Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #78
Set by Saskia  |  43 pts     (2018-12-29)

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1) Who is the patron saint of Edinburgh? (1 pt)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

2) There are 8 Lothian buses which travel the length of Leith Walk, what are they? (8 pts)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

3) The following clues relate to famous people born in Edinburgh; who are they? a) 25.08.30 b) "Bend me, break me, anyway you need me, all I want is you" c) "We start off with high hopes, then we bottle it. We realise that we're all going to die, without really finding out the big answers. We develop all those long-winded ideas which just interpret the reality of our lives in different ways, without really extending our body of worthwhile knowledge, about the big things, the real things. Basically, we live a short disappointing life; and then we die. We fill up our lives with shite, things like careers and relationships to delude ourselves that it isn't all totally pointless." d) Six gold, one silver e) Studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh between 1876-1881 (though he is not best known for his medical career) (5 pts)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

4) In what year did an Edinburgh football team last win the Scottish cup? Who was it? (2 pts)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

5) What international competition did Edinburgh host in 1972 (and not again since)? (1 pt)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

6) Serial killers Burke and Hare share which first name? (1 pt)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

7) Aileen Paterson who died earlier this year wrote which book based in Edinburgh (published in 1989)? (1 pt)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

8) The Seven Hills of Edinburgh race is an annual event which involves running up (and down) 7 hills in Edinburgh. Starting and finishing on Calton Hill, runners must choose their own route, passing through which 6 checkpoints? (6 pts)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

9) Name the following films (including one animation) set in Edinburgh; year of release provided: a) 1969 b) 1994 c) 1996 d) 2007 e) 2010 (5 pts)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

10) Where in Edinburgh does Brigadier Sir Nils Olav reside? (1 pt)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

11) Why is the following number significant for Edinburgh?: 31.4 (1 pt)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

12) What was the City of Edinburgh's population estimated to be in June 2017? (1 pt)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

13) Edinburgh slang: give a rough translation of the following words: a) Shan (adjective) b) Chore (verb) c) Stooshie (noun) (3 pts)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

14) How many council tax bands are there in Edinburgh? (1 pt)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

15) Statues and sculptures. Name the person (a,c) / animal (b,d) / artist (e) / significance of (f) the pieces of public art below: (6 pts)  Saskia:  2018-12-29

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