Here’s a Quiz All About Scotland!

One of the few moments of enjoyment I’ve been having during lockdown has been taking part in some lockdown quizzes! Some have been with family and friends online, and more recently since lockdown eased a bit in Scotland, some have been in our gardens whilst socially distanced! I thought, therefore, it might be a good idea whilst we’re still all stuck inside or in our gardens mostly to put up a Scottish themed quiz for you all to do to quell the boredom! There are 6 rounds, each a different category. I’ve tried to throw in mix of difficulty in each round so some will be quite easy to answer and others more difficult! Answers at the end.

Questions

Round 1 – Scottish Music

  1. What is the real name of Scottish singer/songwriter KT Turnstall?
  2. What year did The Proclaimers release their famous single I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)?
  3. Which Scottish singer had a hit with Walking on Broken Glass?
  4. Who is the lead singer of Scottish band Franz Ferdinand?
  5. Who wrote and sung the famous Scottish song Caledonia?
  6. Which Abba song mentions Glasgow in the lyrics?
  7. Which Scottish singer topped the US Billboard charts with the single Someone You Loved in 2019?
  8. Which Scottish singer that came 2nd in Britain’s Got Talent was listed by Times magazine as the 7th most influential person in the world in 2010?
  9. Which political party did Runrig singer Donnie Munro represent when he stood for parliament in the 1990s?
  10.  How old was Paolo Nutini when he released his debut album These Streets?

Round 2 – Scottish Geography

  1. What is the longest river in Scotland?
  2. How many Munros are there in Scotland?
  3. Where in Scotland would you find the Tomb of Eagles?
  4. What is the second highest mountain in Scotland?
  5. In which Scottish city would you find the Water of Leith?
  6. What is the capital of the Isle of Lewis?
  7. Which loch does Urquhart Castle sit beside?
  8. What is the highest peak on the Isle of Skye?
  9. Name Scotland’s 7 cities.
  10. Which town in Scotland is the famous Kelpies statues located?

Round 3 – Scottish Film & TV

  1. Which town does Scottish Hollywood actor Gerrard Butler come from?
  2. Name the 3 Scottish actors who have played Doctor Who.
  3. Which Scottish island was the famous children’s TV series Balamory filmed?
  4. Who directed the famous 1996 Scottish movie Trainspotting?
  5. In which 1986 movie starring Sean Connery does the historic Eilean Donan Castle feature in?
  6. Which Scottish TV program does the famous line “There’s been a murder!” come from?
  7. Which village was the Scottish soap opera Take the High Road set in?
  8. What is the name of the character played by actor Stephen Purdon in the Scottish soap opera River City?
  9. Which actor plays the character of Highland Warrior Jamie Fraser in the TV series Outlander?
  10. Which character does Margot Robbie play in the 2018 movie Mary Queen of Scots?

Round 4 – Scottish Food & Drink

  1. The Gaelic for whisky is Uisge Beatha. What is its literal meaning in English?
  2. What is the term given in Scotland to the whisky that evaporates in the aged barrels?
  3. What is Scotland’s national dish?
  4. According to their famous advertising campaign, what was Irn Bru made from?
  5. What is Cullen Skink?
  6. Which town is the famous Tunnocks Factory based?
  7. Which town was famous Scottish brewer BrewDog founded in?
  8. What Scottish sweet is made with the core ingredients of Sugar, Butter and Condensed Milk?
  9. What is a Hot Toddy?
  10. What are the 3 main ingredients in the Scottish biscuit Shortbread?

Round 5 – Scottish History

  1. In which town was Mary Queen of Scots born?
  2. Which famous Scottish poet was born in Alloway in Ayrshire?
  3. Name the two clans involved in the Glencoe Massacre of 1692.
  4. Where is Robert the Bruce’s heart buried?
  5. Which town in Scotland does William Wallace come from?
  6. From which clan does Rob Roy belong to?
  7. Who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from Scotland after the defeat of the Jacobite’s in the Battle of Culloden in 1746?
  8. Which Scottish-born scientist invented the telephone?
  9. Which Scottish architect and artist designed the main Glasgow School of Art building?
  10. In which city was Sir Walter Scott born?

Round 6 – Scottish Sport

  1. In which Scottish town did Rugby Sevens originate?
  2. Which Scottish football team play at Fir Park?
  3. Which famous Scottish cyclist was the Queen’s Baton Final Runner in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games?
  4. Which Scottish snooker player won the World Championship 7 times in the 1990s?
  5. Which Scottish driver was Formula 1 champion 3 times between 1969 and 1973?
  6. Which individual player has scored the most goals in the Scottish Premier League to date?
  7. Which Scottish darts player won the World Professional Darts Championship twice in the 1980s?
  8. In which competition did Andy Murray win his first Grand Slam?
  9. Which Scottish football player won the UEFA Champions League with his team in 1997?
  10. How far is Tannadice Stadium from Dens Park Stadium in Dundee?

Answers

Round 1 – Scottish Music

  1. Kate Victoria Turnstall
  2. 1988
  3. Annie Lennox
  4. Alex Kapranos
  5. Dougie MacLean
  6. Super Trouper
  7. Lewis Capaldi
  8. Susan Boyle
  9. Labour
  10.  19

Round 2 – Scottish Geography

  1. The River Tay
  2. 282
  3. Orkney
  4. Ben Macdui
  5. Edinburgh
  6. Stornoway
  7. Loch Ness
  8. Sgùrr Alasdair
  9. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth and Stirling.
  10. Falkirk

Round 3 – Scottish Film & TV

  1. Paisley
  2. Peter Capaldi, David Tennant and Sylvester McCoy.
  3. The Isle of Mull.
  4. Danny Boyle
  5. Highlander
  6. Taggart
  7. Glendarroch
  8. Shell suit Bob
  9. Sam Heughan
  10.  Queen Elizabeth I

Round 4 – Scottish Food & Drink

  1. The Water of Life
  2. The Angels’ Share
  3. Haggis
  4. Girders
  5. A Smoked Haddock Soup
  6. Uddingston
  7. Fraserburgh
  8. Tablet
  9. A hot whisky drink
  10. Butter, Caster Sugar and Flour

Round 5 – Scottish History

  1. Linlithgow
  2. Robert Burns
  3. The Campbells and the MacDonalds
  4. Melrose Abbey
  5. Elderslie
  6. MacGregor Clan
  7. Flora MacDonald
  8. Alexander Bell
  9. Charles Rennie Mackintosh
  10. Edinburgh

Round 6 – Scottish Sport

  1. Melrose
  2. Motherwell F.C.
  3. Sir Chris Hoy
  4. Stephen Hendry
  5. Jackie Stewart
  6. Kris Boyd (164 goals)
  7. Jocky Wilson
  8. The US Open
  9. Paul Lambert
  10. 0.2 miles (0.32km)

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