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Quiz about A Journey Around Yorkshire
Quiz about A Journey Around Yorkshire

A Journey Around Yorkshire Trivia Quiz


"God's own country" or, to me, "the people over the hill". Land of cricket and puddings - Yorkshire.

A multiple-choice quiz by colpeakbagger. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
338,762
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
907
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 120 (6/10), Guest 209 (9/10), Bluebottle2 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Besides York, which of these towns has a minster? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which Yorkshire geographical feature has been the subject of a sonnet by Wordsworth and paintings by JMW Turner and James Ward? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. King Harold had to famously fight a battle at Stamford Bridge against Viking invaders immediately prior to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The invaders had, however, already fought one battle against local opposition near which Yorkshire village? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The coastal town of Whitby has a ruined abbey on the cliffs above it. What important decision was taken here in 664CE? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. White Scar Caves are a series of showcaves under which Yorkshire fell? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is 440 yards long, was finished in 1874 and cost the lives of over 100 people to build? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Shambles is the name for a landmark street in York - what does the term Shambles refer to? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Where in Yorkshire was the world's first official football (soccer to some of us) team formed? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which of these towns, where Anne Brontė died in 1849, was bombarded by the Germans in the first world war? "Remember me to one who lives there, He once was a true love of mine". Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The town motto "Arx celebris fontibus", which means "a citadel famous for its springs", belongs to which Yorkshire town? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Besides York, which of these towns has a minster?

Answer: Beverley

Beverley Minster is the largest parish church in England. Originally it was a collegiate church, however, after the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII it was not chosen as a bishop's seat so became a parish church. Beverley itself is the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire and is home to the oldest grammar school in the country, as well as a racecourse.
2. Which Yorkshire geographical feature has been the subject of a sonnet by Wordsworth and paintings by JMW Turner and James Ward?

Answer: Gordale Scar

Gordale Scar is a ravine through limestone cliffs. It contains two waterfalls and, conditions permitting, a public right-of-way which permits walkers to climb up through it. There is also a dramatic and beautiful campsite on the approach which I can recommend.
3. King Harold had to famously fight a battle at Stamford Bridge against Viking invaders immediately prior to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The invaders had, however, already fought one battle against local opposition near which Yorkshire village?

Answer: Fulford

The King of Norway, Harald Hardrada, invaded Britain with the help of his English ally Tostig Godwinson in early September 1066 to try to claim the crown from King Harold. The invasion fleet sailed up the River Ouse and was met with its first resistance near the village of Fulford when local Earls Edwin and Morcar were defeated in battle.

The invasion was eventually stopped five days later at Stamford Bridge with the death in battle of both Harald Hardrada and Tostig Godwinson.
4. The coastal town of Whitby has a ruined abbey on the cliffs above it. What important decision was taken here in 664CE?

Answer: That British Christian customs would follow Rome

Up until this date there were two forms of Christianity in Britain, Roman or Ionian (Celtic). After the Synod of Whitby, it was agreed that Britain should follow the Roman customs which would mean a standardised view on the date of Easter and whether monks would have tonsures or not.
5. White Scar Caves are a series of showcaves under which Yorkshire fell?

Answer: Ingleborough

Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent are the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Together, they form a challenge to walkers and fell runners who attempt to climb all three in 12 hours. This involves around 25 miles of walking with a total ascent of 5,249 feet and is usually done to raise money for charity.
6. What is 440 yards long, was finished in 1874 and cost the lives of over 100 people to build?

Answer: Ribblehead Viaduct

The Ribblehead Viaduct is one of the great icons of the British railway system. Built to carry the Settle to Carlisle line it is in some of the most beautiful scenery in England. The viaduct is so exposed and windswept that in 1964 several brand new cars that were being carried by freight train across it blew off and landed at the base of the bridge.

The other answer choices are also viaducts in the United Kingdom.
7. The Shambles is the name for a landmark street in York - what does the term Shambles refer to?

Answer: A meat market

The Shambles was originally a street of butchers, although they are now long gone. Many of the modern day shops still have meat hooks hanging outside in recognition of their heritage. The street itself dates from the 14th century and the old wooden framed buildings overhang the pavements.

The shrine of St Margaret Clitherow is on the street, she was martyred by being crushed to death after failing to plead to the charge of harbouring Catholic priests in 1586.
8. Where in Yorkshire was the world's first official football (soccer to some of us) team formed?

Answer: Sheffield

Sheffield FC was formed in 1857 by a group of cricketers who wanted a way to keep fit during the winter. The second official club (formed in 1860) also came from Sheffield and were called Hallam FC. Seven years later in 1867 Sheffield Wednesday FC were formed; so-called due to the fact they too were formed by cricketers called The Wednesday Cricket Club (named after the day of the week on which they played).
9. Which of these towns, where Anne Brontė died in 1849, was bombarded by the Germans in the first world war? "Remember me to one who lives there, He once was a true love of mine".

Answer: Scarborough

Scarborough is an ancient settlement on the North Sea coast. It was bombarded by German warships in WWI. Most people will recognise the song "Scarborough Fair" which has been recorded by, amongst others, Simon and Garfunkel.
10. The town motto "Arx celebris fontibus", which means "a citadel famous for its springs", belongs to which Yorkshire town?

Answer: Harrogate

Harrogate was a famous spa town during the Georgian Era and became very wealthy due to its tourist trade who came to take the waters. In later years it became a centre for conferences and exhibitions and hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1982.
Source: Author colpeakbagger

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