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Quiz about Newcastle  Party city and more
Quiz about Newcastle  Party city and more

Newcastle - Party city and more! Quiz


Newcastle upon Tyne was once known only for coal, shipbuilding and heavy engineering. Now thousands of tourists visit the city each year, attracted by its lively nightlife, great shops, brilliant football team and, of course, its friendly people.

A multiple-choice quiz by jonrob. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
jonrob
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
121,159
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1475
Last 3 plays: Guest 120 (5/10), Guest 90 (10/10), Guest 92 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What name is given to people who were born in Newcastle? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Until it changed in 2011 due to sponsorship, what was the name of Newcastle United Football Club's home stadium? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What is the name of the main indoor shopping mall in Newcastle city centre? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. How many bridges span the River Tyne linking Newcastle to Gateshead to the south? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Newcastle's protestant Cathedral Church is named after which saint? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Newcastle has an official "Sister City" relationship with which USA city? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the name of the railway system that partly runs beneath the streets of Newcastle? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of the following Metro Stations is also Newcastle's main line railway station? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. To whom is the 135 feet high monument, which stands in the heart of the city centre, dedicated? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Into which body of water does the River Tyne flow? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What name is given to people who were born in Newcastle?

Answer: Geordies

Mackems is a somewhat derogatory term given to supporters of Sunderland Football Club (they prefer to be called "Black Cats"!), Cockneys are from London and Magpies is the nickname of Newcastle United Football Club. The posh name for residents of Newcastle is "Novocastrians".
2. Until it changed in 2011 due to sponsorship, what was the name of Newcastle United Football Club's home stadium?

Answer: St James' Park

The Riverside Stadium is the home of Middlesbrough Football Club and the Stadium of Light that of Sunderland Football Club, both also in the North East of England. Brough Park is a Greyhound and Speedway track located in the east end of Newcastle.

Known as St James' Park since 1880, the arena is now called Sports Direct Arena. Newcastle United F.C. has used the stadium as a home base since 1892.
3. What is the name of the main indoor shopping mall in Newcastle city centre?

Answer: Eldon Square Shopping Centre

The Metro Centre is actually in Gateshead, just across the river. The Galleries are in Washington (Tyne & Wear, not USA!) and Northumberland Street is a fine shopping street in Newcastle but is not, of course, indoors!
4. How many bridges span the River Tyne linking Newcastle to Gateshead to the south?

Answer: Seven

From west to east they are; The Redheugh Bridge, King Edward V11 Bridge, Queen Elizabeth 11 Bridge, The High Level Bridge, The Swing Bridge, The Tyne Bridge and The Gateshead Millennium Bridge, opened in September 2001. The Tyne Bridge is probably the most famous, being the best known feature of Tyneside.It was opened in 1929 and was the model for the much larger Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia which was built by the same engineers, Dorman Long of Middlesbrough.
5. Newcastle's protestant Cathedral Church is named after which saint?

Answer: St Nicholas

Built in the fifteenth century it became the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas in 1882. It is located on the corner of Mosley Street and St Nicholas Street.
6. Newcastle has an official "Sister City" relationship with which USA city?

Answer: Atlanta

Newcastle and Atlanta's friendship dates back to 1967 when Dr. Martin Luther King received an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from Newcastle University, the only British University to have recognized him in this way. In 1977 President Carter brought the Friendship Force on their first international visit to Newcastle.

The official Sister City relationship was declared the same year by both city councils.
7. What is the name of the railway system that partly runs beneath the streets of Newcastle?

Answer: Metro

Not only are there many stations within the city centre and suburbs of Newcastle, but also you can ride the Metro to visit other towns of interest such as Wallsend (the eastern end of Hadrians Wall), North Shields, Whitley Bay, South Shields and Sunderland.
8. Which of the following Metro Stations is also Newcastle's main line railway station?

Answer: Central Station

All the others are Metro only stations. Trains from the Central Station can take you directly to London, Manchester and other cities in England and to Edinburgh and other cities in Scotland.
9. To whom is the 135 feet high monument, which stands in the heart of the city centre, dedicated?

Answer: Earl Grey

Charles, second Earl Grey (1764 - 1845), was a British Prime Minister between 1830 and 1834. He ensured that, in 1832, the Reform Bill was passed which gave the middle classes a say in the business of Parliament. He was also a leading advocate in the abolition of the slave trade.

At certain times you are able to climb the stairs inside the Monument. The view from the top gives breathtaking views of the city.
10. Into which body of water does the River Tyne flow?

Answer: North Sea

Newcastle is located a few miles from the coast of the North East of England. The North Sea divides the east of the UK from Scandanavia. Thousands travel from there, especially Norway, to take advantage of the cheaper shopping here. Hope you enjoyed the quiz and that it has encouraged some of you to visit.
Source: Author jonrob

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