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Quiz about KingstonuponHull  City Called Hull
Quiz about KingstonuponHull  City Called Hull

Kingston-upon-Hull - City Called Hull Quiz


Test your knowledge of Hull, a city in north-east England also known as Kingston-upon-Hull.

A multiple-choice quiz by Kenners158. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Kenners158
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
327,377
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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444
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which king acquired the town for its strategic position, later giving it a royal charter and its full name Kingston-upon-Hull? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of these Hull shopping centres is located on the outskirts of the city? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What do people in Hull call their deep-fried, sage and onion, potato-based cakes which are usually eaten with fish and chips? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What is the nickname of Hull City Association Football Club? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Between 1974 and 2001, what was the vehicle registration plate area code for Hull? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is the name of the main river of which the River Hull is a tributary? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. On a list, from largest to smallest, of city populations in the United Kingdom, where do you think Hull would be? (Figures taken from the 2001 census). Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What is the emblem for the city of Hull? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which is the nearest horse racecourse to Hull? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What is the name of Hull's railway station? Hint



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1. Which king acquired the town for its strategic position, later giving it a royal charter and its full name Kingston-upon-Hull?

Answer: Edward I

King Edward I was fighting a war against the Scots and needed a strategic position for dispatching troops and goods, for defense, and for ship building. Hull was ideal so in the year 1293, Edward I acquired the town from the monks of Meaux Abbey. In 1299, he gave it a royal charter and the full name Kingston-upon-Hull.

The original settlers called it Hull, after the name of the river as do the people of Hull today. The monks had called it Wyke-upon-Hull, named after John Wyke, Archbishop of York.
2. Which of these Hull shopping centres is located on the outskirts of the city?

Answer: North Point

North Point Shopping Centre is a newer name for what the locals still call Bransholme Centre. Bransholme is one of Britain's largest council estates, built in the late 60s and early 70s, and is located in the north east of Hull. St Stephens is the newest shopping centre and, like Princes Quay and Prospect Centre, is in the centre of Hull. Locals call this area of Hull "town", for example they might say, "I'm just going to town to look round the shops", or "I'm catching a bus into town".
3. What do people in Hull call their deep-fried, sage and onion, potato-based cakes which are usually eaten with fish and chips?

Answer: Patties

The pattie originated in Hull. It is a flat cake with a potato, sage and onion recipe, battered and deep-fried. It is popularly eaten with fish and chips, or with just chips, or in a bread cake which the locals call a patty butty. Some Hull people don't pronounce their letter "t" and call it a pa'y bu'y.
4. What is the nickname of Hull City Association Football Club?

Answer: The Tigers

Hull City is a soccer (association football) team that was founded in 1904. Their traditional kit has been mainly amber and black stripes which is why they are nicknamed "The Tigers". The Tigers played in the top division (now called the Premier division)from 2008 to 2010 for the first time in their history. Hull Vikings is a motorcycle speedway team. Hull KR and Hull FC are both rugby league teams.
5. Between 1974 and 2001, what was the vehicle registration plate area code for Hull?

Answer: KH

From 1974 until August 2001, every vehicle registration office in the UK was issued with its own "Prime Index" letters. These were two of the three letters shown on the license plate (number plate). KH was Hull; HL was Sheffield; HU was Bristol and UL was London Central. Since September 2001, the nearest registration office to Hull is in Beverley and it uses the codes YV, YW, YX and YY.
6. What is the name of the main river of which the River Hull is a tributary?

Answer: Humber

The River Humber starts at the juncture of the River Trent and the River Ouse. The Rivers Hull, Ancholme and Derwent are the other tributaries along with the canal systems which run into the Humber. It meets with the North Sea at the Humber Estuary.

It is the largest source of fresh water from Britain into the North Sea. A single span suspension bridge across the Humber was opened in 1981.
7. On a list, from largest to smallest, of city populations in the United Kingdom, where do you think Hull would be? (Figures taken from the 2001 census).

Answer: 12

In the 2001 census, Hull had a population of 301,416 which was 12th in the UK list, and 10th in the England list, of urban sub-areas. The others were 1st-London; 2nd-Birmingham; 3rd-Glasgow; 4th-Liverpool; 5th-Leeds; 6th-Sheffield; 7th-Edinburgh; 8th-Bristol; 9th-Manchester (City & Metropolitan borough, not Greater Manchester Urban Area); 10th-Leicester; 11th-Coventry; then 12th-Hull.
8. What is the emblem for the city of Hull?

Answer: Three Crowns

Hull's emblem, the Kingston Upon Hull Arms, shows three gold crowns placed vertically on a blue background. It is not known where the arms originated, but there are a number of theories. It is possible that the arms go back to the time of Edward I because all merchant ships at that time were expected to display a flag of their home ports.

The three crowns was shown on the Hull flag. The cog emblem with a lower case "hull" replaced the "three crowns" in the year 2000, but in 2007 the original emblem was restored due to the unpopularity and irrelevance to the city of the cog symbol.
9. Which is the nearest horse racecourse to Hull?

Answer: Beverley

Beverley racecourse is on an area of land called Beverley Westwood. Although horse racing started here in 1690, the course as we know it today, on Hurn Pasture, was first used, and the first grandstand constructed, between 1765 and 1767. It has been used for flat racing only and is known as "the friendly course". From 1888 until 1909, there was a racecourse nearer to Hull at Hedon and which was called Hedon racecourse.

It was bought by Hull City Council, and from 1929 until the late 40s,it was used as a municipal airfield.

The nearby railway station called Hedon Halt was closed in 1948.
10. What is the name of Hull's railway station?

Answer: Hull Paragon

The original station at Manor House Street was replaced by "Hull Paragon Street Station" in 1848, officially opened in 1851. Its name was changed to "Hull Paragon" in 1854. Since the conversion of the station into a transport interchange with buses and taxis, in 2007, and its official opening in 2009, the official name of the station was changed to "Hull Paragon Interchange".
Source: Author Kenners158

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