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Station Mastermind Trivia Quiz


The answers in this quiz are all stations on the London rail network - just match them with the correct descriptions, which require a smattering of general knowledge (that might be biased towards Britons).

A matching quiz by eburge. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
eburge
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
386,544
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
1786
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
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(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. A fictional bear hailing from darkest Peru in a series of books by Michael Bond  
  Grange Hill
2. A 1978 song by Gerry Rafferty, known for its catchy saxophone sounds  
  Victoria
3. A British car manufacturer whose various models include the Corsa, Astra and Zafira  
  Vauxhall
4. A name shared by a state of Australia, the capital city of the Seychelles, and one of the African Great Lakes  
  Poplar
5. A yellow property on the UK Monopoly board  
  Baker Street
6. A British children's television series which aired between 1978 and 2008  
  Paddington
7. One of the many games on the BBC Radio 4 panel show "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue"  
  Leicester Square
8. A Beatles album and name of a recording studio  
  Seven Sisters
9. The common name for several trees of the genus Populus  
  Abbey Road
10. A series of chalk cliffs on the coast of East Sussex  
  Mornington Crescent





Select each answer

1. A fictional bear hailing from darkest Peru in a series of books by Michael Bond
2. A 1978 song by Gerry Rafferty, known for its catchy saxophone sounds
3. A British car manufacturer whose various models include the Corsa, Astra and Zafira
4. A name shared by a state of Australia, the capital city of the Seychelles, and one of the African Great Lakes
5. A yellow property on the UK Monopoly board
6. A British children's television series which aired between 1978 and 2008
7. One of the many games on the BBC Radio 4 panel show "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue"
8. A Beatles album and name of a recording studio
9. The common name for several trees of the genus Populus
10. A series of chalk cliffs on the coast of East Sussex

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A fictional bear hailing from darkest Peru in a series of books by Michael Bond

Answer: Paddington

Michael Bond's children's books featuring the kind-hearted, marmalade-loving Paddington Bear have enthralled young readers since the first publication in 1958. The titular bear is named after Paddington station in London, where he was found (having travelled all the way from Peru) and taken in by the Brown family. The books have spawned a number of additional media, including a live action (with CGI Paddington) in 2014.

Paddington is a National Rail terminal and also located on the Bakerloo, Circle, District, and Hammersmith & City lines.
2. A 1978 song by Gerry Rafferty, known for its catchy saxophone sounds

Answer: Baker Street

Gerry Rafferty (1947-2011) was a Scottish singer-songwriter who was a member of the band Stealers Wheel and a solo performer. Stealers Wheel had a 1973 top ten hit (in several countries) with "Stuck in the Middle with You", which was later disturbingly featured in Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs". As a solo singer, Rafferty had a number of hit songs but he was best known for "Baker Street", a 1978 soft jazz-rock song with a distinctive saxophone riff. The song was a top ten hit in many countries, hitting number one in Canada, Australia, and the U.S.

Baker Street is an Underground station on the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, and Metropolitan lines.
3. A British car manufacturer whose various models include the Corsa, Astra and Zafira

Answer: Vauxhall

Vauxhall Motors is amongst the oldest of the UK's car manufacturers, having been established in the mid-nineteenth century, originally making engines for marine vessels. General Motors acquired Vauxhall in 1925; this is why other manufacturers also under the GM umbrella have similarly named or designed cars (for example, Holden in Australia and Buick in the USA).

Vauxhall is located on the Victoria line on the London Underground and is also a National Rail interchange.
4. A name shared by a state of Australia, the capital city of the Seychelles, and one of the African Great Lakes

Answer: Victoria

In terms of area, Victoria is the second smallest of the six states of Australia (and third smallest overall if the two contiguous territories are also included in the mix). Despite this, its capital city, Melbourne, is just behind Sydney when talking about population.

Lake Victoria is the largest of the Great Lakes of Africa, taking its name from Queen Victoria of the UK. Amongst these lakes is the "husband" to Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, named for the prince consort.

The Seychelles is an African island nation in the Indian Ocean. Over one hundred islands make up this archipelago and Mahe, its largest, houses Victoria, the capital city.

Victoria is a National Rail terminal and an Underground station on the Circle, District, and (eponymous) Victoria lines.
5. A yellow property on the UK Monopoly board

Answer: Leicester Square

Along with Piccadilly and Coventry Street, Leicester Square is part of the yellow group of properties just before the dreaded Go to Jail square. An initial purchase of Leicester Square costs 260, while the basic level of rent will earn you 22 for each opponent landing on it.

Other squares on the UK Monopoly board with matching real-life train stations include King's Cross Station, Marylebone Station, Bond Street, and Liverpool Street Station. Fenchurch Street Station, while it is still a station in London, is a terminus on a National Rail line operated by c2c. The official Tube map shows Fenchurch Street as accessible from Tower Hill station (on the Circle and District lines) but it is not directly connected.

Leicester Square is an Underground station on the Northern and Piccadilly lines.
6. A British children's television series which aired between 1978 and 2008

Answer: Grange Hill

"Grange Hill" was one of the BBC's longest-running children's programmes and centred around the fictional titular school and the students (and, later, also teachers) within. Despite being aimed at young people, it was classed as a drama, and many storylines, particularly in later years, focused more on issues affecting or that may affect young people. "Grange Hill" came to an end in 2008, after 31 series.

Grange Hill is a Central line station on the London Underground.
7. One of the many games on the BBC Radio 4 panel show "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue"

Answer: Mornington Crescent

Mornington Crescent is perhaps the most unusual of the games featured on Radio 4's "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue". In essence, there are no rules to Mornington Crescent - panellists each name various stations or places in London until someone says "Mornington Crescent". The humour derives from the panellists making up their own rules, so it's not out of the question to suggest that this game is the most improvisational of all the games on "ISIHAC".

Mornington Crescent is an Underground station on the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line.
8. A Beatles album and name of a recording studio

Answer: Abbey Road

Released in September 1969, "Abbey Road" was the last studio album the Beatles recorded as a group. "Let it Be" was the last album the band released (in 1970), and which album was truly the Beatles' last album has been a long-term topic of debate. Some sources point out that all four Beatles contributed to "Let it Be" after "Abbey Road" came out even though most of "Let it Be" was recorded before "Abbey Road". Well the debate can continue, but "Abbey Road" was a successful end for the band. Named for the recording studio in which it was produced, the album hit number one in the U.K., the U.S., Australia, Canada, Sweden, Spain, etc. and contained several classic Beatles songs including "Something", "Come Together", "Here Comes the Sun", and "Octopus's Garden". Although the album initially received mixed reviews, it is now often listed as one of the best Beatles albums.

Abbey Road is a station in East London on the DLR (Docklands Light Railway), but is completely different from the Beatles' Abbey Road - the closest station on the network to this is St John's Wood on the Jubilee line.
9. The common name for several trees of the genus Populus

Answer: Poplar

Many species of poplar and aspen are part of the Populus genus. Common varieties include the white poplar (Populus alba) and black popular (Populus nigra), common in Europe and parts of northern Africa and western Asia. The poplar is a deciduous tree, and is commonly used in pulping and the production of paper.

Poplar is a station on the DLR (Docklands Light Railway).
10. A series of chalk cliffs on the coast of East Sussex

Answer: Seven Sisters

Oft confused with the more internationally-known White Cliffs of Dover located further along the coast in Kent, the Seven Sisters are a range of "hills" on the coast of East Sussex. They are considered part of the South Downs, a chalk range which stretches from Hampshire in the west, across West Sussex and into East Sussex. In more recent times (geologically speaking), erosion from the waters of the English Channel has caused an eighth "hill" to appear on the Seven Sisters. This continuous erosion may, eventually, cause the cliffs to gain or lose hills, though this is unlikely to affect the name.

Seven Sisters is on the London Overground and is also a Victoria line station on the London Underground.
Source: Author eburge

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