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1. Newport stands on a river said to have the second highest tidal rise and fall in the world. What is the name of the river?
2. Because of the extreme tidal conditions in the river on which Newport stands, what sort of bridge was constructed near the river mouth to allow ships to pass easily?
3. Newport's cathedral, situated at the top of a hill overlooking the city, is dedicated to which Welsh Saint?
4. In 1839 a violent uprising in Newport ended in death for around 20 men (the true total has never been ascertained) outside the Westgate Hotel. What was the name of the insurgent group?
5. This motorway connects Newport to London, and runs right through the centre of the city. What is it?
6. In 2004, a theatre, controversial in design, was being built on the banks of the river in Newport. As the foundations were being dug, progress was held up for several weeks following the discovery of what?
7. Over the river from the theatre is another Newport landmark - a club called TJ's where many local bands get their first break into the "big time". At one time Newport was dubbed the new Seattle, but which grunge musician is reputed to have proposed to his famous girlfriend in the club?
8. If you boarded a train at Newport's railway station, at which London station would you arrive?
9. Tredegar House, a beautiful mansion on the edge of the city, was once the home of the Morgan family, but is now owned by the City Council. Godfrey Morgan, one of the best loved inhabitants of the house, gave a good deal of land and money to the town in gratitude for his safe return from which battle of 1854, made famous in a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson?
10. In which year did the Celtic Manor Resort on the outskirts of Newport stage the prestigious Ryder Cup?
Source: Author MaggieG
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