Shropshire Life Christmas Quiz Answers

PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 January 2100

Shropshire Life Christmas Quiz Answers

Shropshire Life Christmas Quiz Answers

Click here for the answers to our festive quiz ...

As a Christmas treat Shropshire Life isoffered readers the chance to take part in a fantastic festive competition.Susan George from Oswestrywas namesd winner of the below selectionof prizes.

Question answers:

1. Which of the following is not one of the Stiperstones tors?
c) Hells Gutter

2. What is the proper name of the artificial island, constructed in the severe winter of 1812 on the Mere at Ellesmere?
a) Moscow Island

3. How many glacial meres make up Shropshires lake district?
c) 9

4. At 540m above sea level what is the highest point in Shropshire?
a) Brown Clee Hill

5. Which long distance path has been celebrating its 40th anniversary this year?
b) Offas Dyke Path

6. Where is the National Plant Collection of Acanthus held?
a) Bridgnorth

7. What year was the first Shrewsbury Flower Show held?
b) 1875

History & Heritage

8. Which historic site has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of its designation as a World Heritage Site throughout 2011?
a) Ironbridge Gorge

9. What year did Shrewsburys Old St Chads Church fall down?
b) 1788

10. Which church is the oldest in Shropshire?
b) St Peters Church, Melverley

11. Market Drayton used to hold damson fairs in times gone by. What were traders mainly buying damsons for?
a) Dying cloth

12. In 1739 the steeplejack flier Robert Cadman fell to his death while trying to cross the River Severn in Shrewsbury, on a rope suspended from which church spire?
b) St Marys

13. Wilfred Owen is regarded by many as the finest war poet of the 20th Century. On what date was he killed in action during World War One?
c) 4th November 1918

14. And in which country is he buried?
a) France

Myths & Legends

15. What is the name of the hillfort reputed to be the site of Caractacus last stand?
c) Caer Caradoc

16. Old Tom Parr, the Salopian who reputedly lived for 152 years, is buried in which abbey?
b) Westminster Abbey

17. Sabrina is the Roman goddess of which river?
b) The Severn

18. What type of tree is dressed as part of the Aston-on-Clun Arbor Day
c) Black Poplar

19. Over which bridge does the annual battle between the Frost Queen and the Green Man take place?
a) Packhorse Bridge, Clun

20. Richard Munslow is reputed to be the last sin eater a person who would take on the sins of the recently deceased by eating bread and drink over the corpse. In which village was he buried after his own death in 1906?
a) Ratlinghope

Celebrity Shropshire

21. The actor and comedian Greg Davies was born in which Shropshire town?
a) Wem

22. Richard Burton and Billy Connolly both starred in the 1978 film Absolution.In which school was it partly filmed?
a) Ellesmere College

23. Which member of the classical girl group All Angels grew up in Shrewsbury?
a) Melanie Nakhla

24. Michael Palin, best known for being one of the members of Monty Python and for his travel documentaries, was taught at which school?
b) Shrewsbury School

Food & Drink

25. The Shropshire Fidget Pie has been made in the county for over 400 years. Which of the following is not a possible reason for its unusual name?
c) It has 5 ingredients

26. Which of the following is not made in Shropshire?
c)Shrewsbury Blue

27. Which public house is reputed to be the oldest licensed premises in Shrewsbury?
b) The Golden Cross

28. The Three Tuns Brewery, Bishops Castle is the oldest working brewery in Britain. In what year was a brewing license for the site first granted?

Sporting Shropshire

29. Much Wenlock is regarded as the birthplace of the modern Olympic games, but when were the Shropshire Olympics first held in Shrewsbury
a) 1864

30. The London 2012 Olympic mascot has been named Wenlock, in honour of Much Wenlock, but what is the name of the Paralympic mascot?
a) Mandeville

31. How many Olympic Games has Shropshire Archer Alison Williamson competed at?
b) 5

32. In 2007 Shrewsbury Town F.C. moved to its present home at the Greenhous Meadow, but where was its first home ground?
a) Racecourse Ground

33. Which positions Shrewsbury Town F.C. and A.F.C. Telford United come in their respective football leagues at the end of the 2010/11 season?
a) 4th and 2nd

Famous Folk

34. What was Charles Darwins childhood nickname?
a) Gas

35. Michael Hestletine also had an unfortunate nickname, not whilst he was a pupil at Shrewsbury School but as a Member of Parliament. What was it?
c) Tarzan

36. Which Shropshire town is the birthplace of Robert Clive, otherwise known as Clive of India?
c) Styche

37. As a youth Clive of India could have been described as a bit of a wild child. Which of the following misdemeanours did he not do?
c) Set fire to a shop

38. Admiral John Benbow lived in Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, but where is he buried?
a) Kingston, Jamaica

39. Which Salopian founded the charity Save the Children?
a) Eglantine Jebb

40. In which Shropshire church are the ashes of A Shropshire Lad poet A.E. Housman buried?
b) St Laurences, Ludlow

41. Tongue-tied Rev. Spooner twisted his tongue as a pupil at which Shropshire school?
c) OswestrySchool

42. John Osborne, one of the original Angry Young Men, is buried in which Shropshire town?
a) Clun

43. Sir Edward German, musician and composer, was born in Whitchurch. What is arguably his most famous work?
a) Merrie England

General Knowledge

44. The tower at Bridgnorth Castle leans at a greater angle than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but at what angle?
b) 17 degrees

45. The Hayward Restaurant, at The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury, is named after Sam Hayward. What was his occupation?
a) Stage coach driver

46. The family of General De Gaulle lived in which Shropshire village at one stage during World War Two?
c) Dudleston Heath

47. The 200th anniversary of the birth of which Charles will be celebrated in 2012?
c) Charles Dickens

48. How do you spell Shropshires newest World Heritage Site?
a) Pontcysyllte

49. How many tons of iron was needed to build the Iron Bridge?
c) 384

50. Which general stands atop of the Column opposite the Shirehall in Shrewsbury?
c) Rowland Hill

Prize 1: A six bottle case of Journeys End cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Journeys End is a stunning boutique winery located in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, producing elegant, hand-crafted, award-winning wines. Journeys End Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 is full of rich, ripe cassis and blackcurrant fruit flavours backed with hints of green pepper, eucalyptus and sweet almond. It makes a very classy match to full flavoured stews and warming winter dishes.

Avaliable at Tanners Wines Ltd,; and other independent wine retailers.

Terms & conditions: All entrants must be aged 18 years over. A full UK mainland address and telephone number must be provided for delivery purposes.

Prize 2: A location photo shoot along with a 16x12 print and two 10x8 prints courtesy of The Little Big Picture

The Little Big Picture offer a friendly, relaxed and no pressure family photography service in Telford, Shropshire and the West Midlands. No family is the same thats why all sessions are a unique, custom experience that allows your story to be captured.

The Little Big Picture- - 07824 772752

Terms & conditions: The location shoot must be taken within Shropshire and in accordance with The Little Big Photography. The prize is valid for 6 months after the closing date and is not transferrable without prior contact.

Prize 3: A pair of Popper Boots (calf height) from Celtic Sheepskin

Since the 1970s Celtic Sheepskin has been allowing you to warm up your wardrobe for winter with beautifully handcrafted British boots and clothes in the finest materials nature has to offer; from sumptuous sheepskin to comfortingly soft wool.

Stockist enquiries: 01637 871605 -

Prize 4: A family pass to Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire

Drayton Manor Theme Parks amazing Thomas Land will be open as part of Draytons Magical Christmas (26th Nov to 2nd Jan 2012). New for this year is Santas Magical Workshop. Ben 10: Ultimate Mission rollercoaster and zoo also open.

Terms and Conditions: The family pass is for 4 people and admits entry once during the March-November 2012 season. Winners will be issued with a reference number, which must be presented at the ticket booth prior to entry into the park. No cash refund or alternative. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Prize 5: A B&B stay for two at Hatherley Manor and a bottle of chilled Prosecco in your room on arrival

Located in the Cotswolds, Hatherley Manor is a charming 17th century manor house hotel set amid a 37-acre parkland estate. Perfect for a cosy winter break, the three-star hotel is close to both Cheltenham and Gloucester and is also within easy reach of the Forest of Dean, local castles, vineyards and stately homes.

01452 730 217

Terms & Conditions: Prize must be taken in accordance with Hatherley Manor

Prize 6: A 12 month subscription to Shropshire Life

Treat yourself or a friend to a premium county magazine every month with this 12 month subscription.

Shropshire Life magazine is part of Great British Life, published by Archant, the UKs largest independently owned regional media business and is a celebration of all that is great about life in this wonderful county.

Terms and Conditions: The subscription can be activated for the winner or passed to a friend or relative. The subscription will commence from the next available issue after the postal details are received.

Prize 7: A Refresh & Revive day for one person at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa, Leicestershire

Choose how to relax from either Back, Shoulder and Neck Massage and Ragdale Introductory Facial or a Refresh and Revive Face and Back Therapy

Ragdale Hall gift vouchers can make the perfect Christmas present. Available in monetary amounts from 25 or for days or overnight breaks, they are the ideal Christmas gift.

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa, Ragdale Village, Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 3PB - 01664 434831 -

Terms & conditions: The prize must be taken in accordance with Ragdale Health Hydro and Thermal Spa.

Prize 8: A pay as you go Vodafone Smart Mobile and Sure Signal box

Quick and easy to install, plugging into a broadband line with a download speed of at least 1MB per second, Vodafone Sure Signal brings users better, more reliable 3G coverage indoors and works with all 3G handsets on the Vodafone network. Up to 32 people can be registered to use Sure Signal and four people can use it simultaneously. The Smart Mobile offers access to more than 150,000 apps on Android Market, helps you navigate with Google Maps and keeps you in touch with email. With a 2-megapixel zoom camera and a 2.9-inch capacitive touchscreen, Vodafone Smart users can capture experiences and stay connected on WiFi and Bluetooth

Stockist details:

Prize 9: A limited edition, London 2012 Olympic Games Commemorative Teddy Bear courtesy of Merrythought

Merrythought are offering one reader the opportunity to visit their historic factory, watch the teddy bears being made and choose their own Olympic teddy bear to take home.

These highly collectible mohair teddy bears are hand-made in Shropshire by Merrythought, Britains oldest remaining teddy bear manufacturer and official licensee of the London 2012 Olympic Games. There are just 2012 of these Olympic bears available in a choice of blue, green or pink.

Merrythought Ltd., Ironbridge, Shropshire TF8 7NJ - 01952 433 116 -

Terms & Conditions: Prize must be taken in accordance with Merrythought

Prize 10: A 6 course tasting menu for two guests including canaps and two glasses of champagne on arrival at Fishmore Hall

Fishmore Hall is a 15 Bedroom hotel on the outskirts of Ludlow. The restaurant, Forelles at Fishmore, offers fine dining meals 7 days per week. Particularly renowned for the 6 or 9 course local tasting menus but also offers a range of dishes on the 3 course a la carte menu. Fishmore Hall, Fishmore Road, Ludlow, SY8 3DP - 01584 875148 -

Terms & conditions: Valid every day for lunch or dinner, subject to availability. Must be taken within 6 months of the competition closing date. All other drinks and extras to be settled on departure.

Prize 11: A luxury filled hamper from Ludlow Food Centre

Ludlow Food Centre is the best place in the region to shop for Christmas food and foodie gifts. They make a large range of great value food hampers that have really tasty and unique foods. There is award winning cheese, bread, cakes, desserts, jams and pickles not to mention estate reared rare breed meat. The Food Centre is open 7 days a week.

Order online:

Prize 12: A family pass giving entry into all 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Whether you are interested in a recreated Victorian Town, fine china, decorative tiles or the history of iron making, its all to be found in this World Heritage Site.

01952 433424

Terms & Conditions: The Family Pass is for two adults and up to three children aged under 18 and is for one admission to all 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums. The prize is valid for one year.

This competition has now closed.

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