This well-known building was once home to Templeton's Carpets. It is a very unusual edifice as it was built as a replica of the Doge's Palace in Venice in 1889 to a design by William Lieper. It collapsed during construction as it had to be erected to a great height to accommodate the carpet making machinery. The design was modified and it was rebuilt.
8. Glasgow's subway system is the third oldest in the western world (after London and Budapest). It opened in 1896 and serves the centre and parts of the south and west of the city. It is usually known by its nickname. Which is?

Answer: Clockwork Orange

When the underground was updated in the 1970s, most of the carriages were painted bright orange. It soon acquired its title from the film and book of the same name. The subway is a quick and cheap way to get around parts of Glasgow. Although there has been discussion of expanding the network, it is unlikely to happen in the near future as the underground rock is extremely hard and would make any planned expansion prohibitively expensive.
9. There have been many famous battles fought on Scottish soil. Which one was fought in Glasgow in 1568?

Answer: Langside

The battle of Langside took place in Glasgow's southside where Mary, Queen of Scots was defeated by the army of Regent Moray. There is a monument on the site of the battle near Queen's Park. Culloden was fought in 1746; Killiecrankie in 1689 and Glencoe in 1692
10. The Glasgow School was a group of about twelve artists who worked during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They often worked and exhibited together. Which of the following was NOT a member of this group

Answer: Charles Rennie MacIntosh

Charles Rennie MacIntosh is perhaps the best known of Glasgow artists but belonged to the Glasgow Four. The Glasgow School artists painted very realistic, colourful and natural canvasses. Among the other members were James Stuart Park, William Kennedy and Alexander Roche

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