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Three, Two, One Trivia Quiz


Three, Two, One, Go! We're off for a drive along the A321, an English road about 30 miles to the West of London. Surely a quiz on the A321 is going to be one of the most boring on FunTrivia. Well fasten your seatbelt, start the engine and let's find out.

A multiple-choice quiz by glendathecat. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
glendathecat
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
322,053
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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1. "A" roads are the second highest classification of British roads, ranked in order of importance. What is the highest classification? Hint

Freeways
Car Parks
Autobahns
Motorways

2. The A321 starts at Henley, venue for a famous annual rowing regatta. The river on which this regatta takes place is reflected in the full name of the town, which is Henley-on-WHAT?
Hint

Severn
Clyde
Trent
Thames

3. Proceeding southward along the A321, we pass Templecombe to the left hand side of the road. Here you will find a stone circle known as the Druids' Temple that was transported from the Channel Islands in 1787. From which island did it come? Hint

Lewis
Jersey
Tresco
Harris

4. Also to the left of the A321 is the intriguingly named village of Crazies Hill. Can you sniff out how it came to be so named? Hint

It used to be the site of a lunatic asylum
The hill is so steep that you'd have to be crazy to live there
The local river is full of crayfish
It is derived from a local name for buttercups

5. Three miles into our journey, we arrive in the village of Wargrave. The parish church of St. Mary had to be rebuilt after an arson attack in June, 1914. Which group of people was thought to be responsible? Hint

Drug addicts
Russian terrorists
Suffragettes
Atheists

6. Whilst in Wargrave, we can visit Fairmans, for many years owned by actor Robert Morley. In the eighteenth century, though, it was the home of Richard "Hellgate" Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore. Given the house's twentieth century owner, it is rather appropriate that Barrymore had which structure built here, that was said to be one of the finest in Britain? Hint

A cinema
A theatre
An observatory
A brothel

7. Two miles further along the A321 we come to the town of Twyford and its adjoining neighbour, Ruscombe. Which US state takes its name from the man who lived out his final years here, between 1710 and 1718? Hint

Pennsylvania
Louisiana
Washington
Delaware

8. The A321 continues to Wokingham which, it seems is a most desirable place in which to live. What title was it given in 2007? Hint

Town in which pets live longest
Town with the most eligible bachelors
Town with the best quality of life in the UK
Town with the lowest average house prices

9. Four miles on from Wokingham, we have the option of turning left onto the B3348 for a mile's drive to the village of Crowthorne. The village is home to the prestigious Wellington College and also to a quite different kind of establishment known as Broadmoor. What would you find at Broadmoor? Hint

Mental patients
Zoo animals
Asylum seekers
Sporting memorabilia

10. After nearly 18 miles, the A321 completes its course at Sandhurst, by merging into the A331. Here you will find a training academy; but who is being trained? Hint

Chefs
Army officers
Midwives
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "A" roads are the second highest classification of British roads, ranked in order of importance. What is the highest classification?

Answer: Motorways

Motorway is the highest classification of British road followed by A, B, C, D and U for unclassified. C, D and U classifications are for the benefit of road planners and shouldn't appear on public signs, although there are occasional exceptions to this rule. Strictly speaking we might also include A(M) roads which are stretches of A roads that have been upgraded to motorway status.

"A" roads around London are classified by which of four zones they fall into - 1, 2, 3 or 4. The boundaries between these zones are the A1, A3 and A4 roads as they come outwards from London, together with the river Thames which serves as the boundary between zones 1 and 2 rather than the A2. Thus, the 3 at the beginning of the A321 indicates that at least part of it is located in zone 3 between the A3 and A4.
2. The A321 starts at Henley, venue for a famous annual rowing regatta. The river on which this regatta takes place is reflected in the full name of the town, which is Henley-on-WHAT?

Answer: Thames

The regatta was first staged in 1839 and, since 1851 when Prince Albert consented to be the patron, has been known as the Royal Henley regatta. The reigning British monarch is now automatically the patron. Crews race on a straight course that measures 1 mile 550 yards (2112 metres) from start to finish.
3. Proceeding southward along the A321, we pass Templecombe to the left hand side of the road. Here you will find a stone circle known as the Druids' Temple that was transported from the Channel Islands in 1787. From which island did it come?

Answer: Jersey

Field-Marshal Henry Seymour Conway was Governor of Jersey and helped the islanders repel at least two French invasions. They could have given him cufflinks or a gold watch but chose to show their appreciation by presenting him with a 45-piece stone circle recently discovered at St. Helier. Conway was also vocal in opposing Britain's attempts to retain the American colonies.

Tresco is part of the Scilly Isles, whilst Lewis and Harris both lie north of the border in Scotland.
4. Also to the left of the A321 is the intriguingly named village of Crazies Hill. Can you sniff out how it came to be so named?

Answer: It is derived from a local name for buttercups

Quite why buttercups came to be known as crazies in local dialect is unclear. The herbalist, William Thomas Fernie, in his book "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure" (1895), speculates that they were either thought capable of inducing madness or that it was a corruption of "Christ's Eye".

The Druid's Temple at Templecombe isn't the only structure to have been moved from its original site. At Crazies Hill you can visit Summerfield House which was the original town hall for Henley-on-Thames, built in 1790. This was dismantled and brought, brick by brick, to its new home in 1898.

You will also find an ancient well now known as Rebecca's well and formerly known as Rebra's well. It was restored in 1870 by an enthusiastic Victorian clergyman who either decided that Rebra was a rendering of Rebecca or, more likely, decided to Christianise a pagan site by linking it to a biblical story. It is now an English Heritage Grade II listed building and bears the inscription:
'Rebeka and the Servants of Abraham at the well of Nahor.
And the servants ran to meet her and said let I pray thee drink a little water of thy pitcher'.
5. Three miles into our journey, we arrive in the village of Wargrave. The parish church of St. Mary had to be rebuilt after an arson attack in June, 1914. Which group of people was thought to be responsible?

Answer: Suffragettes

Two unfamiliar women had been seen outside the church just before the fire and pro-suffragette postcards were also found at the scene. If suffragettes were responsible, it was one of their final acts of violent disobedience as these were suspended two months later at the outbreak of World War One. Wargrave was allegedly chosen because the vicar refused to allow brides to omit the word "obey" from the marriage service.
6. Whilst in Wargrave, we can visit Fairmans, for many years owned by actor Robert Morley. In the eighteenth century, though, it was the home of Richard "Hellgate" Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore. Given the house's twentieth century owner, it is rather appropriate that Barrymore had which structure built here, that was said to be one of the finest in Britain?

Answer: A theatre

The 60,000 that it cost Barrymore to build his theatre in 1789 would be worth several million pounds today. Can you go and see the theatre? No. Barrymore's gambling debts overtook him; the bailiffs moved in and the theatre was dismantled in 1792!

Barrymore's short life was so action packed that he really deserves a quiz to himself rather than a single question. He would gamble on virtually anything. One story relates that he lost one bet in quite comical fashion. The wager was that he would not beat a very rotund man over 100 yards, provided that the other had a 35 yard start. Being a keen sportsman this seemed like easy money. His fatal mistake, though, was to allow his opponent to choose the course. They ran in an alley so narrow that Barrymore could easily catch his target but not pass him.

He died at the age of only 24, having accidentally shot himself - another fatal mistake - and having spent over 300,000.
7. Two miles further along the A321 we come to the town of Twyford and its adjoining neighbour, Ruscombe. Which US state takes its name from the man who lived out his final years here, between 1710 and 1718?

Answer: Pennsylvania

Penn lived at Ruscombe House which was subsequently demolished in 1830. Sadly, he died penniless and was buried in an unmarked grave. As well as giving his name to Pennsylvania, he is also immortalised in the Pennfields housing estate in Ruscombe.
8. The A321 continues to Wokingham which, it seems is a most desirable place in which to live. What title was it given in 2007?

Answer: Town with the best quality of life in the UK

Wokingham had to give up its crown the following year, to Elmbridge in Surrey.
9. Four miles on from Wokingham, we have the option of turning left onto the B3348 for a mile's drive to the village of Crowthorne. The village is home to the prestigious Wellington College and also to a quite different kind of establishment known as Broadmoor. What would you find at Broadmoor?

Answer: Mental patients

Broadmoor is a high-security psychiatric hospital that houses many notorious murderers. It was opened in 1863, four years after Wellington College.

Alumni of both establishments include Christopher Lee, Sebastian Faulks, George Orwell, Will Young, Ronnie Kray and Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe. I'll let you work out which is which.
10. After nearly 18 miles, the A321 completes its course at Sandhurst, by merging into the A331. Here you will find a training academy; but who is being trained?

Answer: Army officers

The Royal Military Academy was established at Sandhurst in 1802, although it was then known as the Royal Military College. Coincidentally, this was at exactly the same time as West Point in America and Saint-Cyr in France.

If the British army is ever short of strong, young men, it could do worse than look at Sandhurst's tug of war team. They were outdoor world club champions in 2000 and 2006.
Source: Author glendathecat

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